Get to Know Ki Hong Lee from Wong Fu’s ‘Everything Before Us’

KoreAm and Audrey Magazine teamed up to get acquainted with the cast of Wong Fu Productions’ first feature film, Everything Before Us. The film is set in a modern day world where the Department of Emotional Integrity (DEI) monitors and grades all romantic relationship.

In the film, Ki Hong Lee plays Jay, a teacher’s assistant who guides Hayley through her freshman year in college and gives her relationship and academic advice.

ki hong as jay(Image courtesy of Wong Fu Productions)

Full name: Ki Hong Lee
Age: 21 and over
Where you were born: Seoul, South Korea
Where you were raised: Seoul, Auckland, Los Angeles, Berkeley

About the Film


1. Describe your character in three words.

2. What is the most crucial part of being in a romantic relationship?
“Love is all you need” – Beatles

3. What would your real-life relationship score be, and why?
I hope it would be in the 90’s. But I haven’t checked in a while — hope I’m not a victim of EI score theft.

4. Any bloopers or memorable episodes on set?
Brandon Soo Hoo is a real life ninja. He is so fast and agile. I learned the hard way.

5. What is your opinion of Wong Fu as film directors?
Same as my opinion of pizza — Cannot live without ‘em.

About Ki Hong


1. What always makes you laugh?
My wife.

2. Your go-to comfort food?
Not so much comfort but an obsession — PIZZA

3. Currently on “repeat” on your ipod?
I lost my ipod :(

4. A guilty pleasure you don’t feel guilty about?
Eating pizza every day

5. Current favorite place?

6. Favorite drink, alcoholic or otherwise?

7. Current obsessions?

8. Pet peeve?
When I put my left contact lens in my right eye, and vice versa.

9. Habit you need to break?

10. Hidden talent?
I can run a mile in 4 minutes…I just exaggerated.

11. Talent you’d like to have?

12. Word or phrase you most overuse?
Bro, dude, pizza

13. Favorite hashtag?

14. Greatest fear?
If there was no more pizza on earth

15. If you weren’t doing what you are doing now, what occupation would you be doing?
Professional Sleeper

Want to get to know the rest of the cast? Click here to learn more about Randall ParkVictoria Park and Brittany Ishibashi. Be on the look out for profiles on the rest of the cast coming soon! Everything Before Us is currently available on Vimeo.

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