Élodie Yung

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Élodie Yung
Elodie Yung 2015.jpg
Yung at the New York Comic Con, 2015
Born (1981-02-22) February 22, 1981 (age 35)
Paris, France
Occupation Actor
Years active 2002–present

Élodie Yung (French pronunciation: ​[elɔdi juŋ]; born February 22, 1981) is a French television and film actress. She portrays Elektra in the second season of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Netflix series Daredevil.

Personal life[edit]

Yung was born in Paris, on February 22, 1981. Her father is Cambodian and her mother is French.[1] She graduated from the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and also has a master's degree in law from the University of Paris. As of 2004 she had practiced karate for over ten years.[2]

Career[edit]

Her first roles were on TV after she started receiving acting role proposals when she was 20 years old.[3] Following her 2004 film debut as female lead Tsu in Les fils du vent, she played the gang lord Tao in District 13: Ultimatum. Yung returned to TV for the first three seasons of the successful police series, Les Bleus with Clémentine Célarié.[4] Yung appeared in the 2011 film The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo as Miriam Wu, a romantic interest of Lisbeth Salander. In 2013, she appeared on the silver screen as a ninja Jinx in G.I. Joe: Retaliation.[5] She starred in the film Gods of Egypt (2016), as the goddess Hathor.[6] She plays Elektra in season 2 of the Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil in 2016.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Les fils du vent Tsu
2007 Fragile(s) Isa
2008 Home Sweet Home Marie-Jo
2009 District 13: Ultimatum Tao
2010 Let Her N/A Short film
2010 Opération Casablanca Isako
2011 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Miriam Wu
2013 G.I. Joe: Retaliation Jinx
2013 10 Things I Hate About Life N/A Unfinished film
2014 Still Christina
2015 Narcopolis Eva Gray
2016 Gods of Egypt Hathor
2017 The Hitman's Bodyguard Filming

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002–03 La vie devant nous Jade Perrin 8 episodes
2005–07 Mademoiselle Joubert Fanny Ledoin 3 episodes
2006–10 Les bleus: premiers pas dans la police Laura Maurier 29 episodes
2007 Sécurité intérieure Joséphine Episode: "Flash-Back"
2009 Little Wenzhou Su Television film
2016 Daredevil Elektra Natchios 10 episodes
2016 Of Kings and Prophets Rizpah unknown

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kanara Ty (June 15, 2013). "Yung at Heart: G.I. Joe star Élodie Yung opens up". Audrey magazine. Retrieved September 6, 2013. 
  2. ^ Tobias Grey (Summer 2004). "France’s new urban superheroes". Paris Voice. Retrieved December 13, 2011. 
  3. ^ "La féminité est un atout, je n'hésite pas à en user" [Femininity is an asset, I don't hesitate to use it.]. Le Figaro. November 5, 2012. Élodie Yung, action girl. La belle eurasienne de Millenium et G.I. Joe... [Élodie Yung, action girl. The beautiful Eurasian woman from Millennium and G.I. Joe...] 
  4. ^ "Les Bleus, episode listings". Universal France DVD. 
  5. ^ Borys Kit (June 10, 2011). "G.I. Joe: Elodie Yung in talks to join new movie (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 10, 2011. 
  6. ^ Jen Yamato. "Elodie Yung joins Summit’s Gods of Egypt". Deadline.com. Retrieved July 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ Andrew Steinbeiser (July 7, 2015). "Elodie Yung cast as Elektra for Daredevil Season 2". ComicBook.com. Retrieved July 7, 2015. 

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