Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthApril 8, 1972
SpouseMiki Yim
FactKorean American actor. He also owned a restaurant named Saketini in Brentwood, California.


Who is Miki Yim?

Miki Yim was born in South Korea, and is a sales supervisor, but probably best known for being the wife of actor Sung Kang. Her husband is known for his work in “The Fast and the Furious” franchise, in which he plays the character Han Lue.

The Riches of Miki Yim

How rich is Miki Yim? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $500,000, earned through her various endeavors. Her wealth has also been elevated thanks to the success of her husband, who has a net worth estimated to be over $8 million. As she continues her career, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.

Early Life, Education, and Career

Miki was born in South Korea of Korean parents and grew up there, though little is known about her family or her childhood, but at some point in her life, she desired to pursue a life away from her country. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the Meiji  Gakuin University where she studied for a degree in English – the university is one of the best known Christian universities in Japan, with campuses in Tokyo as well as in Yokohama.

A few of its most notable graduates include the novelist Shimazaki Toson who is known as one of the major proponents of naturalism in Japanese fiction. She completed a degree in English, and stayed in Japan for the duration of her studies, then decided to pursue a career in the US and moved to Hawaii, where she began working in the sales department of high profile fashion brands such as Louis Vuitton.

Miki Yim and Sung Kang

Career Progression

Yim worked her way up the corporate ladder, and eventually established herself as a supervisor for Louis Vuitton, which is a luxury fashion house and retail company, selling a variety of ready-to-wear clothes, plus leather goods, trunks, shoes, watches, accessories, sunglasses, and jewelry. It is one of the world’s leading fashion houses selling its products through boutiques and in high-end department stores throughout the world. The company operates in 50 countries and has a revenue of over $9.4 billion in 2013. Aside from Louis Vuitton, Yim also worked for other top brands such as Celine Inc., La Perla, Chanel, and SEPHORA.

She eventually gained enough experience to become a sales manager, and also ventured towards fashion design, and started gaining attention for her design capabilities, and eventually moved to the company Prada in which she serves as a General Manager. The company is another luxury Italian fashion house established by Mario Prada, and specializing in leather handbags, shoes, ready to wear clothes, travel accessories, perfumes and other products. With the job, she eventually moved to the mainland US where she had more opportunities to travel in between various branches of the company. It was also an opportunity for her to be closer to her

Miki Yim

Husband – Sung Kang

Sung’s parents were from South Korea, who immigrated to Gainesville, Georgia where he was born. Later on, his family moved to California and he grew up there, eventually enrolling at the University of California, Riverside. His parents wanted him to pursue a law career, but he opted to try his hand at an acting career, much to the disappointment of his parents who were concerned about the difficulty Asians had gaining jobs in the US entertainment industry. He gained his first major role in 2002’s “Better Luck Tomorrow”, as an aloof gang member, and then became a star of “The Motel”.

Sung eventually gained international popularity when he was cast in “The Fast and the Furious” film franchise as the character Han Lue. He’s appeared in numerous of the franchise’s films, including “The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift”, “Fast & Furious”, “Fast Five”, and “Fast & Furious 6”. He also appeared in the Jet Li film “War” as an FBI agent, and worked on the film “Forbidden Warrior” in which he played the son of Genghis Khan. He’s also made several notable television appearances, including in the short-lived “Gang Related”; a few of his latest projects include appearances in “Magnum P.I.” and “Hawaii Five-0”.

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Personal Life

For her personal life, it is known that Miki married Sung in 1994 after several years of being together. During this time, her husband hadn’t yet made a breakthrough in acting, and she supported him as he tried to gain prominence in a difficult career path. According to reports, the two had a private ceremony which was attended by family and close friends; the two haven’t had any children together.

The two have also worked together in business endeavors, including establishing the restaurant Saketini located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California. The two were often spotted in the restaurant, however, the business eventually closed down in 2013.

One of the reasons why there is very limited information about her is due to the lack of any online presence – she doesn’t have accounts on any of the major social media websites such as Facebook, Instagra, and Twitter. She prefers to keep her life away from the spotlight, which is common for many spouses of actors, especially those who don’t really have any career in the entertainment industry.

General Info

Full NameSung Kang
Date Of BirthApril 8, 1972
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Film producer, Actor, Restaurateur
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseMiki Yim

Accomplishments

Music GroupsSechs Kies
MoviesFast & Furious 6, Fast Five, The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, Fast & Furious, Bullet to the Head, Better Luck Tomorrow, Ninja Assassin, Live Free or Die Hard, Pali Road, Finishing the Game, Los Bandoleros, The Motel, Forbidden Warrior, Pearl Harbor, Hollywood Adventures, Antwone Fisher, Undoin...
TV ShowsGang Related

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1A lot of times, you do independent films for passion because you may even lose money doing one, but it doesn't matter.
2I've produced before, and sometimes it's by default. In the indie level, you can't just come to set and be like, 'Oh, I'm an actor.' You have to be willing to help out, make the project happen.
3Because of economics, you have to feed the demographics that are buying your product. So, as Asia becomes a much more economic influence on the products that are being made from America, I think people have to be sensitive.
4Prior to 'Tokyo Drift,' the iconic perception of Asians in Hollywood films has been either the Kung Fu guy, the Yakuza guy or some technical genius. It used to be such a joke, to be laughed at rather than with.
5I think when we shot 'Tokyo Drift' I was a little too young to really understand what made Han who he is, and then I got older, and you start to make a little bit of money, and you realize that money will never buy you happiness.
6The more projects you do, the more actors you meet, the more people you meet, it's harder and harder to give your heart and your complete attention or absolute sincerity to that person.
7I've actually started to drive slower. I never want to see a news headline that reads, 'The Chinese Guy from 'Fast & Furious' Pulled Over for a Speeding Ticket.'
8On a studio film, you don't have to worry about running out of film or messing up your costumes; you have five other sets of it. Studio films make you the most comfortable so you can just act.
9It's always on everyone's list, like, 'What's New Orleans like?' I think people have a pre-conceived idea, like it's just Mardi Gras and Bourbon Street. But really, there's so much culture, the music's great, the food's great. It's not good for the waistline! But I'm actually from the South, I'm from Georgia, so the weather doesn't bother me.
10When I did 'Tokyo Drift,' a lot of the philosophy that Han lived by I have actually gone through in my own life. As I got older, I realized that I really believe in those philosophies, like the importance of family.
11Pre-'Tokyo Drift,' I was like: 'Am I gonna play Yakuza #1 and Chinese Waiter #2 for the rest of my life? Is America even ready for an Asian face that speaks English, that doesn't do Kung Fu?'
12Sometimes idealism and all that make believe makes the world a better place.
13When I started acting, I hoped I could make some kind of positive contribution to this world. When I get a letter from some kid in Nebraska saying that, prior to Han, nobody wanted to be his friend because Asians weren't cool if they weren't into martial arts - Now he's accepted and recognized as a human being. That's pretty awesome, right?
14My belief system is that you laugh at racism, and that's how it goes away.

Facts

#Fact
1Korean American actor. He also owned a restaurant named Saketini in Brentwood, California.
2Has played the same character, "Han", in five movies directed by Justin Lin: Better Luck Tomorrow (2002), The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006), Fast & Furious (2009), Fast Five (2011), and Furious 6 (2013).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Code 82017pre-productionActor
Rogue Warfarepre-productionDaniel
Power2017TV SeriesJohn Mak
Hawaii Five-02016TV SeriesDae Won
Code 82016ShortPolice Officer
The Free World2016Detective Shin
Family Guy2016TV SeriesSoap Opera Actor
Pali Road2015Mitch Kayne
Eden2015/IIConnie
Hollywood Adventures2015Manny
Help2015/IIShortCop
Ana Maria in Novela Land2015Korean Soap Actor
Gang Related2014TV SeriesTae Kim
Robot Chicken2014TV Series
Furious 62013Han
The Come Up2012ShortDouchey Actor
Bullet to the Head2012Taylor Kwon
Sunset Stories2012JP
4 Wedding Planners2011Kai
Fast Five2011Han
Easy to Assemble2010TV SeriesSung Skjulstad Sung Skjulestad
Clap Clap2009ShortRoy
Ninja Assassin2009Hollywood
Los Bandoleros2009Video shortHan Lue
Mental2009TV SeriesJimmy
Fast & Furious2009Han
Monk2005-2009TV SeriesVince Kuramoto / Mr. Huang (Disciple)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV SeriesJang
Knight Rider2008TV SeriesJohnny Chang
MADtv2006-2008TV SeriesPresident Gin Kew Yun Chun Yew Nee
War2007Goi
Live Free or Die Hard2007Raj
Finishing the Game: The Search for a New Bruce Lee2007Cole Kim
CSI: Miami2006TV SeriesLee Choy
Standoff2006TV SeriesDavid Lau
Undoing2006Samuel
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift2006Han
Forbidden Warrior2005Doran
The Motel2005Sam
Without a Trace2004TV SeriesDeke
Cold Case2004TV SeriesSen Dhiet
9:302004ShortChan Kin Fai
Threat Matrix2004TV SeriesRay Lee
The Shield2003TV SeriesMalcolm Rama
Girlfriends2002TV SeriesBartender
Antwone Fisher2002Receptionist
Spin City2002TV SeriesJordan
Better Luck Tomorrow2002Han
Pearl Harbor2001Listener
NYPD Blue2001TV SeriesAsian Uniform
Martial Law2000TV SeriesXian
Felicity1999TV SeriesStudent
Mystery Men1999Susie

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series producer
Undoing2006producer
Better Luck Tomorrow2002associate producer
Talk to Taka2000Short co-producer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series
Dao er1969screenplay

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-Series

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Someone I Used to Know2013very special thanks
Linsanity2013Documentary special thanks
West 32nd2007thanks

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Z Dream2015TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Fast and Furious: Restrospective2015Video documentary shortHimself
Hand to Hand Fury2013Video documentary shortHimself
It's All About the Cars2013Video documentary short
Planes, Tanks and Automobiles2013Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of Fast & Furious 62013Video documentary shortHimself
Made in Hollywood2013TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2006-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2013TV SeriesHimself
It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse2012ShortHimself
Acting for Action with Sung Kang2012TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Fast Five: Reuniting the Team2011Video documentary shortHimself
Fast & Furious Five Special2011TV MovieHimself
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2011TV SeriesHimself
Pânico na TV2011TV SeriesHimself
When Lara Met Charlie2009Documentary shortSung
The Motel: Behind the Scenes2007Video documentary shortHimself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift - The Japanese Way2006Video shortHimself
The Big Breakdown: Han's Last Ride2006Video documentary shortHimself
Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift Peek Performance2006Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Furious 72015Han
Chelsea Lately2013TV SeriesHimself
Movie Guide2013TV SeriesHan

Awards

Won Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2016International Star AwardVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalLifetime Achievement AwardPali Road (2015)
2012Special Jury PrizeVC FilmFest - Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film FestivalBest Ensemble Acting - Narrative FeatureSunset Stories (2012)

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2014Hollywood AwardAcapulco Black Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastFurious 6 (2013)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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