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Arden Cho is an American actress, singer and model[2] who portrays Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf.

Biography

Born in Amarillo, Texas to Korean-American parents, Cho spent most of her childhood years in Dallas and her late teenage years in Minnesota together with a younger brother.[3] In High School her "parents put me in dance classes, martial arts, sports, painting, music, cello, all sorts of things".[4] Growing up in an area with very few ethnic minorities led to sentiments of being an outsider.[4] It wasn't until she moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she majored in psychology that she connected with her Asian American background.[4] It was here that she attended her first drama classes and developed an interest in the profession, noting "theater was the first time I felt like I could open up and be someone I could only imagine to be".[4] In 2004, Cho entered and won the Miss Korea Chicago competition, giving her the opportunity to take part in the Miss Korea Pageant in Seoul, South Korea. The latter proved to be a disappointing experience as she was urged to lose weight and make other adjustments to her appearance.[3] After graduating in 2007 she spent the summer of that year in Kenya on a two-month humanitarian trip.[4] Upon her return, she decided to move to Los Angeles where she worked odd jobs while trying to pursue a career in acting.[3]

Trivia

  • Graduated from Apple Valley Senior High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota with the Class of 2003.
  • Graduated from the University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a Bachelor's Degree in psychology in 2007.
  • Los Angeles, California, USA [January 2010]

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
2006 The Break-Up VIP Party Guest
2008 My First Crush Grown Up Hyori Short Film
2008 Hoodrats 2: Hoodrat Warriors Miriam
2008 Spy Games Tanya Short Film
2009 Layover, on the Shore Laura Short Film
2009 Forgotten Jane Doe Short Film
2009 When Lara Met Charlie' Arden Short Documentary
2010 The Grey Coat Jae Hee Short Film
2011 Mega Python vs. Gatoroid Gia
2011 Agents of Secret Stuff Taylor Thirty Five Minute YouTube Film
2012 Mandevilla Min Young Kim Short Film
2013 Olympus Has Fallen Korean Sniper Uncredited
2013 The Baytown Outlaws Angel
2014 Flexx R.O.S.A. Agent Ogawa Post-Production
2015 Stuck Alicia Filming

Television

Year Title Role Notes
2008 Mad TV Supporting Role Season 13, Episode 11
2009 CSI: NY Gahee Paik 1 episode: "Communication Breakdown"
2011 Pretty Little Liars Pru 1 episode: "Someone to Watch Over Me"
2011 Rizzoli & Isles Lee 1 episode: "My Own Worst Enemy"
2012 Walking the Halls Kylie TV Movie
2014–present Teen Wolf Kira Yukimura Recurring Role (Season 3), Main Role (Season 4-only 6 episodes in Season 5)
2014 Castle Kiara 1 episode: "The Way of the Ninja"
2015 Hawaii Five-0 1 episode: "Kuka'awale (Stakeout)"

Appearances

Season Three

Season Four

Season Five

References

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