Bae Doona is a South-Korean actress who is sweeping over the international market, courtesy of her performances in movies such as Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending.
She is also gaining international appeal for Seo-bi in the South-Korean zombie-period-thriller-drama series, Kingdom, on Netflix.
Here are seven essential facts you should probably know about Bae Doona:
Kingdom is the first South-Korean original series that aired on Netflix. Set in Joseon-era Korea, Kingdom follows Crown Prince Lee Chang (played by Ju Ji-hoon)as he investigates a zombie plague infesting his sworn kingdom.
Bae Doona was in a relationship with the English actor, Jim Sturgess. they met on-set while filming Cloud Atlas in 2012. Doona confirmed the rumors during the 2014 Cannes International Film Festival.
Their break-up was made official in March 2015.
The Wachowskis are two trans sisters who are considered visionary filmmakers behind such movies as The Matrix trilogy, V for Vendetta, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, and Jupiter Ascending.
Doona was featured in English-speaking roles in two Wachowski movies, namely Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending.
She played a litany of different roles in Cloud Atlas including Tilda Ewing, a Mexican woman, and the humanoids Sonmi~451 and Sonmi~351, starring opposite her would-be beau, Jim Sturgess.
She also played Razo in the 2015 Wachowski space opera, Jupiter Ascending, starring Mila Kunis and Channing Tatum.
She must have left a lasting impression on the Wachowski from her roles in Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending, as she landed a prominent role in another Wachowski project: the Netflix sci-fi drama series, Sense8.
Doona steps in as the main cast and plays one of the eight sensates, Sun Bak, in the series.
Bae Doona has a huge following on Instagram. As of March 2020, she has amassed a whopping 683.8k followers under the handle @doonabae.
Born on October 11, 1979, Bae Doona is 40 years old as of March 2020. She was born in Seoul, South Korea and is one of the premier South-Korean performers.
Most recently, her international stock has skyrocketed since she transferred her talents to the international market.
It is reported that as of March 2020, Bae Doona has amassed wealth worth $20 million. Doona is one of the premier Korean exports to international cinema and television. She has routinely landed roles in the visionary filmmakers, the Wachowski's flicks like Cloud Atlas and Jupiter Ascending.
She also starred in their Netflix series, Sense8.
Most recently, she also stepped in as Seo-bi in the South-Korean Netflix zombie-thriller series, Kingdom. The acclaimed thriller series returns for its sophomore season on March 13, 2020.