Chung at The Heart Truth's Red Dress Collection in February 2013
|Born||Jamie Jilynn Chung
April 10, 1983
San Francisco, California, U.S.
Jamie Jilynn Chung (born April 10, 1983) is an American actress. Having began her career on reality television she became widely known to audiences as a cast member on the MTV reality television series, The Real World: San Diego and its spin-off show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II.
She later transitioned into acting and has since become known for films, such as Grown Ups, Premium Rush, Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, Princess Protection Program, and Sucker Punch and having been the series lead of the ABC Family television miniseries Samurai Girl. Since 2012, Chung has appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC fantasy television series Once Upon a Time.
Early life and education
Jamie Chung was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a second-generation Korean-American, raised by "traditional" parents, and was described by MTV as someone who "tells it like it is". Chung attended the University of California, Riverside, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Reality TV work
Chung was a cast member on The Real World: San Diego, the fourteenth season of MTV's long-running reality TV show, The Real World, which first aired in 2004. At the time she was selected to be on The Real World: San Diego, she was described by MTV as a hard-working student who worked two jobs to pay her tuition, but who also enjoyed partying. She was also described by her friends as not having the best taste in men.
Six months after Chung and her castmates left the Real World house, they appeared to discuss their experiences both during and since their time on the show on 2 Punk Rock 4 This: The Real World San Diego Reunion, which premiered on July 9, 2004.
After appearing on The Real World, Chung appeared on its spin-off game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, as a cast member in that show's 2005 season, during which she was a member of the "Good Guys" team, which squared off against the "Bad Asses". By the end of the season, after several cast members had been eliminated during the competition, Chung remained, along with her fellow Good Guys teammates Darrell Taylor, Landon Lueck, and Mike Mizanin. Chung and her teammates were victorious against the remaining members of the Bad Asses in the final event, and won the competition.
Since her stint on The Real World, she began her acting career appearing in various minor roles in television and films, including as Cordy Han in ten episodes of Days of our Lives, as a Hooters girl in the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and in episodes of CSI: NY and Veronica Mars.
She later had supporting roles in the 2009 feature films Sorority Row and Dragonball Evolution, in the latter as Goku's love interest, Chi Chi, as well as the lead role in one of the segments of the movie Burning Palms. Chung later went to star in the Disney Channel TV movie, Princess Protection Program which co-starred Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. She appeared in 2010 film Grown Ups and had a supporting role in the 2012 martial arts film The Man with the Iron Fists.
Chung gained her first major feature film role in the 2012 film Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp as well as starring as the lead in the 2012 independent film Eden, Chung plays a young Korean American girl abducted and coerced into prostitution by domestic American human traffickers. Chung currently portrays the recurring role of Mulan in the of the television series, Once Upon a Time. Her appearance on the series was panned by Bruce Fretts of TV Guide, who felt that she did not fit into the series' fantasy world.
Awards and recognition
|I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry||Hooters Girl||Cameo|
|2009||Princess Protection Program||Chelsea Barnes||TV film; Main villain|
|Dragonball Evolution||Chi Chi||Main role|
|Sorority Row||Clarie||Supporting role|
|Burning Palms||Ginny Bai||Supporting role|
|2010||Grown Ups||Amber Hilliard||Supporting role|
|2011||Sucker Punch||Amber||Main role|
|The Hangover Part II||Lauren, Stu's fiance||Supporting role|
|2012||Premium Rush||Nima||Supporting role|
|The Man with the Iron Fists||Lady Silk||Supporting role|
|2013||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Miho|
|2004||The Real World: San Diego||Herself||27 episodes|
|2005||Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II||Herself/Challenge Winner||16 episodes|
|2006||Veronica Mars||Flirting Girl||1 episode|
|2007||Greek||The Tri Pi Sister||2 episodes|
|Days of our Lives||Cordy Han||10 episodes|
|ER||Jin Kim||1 episode|
|CSI: NY||Misty||1 episode|
|Samurai Girl||Heavan||Mini Series|
|2012 - Present||Once Upon a Time||Mulan||7 episodes|
|2009||Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising||Takara|
- Jamie Chung at Turner Classic Movies
- Jamie Chung at IGN
- According to the State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Center for Health Statistics, California Department of Health Services, Sacramento, California. Searchable at Family Tree Legends
- "제이미 정" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 17 December 2011.
- Lee, Amber. "2. Jamie Chung". Bleacher Report. November 17, 2011
- Beard, Lanford (May 21, 2012). "'The Real World': 20 years later, seven strangers who made their mark". Entertainment Weekly.
- Jamie Chung biography page, MTV.com, 2004, accessed March 28, 2011.
- "Hot Jamie Chung", RipeTV, accessed March 31, 2011.
- "Jamie Chung: Fighting and Singing in Sucker Punch", Reel Movie News, September 3, 2009]
- Fred Topel. "Sorority Row Remake Scares its own Star", SciFi Wire, April 3, 2009
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- Kit, Borys (June 20, 2010). "Two joining Joseph Gordon-Levitt thriller". The Hollywood Reporter (e5 Global Media). Retrieved August 8, 2010.
- Matt Webb Mitovich (5 July 2012). "Exclusive: Wake Up! Once Upon a Time Has Cast Sarah Bolger as Sleeping Beauty". TV Line. Retrieved 5 July 2012.
- Fretts, Bruce (October 15, 2012). "Cheers & Jeers". TV Guide. Page 60/
- "Comic-Con: X-Men: Destiny: Jamie Chung - Aimi BTS". IGN. July 22, 2011.
- "Koreans are MVPs of Future Asian-American Stars", Korean Beacon, October 8, 2009
- Kit, Borys (October 29, 2012). "'Sin City 2' Adds Jaime King and Jamie Chung". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 29, 2012.
- Hibberd, James (5 July 2012). "'Once Upon a Time' scoop: 'Hangover 2' actress cast as legendary warrior". EW.com. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
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- Jamie Chung at the Internet Movie Database
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- Chung on the set of Dragonball (Spanish)