She was nominated for Best Entertainment TV Show Host along with Yu at the 49th Golden Bell Awards.
Chen was a judge in Season 2 of the Chinese reality singing television show, Masked Singer.
In 2012, Ella started to venture into the big screen in her first full-length film New Perfect Two (新天生一對) alongside Vic Zhou (周渝民) and was immediately followed by another equally successful movie Bad Girls (女孩坏坏) with Mike He (賀軍翔).
Bad Girls theme song was interpreted by Ella herself and became the carrier single of her first commercial mini album entitled To Be Ella/I am Chen Jia Hua which topped the charts all over Asia and gained various praises from the critics and nominations from different award giving bodies on the same year.
On 8 August 2000, HIM International Music held a 'Universal 2000 Talent and Beauty Girl Contest' in search of new artists to sign under their label.
When she traveled with her sister to Taipei for a holiday, Ella discovered that her older sister had registered her for a singing competition.
In 2003, Ella starred in a drama series The Rose (蔷薇之恋) with Joe Cheng (郑元畅) and Jerry Huang (黄志玮) and gave her the title of one of the best and most popular drama actress after the mediocre success of Magical Love (爱情大魔咒) with Blue Lan (藍正龍). E group mates Reaching For The Stars (真命天女) and once again, she proved that she can act very well as she was the only member nominated as Best Lead Actress in 41st Golden Bell Awards considering the fact that the three of them were the leads of the said drama.
In 2002, Ella started to participate in the acting industry, starting with the drama Magical Love.
The song was given to them as repayment for Power Station have given S. In 2013, Ella filmed a Chinese New Year Drama in Shanghai entitled Ji Pin Da Zuo Zhan which required her to film one month straight as she went back and forth from Taiwan to Shanghai, from Shanghai to Taiwan to fulfill her group activities in her home country.
Chen also hosted a dating show Take Me Out with Harlem Yu which began airing on April 13, 2013.
Her father was the masseur and nutritionist for the fourth brother of Brunei's current Sultan.
It was reported that Li Ying's father is very well-known among the overseas Chinese social circle in Brunei, and Li Ying herself was Chun's high school classmate.