Jacqueline Joan Kim
March 31, 1965
Jacqueline Joan Kim (born March 31, 1965) is an American writer, actress, filmmaker and composer. She was nominated for a FIND Independent Spirit award for Best Supporting Actress in the film Charlotte Sometimes.
Kim was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to Korean parents, as the youngest of three girls. She was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and started in theatre at age 14, "at a little theatre down the street called 'Willow Way'." She graduated from Bloomfield Hills Lahser High School. She then earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago.
After graduating from drama school, Kim began acting on stages in Chicago, The Shakespeare Theatre (DC) and eventually landed in Minneapolis. Highlights throughout four seasons at the Guthrie Theater include such roles as Nina in The Seagull, the title role in Electra and Phocion/Princess in The Triumph of Love. At the end of 1993, she moved to Los Angeles and began her film career, landing major roles in two films, Star Trek Generations and Barry Levinson's Disclosure. These roles were followed by work opposite Tommy Lee Jones in Volcano. In 1999, she played Yon Greene, a Bangkok attorney and lawyer for Claire Danes and Kate Beckinsale, in Brokedown Palace. In 2001, she shared the title role in the film The Operator, written and directed by Jon Dichter, co-starring Michael Laurence and Stephen Tobolowsky. Her breakout film and performance was in Eric Byler's Charlotte Sometimes, which film critic Roger Ebert championed and brought to his Overlooked Film Festival. This role was recognized by two FIND Independent Spirit Award nominations for Kim's work as Charlotte and for the film (the John Cassavetes Award).
Kim is also known for her work in the two part epic "The Debt, Part I and II" for the Xena: Warrior Princess television series as Xena's spiritual mentor, Lao Ma. She won the 2004 LA Drama Critics' Circle award for best female lead performance in East West Players' production of Passion. Her roots are in musical theatre. In 2011, she released her first EP, This I Heard (song & melodies, part I).
In 2015, Kim finished production on the film Advantageous. She co-wrote, produced and composed the feature with its director, Jennifer Phang, while starring opposite Jennifer Ehle, James Urbaniak and Ken Jeong.
|1992||The Mighty Ducks||Jane|
|Star Trek Generations||Ensign Demora Sulu|
|White Mile||Michelle Stefanoff||Television|
|Xena: Warrior Princess||Lao Ma||Television|
Episodes: "The Debt, Part I" and "The Debt, Part II"
|1999||Brokedown Palace||Yon Greene|
|2000||The Operator||The Operator|
Episode: "The Greatest of Gifts"
|2001||The Hollywood Sign||Paula Carver|
|The West Wing||Lt. Emily Lowenbrau||Television|
Episode: "Bad Moon Rising"
|2002||Charlotte Sometimes||Charlotte/Darcy||Independent Spirit Award nominee for Best Supporting Female|
|In Search of Cezanne||Martha Beck||Credited as co-writer|
|2005||Red Doors||Samantha Wong|
|2006||Present||Writer, director and producer|
Episodes: "Outbreak" and "Vigilante"
|2015||Advantageous||Gwen||Writer and producer|
- "Jacqueline Kim Biography ((?)-)". www.filmreference.com.
- Bret Ryan Rudnick. "An interview with Jacqueline Kim". Whoosh!, issue 17, February 1998. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- Ada Tseng. "Journeying with Red Doors: An interview with Jacqueline Kim Archived 2007-02-24 at the Wayback Machine". 2006-09-21. Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- "Red Doors Cast Bios Archived 2006-12-07 at the Wayback Machine". Retrieved 2007-01-16.
- Spirit Award listings Archived 2007-09-28 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2007-01-25.