DANIEL DAE KIM
Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian American man. Daniel’s work on LOST and HAWAII FIVE-O, is no exception of his portrayal of multi-faceted characters.
Sharing a 2006 Screen Actors Guild Award for Best Ensemble, the Korean American actor’s universal appeal was also recognized by PEOPLE Magazine, which named him one of the ‘Sexiest Men Alive’ in 2005, as well as TV GUIDE which named him one of ‘TV’s Sexiest Men’ in 2006. In that same year, Daniel was individually honored with an AZN Asian Excellence Award, a Multicultural Prism Award and a Vanguard Award from the Korean American Coalition, all for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In 2009, his recognition continues with the prestigious KoreAm Journal Achievement Award in the field of Arts and Entertainment.
Though he spends time in Los Angeles and New York, Daniel spends most of the year in Honolulu, where he devotes his free time to a number of different charities and his family.
Born in Missouri, raised in Hawaii and having lived in Guam, California, and Japan at different stages in her life, Iris Yamashita was able to experience a diversity of culture while growing up. She graduated with a B.S. Cum Laude in Bioengineering from UC San Diego and an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley. She also spent a year in Japan, attending the University of Tokyo as a research student, studying “Virtual Reality.”
In 2007, Iris was nominated for an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay for the Clint Eastwood directed film Letters to Iwo Jima.
Teddy Zee is a film producer, entertainment executive and marketing consultant with 30 years experience in Hollywood. Currently, he is Chief Creative Officer of Moziak, a Silicon Valley Based interactive media company. Zee’s films have grossed over $1.7 billion at the box office.
As one of the first Asian Americans to reach prominence in the film industry, he was SVP at Paramount Pictures and EVP at Columbia Pictures in charge of such films as Charlie’s Angels, Cable Guy, My Girl, Fools Rush In, Anaconda and Indecent Proposal. His producing credits include Pursuit of Happyness, Hitch, West 32nd, Saving Face, Life or Something Like It, Quantum Quest and the Asian Excellence Awards. Zee headed production at Davis Entertainment (Fox) and Overbrook Films (Universal and Sony). He is Executive Producer of Mashbox, a TV show debuting this year on Myx.