This week we have the honor of sharing one of Britain’s most promising young artists as our #FEMMFEFEATUREFRIDAY! Ella Greenwood is an aspiring young actress born and raised in London, England. Ella was involved with youth theatres and productions from a very young age and knew since then that she would make a career out of her love for acting. We love how Ella encourages all women to be brave and create the life they’ve always wanted for themselves. Pursuing your passions is always hard work, but she reminds us that contributing our talents to the world is what we are here to do. When Ella isn’t in front of the camera, she enjoys travelling, dancing, sketching and practicing yoga.

Ella has had the privilege to be a part of many exciting projects! Ella is a voice-over actress and has narrated books for Audible, Amazon and iTunes. Most recently, she recorded for French and New York based productions. She has performed in London’s West End and was chosen to be a member of the prestigious National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Not to mention, she has also been casted in the new British series Moriarty that can be seen on IMDB. Additionally, Ella appears as the lead character Grace Grimston in Daniel Bushen’s thriller entitled Before Nightfall, and as lead character Lina in the horror film called In Front Of You by American Director Adam Llamas. Ella has her eyes set on the big screen and plans to head west to the entertainment capital of the world – Los Angeles. We can’t wait to see where Ella’s career will take her next!

It is so inspiring to see how grateful Ella is to do what she loves every day. Not only is she self-aware and self-accepting, her strong determination and positive attitude is what continues to propel this lady forward. We admire that Ella is such an advocate for self-love. She reminds us that loving yourself means accepting what makes you unique and different from the crowd. Sometimes this is hard, but looking within and finding a way to move past those things that hold you back is always rewarding! Thank you Ella for showing us that there are no rules to the journey!

Written by Alessia Rotino

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

Artwork by Chloe Bruderer (@chloeheartsart)

What do you love most about your job? Why is it important for us to feel connected and passionate about our chosen line of work?

I love that I get to meet many different people and work so closely with them whilst sharing stories both new and old. It’s also great getting to travel to new places and to experience new settings. It’s important to make sure you get what you want out of life and that you love what you do and what you dedicate a lot of your time to. You have to be passionate about what you’re contributing to and sharing with the world.

What challenges have you encountered being a woman in the entertainment industry? What have these experiences taught you about yourself?

I’ve been on sets where there’s been less than 10 women working compared with around 40 men and so it shows that there’s still inequality in the industry. I’ve also been in situations where I’ve felt that my appearance was being judged and so I’ve learned to be confident in what skills I bring more than how I may look. Other than that, the industry is really changing and I’ve met so many wonderful people working in it. 

What was your first lesson or experience with self-acceptance? What does self- acceptance mean to you today?

It’s still quite weird seeing myself on screen and when I’ve watched myself I’ve sometimes not liked the way I looked in a shot, but I’ve learnt to just accept myself and to appreciate getting to be filmed. Self-acceptance means loving the different things that you have and the things that make you unique. 

What do you think is the most important thing for young girls to hear right now? What advice would you give to them?

I think it’s important to hear that there’s no set path for you to follow. You can do anything you want and it doesn’t matter if it’s something that is male-dominated. It’s also important to not see other females as competition and to just support each other. 

What’s your definition of a YGTGirl?

A YGTG is someone who cares about uplifting other girls and with helping them to learn and succeed.