Minji has been a thespian since the age of four, acting in plays and musicals throughout her childhood and adolescence. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a major in Public Health and exploring bizarre and silly careers in community health, medicine and technology, she finally came to her senses and decided to pursue the much more practical career of acting. After numerous short films and commercial work in San Francisco, she moved to Los Angeles in 2014 to carve out her place in Tinseltown. She has trained at UC Berkeley, the American University in Paris, Beverly Hills Playhouse San Francisco with Robert Zimmerman, Beverly Hills Playhouse in Los Angeles with Allen Barton and Art Cohan, and Upright Citizens Brigade.
Minji is also a trained commercial actor, and has represented companies like Hightail Software, Toastmasters International, Humanify, Pablo, HP, Intel, and Wells Fargo. You might recognize her from some viral Buzzfeed videos like "Odd Ways Asian Moms Say I Love You" and "How Much Do You Hate People?" Minji has also extensive hosting/emcee-ing experience for small intimate audiences and large concerts and festivals. She hosts a weekly podcast on Asian American pop culture and the creative life called "KollabCast", and has done voiceover work for major brands like OPI & Spotify.
Minji is also an entrepreneur and community activist as the presiding Executive Director of a non-profit organization called Kollaboration. Kollaboration is a 17 year strong grassroots movement spanning North America by means of 14 city chapters showcasing Asian Pacific Islander American artists. Minji has been the lead director and executive producer for numerous live showcases including musicians, singers, poets, dancers, comedians, improv troupes, and special celebrity guests. She has over seven years of experience directing small and large scale productions, coaching talent, and creating digital content.
Kollaboration is what inspired Minji to brave the terrifying but fulfilling leap of faith to pursue her life’s biggest dream of being a professional actor. She sees acting not only as a thought-provoking and character-building creative outlet, but as an opportunity to contribute something unique & revelatory to the world. For Minji, this will likely involve looking ridiculous in some off-the-wall costume, a little sassy improv, and some basic emotional vulnerability. Stay tuned!