|Birth Day:||May 4, 1962|
|Birth Place:||Champaign, United States|
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She initially quit acting in the 1980s as she failed to attract work. She returned to the craft a decade later in 1995 and started her own group called Loud Mouth Asian Babes.
Yoon was born in Champaign, Illinois to parents of Korean descent in 1962 and subsequently raised in Toronto, where she currently resides and works.
Yoon started her career in theatre as an actress in the early 1980s, but soon quit in frustration after she struggled to attract work and went on to complete her degree at the University of Toronto (BA Innis 1989). A decade later, in 1995, she returned to acting and started her own group called Loud Mouth Asian Babes, through which she has written and produced plays that focus on the Korean diaspora, mostly in Canada.
Yoon's acting career began to flourish in the early 2000s, with small roles in several television series, including La Femme Nikita (1996–2001), Witchblade (TNT, 2000–2002) and Street Time (Showtime, 2001–2003). In 2006, Yoon achieved wider recognition after playing flight attendant Betty Ong in the controversial mini-series The Path to 9/11. Also in 2006, Yoon had a recurring role as June Kim in the legal drama series This Is Wonderland.
In 2007, Yoon received a Gemini Award nomination for her work in the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys. In 2009, she portrayed Dr. Montague in the hit romantic comedy film The Time Traveller's Wife, based on the novel of the same name.
Since 2016, Yoon has portrayed Kim Yong-mi ("Umma"), the matriarch of the Kim family, in the CBC sitcom Kim's Convenience. She also portrayed the same role in the 2011 play, which she originated and performed over 240 times in six cities. For her role in the television series, she has received considerable attention and has publicly discussed the importance of diversity in mainstream media, specifically for Asian Canadians and immigrants. In an interview with the CBC, Yoon said:
For her role on Kim's Convenience, Yoon won an ACTRA Award and received a Canadian Screen Award nomination in 2017. Yoon reprised her role for a second season of the series, which premiered in September 26, 2017.
Yoon has one child; in a 2017 interview with NOW Magazine, she described herself as a "mom who acts."
Jean's parents were Korean. Jean was raised in Toronto, Canada after being born in Illinois. Jean has one child.
Currently, Jean Yoon is 59 years, 0 months and 6 days old. Jean Yoon will celebrate 60th birthday on a Wednesday 4th of May 2022. Below we countdown to Jean Yoon upcoming birthday.