Apr. 10th, 1983
San Francisco, California, USA
Jamie Chung's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles2011 - Sucker Punch
2010 - Burning Palms
2010 - Grown Ups
2009 - Dragonball Evolution
2009 - Sorority Row
2007 - I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry
Guest TV Roles
The Tri-Pi Sister
Jamie Chung was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She is a second-generation Korean-American raised by "traditional" parents and was known to "tell it like it is". Chung attended the University of California, Riverside, where she was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority.
Chung was a cast member on The Real World: San Diego, the fourteenth season of MTV's long-running reality TV show, The Real World, which first aired in 2004. At the time she was selected to be on The Real World: San Diego, she was described by MTV as a hard-working student who worked two jobs to pay her tuition, but who also enjoyed partying. She was also described by her friends as not having the best taste in men.
Six months after Chung and her castmates left the Real World house, they appeared to discuss their experiences both during and since their time on the show on 2 Punk Rock 4 This: The Real World San Diego Reunion, which premiered on July 9, 2004, and was hosted by Vanessa Minnillo.
After appearing on The Real World, Chung appeared on its spin-off game show, Real World/Road Rules Challenge, as a cast member in that show's 2005 season, during which she was a member of the "Good Guys" team, which squared off against the "Bad Asses". By the end of the season, after several cast members had been eliminated during the competition, Chung remained, along with her fellow Good Guys teammates Darrell Taylor, Landon Lueck, and Mike Mizanin. Chung and her teammates were victorious against the remaining members of the Bad Asses in the final event, and won the competition.
Since her stint on The Real World, she has appeared in various television and film roles, including as Cordy Han in ten episodes of Days of our Lives, as a Hooters girl in the 2007 comedy I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry, and in episodes of CSI: NY and Veronica Mars. She starred in the 2008 ABC Family show Samurai Girl in September 2008. She also had a role in the 2009 feature films Sorority Row and Dragonball Evolution, in the latter as Goku's love interest, Chi Chi, as well as Burning Palms. Chung also stars as Chelsea Barnes in Disney Channel's 2009 TV movie, Princess Protection Program which also stars Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez, and as Amber Hilliard in the 2010 film Grown Ups. Chung appeared in the 2012 film Premium Rush, directed by David Koepp. Chung guest-stars as Mulan in the second season of the television series, Once Upon a Time. Her appearance on the series was panned by Bruce Fretts of TV Guide, who felt that she did not fit into the series' fantasy world.
- Is of Korean heritage
- Was working at "Tremors", a sports bar in Riverside, California, as a waitress. When MTV held auditions there, they saw her and asked her to audition..... she got it.
- A member of the sorority Kappa Kappa Gamma
- Her movie "Dragonball Evolution" came out on her 26th birthday, April 10th.