PROFILE
Name:
Jamie Chung
Birth Date:
April 10, 1983
Birth Place:
San Francisco, California, USA
BIOGRAPHY
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The Hangover Part II

Background:

“I didn't want to be known as the reality-show star trying to be an actress, so I kept a lot of the failed auditions to myself.” Jamie Chung

American actress of Korean descent Jamie Chung first came to fame as a member of the MTV reality TV show “The Real World: San Diego” in 2004. She has since appeared in a number of television shows and films, including “Sorority Row” (2009),“Grown Ups” (2010), “The Hangover Part II” (2011), “Premium Rush” (2012), “The Hangover Part III” (2013) and “Once Upon a Time” (2012-2013). For her bright acting in the indie film “Eden” (2012), she won the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actress at the Seattle International Film Festival. Chung was handed the Young Hollywood Awards for Action Star and Female Action Star both in 2009 and the ShoWest Convention ShoWest Award for Female Star of Tomorrow that same year. Recently, in 2014, Chung starred in the NBC series “Believe” and in the film “Rudderless.”

Chung started a relationship with actor Bryan Greenberg in early 2012. They were engaged in December 2013.

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Childhood and Family:

Jamie Chung was born Jamie Ji-Lynn Chung on April 10, 1983 in San Francisco, California, to Korean parents. Her parents immigrated to the united States in 1980 and ran a hamburger restaurant. She has an older sister. Jamie graduated from Lowell High School in an Francisco, California in 2001 and later received a  B.A. in Economics in 2005 from the University of California, Riverside. She was a member of  the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma.

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Career:

A second-generation Korean-American woman raised by traditional parents in San Francisco, Jamie Chung began her career in 2004 as a cast member of the reality television “The Real World: San Diego,” the fourteenth season of MTV's long running reality TV show, “The Real World.”She went on to appear in its spin off game show, “The Challenge,” in the show's 2005 season, “The Inferno II.” Along with the “good Guys” team, she eventually won the competition.

After her reality TV stints, Chung began acting in minor roles on television and films, including as a dancing girl in “Veronica Mars” (2006), as Jin Kim in “ER” (2007), as Misty in “CSI: NY” (2007), as Cordy Han in “Days of Our Lives” (2007), as The Tri-Pi Sister in “Greek” (2007) and as Hooters Girl in “I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry” (2007), a comedy film starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Jessica Biel.  

Chung's first big role arrived when she was cast as Heaven Kogo on “Samurai Girl,” opposite Brendan Fehr and and Stacy Keibler. Loosely based on the popular young-adult novel series by Carrie Asai, the six hour mini series aired on the ABC Family from September 5 to 7, 2018. Next up for Chung, she co-starred with Justin Chatwin, Emmy Rossum and Chow Yun-fat in the live-action adventure movie directed and co-written by James Wong, “Dragonball: Evolution” (2009), which earned negative reviews from critics, and with Briana Evigan, Leah Pipes and Rumer Willis in the Stewart Hendler helmed slasher movie “Sorority Row” (2009). She also had a supporting role on the made for TV film “Princess Protection Program” (2009), which starred Demi Lovato, Selena Gomez, and Nicholas Braun, and made a guest appearance in “Castle.”      

Chung also had roles on “Burning Palms” (2010), a satirical thriller film which marked the directorial debut of screenwriter Christopher B. Landon, “Grown Ups” (2010), “Sucker Punch” (2011), a buddy comedy film helmed by Dennis Dugan, and written by Adam Sandler, who also stars in the film, and Zack Snyder's “Sucker Punch” (2011), where she co-starred opposite Emily Browning, Abbie Cornish, Jena Malone, Vanessa Hudgens and Carla Gugino, as well as made a guest appearance in “Grey's Anatomy” (2010).

Chung was cast as Lauren, Stu's fiancée, on the comedy film “The Hangover Part II” (2011), directed and co-written by Todd Phillips. Despite getting mostly negative reviews from critics, the film was a big success at the box office. Her co-stars in the film were Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, Jeffrey Tambor, Justin Bartha and Paul Giamatti.      

In 2012, Chung joined the cast of the ABC fantasy/drama series “Once Upon a Time” in the recurring role of Mulan. The same year, she received acclaim for playing the title character in “Eden” (opposite Matt O'Leary and Beau Bridges), a dramatic film directed by Megan Griffiths, who co-wrote the screenplay with Richard B. Phillips. She also worked with Rob Lowe, Carrie-Anne Moss, Richard Schiff, Amanda Crew, and Julie Bowen for the political thriller movie “Knife Fight,” portrayed Dania Ramirez's roommate in David Koepp's action/thriller “Premium Rush” and was cast as a prostitute named Lady Pink in the martial arts movie “The Man with the Iron Fists,” which also starred Russell Crowe, Cung Le and Lucy Liu. She appeared in the TV film “The Asset” and the short film “It Has Begun: Bananapocalypse” (both 2012).  

In 2013, Chung reprised her role as Lauren on “The Hangover Part III,” the third and final film in “The Hangover” trilogy. Like its predecessor, the film received negative reviews but was a commercial success.

Chung starred along with Selena Gomez and Anton Yelchin in the comedy film “Rudderless,” which premiered on January 24, 2014. She then played the regular role of Janice Channing, Winter's second in command and an Orchestra fugitive, on the NBC fantasy/drama series “Believe,” which premiered on March 10, 2014. NBC canceled the show on May 9, 2014 after only one season. Chung was cast as Jamie in the comedy film “Bad Johnson,” which was released on May 2, 2014.

Chung has completed filming the starring role of Suzy Lee in the movie “7500,”   which is set to be released on June 11, 2014. She is also scheduled to star in the upcoming movies “Flock of Dudes” (2014), “Sin City: A Dame to Kill For” (2014), “Big Hero 6” (2014, the voice of GoGo Tomago), “ It's Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong” (2015) and “A Year and Change” (2015).

Awards:

Seattle International Film Festival: Golden Space Needle Award, Best Actress, “Eden,” 2012
Young Hollywood: Action Star, 2009
Young Hollywood: Female Action Star, 2009
ShoWest Convention: ShoWest Award, Female Star of Tomorrow, 2009  Show Less
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SP_COP - March 15, 2014 - www.contactmusic.com
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