Profile: Ella Balinska (Actor)

Growing up in London, Ella Balinska was a competitive school athlete, excelling in javelin and track and field. But it was the role of Enobarbus in a school production of Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra that sold Balinska on performing. “It gave me a chance to explore a character not very well known,” she says. “I’d love to play Tom Buchanan in a different version of The Great Gatsby.” While Balinska’s breakout came with the Sky One series The Athena, on Nov. 15 she’ll burst onto the big screen alongside Kristen Stewart and Naomi Scott in Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels reboot.

MY GO-TO KARAOKE SONG

“‘Creep’ by Radiohead.”

PERSON I’M DYING TO WORK WITH

Wes Anderson

IF I WEREN’T AN ACTOR, I’D BE

“An athlete or an astrophysicist.”

CURRENT SONG I’M LISTENING TO ON REPEAT

“‘Rusty Nails’ by Moderat. It’s a real vibe.”