- Claims coming from an acting family put her off pursuing it as a career though and shunned the industry until she was discovered by a talent agent on the street in Seoul at aged 19.
- Began modeling for COOLDOG's catalog in 1998 before moving into TV.
- Recorded several track with fictional band the Paranmaum for the soundtrack of 2005 Japanese film Linda, Linda, Linda, where she played a student rocker.
- Took a break from acting in 2003 to pursue photography.
- Made her English-speaking debut in the Wachowskis movie Cloud Atlas (2012) and went on to collaborate with them again on Jupiter Ascending and Netflix series, Sense8.
- Appeared in a web biopic of her own life in 2015 called Red Carpet Dream, directed by her brother.