Gia Kim is an actress popular for her performance as Yuri on the hit Netflix series Xo, Kitty along with, Choi Min-young, Anthony Keyvan, Sang Heon Lee, Peter Thurnwald and Regan Aliyah. She is based between Los Angeles, California and Seoul, South Korea. She said, ‘I had huge imposter syndrome, like ‘Oh my god, did they choose the right person?!’ About the TV show Xo, Kitty she said, “A good romantic comedy. I have a few favorite rom coms. I love Bridget Jones’s Diary and I love Richard Curtis’s movies, I love About Time. Something that’s fun, but also romantic.” She also felt a deep excitement that her Yuri kind of character would come to life, whether it was through her or not.
Gia Kim Ethnicity, Born and Bio
Gia Kim was born on November 4, 1992 and attended Art of Acting Studio in Los Angeles and waited tables at a restaurant to provide for herself. She appeared in a short film titled Happy Ending, in 2021. In 2023, she was a guest on a episode of Burning Questions. Her article is also published in Teenvogue.
She was raised in a Catholic family and at first her parents were reluctant about her pursuing a career in acting. Her younger brother name is, Sang Heon Lee. She is of mixed ethnicity and of Korean culture and community. She also said on embracing multicultural narratives for a new generation of television on her Instagram account.
“I think the thing that is great about this show is that it’s not about being Korean. It’s not about being a certain race. Culture is going to be a part of it, but it doesn’t have to be the main focus. It’s just telling a human experience through all these different characters from different backgrounds and ethnicities. I think that’s what makes this show special too.”
In an Interview with Teen Vogue she said,
“When I saw the casting call for this new series, I was actually very happy to just see what type of characters were going to be in the show because Yuri is such a refreshing character.”
“I was like ‘Okay, I’m going to find something to do for myself. I’m gonna go back to my original passion. I just Googled for an audition near me and I found the audition for the community musical theater.”
Gia Kim Wiki
|Full Name||Gia Kim|
|Age||30 years old (in 2023)|
|Birthday||November 4, 1992|
|Born||Seoul, South Korea|
|Height||5 ft 3 in (1.63 m)|
|Weight (approx.)||56 Kg (123 lbs)|
|Shoe Size||7 (US)|
|Brother||Sang Heon Lee|
Gia Kim Height, Weight
Her height is 5’3” (1.63 m). Her body weight is 56 Kg (123 lbs). She has black eyes and has hair. Her body measurements are 36-28-33 inches.
Gia Kim’s Ideal Type
Gia Kim’s ideal type is, “Someone who is intelligent and ambitious. She enjoys being challenged intellectually. He should be extrovert.”
What Is The Net Worth Of Gia Kim?
Her net worth is estimated to be $3 million, as of 2023. Acting is her main source of income. When she was younger, it took a lot of courage for her to speak or act in front of audiences and viewers. But, she shine their own light without worrying about what other people think. She said,
“Everyone, no matter how old you are, can relate to XO, Kitty because it is about the universal experience of wanting to feel connected, wanting to be heard and seen, wanting to be me, and wanting to love and be loved.”
Gia Kim Facts
- Gia Kim and Sang Heon Lee confirmed that they are siblings in real life, on May 18, 2023.
- Yuri is her first major breakthrough as a rising actress.
- Her ‘thisisgiakim‘ Instagram account has 819K followers, as of Aug 2023.
- Her Instagram bio read as, ‘Be the change. Be the light. Be you. Magic is everywhere🌬️✨.’
- For success of her role she thanked her Instagram followers by sharing a post and captioned it as, “💖💖💖Thank you for all the love and support. You have no idea how much it means to me when you guys tell me how much you love the show and love Yuri. It makes my day. And at the end of the day it’s what gives my work meaning – knowing it’s resonating with my viewers in any type of way. THANK YOU🏻❤️”