Who is Kim Lee?
American actress, social media star and DJ Kim Lee, was born in Orange County, California USA, on 22 May 1988, under the zodiac sign of Gemini. There are only five acting credits to her name, while she’s perhaps best known for her portrayal of Dancer in the critically acclaimed 2011 comedy movie “The Hangover: Part II”, written and directed by Todd Phillips, and which starred Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis and Bradley Cooper. It follows four friends who’ve travelled to Thailand for a wedding, and the film won five of its 23 award nominations.
Education and early life
Daniel Segal and Kimmy raised their daughter Kim Lee in Orange County, alongside her younger brother and two older sisters; her parents divorced when she was still very young, and her mother eventually remarried. Daniel’s a successful author, while Kimmy’s a housewife.
Kim grew up wanting to become a famous model, and was physically highly active as a teenager, wanting to shape her figure and make it easier to launch her modelling career. Kim moved a lot while growing up, and spent time in France, New York City and Australia, thus learning a lot about the entertainment industry and modelling in various cultures.
She matriculated in 2006, and began working rather than pursuing a college degree.
Kim launched her modelling career straight out of high school, as she walked the catwalk in Paris, France during the Martin Grant and Emanuel Ungaro shows.
Following her initial success, she was featured on the cover page of the magazine “FHM” five times, including one nude picture, while she could also have been seen on the cover page of “Vanity Fair”, “Maxim” and “Elle”.
Kim’s since posed for numerous popular brands and designers, such as Converse, Alexander Wang and Benetton.
After making a name for herself in the modelling industry, Kim launched her career as a DJ, and has performed in clubs all around Los Angeles, California.
Roles in TV series
Kim launched her acting career in 2008, when cast to play Flight Attendant in the episode “Play’n with Fire” of the critically acclaimed comedy drama “Entourage”, created by Doug Ellin, and which starred Kevin Dillon, Adrian Grenier and Kevin Connolly. It follows actor Vince Chase as he’s trying to succeed in Hollywood, the series aired from 2004 to 2011 and won 20 of its 126 award nominations, including six Primetime Emmy wins.
Kim’s appeared in only one other TV series: in 2011, she portrayed Ring Girl in the episodes “A Kiss Before Frying” and “Hitting for the Cycle” of the mystery crime drama “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”, created by Anthony E. Zuiker, and which starred George Eads, Marg Helgenberger and Laurence Fishburne. It follows the work of several police forensic evidence investigators, the series aired from 2000 to 2015, and won 74 of its 201 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Kim’s appeared in three movies, including “The Hangover Part II”. She played Yogi in the 2010 comedy “Speed-Dating”, her debut film role; it was written and directed by Joseph A. Elmore Jr., starred Wesley Jonathan, Leonard Robinson and Chico Benymon, and follows the lives of three bachelors.
Kim portrayed Theater Patron in the 2011 comedy “Jack and Jill”, directed by Dennis Dugan, and which starred Adam Sandler, Al Pacino and Katie Holmes. It follows Jack Sadelstein as he’s preparing for Thanksgiving, and the movie won 14 of its 19 award nominations.
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In 2005, Kim made a guest appearance in the talk-show “Next”, and the following year saw her appear in the episodes “Dope Ass Rapper”, “The Break-up” and “Deal with It” of the documentary series “Blowin’ Up”.
She appeared in a 2008 episode of the talk-show “BET’s Top 25 Countdown”, and the 2009 episode “Back to School” of the talk-show “Snoop Dogg’s Father Hood”; Kim was then featured in a 2009 episode of the show “Dogg After Dark”.
She could’ve been seen appearing as DJ in the 2021 TV special “MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted”.
Kim attracted a lot of attention with her starring role in the reality show “Bling Empire”; it’s been airing since 2021, also stars Kevin Kreider and Christine Chiu, and follows the lives of wealthy East Asian men and women who are living in Los Angeles; the show’s been nominated for two awards.
She was a presenter in the TV special “2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: Unscripted”.
Husband and children
Kim’s allowed her fans to have a glimpse into her love life, although she prefers keeping its details away from media. She met South Korean rapper Keith Ape in 2017, and revealed in an interview in 2018 that the two were in a relationship. Keith was born as Dongheon Lee, and he became famous following the release of his single “It G Ma” on 1 January 2015, while he’s today also known for being a member of the rap group The Cohort.
In 2007, at the age of 19, Kim was in a relationship with Dustin Breeding, an American singer and actor, who’s probably best known for being a member of the music group B5, together with his brothers Bryan, Carnell, Patrick and Kelly.
Kim’s in a relationship with Keith Ape as of September 2022, hasn’t married and doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Kim’s highly popular on the internet, and is followed by over 1.1 million people on Instagram; she’s today also running her YouTube channel “Kim Lee TV”, which she launched on 5 June 2016, and which is currently followed by over 10,000 people.
She’s a pianist, and some of her Instagram and YouTube videos feature her playing some of the today’s most popular songs on her piano.
Although Kim hasn’t openly spoken about her plastic surgery, some of her fans refer to her as ‘Asian Kim Kardashian’, believing that she’s undergone several surgical procedures, such as lip and breast enhancement.
Kim’s physically highly active, as she practices boxing, runs nearly every morning, and goes to the gym several times a week.
Her favorite actresses are Angelina Jolie and Scarlett Johansson, and her favorite movies are “The Bone Collector”, “By the Sea” and “Those Who Wish me Dead”.
Height, eyes and net worth
Kim’s age is 34. Her hair and eyes are brown, her height’s 5ft 5ins (1.65m) and her weight is around 125lbs (56kgs).
Kim’s net worth’s been estimated at more than $500,000, as of September 2022.