Sunday, April 06, 2008

[ News, Culture / Events, March 12 2008] Korean actress Kim gains spotlight in the U.S.

Despite having been an established actress in her native Korea for almost 10 years, Kim Yunjin’s star is still on the rise. Her career in Korea started out with parts in TV dramas and quickly advanced into film with her debut in the groundbreaking Korean film Shiri (1999).

It was her role in this blockbuster that earned her star status and she was cast in other Korean films such as Gingko Bed (2000), Iron Palm (2002), and Diary of June (2005).

In 2004, she scored the role that would allow her to break through on the Hollywood scene – the character Kwon Sunhwa on the hit TV series Lost. Kim plays a Korean woman whose characteristics defy those of conventional stereotypes typically attributed to Korean women.

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