Knowing what one wants in life and going after it is essential to become successful. Sung Kang knew that his passion was for acting and not law, which his parents wanted him to study in college. His resolve to pursue acting has paid off. He has made a significant impact in the entertainment industry that goes beyond his location as he is recognized all over the world.
Best known as Han Seoul-Oh, based on his role in Fast and Furious movie franchise, Sung Kang has won a special place in the hearts of many entertainment followers across the world. Initially, he wanted to major in miming but eventually had a change of mind.
Sung's profile summary
- Date of birth: 12th of April, 1972
- Age: 47 years old
- Place of birth: Gainesville, Georgia, U.S.
- Occupation: Actor and producer
- Net worth: $8 million
- Ethnicity: Korean
- Nationality: Korean-American
- Religion: Christian
- College: University of California, Riverside
- Spouse: Miki Yim
- Height: 6 feet (183 cm)
- Weight: 78 kg
- Zodiac sign: Aries
Kang background information
Sung Kang was born by South Korean immigrant parents in Gainesville, Georgia, USA, but most of his childhood days were spent in California. He discovered his passion for acting early in life and decided to pursue it at the expense of his parents' instructions. They were concerned about the fact that there were no Asians on American TV, so there were no job prospects. He attended the University of California, Riverside.
While recounting the motive behind his decision to act, he said in an interview,
"When I started acting, I hoped I could make some kind of positive contribution to this world. When I get a letter from some kid in Nebraska saying that, prior to Han, nobody wanted to be his friend because Asians weren't cool if they weren't into martial arts - Now he's accepted and recognized as a human being. That's pretty awesome, right?"
Sung Kang married Miki Yim. Their love affair started after they met in Koreatown Karaoke. They dated for some months, and then tied the knot on the 8th of July, 2014. Sung Kang wife is a general manager at Prada, a premier fashion brand. So far, the two of them are happily married without any rumor of divorce.
Besides his acting and producing careers, Kang is also a successful businessman. He founded a restaurant in Brentwood, California, known as Saketini.
Sung's net worth
Sung has an impressive net worth because he is one of the highest-paid actors in the entertainment industry. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Sung Kang net worth is estimated at $8 million. This, no doubt, from his leading and supporting roles, which he has played in several movies.
Kang's body measurements
Apart from weighing 78 kilograms, Sung Kang height is six feet.
How old is Sung Kang?
Sung Kang age is 47 years as of the time of publishing this piece. He was born on the 8th of April, 1972.
Career and movies
The actor and producer made his first significant appearance in a movie when he starred in Better Luck Tomorrow as Han Hu. He also played the role of Sam Kim in The Motel. However, when he starred in The Love Bug episode of the Felicity series in 1999, he made his big break. By the time he starred in Fast and Furious, his name had become a household name, and he also garnered global recognition.
Before playing the role of Han Seoul-Oh in the Fast and Furious franchise, he first made an appearance in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift as Sean Boswell's mentor. Han Fast and Furious role was that of a business partner to Takashi as well as a thief and street racer. He started as a member of the crew of Dominic Toretto, but after his lover died in Spain, he relocated to Tokyo, Japan, before Deckard Shaw killed him.
Over time, the actor and producer has co-starred alongside famous actors, including Sylvester Stallone, Paul Walker, Bruce Willis, Vin Diesel, and Dwayne Johnson. Since he made his film debut, the following are some other Sung Kang movies and the years he made the appearances;
- Pali Road in 2016
- The Free World in 2016
- Code 8 in 2016
- Furious 7 in 2015
- Hollywood Adventures in 2015
- Fast and Furious 6 in 2013
- Bullet to the Head in 2012
- Sunset Stories in 2012
- Fast Five in 2011
- Ninja Assassin in 2009
- Los Bandoleros in 2009
- Clap Clap in 2009
- War in 2007
- Finishing the Game in 2007
- Live Free or Die Hard in 2007
- The Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift in 2006
- Undoing in 2006
- The Motel in 2005
- Forbidden Warrior in 2004
- Antwone Fisher in 2002
- Pearl Harbor in 2001
Besides his performance in movies, the star actor has also made some television appearances. These include Cold Case, Without a Trace, NYPD Blue, Knight Rider, Monk, CSI: Miami, and Mental.
Based on his role in the Fast and Furious film franchise, Sung Kang has become a hot-cake actor whose presence in blockbuster films naturally commands the attention of millions of entertainment fans across the world. With his wide range of skills, he is the perfect choice when it comes to miming. His experience with experimental theater and production has also given him an edge over some of the contemporary artists in the industry.