Elaine Tan is an English actress. As a young child she spent several years at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, appearing in television, film, commercials, radio and stage productions, including Royal Variety Shows, South Pacific and the Sadler's Wells Theatre production of The King and I. She graduated from the University of Exeter with a degree in Law and completed the Legal Practice Certificate in London.
Tan was cast in the lead role of Liat by Sir Trevor Nunn in his production of South Pacific at the Royal National Theatre, and sang the song Happy Talk as a duet with the character of Bloody Mary which features on the musical soundtrack recorded at Abbey Road Studios.
In 2006, she was nominated for Best Actress at the ECU European Independent Film Festival.
Her television credits include Nighty Night, Auf Wiedersehen, Pet, EastEnders, 'Til Death, Boston Legal, Entourage, CSI:Crime Scene Investigation, and Hawaii Five-0. She played Kelli Lin in Person of Interest, is Anne in Hand of God for Amazon, and 'Angeline Borgen' in the hit Norwegian crime drama Frikjent (Acquitted).
Tan played Lucy Chang in the HBO feature film Starter for 10, Sala Khan in the movie Jewtopia, April in Gina Prince-Bythewood's Beyond the Lights and Xandra in Paul Thomas Anderson's Inherent Vice.