Her mother, Kimberly Schmid, lived in Vietnam, and is of Chinese ancestry, while her father, Winston Barrett Munn, is from a family with deep roots in the American South.
Actress Elaine was born in London, England.
Upon moving to Colorado Springs, Colorado, she worked briefly as a Hooters waitress.
Growing up with an actor father and casting director mother, she began her own on-screen career early in life.
She grew up in Osaka, Japan and attended Emerson in Boston for her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting.