Canadian-born actress Ellen Wong has indeed come a long way in her journey to Hollywood stardom. She began acting as far back as 2005 and though her career started off pretty slowly, she eventually rose to prominence as the years rolled by. She first caught the attention of TV audiences when she played the recurring role of Major Suzy Chao in the short-lived medical series Combat Hospital. She was also on the main cast of the teen series, The Carrie Diaries, in which she portrayed the character Jill “Mouse” Chen. More recently, she has starred in the thriller series Condor as well as the Netflix series GLOW.
Ellen Wong Bio
Ellen Wong was born on the 13th day of January in the year 1985. Her parents are both Chinese Cambodians, however, they fled to Canada in order to escape the Cambodian genocide.
She was born and raised in Scarborough, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Ellen had her high school education at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute. She began acting in community theatre during her early teenage years and she also appeared in several television productions while growing up.
For her college education, she attended Ryerson University where she studied radio and television arts.
Movies and TV Shows
Wong began her career as a professional actor while she was still in college. Her first major television appearance was on an episode of the Canadian comedy series, This Is Wonderland (2005). The following year, she marked her US television debut on an episode of the one-season-long series Runaway (2006). After a relatively long hiatus, she got to guest star on the action series Unnatural History (2010). The talented actress equally marked her feature film debut in the action comedy flick Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) in which she portrayed the character, Knives Chau.
Ellen Wong landed her first regular TV role in the Candian medical series, Combat Hospital (2011), in which she played the recurring role of Major Suzy Chao. Also in 2011, she played the lead role in the short film Silent Cargo. The talented actress also appeared in the horror comedy flick Silent Night (2012). She starred in the short film The Baddest Part (2014) as well as the horror comedy The Void (2016).
Wong’s first major television role was in the teen comedy series The Carrie Diaries (2013-14). She portrayed the character Jill “Mouse” Chen throughout the 2-season duration of the series. She made guest appearances on the hit crime series Castle (2015) as well as the animated sitcom Son of Zorn (2016). Afterward, she landed the recurring role of Misaki Han in the Canadian Sci-Fi series Dark Matter (2016-17). She has also joined the cast of the comedy web series, GLOW (2017-present), in which she portrays the character Jenny Chey. The talented actress also had a recurring role in season one of the thriller series Condor (2018).
Ellen Wong’s big screen credits have also continued to soar in recent times. She appeared alongside Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega in the thriller movie The Circle (2017). She also had a role in the drama film In the Life of Music (2018).
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Awards and Nominations
Ellen Wong’s brilliant work in film and television has earned her some critical acclaim over the years. For her first feature film role in the 2010 action comedy Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, she received a nomination for the Best Supporting Actress Award at the 2011 Scream Awards. The actress was also nominated for an award at the 2012 ACTRA Awards organized by the Association of Canadian Television and Radio Artists.
Height and Other Body Stats
Indeed, great gifts sometimes come in not-so-big packages. This is the case of this Canadian-born Hollywood star who stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157 cm). She has a highly attractive physique which she maintains at a body weight of about 52 kg (115 lb). She has a bust measurement of 31 inches (79 cm), a waist size of 24 inches (61 cm), and her hips measure 33 inches (73 cm).
Other Interesting Facts
Her first name “Ellen” is derived from Greek and it implies “torch” or “bright”. She speaks at least 3 languages fluently; English, Cantonese, and Taishanese.