Jean Yoon

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Jean Yoon is a Canadian actress, director, playwright, and dramaturge based in Toronto, Ontario.

Life and Career

Jean was born in Illinois in 1962 but was raised in Toronto, Ontario. She has lived and worked across Canada and in China, in Vancouver, Edmonton, Yanji City and Harbin City in Northeastern China, and now in Toronto. In 1981, Jean began her career in theatre but quit due to lack of Asian Canadian opportunities. She returned ten years later as anadvocate at Theatre Ontario, and as co-artistic director of Cahoots Theatre Projects. She then went on to start her own group called Loud Mouth Asian Babes, in 1995, in which she wrote and produced plays characterized by aggressively irreverent humour, such as Sliding for Home and Borders (Fringe Festival of Toronto 1995). [1] Her theatre company is committed to the development of new Canadian drama by, for, and about Asian women. [2] Jean's acting credits can be seen on both the stage and the screen. She has performed in many shows including Yes Yoko Solo, The Rez Sisters, Kim's Convenience, in which she now has reprised her role in the new television series based on the Ins Choi's play, Kim's Convenience. [3]




  • Kim's Convenience, Soulpepper Theatre Company (2012)
  • The Rez Sisters, Factory Theatre (2011)
  • Hana's Suitcase adapted by Emil Sher, Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (2006)
  • Yes Yoko Solo, Loud Mouth Asian Babes
  • Little Dragons, SummerWorks (2002)
  • Blessings, Tarragon Theatre

Film and Television


  • Kim's Convenience, TV Series (2016)
  • Orphan Black, TV Series (2013-2016)
  • Wedding Palace, Film (2013)
  • The Time Traveler's Wife, Film (2009)
  • Dragon Boys, TV Movie (2007)
  • Cow Belles, TV Movie (2006)



Name:Jean Yoon
Location:Toronto, Ontario