Jacqueline Kim

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Jacqueline Kim
BornJacqueline Joan Kim
(1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 49)
Cincinnati, Ohio
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Jacqueline Kim
BornJacqueline Joan Kim
(1965-03-31) March 31, 1965 (age 49)
Cincinnati, Ohio

Jacqueline Joan Kim (born March 31, 1965)[1] is an American writer, actress, filmmaker and composer. She was nominated for a FIND Independent Spirit award for Best Supporting Actress in the film, Charlotte Sometimes.

Early life[edit]

Kim was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Korean parents,[2] as the youngest of three girls.[3] She was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan,[1] and started in the theatre at age 14, "at a little theatre down the street called 'Willow Way'."[2] She graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School. She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.[4]


After graduating from drama school, Kim began acting on stages in Chicago, The Shakespeare Theatre (DC) and eventually landed in Minneapolis. Highlights throughout four seasons at the Guthrie Theater include such roles as Nina in The Seagull, the title role in Electra, and Phocion/Princess in The Triumph of Love. At the end of 1993, she moved to Los Angeles and began her film career, landing major roles in two films, Star Trek Generations, and Barry Levinson's Disclosure. This was followed by work opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Volcano. In 1999, she played Yon Greene, a Bangkok attorney and lawyer for Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale, in Brokedown Palace. In 2001, she shared the title role in the film The Operator, written and directed by Jon Dichter, co-starring Michael Lawrence[disambiguation needed] and Stephen Tobolowsky. Her breakout film and performance was in Eric Byler's Charlotte Sometimes, which film critic Roger Ebert championed and brought to his Overlooked Film Festival. This was followed by two FIND Independent Spirit Award nominations, for Kims work as Charlotte and for the film (the John Cassavetes Award).

Kim is also known for her work in the two part epic 'The Debt, Part I and II' for the Xena: Warrior Princess television series. She won the 2004 LA Drama Critics' Circle award for best female lead performance in East West Players' production of Passion.[3] Her roots are in musical theatre, and in 2011, she released her first EP, This I Heard (song & melodies, part I).

Recently, Kim finished production on the film, Advantageous. She co-wrote the feature with its director, Jennifer Phang (writer/ director of the short), produced, composed and stars opposite Jennifer Ehle, James Urbaniak and Ken Jeong.

Kim is an ordained (lay) member of Thích Nhất Hạnh's Order of Inter-Being. She practices with and facilitates sanghas all over the globe.[citation needed]


2006Presentwriter, director, producer
ThresholdRachelTelevision, episodes "Outbreak" and "Vigilante"
2005Red DoorsSamantha Wong
2002charlotte sometimesCharlotte/DarcyIndependent Spirit Award nominee for Best Supporting Female[5]
In Search of CezanneMartha BeckCredited as co-writer
2001The Hollywood SignPaula Carver
The West WingLt. Emily LowenbrauTelevision, episode "Bad Moon Rising"
2000The OperatorThe Operator
ERLinda ReedTelevision, episode "The Greatest of Gifts"
1999Brokedown PalaceYon Greene
1997VolcanoJaye Calder
Xena: Warrior PrincessLao MaTelevision, episodes "The Debt, Part I" and "The Debt, Part II"
1995CourthouseAmy ChenTelevision, 6 episodes
1994DisclosureCindy Chang
Star Trek GenerationsEnsign Demora Sulu
White MileMichelle StefanoffTelevision
1992The Mighty DucksJane
1989Howard Beach: Making a Case for MurderunknownTelevision

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ a b Jacqueline Kim Biography ((?)-)
  2. ^ a b Bret Ryan Rudnick. "An interview with Jacqueline Kim". Whoosh!, issue 17, February 1998. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  3. ^ a b Ada Tseng. "Journeying with Red Doors: An interview with Jacqueline Kim". 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  4. ^ "Red Doors Cast Bios". Retrieved 2007-01-16.
  5. ^ Spirit Award listings. Retrieved 2007-01-25.

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