Monday, August 27, 2007

Daniel Henney and his Umma

We're going to make a quick foray into the States for a minute to look at a Korean-American actor bringing adoption issues to Korean pop culture. For those of you who don't know, Daniel Henney started off as a model and later went on to make it big in Korea.
Check him out with Gwyneth Paltrow in this commercial for Korean TV. Although he doesn't speak a lot of Korean, he managed to land a role in the popular Korean drama My Lovely Sam Soon. His current film (2007) My Father is about an adoptee who comes to Korea to look for his biological parents and how he eventually reunites with his father.
This topic is not foreign to him as his mother is a Korean American adoptee. Watch him and his Umma on her first trip back to Korea in this profile on Henney for Korean TV.

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