Kim Yoon Jin

Yoon Jin Kim

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  • First Name: Yoon Jin
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김윤진
  • Also Known as: Kim Yun Jin; Kim Yunjin;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 7, 1973
  • Age: 46

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Yoon Jin Kim

Kim Yoon Jin

  • Name: Kim Yoon Jin
  • Native name: 김윤진
  • Also Known as: Kim Yun Jin; Kim Yunjin;
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: November 7, 1973
  • Age: 46
Kim Yoon Jin is a South Korean actress. She was born in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of ten, she immigrated to the United States with her family. 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. She is also a trained dancer and martial arts fighter.

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 being shot on location in New York. In part, due to this experience, Kim decided to return to Korea. She was quickly 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. 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, making her an instant star throughout the country. In November 2000 she continued her association with KangJeGyu Film in the big-budget The Legend of Gingko.

After acting in a Japanese film and a low-profile feature set in Los Angeles, Kim appeared in the big-budget sci-fi feature Yesterday, which ended up bombing spectacularly at the box office. Then in 2002, Kim took the lead role in Ardor, the feature film debut of acclaimed documentarist Byun Young Ju. The film was invited to screen in a non-competitive section at the 2003 Berlin film festival, and Kim's acting earned widespread praise.
After a couple of quiet years, in 2004, Kim started appearing on the popular U.S. television series Lost, which introduced her to audiences in the US. She was on the show for all 6 seasons.

In July 2003, Kim signed a three-year contract with William Morris. 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 an inside spread.

Kim married her former manager Jeong Hyeok Park in March 2010 on the island of Oahu, after shooting her final scenes for Lost.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Miss Ma, Nemesis
Korean Drama, 2018, 32 eps
Miss Ma / Ma Ji Won (Main Role)
32
Main Role
7.8
1999 Humaneness
Korean Drama, 1999, 56 eps
Jang Hee Ju (Support Role)
56
Jang Hee Ju
Support Role
10.0
1997 Wedding Dress
Korean Drama, 1997, 22 eps
Gina [Woo Jin's friend from the US] (Support Role)
22
Gina [Woo Jin's friend from the US]
Support Role
6.8
1997 Premonition
Korean Drama, 1997, 16 eps
Jang Se Young (Main Role)
16
Main Role
6.0
1996 Splendid Holiday
Korean Drama, 1996, 0 eps
Kang Mi Rim (Main Role)
0
Main Role
2.5
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2020 Confession
Korean Movie, 2020,
Yang Shin Ae (Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2019 Collateral
Korean Movie, 2019,
Myung Ja (Support Role)
Myung Ja
Support Role
0.0
2017 House of the Disappeared
Korean Movie, 2017,
Mi Hee (Main Role)
Main Role
7.7
2014 Ode To My Father
Korean Movie, 2014,
Oh Young Ja (Main Role)
Main Role
9.0
2012 The Neighbors
Korean Movie, 2012,
Kyung Hee (Main Role)
Kyung Hee
Main Role
7.6
2011 Heartbeat
Korean Movie, 2011,
Yun Hee (Main Role)
Yun Hee
Main Role
7.7
2010 Harmony
Korean Movie, 2010,
Hong Jung Hye (Main Role)
Main Role
8.9
2007 Seven Days
Korean Movie, 2007,
Yoo Ji Yun (Main Role)
Yoo Ji Yun
Main Role
7.7
2007 Garden Balsam
Korean Movie, 2007,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2005 Diary of June
Korean Movie, 2005,
Seo Yun Hee (Main Role)
Seo Yun Hee
Main Role
7.3
2002 Ardor
Korean Movie, 2002,
Mi Heun (Main Role)
Main Role
6.3
2002 Yesterday
Korean Movie, 2002,
Kim Hi Su / No Hi Su (Main Role)
Main Role
5.7
2002 Iron Palm
Korean Movie, 2002,
Ji Ni (Main Role)
Ji Ni
Main Role
8.4
2001 Rush!
Japanese Movie, 2001,
Seo Young (Main Role)
Seo Young
Main Role
0.0
2000 Legend of Ginko
Korean Movie, 2000,
Yun (Main Role)
Yun
Main Role
6.6
1999 Shiri
Korean Movie, 1999,
Lee Myung Hyun (Main Role)
Main Role
7.3
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2016 Let's Eat Dinner Together
Korean TV Show, 2016, 150 eps
(Ep. 25) (Guest)
150
(Ep. 25)
Guest
8.5
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