Yunjin Kim - Rotten Tomatoes

Yunjin Kim

Highest Rated:   59% Shiri (2002)
Lowest Rated:   59% Shiri (2002)
Birthday:  
Birthplace:   Seoul, South Korea
A talented South Korean actress who first made a name for herself throughout Asia with a powerful performance in director Kang Je-gyu's ultra-stylish, heart-stopping action film Shiri, Kim Yun-jin soon found her popularity in her native country spilling over into the U.S. when she was cast as the survivor of a horrific plane crash in the hit ABC series Lost in 2004. Born in South Korea and raised in the United States, Kim enrolled in her school's drama club in the seventh grade. Though the bright lights simply prove too intimidating to some, the bilingual but somewhat shy young actress felt strangely at home in front of an audience. In the years that followed her initial exposure to the stage, Kim refined her talents at both New York's High School of the Performing Arts and later at the University of Boston. Upon graduation, Kim wasted no time in taking to the New York stage until a phone call from a friend in Korea led her to a temporary job as a film location manager in 1996. It didn't take long for Kim to catch the eye of the producers who were working on the project, and after being quickly cast in a role originally intended for another Korean actress, her career began to accelerate. Proving her abilities with a series of supporting roles on television in the following months, Kim received her breakthrough when cast in a pivotal role in the wildly successful South Korean action film Shiri. In addition to making the actress a household name in her native land, Shiri surpassed even Titanic at the Korean box office and found international success throughout Asia before eventually arriving on American shores. A series of high-profile roles in such profitable South Korean features as Iron Palm and Yesterday were quick to follow, and after appearing in the 2002 Hong Kong drama Milae, Kim returned stateside to essay the role as one half of a South Korean couple whose airplane crash lands them on a mysterious island in Lost.

Photos

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
No Score Yet Harmony (Hamoni)
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Seven Days (Se-beun De-i-jeu)
  • Jiyeon
2007
No Score Yet Behind Forgotten Eyes
  • Actor
2007
No Score Yet Yu-wol-ui il-gi (Diary of June)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Joheun saram isseumyeon sogae shikeojwo (A Perfect Match) (Romantic Comedy)
  • Actor
2002
59% Shiri
  • Hyun
$29.7k 2002
No Score Yet Danjeogbiyeonsu, (Gingko Bed 2), (Moyuru Tsuki: The Legend of Gingko)
  • Actor
2000

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Mistresses
2013-2016
  • Karen Kim Karen Rhodes
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet Mistresses (UK)
2009-2010
  • Actor
  • 2015
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2011
87% Lost
2004-2010
  • Sun Kwon Sun
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004

Quotes from Yunjin Kim's Characters

No quotes approved yet.