Jadyn Wong comes to mind whenever you think of a multi-talented and an outstanding actress. The Canadian-born star isn’t just an actress, she is also a black belt holder in karate and a classical keyboardist. Wong made her first film appearance in 2006 when she starred in the award-winning miniseries titled Broken Trail. She has appeared in other notable movies and TV series including Being Erica, Scorpion among others.
Jadyn Wong’s Background Details
The amazing actress was born Kristianna Jesse Wong on the 11th of May, 1985 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Her parents are both Chinese immigrants to Canada but they are originally from Hong Kong and owned a restaurant in Alberta. Wong developed a keen interest in acting right from an early age and as a result, was enrolled in her first drama class when she was twelve years old, this was also to help her to overcome shyness.
She attended Medicine Hat High School where she participated in several drama shows organized by her school. After graduation, she enrolled at the Haskayne School of Business situated at the University of Calgary to study commerce. However, after landing a role in Broken Trail, Wong deferred her college studies to focus on her acting career. She eventually obtained a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of British Colombia.
Her Acting Career Highlights
Jadyn Wong started her acting career in 2006 when she won an audition to appear in the award-winning mini-series titled Broken Trail. It was her first audition and after many actresses have auditioned for the role, Wong was selected. Starring alongside Robert Duvall, she portrayed the role of Ghee Moon in the series which later won an Emmy Award and was also nominated for the Golden Globe Awards. Her next movie was Space Buddies (2009) where she played the role of a Chinese reporter.
In 2010, Wong appeared as April Jung in a short film titled, The Letters as well as Caprica where she portrayed the game master. The following year, she starred in an episode of Rookie Blue, Being Erica and Stay with Me. She appeared in the 2012 movie titled Cosmopolis, playing the role of the Money Channel Interviewer. Later in 2014, Jadyn Wong was a cast in Debug, Lost Girl, Spun Out, Client Seduction, and Working the Engels.
She played the lead role in the CBS television series, Scorpion from 2014 to 2018. The series was canceled on the 12th of May, 2018 after its fourth season.
Jadyn Wong booked a role in the Sci-Fi movie, Needle in a Timestack, starring alongside Orlando Bloom, Laysla De Oliveira, and Freida Pinto. Her other movies include You’re Killing Me Susana that was released in 2016.
Details of Her Prominent Works
Jadyn Wong is no doubt a proficient actress who has skillfully depicted diverse characters in many movies and TV series. Her most recognized works include Scorpion, Broken Trail, and Being Erica.
Scorpion is Wong’s most prominent work. The series which was written by Nick Santor centered on the life of a self-professed computer genius, Walter O’Brien (Elyes Gabel) and his friends which comprised of Paige Dineen (Katharine McPhee), Toby Curtis (Eddy Kaye Thomas), Happy Quinn (Jadyn Wong), Sylvester Dodd (Ari Stidham), Cabe Gallo (Robert Patrick), and Ralph Dineen (Riley B. Smith). They helped in solving complex global problems and saving lives whenever they were called upon.
Jadyn Wong starred in 93 episodes of the series as Happy Quinn, a gifted mechanical engineer with a high intelligent quotient of 184. She was christened after her parent’s favorite song, ‘Shiny Happy People’ by R.E.M. Her mother’s death through childbearing led her father into alcoholism. Having thought that he couldn’t take care of her, Happy’s father then handed her over to a foster home. She eventually grew up by moving from one foster home to another.
The series sits on top of her best works because of her outstanding portrayal of a mechanical wizard; a character in which she doesn’t grasp the terminologies and mechanisms associated with it in real life. Scorpion was viewed by over 12 million people in its first and second season and had an audience of about 5.5 million when it was canceled.
Broken Trail (2006)
Broken Trail is a 2006 Alan Geoffrion Western television miniseries that starred Jadyn Wong, Robert Duvall, and Thomas Haden Church. Wong played the character of Ghee Moon in two episodes of the mini-series. She nailed the role after an impressive audition in Cantonese which promoted Robert Duvall to include her among the cast. The adept actress gave her all in the series as she learned Mandarin and deferred her college studies in the course of filming the TV series. Broken Trail is her most acclaimed work as the series bagged Primetime Emmy Awards, Angel Awards, and earned a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Being Erica (2011)
In 2011, Jadyn Wong portrayed the character of Rachel is six episodes of the CBC Canadian comedy-drama TV series, Being Erica. The series which had an estimated audience of about 615,000 viewers by BBM Nielson Media Research helped in catapulting Wong to the spotlight with its wide audience.
How Much is Jadyn Wong Worth?
The Scorpion star has been outstanding since the inception of her acting career. She has starred in several movies and has amassed huge wealth for herself. Wong’s net worth is estimated to be around $1 million. She earns her fortune from her roles in films and television series.
What We Know About The Love Life of The Scorpion Star
The Canadian-born actress has not shared so much information about her personal life with the media and this has aroused curiosity among her fans, thus, leading to rumours and controversies. While portraying the character of a pregnant woman in the CBS series titled Scorpion, rumours emerged that she was pregnant in real life. Since Wong hasn’t shared any information about her personal life, the rumours died off as mere speculation.
Apparently, Wong has not been romantically linked to anyone and doesn’t have a husband yet. She might have been in a few relationships but decided to keep her love life and affairs under wraps.