Is Happy Quinn a real person

"I'm a mechanical genius, which means I understand in my mind and my heart how parts work together. That's why I love machines. Bolt and a wrench, chain and a gear, they just made sense to me, they fit. For a long time, I didn't feel like I fit anywhere, until I met you. And I knew then, just like I know how to assemble engines, that you and me, Toby, we fit. You're my home."—Happy to Toby

Happy Quinn-Curtis is the daughter of Patrick Quinn and his late wife Grace, the wife of Toby Quinn-Curtis, and a member of Team Scorpion. She is a mechanical and engineering prodigy. Happy was portrayed by Jadyn Wong.


Early Life

Her mother died giving birth to her and this led to her father dropping her off at a hospital when she was two years old, stating he could no longer care for her. While growing up in foster care, she kept looking for a red truck with a dented fender, as it belonged to her father and she hoped he would come for her. In 2010 she married Walter so he could keep his visa and eventually get citizenship. The needed to remain married for seven years, but she was able to divorce him in 2016 after only six years, so that she could marry Toby. They were officially granted a divorce in "Plight at the Museum".


Happy has a hostile exterior, due to her being raised in the foster system. This is somewhat of an irony considering her name is happy and generally she is not as her name suggests. The trauma in the foster system caused her mistrust of people. She possibly has PTSD from her trauma and her flashbacks and aggression and avoidance of the memories she has. She normally keeps her emotions in check but gets angry quickly and tries to deal with her pain by turning it into anger. She is extremely distrustful of others and being hurt by them. Despite this, she truly does love her friends. She has a very strong personality and is also very independent but her worst fear is that Toby will leave her like everyone else, as seen in Dirty Seeds, Done Dirt Cheap.


  • She was six years old when Walter got arrested by the FBI.
  • Walter found Happy when she was paying people to act as her stand-in at fabrication competitions as she hates being judged.
  • She has a photographic memory in addition to her 184 IQ.
  • Happy is fluent in Japanese and Portuguese.
  • Happy is seen driving a beige 2004 Toyota Tacoma.
  • Happy released a single in Portuguese before she joined the team, titled Amigo Amigável (friendly friend).
  • She dated Jake Gyllenhaal, and she went to Morocco to visit him while they were still dating.
  • In Sci Hard, we learn that Happy has kept her maiden name but is now known as Mrs. Quinn, rather than being Mrs. Curtis or Mrs. Quinn-Curtis.
  • She drives a motorcycle, and is know for her rash and fast driving.
  • She and Paige Dineen are the only female members of Team Scorpion.
  • She is the shortest member of Team Scorpion.

Is Happy Quinn a real person

Jadyn Wong is a Canadian actress, best known for playing mechanical prodigy Happy Quinn on the CBS show Scorpion.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Jadyn Wong was born May 11, 1989 in Canada to immigrants from the then-British Hong Kong. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce at the University of British Columbia.[3][4] She has a black belt in karate and is also a classical pianist.[4]


Jadyn Wong made her professional acting debut in the miniseries Broken Trail (2006) with Robert Duvall.[5] Her first audition, she was handpicked for the role by Duvall after hundreds of actresses were auditioned across North America. She also appeared in Space Buddies (2009) as a Chinese reporter; as April Jung in the short film The Letters (2010); as a Money Channel Interviewer in Cosmopolis (2012); as Diondra in Debug (2014); and as Molly in the TV movie Client Seduction (2014). In 2016, she played Altagracia in You're Killing Me Susana.[5]

From 2014 to 2018, Wong starred in the CBS television series Scorpion as Happy Quinn.[6][7] In 2018, she joined the cast of Needle in a Timestack, a science fiction film written and directed by John Ridley.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Space Buddies Chinese Reporter
2010 The Letters April Jung Short film
2012 Cosmopolis Money Channel Interviewer
2014 Debug Diondra
2016 You're Killing Me Susana
2021 Needle in a Timestack Zoe Mikkelsen


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Broken Trail Ghee Moon (#1) Mini-series
2010 Caprica Game master 2 episodes
2011 Rookie Blue Mary Vu Episode: "Brotherhood"
Being Erica Rachel 6 episodes
Stay with Me Li Unaired CTV pilot
2014 Lost Girl Dao Ming Episode: "Destiny's Child"
Working the Engels Shirl Episode: "Pilot"
Spun Out Esther Wing Episode: "Carpoolers"
Client Seduction Molly TV film
2014–2018 Scorpion Happy Quinn[9][10] Main cast (93 episodes)


  1. ^ Bill Keveney (November 23, 2014). "'Scorpion' actors like to play it smart". USA TODAY. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  2. ^ Robert Lloyd (September 22, 2014). "Review: Brainy nerds put IQs to use on 'Scorpion'; adventures ensue". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  3. ^ Wong, Tony, "Scorpion's Jadyn Wong tickled to play Happy : Alberta actress talks about her role on hit CBS show and Happy's potential romance with Toby", Toronto Star, January 29, 2015
  4. ^ a b Volmers, Eric (September 21, 2014). "Medicine Hat actress Jadyn Wong plays genius problem solver, and kicks some butt, in CBS action series Scorpion". Calgary Herald. Retrieved December 18, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Aiden Mason (September 27, 2017). "Five Things You Didn't Know About Jadyn Wong". Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  6. ^ " Fall 2014 TV: "Forever," "Gotham" and "Scorpion"" Archived October 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. by Brian Tallerico, September 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Fall Television Shows With Asian American Actors" Archived December 28, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Audrey Magazine, September 12, 2014.
  8. ^ Amanda N'Duka (June 22, 2018). "'Scorpion' Actress Jadyn Wong Joins 'Needle In A Timestack'; Raymond J. Barry Cast In 'Made In Chinatown'". Deadline. Retrieved July 26, 2021.
  9. ^ Hinckley, David. "'Scorpion,' TV review ". New York Daily News
  10. ^ Goodman, Tim. "Scorpion': TV Review". Hollywood Reporter.

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