ACTRESS | SINGER
They say that you can remember the exact moment you fall in love, and for me, the moment I fell in love with the world of acting was at my first rehearsal for a production of Bizet's Carmen. I came running onto the stage with the rest of the children's chorus singing "Avec la garde montante" at the top of my lungs, and at that moment I realized that this was my home. The stage, the camera, and the world of music was where I belonged. It was where I could be genuinely happy. Genuinely myself. And genuinely live.
I was born in South Korea and adopted by my amazing family when I was four months old. I discovered my love for singing at a very young age and decided to become a professional opera singer when I was four years old. My career aspirations changed direction when I was cast in my first musical theatre production of "Guys and Dolls", playing the role of Sergeant Sarah Brown. That role opened my eyes to all of the possibilities that the world of acting had to offer, and from that point on, I began branching out into as many areas of the acting industry that I could.
Film became a strong focus of mine as I continued to explore and grow in my career, and I grew to love how different it was from theatre. Nothing will ever replace the magic of a live theatre show, and the connection an actor feels to the audience during a live performance. Film, though, fascinated me for an entirely different reason; it was something tangible, something that I could see and hear and keep forever. A film captures a moment in time. It makes time seem as though it is standing still for however brief a moment.
Music has always been something that I have held close to my heart. I found out when I was a teenager that my birth mother loved to sing. Her love of singing was a gift and a legacy that she passed on to me, and it is a bond that I can share with her even across an ocean.
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit my website. I count it one of the highest honors I could ever have to be a part of this incredible industry. There is no greater joy than to bring a story to life for others to see and share and laugh and cry with.
When I am on a stage, in front of a camera, or singing into a microphone, that is the moment I feel the most alive, the most uninhibited, and the most free. What a precious gift that is- to experience such true happiness in a career and in a lifetime.
Agent – Jennie Saks
NASS Talent Management