Yunjin Kim Biography: Age, Net Worth, Parents, Height, Instagram, Spouse, Children, Wiki, Movies, Awards

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Kim Yun-jin, famously known as Yunjin Kim, is a talented South Korean-American actress who has gained recognition and admiration for her exceptional performances in various film and television productions. 

Notably, she captivated audiences with her portrayal of Sun-Hwa Kwon in the acclaimed American television series Lost and her unforgettable role as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the South Korean film Shiri. 

Additionally, Kim has graced the silver screen in notable films like Mistresses and XO, Kitty, further solidifying her status as a versatile and revered actress. 


  • Full Name: Kim Yun-jin
  • Stage Name: Yunjin Kim
  • Born: November 7, 1973
  • Age: 50 years old
  • Birthplace: United States
  • Nationality: United States
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Height: 1.68m
  • Parent: Mr. and Mrs. Yun-jin
  • Siblings: unknown
  • Spouse: Park Jeong-hook
  • Children: 1
  • Relationship: Married
  • Net Worth: $4 million

Early Life And Education

 Yunjin Kim was born in Seoul, South Korea on November 7, 1973. At the age of 10, she made the life-changing decision to immigrate to the United States along with her family. 

They settled in Staten Island, New York, where Kim began her education at a public school. While there is no specific information regarding her parents’ names or siblings, it is appropriate to address them as Mr. and Mrs. Yun-jin for reference purposes.


After arriving in South Korea in 1997, Kim quickly succeeded in the entertainment industry, landing a role in the popular TV drama “Wedding Dress.” Her talent and charm led her to star in the hit action film “Shiri” in 1999, making her a household name throughout Korea.

 Later, she gained international recognition for her role as Sun-Hwa Kwon in the critically acclaimed ABC series “Lost,” earning praise from critics and fans. Kim’s outstanding performance on the show garnered several award nominations, including a Golden Globe and a Primetime Emmy.

Following the conclusion of “Lost” in 2010, Kim pursued her acting career by undertaking various projects in both American and Korean productions. Notably, she took on the lead role in the ABC drama series “Mistresses” from 2013 to 2016, showcasing her talent and versatility.

 Additionally, Kim appeared in notable films such as “Seven Days in Havana,” released in 2011, and “The Price of Desire,” released in 2015, further establishing herself as a prominent figure in the entertainment industry.

Awards and Nominations

Grand Bell Awards (South Korea)

  •  Best New Actress for Shiri
  • Best Actress for Seven Days

Blue Dragon Awards (South Korea)

  • Best Actress for Ardor
  •  Best Actress for Seven Days

Asian Film Awards

  • Best Actress for Seven Days

Saturn Awards (USA)

  •  Best Supporting Actress on Television for Lost
  • Screen Actors Guild Awards (USA)
  • Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Lost

She has also been nominated for numerous other awards, including:

  • Golden Nymph (Monte-Carlo TV Festival)
  • Outstanding Actress – Drama Series for Lost
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
  • Best Actress for Seven Days
  • The Seoul Awards
  • Best Actress for Ode to My Father

Social Media

  • Twitter: @yunjinkim_kr
  • Instagram: @yunjinkimofficial

Personal Life

 Kim, 50, an incredibly skilled actress of South Korean-American descent, embarked on a beautiful journey of love and partnership when she united in marriage with her former manager, Park Jeong-hook, in the glorious month of March 2010. 

This union of souls subsequently blossomed into the creation of a precious life as the couple joyously welcomed their darling daughter into the world in 2015.



  • Shiri
  •  The Legend of Gingko Gates
  •  Yesterday
  • Ardor
  •  Seven Swords
  •  Heartbeats
  •  Ode to My Father
  • The Truth Beneath
  • Pawn


  • Wedding Dress
  •  Good Morning
  •  Hurray for Love
  •  Lost
  •  The Neighbors
  •  Mistresses
  •  House of the Disappeared
  • Ms. Ma, Nemesis
  • Memories
  •  Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area
  •  XO, Kitty

Net Worth

 Yunjin Kim, a talented South Korean-American actress, has amassed a remarkable net worth of approximately $4 million. 

She gained widespread recognition for her outstanding portrayal of Sun-Hwa Kwon in the renowned American TV show Lost and her compelling performance as the North Korean spy Bang-Hee in the acclaimed South Korean film Shiri.

 Additionally, she has showcased her acting prowess in other notable series such as Mistresses and XO, Kitty.

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