Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years, before moving to the United States. She is the daughter of Lisa, a doctor, and Claes Wahlestedt, M.D. and Ph.D., a drug researcher. Her father is Swedish and her mother is an American of German and Swedish/Norwegian ancestry. Ella was a USAG level 7 gymnast by the age of ten. Her love for acting began one day when her coach did not show up for practice and she went next door and dropped in on an acting class. She auditioned and was accepted to a performing arts middle school. During the following two years, she appeared in over a dozen films and national TV shows before moving to Los Angeles. Her first year in LA, she landed the role of "Emma Hastings" in Echo (2014). She is also known for her role as "Caroline Hall" in American wives (2007). Ella has also appeared in numerous commercials, theatrical productions and national print and Internet campaigns. Her hobbies include writing, photography, singing, cross fit, and supporting several charities. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Miami.