Bel Powley – Wiki, Bio, Facts, Age, Boyfriend, Net Worth, Height

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Bel Powley is a British actress. She made her significant on-screen debut by starring in M.I. High (2007–2008) as Daisy Miller.

She appeared in several television series before becoming a critically-acknowledged actress through her role as Princess Margaret in A Royal Night Out (2015). Since then, she has starred in a number of film and TV series acting projects.


She debuted in 2007 as a child actress. Her first acting project was the TV series The Whistleblowers. After that, she appeared in a few other TV series and movies much more frequently.

She could be seen in the TV series Little Dorrit and The Bill, which came in 2008. As for her contribution to the movies, she had also made her name known with several projects.

Some of the movies she was in include Side by Side (2013), The Cabin (2011), The Bill (2011), Victoria Wood: What Larks! or… What I Did on My Holidays (2009), and many more.

Her big breakthrough came in 2015 after she completed the filming of the two popular movies titled A Royal Night Out and The Diary of a Teenage Girl.

Bel Powley got nominated in a lot of categories for her performance in these two movies and even bagged home some awards from various ceremonies.

Besides acting on the screen, she also had the opportunity to act on the stage. Her past theatrical works consist of Lobby Hero (2018), Elephants (2014), Raving (2013), and so on.


  • Real Name: Isobel Dorothy Powley
  • Stage Names: Bel Powley
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Bel
  • Birthday: March 7, 1992
  • Birthplace: Hammersmith, London, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: British
  • Religion: Judaism
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Holland Park School
  • Hobbies: Reading, hiking, cycling, shopping, swimming
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  • Instagram: @belpowley
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 157 cm (5’2”)
  • Weight: 54 kg (119 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Body Measurements: 31-24-35 (Bust -31, Waist -24, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 6 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Mark Powley
  • Mother: Janis Jaffa
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Honor Powley 

Boyfriend & Dating History

Douglas Booth

She has been dating Douglas, a fellow British actor, since 2016. They met for the first time on Mary Shelley filming set on the same year.

The couple are dating for five years before he proposed to her in July 2021. The engagement reportedly took place at the Primrose Hill in North London.

She revealed the engagement officially via her Instagram page, by posting a lovely photo of them together and her diamond ring.

Net Worth

According to multiple online sources, her net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. She appears to earn her income mostly from working as an actress.


  • Bel Powley was a nerd as a kid and she loved studying at school.
  • She wanted to major in history and become a history teacher.
  • Her father, Mark Powley, is an actor while her mother, Janis Jaffa, is a casting director.
  • Bel has about four years of experience in theatrical plays.
  • She is pretty open to the public regarding her political views and feminist nature.
  • Initially, her parents were against the idea of her becoming an actress.
  • Bel has a good fashion sense.
  • She enjoys watching the TV shows The Great British Bake Off (2010) and Love Island (2019).
  • Her childhood dream was to become a mathematician and a prime minister.
  • Bel was first scouted to become an actress when she was only twelve years old.
  • She was born and raised in Hammersmith, London but now lives in Dalston, London.
  • Bel originally wanted to enroll at the University of Manchester.
  • Her long-term boyfriend, Douglas Booth, is an actor.
  • Bel’s favorite colors are purple, pink, and red.
  • She likes sushi, pasta, and pizza.
  • Bel’s favorite TV series are Game of Thrones (2011) and Money Heist (2017).
  • She wants to visit Miami and Wirth Somerset.
  • Bel said her mother was her role model.
  • Her ideal type is…


  • Turn Me On (TBA), as TBA
  • The King of Staten Island (2020), as Kelsey
  • Stucco (2019), as Q
  • Ashes in the Snow (2018), as Lina
  • White Boy Rick (2018), as Dawn Wershe
  • Wildling (2018), as Anna
  • Watching, Waiting (2017), as self
  • Mary Shelley (2017), as Claire Clairmont
  • Pipe Dreams (2017), as Helen
  • Diary of a Teenage Girl: Marielle’s Journey – Bringing the Diary to Life (2016), as self
  • Questions and Answers: Diary of a Teenage Girl (2016), as self
  • Carrie Pilby (2016), as Carrie Pilby
  • Detour (2016), as Cherry
  • Roald Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes (2016), as Cindy
  • Equals (2015), as Rachel
  • A Royal Night Out (2015), as Princess Margaret
  • The Diary of a Teenage Girl (2015), as Minnie Goetze
  • Side by Side (2013), as Lauren Buckle
  • The Cabin (2011), as Sydney
  • The Bill (2011)
  • Victoria Wood: What Larks! or… What I Did on My Holidays (2009), as self
  • Mid Life Christmas (2009), as Cranchesterford Teenager

TV Series

  • A Small Light (Disney+ | -), as Miep
  • Masters of the Air (Apple TV+ | -), as Alexandra Wingate
  • Everything I Know About Love (BBC One | 2022), as Birdy
  • Moominvalley (Sky One | 2022), as Little My
  • Soft Voice (Apple Podcasts | 2021), as Soft Voice and the producer
  • The Morning Show (Apple TV+ | 2019), as Claire Conway
  • Informer (BBC | 2018), as Holly Morten
  • Benidorm (ITV | 2014), as Bianca Dyke
  • Murderland (ITV | 2009), as Carrie Walsh
  • Little Dorrit (BBC One | 2008), as Flower Girl
  • The Bill (ITV | 2008), as Becky Cooper
  • M.I.High (CBBC | 2007), as Daisy Millar
  • The Whistleblowers (ITV | 2007), as Emma Clayson

TV Shows

  • IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
  • Late Night with Seth Meyers (NBC | 2020), as a guest
  • Good Morning America (ABC | 2019), as a guest
  • Celebrity Page (Reelz | 2018), as a guest
  • Birthday Stories with Lynn Hirschberg (YouTube | 2016), as a guest
  • 31st Film Independent Spirit Awards (IFC | 2016), as a guest
  • Made in Hollywood (Syndication | 2015), as a guest
  • Today (ABC | 2015), as a guest
  • The IMDb Studio at Sundance (Apple TV+ | 2015), as a guest
  • Días de cine (La 2 | 2015), as a guest
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC | 2015), as a guest


  • Lobby Hero (2018), as Dawn
  • Elephants (2014), as Daisy
  • Raving (2013), as Tabby
  • Jumpy (2011), as Tilly
  • Arcadia (2011), as Thomasina
  • Tusk Tusk (2009), as Maggie


  • 2016 FEST International Film Festival – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2016 Cannes Film Festival Trophée Chopard – Female Revelation – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Gotham Independent Film Awards – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Niagara Integrated Film Festival – NIFF Rising Star – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Hamptons International Film Festival – Breakthrough Performer – A Royal Night Out


  • 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts – BAFTA Rising Star Award – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards – Best Female Lead – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2016 Empire Awards -Best Female Newcomer – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2016 Alliance of Women Film Journalists – Best Breakthrough Performance – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2016 Chlotrudis Awards – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Detroit Film Critics Society – Breakthrough Artist – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Chicago Film Critics Association – Most Promising Performer – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Florida Film Critics Circle – Pauline Kael Breakout Award – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Women’s Image Network Awards – Outstanding Actress in a Feature Film – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Women Film Critics Circle – Best Young Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Village Voice Film Poll – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 New York Film Critics Circle – Breakthrough Performance – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Indiewire Critics’ Poll – Best Lead Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 Kansas City Film Critics Circle – Best Actress – The Diary of a Teenage Girl
  • 2015 British Independent Film Awards – Most Promising Newcomer – A Royal Night Out


“Movies make teenagers have quippy answers for every question. Nothing seems to faze them, and they’re like, ‘Oh, whatever.’ You’re not like that when you’re a teenager. You’re really earnest. Things really feel like life or death. And you kind of oscillate between emotions at one time. It’s very emotionally draining being a teenager.”

“So many times, you get sent scripts where it’s, like, the token chick, where the woman is just there to serve the man in the film.”

“I want to play a range, from victims to strong people, just as long as it’s a well-rounded character. And it’s not a woman who’s just there for the purpose of the man.”

“’70s music is the kind of music I listen to. ’70s clothes, I adore.”

“I started doing theatre, and that’s when I really fell in love with the profession; I learned a lot. It felt a bit weird to go from living in New York on Broadway to university, so I kept putting it off. Then, eventually, I had to give up the place.”

“‘Diary of a Teenage Girl’ was my first American movie. It was my first movie in an American accent. It’s based on a graphic novel, which was written in 2002 by someone called Phoebe Gloeckner. It was turned into a play by Marielle Heller, who then wrote it as a screenplay for Sundance Labs.”

“I grew up with my parents in the kitchen discussing the audition my dad had that day or moaning about something or other in the industry, so it was unglamourised and normalised for me from a very young age.”

“I used to do a Saturday drama group called Young Blood Theatre Company with school-friends in west London – nothing to do with my mum and dad. A casting director came to pick people out for a new BBC children’s series called ‘MI High.’ She picked me, I auditioned, and I got the job.”

“I was quite academic, quite geeky when I was a kid. I was more interested in going to school than I was in becoming a film star or something.”

“When I was young, there weren’t any teenage girls I could relate to in film. They were all put in boxes: the virginal good girl, the really sarcastic asexual one. I wanted to do something that represented how I felt then.”

“I was really quite geeky at school. At one point, I wanted to be prime minister or a mathematician.”

“All my friends were off on gap years, so going to New York alone, at the age of 18, was kind of my flying the nest. It was an amazing experience.”

“I want to keep playing strong female roles. I don’t mean superheroes, but women who are really alive.”

“I don’t feel like I properly started acting until I did my first play, ‘Tusk, Tusk.’”

“When you’re a teenager, your essence is so specific to being a teenager, and everything becomes so extreme. Your emotions are on the surface, and you oscillate between different things at one time.”

“If you’re doing something like ‘Arcadia’ by Tom Stoppard, which has been done millions and millions of times, and it’s been played some unbelievably well-respected actors, there’s a lot more pressure there. But I try not to think about all the other people who have done it before me. You’ve got to try and be original.”

“It sounds so negative of me to say, but I don’t feel like there were many coming-of-age films when I was growing up. I think that when I was a teenager, I felt really misrepresented in the teenage roles that I was watching onscreen. Especially in women.”

“I had a place to go to university; I was going to study history. I was in New York doing ‘Arcadia,’ and I suddenly thought, ‘It feels a bit weird to go from a New York stage to Manchester University.’ It didn’t quite feel right.”

“I think that Hollywood misconstrues actresses saying, ‘Oh I wanna play a strong female character,’ like we all want to play, like, superheroes or something.”

When you’re portraying someone that really existed, there has to be a time as an actress where you leave reality and move into the fantasy world so you can do your job of creating a character.”

“My dad’s an actor, and my mum’s a casting director and a writer.”

“There’s so much pressure on young people to go to university when they’re 18 or 19, but actually, in the grand scheme of it, I don’t think it matters to do it at that time.”

“My first professional audition as an actor was when I was about 12 years old, and it was for a children’s television show called ‘M.I. High,’ which I ended up doing for two years.”

Bel Powley might come from a family of stars. However, that is not to say that she did not work hard enough to open up all the doors and advance her acting career.

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