Who is Erdenetuya Seagal?
Erdenetuya ‘Elle’ Batsukh was born in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 24 May, but has kept the year of her birth away from the media’s attention, but it’s widely believed that she was born in 1984 – her zodiac sign is Gemini, and she holds both Mongolian and American nationality. Erdenetuya is a professional dancer, while she’s perhaps known best for being the wife of Steven Seagal, a famous American actor and martial artist.
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Early life and education
Erdenetuya was raised in Ulaanbaatar by her parents, about whom not a lot is known as she respects their privacy; it’s said that her father was a businessman and that her mother was a housewife, while they were both highly supportive of her dream to become a dancer. Because Erdenetuya hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, it’s widely believed that she’s an only child.
She became interested in dancing when she was around four years old, and was eventually trained at Children’s Palace. Erdenetuya was interested in various activities while attending a local high school, including acting with its drama club, and singing.
Upon matriculating, she enrolled at National Academic Theatre of Opera and Ballet of Mongolia, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in dancing; she then went on to work at the academy.
Erdenetuya’s believed to be the best dancer in Mongolia, however, there are various other jobs which she has also worked.
She worked as an interpreter in Mongolia in 2001, which was also how and when she met Steven Seagal, and became his personal assistant, a job which she held for five years.
Erdenetuya has also appeared in numerous theatre plays in Mongolia, and in 2019, she made her debut film appearance, in Steven’s action thriller “General Commander”.
Marriage with Steven Seagal
Erdenetuya and Steven married in 2009, although it’s widely believed that they began dating not long after having met in Mongolia in 2001; they have a son Kunzang together.
Erdenetuya hasn’t mentioned any other men whom she has perhaps been with, while it’s widely known that Steven had been married thrice prior to meeting her. He exchanged vows with his first wife Miyako Fujitani in 1975, and she gave birth to their son Kentaro Seagal and daughter Ayako Fujitani, both of whom are today actors; they divorced in 1986.
He ‘married’ American actress Adrienne La Russa in 1984, but it was annulled in the same year because Steven was still married to Miyako when they exchanged vows, apparently without legal consequences, or a later renewal with Adrienne. He went on to marry American actress and model Kelly LeBrock in 1987, who gave birth to their son Dominic in June 1990, and their daughter Arissa followed in 1993, but Steven and Kelly divorced in 1994.
As of April 2022, Erdenetuya’s married to Steven Seagal, and they have a son together.
Hobbies and other interests
Erdenetuya’s physically highly active, as she practices dancing on a daily basis, and it’s said that she’s today working as a dance instructor.
She’s into travelling, and has been all around the world, mostly for work but also for pleasure; her dream travel destination seems to be Tokyo, Japan.
Erdenetuya’s a huge lover of animals, with dogs being her favorites, and it’s said that she’s donated money to an animal shelter in her hometown; she has also donated money to a couple of charity organizations, and has attended several fundraisers with Steven.
Erdenetuya has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Russell Crowe, Bill Murray and Julia Roberts, while a couple of her favorite films include “A Good Year”, “The Groundhog Day” and “Runaway Bride”.
Age, height and net worth
Erdenetuya’s believed to be between 35 and 40 years old. She has long black hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 7ins (1.7m) and she weighs around 120lbs (55kgs).
As of April 2022, her net worth stands at over $1 million, while her husband Steven’s net worth has been estimated at more than $16 million.
Who is her husband Steven?
Steven Frederic Seagal was born in Lansing, Michigan USA, on 10 April 1952 – his zodiac sign is Taurus, and he holds American, Serbian and Russian nationality. He’s appeared in close to 60 movies and TV series, while he’s perhaps still known best for his debut film appearance portraying the lead character Nico Toscani in the 1988 action crime movie “Above the Law”, written and directed by Andrew Davis (co-written by Steven), and which also starred Pam Grier and Henry Silva. It follows a former Special Operations Vietnam soldier who’s now working in Chicago, Illinois as a police officer; it was nominated for an Image Award for Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Pam Grier).
Steven was raised in Lansing by his father Samuel Seagal, who taught math at a local high school, and his mother Patricia who was a medical technician; his father passed away in 1991, aged 63, and his mother died in 2003, aged 73. When Steven was five years old, the family moved to Fullerton, California because he had been suffering from asthma; he later studied at Buena Park High School, and upon matriculating in 1970, enrolled at Fullerton College, but dropped out a year later.
Steven moved to Japan in 1972, and met Miyako Fujitano two years later, after he had returned to Los Angeles; Miyako was in California with her father, who was an aikido master. When Miyako returned to Osaka, Japan, Steven went with her and became a martial arts instructor at her family’s dojo.
Upon moving to Taos in New Mexico, Steven opened his own dojo, but soon left his student Craig Dunn in charge, as he wanted to focus on his acting career.
In 1990, he starred as Mason Storm in the action crime movie “Hard to Kill”, while a couple of his following roles were in the 1991 action crime “Out for Justice”, the 1992 action thriller “Under Siege”, and its 1995 sequel “Under Siege 2: Dark Territory”.
The year 2003 saw him star as Jonathan Cold in the action thriller “The Foreigner”, directed by Michael Oblowitz, and which also starred Harry Van Gorkum and Max Ryan.
It follows an agent who has been hired by a mysterious employer to transport a package for him. A couple of Steven’s other notable performances in the 2000s were in the 2003 action crime thriller “Out for a Kill”, the 2005 action thriller “Into the Sun” and the 2009 action fantasy adventure “Against the Dark”.
His most recent role has been in the 2019 action crime movie “Beyond the Law”, while he’s currently shooting for two upcoming movies: the action drama “The Tip of the Spear” and the action crime thriller “Above the Law 2”.
Steven has won one of the 12 awards for which he has been nominated: he won a 1995 Razzie Award for Worst Director, for the action adventure thriller movie “On Deadly Ground”; all his other nominations have been for The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards and Razzie Awards.