Sung Kang

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Sung Kang

Born

4/8/1972, Gainesville, Georgia

Birth Name

Sung Kang

Gender

Male
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Biography

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Sung Kang originally grew up in a small town in Gainesville, Georgia where he mastered the true art of self defense (running for his life). Eventually he escaped to Southern California in hopes for a higher education and cultural stimulation. In his quest for an artistic outlet he…more

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    • Sung Kang: It's tough for Asian American actors, so we need all the support we can get from the Asian American community. We need you to come out and see the films, spread the word, and do whatever you can to help us, and the community overall, to raise our visibility in Hollywood and the media.

    • Sung Kang: (on his future as an actor) Seriously, I just want to be challenged, man. I really don't care if it's a gay, straight, white, black character, whatever. I just don't want to be a walking set piece, that's all. As an actor, I just want to keep being challenged.

    • Sung Kang: (on his career) I feel blessed. But at the same time, I have the same worries of last year. I'm thinking, 'What's next?' You're always looking for that next project that can provide those substantial roles.

    • Sung Kang: If you can find something to make you happy, really happy, go do that, because becoming an actor, even staying an actor, is really one of the hardest things to do. I mean, if you're looking for the superficial stuff, like the premieres, the glitz, which is all nice, good luck, because that stuff doesn't mean a lot and the rest is hard work. I think it's about finding what role in life is right for you. Would being an actor be right for you--will it make you happy? I was lucky that I knew that's what I wanted to do.

    • Sung Kang: (on playing the role of "Han" in The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift) I had to do research, because I didn't grow up in OC. But tapping into angst wasn't hard for me. There's angst I have that I can tap into. Han had similar type of angst. Getting the feel of a masculine self confident man, it was difficult. My whole life, I was a second class citizen. Han is like a guy's guy. I think for us, as Asian Americans, I don't know speaking personally, it's been tough to understand to know what it means to be a sexual male, where's there's self-esteem. I grew up insecure. I had my Asian actor friends, and I stole a lot from them.

    • Sung Kang: I hope that my contribution as an actor can make a difference in the way we as Asian Americans are portrayed in media.

    • Sung Kang: (on wanting to become an actor) When I was twelve, my parents took me to San Francisco, and on the pier, there was this mime was performing; he made me laugh, cry, [be] happy. I mean, he was able to evoke all these emotions, and I thought it would be amazing to be able to do that for someone.

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