She is South Korean by birth and an American by nationality.She has starred in a number of South Korean films including Shiri in 1999, the film regarded as the first blockbuster of the then newly formed South Korean film industry.Ever since high school, she has pursued her interest in acting. La Guardia High School in Manhattan, she went to the London Academy of Performing Arts before getting her BFA degree in drama from Boston University.

The biggest break of her career came in 2004, when she was cast as one of the main characters, Sun-Hwa Kwon, in ABC network’s adventure drama Lost.

She appeared in Lost continuously for six seasons, the show’s entire run.

Kim is a multiple degree and diploma holder in performing arts specifically in dancing and acting. Early Life When Kim was 7, her family immigrated to the US.

They set up their home on Staten Island in New York.

There she landed the lead role in a TV drama called Wedding Dress.

But her biggest breakthrough came in the form of her debut movie, Shiri in 1999.Karen’s pioneering work with Los Angeles' immigrant communities has made her one of the most respected psychiatrists in her field, but a secret from her professional past still haunts her -- a patient with whom she had an affair, whose untimely death throws Karen's life into chaos.Kim was bashful as a child, so she decided to get over her shyness by taking drama classes in the seventh grade.She acted in films like Diary of June, Mother, Seven Days, Harmony, Heartbeat, The Neighbor and Ode to My Father.Kim even reprised her role as Sun-Hwa in the video game version of Lost.We gebruiken cookies om inhoud en advertenties relevanter te maken en je een veiligere ervaring te bieden.