Ella Balinska

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Ella Balinska
Ella Balinska.jpg
Balinska in 2017
Born (1996-10-04) 4 October 1996 (age 23)
NationalityEnglish
Alma materGuildford School of Acting
OccupationActress
Years active2014–present
Parent(s)

Ella Balinska (born 4 October 1996) is an English[1] actress and athlete. She is known for starring in the 2019 action comedy film Charlie's Angels, the third film installment within the franchise of the same name.

Early life[edit]

Balinska was born on 4 October 1996 in London, England, to entrepreneur Count Kaz Balinski-Jundzill and chef Lorraine Pascale.[2][3][4] She has described her background as being a mix of "British, Polish and Caribbean".[5] Her parents divorced in 2000.[3] She played county level netball and competed in track and field at a national level,[6] having been the javelin thrower for Team London.[7] She went to James Allen's Girls' School in Dulwich, London, and left in 2015. She then went to Guildford School of Acting and graduated July 2018.[8]

Career[edit]

In 2017, Balinska landed the lead role in The Athena (2019) as Nyela Malik.[9]

In July 2018, Sony Pictures Entertainment announced Balinska as one of the leads, along with Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott, in the third Charlie's Angels film. Released on 15 November 2019, the action comedy was a continuation of the 1976 television series of the same name and the two previous theatrical films.[1][10]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Junction 9 Tanya Mason
2015 Thanatos Clarice Spinoza
2016 Hunted Agent A. Fox
2017 Tiers of the Tropics Orla
2017 Clover Maya Short film
2017 Room Meghan Short film
2017 10 Men & Gwen Cristina
2017 A Modern Tale Esme
2019 Charlie's Angels Jane Kano
2019 Ru's Angels Jane Kano Short film; cameo[11]
2020 Run Sweetheart Run Cherie

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Casualty Susie Barbour Season 32, episode 33[12]
2018 Midsomer Murders Grace Briggs Episode: "Till Death Do Us Part"
2019 The Athena Nyela Malik

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "New generation of Charlie's Angels revealed as Kristen Stewart and two rising English stars". The Daily Telegraph. 27 July 2018. Retrieved 10 May 2020. She'll be joined by English actresses Naomi Scott (known for appearing in 2017's Power Rangers and playing Jasmine in the forthcoming Aladdin live action film) and Ella Balinska, who is the daughter of Lorraine Pascale and is best known for playing Grace Briggs in Midsomer Murders and the titular role in Sky series Nyela's Dream.
  2. ^ McGrath, Nick (22 January 2011). "Lorraine Pascal: Baking Cakes". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2020.
  3. ^ a b Wagner, Kate (27 July 2018). "Everything You Need To Know About 'Charlie's Angels' Star, Ella Balinska". Elle Australia. Retrieved 28 November 2019.
  4. ^ Walsh, Savannah (12 October 2019). "Everything You Need To Know About Ella Balinska, The Newest Charlie's Angel". Elle. Retrieved 23 September 2020.
  5. ^ "Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska Answer the Web's Most Searched Questions WIRED". Retrieved 16 November 2019 – via Youtube.
  6. ^ Fernandez, Alexia (27 June 2019). "Charlie's Angels Are Back! Everything to Know About Stars Naomi Scott and Ella Balinska". People. Retrieved 10 May 2020.
  7. ^ Davids, Brian (18 November 2019). "'Charlie's Angels' Star Ella Balinska on Intense Training and Her Catwoman Audition". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 20 July 2020.
  8. ^ Marks, Olivia (16 November 2019). "High Kicks And High Fashion – Meet 'Charlie's Angels' Ella Balinska, Hollywood's Hottest New Recruit". British Vogue. Retrieved 27 September 2020.
  9. ^ *Pledbrook, Pledbrook. "Nyela's Dream". Bryncoed Productions. Archived from the original on 15 March 2018. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  10. ^ Bukszpan, Daniel (23 November 2019). "Why this November's big movie releases have been flopping at the box office". CNBC.
  11. ^ Nolfi, Joey (8 November 2019). "Kristen Stewart, Charlie's Angels fight evil with RuPaul's Drag Race queens in new short film". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 8 November 2019.
  12. ^ "BBC One - Casualty, Series 32, Episode 23". BBC.

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