Elena Neill

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actress (1991)
Tue Mar 10 2020
By   Bhobi

29 years old Australian actress Elena Neill is the daughter of Irish-born New Zealand actor/writer and BAFTA award nominee make-up artist Norito Watanabe. Elena is popular for her roles in the 2013 crime/mystery TV series Top of the Lake and 2004 comedy/crime The Brush-Off.

Elena was born on January 10, 1991, in Australia. While her father holds the citizenship of Ireland, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom, Elena's mom is a Japanese national. She has an older half-brother named Tim Neill who is an electrician and an experienced mountain guide.

Is Elena Married? 

As famous as her parents are, Elena is just the opposite when it comes to popularity. Her professional career is somewhat irregular because she has done lesser films. She rarely faces public and media therefore, her personal life is always a mystery to many of her fans. She hasn't talked about her marriages and relationships and is neither rumored to be dating.

Elena was clad in two-tone dress for the premiere
Image: Elena Neill at the UK Film Premiere of "Skin" in London on 2nd July
 Source: Can Nguyen/Capital Pictures

Due to her reserved nature, Elena has fewer fans compared to her celebrity parents. Lately, Elena has completely shut herself from cameras and public events. It seems as though she finally wants to lead a normal life. Nobody knows if Elena has quitted her acting career but currently she is more focused on privacy.

Elena's Parents Marital Life

Before marrying Elena's mom Noriko, her dad Sam Neill was already a divorcee. Sam's first wife was New Zealand actress Lisa Harrow whom he married in 1980. The couple was blessed with a son Tim. After nine years of marriage, Sam and Lisa divorced in 1989. While Sam fell in love with Norito, Lisa married American biologist and environmentalist Roger Payne in 1992.

Elena and Sam divorced in 2017
Photo: Elena Neill's parents Noriko Watanabe and Sam Neill at The Orange British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) on February 19, 2006 in London
Source: Dave M. Benett/Getty Images

Sam and Noriko exchanged wedding vows in 1989. After that, Noriko and Sam worked together in several film projects. When Elena was born, Sam and Noriko were the happiest married couple and parents. Eventually, Sam and Noriko began having a difference in opinions. This led to their separation and finally divorce in 2017.

What Is Her Net Worth?

As the daughter of award-winning make-up artist and famed actor/writer/producer, Elena's childhood was quite spoilt. Currently, she might own net worth no less than $2 million. In contrast to her, Elena's parents own huge net worth. 

Take a look at the trailer of Top of the Lake: China Girl where Elena plays the role of a tattooist:

Elena's mother Noriko recently was chosen as the make-up and hairstylist for the 2018 American superhero film Aquaman's lead character Nicole Kidman. Aquaman turned out to be a commercially successful movie surpassing its budget of $160-200 million to nearly $1.148 billion

Sam and Noriko wear a matching black outfits
Image: Elena's parents Sam and Noriko at the premiere of 'The Hunt for Red October' on April 18, 1990 in London, England
Source: Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Similarly, Elena's dad has appeared in Death in Brunswick, Until the End of the World, Memoirs of an Invisible Man and In the Mouth of Madness.

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