Ella Koon

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Ella Koon
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Chinese name 官恩娜
Pinyin Guān Ēnnà (Mandarin)
Jyutping Koon1 Yun1 Na4 (Cantonese)
Birth name Ella Koon Yun Na
Ancestry Bao'an County, Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1979-07-09) July 9, 1979 (age 34)
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Occupation Singer, actress, model
Genre(s) Cantopop, pop rock
Instrument(s) Singing, guitar, piano, drums
Label(s) Warner Music (2012-present)
Years active 2000–present

Ella Koon Yun-na is an ethnic Chinese Cantopop singer, actress and model based in Hong Kong.

Biography[edit]

Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, of Hakka descent.[1][2][3] She was raised in Hong Kong and attended high school in Birmingham, England. Koon is multi-lingual and speaks Hakka, Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and some French. Koon also plays the Gu-zheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with 21 strings, as well as the Guitar and Piano.[4] She is not a French citizen.[5] In 2006, during promoting a Mid-Autumn Festival event, Ella was assaulted on stage by a man, later identified as Kalton Pan, a 22 year-old male. The man was immediately arrested and later sentenced in 9 months in prison. Ella was not hurt by the incident and decided against pursuing legal action against the man. [6]

Entertainment career[edit]

After completing her studies in England, Koon returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where she began her modeling career for various magazines, advertisements and commercials.

Modelling became her full-time profession from then on, and in 2001, she landed her first movie role in “I Do”. After the movie, she continued modelling; then in 2004 she was invited to attend a singing audition. The audition landed her a contract with Boombeat Music and launched her singing career.[4] Her first few albums – “Original”, “Ellacadabra” (2005), “Lose Sanity” (2006) and the EP “Stages” (2008) were not particularly acclaimed. But as a singer on The Voice (超級巨聲) singing "Endless Love" she impressed audiences and further propelled her singing career.

Koon also starred in the popular TVB’s drama series “Revolving Door of Vengeance” in 2005 and “Survivor’s Law II ” in 2007. Viewers instantly fell in love with both of her characters on the shows. In “Revolving Door of Vengeance” she play “Hoi Sum” (meaning 'happy' in Cantonese) a carefree and happy-go-lucky girl. In “Survivor’s Law II,” she won the audience again with her character as “Lily” the sassy and stylish lawyer who could hold her own in the courtroom. Besides the drama series, Koon has been invited as a guest to several TVB games shows and was a host for two food travel shows with notable Hong Kong Chefs. Indeed, her most recent work with Kelvin Pan (Pan Kai Tai) has boosted her into the pinnacle of Hong Kong entertainment business.[4]

“I Do” was just the first of many movies Koon appeared and started in. She also landed roles in movies such as My Sweetie (甜絲絲, 2004), Drink, Drank, Drunk (千杯不醉, 2005), Ice Age 2: The Meltdown (冰河世紀二, 2006), The Shopaholics (最愛女人購物狂, 2006), Without Words (地老天荒, 2006), Undercover Hidden Dragon (至尊無賴, 2006), Arthur and the Minimoys (迷你魔界大冒險, 2007), Muddy but Pure White (泥巴色的純白, 2008), Playboy Cops (花花型警, 2008), Look for a Star (游龍戲鳳, 2008), Short of Love (矮仔多情, 2009) and Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (冰河世紀三, 2009). She Played the role of Merry in the Clement Cheng movie 'Merry-go-round' (2010) in which her talent expresses perfectly.[4]

Discography[edit]

  • Original (2004)
  • Ellacadabra (2005)
  • Lose Sanity: 失常 (2006)
  • Stages (2008)
  • Being (2010)
  • Take A Shine To... (2011)
  • Wanna Be (2013)

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2000 I Do Michelle Chung
2004 My Sweetie Sea Ko
2005 Crazy N' the City Chris's ex-girlfriend
2005 Drink, Drank, Drunk "Big Sister" beer girl
2006 The Shopaholics Ding Ding-dong
2006 Without Words Snow Yip
2006 Undercover Hidden Dragon 36
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown cantonese dub
2006 The Heavenly Kings cameo (uncredited)
2007 Arthur and the Invisibles cantonese dub
2007 Kidnap Shirley
2007 Muddy but Pure White
2008 Playboy Cops policewoman
2009 Look for a Star Chihuahua
2009 Short of Love secretary
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs cantonese dub
2009 Rebellion undercover cop
2010 72 Tenants of Prosperity Tin Mi Mi
2010 Here Comes Fortune
2010 Just Another Pandora's Box Diao Chan
2010 Perfect Wedding
2010 Merry-Go-Round Merry / Young Eva
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Sunshine Heartbeat doctor guest star
2005 The Zone Gigi
2005 Medical Detectives Suet
2005 Revolving Doors of Vengeance Lee Hoi-sum
2006 Love a Flame Siu Fong
2007 Survivor's Law II Lily Suen
2008 Dressage To Win cashier guest star
2008 This is My Home Yip Gong-on
2009 Rooms to Let Bee
2010 Rooms to Let 2010 Bee
2011 Only You Siu Shuk-chu
2011 Super Snoops Chow Kui-yeuk
2012 Highs and Lows Ko Hei Suen

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