Who Is Ella Purnell? 5 Interesting Details About The 21-Year-Old Actress Brad Pitt Might Be Dating

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Brad Pitt rumored to be dating Ella Purnell
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She's an Angelina Jolie lookalike!

Brad Pitt, 53, has dated and married Hollywood beauties, Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie. He seems to be drawn to young-looking women, and if rumors are correct, his newest girlfriend (and Angelina Jolie lookalike) actually is young.

According to Hollywood Life, Pitt is rumored to be dating Ella Purnell, and ex-wife Angelina Jolie is not too happy about it.

“Angelina’s heard the buzz about him being interested in this actress and it’s not sitting well with her,” a source told HollywoodLife. “The girl is so young, she’s barely in her twenties for heaven’s sake. She’s been assured by a number of people that there’s nothing to the rumors but it’s still got her pretty upset. The age gap is the biggest factor. She’d be incredibly disappointed in Brad if he went down that road.”

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Apparently, Pitt was star-struck by Purnell and had to get to know her.

Brad had Ella in mind from the get-go,” a source told In Touch about Brad's interest in Ella for a movie he was working on“He went out of his way to cast her. Ella is incredibly flattered by all the attention she’s getting from Brad. She’s told friends he’s always been her No. 1 celebrity crush.”

The source also said the Pitt is aware of the age difference and knows how it would look if the two got romantic: like a midlife crisis. But he has still been going out of his way to check up on Purnell weekly as the movie production continues.

“It’s only a matter of time before Brad takes their relationship to the next level,” the source told In Touch.

But who exactly is Ella Purnell? Here are five things you need to know about Pitt’s possible new bae.


1. The 21-year-old actress is British


Ella Purnell was born in London, England in 1996. She attended the City of London School for Girls, an independent and all-girl school in the city.

Her beauty is notably what caught Pitt’s attention, but that British accent and acting chops also makes her quite unforgettable.

2. She has starred in a fair share of movies and played a young Angelina Jolie in Maleficent.

The young actress has already launched herself into the acting scene, starring in movies such as The Legend of Tarzan (2016), Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016), Kick-Ass 2 (2013), Never Let Me Go (2010), and more.

Is it a coincidence that Purnell also played a young version of Jolie in Maleficent in 2014? They do look similar!

She is also starring in the upcoming Starz show Sweetbitter, which Pitt allegedly thinks will make her a star.

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3. She has a great sense of humor.

It’s crucial to be resilient and have a sense of humor in Hollywood. After all, everyone is always trying to find dirt on you and spill the beans about something.

Luckily, our up-and-coming Ella Purnell doesn't take life too seriously. Her Twitter bio says, “I have no idea what’s going on almost all of the time,” and is backed by a header photo of her spitting some type of liquid on someone’s face. She is also a fan of retweeting funny things.

4. She was cast in her first play at the age of 12.

Ella trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School while still in grade school. Before she was famous she was cast in a theatrical production of Oliver by London West End when she was just 11.

If you don’t live in London, here’s a fun fact for you. London’s West End theaters are a big deal! There are tons of theaters, and the play life is booming in the area. Just after that, she landed a role in her first film, Never Let Me Go.

5. She is a Virgo.

Here’s another celebrity to add to the list of famous Virgos. Ella was born on September 17 - total Virgo season.

Virgos are known for being hardworking, loyal, and practical, which are all good traits to have in Hollywood. They are also a bit shy, but that could be beneficial in the limelight as well, given the fact that people are always trying to exploit every detail about celebrities’ lives.

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