The Info List - Kim Yoon-jin

Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
(Hangul: 김윤진 born November 7, 1973), also known as Kim Yun-Jin is a South Korean-born American[1][2][3] film and theater actress. She is best known for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, and as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. She also starred as Dr. Karen Kim in the ABC drama series Mistresses.


1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Filmography

4.1 Film 4.2 Television 4.3 Variety shows 4.4 Video games

5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
on November 7, 1973. She immigrated to the United States with her family in 1980.[4][5] They lived in Staten Island, New York. She joined the middle school drama club in the 7th grade and performed in the musical My Fair Lady. Kim attended high school at the prestigious Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts, a public high school located in Manhattan. From there, she went on to study drama at the London Academy of Performing Arts and later earned her BFA degree in drama at Boston University. Kim has remarked that in her zeal to become Americanized quickly, she studied acting, academics and pronunciation with equal intensity.[citation needed] She is also a trained dancer and martial arts fighter.[6] Career[edit] After graduation, Kim devoted herself full-time to acting. She garnered several minor parts on MTV, in soap opera-style dramas on ABC, and on the off-Broadway stage. In 1997, she starred in Splendid Holiday, a Korean TV drama shot on location in New York. Kim decided to return to Korea. She was cast in the TV drama Wedding Dress and was also invited to act in Lee Kwangmo's feature Spring in My Hometown, although she ended up not taking this role.[citation needed] Her breakthrough debut came in the 1999 film Shiri, South Korea's first blockbuster film. Shiri became the highest-grossing film in Korean history at the time. In November 2000, she continued her association with KangJeGyu in The Legend of Gingko. After acting in a Japanese film and a feature set in Los Angeles, Kim appeared in the sci-fi feature Yesterday. Then in 2002, Kim took the lead role in Ardor, the feature film debut of documentarist Byun Young-ju. The film was invited to screen in a non-competitive section at the 2003 Berlin film festival. In 2004, Kim started appearing in the U.S. television series Lost, which ran for six seasons. In May 2006, Maxim named Kim number 98 on its annual Hot 100 List.[7] In October 2006 she was featured on the cover of Stuff, as well as an inside spread. In 2013, she had a leading role in the ABC drama series Mistresses.[8] Personal life[edit] Kim married her former manager Jeong Hyeok Park in March 2010 on the island of Oahu, after shooting her final scenes for Lost.[9] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1999 Shiri Lee Myung-hyun

2000 The Legend of Gingko Yeon

2001 Rush! Seo-yeong

2002 Iron Palm Ji-ni

2002 Yesterday Kim Hisu / No Hisu

2002 Ardor Mi-heun

2005 Diary of June Seo Yun-hee

2007 Mother

2008 Seven Days Yoo Ji-yeon

2010 Harmony Jeong-hye

2011 Heartbeat Chae Yeon-hee

2012 The Neighbor Kyung-hee

2014 Ode to My Father Young-ja

2017 House of the Disappeared Kang Mi-hee


Year Title Role Notes

1996 Splendid Holiday (화려한 휴가)

1997 Foreboding (예감) Jang Se-young 16 episodes

1998 Wedding Dress drama (웨딩 드레스) Gina 22 episodes

1999 Love in 3 Colors (유정) Jang Hee-ju 56 episodes

2004–2010 Lost Sun-Hwa Kwon Main role, 88 episodes

2013–2016 Mistresses Karen Kim Main role, 51 episodes

Variety shows[edit]

Year Channel Show Notes

2007  MBC Knee-Drop Guru Guest

2017 JTBC  Let's Eat Dinner Together  Guest

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice role

2007 Lost: Via Domus Sun-Hwa Kwon

2012 Sleeping Dogs Tiffany Kim

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result

1999 35th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Shiri Nominated

36th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Won

19th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best New Actress Won

22nd Golden Cinematography Awards Best New Actress Won

20th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated

2002 23rd Blue Dragon Awards Best Actress Milae Won

5th Director's Cut Awards Best Actress Won

7th Women Viewers Film Awards Best Actress Won

2003 40th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated

2nd Korean Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

2006 Asian Excellence Awards Outstanding Television Actress Lost Won

12th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Won

2007 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Dresser Award N/A Won

2008 45th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Seven Days Won

5th Max Movie Awards Best Actress Won

44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) Nominated

29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

7th Korean Film Awards Best Actress Nominated

2009 35th Saturn Awards Best Supporting Television Actress Lost Nominated

2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Ode to My Father Nominated

8th Seoul
Senior Citizen Movie Awards Movie in couple Award (with Hwang Jung-min) Won

2017 2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards Star Award House of the Disappeared Won

1st The Seoul
Awards Best Actress (Film) Nominated


^ "Actress Kim in Lost
as Sun".  ^ William Keck (January 15, 2006). "Actress Kim gets 'Lost' in generous gifts, jewels". USA Today. Retrieved July 14, 2009.  ^ Jae-Ha Kim (April 13, 2005). "Asian stars are rising – Latest TV breakthroughs look like the real deal". New York Daily News. Archived from the original on April 9, 2008. Retrieved July 14, 2009.  ^ "소개 (Introduction of Kim's early life)".  ^ Todd Gilchrist (August 29, 2006). "Interview: Yunjin Kim". IGN Entertainment, Inc.  ^ " Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
Pictures, Blog, Interviews, News, Trivia, Yunjin Kim Biography". Buddytv.com. 1973-11-07. Retrieved 2012-05-21.  ^ "2006 Hot 100 List".  ^ Matt Webb Mitovich Lost's Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
Finds Role on ABC's Mistresses, TV Line, March 16, 2012 ^ "Lost's Yunjin Kim
Yunjin Kim
gets married in Hawaii". CNN. March 30, 2010. 

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