5/15 — Daniel Dae Kim Interviewed by Giant Robot Publisher Eric Nakamura

SATURDAY, MAY 15, 2010
7:00 -9:30 PM
Tateuchi Democracy Forum
National Center for the Preservation of Democracy
(across the courtyard from the Japanese American National Museum)
111 N. Central Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Please join Giant Robot, the Coalition of Asian Pacifics in Entertainment & the Japanese American National Museum to the inaugural Legacy Series with special guest Daniel Dae Kim.

CAPE is pleased to announce the 2010 Edition of The Legacy Series

Evenings of candid conversations with the most successful and influential leaders in the entertainment industry, the seminars are an opportunity to gain first-hand insights and perspectives in a master class setting reminiscent of Bravo’s “Inside the Actors Studio.”

Through the diversity of his roles on stage and screen, Daniel Dae Kim continues to expand our perceptions of the Asian American man. In characters ranging from the King of Siam, a Shakespearean hero, a social worker for the Chicago needy, to a counter terrorist agent, his work has consistently proven to transcend the historical barriers of race and stereotype.

Daniel’s most recent work on ABC’s “Lost,” is no exception. As Jin Soo Kwon, a Korean businessman and reluctant enforcer for his father-in-law, his character transformed from an overprotective “traditional” husband to a man who re-learns how to live and love. His portrayal of this multi-faceted character signaled a breakthrough for primetime network television, and has helped make Lost a worldwide hit since its debut in 2004.

Since then, both Daniel and the show have been widely recognized for their excellence. 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 recognized him as 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.

Free for CAPE members / $10 public

Parking: Street parking or parking in lots in Little Tokyo. $6-7

** An RSVP is essential, since space is extremely limited. **

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7:00-7:30 pm Networking with Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres
7:30-9:00 pm Daniel Dae Kim with Eric Nakamura
9:00-9:30 pm Reception