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Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
Biographical Information
Full Name Bokyun Chun
Occupation Actress • Filmmaker
Date of Birth February 11, 1967 (age 50)
Origin Pusan, South Korea
Years Active 1991-present
Series Information
Character Carla Song
Appearances Saw
Series Status Inactive

Alexandra Bokyun Chun (born February 11, 1967) is a South Korean actress and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California.

She played Carla Song in the first Saw film.

Early Life

Alexandra left her birthplace of Pusan, South Korea and immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. After attending a boarding school in Maryland, she pursued a study in Western Philosophy at St. John's College, U. S. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Intent on becoming a medical doctor after graduation, she entered a relationship with Ottmar Liebert in her senior year which dramatically changed the course of her life to pursue the performing arts.

Career

Shortly after moving to Los Angeles for an acting career in film, she was cast for a regular role on the soap, Another World, which moved her to New York City. When her contract ended with the soap opera, she returned to Los Angeles to work in numerous film and television shows. She has played recurring and guest starring roles in dozens of shows, including Lax, Jag, House, The Ghost Whisperer, and most recently as the recurring villainess on NBC's The Event. She has also played numerous roles in feature films, both in the U.S. and in Korea, including Carla Song in the original hit horror film, Saw. In 2013, she starred in Innocent Blood, an indie suspense thriller, playing a mother hell bent on retrieving her kidnapped son, for which she earned an Acting Award at the Monaco Film Festival.

Her theatre credits include L.A. Women's Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blue Sphere Alliance's Nagasaki Dust, SoHo Rep's Legendary Sirens, Lodestone's productions of Laughter, Joy, Loneliness, and Sex and Sex and Terminus Americana, Japan American Theatre's Reds, Whites, and Blues, among others. Her most recent theatrical turn had her playing alongside other international award winning actresses in Carry the World at the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance.

In 1999, along with three other theatre professionals, she founded and co-artistic directed a theatre company called Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. In the Fall of 2004, as writer, director, and producer, Alexandra Chun launched a website of private short films that take place in hotel rooms. It was her exploration of the "viewer as voyeur" phenomenon of the internet.

Personal Life

On July 25, 2016, Alexandra Chun returned to her birthplace, South Korea, to protest the torture and slaughter of dogs in the Asian Dog Meat Trade. She returned to the United States with three dogs rescued from slaughter.

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Trivia

  • Her Korean birth name "Bok" means Blessing, "Yun" means Lotus, and "Chun" means Whole/Complete.

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