Ella Cruz grew up in the world of show business, being part of the young talented performers in the gag show Ang TV and as a child actress on various soaps and big screen flicks. She got her first acting award as Best Child Actress from the FAMAS Awards in 2007 for the post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Resiklo.
She was given her first title role in the ABS-CBN drama series Aryana, where she played a human cursed to become a full-fledged mermaid on her fourteenth birthday. She also played the main antagonist in the television adaptation of the teen-oriented Wattpad series Bagito and frequently appears in the long-running drama anthology Maalaala Mo Kaya and the fantasy anthology Wansapanataym.
Ella has her own You Tube channel, where she uploads her versions of the latest dance craze. Her dance video featuring Miley Cirus’ Twerk It Like Miley became a viral hit in 2015 and has now earned more than 10 million views. She regularly appears as a host and performer in ASAP.