- Ella Koon
Ella Koon Chinese name 官恩娜 Jyutping gun1 jan1 naa4 (Cantonese) Birth name Ella Koon Yun Na Ancestry Guangdong, China Origin Hong Kong Born July 9, 1979
Tahiti, French Polynesia
Occupation Singer, actress, model Genre(s) Cantopop, pop rock Instrument(s) Singing, guitar, piano, drums Years active 2000–present
Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesian island of Tahiti, of Cantonese descent. She was raised in Hong Kong and attended high school in Birmingham, England. Koon is multi-lingual and speaks Cantonese, English, Mandarin, and French.
After completing her studies in England, Koon returned to Hong Kong in 2000 where she began her modelling 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 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 a 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.
Koon also plays the Gu-zheng, a traditional Chinese musical instrument with 21 strings.
- Original (2004)
- Ellacadabra (2005)
- Lose Sanity: 失常 (2006)
- Stages (2008)
- Being (2010)
- Take A Shine To... (2011)
- I Do (戀性世代, 2000)
- My Sweetie (甜絲絲, 2004)
- Crazy N' the City (2005)
- Drink, Drank, Drunk (千杯不醉, 2005)
- Ice Age: 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)
- The Heavenly Kings (2006)
- Arthur and the Minimoys (迷你魔界大冒險, 2007)
- Kidnap (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, 2009)
- Short of Love (矮仔多情, 2009)
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (冰河世紀三, 2009)
- Rebellion (2009)
- Here Comes Fortune (2010)
- 72 Tenants of Prosperity (72家租客, 2010)
- The Princess and the Frog (voice) (公主與青蛙, 2010)
- Merry-Go-Round - Merry (2010)
- Sunshine Heartbeat (赤沙印記/四葉草2, 2004) Guest appearance
- Revolving Doors of Vengeance (酒店風雲, 2005) (TVB TV Series)
- Medical Detectives (醫學神探, 2005)
- The Dream of Red Chamber (紅樓夢, 2007)
- Survivor's Law II (律政新人王 2, 2007) (TVB TV Series)
- Dressage To Win (盛裝舞步愛作戰, 2008) Guest appearance
- This Is My Home (我是香港人, 2008) (RTHK Drama)
- Gourmet Secret Agent Series (日日有食神, 2009) (TVB TV Series)
- Hong Kong Land History (老土正傳, 2009) (RTHK Series)
- Room to Let (有房出租, 2009) (RTHK Drama)
- Room to Let 2 (有房出租II, 2010) (RTHK Drama)
- Only You (只有您, 2011) (TVB TV Series)
- Super Snoops (2011)
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- ^ "Ella Koon". imdb.com. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1846949/. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
- ^ "Ella Koon". chinesemov.com. http://chinesemov.com/actors/Ella%20Koon.html. Retrieved April 2, 2010.
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