Ellen Wong is a Canadian actress. She is known for her role as Knives Chau in the 2010 film "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" and Jill "Mouse" Chen in The CW's series "The Carrie Diaries."
Wong was born in the Scarborough, Ontario, to parents of Cambodian descent. She began acting in community theatre while attending L'Amoreaux Collegiate Institute and worked in a variety of TV production jobs from the age of 14. She later studied radio and television arts at Ryerson University.
Wong continued acting while at university, and in 2005, she landed a role in the TV series "This Is Wonderland" followed by Runaway in 2006. She also studies taekwondo but had to stop sparring competitively due to her acting schedule. Wong's martial arts background helped her land the role of Knives Chau in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" in October 2009. She auditioned for the part three times. On her second audition director Edgar Wright was surprised to find out that she had a green belt in taekwondo and was intrigued by this "sweetfaced young lady being a secret badass."
Wong expressed that the role of Knives Chau caught her eye because "it's not every day that as an Asian female, you get to be able to read a role that's empowering, that has a great arc, and that's so integral to the story as a whole." She also appeared in the TV show "Unnatural History." In 2011, she had a recurring role as Nurse Suzy Chao in the Global/ABC series "Combat Hospital." In January 2012, she was nominated for an ACTRA Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female for her work portraying an illegal immigrant smuggled across the ocean in a shipping container in the short film "Silent Cargo."
In February 2012, Wong was cast in the "Sex and the City" prequel series, "The Carrie Diaries," playing Jill "Mouse" Thompson, Carrie's best friend from high school.
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