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Paul Sun-Hyung Lee


B: 1972 in Daejeon, South Korea

Paul Sun-Hyung Lee is an award-winning actor, writer and comedian. He plays the lead role of Appa in the CBC series Kim’s Convenience, which is based on the stage play in which he also starred as Appa. Born in Korea, his family immigrated to Canada when he was still a baby. He grew up in London, Ontario then moved to Scarborough, a suburb of Toronto and later to Calgary. After he was accepted to the University of Toronto, his parents moved back to the Greater Toronto Area. He won the 2012 Toronto Theatre Critics’ Association Award for Best Actor for Kim’s Convenience and received Dora Nominations for Outstanding Performance for both Kim’s Convenience and Monster Under the Bed. Kim’s Convenience was created by playwright Ins Choi.

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

Where’s the Money, Noreen? (TV-1995)
Harriet the Spy (1996)

Khaled (2001)
Profoundly Normal (TV-2003)
Ice Princess (2005)
The Jonathan Wamback Story (TV-2005)
Between Truth and Lies (TV-2006)
One Way (2006)
P2 (2007)
The Echo (2008)
Nurse.Fighter.Boy (2008)
Unlocked (2009, short)

The Untitled Work of Paul Shepard (2010)
Change of Plans (TV-2011)
C.E.O. (2012, short)
Bar None (2013, short)
End of Days Inc. (2015)
22 Chaser (2018)

TV Series – Cast:
Kim’s Convenience (2016-)

TV Series – Guest appearances:
Gideon Oliver (1989)

Total Recall (1999)

Soul Food (2002)
Doc (2002)
Train 48 (2003)
Kevin Hill (2004)
This is Wonderland (2005)
1-800-Missing (2005)
Billable Hours (2006)
Air Emergency (2006)
The Jane Show (2007)
The Dresden Files (2007)
Across the River to Motor City (2007)
Instant Star (2008)
Little Mosque on the Prairie (2008)
Toot & Puddle (2009)
Cra$h & Burn (2009)

The Bridge (2010)
Happy Town (2010)
Covert Affairs (2010)
Degrassi (2010, 2011)
XIII: The Series (2011)
Alphas (2011)
Almost Heroes (2011)
Warehouse 13 (2011)
The Firm (2012)
Rogue (2016)
Shoot the Messenger (2016)

Nurse.Fighter.Boy, movie, poster,