|Vella Lovell Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||September 13, 1985|
Vella Lovell is an American actor, singer, stage artist, and voice actor who is known for playing Heather Davis in The CW romantic musical comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, Mermista (voice) in the animated streaming television series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Mikaela Shaw in the NBC sitcom Mr. Mayor, Alison S. in the comedy streaming television series Dollface, and Salena in the comedy-drama streaming television series As We See It. In addition to that, Vella Lovell has also been cast in a number of movies such as Three Dates, Bears Discover Fire, 18 Actors, All These Small Moments, Speed of Life, The Big Sick, The Christmas Chronicles, A Clüsterfünke Christmas, Confidence, and Literally, Right Before Aaron.
New Mexico, United States
Vella was a student of the Interlochen Arts Academy and then obtained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree from New York University. She is also a graduate of the prestigious Juilliard School in New York City.
Actor, Voice Actor, Singer, Stage Artist
- Others – Robert David Lovell (Maternal Grandfather), Jean Pattison French (Maternal Grandmother), Godfrey Reggio (Stepfather) (Director)
Vella has been represented by the Los Angeles-based Industry Entertainment Productions.
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
60 kg or 132 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Vella has dated –
- Michael Braun – According to her Instagram feed, she was dating Michael Braun as is captioned in one of her posts. Even Michael’s Instagram feed featured Vella’s pictures regularly.
- John Garet Stoker – She has been romantically involved with John Garet Stoker.
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (Black and White)
Vella Lovell is of African-American descent on her father’s side and has Ashkenazi Jewish, English, Scottish, and Irish roots on her maternal side.
- Broad smile
- Mixed ethnicity
Best Known For
Playing the role of the sarcastic neighbor Heather Davis in the comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
As a Singer
Vella sang her first song California Christmastime on the show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015.
In 2017, Vella made her theatrical film debut playing the role of the Pakistani love interest Khadija to Kumail Nanjiani’s character in The Big Sick.
First TV Show
She made her first television show appearance in 2015 as Heather Davis in the I Hope Josh Comes to My Party! episode of the CW series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.
Vella Lovell Favorite Things
- Song from Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – The Math of Love Triangles
Source – 8 Days
Vella Lovell Facts
- While growing up, she harbored dreams of being a concert pianist but eventually decided against it.
- She is often mistaken for being Indian or South Asian due to her ethnic looks. Her racial ambiguity has helped her portray diverse roles in the business.
- Vella has done an impressive amount of stage work including appearing as Lady Macbeth in an all-female adaptation of the play Macbeth. She has also played Anna Mae in Lynn Nottage’s play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark.
- She provided vocals to the character of Mermista (Princess of Salineas) in the animated sci-fi action-adventure series She-Ra and the Princesses of Power from 2018 to 2020.
- She brought to life the character of Wendy (a hostess at a restaurant and aspiring fashion designer) in the 2018 Christmas comedy film The Christmas Chronicles, starring Kurt Russell, Judah Lewis, Darby Camp, Lamorne Morris, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and Oliver Hudson.
- In 2021, she started appearing as Mikaela Shaw (Neil’s chief of staff and a social media influencer who is a good friend of Tommy) in the sitcom Mr. Mayor. For her performance in the show, she got nominated for a Hollywood Critics Association TV Award in the “Best Supporting Actress in a Broadcast Network or Cable Series, Comedy” category.
Featured Image by Vella Lovell / Instagram