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Ella Purnell Parents: Simon Reid (Dad) And Suzy Purnell (Mom)

Yellowjackets star, Ella Purnell was bitting by the acting bug as a child. Her parents acknowledged this and enrolled her at the Sylvia Young Theatre School — where her career began.

But who are Ella Purnell’s parents? Keep reading to find out.

Who Are Ella Purnell Parents?

Ella Purnell was born to her parents, Simon Reid and Suzy Purnell. They’ve been her number one supporter since day and are her biggest fans.

No wonder, Ella has made it big today. So far, she’s graced over 24 movies and TV shows including the 2014 film Maleficent, the 2010 movie Never Let Me Go, and the 2016 film The Legend of Tarzan.

Also, she’s now playing Jackie in Yellowjackets season 2, fulfilling the role of Shauna’s conscience.

Meet Simon Reid, Ella Purnell Dad

Simon Reid is Ella Purnell’s proud dad. Not just professionally, he’s also proud of the “smart, funny, caring, driven, grounded and curious,” person his daughter has become.

Back in 2010, when Ella landed her first TV role as “young Ruth” on Never Let Me Go, Simon took to his FB to share its trailer and wrote, “Proud parent moment – check out the trailer for “never let me go” on youtube. Well done Ella!”

  • Simon Reid Age

Simon Reid was reportedly born in 1972. That made him 51 years of age in 2023.

Also, this means, he was just 24 when he had Ella in September 1996.

  • Simon Reid Job

Simon Reid is a banker. He studied Banking and International Finance at Cass Business School, City University, London, UK.

Before that, he attended Arden School from 1985 to 1990.

  • Is Simon Reid On Instagram?

Find him on Instagram @_simonreid.

Also, here’s his Twitter @simonireid and Facebook @simon.reid.1422.

Meet Suzy Parnell, Ella Purnell Mom

Suzy Parnell is Ella Purnell’s loving mother. On Ella’s 25th birthday, Suzy said that she was “grateful and so proud” of her danger who was “beautiful, kind, caring, loving, funny as hell, and gorgeous inside and out.”

Like Simon, she also often took to her socials to promote her daughter.

Just recently, Suzy promoted Yellowjackets on her IG post, captioned, “Yellowjackets season 2 out now … 🥶.. is she back ???”

  • Suzy Parnell Age

Suzy Parnell was born after 1975. This means she couldn’t have been older than 48 years of age in 2023.

Also, this makes her much younger than Simon.

  • Suzy Parnell Job

Suzy Parnell is the owner of The Vault Gym (which she opened in October 2010). There, she teaches yoga and PT.

The Vault Gym was one of the largest personal training-only facilities in the country with a gym space of over 4000 square feet, staffed by some of the industry’s leading fitness professionals. They charged no membership fees (the only fee a member paid was for the time they spent with their trainer).

Besides a holistic approach to fitness through their specialized yoga and pilates instructors offering a private studio for one-to-one practice, they also were available for a home training service. This meant they sent a trainer/yoga/pilates instructor or masseuse direct to their client’s homes or locations.

As for her education, Suzy attended Greensward School in Hockley.

  • Is Suzy Parnell On Instagram?

Find her on Instagram @suzypurnell and Facebook @suzy.purnell.3.

Related FAQs

  • How Many Children Do Ella Purnell Parents Have?

Ella’s parents only have one child and that’s Ella.

But from her father’s second marriage, Ella has three little brothers named Noa, Enzo, and Leon.

Amongst them, Noa was the oldest (turned 19 in Jan 2023). He went to Newcastle University and already had a girlfriend named Zara Richardson.

As for Enzo, he was just 11 in 2023. Find him on Instagram @enzo__reid.

  • Are Ella Purnell Parents Still Married Or Divorced?

Ella’s parents are no longer married.

After their divorce, Suzy went on to marry Jon Purnell in September 2018 while Simon married Isabelle Peterson Reid.

Suzy’s husband, Jon is the co-founder of The Vault Gym alongside Suzy. “I really wanted to open a gym that allowed these individuals to do what they do best. I wanted to create a team of fitness professionals who are at the top of their field, who are ambitious, talented, and above all care about one thing, their clients,” Jon explained why he opened the gym.

Jon has been involved in competitive sports since an early age, with his main focus being athletics. It was Jon’s sporting interests and national achievements on the track as a 400m hurdler which led him to study exercise at an academic level. He now combines his practical knowledge with his education when working with clients.

As for his education, Jon attended Medina High School Isle of Wight and then South Bank University London for his BSc hon Sport and Exercise Science from 1994 to 1997. 

On the other hand, Simon’s wife Isabelle is an artist. She studied art at the KLC School of Design and Sundsta-Älvkullegymnasiet. Find her works on FB @Isabelle.Peterson.Reid.Art.

  • Where Do Ella Purnell Parents Reside?

Though divorced, Ella’s parents both resided in their hometown London, United Kingdom.

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