Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Justin Chon is back!!!

After the positive feedback from the birth of our Seriously series, we've got another rising Korean-American for you guys!

Twilight. Ring any bells? It's this little book that came out about vampires a few years back by Stephanie Meyer that has a fan following spanning in the millions... no big.

But in all seriousness, Meyer seems to have grasped the holy grail to the hearts of this generation's teenage girls (and guys!) with her vampire romance quartet. Since it hit the shelves in 2005, the novel has been turned into an ongoing series of films bragging well-known names in the entertainment industry. But forget Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson and check out the real cutie of the series: Eric Yorkie, or rather, Justin Chon. After featuring him in April, Justin's back again!

Hailing from Southern California, Justin Chon is on our radar as someone to keep an eye out for on the Asian American celebrity scene. Talent runs in his blood as well - Chon's father was a well-known film & television actor, and his mother an accomplished pianist. Since his acting debut in 2005 with Taki & Luci and Jack & Bobby, Chon has come a long way.

Of course, the 28-year-old doesn't owe his rising stardom to the Twilight series alone - you may recognize his face from popular movies like Disney's Wendy Wu: Homecoming Warrior, Nickelodeon's Just Jordon and The O.C.. Aside from working on New Moon (Twilight's latest movie), Chon also played a role in the 2009 film Balls Out: The Gary Houseman Story opposite Sean William Scott, Randy Quaid and Leonor Varela. In this comedy, Chon plays a member of the tennis team, Joe Chang, under the direction of Scott.

However, Chon doesn't limit himself to mainstream series and has roles in more serious films as well. The actor also claimed the star role in Crossing Over, a 2009 Weinstein Company film that deals with the hardships of culture clash. Directed by Wayne Kramer, Crossing Over revolves around an teenage immigrant's (Chon) struggles with his former life in Korea and new lifestyle in Los Angeles.

Despite his successes in acting, Chon is far from limiting himself to an acting career - he's got his own clothing store called "The Attic" and has big plans for the future.

So what does this rising actor have in store for us? Twilight's sequel, New Moon is getting closer and set to hit the big screen on November 20th. We've also got an exclusive interview coming up very soon, so if you have any questions you'd like to ask, post them below!

-- Posted by Ashley from iPhone


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