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Korean American

A Korean American is a person of Korean ancestry who was either born in or is an immigrant of the United States.

Notable Korean Americans -- who have publically appeared on American televsion, in news, or in magazine several times -- include:

  • Leonard Chang, American-born writer
  • Margaret Cho, American-born comedian
  • Hyun Kim, New York-based Korean-born hip-hop musician (immigrated to the USA at 8)
  • Lodestone Theatre Ensemble
    • Philip W. Chung
    • Alexandra Bokyun Chun
    • Chil Kong
    • Tim Lounibos
  • Vickie Nam, American-born editor
  • Soon-Teck Oh, Japanese-born, Korean-raised actor
  • Eun-ha Paek, San Francisco-based Korean-born artist (female) (immigrated to the USA at 3)
  • Eddie Pak, New York-based designer
  • Diana Hong, New York-based art director
  • Michelle Harper, New York-based fashion editor (adopted age 4)
  • Suchin Pak, New York-based Korean-born MTV correspondent (female) (immigrated to the USA at 5)
  • Nam June Paik, Korean-born artist
  • Linda Park[?], Korean-born actor (Enterprise)
  • Rick Yune[?], American-born actor

  • Keiko Agena regularly plays a Korean-American on a TV series, but she is actually Japanese American.

See also: Asian American, Chinese American, Japanese American

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