Yvonne Jung most recently played the quirky paramedic Holly Levine on NBC’s “Third Watch”. She loves that the show’s writers and producers have
had the courage to depict a complex women, including Levine who ranges
from aggressive and deluded to loving and selfless.
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, Jung has lived in Edmonton,Canada,
Stuttgart, Germany, Jordans ( a small village outside London, England)
and Boston. As a kid she attended more that 20 different schools and
moved countless times. She currently resides in New York City with her
two year old son and husband actor Anthony Ruivivar.
Raised by her father, Jung is the only one in her immediate family that
didn’t go into academia. Her father holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from
Harvard, her mother got her Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of
Alberta, and her sister is currently getting her Ph.D. in Sociology
from the University of Bielefeld in Germany.
Jung spent several years studying to be a professional ballerina at the
world renowned John Cranko Ballet School in Stuttgart, Germany. While
living there she became fluent in German. She was in the International
Baccalaureate Program in high school and graduated from Boston
University School for the Arts with a BFA in acting.
Jung did her first professional show at the age of ten, playing the
title character in the critically acclaimed “Joe Egg”. However her real
training began after moving to New York, it is there, on the off
Broadway stages where she began making a name for herself. Some of her
many New York theater credits include: Darlene in “Balm in Gilead”,
L’il Bit in “How I Learned to Drive”, Sabina in “Safe”, Lula in “The
Dutchman” and Desdemona in "Goodnight Desdemona”. She’s a member of
Imua! Theater Co., and Circle East (formerly Circle Rep Lab).
Jung played Nicole in the award winning CBC pilot “When Your Parents
Split”. She’s guest starred on “ER”, “Sopranos” and “Law and Order”.
Jung’s birthday is December 26th.