Ella Thomas

TV Actress

Birthday August 15, 1981

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace Asmara, Eritrea

Age 42 years old

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Numerology: 6


Eritrean actress and model known for her roles as Kara Cooley on Ballers, Jackie on Mistresses, and a short run as Diana on All My Children. She also appeared in the films Surrogate and Nina. She has appeared in more than 80 episodes of television throughout her ongoing career. 

Before Fame

She took part in theatre while growing up in Germany and started modeling at 16 after her family had moved to the United States.


She's modeled for brands like Gap and L'Oreal. She has been in episodes of NCIS and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. She grew up learning French, English, German, and Tigrinya.

Family Life

She was born in Eritrea to a local woman and a father who was in the US Air Force. She has a sister named Angela.

Associated With

She appeared alongside Zoe Saldana in Nina, which was based on the life of Nina Simone.