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Yunjin Kim (Korean, born November 7, 1973 in Seoul, South Korea) is a Korean American film and theater actress. Although she is best known in the English-speaking world for her role as Sun-Hwa Kwon on the American television series, Lost, Kim has also appeared in numerous film and TV projects in South Korea. 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 1996, a South Korean TV show filming in Manhattan called and persuaded her to return to her country of origin, to appear in the South Korean TV drama A Gorgeous Vacation. This was followed by two other roles in Foreboding and the miniseries Wedding Dress. Then in 1997 she was offered a script for her debut film, Shiri (1999). Shiri was South Korea`s first blockbuster film and became the highest grossing film in the history of Korean cinema in 1999. Over the next several years, she starred in five additional films. In July 2003, Kim signed a three-year contract with William Morris, an American agency representing Hollywood stars such as Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, Kevin Spacey, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, and Reese Witherspoon.
Kim can currently[update] be seen as the character Sun-Hwa Kwon in the television series Lost. In May 2006, Maxim named Kim #98 on its annual List. In October 2006 she was featured on the cover of Stuff, as well as a spread inside the magazine. Kim appeared in Maxim again in March 2007, where she was described as "the Korean Julia Roberts" in her native Korea. Kim won the 2008 Daejong Award`s Lead Actress Award for "Seven Days (2007)" on June 27, 2008, in South Korea. She also appeared in S.G. Wannabe`s music video, "Timeless" opposite Kim Nam Jin.
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Daniel Dae Kim, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, Emilie De Ravin
New York High School of Performing Arts, Boston University (Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in acting), London Academy of Performing Arts, Oxford University, British American Drama Academy
Yunjin Kim (born November 7, 1973) is an American film and theater actress born in South Korea. Although she is best known in the English-speaking world for her role as Sun on the American television series Lost, Kim has also appeared in numerous film and TV projects in South Korea.
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