JEAN YOON (Belinda Lok)

JEAN is an actor, playwright, writer, theatre artist and arts advocate. Born in Illinois and raised in Toronto, she has lived and worked in Vancouver, Edmonton, Harbin City and Yanji City in North Eastern China, and makes Toronto her home.

Yoon's screen credits include the social worker June Kim in This is Wonderland, Liang Marlowe in L'Or, Officer Lau in Verdict in Blood, as well as The 9/11 History Project, Train 48, Chasing Cain II: Face, Blue Murder, Odyssey 5 and independent Asian-Canadian films such as Jane Luk's How to be More Chinese and Jane Kim's Wide-Eyed.

Yoon is known in the Toronto theatre community as the writer/creator of The Yoko Ono Project, a multimedia performance art comedy, produced by Loud Mouth Asian Babes and Theatre Passe Muraille in Toronto 2000, at the Firehall Arts Centre in Vancouver 2001 and published by Broken Jaw Press in 2002. Her comically magical adaptation of a Korean folktale Hongbu & Nolbu: The Tale of the Magic Pumpkins premiered at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People last spring to great response from Korean and mainstream audiences alike.

She recently returned to the stage in the role of Fumiko Ishioka in the premiere production of Hana's Suitcase at the Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People; and on screen in CBC's This Is Wonderland.

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