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Bel Powley Biography

Birth Name:
Isobel Dorothy Powley
Birth Place:
Hammersmith, London, England

Fast Facts

  • Was talent-spotted at the age of 12 at a youth theater
  • First appeared on stage in the West End show Tusk Tusk in 2009
  • Joined a protest against raising university fees in 2010
  • Was accepted to the University of Manchester, to study history and politics, in 2011, but decided to accept a role in Arcadia on Broadway instead
  • Filmed an audition tape in London to send to director Marielle Heller for her part in 2015 movie The Diary of a Teenage Girl, which included a personal plea to be in the film


  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated