Bel Powley

  • Birth Name: Isobel Dorothy Powley
  • Birth Place: Hammersmith, London, England
  • Profession: Actor
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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.


  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Female Lead: Nominee
  • 2016, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee


  • Janis — Mother
  • Mark Powley — Father

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