Ella Hunt is a famed English actress and singer, who rose to prominence at the age of 11, after she was discovered performing in the play “The Mikado” by an agent. She is perhaps most famous for appearing in the film “Anna and the Apocalypse” in 2018, and the TV series “Dickinson” in 2019.
Age, Early Life, and Education Background
Ella Hunt was born in Westminster, London, under the Taurus zodiac sign on 29 April 1998, which makes her 24 years old as of 2022. She was born to the art dealer David Grob and his wife, the actress, and sculptor, Louise Hunt, and was brought up together with her younger brother, Arthur and elder brother William Grob, on a farm located in Parracombe, North Devon; Hunt also has three half-siblings from her father’s previous marriage. She is of mixed English and Swiss descent, and she grew up surrounded by art lovers. She’s been fascinated by singing since she was a child, and at the age of six, performed live at Boston Children’s Opera.
The “Anna and the Apocalypse” star went to Millfield Preparatory School and later joined Blundell’s School situated in Tiverton, Devon.
Hobbies and Interests
Ella prefers to spend her free time engaging in outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and hot air ballooning.
She is a big fan of traveling – mostly together with her family – and has toured multiple European destinations both for work and leisure; her dream destination is Paris, France.
She’s a fan of musicals such as Doug Wright’s “The Little Mermaid”, and films – her favorite actresses are Kristen Stewart and Zendaya, while her best-loved actors are Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson. Moreover, her favorite singer is Nina Simone.
Hunt passes her free time reading books – her favorite is Iris Murdoch’s “The Sea, the Sea.”
Her favorite foods are burgers, pizzas, and French fries.
She is a big lover of dogs, and has kept two pets named Blue and Olive.
Hunt began her career as a child actress in 2011, with her role in the Juan Carlos Fresnadillo-directed supernatural horror movie “Intruders,” which stars Ella Purnell, Clive Owen, Kerry Fox and Carice van Houten among others. The film is about a woman and a man trying to save their children from Hollow Face, an imaginary monster, which is trying to steal their souls and faces. Ella was later featured in the 2012 Tom Hooper-directed musical film, “Les Misérables”, alongside Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe, with several other notable actors. The film was nominated for many awards and won three Golden Globes, four British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA), and many others.
In 2014, Ella appeared in “Robot Overlords” before making her TV debut with the role of Ellie Marsden in the ITV series “Cold Feet.” In 2018, she appeared in the movie “Anna and the Apocalypse,” which saw her win an award., and then in the film “Summer Night” in 2019.
Her next role in the Apple original TV series “Dickinson” (from 2019) saw her relocating to New York, where she became good friends with the show’s protagonist, Hailee Steinfeld, who plays Emily Dickinson. In an interview with WWD magazine, she talked about the experience of moving to the US, saying, ‘It’s terrifying going ‘OK, I’m moving to New York,’. But I just had this kind of feeling of ‘I am 20, I’ve got this job, and let’s just make a home there, build a life there.’ So, I guess I feel like I am at the beginning of my life, basically.’
Ella is also famous for her recent role as Daisy Edgar’s twin sister in the romantic TV series “Normal People,” which is based on an Irish drama produced by Element Pictures for Hulu and BBC Three. She recently featured in the film “Kat and the Band” in 2020.
KAT AND THE BAND is out now!
The feel good film of the summer, starring Ella Hunt and @DougiePoynter
— 101 Films (@101FilmsUK) July 14, 2020
Ella has contributed to the soundtracks of the films “Anna and the Apocalypse” and “Les Misérables”, with her praised singing talent. She also released the song “Magpie” in 2020, and recently the song “Holding On” in 2021.
In addition, Ella has been the face of several brands she’s endorsed, such as Chanel, Michael Kors, and Miu Miu. She has also endorsed ERDEM and Jimmy Choo brands in the past.
Awards and Nominations
In 2018, Hunt was nominated for a British Academy Scotland Award in the category of Best Actress for her contribution to “Anna and the Apocalypse.” In the same year, she and colleagues bagged the Best Ensemble Cast award at the Toronto After Dark Film Festival for their praised role in the aforementioned film.
Instagram is one of Ella’s most important social media platforms, because she uses it to post about her upcoming films and TV shows, as well as share her eye-catching modeling photos. She goes by the name @ellahunt and has close to 337,000 followers. She is also active on Twitter and Facebook, and is fond of sharing her exhibits, designs, and recordings on the sites.
Ella is believed to be bisexual, ‘coming out’ as such in early 2021, when she made a revelation on Twitter, ‘I love women…I love women.’ However, Ella was allegedly dating the American pianist, singer and producer Thomas Bartlett, better known as Doveman, in the past, but she hasn’t confirmed the supposition. She is believed to be single as of 2022, and is seemingly focused on her blossoming career.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Hunt hits the gym from time to time to maintain her slim figure; she’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs around 120lbs (55kgs), and her vital statistics are 33B-24-33. She wears shoe and dress sizes 7(US) and 4(US) respectively. The “Intruders” star has long blonde hair and a set of hazel eyes – one of her distinctive features is her crooked smile.
Ella has 12 acting credits, and has also made a name for herself as a skilled singer which has seen her net worth growing exponentially in the past years. According to sources, the English actress’ net worth is approximately $1.5 million as of 2022.