'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' Full Cast List: Meet Gianna Jun, Kim Shi-a and other stars
For 'Kingdom' fans, one of the most compelling characters is Ashin. Driven by vengeance, she will get rid of anything that stands in her path. Now, in 'Kingdom: Ashin of the North', get ready to hear her side of the story.
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'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' is a special episode that focuses on Ashin's story. The official synopsis states: "Ashin and her father are part of a foreign tribe that has settled within the Kingdom of Joseon. Their encounter with a mysterious disease sets Ashin down a path of betrayal, prejudice, and revenge."
Here's a look at the cast.
Gianna Jun as Ashin
Jun Ji-hyun, who is known by her English name Gianna Jun, was born on October 30, 1981. An award-winning actress, Jun is the recipient of two Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress and a Daesang (Grand Prize) for Television at the Baeksang Art Awards.
She is married to Korean businessman Choi Joon-Hyuk. The pair tied the knot on April 13, 2012, in Jangchung-dong, Seoul, South Korea. Jun's work includes 'My Sassy Girl', which became one of the highest-grossing Korean comedies of all time. Her other works include 'Assassination', 'The Berlin File', 'The Thieves', 'Snow Flower and the Secret Fan', 'The Legend of the Blue Sea', 'My Love From the Star' and 'Happy Together'.
Park Byung-eun as Min Chi Rok
An actor, Park Byung-eun, was born on July 14, 1977. He majored in drama at Chung-Ang University and made his debut in 2000 in the TV series, 'Mr. Duke'. His breakthrough role was that of a Japanese lieutenant in 'Assassination'. His works include 'A Man and a Woman', 'The Hunt', 'One Line', 'The Mayor', 'The Return', 'The Great Battle', 'Jo Pil-ho: The Dawning Rage' and 'Seo Bok'.
Kim Shi-a as Young Ashin
Born on May 6, 2008, Kim Shi-a is an actress. She is known for her works which include 'The Closet', 'Ashfall', 'The House of Us', 'Miss Baek' and 'Perfume'.
Kim Roi-ha as Ta-hab, Ashin's father
Born November 15, 1965, Kim Roi-ha is an actor. Apart from series and movies, he is also worked on stage plays and won awards for the same. He won Best Actor at the 2001 Dong-A Theatre Awards for his work in 'Yi'.
He is married to actress Park Yoon-kyung. The couple tied the knot on September 10, 2006, in Ui-dong, Seoul. His works include Sovereign Default', 'The Stone', 'Monster', 'Doomsday Book', 'Hindsight', 'A Little Pond', 'Where is Jung Seung-pil' and 'Dachimawa Lee'.
Koo Kyo-hwan as Ai-da-gan
Born on December 14, 1982, Koo Kyo-hwan is an actor and film director. His works include 'Beaten Black and Blue', 'Jane', 'Maggie' and 'Peninsula'.
'Kingdom: Ashin of the North' premieres on Netflix on July 23, 2021.