Han, born on Sept. 18, 1981, is a Korean actress, singer and model. Han was born as Kim Ye-Seul-Yi, while her English name is Leslie Kim. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, before moving to South Korea to pursue acting/modeling.
She attended Cerritos High School and graduated fromCerritos College with an AA degree in computer graphics and is fluent in both English and Korean.
Han renounced her U.S. citizenship in 2004 for South Korean citizenship to establish herself there as a Korean actress.
Han debuted as a model after winning a super model competition in 2001.
She appeared in a variety of commercials in Korea ranging from health drinks to beauty products to Venus women's apparel to Pizza Hut TV spots, Samsung ads and commercials for Motorola phones.
She is also the voice for the character Susan Murphy in the Korean-language version of the DreamWorks Animation film Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). She appeared inRain's music video for "Love Song."
She was involved in a dispute with Korea Broadcasting System (KBS) for failing to show up to the filming of Myung Wol the Spy on 14 August 2011.
Her agency cited conflicts with her PD over her working conditions, although it earlier explained that her absence was the result of poor health.
It was reported that she had worked several extra hours and had had little sleep for several weeks. She received an injection for fatigue. She unexpectedly left South Korea to return to Los Angeles on that date. At a meeting on the 15th, Kim agreed to return to filming on 16 August.
She returned to Korea on the 18th, bringing her mother back with her for support. She was reported to have given a press conference at the airport apologizing on her sudden absence citing difficulties and hardships she had.
She remarked that she firmly believes what she did was right despite criticism from the public and other media sources which pointed out her unexpected sudden absence from shooting.
Born Kim Ye Seul Yi
18 September 1982(age 30)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Nationality South Korean
Other names Leslie Kim
Occupation Actress, model, singer
Years active 2001–present
Height 1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
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