This Jamaican-British-Polish actress scored a breakout role in 2019's Charlie's Angels. Here are some interesting things you may not have known about the athlete, model, and movie star.
1. What you don't know about Ella Balinska
This stunning actress made her acting debut appearing in the film Junction 9, but became well-known for her role in 2019's Charlie's Angels. Read on to get to know this actress just a bit better!
2. How old is Ella Balinksa?
Ella was born on October 4, 1996, in London, England, making her 24 years old.
3. What is Ella Balinksa's heritage?
Ella's mother is a Jamaican-English TV chef and former fashion model named Lorraine Pascale, while her father is a Polish jazz musician named Kazimierz "Kaz" Balinski-Jundzill. Ella considers her heritage a mix of British, Polish, and Caribbean. Her parents split amicably in 2000, but Ella has worn her mother's engagement ring for years in honor of both of them.
4. Where did Ella go to school?
Ella attended the James Allen Girls' School, one of the oldest girls' schools in London. She left the school in 2015 for the Guildford School of Acting. She graduated from GSA in 2018, and credits the training she received there with helping her succeed as an actor.
5. What else has Ella appeared in?
Apart from her breakout role in Charlie's Angels, Ella has appeared in Casualty, an episode of Midsomer Murders, and A Modern Tale. Her most recent film, the horror movie Run Sweetheart Run, debuted at Sundance in 2020 and will eventually release on Amazon Prime.
6. What are Ella's favorite movies?
In an interview with Vogue UK, Ella gushed about her love for the animated Studio Ghibli films and their approach to writing strong female characters. She's particularly a fan of Princess Mononoke, Nausicaa, and Howl's Moving Castle.
7. Has Ella won any awards?
She was nominated by The National Film Awards in the UK as Best Actress and Best Newcomer for her performance in Charlie's Angels, and received another Rising Star nomination by Screen Nation for her work in Athena. Oh, and she also threw the javelin for Team London!
8. Is Ella on any social media?
She is! You can follow her @ellabalinksa on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She favors Instagram, posting gorgeous pictures on a daily basis.
9. Has Ella done any other work?
Before she got into acting, Ella did some light work as a model. At 5'11", it would almost be a crime not to have this statuesque beauty take to the catwalk! She also appeared on the 2020 Entertainment Issue of Women in the City magazine, as part of that publication's celebration of Black History Month and women of color in positions of power.
Lastly, Ella also administers the Ella Balinska Scholarship for the Guildford School of Acting. This school is her alma mater, and she wants to provide other aspiring actors with the same training she received.
10. Who does her stunts?
She does! Ella won several accolades as a high school track and field star, and has trained in twelve different types of stage combat. So unless a stunt is particularly dangerous or challenging, Ella does all the work herself.