Ellen Wong stars in "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World" as Knives Chau.

Ellen Wong was born and raised in Ontario, Canada, where she currently resides with her family. The first film she ever watched in a movie theater was "Titanic." Wong was so inspired by Kate Winslet's performance that she knew instantly she wanted to be an actress.

Coming from a very traditional family, Wong was encouraged to complete her education prior to following her dreams. She started off in the industry by working behind the scenes on local film and television productions, as well as working at a television network where she read scripts and watched auditions. Through her experience behind the camera, Wong knew that it was her time to pursue acting. Her first role was on the award-winning television series "This Is Wonderland," followed by an appearance on The CW's "Runaway."

After auditioning many hopefuls across Canada and the United States for the role of Knives Chau, director Edgar Wright knew instantly he wanted to work with Wong. She was perfect for the role because she showcased herself as a unique actress with the ability to take on intense fight choreography, wirework and weaponry. In fact, Wong was nicknamed "The Ellen-nator" by the on-set trainer.

Wong also guest-starred on the television series "Unnatural History" as Hoshi, a fearless Japanese kendo fighter who is determined to bring out the warrior within herself, while also defending her family's honor.

Wong trains in World Taekwondo Federation (WTF) taekwondo, Xtreme Skills Development (XSD), acrobatics and weapons. She enjoys the adrenaline and discipline that come with training, and she plans to explore as many martial arts as possible. Her favorite action stars are Michelle Yeoh, Zhang Ziyi, Jackie Chan, Tony Jaa and Yanin Vismistananda (aka Jeeja Yanin).

In addition to her love of fight training, Wong also loves to travel and to learn about different cultures, food and people. One of Wong's most life-changing experiences was her first big backpacking trip through Asia, where she visited China, Japan, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Wong is always open to new experiences, and she embraces the unending opportunities life has to offer!




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Birthplace: Ontario, Canada
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