• Erdenetuya Seagal is a professional Mongolian-American ballroom dancer, interpreter and actor
• She married Hollywood star Steven Seagal in 2009
• Not much is known about her early life, family background and formal education
• She and Steven have a son, Kunzang Seagal, as well as 7 other children from his previous marriages
• Steven Seagal has a net worth of $22 million and owns a 12 acre estate in Scottsdale, Arizona
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 radar of the media after marrying 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 martial arts action films.
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 in ballroom dancing, which is a partnership of sorts dance where couples, using step patterns, move rhythmically and express the characteristics of music. She participated in and won numerous dance competitions and is considered one of Mongolia’s best dancers. Her good physique, determination and perseverance made her take 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 as Steven Seagal’s assistant and interpreter for about five years. Her first screen presence was in a biographical TV documentary “E! True Hollywood Story” launched in 2002. She then made her acting debut when she appeared as Tuya Alexander in the action movie “General Commander” alongside her husband, released in 2019 .
Erdenetuya’s figure is elegant, smooth and beautiful. She stands at a height of about 1.80 m (5 ft 9 in) and maintains her slim build. She has beautiful black hair and black eyes.
Erdenetuya Batsukh holds both Mongolian and US citizenship.
Meeting with Steven Seagal, and marriage
Despite the diversity in terms of nationality, ethnicity, culture and religion, the couple came together and wanted to become a perfect embodiment of mutual understanding. The account of their meeting is quite interesting.
In 2002, Steven toured Mongolia to assess the filming location and to raise money so he could finance a film about Genghis Khan, the ruthless historical founder of the Mongol Empire. It was then that Erdenetuya Batsukh met Steven Seagal, who worked as his guide, assistant and interpreter for five years. Working in the area for so long, they got to know each other quite well hence they turned their relationship from professional to personal. They got married in 2009 and not long after, on September 17, 2009, their son, Kunzang Seagal, was born.
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 doesn’t seem to be involved in any social media. However, it’s not hard to get her photos online as she regularly appears on her husband’s Instagram.
They both seem to get along quite well, which is quite evident from Steven Seagal’s social media accounts where he posts various stories about their family trips and social outings.
Erdenetuya often writes on Steven’s official Facebook page – in one of those posts she called him the “sunshine of her life” on the occasion of his birthday.
They currently live in Scottsdale, Arizona.
About Steven Seagal
Born on 10e In April 1952, under the constellation of Aries, in Lansing, Michigan, USA, Steven Frederic Seagal has American nationality.
He is 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 descent. 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 the age of seven, he began his martial arts training under the famous karate writer and instructor Fumo Demura, and in 1964 he began training in the Japanese martial art of aikido, under the direction 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 several 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, daughter of an Osaka aikido master. He went to Osaka again with her, got married, had a son and daughter, and started teaching at the school owned by Miyako’s family. He is often cited as the first foreigner to own and operate an Aikido dojo in Japan.
His first entry into Hollywood came when he became a martial arts coordinator for the 1982 movie “The Challenge.” In 1983, he again served as a martial arts coordinator for the James Bond movie “Never Say Never Again.”
His acting career didn’t take off until 1987 when he was cast in director Andrew Davis’ movie ‘Above the Law’ which was highly appreciated by action fans and received critical acclaim; he was already thirty-six when he made his acting debut. Following are his next films”Hard to kill”, “Out for Justice”, and “Marked for Death” made him an action hero and a national superstar.
Steven’s new action movie General Commander will be released worldwide tomorrow, May 28.
Available on DVD and digital.
Thank you as always for your loyal support.
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— Steven Seagal (@sseagalofficial) May 27, 2019
‘Under Siege’, the 1992 blockbuster, is arguably his best film to date, winning the hearts of critics and fans alike. The box office collection amounted to $156 million.
As Steven’s box-office power grew, he began to imbue 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 directorial debut and in the second movie “Warner Bros” ended their contact with him. After this, he returned to movies of the action genre, playing an agent of the CIA, Special Forces or Black Ops, which further propelled him on the path to fame and success.
Aside from his movies, he even worked as a deputy chief of reserve in the Jefferson Parish, and appeared in the reality TV 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”.
Steven is not only an actor and martial arts expert, he also 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, in 2006.
Steven Seagal has been 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 few knives and guns. In 2013, he announced that he would be collaborating with the Russian firearms manufacturer 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 titled “The Path 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, had declared Steven to be a reincarnation of a Buddhist lama.
Seagal holds the citizenship of two countries other than the United States of America. On 3ed In November 2016, Steven acquired Russian citizenship and at 10e January 2016 Serbian citizenship.
His Instagram account’‘Sea Gal Official’has over 305,000 followers as of 2020.
The Marriages of Steven Seagal
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 regarding his involvement in sexual misconduct. His name is also among those Hollywood actors who were stigmatized and denounced in the “# Me Too” movement.
These allegations of rape have always been denied by Steven. In an interview he was asked about the rape, and as a result he walked out and left the interview. Elle hasn’t broken her silence on these issues either.
Since Erdenetuya is a very talented professional dancer, she could 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 luxury hotels.
According to sources, Steven Seagal collected 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 worth $3.5 million , a ranch in Montana, and a $1.5 million colonial mansion in Tennessee. They bought their home in Arizona in 2010. and in 2019 they put it up for sale.