When asked to choose between the two words - kid or actor to describe herself, 11 year old American child actress Ella Aiko Anderson promptly replied “I am a kid and acting is what I love.” No wonder her passion for acting has pitchforked her into one of the most sought-after child actresses in Hollywood today. As her reply shows, she is, however, immensely mature for her age. So much so that a co-actor once commented “crew members adore Ella and are impressed at her maturity and how effortlessly she holds her own with A-List directors and actors.” She started acting when she was just five and has already notched up an impressive filmography. She is best known for her portrayal of Piper Hart in the TV serial ‘Henry Danger’. Her co-workers have gone on record appreciating her humility and integrity. She has also been described as very polite and kind. She is known to be an animal lover and owns two dogs. Recently she became an entrepreneur by launching her own line of skin care products.
- Ella’s first screen appearance was in the role of Haley in the 2011 TV movie ‘Last Man Standing’. In the same year, she made her debut in a full-length feature film playing the role of Jamie in the football drama ‘Touchback’ starring Kurt Russel, Brian Presley, Melanie Lynskey and others. That experience proved to be crucial in Ella's career. "It was on that set that I decided that I wanted to be an actress for the rest of my life," she is reported to have said. "Once we wrapped, I couldn't wait to get back on set again." In 2012, she was seen in two episodes of Disney Channels ‘ANT Farm’ as also in the feature film ‘The Giant Mechanical Ma’ which got very favorable reviews. In the next year several appearances in TV serials and movies followed and then from 2014 onwards she has been a member of the regular cast of the TV serial ‘Henry Danger’. In the meantime, she co-starred with Vince Vaughn in the movie ‘Unfinished Business’ and in 2016 was seen in ‘The Boss’ co-starring with Melissa McCarthy and Kristen Bell and in the Gary Marshall movie ‘Mother’s Day’ which had several A-list stars such as Jennifer Aniston, Julia Roberts and Kate Hudson. Her next movie ‘The Glass Castle’ starring Brie Larson, Naomi Watts and others is now in the post-production stage and is slated to be released in 2017. She has a large fan base in social media with nearly 700,000 followers on Instagram and over 34,000 followers on Twitter.What Makes Ella Anderson So Special
- Ella has shown remarkable talent as an actress and brings to the table an amazing maturity as a professional much beyond her age. That she has remained grounded despite her growing fame and celebrity status is also serving her well. She has played a variety of roles with great competence. According to her own admission, Ella has a natural affinity for acting. In an interview, she said "I have always loved playing make believe and so getting to be an actress is a very natural thing for me." "Even when I am not working, I like to make up plays and movies with my friends. We even make music videos and put on shows for our parents." This natural fondness for acting makes her special.Beyond Fame
- In May 2016, Ella launched her own beauty care company selling a wide range of skin care products under the brand name Aiko by Ella Anderson. Her close friend and co-star Riele Downs has been promoting the brand through social media channels. Ella is a fun loving girl and a prankster during shoots. Once she fooled her co-star Shane Johnson with a foam donut and the much older star, much to the delight of Ella, exploded with expletives after biting into the fake. She keeps her room spotlessly clean by storing her toys in the basement. Little is known about her personal life but she sometimes stays up late till the wee hours of the morning chatting with her friends and fans on Snapchat.Behind The Curtains
- Ella loves animals and owns two pet dogs Pasha and Olivia. She lives with her parents and twin elder brothers Gabriel and Julian. The family moved to Los Angeles in 2012. Ella’s middle name Aiko means and love and according to her mother the word best describes the young actress.