Ella Linnea Wahlestedt was born in Stockholm, Sweden and lived there for 6 years before moving to the United States. She 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.