Those who grew up knowing certain personalities as prominent faces in Hollywood may need some time to get used to seeing the whole different set of people at the forefront of some of the hit shows on television. A combination of an expanding population increased diversity and the renaissance of television which has created the need for a lot of actors and actresses has resulted in a reality where fresh faces are the leading acts on television shows. One of those fresh faces is Vella Lovell; the New Mexico native is the actress who plays the wisecracking neighbor of Rachel Bloom in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend (2015). For more details about this damsel, scroll down to learn more.
Vella Lovell’s Biography (Ethnicity)
Vella Lovell is an African and European descent actress often confused to be of a South Asian descent because of her skin color. She was born on September 13th, 1985 in New Mexico, United States. At the moment, there is a paucity of information on the details of her childhood and so not much is known about her immediate family, they are completely off the radar.
Vella fell in love with the arts at a very young age and dedicated herself to mastering her passion. She attended the Interlochen Arts Camp, then the Interlochen Arts Academy where she graduated from before she earned a Bachelor’s Degree from New York University. After she finished from New York University, she attended the famous art school, Julliard and graduated in 2015.
Although her initial foray into the arts was to be a concert pianist, she abandoned the interest for theatre acting. While she continued with her various stages of education, Vella Lovell auditioned for several plays and in 2009, was cast in the play, The Bacchae. She appeared alongside Jonathan Groff in Central Park at the Delacorte Theater. She had a further appearance in The Great Recession, a one-act play at the Flea Theatre in New York.
Her performances in various plays in the New York theatre scene started drawing the attention of producers and other creators to her. She was approached by the creators of the popular web series, CollegeHumor Originals (2006). Though she hadn’t gotten her big break yet, Vella Lovell was racking up credits in small roles in small projects. She appeared in a short film, Three Dates in 2014 and in the following year, appeared in another web series, OM City as Sarah. In the same year, she played a nurse in a short film titled Bears Discover Fire.
Before she got her most significant role till date in Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Lovell’s other television appearances were minor roles in Girls (2011) and Younger (2015). She joined the show, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015 as Heather, a college student who lacks motivation for achievement and is the neighbor of Rebecca Bunch, the lead actress played by Rachel Bloom. She started appearing on the show in the third episode of the first season and has been a prominent member of the show through to its fifth season. Her other television credit is a voice acting role for Netflix’s series, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (2018) and she also voiced the character, Princess Mermista.
So far in her career, Vella Lovell hasn’t had a lot of roles in feature films. Her only notable appearance in a feature film so far is a supporting role in the 2017 romantic comedy, The Big Sick. She starred in the independent film, All These Small Moments in 2018. Vella Lovell also does a little more than standing in front of the camera to act. She has gotten into the writing process. She co-writes and stars in a web series, Friend Therapy with her closest friend, Clea Alsip. She is also a member of an all-female sketch group called Razor Burn; a group that deals with uploads of video sketches online.
Vella Lovell – Parents, Family
We sure know that Vella has parents and from her ethnicity, which is a mix of African and European ancestry, we presume she is the daughter of African and European parents. Vella keeps her family away from the spotlight and there is currently no available information about her family.
Other Facts About The Actress
- Vella has a beautiful body that fits her personality. She stands at a moderate 5 feet 10 inches and weighs 59kg.
- As an actress whose career path involved the digital community, she hasn’t abandoned the internet. She is active on both Twitter and Instagram.
- Vella Lovell’s favorite Crazy Ex-Girlfriend song is “The Math of Love Triangles”.