Elizabeth Kim

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Birthday
22, 1978
Birthplace
South Korea
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1978 (age 41)
Birthplace
South Korea

About

A Korean-American author and journalist, she is best known for her 2000 memoir, Ten Thousand Sorrows: The Extraordinary Journey of a Korean War Orphan. Her autobiographical work was translated into more than ten languages.

Before Fame

She lived in San Rafael, California and worked as a journalist at the Marin Independent Journal. It was during this time that literary agent Patti Breitman asked her to write a memoir.

Trivia

At one point, she worked in Sweden as a model.

Family Life

She was born in South Korea to an American father and a Korean mother. Her mother was tragically murdered in 1958 by Kim's uncle and grandfather, at which point Kim was sent to an orphanage.

Associated With

She and Diane Sawyer are both respected journalists.