Ida Dene Simmons|
May 25, 1985
|Other names||Kim Isak|
|Labels||SM Entertainment (2002–2012)|
Ida Dene Simmons (born May 25, 1985) better known as Kim Isak, is a German singer, actress and radio personality based in South Korea. She was a member of South Korean R&B duo Isak N Jiyeon from 2002 to 2004. She left SM Entertainment in 2012. She has been a VJ for Pops in Seoul on Arirang TV and is now a DJ for "Kpoppin" on Arirang Radio.
Kim Isak was born Ida Dene Simmons on May 25, 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany. She left Germany and moved to Kansas with her mother. She left Kansas when she was 4 1/2 years old to move to California and lived there until 1999. She emigrated to Korea later to learn about heritage and explore her music career in Korean pop music. Isak lived in a mostly Caucasian community with her mother.
Upon arrival in Korea, she attended the Korea Kent Foreign School, where her classmates and friends included Jessica Jung and Tiffany Hwang, the two future Korean-American founding members of Girls' Generation. Tiffany actually lived with Isak initially when she moved to Seoul from Diamond Bar, California at the age of 15. Owing to their shared history and friendship, she has interviewed the duo mostly in English for Arirang's Pops in Seoul.
Isak N Jiyeon (2002–2004)
|2007–2008||Unstoppable Marriage||Aida||Supporting role||KBS|
|2011||Spring Awakening||Ilse||Adaptation from German musical 'Frank Wedekind'|
- 2008: Arirang TV Pops in Seoul VJ
- 2012: Arirang Radio Kpoppin DJ
Music video appearances
- 2007: Super Junior-T - Rokkugo
- "이삭 계약만료 SM 떠나 독자활동" (in Korean). JoinsMSN. 2013-01-22. Archived from the original on 16 February 2013. Retrieved 25 January 2013.
- Pops in Seoul - In the Booth with Isak, February 26, 2009: Tiffany and Jessica (Girls' Generation) YouTube (originally broadcast by Arirang)
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