Who is Elodie Yung?
Elodie is a French actress, probably best known to the world as Elektra Natchios in the TV series “Daredevil” (2016), and as Thony in the TV series “The Cleaning Lady” (2022), in addition to several other popular roles that she’s secured so far in her career.
Elodie Yung Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Elodie Yung was born on 22 February 1981, in Paris, France, to a Cambodian father and a French mother. She grew up in the outskirts of Paris, in Le Bourget, and said that she had a tough childhood. Other children would tease and bully her, so at just nine years of age, she enrolled in karate classes, and after years of practice, she became a black belt in her late teens.
Following high school matriculation, Elodie enrolled at the University of Paris, from which she obtained a law degree, with the ultimate intention of becoming a judge. However, at 29 years old, Elodie had a change of heart, and enrolled at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art to study acting.
Elodie launched her on-screen career in 2002, with the role of Jade Perrin in the French drama series “La Vie Devant Nous”. She appeared in 30 out of 52 episodes of the critically acclaimed series, which helped her kick-start her career.
In 2004, Elodie made her feature film debut as Tsu in the action adventure-drama film “Les Fils Du Vent”, which starred Williams Belle, Chau Belle Dinh and Malik Diouf, and continued to work in the French language.
In 2005, Elodie played Fanny in an episode of the TV series “Mademoiselle Joubert”, reprising the character three more times in 2006 and 2007, before embarking on the role of Laura Maurier in the TV series “Les Bleus: Premiers Pas Dans La Police”. She appeared in 29 out of 35 episodes of the award-winning series through 2010, which earned her national stardom.
In 2007, she played Isa in the drama “Fragile(s),” and the same year appeared as Josephine in the TV mini-series “Securite Interieure,” starring Samuel Labarthe, Elisabeth Vitali and Artus de Penguin.
Rise to Prominence.
Elodie was gradually becoming more popular, and in 2010, she was cast in her first starring role, as Isako in the action comedy film “Operation Casablanca”, co-starring Tarek Bukhari and Gilles Tschudi. Next, she was Miriam Wu, the love interest of Lisbeth Salander in the Academy Award-winning mystery crime-drama film “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, starring Daniel Craig, Rooney Mara and Stellan Skarsgard, among others.
Two years later, Elodie featured in the award-winning sci-fi action-adventure film “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”, which starred Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and Adrianne Palicki, while in 2014, she starred with Aidan Gillen and Jonathan Slinger in the awarded thriller “Still”.
The same year, she appeared in the short action drama film “Believe”, portraying Michael Stahl-David’s character’s wife, and also worked on the film “10 Things I Hate About Life”, but the film was actually never finished.
She next portrayed Eva Gray in Justin Trefgarne’s sci-fi mystery thriller “Narcopolis” (2015), which starred James Callis, Kerry Shale, and Harry Lloyd. She had a great start to 2016, with the role of Elektra Natchios in “Daredevil,” a Primetime Emmy Award-nominated action crime drama about Matt Murdock and his fights against crime in New York.
She reprised the role of Elektra in the spin-off mini-series “The Defenders” in 2017, while a year prior, she starred as Hathor in the fantasy action-adventure film “Gods of Egypt”, with Brenton Thwaites, Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, and Gerard Butler.
Elodie continued rather successfully into the second half of the 2010s. First, she starred as Amelia Roussel in the award-winning crime action-comedy film “The Hitman’s Bodyguard”, alongside such Hollywood stars as Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson and Gary Oldman. She then voiced Olivia Durant in the video game “Call of Duty: WWII”, both in 2017.
In 2019, she featured in the animated TV mini-series “Night Zookeeper”, starring Bert Davis, Kemal Deen-Ellis, and Peter Singh, then the following year, Elodie starred as Queen Catherine in the Disney + action-adventure film “Secret Society of Second Born Royals”, co-starring Peyton Elizabeth Lee, Niles Fitch and Isabella Blake-Thomas.
Most recently, she found new fame by starring as Thony in the TV crime-drama series “The Cleaning Lady”, about a Cambodian doctor who comes to the US to get treatment for her son. The series was created by Miranda Kwok, and Elodie’s co-stars are Adan Canto and Oliver Hudson.
As of mid- 2022, Elodie Yung’s net worth has been estimated to be around $2 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 25 film and TV titles.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children
When it comes to her personal life, Elodie has been rather secretive about her aspirations. However, back in June 2018, she announced that she was expecting her first child, and gave birth to her daughter, Minavann Yung Howard – the child’s father is Elodie’s long-time boyfriend, Jonathan Howard, but there’s no information on when the two started dating.
Although they live together and share a child, Elodie and Jonathan aren’t married.
Jonathan Howard is an English actor, born in Lancashire in 1980, who has kept his exact date of birth a secret. He started his career in 2001 with the role of Scott Penney in the TV series “Looking After the Penneys”, and has since gone on to portray such popular characters as Gavin Moody in the TV series “Dream Team” (2005-2007), then Ian Boothby in the film “Thor: The Dark World” (2013), and the lead role of Chris in the thriller film “Night Fare” (2015).
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The prominent actress has black hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs approximately 121lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 29-24-33, bra size 34A.
Trivia, Hobbies, Interests
She was the first non-American actress to portray Marvel’s Elektra, and was praised for her work.
She’s proud of her Cambodian roots, though she identifies as French, and is a big supporter of the humanitarian group Cambodian Children’s Fund.
An avid animal lover, Elodie has a dog she calls ‘The Hyena’. She also enjoys spending time in nature, and has often gone on camping trips with her partner and their child. Her favorite destination is Zion National Park.