Elodie Yung was born in Paris, France, of Cambodian and French descent. She grew up in Seine-saint-Denis, in Le Bourget, where she practiced karate and obtained her black belt. She graduated from University of La Sorbonne in Paris and has a law degree. She then decided to study acting at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art in London.
[wonderplugin_carousel id="13"][toggle title="Career" state="close" ]Her first roles were on TV after she started receiving acting role proposals when she was 20 years old. 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 successful police series, Les Bleus seasons 1-3, with Clémentine Célarié.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. She will appear in the upcoming film Gods of Egypt as the goddess Hathor. She is also set to play Elektra in season 2 of the Netflix series, Marvel's Daredevil in 2016.[/toggle]