**(Rosalind Chao) Soon-Lee Klinger, Korean peasant girl who met and later
married U.S. Army clerk, Maxwell Klinger while he was stationed at a mobile army
surgical hospital unit during the Korean War. Soon-Lee and her new husband later
moved stateside to River Bend, Missouri where she adjusted to American life. See
*(Margaret Cho) Margaret Kim, a hip second-generation Korean-American college
student working as a department store cosmetic counter salesgirl while still
living in a San Francisco home with her traditional immigrant parents. Also
featured were Jodi Long as Mrs. Katherine Kim, who constantly played matchmaker;
Clyde Kusatsu as Mr. Benny Kim, the family peacemaker and owner of "Kim's Books"
bookstore; B. D. Wong as Stuart Kim, Margaret's Goody Two-shoes older
cardiologist brother; J. B. Quon as Eric Kim, the younger brother; and Amy Hill
as Margaret's eccentric grandmother. This program was the first sitcom to
feature an Asian-American family. Wong was born and raised in San Francisco.
**(Keiko Agena) Lane Kim, Korean-American teenager who attends Stars Hollow High
School in Connecticut. She is the best friend and confidant of Rory Gilmore who
just transferred to Chilton Preparatory School.. Lane’s romantic interest is an
Asian youth called Henry (played by Eddie Shin). Keiko (pronounced “Kay-Ko”) was
born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii where she lived until 17. After high school
she studied at Whitman college in Washington State. Prior to her role as Lane
Kim, Keiko performed in a recurring role on the WB drama FELICITY during the
1999-2000 season as Leila Foster, a college student who inspired Felicity Porter
(Keri Russell) to stage a demonstration at the University of New York’s Student
**(Sandra Oh) Cristina Yang, Korean-American physician who works at
Seattle Grace Hospital as a surgery intern. Cristina is aggressive, cut-throat,
reliant, competitive. She also has a phenomenal memory, and need to work on her
bedside manner. She likes ballet and is fluent in Korean and English. Cristina
received her B.A. from Smith College; an M.S./Ph.D. in Chemistry from the
University of California-Berkeley; and an M.D. from Stanford University (she
ranked first in her class at graduation). She graduated from Beverly Hills High
School and was the class valedictorian. She lives at 423 Crescent Lake Drive,
in Seattle, WA 98112.
IN LIVING COLOR/FOX/1990-94
**(Steve Park) In the fall of 1991, Steve Park, a very funny Asian-American
stand-up comedian was added to the cast of this popular weekly comedy satire
**(Rosalind Chao) Soon-Lee Hahn, a Korean peasant girl who met and married a U.
S. Army company clerk, Maxwell Klinger attached to a mobile army surgical
hospital unit stationed amidst the fighting of the Korean War. At wars end, she
remained in Korea with her new husband looking for her remaining family members.
Later, the couple relocated to River Bend Missouri. Also featured were Patrick
Adiarte as Ho Jon, Trapper and Hawkeye’s houseboy [Hawkeye helped raise money to
send him to the States to go to his alma mater]; Keiu Chinh as Kyung Soon, a
Korean woman with whom Hawkeye falls in love in “In Love and War”; Shizuko
Hoshi/Francis Fong/Eileen Saki as Rosie the owner of Rosie‘s Bar across from the
4077th.; Clyde Kusatsu as Kwang, the Officer’s Club bartender; Pat Morita as
South Korean Army Captain Sam Pak; Mako who played many Korean officers and a
Chinese doctor in “Rainbow Bridge.”; and Soon-Teck Oh, a Korean actor who played
many parts such as Syn Paik, the North Korean surgeon in “The Korean Surgeon.”.
See also AFTERMASH.
**(Lindsay Price) Kimmy Kim, makeup artist at News station WEIE in Chicago.
Kimmy is a trusty, no-nonsense Korean-American confidante and advice giver to
news reporter Pepper Dennis. Unfortunately, Kimmy never has enough money to
support her fabulous taste in clothes and her taste in men is questionable.
SONS AND DAUGHTERS/CBS/1991
**(Michelle Wong) Astrid, the adopted 10-year-old Korean daughter of Tess
Hammersmith, an interior designer and single mother.
STAR TREK: VOYAGER/UPN/1995-2001
**(Garrett Wang) Ensign Harry Kim, Starfleet communication officer of
Asian-American descent who served aboard Voyager, a starship marooned on the far
side of the galaxy. Garrett Wang (whose last name is pronounced “Wong.”)
graduated high school from Harding Academy in Memphis, TN and studied at UCLA.
*(Jack Soo/co-star) Rockwell "Rocky" Sin, a poker-playing Korean house
servant/cook of a handsome New York publishing executive, Valentine Farrow.
"Rocky", a bit of a con-artist, more than once reminded his boss (and former
Army Buddy) of the time he saved his life during the war.
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS/ABC/1980
**(Sally Imamura) Tuey Wy, a young Korean girl adopted by Buzz Dillard, a
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