Elodie Yung

Elodie Yung was a French film and television actress who became known to America audiences in 2016 after appearing as Elektra on season two of Netflix's "Daredevil" (2015- ). Born and raised in Paris to a French mother ... Read more »
Born: 02/22/1981 in Paris, FR

Filmography

Actor (7)

The Hitman's Bodyguard 2017 (Movie)

(Actor)

Gods of Egypt 2016 (Movie)

Hathor (Actor)

Narcopolis 2015 (Movie)

Eva Gray (Actor)

10 Things I Hate About Life 2014 (Movie)

Nadine (Actor)

G.I. Joe: Retaliation 2013 (Movie)

Jinx (Actor)

Still 2013 (Movie)

Christina (Actor)

District 13: Ultimatum 2010 (Movie)

Tao (Actor)

Biography

Elodie Yung was a French film and television actress who became known to America audiences in 2016 after appearing as Elektra on season two of Netflix's "Daredevil" (2015- ). Born and raised in Paris to a French mother and Cambodian father, Yung had various interests growing up - none of which were acting. Her first love was karate, and over the course of her early childhood and teens Yung worked studiously on her craft, before earning her black belt at 20. It was also around this time that Yung began turning her attention towards acting. She quickly landed a recurring TV role on the French program "La vie devant nous" (2002- ). After appearing in 30 episodes of the show Yung moved on to film acting, with parts in "The Great Challenge" (2004), "Fragile(s)" (2007), and "Home Sweet Home" (2008). Then in 2011 she landed her first major Hollywood film role in the David Fincher-directed "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" (2011). Yung played the love interest of the character Lisbeth Salander. The success of "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" put Yung on the radar of various American casting agents who soon began to cast her in other big budget Hollywood films like "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" (2013) and "Still" (2014). Then in 2016 she nabbed her biggest American part to date when she appeared as the female superhero Elektra on season two of Netflix's "Daredevil." All 13 episodes of the second season were released on the global streaming website in early 2016.

EDUCATION

University of Paris

London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art

Milestones

2016

Joined the cast of Netflix's Daredevil as "Elektra Natchios"

2013

Was cast in a supporting role in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"

2011

Appeared as Miriam Wu in David Fincher's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo"

2002

Landed her first recurring TV role on "La vie devant nous"

Bonus Trivia

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In addition to her acting career, Yung also held a law degree from the University of Paris.

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Yung was a black belt in karate, having studied the martial art all throughout her teens.

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Although she was born and raised in Paris, only Yung's mother was French; her father was Cambodian.

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