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Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Catherine Kim Poon is a Chinese-American actress in the United States of America. She is an actress of SAG Screen Actors Guild. She had worked hard for many years to become a member of SAG Screen Actors Guild, before the SAG-AFTRA merger. She was born in Canada, and grew up in the San Francisco bay area since the age of 4. Her passion in life is acting in films. She has studied acting and performed in plays since she was a child. She hopes to also be the first Asian-American to win an Academy Award, if given the opportunity to play a challenging role. She knows that it is very competitive to be an actress in the United States, because of the appearance of her Chinese ethnicity. Because of her great passion for acting, she hopes that her acting talent will be realized far more than the selection of her ethnicity. She looks uniquely different than many Asians because of her true authentic single Asian eyelids, whereas, many Asians get double eyelids surgery which steers them away from the true authentic Asian look. She attended Judy Berlin's Kids On Camera acting school in San Francisco when she was a child. She studied drama classes at Mills High School in Millbrae, California. She studied Theatre Arts and Film Acting at San Francisco State University and San Jose State University. She has acted as principal speaking roles in more than 30 independent films in the San Francisco Bay Area, California. She received a Chinese speaking role from the talented director Louis Leterrier in the big budget SAG film called "Now You See Me" (2013), who was the same director in the films Transporter 1 and Transporter 2. The SAG film called "Now You See Me" (2013) has the stars Jeese Eisenberg, Morgan Freeman, and Woody Harrelson in it. She received a speaking role playing an ER nurse from the amazingly talented writer and director Shintaro Shimosawa in the SAG-AFTRA film called "Misconduct" (2016). The SAG-AFTRA film called "Misconduct" (2016) has the stars Academy Award winner Al Pacino, Academy Award winner Anthony Hopkins, Josh Duhamel, Leah McKendrick, Alice Eve, Byung-hun Lee, and Julia Stiles in it. Catherine was featured in the SAG film called "Pitch Perfect" (2012), where you can see her at the deleted scene section at the end of the DVD, where she was hanging out with a group of Asians playing the Xbox Kinect video games in actress Anna Kendrick's dorm room. Catherine had a lead role playing "Wolf" in an independent feature film called "Taking Care of Business", directed by David Hale and John Hale. The film won first place in Los Positas Film Festival, and was an official selection in the California Film Festival. She had a speaking role playing Jermaine's friend on the TV show set of "I Almost Got Away with it!" as seen on Discovery Channel, Season 4, Episode 5. She had a lead role playing a sexy lover wearing lingerie to the singer Rob Bess in his music video called "Tonight", which was filmed in San Francisco, and can be seen on YouTube.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Catherine Kim Poon

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She has acted in more than 30 independent films in California, playing principal speaking roles.
She had a lead role playing wolf in an independent feature film called "Taking Care of Business", directed by David Hale and John Hale. The film won first place in Los Positas Film Festival, and was an official selection in the California Film Festival.
She was originally cast as one of the top 9 civilians in the film called "Oblivion: The Tom Cruise Project" (2013), but director Joseph Kowsinki felt she was too short.
She studied acting at Judy Berlin's Kids on Camera Acting School in San Francisco, California when she was a child. She took drama class and participated in high school plays at Mills High School, in Millbrae, California. She studied Drama and Theatre Arts at San Jose State University, California. She acted in many film projects from San Francisco State University, San Jose State University, and the Academy of Art College in San Francisco. She also studied Kung-Fu martial arts at Tat Wong Academy in the San Francisco bay area.
She is allergic to peanuts and animal fur clothing, such as wool.

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