Why is Ella Gross so famous? Her Age, Height, Parents, Career

Who is Ella Gross?

American actress, model and social media personality Ella McKenzie Gross was born under the zodiac sign Sagittarius on 1 December 2008, in Los Angeles, California USA. Ella has seven acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Young Soji in the 2020 episode “The Impossible Box” of the action adventure series “Star Trek: Picard”, created by Michael Chabon and Kirsten Beyer, and which starred Patrick Stewart, Michelle Hurd and Jeri Ryan. It continues the story from the critically acclaimed movies “Star Trek: The Next Generation” and “Star Trek: Nemesis”, released in 1987 and 2002 respectively, and the series won 14 of the 61 awards for which it was nominated, including a Primetime Emmy win for Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Limited Series, Movie or Special.

She’s also known for her resemblance to famous singer Jennie, who’s a member of the South Korean girl group Blackpink.

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Education and early life

Ella’s being raised in Los Angeles alongside her younger brother Roman, by their German-American father and South Korean mother; Ella’s Korean name is ‘Nabi’ which means ‘butterfly’. She rarely speaks about her family in public but it’s know that her mother’s a homemaker and is currently also her manager, while her father’s a former US Army soldier; Ella can speak both Korean and English as both are spoken at her home, while she also knows some Spanish and French.

Ella’s passion for acting was born at a very early age, and after having noticed this, her parents began taking her to auditions; she was nine when she made her debut TV series appearance, playing Young Betty in the episodes “Hot Probs”, “Our Love Is God” and “She’s Going to Cry”, all released in 2018, of the crime comedy “Heathers”. The series was created by Jason Micallef, starred James Scully, Grace Victoria Cox and Melanie Field, and follows an outcast student as she’s planning to kill ‘the cool kids’; it numbers 10 episodes and was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actor (Maverick Thompson).

Ella’s also into music as she’s taking both singing and guitar lessons, and she’s nowadays mostly into listening to Weezer, The Smiths and Radiohead. She’s been signed to the modelling agency LA Models Youth for several years now and some of the brands for which Ella’s posed include OshKosh B’gosh, Levi’s and Abercrombie, while she’s also been featured on the cover page of magazines “Spur” and “Nylon China”.

Ella’s currently attending a local high school in Los Angeles, from which she should be matriculating in 2027; it’s believed that she then won’t be pursuing a college degree but will continue working on her career.

Roles in TV series

Ella played Julie in the episodes “The Tell-Tale Cart” and “Teacher Depreciation Week”, both released in 2019, of the comedy “Teachers”, created by The Katydids, and which starred Kate Lambert, Katy Colloton and Caitlin Barlow. It follows the lives of six elementary school educators, the series aired from 2016 through 2019 and won two awards.

Ella went on to play Sasha Gossard in the 2019 episode “Sand and Deliver” of the popular action family comedy “Malibu Rescue”, which Savage Steve Holland and Jed Elinoff created, and which starred Jackie R. Jacobson and Ricardo Hurtado. It follows a group of aspiring junior lifeguards as they’re competing against local children at Malibu beach, and the series won one of its four award nominations.

Ella’s only other TV series role has been playing a supporting character in the 2022 episode “Halloween” of the family comedy “Best Foot Forward”, which has been airing since 2022 and stars Joy Suprano, Stephen Schneider and Logan Marmino. It follows Josh who’s enrolled at local high school after having been homeschooled, and the series has won four of its eight award nominations.

Roles in movies

Ella’s appeared in just two movies. Her debut was portraying Sasha Gossard in the 2019 action family comedy “Malibu Rescue”, which Savage Steve Holland wrote and directed, and which starred Ricardo Hurtado, Jackie R. Jacobson and Breanna Yde. It follows the lives of several aspiring junior lifeguards.

Ella reprised her role in the 2020 action family comedy “Malibu Rescue: The Next Wave”, once again written and directed by Savage Steve Holland, and which starred the same actors and actresses. It follows the lives of the lifeguards now that they’re a bit older, and the film was nominated for a Leo Award for Best Picture Editing Youth or Children’s Program or Series.

Other credits

Ella received special thanks for the 2022 short science fiction movie “Vortex”, which follows a lost boy as he’s entering a new world through a vortex.

Love life and relationships

Ella shies away from talking about her love life in public and although most of her fans believe her to be too young for dating, there are also those who think otherwise.

Some people on the internet believe that Ella’s today dating her high school sweetheart, whom she met in October 2023; the two have allegedly been spotted spending time together at a local cinema but no evidence has been provided to support this, nor has Ella addressed the rumors.

She seems to be unattached as of February 2024.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Ella’s active on various social media networks, and more than 4.1 million people are following her on Instagram, while she’s shared more than 850 pictures and videos; most feature her spending time with her brother, attending various red carpet events and travelling around the USA.

She’s into fashion and reads various magazines every day.

Ella’s passionate about art, and has taken drawing and painting lessons; she’s also into dancing, singing and playing both the guitar and piano.

One of Ella’s favorite actresses is Emma Watson, and a couple of her favorite films are “The Bling Ring”, “This Is The End” and “The Tale of Despereaux”.

Net worth, height and age

Ella’s age is 15. Her eyes and hair are brown, she’s 4ft 10ins (1.47m) tall and weighs around 90lbs (40kgs).

Ella’s net worth’s been estimated at already more than $1.5 million, as of February 2024.

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