Esabella Anna Karena Strickland Poster


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Nickname Bella
Height 5' 6" (1.68 m)

Mini Bio (1)

13-yr-old Esabella is a Award Winning Actress, Writer, and Influencer based out of Vancouver, BC. She is a young, raw talent who is a champion against child illiteracy and acts as an empowering figure against bullying through her art. But it wasn't always this way. From a young age Esabella was diagnosed with Dyslexia and ADHD, which not only impacted her learning, but inhibited her interactions. It wasn't until Esabella was awarded a grant from Variety Children's Charity to attend Kenneth Gordon Maplewood School (KGMS) - an alternative high school program for students with learning differences and specific learning challenges - that Esabella suddenly took flight. In 2018 Esabella wrote, co-directed and starred in the film, My Red Ball (2018). The film handles themes of bullying, written through Esabella's own experiences with it, and went on to become a fest favorite. Esabella has recently had the honor of being asked to be a co-host for the 53rd Annual Variety Show of Hearts Telethon, supporting the cause that has been so good to her. In May 2019 this gifted young girl will be part of the short film, Moontime, which will feature an all-female cast and crew. The story deals with a girl's transition into womanhood and aims to remove the shame and social stigma that is unfortunately often felt by young girls when they experience their first menstrual cycle. Esabella's goal is to have girls feel more empowered by the process! She has also just finished writing her first Young Adult novel, Then and There, Here and Where written with her father, which will be published Spring 2019. Esabella has worked hard to train herself with techniques she uses to deal with both her anxiety and her dyslexia. Through this process she's discovered what she calls her two superpowers, memorizing and a higher level of sensitivity toward others, including the characters she plays. She has also trained herself with mindfulness and grounding techniques to cope with anxiety - something she hopes to pass on to those she works with. Esabella is a fierce swimmer and passionate painter - she is currently working on her own line of greeting cards for young adults.

"Esabella is smart, beautiful and a one of a kind talent" - Cathy Lee Crosby

"I found Esabella prepared and grounded. Esabella's dynamism and focus are her strengths" Janice Mingas - Director - Things We Take

"Esabella is passionate, playful, and always too direction which makes the director's task easier on set" - Alex Paramo - Director - Enlightenment

"Esabella came to set prepared and had ideas to further her character" - Ryan Curtis - Director - Arthurs Gift

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Holly Carinci

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