Ella Purnell Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Ella Purnell Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More

Ella Summer Purnell is an English actress who was born on September 17, 1996. She began her career on the West End and in the films Never Let Me Go (2010), Intruders (2011), Wildlike, and Maleficent (both 2014).

Purnell later appeared on television in the BBC drama Ordeal by Innocence (2018), the Starz series Sweetbitter (2018-2019), the ITV miniseries Belgravia (2020), and the Showtime thriller Yellowjackets (2021–).

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Churchill (2017), and Army of the Dead (2018) are among her films (2021). She portrayed Jinx in Netflix's Arcane and Gwyn in the Paramount+-Nickelodeon series Star Trek: Prodigy (both 2021).

Early years

Ella Summer Purnell was born on September 17, 1996 in the East London neighbourhood of Whitechapel and raised in Bethnal Green. She went to Bethnal Green Montessori, Forest School, City of London School for Girls, and Islington Young Actors Theatre. She also went to the Sylvia Young Theatre School on a weekly basis to study acting, singing, and dancing, and was represented by their in-house talent agency.


Purnell beat out hundreds of other girls in 2008 for a part in Oliver! at London's Theatre Royal, Drury Lane. She won the role of Young Ruth (played by Keira Knightley as an adult) in Mark Romanek's Never Let Me Go, a feature film based on Kazuo Ishiguro's novel of the same name. It was released to positive reviews in 2010. She was then cast as Kayleigh in Gustavo Ron's Ways to Live Forever, based on Sally Nicholls' book, and as Mia in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo's Intruders. Purnell was named one of the ten UK Stars of Tomorrow by Screen International. In June 2011, she also appeared in the BBC HD film short Candy.

Purnell played the character Dolce in the 2013 feature film Kick-Ass 2. The following year, she starred in the independent film WildLike, for which she received a number of film festival accolades, and she played the adolescent version of Angelina Jolie's titular character in Disney's Maleficent. Purnell appeared in Tim Burton's adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, based on Ransom Riggs' novel of the same name, in 2016. She portrayed Mia in Access All Areas in 2017. Purnell was cast as Winston Churchill's secretary Helen Garrett in the historical drama film Churchill later that year.


Purnell starred as Hester Argyll in the BBC miniseries Ordeal By Innocence, based on Agatha Christie's novel of the same name, in 2018. Purnell later that year starred in the Starz show Sweetbitter, based on Stephanie Danler's novel of the same name. She portrayed Tess, a naive 22-year-old who moves to New York City in search of a new life and becomes engrossed in the world of fine dining. Starz announced the cancellation of the series in December 2019. Purnell will appear as Lady Maria Grey in Julian Fellowes' period drama Belgravia, which will be co-produced by ITV and Epix in 2020. She debuted as Jackie in the Showtime drama series Yellowjackets in 2021. Later that year, she voiced Gwyn in the Star Trek: Prodigy animated series and Jinx in the Netflix animated series Arcane.

Purnell's personal life As of 2019, he resides in Los Angeles, California.



2010Never Let Me GoYoung Ruth
Ways to Live ForeverKayleigh
2011CandyCandyShort film
2013Kick-Ass 2Dolce
MaleficentTeen Maleficent
2016The Journey is the DestinationAmy
The Legend of TarzanYoung Jane PorterUncredited
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar ChildrenEmma Bloom
2017ChurchillHelen Garrett
Access All AreasMia
2021Army of the DeadKate Ward


2015CyberbullyMeganTelevision film
2018Ordeal by InnocenceHester ArgyllMiniseries, 3 episodes
2018–2019SweetbitterTessMain role, 14 episodes
2020BelgraviaLady Maria GreyMiniseries, 6 episodes
2021–presentStar Trek: ProdigyGwynVoice role
Main role, 20 episodes
YellowjacketsJackieMain role, 10 episodes
ArcaneJinxVoice role
Main role, 9 episodes
TBAArmy of the Dead: Lost VegasKate WardVoice role, upcoming series
Main role, upcoming series


2017NativesASouthwark Playhouse

Video games

2022Star Trek Prodigy: SupernovaGwynVoice role

Awards and nominations

2015WildLikeLos Angeles Independent Film FestivalBest ActressWon
Hill Country Film FestivalBest ActressNominated
Gasparilla International Film FestivalBest Female PerformanceWon
Naperville Independent Film FestivalBest ActressNominated
Twister Alley International Film FestivalBest Actress – Feature FilmWon
Myrtle Beach International Film FestivalBest ActressWon
Richmond International Film FestivalBest ActressWon
2021ArcaneAnnie AwardsOutstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Television/Broadcast ProductionWon

Ella Purnell Biography

Real NameElla Summer Purnell
Birth Date17 September 1996
Age (as of 2022)26 Years
Birth PlaceLondon, United Kingdom
Sun signVirgo

Physical Statistics

Heightin feet inches – 5’ 4” – in Centimetres – 163 cm
Weightin Kilograms – 52 kg  –  in Pounds –  115 lbs
Body Measurements33-24-34
Shoe Size6.5 (U.S.)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
Body TypeSlim


FatherSimon Reid
MotherSuzy Purnell
SisterNot Known
BrotherThree (Enzo, Noa & Leon Reid)


SchoolCity of London School for Girls, Forest School
CollegeSylvia Young Theatre School, Young Actors’ Theatre Islington

Relationship Status

Marital StatusIn Relations


  • She was represented by the in-house talent agency of Sylvia Young Theatre School.
  • She is currently residing in Brooklyn, New York.
  • At the age of 12, she started working in theatrical production.
  • In 2008 she auditioned for the musical show named Oliver! at The Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London.
  • In 2015 she was nominated for her work in Wildlike at Hill Country Film Festival for Best Actress and Naperville Independent Films Festival for Best Actress.
  • Ella would be seen in Army of the Dead along with a Bollywood actress Huma Qureshi.
  • She has appeared on a talk show named Late Night with Seth Meyers.

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