Ella Koon Yun Na
is Hong Kong-based Cantopop
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singer, actress and model
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. She is French by citizenship.
Ella Koon was born in the French Polynesia
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n island of Tahiti
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, of Cantonese descent. She was raised in Hong Kong
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and attended high school in Birmingham
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. 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
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(超級巨聲) singing Endless Love
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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
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- The Shopaholics
The Shopaholics is a 2006 Hong Kong romantic comedy film directed by Wai Ka-Fai, and starring Cecilia Cheung, Lau Ching-Wan, Jordan Chan, Ella Koon, and Paula Tsui.-Cast:* Cecilia Cheung* Lau Ching-Wan* Jordan Chan* Ella Koon* Paula Tsui* Dennis Law...
- Without Words
Without Words is a 2006 Hong Kong romantic drama film starring Lawrence Chou, Ella Koon and Derek Tsang. The film revolves around an orphaned mute girl named Snow Yip and a young musician named Kit.-Cast:*Lawrence Chou as Kit*Ella Koon as Suet...
- Undercover Hidden Dragon (至尊無賴, 2006)
- The Heavenly Kings
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- 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
Look for a Star is a 2009 Hong Kong romantic comedy film that was produced and directed by Andrew Lau. Inspired by the relationship between Stanley Ho and his fourth wife, Angela Leong, the film stars Andy Lau as a millionaire, who falls in love with a feisty casino dealer played by Shu Qi...
- Short of Love
-Synopsis:Wong Cho-Lam stars as Jack Lam, a self-employed stock trader who keeps his fortune amidst the 2008 financial tsunami, but loses his gold-digging girlfriend Lily . Now without a main squeeze, Jack meets the helpful and super-cute Angel , who advises him that he should learn to help others...
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
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Rebellion is an 2009 Hong Kong action/crime/thriller film directed by Herman Yau.-Synopsis:Notorious of its unpeace, the South district is ruled by five gangs. The five leaders, Jimmy , Coffee , Jupiter , Sand and Man Ching share the same power over the area...
- Here Comes Fortune (2010)
- 72 Tenants of Prosperity
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- The Princess and the Frog (voice) (公主與青蛙, 2010)
- Merry-Go-Round - Merry (2010)
- Sunshine Heartbeat
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(赤沙印記/四葉草2, 2004) Guest appearance
- Revolving Doors of Vengeance
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(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
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(律政新人王 2, 2007) (TVB TV Series)
- Dressage To Win
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(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
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(有房出租, 2009) (RTHK Drama)
- Room to Let 2 (有房出租II, 2010) (RTHK Drama)
- Only You
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(只有您, 2011) (TVB TV Series)
- Super Snoops
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