Aaron Yoo Biography
Aaron Yoo is a Korean American actor best known for his appearance in the movies Disturbia (2007), 21 (2008) and Friday the 13th (2009) as well as playing Russell Kwon in the sci-fi show The Tomorrow People (2013–14).
Aaron Yoo Education
Yoo attended East Brunswick High School where he played cello in the orchestra and ran track until he graduated in 1997. Afterwards, Aaron studied at the University of Pennsylvania where he graduated in 2001 with a degree in theatre, he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity there.
Aaron Yoo Career
Yoo starred in the 2007 films Disturbia and American Pastime, the 2008 film 21 (with Jim Sturgess), The Wackness, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, and Labor Pains, and had a role in the 2009 version of Friday the 13th.
He had his appendix removed shortly before filming of Friday the 13 began, and could not film his scenes right away. As soon as Yoo was ready for filming, the director Marcus Nispel immediately hung him upside down in some rafters, exposing the staples over his surgical wound, for the character’s post-death shot.
Yoo co-starred in HBO’s Rocket Science, as the protagonist’s best friend, Heston. Critic Rory Liston described Heston as “one of the best characters of the decade” and “an awe inspiring display of emotion that reflected the Asian community in America”, in 2009, writer and director Jeffrey Blitz was quoted in saying that Heston was based on the critic Liston.
Yoo’s stage credits include the premiere of Christopher Shinn’s Where Do We Live, the anthology production Savage Acts (both 2004), Mac Wellman’s Cellophane (2003) and a 2002 revival of Lope de Vega’ Fuente Ovejuna.
In his spare time, Yoo practices DJ-ing, pole-vaulting and playing the cello. He is fully bilingual in Korean and English.
Aaron Yoo Age
Yoo was born on May 12, 1979 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. He is 40 years old as of 2019.
Aaron Yoo Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (170cm / 1.70m) tall.
Aaron Yoo Family
Aaron was born in Dallas, Texas to Korean parents. He moved from Edison to East Brunswick, New Jersey at the age of 8. He has an older sister.
Aaron Yoo Wife
Yoo is married to Fara Homidi, who works in the fashion industry as a make-up artist.
Aaron Yoo Movies and Tv Shows
Aaron Yoo Movies
2005: Things That Go Bump in the Night playing a role as Brad
2006: Dry Clean Only playing a role as Dry Cleaners Clerk
2007: Rocket Science playing a role as Heston
2007: Disturbia playing a role as Ronald “Ronnie” Chu
2008: The Wackness playing a role as Justin
21 playing a role as Choi
2008: Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist playing a role as Thom
2009: Friday the 13th playing a role as Chewie
2010: A Nightmare on Elm Street playing a role as Marcus Yeon (Uncredited)
2011: 10 Years playing a role as Peter Jung
2014: Kid Cannabis playing a role as Brendan Butler
2015: Everything Before Us playing a role as Ben
2016: Money Monster playing a role as Won Joon
2017: Killing Gunther playing a role as Yong
Aaron Yoo Tv Shows
2003: Ed playing a role as Student Ethan
2004: Law & Order: Special Victims Unit playing a role as Tommy
2005: Cinema AZN playing a role as DVD Reviewer
2006: Love Monkey playing a role as Staffer #2
2008: ER playing a role as Kwan Li
2010: Drop Dead Diva playing a role as Edward Kim
2013–14: The Tomorrow People playing a role as Russell Kwan
2016 – 2017: StartUp playing a role as Alex Bell