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Ella Purnell is an English actress with a net worth of $3 Million. Ella is best recognized for starring in the hit series Yellowjackets. She already had quite the acting resume under her belt before playing the role of Jackie Taylor in this hit series.

Ella had been acting since she was a child. She is easily seen by her massive green eyes which have become somewhat of a signature. The directors of Yellowjackets love to film her eyes in the promo poster for season 1 of the series.

Despite the series, Ella made a name for herself in the entertainment industry for her outstanding performances in the films “Never Let Me Go (2010)” and Maleficent (2014).” The actress also won a couple of awards for her performances in movies and TV series.

What is Ella Purnell’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$3 Million
BornSeptember 17, 1996
CountryUnited Kingdom
Salary (Annual)$500,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Ella Summer Purnell was born on September 17th, 1996, in Whitechapel, East London, England. She was then raised in Bethnal Green. Her parents Suzy Purnell and Simon Reid split up soon after Ella was born.

She wound up staying with her mother while keeping in touch with her father. Her dad remarried Ella’s stepmother Isabelle and they had three sons. She is close to all of her three half-brothers. On the other hand, her mom married Ella’s stepfather John.

In terms of education, Ella attended Bethnal Green Montessori, Forest School, as well as the Girls’ City of London School. She later went to Young Actors Theatre in Islington.

While growing up, she also took acting and singing studies, taking weekly classes at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. Ella was represented by the school’s in-house talent company.


Ella’s decade-long career in showbiz began with baby modeling. She did a New York campaign when she was around four years old. Then she did a commercial for the chocolate caramel brand at the age of nine.

In 2008, Ella beat hundreds of other youthful contestants for a minor role in the West End Production of “Oliver!” at London’s Theatre Royal, called Drury Lane. Towards the end of her time in “Oliver!”, Ella scored her first big gig, playing the role of Young Ruth in the 2010 film “Never Let Me Go”.

After that, similar roles followed for Ella such as when she had the role younger version of Angelina Jolie’s title character “Maleficent”. Two years later, she even played a young Margot Robbie in “The Legend of Tarzan” film.

Ella was playing other minor roles including “Ways to Live Forever”, “Intruders”, the short film “Candy” and more. She further appeared in the indie flick “WildLike” which ended up earning her a couple of accolades at Film Festivals.

Ella Purnell as seen in a post (Ella Purnell / Instagram)
Ella Purnell as seen in a post (Ella Purnell / Instagram)


In 2016 Ella starred in Tim Burton’s adaptation of “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”. Following this, she started getting big roles such as the BBC’s mini-series or other movies.

In 2018, she scored the leading role on the Starz show “Sweetbitter”. This six-episode half hours series tells the tale of Tess played by Ella. In this series, she had the character of a 22-year-old who arrives in New York City, ready to pursue a new life.

However, in December 2019 it was announced that Starz had canceled the show but it wouldn’t be the last time Ella would have a starring role in a unique drama series. In 2021, Ella began starring as Jackie Taylor on the major hit Showtime drama series “Yellowjackets”.

In terms of auditioning for the role in Yellowjackets, Ella got the part with somewhat minimal effort. At the time of casting for “Yellowjackets”, she was filming the zombie heist Netflix movie “Army of the Dead” where she played Kate Ward. Ella only had time to send in a self-tape of one of the three audition scenes for the Yellowjackets.

Other Ventures

Aside from acting credits in films and TV series, Ella is also a voice actress. She Voiced Gwyn in the animated series “Star Trek: Prodigy” and Jinx in the Netflix animated show “Arcane”.

It was announced in 2022 that she would be joining the cast for the upcoming Amazon TV series adaptation of the video game “Fallout” in which she will play the main character.

Personal Life

In 2015 it was revealed that Ella began dating actor ” Asa Butterfield”. That year, the two appeared in the film “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children”.

Two years later in October 2017, Ella was rumored to be dating high-profile actor “Brad Pitt”. The couple first met a year earlier on the set of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Some reports also spark that Ella Purnell has been in a relationship with Canadian actor “Rob Raco” in 2019. The actress Ella Purnell has a net worth of $3 million and she is living a lavish lifestyle in Los Angeles, California.

Career Highlights

  • Never Let Me Go (Film, 2010)
  • Maleficent (Film, 2014)
  • Yellowjackets (TV series, 2021–present)
  • 2015 Los Angeles Independent Film Festival, Best Actress _ Won
  • 2021 Annie Award, Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting _ Won

Ella Purnell Net Worth

Ella Purnell established herself as a leading star in the British entertainment industry. She also gained popularity in American showbiz for her appearance in a handful of series and films.

Ella first came to the limelight in 2010 when she appeared in “Never Let Me Go”. The real breakthrough moment of her career was in 2021 when she got the main role in the hit series “Yellowjackets”.

Since appearing in “Yellowjackets” she started receiving offers for big projects. She accumulated a handsome fortune and fame for herself. As of 2023, Ella Purnell’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million.

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