Erdenetuya Seagal, who goes by her stage name “Ellee” in the US, is a professional Mongolian-American ballroom dancer, interpreter and actor. She has won numerous awards in many prestigious dance competitions over the course of her career. She came on the media’s radar 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 American audiences in the 1990s with his action films that incorporated martial arts.
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Early life, family, education and career
Regarding 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 because she kept most of the information to herself.
However, Erdenetuya Seagal is known to be of Asian descent. She was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and her birth name is Erdenetuya Batsukh. From an early age, her passion for dance led her to “Children’s Palace” in her hometown, where she began her rigorous dance training and later chose her profession as a dancer. Soon she excelled at ballroom dancing, which is a kind of partnership dance where couples, using step patterns, move rhythmically and express the characteristics of music. She has participated in and won numerous dance competitions and is considered one of the best dancers in Mongolia. Her good physique, determination and perseverance ensured that she took a glorious place in the Mongolian history of dancers.
In addition to being a professional dancer, Elle has also served as a language interpreter.
She worked for about five years as an assistant and language interpreter to Steven Seagal. Her first on-screen presence was in a biographical TV series documentary ”E! True Hollywood Story” launched in 2002. She then made her acting debut when she appeared as Tuya Alexander along with her husband in the action movie “General Commander” released in 2019.
Erdenetuya’s figure is elegant, smooth and beautiful. She stands at a height of about 1.80 m and retains her slender build. She has beautiful black hair and black eyes.
Erdenetuya Batsukh holds both Mongolian and American citizenships.
Meeting with Steven Seagal and marriage
Despite the diversity of nationality, ethnicity, culture and religion, the couple came together and wanted to become a perfect example of mutual understanding. The report of their meeting is quite interesting.
In 2002, Steven toured Mongolia to assess the filming location and raise money to fund a film about Genghis Khan, the brutal historical founder of the Mongol Empire. It was then that Erdenetuya Batsukh met Steven Seagal, who worked for five years as his guide, assistant and interpreter. Working in the neighborhood for that long time, they got to know each other quite well, hence they changed their relationship from professional to personal. They got married in 2009 and not long after, their son Kunzang Seagal was born on September 17, 2009.
As Steven’s fourth wife, Erdenetuya is also a stepmother 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.
For now, Erdenetuya does not appear to be involved on social media. However, it is not difficult to get her pictures online as she regularly appears on her husband’s Instagram.
They both seem to get along well, which is evident from Steven Seagal’s social media accounts where he posts various stories about their family travels and social outings.
Erdenetuya often writes on Steven’s official Facebook page – in one of those posts she called him the “sun of her life” on the occasion of his birthday.
They currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About Steven Seagal
Born at 10e April 1952, under the zodiac sign Aries, in Lansing, Michigan, USA, Steven Frederic Seagal holds American nationality.
He is popularly known for his contributions to the American entertainment industry. His height is 1.95 m.
Steven Seagal inherits Jewish-Russian descent from his father Samuel Steven Seagal, and from his mother Patricia Seagal (1930-2003), he is of Dutch-German-English descent. He has a sister in Canada named Brenda Seagal.
When he was five, his family moved to Fullerton, California, and he attended Buena Park High School. At the age of seven he started his martial arts training under the famous karate author and instructor Fumio Demura, and in 1964 he began training in the Japanese martial art of aikido, under the guidance of Harry Ishisaka. During his early adulthood, he decided to move to Japan with his father and dedicate his life to further developing his martial arts skills.
After a few years he was able to reach the rank of 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 aikido master from Osaka. He went back to Osaka with her, got married, had a son and daughter, and started teaching at Miyako’s family’s school. He is often credited as being the first foreigner to own and operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.
His first foray into Hollywood came when he became a martial arts coordinator for the 1982 film “The Challenge.” In 1983, he served again as a martial arts coordinator for the James Bond film “Never Say Never Again.”
His acting career didn’t take off until 1987, when he was cast in director Andrew Davis’ film “Above the Law,” which was highly regarded by action fans and received free critical acclaim; he was already thirty-six when he made his acting debut. After this, his next films followed”Hard to kill”, “In search of justice”, and “Marked for Death” made him an action hero and a national superstar.
Steven’s new action film General Commander will be released worldwide tomorrow May 28.
Available on DVD and digital.
Thank you as always for your loyal support.
Team Seagal pic.twitter.com/cpEQirTWEZ
— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) May 27, 2019
“Under Siege,” the 1992 blockbuster, is arguably his best film to date, capturing the hearts of critics and fans alike. The box office collection was $156 million.
As Steven’s power at the box office grew, he began to imbue his perceptions and spiritual beliefs about environmental exploitation in his films such as “On Deadly Ground” and “Fire Down Below,” which were poorly received by critics. The first was his directorial debut, and the second film saw “Warner Bros” end their contact with him. After this, he returned to action movies, portraying an agent of the CIA, Special Forces or Black Ops, further establishing him on his road to fame and success.
Aside from his movies, he even worked as a Reserve Deputy Chief in Jefferson Parish, appearing in the reality TV series “Steven Seagal: Lawman” on the A&E Network in 2009, following 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 martial arts expert, Steven has a personality as a dedicated guitarist. His debut album, Songs from the Crystal Cave, was released in 2005, and his second album, Mojo Priest, was released in 2006.
Steven Seagal has been a part of many ventures and statements of support. In 2005, he started marketing an energy drink called “Lightning Bolt”, an aftershave called “Scent of Action”, and a few knives and weapons. In 2013, he announced that he would be partnering with the Russian firearms manufacturing company ORSIS to develop a signature long-range rifle. He also works 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 supporter of the Tibetan independence movement. Many may not know that one of his Buddhist instructors, Penor Rinpoche, proclaimed Steven a reincarnation of a Buddhist lama.
Seagal holds the citizenship of two countries other than the United States of America. at 3rd November 2016 Steven acquired Russian citizenship and on 10e January 2016 Serbian Citizenship.
His Instagram account’‘Sea gall official’’ has more than 305,000 followers as of 2020.
Steven Seagal’s Marriages
Steven Seagal is married to four wives and has seven children – 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 allegations and cases over 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 away and left the interview. Elle has not broken her silence on these issues either.
Since Erdenetuya is a very talented professional dancer, she might have quite a decent income. Her actual net worth is still unknown, but she prefers to travel in business class and stay in luxury hotels.
According to sources, Steven Seagal accumulated a net worth of $22 million from his movies, TV shows, music, business ventures, etc. Steven and his wife share a luxurious 12-acre estate in Scottsdale, Arizona, valued at $3.5 million, a ranch in Montana, and a $1.5 million colonial mansion in Tennessee. In 2010, they bought their house in Arizona and in 2019 they put it up for sale.