Stella Velon is an American actress and writer based in Los Angeles.
Stella grew up obsessively watching Baz Luhrmann's movies. As a kid, she showed interest in all things artistic: she danced, sang, drew, wrote poetry and played the piano. But it was not until a modeling job brought her to the film set of 'Vive la Vie', starring Alexandra Lamy and Didier Bourdon that she discovered her true passion: acting.
While continuing to model and study (Stella also holds a Bachelor's degree from the Université Paris X-Nanterre), she trained at the Cours Viriot drama school in Paris, before moving to the US.
During her first year as a full-time student at the HB Studio, Velon made her American debut in the independent feature 'Shutterbug', playing the elusive 'muse' [The NY Times] Thalia, which opened at Cinema Village in New York. There, she continued to take roles in theater ('Uncle Jack' with Emmy-winning Reg E. Cathey), film (Men in Black 3, '79 Parts) and television (Baskets, Gossip Girl, A Different Spin with Mark Hoppus).
Her passion for the seventh art naturally evolved into her writing her first half-hour comedy series, inspired by her experiences in the New York City fashion world, currently in development.
Most recently Stella made her directorial debut with The Critic (2018), a psychological drama that she wrote and also starred in.
She is fluent in English and French and spends her time between LA, NYC, and Paris.