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Teen Jackie
Ella Purnell
Played by Ella Purnell

Jackie is the Yellowjackets' magnetically charismatic, effortlessly popular, occasionally entitled team captain. She and Shauna have been best friends since childhood.

Ella can most recently be seen playing the lead of Starz’s series Sweetbitter, adapted from the best-selling novel by Stephanie Danler and produced by Plan B. She just wrapped Zack Snyder’s Army of the Dead for Netflix. Recently, she filmed the Agatha Christie adaptation, Ordeal by Innocence, alongside Bill Nighy and Catherine Keener along with ITV’s Belgravia with Alice Eve and Tom Wilkinson. Prior to that, she did a run of Natives at the Southwark Playhouse in London, opposite Fionn Whitehead.

Previously, Ella starred in Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Ella got her start starring in Mark Romanek’s film Never Let Me Go, playing the young version of Keira Knightley’s character. Her other credits include Disney's Maleficent , Kick-Ass 2, opposite Chloe Moretz, and Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s  Intruders opposite Clive Owen.