Bae Doo-na

  • Birth Name: Bae Doo-Na
  • Birth Place: Jongo District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Profession: Actor, Photographer

Fast Facts

  • Claims coming from an acting family put her off pursuing it as a career though and shunned the industry until she was discovered by a talent agent on the street in Seoul at aged 19.
  • Began modeling for COOLDOG's catalog in 1998 before moving into TV.
  • Recorded several track with fictional band the Paranmaum for the soundtrack of 2005 Japanese film Linda, Linda, Linda, where she played a student rocker.
  • Took a break from acting in 2003 to pursue photography.
  • Made her English-speaking debut in the Wachowskis movie Cloud Atlas (2012) and went on to collaborate with them again on Jupiter Ascending and Netflix series, Sense8.
  • Appeared in a web biopic of her own life in 2015 called Red Carpet Dream, directed by her brother.

Relationships

  • Hwa-yeong Kim — Mother
  • Bae Jong Deok — Father
  • Bae Doo-han — Brother
  • Jim Sturgess — Ex-significant Other

College

  • Attended Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea; Konkuk University, Gwangjin-gu, Seoul, South Korea
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