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Kim Yun-jin to represent Korean culture globally
by | May 7, 2009 | 17 Comments

Speaking of Korean stars in America, Kim Yun-jin, of the U.S. television series Lost, was appointed goodwill ambassador for the Korea Content Agency on May 7.

The agency held its opening ceremony in Seoul at the Culture Contents Center and operates with the goal of promoting Korean entertainment (films, music, animation, games) to a worldwide audience. Thus, they selected Kim as an actor who has made her name known to an international audience through her role in Lost.


Kim Yunjin gained widespread recognition in the 1999 spy action film Swiri [쉬리], while her last film was the thriller Seven Days [세븐데이즈] with Park Hee-soon (which was originally called Thursday’s Child and had cast Kim Sun-ah).

Her next project is the film Harmony [하모니], which takes place inside a women’s prison and co-stars Na Mun-hee (High Kick, Girl Scout). It is directed by Kang Dae-kyu, who was part of the directing team for Duelist and assistant director for That Guy Was Cool.

In Harmony, Kim’s character gives birth while in prison. The title refers to her character’s desire to sing for her child, which leads her to form a choir. The film will enter shooting next month, and wrap in time to let Kim get back to the States to film the sixth season of Lost in September.

Via Star News, Sports Khan

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17 Comments from the Beanut Gallery
  1. Samsooki

    Congrats to Kim Yunjin!

    True bilingual-ness…. the key to bridging two worlds?

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  2. Sumaiya

    who is she?

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  3. Biscuit

    Kim Yunjin is a great choice for this ^^
    I also look forward to seeing Harmony.

    Although even though she’s Korean, I always get this American feel from her *Probably just me* Like on the Korean Awards, the red lipstick and black dress or when she’s active, like an American actress *even if speaking Korean*.

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  4. peachys2sleep

    I find it funny that she’s playing another mother.

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  5. belleza

    “Although even though she’s Korean, I always get this American feel from her ”

    She’s more or less American (Staten Island adolescence, Boston College alumni.) Except when she’s on the cover of a Golfing magazine. Then she’s definitely Korean. ;)

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  6. Amy

    “In Harmony, Kim’s character gives birth while in prison. The title refers to her character’s desire to sing for her child, which leads her to form a choir.”

    That sounds like it could have a potentially tragic ending, haha. Anything with kids and prison and moms with good intentions sounds like there should be tear buckets lying around.

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  7. travp16

    YAY!! I love her!!

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  8. miL

    i love LOST and her character
    shes awesome!

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  9. miki

    Yay! Me too I love her on Lost!

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  10. 10 Jasmin

    LOOOOVE HER! They picked a good ambassador. Not just because she is a beauty but I think thousands of people around the world will recognize her because of LOST.

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  11. 11 kazubaby

    wooo! lost is the best show on american television right now. i’m so proud that korean characters are an important part of the show! :)

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  12. 12 Sere

    OMG guys, I’ve just realized something. I think my love for all things Korean started because of Sun & Jin on Lost…they were my fave characters back when I used to watch the show like 3 years ago. Then I promptly forgot about the show and everything related to it, but I guess my subconscious kept working on it. And last year I got hooked to CP and then the kdrama madness started. Still, woohoo, Kim Yunjin, congrats and… thanks!

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  13. 13 yvhsien

    She is definitely a good choice for this award. I think more Korean actors/actresses should improve on their bilingual ability to give them a more global appeal. Some of them have great talent.

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  14. 14 invisibelle

    She sure is pretty.

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  15. 15 janie

    wow. harmony sounds pretty good.

    and i just re-watched seven days last night and i’m still amazed by her acting.

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