Ella Purnell - Biography

Last Modified: Nov 16, 2022

Ella Purnell
Profession: Actress
Best Known For: Churchill (Film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: $3 million

Personal Details

Born on : September 17, 1996 (age 26)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Ella Summer Purnell
Birth Place: London, UK
Horoscope: Virgo
Father's Name: Simon Reid
Mother's Name: Suzy Purnell
Siblings: 3

Enzo Reid (half-brother)
Noa Reid (half-brother)
Leon Reid (half-brother)

High School: Forest School
University: Young Actors Theatre Islington, Sylvia Young Theatre School.
Ethnicity: English
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: In Relationship
Boyfriend Name: Max Bennett Kelly

Body Measurements

Height: 1.63 meter (5 feet 4 inch)
Weight: 52 kg (114.64 lb)
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: 6 US
Dress Size: 4 US
Breast Size: 33 inch
Waist Size: 24 inch
Hip Size: 34 inch
Bra Size: 32
Cup Size: A

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Who is Ella Purnell?

Ella Purnell is an English actress by profession. She was best known for playing in the films Churchill, Army of the Dead, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and the TV series Sweetbitter

Ella Purnell with her mother (Image: Instagram)

Ella Purnell – Age, Parents, Siblings

Ella Purnell was born in the Tower Hamlets borough of London on 17 September 1996. Her mother's name is Suzy Purnell and her father's name is Simon Reid. 

Soon after her parent's divorce, her father Simon Reid married a woman named Isabelle and had three sons, Enzo Reid, Noa Reid, and Leon Reid, also her mother married another man Jon Squirrell.  Ella is also close to all of her half-three brothers.

Education, Ethnicity

Ella Purnell studied at Forest School in London, which was known as the city of London School for Girls. She also attended the Young Actors Theatre Islington and Sylvia Young Theatre School.

Her ethnicity includes English and her nationality is British.

Ella Purnell with her three half brothers (Image: Instagram)

Ella Purnell – Boyfriend, Relationship

Ella Purnell was in a romantic relationship with James Coates who is known as an English musician and singer-songwriter. In 2021, Ella Purnell was reported to be dating the Italian actor and model Rob Raco but the couple had eventually broken up. 

Currently, she is dating Max Bennett Kelly, who she often features on her social media page.

Ella Purnell, Max Bennett Kelly (Image: Instagram - posted March 2022)

Ella Purnell- Career

Early days 

Before movies, Ella Purnell attended a weekly class of studying acting, singing, and dancing at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Purnell got her first stage role in the year 2008 at The Theater Royal in London where she landed a role in Oliver!.

Her debut screen role was in the 2010 film Never Let Me Go as young Ruth. This was followed by appearances in the films Intruders (2011), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Maleficent (2014), etc. Purnell's role as Emma Bloom in the 2016 fantasy film Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children gained her much recognition.

Films, Series

Since then Ella Purnell has starred in the films Churchill (2017) as Helen Garrett, UFO (2018) as Natalie, and in the 2021 Netflix film Army of the Dead as Kate Ward.

Other TV films in which she has been credited include Cyberbully (2015) as Megan, Sweetbitter (2018-2019) as Tess, Belgravia (2020) as Lady Maria Grey, etc.

Ella Purnell In the movie Never Let Me Go (Image: We Hear It)


In the TV film Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas Ella Purnell has worked with Anya Chalotra, Tig Notaro, Ana de la Reguera, Jena Malone, and Monica Barbaro.

Ella Purnell – Awards, Nominations

In 2015, Purnell was nominated for the best actress category at seven film festivals, among which she won five; namely Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Gasparilla International Film Festival, Richmond International Film Festival, Twister Alley International Film Festival, Myrtle Beach International Film Festival. 

Ella Purnell – NetWorth, Salary

The net worth of Ella Purnell is estimated to be around $3 million. Her salary is under review.

Ella Purnell – Instagram, Twitter, facebook

On Social media, she handles Instagram with over 500k followers. Although she is absent on Facebook and Twitter, fan accounts have been set up in her name.

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