Arden Cho Best Known For Playing Kira Yukimura on the MTV’s teen drama and horror show Teen Wolf.
Occupation: Model, actress, singer
Years active: 2006–present
Born: August 16, 1985, 34 years and 7 months, Amarillo, Texas, U.S.
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5 ft 3 in or 160 cm
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Measurements: 33-24-34 in or 84-61-86 cm
Bra size: 32A
Instruments: Vocals, piano, cello
Manager: Pantheon Talent Group, LLC.
Arden went to Apple Valley High School in Apple Valley, Minnesota.
Arden majored in psychology from University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign in 2007.
Siblings – She has a younger brother.
Arden Cho best known for her role as Kira Yukimura on Teen Wolf. She starred in the 2011 feature Mega Python vs. Gatoroid.
Born in Amarillo, Texas to Korean-American parents, Cho spent most of her childhood years in Dallas and her late teenage years in Minnesota. As a child, she was often a target for bullying and was hospitalized twice for injuries after being physically attacked, saying that “I had two teeth knocked out, a chipped tooth, and I still wear a wire . . . my entire face was cut up. It was bad. It took me six months to completely recover.” Growing up in areas with few ethnic minorities, she was made to feel like an outsider. She attended Apple Valley High School and was a highly involved student, saying that “My parents put me in dance classes, martial arts, sports, spelling bees, painting, music, cello; all sorts of things.”
It wasn’t until she moved to the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign where she majored in psychology that she connected with her Asian American background. It was there that she attended her first drama classes and developed an interest in the profession, noting “theater was the first time I felt like I could open up and be someone I could only imagine to be”. She also participated in Asian American Association’s Fashion Show while attending University of Illinois.
In 2004, Cho entered and won the Miss Korea Chicago competition, giving her the opportunity to take part in the Miss Korea Pageant in Seoul. After graduating in 2007 she spent the summer of that year in Kenya on a two-month humanitarian trip. Upon her return, she decided to move to Los Angeles where she worked odd jobs while trying to pursue a career in acting.
In 2010, the cosmetic brand Clinique announced Cho as the model for their newest advertisement campaign in Asia. The campaign was launched in mid-November 2010. Clinique was reported to have stated that they “selected Cho not because she was Korean, but because she had the beauty to represent Asia”. Cho modeled for Reebok Korea in 2010 and for Nike Japan in 2008. She has also modeled for Apple and Alexander McQueen and appeared in Vogue, Purple Fashion and Nylon Magazine.
Film and television
Cho has appeared in films, television series and commercials in the United States and Asia.
In 2011 she appeared in the role of Pru, a friend of Paige McCullers (Lindsey Shaw) in Season 1, Episode 20 (“Someone to Watch Over Me”), of the ABC Family show Pretty Little Liars. The episode originally aired on March 7, 2011. In 2011 she also appeared in the role of Gia in the monster film Mega Python vs. Gatoroid, directed by Mary Lambert. In 2009 Cho appeared in Season 5, Episode 19 (“Communication Breakdown”), of the CBS show CSI: NY, in the supporting role of Gahee Paik, the daughter of a Korean father suspected of murder. The episode originally aired on March 25, 2009. In 2008 Cho played the grown-up lead of Hyori (the younger version being played by Megan Lee) in the short film My First Crush, directed by Rocky Jo. She has also appeared in the webseries KTown Cowboys. Cho also starred in the 2010, 35-minute YouTube feature Agents of Secret Stuff presented by Nigahiga and Wong Fu Productions.
In 2014, Cho joined the TV series Teen Wolf as Kira, starting as a recurring character in season 3 but promoted to a main cast role in season 4. In April 2016, ahead of her talk at University of Illinois at Chicago for Asian American Awareness Month, Cho posted a YouTube video on her personal channel revealing that she would not return for season 6 of Teen Wolf. Cho is currently shooting for The Honor List, which she has mentioned on her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
On February 22, 2011, Cho released the single “I’m Just a Girl” on iTunes. Cho was the co-writer, composer and singer on the single; Ed Huang was co-writer and music producer. On February 25, 2011, Cho published a self-produced music video for the single on YouTube featuring Tim Lacatena. Musical videos featuring her collaborations with other YouTube figures including Gerald Ko, Jason Chen, Ken Salomon and Megan Lee appear on her other, more informal ardenBcho YouTube account. Another musical collaboration to which Cho has lent her voice is the non-commercial Mark Allen song “I Once Knew”.
It was announced on February 6, 2019, that Cho became CEO of Leonard & Church, a New York City-based watch company. On March 31, 2019, YouTuber Ryan Higa announced on his podcast that he and Cho are dating.
She has Korean-American parents.
As a model, she has advertised for Clinique (cosmetic brand) in 2010 in Asia.
Other brands she has worked with includes Reebok Korea (2010), Nike Japan (2008), Apple, and Alexander McQueen.
She has appeared in TV commercials for Toyota (2014), McDonald’s McRib, COX Business, Chosun Galbee, Dea Bella, Umeken Korea, Tokidoki, Marukome Miso Salad Dressing, Aroma Spa Center, etc.
As a Singer
In 2013, Arden released an EP My True Happy in Asia.
On iTunes, Cho also released her debut single “I’m Just a Girl” on February 22, 2011. She sang, co-wrote and composed the song. 3 days later, on February 25, she released the video of the song on YouTube which featured actor Tim Lacatena.
She has also given her voice to the “I Once Knew” song by Mark Allen.
She first appeared in the romantic comedy film The Break-Up for her minor role as VIP Party Guest. The film starred Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston.
First TV Show
In 2008, Arden played a supporting role in Fox’s comedy sketch series MadTV in episode 11 of season 13.
As per this tweet, it seems she exercises, but relies mainly on cardio and not a hardcore gym buff.
Arden though likes to do running with her dog Chewy. She also does some abs exercises for a flat stomach, besides burpees.
But, she eats regularly and doesn’t skip any meal of her. Arden believes that the attitude while you are eating is also important and stress should be miles far from you.
You may want to check out more diet tips from Arden Cho from this following video.
Arden Cho Favorite Things
Workout to do with Chewy (Her Puppy) – Running
Teen Wolf Episode – Episode #321
Movies – How to Train Your Dragon (2010), Big Hero 6 (2014)
Makeup Products – Chapstick, Cle De Peau concealer
Arden Cho Facts
Arden Cho was born in Amarillo, Texas, but raised in Dallas and Minnesota.
As a child, she was active in dancing, painting, martial arts, sports, music, cello, etc.
Growing up, she felt like an outsider.
Arden developed her interest in acting while at University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
She is the winner of Miss Korea Chicago contest held in 2004.
In summer of 2007, Arden went to Kenya for a 2-month humanitarian trip.
She can speak both Korean and English languages.
Cho voiced the role of Samantha Nishimura / Stephanie / Sun Queen in the 2013 video game Tomb Raider.
If she could have one superpower, she would opt for “teleportation.”
She has a puppy named, Chewy. She doesn’t like to play fetch.
Arden Cho has also designed watches for Leonard & Church.
She has a weakness for watches.
She was a cheerleader for 8 years.
Singing was her first love.
She is extremely good at nail painting.
According to her, she has the worst memory and does not remember the lyrics to most of the songs.
Arden Cho also served as a gymnast for 6 years.
Visit her official website @ ardencho.bigcartel.com.