Jamie Chung is an American-born Korean who grew up like any other normal teenager. But if there is one thing to say about her, it is that she knows how to seize opportunities with both hands. Chung began as a television personality in 2004 with the MTV reality television series The Real World: San Diego. Since then, the Korean-American talent has built an impressive, even enviable portfolio as an actress.
She has starred in many popular films including Dragon Ball Evolution, Premium Rush, and Sucker Punch. Her busy schedule also includes countless television series for major broadcasters such as FOX and ABC.
Jamie Chung’s Bio, Age
The soaring actress was born on April 10, 1983, as Jamie Jilynn Chung in San Francisco. She grew up with an older brother with her traditional parents, who came to the USA in 1980 and opened a hamburger restaurant.
Chung attended Lowell High School and then the University of California, Riverside, where she graduated with a B.A. in Economics in 2005.
Before graduating from university, she worked in two jobs – one of them in a sports bar – to put herself through school. In 2004, MTV knocked on her door when they were holding auditions for her Real World show at the sports bar where she worked.
She was selected by the station to appear on the show. Chung also participated in the spin-off game show of the Real World/Road Rules Challenge series.
Her participation in the MTV reality series opened the doors for her to become a full-fledged actress. She played her first role in an episode of Veronica Mars, then starred in the television movie Katrina and the medical drama series ER. There followed several episodes in Days of Our Lives as a character named Cordy Han.
In the 2007 comedy I Now Pronce You Chuck & Larry, she appeared as a character called the Hooters girl. Between 2007 and 2010 she appeared on CSI: NY, Greek, Castle, Samurai Girl, and Greys Anatomy.
Throughout her career, she has worked with many famous names, from veteran actors and actresses to Disney breakout stars. In 2009, she appeared as Chelsea Barnes in the Disney Channel film Princess Protection Program, which featured Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. She also appeared in the 2010 comedy “Grown Ups” starring Chris Rock and Adam Sandler as Amber Hilliard.
In 2011 she appeared as Amber in the action movie Sucker Punch by veteran producer Zack Snyder. The number of action scenes in the film meant that Jamie Chung had to undergo serious physical conditioning. She brought herself into shape by training with the Navy SEALs as well as with specialists for stunts and fight sequences.
Jamie brought her talent to the world of games when in 2011 she expressed the character of Aimi Yoshida in the video game X-Men: Destiny. Prior to that, she had already taken on a vocal role for a character named Takara in the video game Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising from Electronic Arts 2009. Jamie Chung was also the voice of GoGo Tomago in the Oscar-winning Disney animation Big Hero 6 in 2014, a role she took on again in Big Hero 6: The series that has been on air since 2017.
In 2012 she played her first major feature role as Nima in Premium Rush. In the same year, she was the title character in the independent film Eden and appeared in a recurring role as Mulan in the fantasy drama series Once Upon A Time by ABC.
In 2017, she began work on Fox’s X-Men-inspired television series The Gifted. In the series, she plays the character of Clarice Fong, also known by her superhero name Blink.
Who is Jamie Chung’s husband?
The actress’ first documented romance came in 2012 with American actor and singer Bryan Greenberg. Almost two years later, in December 2013, Bryan Greenberg posed the question by serenading Chung in a song.
The couple tied the knot in 2015 in Santa Barbara, California, in a three-day affair at El Capitan Canyon. The ceremony included a welcome dinner in costume on Halloween night and the actual wedding ceremony on Halloween day, October 31, 2015.
Jamie Chung’s net worth
Since the beginning of her career in 2004, Chung has received fat checks for her involvement in a music video, over 20 films, more than 17 television series, and even some video games. According to many reputable sources, the Korean-American actress has net assets of $5 million.
Height and other facts about Jamie Chung
- Apart from photography and food, the actress loves everything to do with fashion and is a dedicated follower of what is happening in the industry. In 2012 she launched her blog What the Chung? as an outlet for sharing her experiences and giving advice on food, travel, and fashion.
- Jamie Chung and her then-fiancé Bryan Greenberg began their romance on the set of the 2015 film It’s Already Tomorrow In Hong Kong. They played together as a couple who meet in Hong Kong.
- In 2007, Jamie Chung appeared as one of the extras in the hit Umbrella by singer Rihanna and legendary host Jay Z. In the video, she appears as one of the dancers and is the first woman standing to the right of Jay Z.
- The actress adds names like Kristen Bell, Salma Hayek, and Hillary Duff to the list of short but sweet Hollywood actresses. Chung stands at a height of just over 5 feet 5 inches (1.67 m).