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Jean Yoon

ACTRA Toronto Honours Jean Yoon

Photo of Jean Yoon courtesy of CBC.

B: May 4, 1962 in Illinois

Jean Yoon is an actor and playwright based in Toronto who works regularly on both stage and screen. Recent credits include Bruce McDonald’s The Husband and The Time Traveler’s Wife and on the smaller screen with appearances on Orphan Black, The Expanse and Remedy. She is the voice of “Connie” on the Emmy Award winning PBS Kids show Peg + Cat; and she is especially proud of her work on the Radio Canada series L’Or, and on the CBC mini-series Dragon Boys for which she earned a Gemini nomination in 2007. Yoon originated the role of “Umma” at the 2011 Toronto Fringe production of Kim’s Convenience. The play was also produced for Toronto’s Soulpepper Theatre and went on to more than 240 performances in six cities, before being adapted for CBC television.

Also see: ACTRA Toronto will Honour Jean Yoon with its 2020 Award of Excellence.

Features & TV Movies:
VR indicates Direct-to-Video Release

Cow Belles (2006)
The Dark Room (TV-2007)
Accidental Friendship (TV-2008)
Unlocked (2009, short)

Cancel Christmas (2010)
Dream House (2011)
Wishing Well (TV-2011)
Christmas with Holly (TV-2012)
Compulsion (2013)
Issues (2013, short)
Empire of Dirt (2013)
The Husband (2013)
Wedding Palace (2013)
Disconnection (2014, short)
Rupture (2016)
Project: CNY (2016, short)
John Lives Again (2015)
The Meaning of Life (2017)

Code 8 – Part II (2024)

TV Series – Cast:
The Path to 9/11 (2006, mini-series)
Dragon Boys (2007, mini-series)
The Trojan Horse (2008, mini-series)
Everything She Ever Wanted (2009, mini-series)
Peg + Cat (voice, 2013-2015)
Kim’s Convenience (2016-2021)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
La Femme Nikita (1998)
L’or (2001)
Blue Murder (2001)
Witchblade (2001, 2002)
Street Time (2002)
Odyssey 5 (2002, 2003)
Doc (2003)
1-800-Missing (2003)
Kojak (2005)
This is Wonderland (2005, 2006)
ReGenesis (2006)
The Best Years (2007)
M.V.P. (2008)
Instant Star (2008)
Being Erica (2009)
Unnatural History (2010)
Warehouse 13 (2010)
Rookie Blue (2010)
Lost Girl (2010)
Little Mosque on the Prairie (2012)
The Firm (2012)
Orphan Black (2013, 2016)
The Lottery (2014)
Remedy (2014, 2015)
Beauty and the Beast(2015)
The Expanse (2015)
Private Eyes (2016)
Baroness Von Sketch Show (2016)
Shoot the Messenger (2016)
Incorporated (2016)

Web Series:
Save me (2017)

The Meaning of Life, movie, poster,