Ellen Wong was born in 1984/1985 in the district Scarborough, in Ontario in Canada. She was the daughter of Chinese parents who had to shift their livings to Canada due to Cambodian genocide. It is a very famous and brutal incident that resulted in the death of about 1.5 to 2 million people, it was carried out from 1975-1979 by the Khmer Rouge. Her parents speak Teochew.
She started her acting career while she was still studying in the university. She was fond of acting from her childhood that is why she acted in many television productions jobs while she was just 14 years old in 2005. She had a passion for acting but she never wanted to adopt it as a profession. As a child she did not hesitate to work rather she gave her 100% that in result brought her to a new level when she stepped into the television industry. More details inside.
Ellen Wong’s parents were one of those Chinese Cambodians who migrated to Canada during the Cambodian genocide. In an interview, Wong explained that she had to face many difficulties as she had to act into an adult show which included a lot of adult content such as kissing and talking about virginity. She said that she would never want to be 16 again. But still her parents played an important role in making her career.
In a recent talk with a channel she told that after graduation she thought of beginning a new career and quit acting. That was the reason why she quit the job that she was previously doing on a TV station as she returned from the trip to Asia. She quitted TV programs and gave an audition. This was the turning point of her life as she got the first ever major role that was the first step of ladder towards success.
Her parents no doubt have been supportive but we know that they always take care of us even if we are married and are very cautious for us. Exact same was the case for her as she told that her dad freaks out whenever she kisses a boy on screen. According to her she had no interest in pursuing acting as a profession but later she had to adopt it.
Ellen Wong remained acting while she was still studying at the university level. She was awarded a role for the first time in a television series in 2005 which helped her a lot. It is so because the television series was the start of her career and it created and boosted confidence in her due to which she easily played difficult and main roles fabulously.
After that her career just took a boost and she acted in another series on television named Runaway that was released in 2006. Her main characteristic besides acting was that she was a taekwondo specialist and had a black belt in this sport.
This was also very helpful for her as she became the first choice of the directors for the role in movie Scott Pilgrim vs The World where she had to play the role of Knives Chau in October 2009. Even director Edgar Wright got surprised when he came to know for the first time that she was black belt in taekwondo. He could never have thought of it that such a sweet and innocent faced lady was really a badass.
In October 2016 she became part of the Netflix comedy series Glow. She was really glad to work in it because it was actually about the sportswomen who work out hard and fight in the ring to tear apart each other but what happens afterwards was unknown before this series. She herself was a taekwondo artist and wanted that people should come to know about the real life of wrestlers what they do outside the ring. It was also a great comedy series by Netflix.
For the first time, she was nominated for Scream Awards for the best supporting actress in 2011 for her work in Scott Pilgrim vs The World.
She was again nominated for ACTRA awards in Silent Cargo movie for an outstanding performance by a female in 2012.
At the moment, according to different sources Ellen Wong is single. Basically, she keeps her personal information very secret and personal. It might be because at this moment her main focus is just on acting and she wants to continue with it. There are rumors that she and her unknown boyfriend are going to marry as they were seen many times at a jewelry store but it is still a rumor because none of them hasn’t confirmed it yet.
She weighs almost about 52 kg and has a height of 5 ft and 2 inches. Her body measurements are upper body i.e. chest 32 inches, her belly is 24 inches and her lower body i.e. hips are 34 inches. Along with it she has black-colored hair and brown eyes.