Catherine Haena Kim parents Augustine Kim and Lucia Kim raised her in New York. Catherine has a younger brother Joe Kim.
Catherine is well known for her roles in Ballers, Good trouble, FBI, and Boyfriends of Christmas Past. She starred as Emma Hill on the ABC TV series The Company You Keep.
She graduated in psychology and drama from the University of Virginia. After graduation, she was awarded "Miss Virginia" in the Miss United States pageant.
Throughout her professional career, she has starred as a guest in the TV series Gossip Girl, 90210, and Mistresses. Later she joined Ballers and FBI in 2019, which rose her to establish her name in the industry.
In 2023, the gossip girl star joined in dramatic TV series The Company You Keep, based on the Korean TV series My Fellow Citizens.
Her Parents Immigrated From South Korea
Catherine Haena Kim parents are Augustine Kim and Lucia Kim. They immigrated from Korea after their marriage.
Her father and mother moved from Korea to New York, searching for better opportunities. She grew up in New York with her young brother Joe.
Her family enjoyed their life by visiting different locations for holidays together. Unfortunately, in 2020, the actress's father departed peacefully, which her daughter confirmed through her Instagram/
After her father's departure, her grandparents came as guardians for Catherine and her brother as financial pressure was shifted onto her mother's shoulders.
Her grandparents taught her the Korean Language, and she can speak it fluently though she was not born in Korea.
Augustine Kim Was A Marketing Director
Augustine Kim worked as a Marketing Director at Sejin Eng USA. Augustine belonged to South Korea.
Mr. Kim joined his high school in 1969 and graduated in 1972. He later joined Hanyang University for his bachelor's degree and passed in 1979, taking mining as a major subject.
According to Linkedin, he had experience in Business Strategy, Strategic planning, and Product Development. He was also good in sales management, international Marketing, Market Research, and Operations Management.
He started his professional career as a Marketing Director at The Designer Collection Plus Corp and worked for 16 years. His duties were to import custom jewelry from Taiwan and Korea and sale in New York n wholesale price.
Later he joined as a Marketing Director for Sejin Eng USA in 2014. He worked there for five years before he got departed on February 11, 2019.
Her daughter Catherine posted on her official Instagram confirming her dad's departure. The actress has her words for her dad: "He was a complicated man, stubborn, and brave beyond measure. I hope my dad knew how much I loved him, and just in case it wasn’t clear, I’m the proud daughter of Augustine Jin Sung Kim. #restinpeace"
Her Brother Joe Works Works In One Of The Leading Company 'Amazon'
Joe Kim has worked as GTM Strategy Lead at Amazon since 2022. Joe is the younger brother of Catherine.
Joe completed his graduation from Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 in Activities and Societies: Pi Kappa Alpha. After graduation, he joined as an Assistant Marketing Manager for Time Inc., where he worked for two years.
Later in 2010, he joined Google as Display Specialist for Large customer sales. He was then promoted to Account Executive, Media, and Entertainment, where he served for three years.
Joe worked for Google till 2016, then joined Microsoft as Senior Account Executive, serving until 2018. In January 2019, he joined Amazon, the world's largest marketplace. He has been operating there for four years.
He worked as an Account executive but has been serving as GTM strategy Lead since October 2022.
Besides his professional career, Joe exchanged vows with his girlfriend, Eileena Saurus, in 2016. The couple is blessed with their beautiful daughter.
Catherine Was In A Relationship With A Businessman
Though Catherine Haena Kim is recently single, she had a relationship with Brad Lawler. They broke up after a certain time.
The couple first met in 2018 and have been together for almost two years. Catherine used to post their photo together on her Instagram.
Brad Lawler is an American business professional and vice president of Analytics at MyVest. He completed his master's in Technology Commercialization from Texas McCombs School of Business.
Lawler first joined as a senior sales consultant at Zephyr Associates in 2008. He worked there for three years. He has also worked as a financial software consultant at Independent, where he worked for two years.
In 2017, Brad joined MyVest as Head of Analytics and later became Vice President of Analytics. He has been working there for five years now.