Ella Purnell Biography, Height, Age, Family, Boyfriend, Movies, TV & Facts

Ella Purnell Biography – An English actress who started acting at the age of nine!

Family Background of Ella Purnell:

Ella Purnell is an English actress born on September 17, 1996, in Tower Hamlets, London. Her mother, Suzy Purnell, is a Yoga teacher. And her father, Simon Reid, is a businessman.

Ella Purnell’s mother and step-dad

However, both her parents separated after she had been born. Her mom then married to Jon Squirrell who owns a gym named The Vault Gym in London.

Also, her father started his new family with Isabelle. Purnell has three younger half brothers named Noa, Enzo, and Leon Reid, from her father’s second marriage.

Purnell’s father and step-mother

Although she grew up with her mom and step-dad, she is still close to her father and his new family.


She did her schooling at Forest School and City of London School for Girls in London. Later, she also attended Young Actors Theatre Islington (YATI).

Ella Purnell’s siblings.

Apart from that, she has studied acting, dancing, and singing at Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Ella Purnell Biography:

Ella Purnell's Profile
Personal Life
Full NameElla Summer Purnell
NicknameNot known
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1996
Age24 years (in 2021)
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
Birth PlaceTower Hamlets, London
EducationForest School, London.
City of London School for Girls, London.
Physical Stats
(1.63 m)
(163 cm)
WeightNot known
Hair ColorBrown
Eye ColorBrown
Family & Relationships
Simon Reid
Jon Squirrell (step-dad)
MotherSuzy Purnell
Isabelle (step-mom)
Siblings3 half-brothers (Enzo, Noa, and Leon Reid)
Marital StatusUnmarried
BoyfriendRob Raco
TV DebutCyberbully
Movie DebutNever Let Me Go

Ella Purnell Movies Career:

She started acting at the age of nine only. She did her first act in the music play titled Oliver after joining Sylvia Young Theatre.

After a great start in theatre, Purnell did her first movie aged 14 as a young version of Keira Knightley in Never Let Me Go in the year 2010. The same year, she appeared in her second movie called Ways to Live Forever.


In 2011, she first appeared in the American horror drama titled Intruders as Mia, and later starred in an English short film named Candy with Luke Allen-Gale and Ben Chamberlain. She then appeared in a very short role in Kick-Ass 2.


Later, in 2014, Ella Purnell portrayed the young version of main character Maleficent (played by Angelina Jolie) in the movie of the same name. The same year, she featured (as a lead role) in Wildlike with Bruce Greenwood and Brian Geraghty.


In 2016, she appeared in The Journey Is the Destination as Amy Eldon. Then, she starred in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children as one of the main characters along with actors like Eva Green, Chris O’Dowd, and Asa Butterfield.

Subsequently, in 2017, Ella starred in British drama titled Churchill, where she played the role of Helen Garrett. The same year, she appeared in Access All Areas as Mia.


In 2018, she cast in UFO (a Hollywood sci-fi movie) as a main character with other actors including Alex Sharp, Gillian Anderson, and David Strathairn.

Three years later, she starred in Army of the Dead, a Netflix movie based on the theme of zombie heist, with actor and former wrestler Dave Bautista.

Television Career:

Purnell made her TV debut in 2015 with the British show called Cyberbully. She portrayed the character of Megan Turner in the show with Maisie Williams who played the lead role in the show.


Later, in 2018, she appeared in BBC’s mini-series titled Ordeal by Innocence. Then, Ella played the lead role in Sweetbitter (both season 1 and 2). She starred in the series with the likes of Tom Sturridge, Caitlin FitzGerald, and Evan Jonigkeit.


In 2020, she appeared in Belgravia, a historical themed show based on the novel of the same name. Then, in 2021, she appeared in the netflix series called Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas.

Purnell’s upcoming television show is titled as Yellowjackets where she’d be sharing screen with stars like Sophie NĂ©lisse, Peter Gadiot, Sammi Hanratty, Keeya King, and Courtney Eaton.

Facts about Ella Purnell:

  • She’s associated with a charity called YoungMinds which works for mental health of young people.
  • She has played the body-double of the young version of Jane Clayton in The Legend of Tarzan.
  • Ella Purnell’s boyfriend’s name is Rob Raco.
  • She doesn’t like romantic movies.


  • She has inked several tattoos on her body.
  • Her style icon is Barbadian singer and actress Rihanna.
  • She had worked in a pub in England.
  • In 2015, she won Best Actress Award for Wildlike at various International Film Festivals.

Frequently asked questions on Google:

Q1: What is the height of Ella Purnell?

Ans: 5ft. 3″ (1.63 m or 163 cm)

Q2: What is the age of Purnell?

Ans: 24 years (in 2021)

Q3: Who is the partnerof Ella Purnell?

Ella Purnell with her boyfriend

Ans: She is dating actor and musician Rob Raco (Robert Joseph).


Q4: What is the net worth of Purnell?

Ans: Not known

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