Yunjin Kim

Born: 07 November 1973 (48 years old)
Gender: Female



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Yunjin Kim (sometimes credited as Yoon-jin Kim) is a Korean actress best known for her starring role as Sun in the television drama series Lost, from 2004-2010.

She also has a starring role as Dr. Karen Kim, a psychiatrist who was romantically involved with one of her patients whose untimely death throws her life into chaos, in television drama series Mistresses.

At the age of 10, Kim emigrated to the United States with her family.  After completing school, Kim moved to New York City to pursue her acting, where she attended and earned her diploma at the New York High School of Performing Arts.

From there, she studied drama at the London Academy of Performing Arts and later earned her acting degree at Boston University.  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 Broadway stage. In 1996, a Korean TV show filming in Manhattan called and persuaded her to return to her homeland, to appear in the 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),

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.

Television Roles


New on TV today: Monday 15 August

uBettina Wethu 2 and The Queens of Mzansi take over SABC1, as Have Faith returns to MTV.

New on TV today: Sunday 14 August

More Coolest OG's do battle on SABC2 and Celebrity Game Face is guilty as charged on E!.

New on TV today: Saturday 13 August

Miss SA 2022 airs live on Mzansi Magic and M-Net, as eReality documents Uncensored Cops.

The taxi bosses of Isibaya in real life

Carte Blanche gets into the back seat of a real life taxi boss and it's just like the TV show. Bullets fly.

Skeem Saam Teasers - September 2022

Kat gets struck by gut wrenching betrayal and there's a battle of the sexes at the Grade 8 debate.

New on TV today: Friday 12 August

True drama Five Days at Memorial releases on Apple TV+ and comedy This Fool loads on Disney+.

Top Shows on TV: July 2022

No high note for Idols despite Somizi's comeback.

uBettina Wethu 2 Teasers - August 2022

Back! Get a taste of the opening episodes of the new season, starring a new cast.

Durban Gen Teasers - September 2022

Dhlomo turns Sne against Phumeza and there's a new superintendent. Who?

New on TV today: Thursday 11 August

Mystery series Holding starts on BritBox and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills return to 1Magic.


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