Justin Chon Biography: Movies, Wife, Net Worth, TV Shows, Net Worth, Daughter, Instagram

Posted By Lorenza Nicholas


Justin Jitae Chon (born May 29, 1981), more commonly known as Justin Chon, is a celebrated American actor and filmmaker. 

He is recognized for his work in directing three films: Gook (2017), Ms. Purple (2019), and Blue Bayou (2021). 

Additionally, Justin Chon gained popularity for portraying Eric Yorkie in the Twilight Saga film series. Furthermore, Chon is a notable member of the K-pop parody group Boys Generally Asian.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Justin Jitae Chon
Stage Name: Justin Chon
Born: 29 May 1981 (age 42 years old)
Place of Birth: Garden Grove, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: University of Southern California
Height: 1.67 m
Parents: Sang Chon, Kyung Chon
Siblings: 1
Spouse: Sasha Egorova (m. 2014)
Girlfriend • Partner: N/A
Children: 1
Occupation: Actor • Filmmaker
Net Worth: $5 million

Early Life & Education

Justin Chon, a renowned American media personality, was born in Garden Grove, California, on May 29, 1981. His father, Sang Chon, and mother, Kyung Chon, had artistic backgrounds, with his father being a former child actor in South Korea and his mother being a talented pianist. 

Justin Chon, who is of Korean origin, was raised in the dynamic metropolis of Irvine, California, and later attended the prestigious University of Southern California

Justin has a younger sibling whose identity is unknown to the media and his remarkable career in the entertainment world. 


Justin Chon‘s acting journey took flight in 2005 when he debuted on the small screen in popular television series like Jack & Bobby and Taki & Luci. However, it was in 2006 that he indeed rose to prominence, captivating audiences with his portrayal of Peter Wu in the Disney Channel film Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior

His talent and personality shone through in films such as The Hangover Part II in 2011, G.I. Joe: Retaliation in 2013, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse in 2010. Chon has established himself as a skilled actor with an astonishing range of performances in various genres.

Justin Chon wrote and starred in the film Gook, which marked his directorial debut in 2017. The movie centers around two Korean-American brothers who run a shoe store in Los Angeles amidst the 1992 riots. Gook was well-received critically and commercially, earning the prestigious Next Audience Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Premiering at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, Ms. Purple is Justin Chon‘s second directorial venture. It narrates the tale of a Korean-American woman’s struggle to care for her aging father. Garnering positive feedback from critics and audiences, Ms. Purple achieved critical acclaim and commercial success.

Justin Chon made his directorial debut at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival with his third film, Blue Bayou. This emotionally charged movie centers around a Korean-American man who faces deportation to South Korea after spending most of his life in the United States. 

Awards & Nominations

  • Sundance Film Festival
  • 2017 NEXT Audience Award for Gook 
  • 2017 Jury Prize for Best Director for Gook 
  • Independent Spirit Awards
  • 2018 Someone to Watch Award for Gook 
  • Deauville Film Festival
  • 2021 Audience Award for Blue Bayou 

Social Media

  • Instagram: @justinchon 
  • Twitter: @JustinChon
  • Facebook: @justinchon123 
  • YouTube: Justin Chon 

Personal Life

Justin Chon, 42, a talented actor, has found love and companionship in the arms of Sasha Egorova, a gifted artist and actress from Russia. 

This dynamic duo first crossed paths during their college years and have been inseparable since, solidifying their commitment to each other through marriage in October 2014. 

The couple’s joy multiplied when they welcomed their precious bundle of joy, a beautiful daughter, into the world in December 2017.


  • 2005 Jack & Bobby 
  • 2006 O.C., California (The O.C.) 
  • 2006 Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior 
  • 2007 Hack! 
  • 2007-2008 Just Jordan 
  • 2008 Twilight 
  • 2009 New Moon 
  • 2010 Eclipse 
  • 2009 Crossing Over 
  • 2011 Gigantic 
  • 2016-2017 Dr. Ken 
  • 2013 21 & Over 
  • 2016 Seoul Searching 
  • 2014 Revenge of the Green Dragons
  • 2020 Coming Home Again 
  • 2021-2022 The Casagrandes 
  • 2021 Blue Bayou 
  • 2022 Pachinko 

Net Worth

Justin Chon has amassed an estimated net worth of $5 million as an American actor and director. Throughout his career, he has shown his talent in films including Twilight21 & Over, and Gook

Besides acting, Chon has directed three films, including Ms. Purple and Blue Bayou.

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