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Get To Know Korean Actress And "Minari" Star Han Ye-Ri

This award-winning actress is a trained dancer of traditional Korean dance too!

Korean actress Han Ye-ri graced the 93rd Academy Awards in Los Angeles, California, wearing a striking red Louis Vuitton dress. She walked the Oscars 2021 red carpet alongside her Minari co-stars Steven Yeun and Youn Yuh-jung, and it fascinatingly signaled a new chapter in her acting career. 


The spotlight is on Han Ye-ri and everyone behind the American drama film Minari really, considering the amazing feats of the cast members and the movie itself. At the 93rd Academy Awards, Minari was nominated for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (Lee Isaac Chung), Best Actor (Steven Yeun), and Best Original Score (Emile Mosseri); veteran Korean actress Youn Yuh-jung won the Best Supporting Actress award.




In Minari, Han Ye-ri plays the character of Monica Yi, wife to Steven Yeun’s Jacob Yi and daughter to Youn Yuh-jung’s Soon-ja. The film, which is a semi-autobiographical take on its director and writer Lee Isaac Chung's life, tells the story of this Korean family that immigrated to Arkansas in the US, where they encounter challenges as they try to make ends meet. Sans this American dream narrative, for Han Ye-ri, Minari shows a universal story of a family.     



In an interview with The Korea Times, she said that she took inspiration from her own mother to breathe life into the character of Monica. “To portray Monica, I thought about my mother a lot. It made me think about women who lived in that era and raised children in their early twenties, trying to make better decisions for their families," she shared. 


Speaking of family, Han Ye-ri also starred in a family-oriented K-drama last year, My Unfamiliar Family, which is nominated for Best Drama at the upcoming 57th Baeksang Arts Awards



Scroll through the gallery below to get to know Korean actress and Minari star Han Ye-ri:



Lead photos by @hunterabrams via @dereksyuen and from @sarament_official


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