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Ellen Wong

Born: 13 January 1985 (39 years old)
Gender: Female

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Ellen Wong is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Knives Chau in the 2010 comedy film Scott Pilgrim vs. the World; and for her recurring role as Maj. Suzy Chao in the medical procedural television series Combat Hospital, in 2011.

She is also known for her starring role as Jill 'Mouse' Chen, who is extremely bright and loyal and is one of Carrie's (AnnaSophia Robb) best friends, in the teen drama television series The Carrie Diaries.

Wong was born in Ontario, Canada. Her first role was on the award-winning television series This is Wonderland.

She is best known for her role as Knives Chau in Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, starring alongside Michael Cera, Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Jason Schwartzman. She auditioned against many hopefuls through an international talent search to fill the role of Knives Chau.

Edgar Wright wanted to work with Ellen as she was able to showcase herself as a unique actress, with the ability to also take on intense fight choreography. During training for the film, the on-set trainer nicknamed Ellen, The Ellen-nator.

Before Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Wong also appeared in the TV show, Unnatural History. In January 2012, she was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female for her work portraying an illegal immigrant smuggled across the ocean in a shipping container in the short film, Silent Cargo.

In February 2012, Wong landed a role on the Sex and the City prequel series, The Carrie Diaries, playing Jill 'Mouse' Chen, Carrie's best friend from high school who is described as pragmatic, bright and super loyal.

She also appears in the horror feature Silent Night, a loose remake of the 1984 horror film Silent Night, Deadly Night, opposite Malcolm McDowell and Jamie King.

Wong currently splits her time between Toronto and New York.


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