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Yunjin Kim Biography

Birth Name:
Kim Yoon-Jin
Birth Place:
Seoul, South Korea

Fast Facts

  • Born in Korea and moved to the U
  • S
  • at age 10; grew up on New York City's Staten Island
  • First performed in a school production of My Fair Lady as a seventh grader
  • Starred in Shiri (1999), one of the most successful Korean films of all time
  • Served as a Korean Goodwill Ambassador for soccer's 2002 World Cup
  • Originally auditioned for the role of Kate on Lost; the role of Sun was created after she met with the show's producers
  • Described living in Hawaii during Lost as "magical," but admitted she once called a security guard to help her get a flying cockroach out of her condo
  • Is unable to wear pierced earrings because she was born with a cleft in her left earlobe
  • Is fluent in Korean and English
  • Is skilled in multiple genres of dance (ballet, jazz and Afro-Caribbean) and combat (quarter staff, broad sword and Tae Kwon Do)
  • In 2010, she married her former manager in Hawaii, shortly after filming some of her final scenes for Lost


  • 2005Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner


  • Jeong Hyeok Park -- Husband