At 6 years old, Ella Grace Helton has an accomplished career in TV, film, commercials and Broadway. The tiny powerhouse of personality plays the lovable and quirky Emily Ryan as series regular on "United We Fall." The sitcom, co-produced by ABC and Sony, joins the ABC lineup in spring 2020. Helton also makes her major motion picture debut in 2020 as Jessa Phillips, opposite Adam Sandler in "Hubie Halloween," from Netflix and Happy Madison.
She has been in 14 commercials, including Disney, Marriott, Hasbro and Gerber. As a child entrepreneur, whose company Ella Bella Beads gives back to charity to help feed hungry kids, Helton was cast opposite Major League Baseball legend Derek Jeter in a commercial for American Family Insurance.
Helton started in musical theater at age 2; and at age 5, she was cast as Lulu in the Broadway tour of "Waitress." She fills her life with music—composing original songs as she sings them—dancing and learning instruments. Her training includes tap, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, voice, improv and art. She also is a budding aerial artist on silks, trapeze and lyra.