Vella Lovell Biography, Age, Movies, Indian, Big Sick, Crazy Ex Girlfriend,

Vella Lovell is an American actress, she is known for her role as Heather in the comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Khadija in The Big Sick. She as well had minor roles in TV series Girls and Younger before joining Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015.

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Vella Lovell Biography

Vella Lovell is an American actress well known for her role as Heather in the comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend and Khadija in The Big Sick. She as well had minor roles in TV series Girls and Younger before joining Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015.

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Vella Lovell Age – Vella Lovell Birthday

Lovell was born on September 13, 1985, in New Mexico, USA. She 33 years old as of 2018.

Vella Lovel Family

Lovell has kept the identity of her parents hidden away from the press. Although she loves her family and she has often praised them for their support of her chosen career path.

He has as well kept details of her childhood and any existing sibling away from the press, presumably to avoid the media attention. Her ethnicity has been the subject of mild controversy.

Vella Lovell Education

She got enrolled at the Interlochen Arts Academy and gained an undergraduate bachelor’s degree from New York University. In the year 2015, she later joined and graduated from the Juilliard School.

Vella Lovell Husband

Vella is not yet married, she is said to be dating Michael Braun. She first mentioned her boyfriend on the 3rd of January 2016 and shared a picture with him on Instagram.

Along with her close friends and boyfriend Michael, she went to watch the show Playbill in Richard Rodgers Theatre in Hamilton, New York.

Vella Lovell Career

With the dedication and love for theater,  Vella made her appearance in The Bacchae alongside Jonathan Groff at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park and she again appeared in the short play Recess as part of a selection of one-act plays titled The Great Recession at the Flea Theater in New York in 2009.

In 2010 she played a student in the web series, College Humor Originals and similarly, in 2014 she 3. She as well appeared as Danielle in the short movie named Three Dates.

In the year 2015, she then appeared in the web series named OM City and played the role of Sarah and as a nurse in the short movie Bears Discover Fire.

She played minor roles in TV series Girls and Younger before joining the cast of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend in 2015. For two seasons Lovell has been the standout comic relief alongside Golden Winner, Rachel Bloom, and Vincent Rodriguez.

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In 2017 she was featured in the smash-hit romantic comedy movie The Big Sick where she played the role of  Khadija alongside Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter, Ray Romano among others in 2017.

As of 2018, she is voicing a character named Mermista on the television show named She-Ra and the Princess of Power on Netflix.


Vella Lovell Net Worth

Vella’s net worth is still under review.

Vella Lovell Movies – Vella Lovell Tv

  • The Christmas Chronicles
  • The Big Sick
  • Bears Discover Fire
  • Literally, Right Before Aaron
  • Vella Lovell Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Vella Lovell Indian

Lovell is of African and European descent, is often mistaken for Middle Eastern and Indian and is frequently cast as characters of different ethnicities, including a Pakistani woman in the rom-com The Big Sick starring Kumail Nanjiani.

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Vella Lovell The Big Sick

Vella plays the role of Khadija in (The Big Sick) whereby Kumail is a Pakistani comic who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father.

Vella Lovell Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Vella Lovell plays the role of  Heather Davis on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, a sardonic, lovable, often directionless community college student who serves as the foil and next-door neighbor to lead Rebecca Bunch (Rachel Bloom), a high-strung East Coast lawyer who gives up her career in search of happiness.

The Crazy Ex-Girlfriend a tv show that is Successful and driven, Rebecca Bunch seemingly has it all — an upscale apartment in Manhattan and a partnership at a prestigious law firm — but she feels like something is missing.

After a chance meeting with a former romantic interest, Rebecca impulsively decides to give up her life in New York and relocate to West Covina, Calif., a Los Angeles suburb she hopes will be the perfect home base as she embarks on a quest for love, adventure, and true happiness. Star Rachel Bloom also serves as an executive producer.

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Vella Lovell Chats Her Role In CW’s “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”

Vella Lovell Interview

Interviewer: Tell us a little about yourself. Who is Vella “The Artist”?

Vella Lovell: I like to bring a sense of humor to all of the work that I do as an actor- so I would say; funny, playful, a sense of heart and human connection.

Interviewer: What made you want to get into the arts?

Vella Lovell: I studied classical piano in an arts boarding school and had thought I was going to be a classical pianist. It turns out when you play the classical piano you’re in a room by yourself for hours every day and I really like people and talking to them. When I was practicing I wasn’t seeing many people.

I had always done plays in school and loved it. So, when I was playing the piano, I had realized I wanted to be performing and acting. I auditioned for some theater and piano schools and got into NYU for theatre- and I went.

Interviewer: You also went to Juilliard, right?

Vella Lovell: Yes, I did Juilliard for Grad school and NYU for undergrad. I did a lot of theater school, like a lot. I should be a doctor in playing pretend.

Interviewer: So, when you went to Juilliard school, did you study any music there?

Vella Lovell: Interesting fact that I always forget about is that I actually auditioned for the Juilliard pre-college program for piano when I was 15 and I did not get in.

I was so upset that I thought Juilliard was the worst and hated them. Years later, I ended up going back there for theater. It was strange being in the same theater again auditioning for something in a completely different department. It’s this weird full circle.

Interviewer: Do you think working in music has helped your role in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”?

Vella Lovell: It does, but I don’t consider myself a full-blown singer. There’s a lot of people on our show that are “sang-ers”. For example, Donna Champlin, who plays Paula, has been in several Broadway shows, singing 8 times a week. She’s so good.

So, I never considered myself a full singer, but I think having played piano for so long actually helped. Especially, since the turn around on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is so fast.

We’ll get a song, record it the next day and shoot it the day after. It’s so fast, you don’t get a lot of time with it. There’s no sheet music or anything, it’s kind of just – go. I think playing the piano has helped me more than I realize.

Interviewer: You play the character Heather on “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”, what is she like?

Vella Lovell: She’s kind of over everything.

Interviewer: That makes the singing in your songs so funny.

Vella Lovell: She gets to do a lot of things in her musical numbers that she wouldn’t do in her normal life. But, I guess that’s the way it is for everyone on the show, even for Rachel Bloom. Her character is doing things that she wouldn’t do in her normal life.

Interviewer: Did you ever get to improve?

Vella Lovell: We’re lip-syncing to recorded tracks the day before, so you don’t get to improve the singing since it’s already done. Sometimes you can add ad-libs or words in-between. But, there’s mostly more improv in the movement.

Interviewer: How much of relation do you have with Heather in real life?

Vella Lovell: We’re the opposite. We’re nothing alike. Heather is like the alter-ego that I have inside of me. I’m much more of someone that likes to people please, I like to be friends with people and don’t want to offend them. Whereas Heather doesn’t care and she’s just over everything and is like, “I’ve seen it all”. She’s what I would be like if I didn’t have a filter.

Interviewer: You mostly play comedy roles, is that something you like to stick with or slipped into?

Vella Lovell: It’s something I slipped into. I never really thought about myself as funny or anything, but I think even sometimes when I’m trying to do something serious- people will laugh. it’s not something I expected to be doing, but I love making people laugh. It’s such an audible connection that you can have with someone.

It’s therapeutic and I think you can get to more serious things through laughter. When someone is laughing they’re a little more open to something serious right after or something with more heart in it. it’s unexpected.

Interviewer: In “The Big Sick” you did some drama work, although the film is actually a drama/comedy, where you had an emotional scene.
Vella Lovell: Yeah. In The Big Sick, the main scene with my character is a rejection scene. So, that’s definitely not funny. But, in the grand scheme of things, it’s a comedy.

Interviewer: Yeah. it makes the harder things easier to deal with.

Vella Lovell: I love stuff like that. Any drama should also make you laugh and any comedy should speak to you on a deeper level.

Interviewer: If you’re going to have a book, what title would it be?

Vella Lovell: I feel like my book would be called “Was it weird when that happened?” Every moment of my life, I’m always like- was that weird? And people are usually like… yeah.

Interviewer: What are you currently listening to?

Vella Lovell: My top 3 songs I’m listening to right now on repeat are: “Better” by Kelela, “Supermodel” by Sza, and “Golden” by Jill Scott.

Interviewer: What are you currently reading?

Vella Lovell: I am currently reading. “Caucasia” by the amazing Danzy Senna.

Interviewer: If you had the chance and opportunity to help a specific charity, what would it be and why?

Vella Lovell: I actually am working with this nonprofit called, Yamba Malawi, they’re this amazing organization that works with orphanages in Malawi in Africa and they help build sustainable business practices for the community there since the government isn’t helping them. I’m hoping to go to Africa in January.