Eleanor Zichy became interested in acting when at the age of ten she saw a production of Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George in London's West End. She has been a student of drama through courses she has taken at the Avenue Road School of the Arts and the Dean Armstrong Acting Studio in Toronto. Next year, she will be a student at the Etobicoke School of the Arts, an arts-academic high school in Toronto. Skins is her first professional role as an actress. During filming, Eleanor turned 15.