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|Pinyin||Guān Ēnnà (Mandarin)|
|Jyutping||Koon1 Yun1 Na4 (Cantonese)|
|Birth name||Ella Koon Yun Na|
|Ancestry||Bao'an County, Guangdong, China|
9 July 1979 |
Tahiti, French Polynesia
|Occupation||Singer, actress, model|
|Genre(s)||Cantopop, pop rock|
|Instrument(s)||Singing, guitar, piano, drums|
|Label(s)||Warner Music (2012-present)|
Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, of Hakka descent. 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. She is not a French citizen.
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. 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 played “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.
“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.
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.
- Original (2004)
- Ellacadabra (2005)
- Lose Sanity 失常 (2006)
- Stages (2008)
- Being (2010)
- Take A Shine To... (2011)
- Wanna Be (2013)
|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||Muddy but Pure White|
|2009||Look for a Star||Chihuahua|
|2009||Short of Love||secretary|
|2009||Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs||cantonese dub|
|2010||72 Tenants of Prosperity||Tin Mi Mi|
|2010||Here Comes Fortune|
|2010||Just Another Pandora's Box||Diao Chan|
|2010||Merry-Go-Round||Merry / Young Eva|
|2004||Sunshine Heartbeat||doctor||guest star|
|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|
- Ella speaks Hakka
- "Biography". Retrieved 2010-02-20.
- "官恩娜中秋晚會被強吻 男青年當場被拘捕(圖)". www.news.cn. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Ella Koon diagnosed with Bell's Palsy". Yahoo! News. 2014-09-17. Retrieved 2014-09-17.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Ella Koon.|
- Ella Koon at the Internet Movie Database
- Ella's Official Website
- Ella's Official Weibo Blog
- Ella's Official Facebook Fan Page
- Ella's Official Yahoo! BLOG
- Ella's Official Artist Profile Page on AliveNotDead
- Ella's Official Jacso Blog
- Ella's new EP interview July 2010