In third grade Ursula was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up; her response a nun or an actress. Amazingly she achieved both! O.K. she's not really a nun, but she played one in Agnes of God and lived in a convent for nearly 4 years. Dreams really do come true!
She's been performing onstage since she was four and has always been passionate about entertaining anyone who would watch be it a doll, dog, or human. A graduate of Stephens College (Columbia, MO), she has gone on to train with Jeff Daniel's Purple Rose Theatre Company (Chelsea, MI), The Shakespeare Theatre Company (Washinton, DC), The Shakespeare Gym (NYC), Primary Stage's Einhorn School of Performing Arts (NYC), and Kimball Studios (NYC).
Ursula has had the honor of performing at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center. In addition she has traveled throughout the mid west and east coast playing in parks, bars, barns, and theaters. Favorite roles include, Laura in The Glass Menagerie, Nellie in Floyd Collins, Nancy in Oliver! Princess Leia in MillenniumFalcon Crest, Essie in You Can't Take It With You, and of course Agnesin Agnes of God.
Ursula is proud to call New York City home. To read some of her writing visit ursulaella.blogspot.com and don't forget to follow her on instagram and twitter for the occasional hilarious post @ursulaella