Star of stage and screen, Ella Simone Tabu is a triple threat — acting, singing, and dancing. She began her acting career at age two alongside Elmo on a segment of Sesame Street. Since then, this SAG-AFTRA actress has been featured in a host of productions large and small from television commercials for Toys R’ Us and Subaru to television appearances on New Girl and Lost in Space. Little Mermaid and Cats are among Ella’s musical theatre credits. She is also featured in the “Nana” pilot, starring Katey Segal. “Dependents Day” and recently “Survival,” where she plays Elise Neal’s daughter, are among her feature film credits.
Ella steals any room with her captivating eyes and warms the hearts of strangers with her wide cheery smile. When she’s not on stage or screen, her nose is tucked into a book. She enjoys reading fantasy and science fiction novels and collecting American Girl dolls and Lol Surprise.
Ella was discovered by a casting director at Broadway Casting in Santa Monica while she was waiting for her sister at an audition. She sang for her, told her stories, and even posed for her camera. The casting director strongly suggested that Ella’s parents get her an interview with her sister’s agent. They did, and the rest is history.