Erdenetuya Seagal, who goes by her stage name ”Ellee” in the USA, is a professional Mongolian-American ballroom dancer, interpreter, and actor. She has bagged numerous accolades in many prestigious dancing contests in the course of her career. She came into the radar of the media after she married the prolific veteran Hollywood star Steven Seagal in 2009. Seagal is an American actor, producer, screenwriter, martial artist and musician, who captivated the American audience in the ‘90s era with his action movies that incorporated martial arts.
Early life, Family, Education, And Career
In regards to Erdenetuya Seagal’s date of birth, parents, childhood and siblings not many precise details are available; therefore, her exact age and zodiac sign remain elusive. No light has been shed on her early life, family background, and formal education as she has kept most of the information to herself.
However, it is known that Erdenetuya Seagal is of Asian descent. She was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and her native birth-name is Erdenetuya Batsukh. At an early age, her passion for dance led her to ”Children’s Palace” in her home town, where she started her rigorous dance training, and later chose her profession as a dancer. Soon she excelled in ballroom dancing, which is a kind of partnership dance where couples, using step-patterns, move rhythmically, expressing the characteristics of music. She participated in and won numerous dance contests, and is considered one of the best female dancers of Mongolia. Her good physique, determination, and persistence saw her achieve a glorious space in the Mongolian history of dancers.
In addition to being a professional dancer, Elle has also served as a language interpreter.
For around five years she had worked as Steven Seagal’s assistant and language interpreter. Her first on-screen presence was in a biographical TV series documentary ”E! True Hollywood Story” launched in 2002. After that, she made her acting debut when she appeared as Tuya Alexander alongside her husband in the action movie “General Commander”, released in 2019.
Erdenetuya’s figure is elegant, slick, and beautiful. She stands at a height which is around 5ft 9ins (1.80m) and maintains her slim build. She has exquisite black hair and black eyes.
Erdenetuya Batsukh holds Mongolian as well as American citizenship.
Meeting With Steven Seagal, And Marriage
Despite the diversity in terms of nationality, ethnicity, culture, and religion, the couple came together and set out to become a perfect epitome of mutual understanding. The account of their meeting is pretty interesting.
In 2002 Steven was touring Mongolia assessing the filming location, and to garner funds so that he could finance a movie about Genghis Khan, the brutal historical founder of the Mongol Empire. It was then when Erdenetuya Batsukh met Steven Seagal, working as his guide, assistant and interpreter for five years. Working for that long period of time in proximity let them know each other pretty well, hence they turned their relationship from professional to personal. They married in 2009, and not long after that, on 17 September 2009 their son, Kunzang Seagal was born.
Family, Personal life, And Social Media Activity
As the fourth wife of Steven, Erdenetuya is also a step-mom to six more children. Steven’s previous three partners were Kelly Le Brock, Adrienne La Russa, and Miyako Fujitani.
His other six children are Dominic Seagal, Arissa LeBrock, Annaliza Seagal, Kunzang Seagal, Kentaro Seagal, Ayako Fujitani and Savannah Seagal.
As for now, Erdenetuya doesn’t seem to be involved on any social media. However, it’s not difficult to come by her pictures online, as she appears frequently on her husband’s Instagram.
They both seem to get along with each other quite well, pretty evident from Steven Seagal’s social media accounts on which he posts various stories of their family tours and social outings.
Erdenetuya often writes on Steven’s official Facebook page – in one such post, she mentioned him as the ‘sunshine of her life’ on the occasion of his birthday.
They presently dwell in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About Steven Seagal
Born on 10th April 1952, under the zodiac sign of Aries, in Lansing, Michigan USA, Steven Frederic Seagal holds Americam nationality.
He’s popularly known for his contributions to the American entertainment industry. His height is 6ft 4ins (1.95m).
Steven Seagal inherits Jewish-Russian ancestry from his father Samuel Steven Seagal, and from his mother Patricia Seagal(1930–2003), he is of Dutch-German-English origin. He has a sister in Canada whose name is Brenda Seagal.
When he was five his family moved to Fullerton, California, and he attended ‘Buena Park High School’. At seven years of age, he commenced his martial arts training under the renowned karate author and instructor Fumio Demura, and in 1964 he began training in the Japanese martial art aikido, under the guidance of Harry Ishisaka. During his early adulthood, he decided to shift to Japan along with his father, and dedicate his life to further develop his martial arts skills.
After some years he was able to reach the rank of a 7th Dan in Aikido, and in 1974 he returned to California where he met Miyako Fujitani, a second-degree black belt, and daughter of an Osaka aikido master. He again went to Osaka with her, married, had a son and daughter, and began teaching at the school owned by Miyako’s family. He is often stated as the first foreigner to own and operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.
His first entry into Hollywood took place when he became a martial arts co-ordinator for the 1982 movie ”The Challenge”. In 1983 he again served as a martial arts co-ordinator, for the James Bond film ”Never Say Never Again.”
His acting career didn’t take flight until 1987, when he was cast in director Andrew Davis’s film ”Above the Law”, which was highly appreciated by action fans and received complimentary critiques; he was already thirty-six when he made is acting debut. After this, his subsequent movies ”Hard to Kill”, ”Out for Justice”, and ”Marked for Death” made him an action hero and a national superstar.
Stevens new action movie General Commander is released tomorrow the 28th of May worldwide.
Available on DVD and Digital.
Thank you as ever for your loyal support.
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— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) May 27, 2019
‘’Under Siege”, the 1992 blockbuster, is conceivably his best film to date, that won the hearts of both critics and fans. Its box office collection was $156 million.
As Steven’s box-office power grew, he started to infuse his perception and spiritual beliefs about the exploitation of the environment in his films such as ”On Deadly Ground” and ”Fire Down Below”, but which were poorly received by critics. The first was his directing debut, and the second movie saw ”Warner Bros” end their contact with him. After this, he returned to movies of action genre, portraying an agent of CIA, Special Forces or Black Ops which further established him on his track to fame and success.
Apart from his movies, he even worked as Reserve Deputy Chief in the Jefferson Parish, and appeared in the reality television series, ”Steven Seagal: Lawman” on the A&E Network in 2009, which follows his work in the Louisiana Sheriff’s Office, which aired for several seasons.
He also produced and starred in a 13 episode television series, “True Justice”.
In addition to being an actor and a martial art expert, Steven has a persona as a dedicated guitarist. ”Songs from the Crystal Cave”, which is his debut album, was released in 2005, and his second album, ”Mojo Priest”, in 2006.
Steven Seagal has been a part of many ventures and endorsements. In 2005, he began marketing an energy drink called “Lightning Bolt”, an aftershave called “Scent of Action”, and a couple of knives and weapons. In 2013, he announced that he would work with the Russian firearms manufacturing company ORSIS to develop a signature long-range rifle. He is also in partnership with an organic company known as “Young Living Essential Oils”
In 1995, he won the Golden Rasberry Awards for Worst Director, but in 1999 he was honored with a ”PETA Humanitarian Award”.
He co-authored a book with Tom Morrissey entitled “The Way of The Shadow Wolves”
He is an activist and a supporter of the Tibetan independence movement. Many may not know that one of his Buddhist instructors, Penor Rinpoche, had declared Steven as a reincarnation of a Buddhist Lama.
Seagal has citizenship of two countries other than United States of America. On 3rd November 2016, Steven acquired Russian citizenship, and on 10th January 2016 Serbian citizenship.
His Instagram account ‘‘Seagalofficial’‘ has more than 305,000 followers as of 2020.
Steven Seagal’s Marriages
Steven Seagal has married four women and has seven kids – Erdeneturya is his fourth life. He was married to a martial artist, Miyako Fujitani (1974-1987), actress Adrienne La Russa (1984-1987), and another actress, Kelly LeBrock (1987-1996).
Allegations and Lawsuits Against Steven Seagal
Steven Seagal has faced a series of accusations and cases about his involvement in sexual misconduct. His name also lies among those Hollywood actors who were stigmatized and denounced in the ”# Me Too” movement.
These rape allegations have always been denied by Steven. In one interview he was asked about the rape, and as a result he walked out, leaving the interview. Elle also has not broken her silence regarding these issues.
Given that Erdenetuya is a very talented professional dancer, she might have a pretty decent income. However, her actual net worth is still unknown, but she prefers to travel in business class, and stay in the luxurious hotels.
According to sources, Steven Seagal gathered a net worth of $22 million from his films, TV programs, music, business ventures, etc. Steven and his wife share a luxurious 12-acre estate situated at Scottsdale, Arizona, valued at $3.5 million, a farm in Montana, and a Colonial mansion valued at $1.5 million in Tennessee. They bought their home in Arizona in 2010. and in 2019 they had put it for sale.