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Jamie Chung Biography, Age, Family, Education, Career, Net Worth, Marriage
Who is Jamie Chung?
Jamie Jilynn Chung is a famous American actress and previously a reality television personality. Chung started her profession in 2004 as a cast member on the MTV reality series The Real World: San Diego. Also subsequently through her appearances on its spin-off program, Real World/Road Rules Challenge: The Inferno II. Chung is considered by many as the Real World alumna with the most successful media career.
Jamie later transitioned into acting and has since become famous for movies including Dragonball Evolution, Premium Rush, Grown-Ups, Sorority Row, The Hangover Part II, Sucker Punch, and Big Hero 6 (2014). She acquired critical acclaim for her lead performance in the independent drama movie Eden. Chung performed the lead role in the miniseries Samurai Girl, was a series regular in the two seasons (2017-19) of the superhero drama series The Gifted.
She also acted the recurring role of Mulan in the ABC fantasy TV series Once Upon a Time and has been a series regular, from 2017, as the voice of Go Go Tomago for the animated Big Hero 6: The Series, the role she voiced in the 2014 film. Starting in August 2020, Jamie started appearing in the recurring role of Ji-Ah on the HBO series Lovecraft Country.
How old is Jamie Chung?
Jamie Jilynn Chung was born on April 10, 1983, in San Francisco, California, U.S., and is aged 38 as of 2021. She shares her birthday with famous people including Sofia Carson, Shay Mitchell, Ava Michelle Cota, David Harbour, William Booth, George Arliss, Harry Morgan, John Madden, Steven Seagal, among others.
Jamie Chung Family
Who are Jamie’s parents?
Jamie Jilynn Chung was born in San Francisco, California to ”traditional” parents, Tony Chung and his wife. Her parents moved to the United States in 1980 and ran a hamburger restaurant in the U.S.
Does Jamie have siblings?
Chung was born as the second born in her family among two children, girls. She has an older sister, Jean Chung, with whom she was brought up as a second-generation Korean-American.
Jamie Chung Education
Jamie started off her education at Commodore Sloat Elementary School. She then moved to Aptos Middle School, where she graduated in 1997. Chung joined and studied at Lowell High School and graduated in 2001. She then attended the University of California, Riverside, and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in economics in 2005. Chung was a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Jamie Chung Interests
Chung has her own fashion blog, What the Chung? for which she writes about food and travel. She has also studied Taekwondo, and loves photography, food, and traveling.
Jamie Chung Husband
Chung started dating actor/musician Bryan Greenberg in early 2012. After moving to Manhattan in 2013, they became engaged in December 2013. Greenberg proposed to Chung by singing a song he wrote, during a visit to Chung’s hometown of San Francisco. They married at El Capitan Canyon resort in Santa Barbara, California in October 2015.
The wedding ceremony was a three-day celebration comprising of a Welcome dinner on Halloween Eve, and the guests were required to wear costumes. It was followed by a wedding ceremony in which The couple exchanged non-denominational vows on October 31.
Jamie Chung Children
It was announced on Instagram that the couple was now parents of twins on Sunday, October 24, 2021. They have not yet revealed the names of the twins.
Jamie Chung Residence
Chung and her loving husband, Bryan, and their newborn twins, presently live in their new condo home in Brooklyn, New York City. They bought the home in October 2020 and have recently had it renovated and decorated.
Jamie Chung Height
With her stunning slim and athletic body, Jamie has a standing height of 5 ft 6.5 ft (1.68 m) and a weight of 50 kg (110 lbs).
Jamie Chung Career
Jamie was a cast member on The Real World: San Diego, the 14th season of MTV’s long-running reality TV show The Real World, which first aired in 2004. She was picked to be on TRW: SD and was described by MTV as a hard-working student who served two jobs to pay her tuition but also enjoyed partying. Chung was additionally described by her friends as not having the best taste in men. He appeared on its spin-off game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, as a cast member in that program’s 2005 season, The Inferno II, after appearing on The Real World.
At the time, she was a member of the ”Good Guys” team, which squared off against the ”Bad Asses”. By the end of the season, after various cast members were eliminated during the competition, she remained. She remained together with her fellow Good Guys teammates Landon Lueck, Darell Taylor, and Mike Mizanin. Together with her teammates they defeated the remaining members of the Bas Asses in the final event and won the competition.
After her performance on The Real World, Chung started her acting profession with various minor roles in TV and movies. This included Cordy Han in ten episodes of Days of Our Lives, as a Hooters girl in the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and in episodes of Veronica Mars and CSI: NY. Her earliest on-camera appearance was in the music video for Rihanna‘s single ”Umbrella”, as the first woman to the right of Jay Z. The video premiered on April 26, 2007. She had her initial major onscreen role, as the series lead in the ABC Family TV miniseries Samurai Girl in 2008.
Jamie had supporting roles in the 2009 feature movies Sorority Row and Dragonball Evolution, in the latter as Goku’s love interest, Chi Chi. This was together with the lead role in one of the segments of the movie Burning Palms. She then starred in the Disney Channel TV movie Princess Protection Program, which co-starred Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez. Chung performed in the 2010 movie Grown Ups and had a supporting role in the 2012 martial arts movie The Man with the Iron Fists.
She played Amber in Zack Snyder‘s action fantasy movie Sucker Punch, in March 2011. The role required her to undergo physical training with Navy SEALs and work with stunt and fight choreographers who had worked on Snyder’s previous movies, 300 and Watchmen. Later she provided the voice of Aimi Yoshida in the video game X-Men: Destiny, which was released that September. Jamie received her initial main feature movie role in the 2012 movie Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp. She also starred as the lead in the independent film Eden, the same year in which she portrayed a Korean American girl abducted and forced into prostitution by American human traffickers.
Jamie has appeared in the recurring role of Mulan in the television series Once Upon a Time, since 2012. She co-starred in Sin City: A Dame to Kill For in 2014, which was launched that August. The animated Disney movie Big Hero 6 was released in October, in which she provided the voice of Go Go Tomago Big Hero 6. She won the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and reprised the role in 2019’s Kingdom Hearts III.
2016 – present
Chung and her then-fiancé, Bryan Greenberg, co-starred together as a couple who meet in Hong Kong in the movie Already Tomorrow in Hong Kong. The movie was launched in February 2015. She was cast as attorney Lana Harris in the one-hour legal drama Miranda’s Rights, in March 2016. The series was not received well by NBC after the pilot episode. Chung was later cast as Blink in the Fox superhero series The Gifted, which was released in October 2017. She portrays a younger version of the character played by Fan Bingbing in the 2014 feature movie X-Men: Days of Future Past. The next month, Big Hero 6: The Series aired on Disney XD, on which Jamie reprised the role of GoGo Tomago.
Chung appeared in the HBO series Lovecraft Country in August 2020, starting in its pilot episode. She portrays the recurring character Ji-Ah, a young nurse living in Daegu during the Korean War. She falls in love with the male lead, U.S. soldier Atticus Freeman (played by Jonathan Majors), but who harbors a dark secret. The series’ sixth episode ”Meet Me in Daegu”, centers upon Ji-Ah, which reveals depth and complexity in the character, and garnered critical acclaim. According to Jamie, it was her most complicated role in 10 years of working as an actress and was the hardest to prepare for.
Jamie Chung Net Worth
American actress, Chung has been active from 2004 to date and was previously a television personality. She has an estimated net worth of $5 million as of 2021.