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Yunjin Kim

[ Kim, Yunjin ]
Profile and general info
Name in native language: 김윤진 [?ㄱㅣㅁ ㅇㅠㄴ ㅈㅣㄴ]
Romanization: Kim Yunjin [McCune–Reischauer]    Gim Yun-jin [Revised]
Family name: Kim
Country: South Korea
Birth date: Wednesday, November 7, [43 years old]
Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
Bio
Yunjin Kim (KIM Yunjin / 김윤진) is a Korean actress, born on Wednesday, November 7, 1973, in Seoul, South Korea.
Trivia
  • Although born in Korea, she was raised mostly in New York City.
  • Already a bankable star in Asia, she is crossing over the Pacific and gaining American fans in the hit TV show "Lost" (2004).
  • She shares the very popular Korean last name "Kim" (more than one fifth of the population) with her "Lost" (2004) co-star and on-screen husband, Daniel Dae Kim. They are neither related nor married.
  • A trained dancer: Ballet, Jazz, Afro-Caribbean and Peking Opera Dance.
  • She is also a trained fighter. Her combat skills are Unarmed, Quarter Staff, Broad Sword and Tae Kwon Do.
  • Published a Japanese photobook called "XOXO".
  • Trained at Boston University (BFA Acting), British American Drama Academy, High School of Performing Arts (N.Y.).
  • Spokesperson for Kanebo, a Japanese cosmetics company.
  • Recently bought a house in Hawaii
  • Speaks fluent Korean and English.
  • Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea, representing Korea.
  • Does not drink any alcohol because she suffers from a common genetic disorder known as alcohol flush reaction, which is often referred to as "Asian red" ["Jimmy Kimmel Live!" (2003) - March 2006].
  • She has been called "The Korean Julia Roberts."
  • Originally auditioned for the part of "Kate" on "Lost" (2004), but the producers didn't believe she was right for the part. Instead, they created the character of "Sun" for her.
  • She has been appointed to the publicity committee of the American Red Cross. She appears in a poster promoting the donation campaign 'GIVE 100, NEW YORK'. The poster will be shown at the public place such as the bus stops in New York.
  • Made #98 on Maxim's "hot 100" list of 2006
  • Was the February 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006-2007 pin up calendar.
  • Narrated the award-winning documentary Behind Forgotten Eyes (2007).
  • Was asked to audition for a role of Chiyo/Sayuri in Memoirs of a Geisha (2005), but refused to do that.
Filmography
As an actress:
  • 2011 The Unconditional
  • 2010 Sim-jang-i Ddwooin-da
  • 2010 Lost
  • 2010 Hamoni
  • 2008 Lost: Via Domus as Sun Kwon
  • 2008 Two Sisters
  • 2007 Lost: Missing Pieces
  • 2007 Se-beun De-i-jeu
  • 2005 Yu-wol-ui il-gi
  • 2002 Milae
  • 2002 Yesterday
  • 2002 Iron Palm
  • 2001 Rush!
  • 2000 Danjeogbiyeonsu
  • 1999 Swiri
  • 1998 Weding Deureseu
  • 1998 With Love
  • 1996 Beautiful Vacation
  • 2010 Lost: The Final Journey
  • 2010 Lost: Final Chapter
  • 2009 Lost: A Journey in Time
  • 2009 Lost: Destiny Calls
  • 2010 Lost: The Final Journey
  • 2010 Perdidos unplugged: Temporada final
  • 2010 The Cast of 'Lost': Before They Were TV Stars
  • 2008 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  • 2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2007 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  • 2007 Behind Forgotten Eyes
  • 2007 The View
  • 2006 Late Show with David Letterman
  • 2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2005 Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot
  • 2005 Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes
  • 2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • 2010 Lost: Final Chapter
  • 2009 Lost: A Journey in Time
  • 2009 Lost: Destiny Calls
  • 2007 Lost: The Answers
  • 2007 Lost Survivor Guide
  • 2006 Lost: A Tale of Survival
  • 2006 Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode
  • 2006 The Lost Survival Guide
  • 2006 Lost: Reckoning
  • 2006 Lost: Revelation
  • 2005 Destination Lost
  • 2005 Lost: The Journey
Self:
  • 2010 Lost: The Final Journey
  • 2010 Perdidos unplugged: Temporada final
  • 2010 The Cast of 'Lost': Before They Were TV Stars
  • 2008 The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson
  • 2007 2007 AZN Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2007 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
  • 2007 Behind Forgotten Eyes
  • 2007 The View
  • 2006 Late Show with David Letterman
  • 2006 2006 Asian Excellence Awards
  • 2005 Welcome to Oahu: The Making of the Pilot
  • 2005 Before They Were Lost: Personal Stories and Audition Tapes
  • 2005 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • 2010 Jimmy Kimmel Live!
  • 2010 Lost: Final Chapter
  • 2009 Lost: A Journey in Time
  • 2009 Lost: Destiny Calls
  • 2007 Lost: The Answers
  • 2007 Lost Survivor Guide
  • 2006 Lost: A Tale of Survival
  • 2006 Fire + Water: Anatomy of an Episode
  • 2006 The Lost Survival Guide
  • 2006 Lost: Reckoning
  • 2006 Lost: Revelation
  • 2005 Destination Lost
  • 2005 Lost: The Journey

Videos

External links

Biography at Koreanfilm.org
link to: http://koreanfilm.org/actors.html#kimyj
«Kim Yoon-jin (b. November 7, 1973) grew up in New York City, attending the New York School of Performing Arts as a high school student and later studying acting at Boston University. In order to master Shakespeare, she also spent time at a special acting academy at Oxford University. Kim has remarke...» (show all)
Official site
link to: http://www.yunjinkim.com/

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Movies

Filmography

(partial)
HarmonyHarmony

Hamoni

as Jeong-hye Hong

Year: 2010

Diary of JuneDiary of June

Yu-Wol-Ui Il-Gi

as Seo Yun-hee (as Yoon-jin Kim)

Year: 2005

YesterdayYesterday

Yesterday

as Hui-su (as Yoon-jin Kim)

Year: 2002

Moyuru Tsuki: The Legend of GingkoMoyuru Tsuki: The Legend of Gingko

Danjeogbiyeonsu

as Yeon (as Yoon-jin Kim)

Year: 2000

ShiriShiri

Swiri

as Lee, Myung-hyun
(Lee, Bang-hee) (as Yoon-jin Kim)

Year: 1999

 




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