Elaine Tan

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Elaine Tan
Born London, England
Occupation Actress

Elaine Tan is a British actress of Chinese Malaysian ancestry.

She attended the Sylvia Young Theatre School at an early age, appearing in commercials, TV, film, and stage productions, including West End productions of South Pacific and The King and I. She later graduated in Law from the University of Exeter.

She played the lead role of Liat in Sir Trevor Nunn's production of South Pacific at the Royal National Theatre in London,[1] and sang 'Happy Talk' as a duet with the character of Bloody Mary which features on the musical soundtrack recorded at Abbey Road Studios.

In 2006 she was nominated for 'Best Actress' at the ECU European Independent Film Festival.

Television credits include Nighty Night, The Bill, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, Footballers' Wives, "'Til Death", "Boston Legal", "Entourage" and "CSI:Crime Scene Investigation".

She was Lucy Chang in the HBO feature film Starter for 10 and played Li Chong in EastEnders.

She featured in the 2011 advertising campaign for Olay.

In 2014, she played Kelli Lin in "Person of Interest".


  1. ^ Wolf, Matt (December 13, 2001). "South Pacific". variety.com. Retrieved February 5, 2014. 

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