Karen KimPlayed by Yunjin Kim
An immigrant from Korea, Karen met Savi at UCLA during undergrad, and they've been friends ever since. 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.
An accomplished actress, Yunjin Kim's portrayal of Sun in the ABC landmark television series Lost has earned her worldwide recognition. She originally made a name for herself in Korea and all over Asia with the film Shiri.
Kim was bashful as a child, so she decided to get over her shyness by taking drama classes in the seventh grade. She was immediately cast in a musical and fell in love with the theatre.
Her Korean feature film credits include starring roles in Ardor, Yesterday, Iron Palm, Ginko Bed 2, Diary of June, Seven Days, Harmony, Heartbeat The Neighbors and the Japanese film Rush, as well as roles in the television weekend dramas With Love and Wedding Dress, and the miniseries Hunch and Beautiful Vacation. For her role in Seven Days she was nominated for a 2008 Blue Dragon, Korean Film Award and won Grand Bell Award for Best Actress. Her most recent film Ode to My Father was released on December 17th 2014 in Korea, and has already made $10 million at the box office on its way to the top ten all time.
She has also guest hosted on ABC’s The View.
Kim was the Goodwill Ambassador for the 2002 World Cup in Japan and Korea, representing Korea. While born in Seoul, Korea, she grew up in Staten Island, New York. She attended the prestigious High School of Performing Arts in New York and received her BFA in acting from Boston University.