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Overview (2)

Born in Paris, France
Height 5' 7" (1.7 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Elodie Yung

Trivia (4)

Is the first non-American actress to portray Elektra in a live action adaption of the character.
Has a black belt in karate.
Her father is Cambodian and her mother is French.
She auditioned for and was considered for the role of Diana Prince/Wonder Woman in Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice (2016).

Personal Quotes (14)

I don't carry sai blades for the sake of it in my personal life. I had to learn how to manipulate the sais. It was very tricky, because it's a weird shape. It's like a big fork. There's a lot of ways that you can use them, but it's not like a sword.
A first love is something that lasts forever in your heart. It's something that marks you.
I would love to appear in 'The Defenders.' I don't know - because hopefully she'll maybe be on the bad side. I don't know - I don't know what they'd do with Elektra in 'The Defenders,' but that would be a good dynamic, I think - to be confronted by these four superheroes, and I think it would be interesting - I'd be curious to see what they do.
I'm a black belt in karate. I grew up on the outskirts of Paris, and it was rough.
I think acting is a work of imagination.
You want to enjoy your night, and you don't want to suffer in your heels too long. Lipstick compensates for the lack of heels. It's a good option, and it works.
Personally, I've always had to face casting directors or producers saying, 'You're right for the part, but nahh, you're not quite what we're looking for.'
The Asian culture has to be a part of what we see on TV and in movies.
For me, being comfortable is the best way to express my personality. Some days I like to be chill and wear my Stan Smiths with a cool little jacket, a blouse, and some lipstick for night, and that's it.
I don't see myself as exotic.
This is not the story of Elektra from the comics. We're telling the story of 'Daredevil.' In this aspect, the storylines accentuate the sociopathic tendencies in her. The writers wanted to highlight that Elektra is quite manipulative and doesn't seem to have a conscience.
When I was auditioning, I didn't know it was 'Daredevil.' Everything was secret. They're secret agents. They wouldn't give you any clues. I was a big fan of the show, and I think it helped me, once I got the part, to really understand the world that they live in. It helped me during shooting.
I've experienced all the food and restaurants in New Orleans. I've been doing a bit of touristing when I have the day off, just walking in the French Quarter. To me, it's very, very surprising how people are so friendly. But no, it's very different from Paris.
When I was nine, my father said 'You can take piano lessons or do karate' - I had a black belt and was competing before I was 19.

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