Ellen Wong is a Canadian actress best known for her work in the film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World.’ She also got much appreciation for her role in the TV series ‘The Carrie Diaries’. Wong was born in Ontario, Canada, to parents who are of Chinese-Cambodian origin. Before she began her television career, she studied at Ryerson University. She initially appeared in guest roles in TV shows and managed to impress the audiences with her short but poignant performances. She then went on to play a main role in the TV series ‘The Carrie Diaries,’ which helped her gain a firm footing in the television world. More recently, she was seen in a main role in the Netflix series ‘GLOW’, which was critically acclaimed and won several awards. She made her film debut in 2010, with a role in the action comedy film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs The World’. The film was praised by the critics, though it was a commercial failure. Other films she has appeared in include ‘The Void’ and ‘The Circle’.
Ellen Wong’s acting career began in 2005, with a guest role in the Canadian legal drama comedy series ‘This is Wonderland’. She next played guest roles in the TV shows ‘Runaway’ in 2006 and ‘Unnatural History’ in 2010. In 2010, she also made her film debut playing a supporting role of a character named Knives Chau, in the action comedy film ‘Scott Pilgrim vs the World’. Directed by Edgar Wright, the movie gained positive reviews and several awards, but it failed commercially. Wong was nominated for the Scream Award for ‘Best Supporting Actress’.
In 2011, she was seen in the short film ‘Silent Cargo’. She earned a nomination for the ACTRA Award for ‘Outstanding Performance by a Female’. The same year, she played her first recurring TV role, portraying a Canadian Forces Nursing Officer named Major Suzy Chao in the TV series ‘Combat Hospital.’ The critical reception was mixed to negative. She next played an important role in the 2012 film ‘Silent Night’. The film was directed by Steven C. Miller. The film was a commercial failure, though its reviews were mixed to positive. In 2013 and 2014, she had a main role in the teen drama series ‘The Carrie Diaries’. Wong played a character named Jill Chen. The series received mostly mixed reviews.
In 2016, she had a supporting role in the supernatural horror TV movie ‘The Void,’ directed by Steven Kostanski. Though its reviews were mostly favorable, the film was a commercial failure. In 2017, she was seen in the film ‘The Circle’, in a minor role. The film was directed by James Ponsoldt, and it was a commercial success. However, its reviews were mostly negative. In 2016 and 2017, she also starred in the Canadian sci-fi series ‘Dark Matter,’ playing a character named Misaki Han. The series received good reviews.
Her recent works include the web series ‘GLOW,’ which streamed on Netflix. The series was appreciated by the critics, and it won several awards. She also played a recurring role in the American thriller series ‘Condor’, which started airing in 2018. Meanwhile, she acted in the Cambodian drama film ‘In the Life of Music’ as well.
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Family & Personal Life
Ellen Wong was born on January 13, 1985, in Scarborough, Toronto, Canada. Her parents are of Chinese-Cambodian origin. Not much is known regarding her childhood.
She studied at L’Amoreaux Collegiate Institute. She started working in television productions at the age of 14. She then studied radio and television arts at Ryerson University.
She is a black belt holder in taekwondo. However, she had to quit practicing the martial art in order to focus on acting.
She is a very private person and has not revealed any detail about her personal life to the media.