Episode 10 - Actor Jean Yoon - "White Life"

Jean Yoon

Actor & Writer Jean Yoon is an exemplary figure for creativity, leadership and change in the Canadian Entertainment landscape. In her following essay “White Life”, the character Sally brings us to the first meeting of her Caucasian boyfriend’s family. As the story moves along, we find ourselves thrust into the perspective of a Canadian/Korean next generation, and experience how casual conversation can quickly turn into unjust racial profiling.

Jean’s most recent work can be seen on Season One of The Expanse, now available on Amazon Prime Video. She is also recently filmed a guest star role in the season finale of the new CBC drama, Street Legal which will begin airing in March 2019. We can watch her as the beloved character “Umma” on Kim’s Convenience, of which season three is on air now on CBC, and all three season are available on CBC swanky new streaming service CBC GEM. Keep up with Jean on twitter at @jean_yoon.

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