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Ella Purnell Parents, Mother Suzy Purnell And Father Details: Ethnicity Explored

Ella Purnell has come into the spotlight as she joins the upcoming TV show The Fallout cast, raising questions about who her parents are. 

Ella was born to her parents on 17 September 1996 in London, the United Kingdom.


  • Ella Purnell’s parents divorced when she was young, and she grew up with her mother.
  • Her mother, Suzy Purnell, is married to a different man, and they run a gym together. 
  • Her father is a businessman and lives with his new wife and three sons, i.e., she has three younger half-siblings.
  • Most likely, Ella’s ancestral roots lie in British/ English lineage.

Ella Purnell, born Ella Summer Purnell, recently opened up in an interview about her role and how she loves to portray women in survival mode. 

She is known for her roles in movies like Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children (2016), Ordeal By Innocence (2017), and Starz’ Sweetbitter (2017).

Ella debuted in the film industry very young and has gained immense recognition for her role choice and outstanding delivery. 

In addition to being a talented artist, she is a philanthropist who has raised funds for a few charitable issues to provide for children and adolescents in crisis. 

Exploring The Details Of Ella Purnell’s Parents: Who Is Suzy Purnell?

Ella Purnell’s parents raised her as co-parents because they divorced when she was young.
Her Instagram profile revealed that her mother’s name is Suzy Purnell, and she is incredibly proud of her daughter. 
Suzy’s elegance and charm raised speculations among fans about her being Ella’s sister.
However, Suzy took to her Instagram on September 17, 2021, and wished Ella a happy birthday with the caption, 
Happy 25th birthday to my beautiful, kind, caring, loving, funny as hell, gorgeous inside and out little bean ….my daughter Ella … I’m so grateful to have you and so proud of you and I love you more than words can say … your mama xxx ( shark hat revenge included )

Suzy doesn’t hesitate to promote her daughter’s works openly and prefers to boost Ella’s achievements on her Instagram handle, showcasing her support for her career. 


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Even though specific details about her father have not been revealed, it has been reported that her biological father is a Scottish businessman.
After he divorced Suzy, he lived with his second wife and their three sons in Fulham; thus, Ella has three younger half-brothers from her father’s new marriage.  
Similarly, Suzy remarried and co-owns a gym with her new husband, Ella’s stepdad. 
Ella spent her entire childhood all over East London with her mother and stepfather while spending the weekends with her biological father.
Therefore, Ella shares a close bond with all of them and loves to spend holidays with her father and half-siblings in Fulham.
Currently, she lives with her mother in Los Angeles, California, and her decision not to leave her parents’ house is noteworthy because most grown-ups prefer an independent life.
Her parents support her acting ambitions and always encourage her to pursue her dreams that was the driving force in her life, enhancing her affinity for acting. 

Ella Purnell Most Likely Comes From English Lineage

Ella took her surname from her maternal lineage, as reports have shown that her maternal grandfather’s name is James W. Purnell.
While tracking down the ancestral origin of the surname, 46.9% of people with the surname are found to be British and Irish.

The other two most common ancestries are French and German, comprising 20.6% of the population. 


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Considering the data and Ella’s birth origin, it can be said that she belongs to British heritage, as being Irish is improbable in her case. 
All the information available on her specify that her alignment is towards English ethnicity.
However, as much information on her father has not been revealed, her ethnicity cannot be confirmed.
We only know that he comes from a Scottish background, which can either be inclined to Irish or British origin.


How Did Ella Purnell Get Into Acting? 

While training at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, she was selected as a cast in the Musical Oliver,  a London West End Theatrical Production. She was only 12 years old then, and this was a significant milestone in her acting career that made her audition for film roles.

Which Schools Did Ella Go To?

She attended the City of London School for Girls and Forest School. She also studied singing, dance, and acting at the Young Actors’ Theatre Islington. 

For Which Movie Did She Bag The Most Awards As The Best Actress?

In 2015, she won 6 awards for best actress and an award for best female performance in the movie Wildlike, an independent film released in 2014.

Selena Maharjan
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