Kim Yeo Jin
Family Name: Kim
Native name: 김여진
Also Known as: Kim Yu Jin
Nationality: South Korean
Born: June 24, 1972
Kim Yeo Jin is a South Korean actress and activist. Kim made her acting debut in the stage play "What Do Women Live For" in 1995, and has since remained active in film and television.
Kim is known for being actively engaged in various rallies and civic group activities, attracting public attention to controversial social and political issues, including efforts to reinstate laid-off shipbuilders at Hanjin Heavy Industries, calls to lower university tuition fees, and opposition to the Four Major Rivers Project. She often expresses her opinions on social networking service Twitter, and has been called one of the most popular socialtainers.
Because of her outspokenness, MBC banned Kim in 2011 (she was originally scheduled to appear as a "progressive" panelist on the current affairs radio show Sohn Suk-hee's Spotlight), which led to prominent figures from academic, literary and media circles to call for a boycott of the network's programs.
Kim has also campaigned for liberal politicians Roh Moo Hyun, Moon Jae In, and Park Won Soon.