From Barbie to Winehouse: British Actress of Maltese Descent to Bring Amy Winehouse to Life in Biopic
Marisa Abela’s career has been extraordinary thus far, transforming from Teen Talk Barbie in ‘Barbie’ to gracing the screen as Amy Winehouse herself
Marisa Abela was born in Brighton, the daughter of actress Caroline Gruber and director Angelo Abela, and grew up in Rottingdean with her older brother Jack. Her father is Maltese and English, while her mother is Jewish from Poland. In 2020, Abela made her television debut as Ellie Sutherland in Sky One’s thriller COBRA and as Yasmin Kara-Hanani in BBC Two and HBO’s workplace drama Industry. In 2022, she appeared in the films She Is Love and Rogue Agent. In July 2022, Abela joined the cast of Greta Gerwig’s Barbie, where she played Teen Talk Barbie
It has been recently revealed that Abela was in preliminary talks to play Amy Winehouse in Sam Taylor-Johnson’s biopic Back To Black. This was confirmed when a shot of Abela as Winehouse was uploaded on social media.
Marisa Abela’s career has been extraordinary thus far, transforming from Teen Talk Barbie in ‘Barbie’ to gracing the screen as Amy Winehouse herself. With her exceptional talent and adaptability, she is certainly making a name for herself in the world of acting!