Catherine Haena Kim
Catherine Haena Kim
as Emma

Actor Biography

Catherine Haena Kim currently stars as Emma Hill opposite Milo Ventimiglia in ABC's "The Company You Keep." Emma is the self-deprecating black sheep of an Asian American political dynasty, who has never been afraid to carve her own path despite the objections of her impressive family. In the series, a night of passion leads to love for undercover CIA officer Emma (Kim) and con-man Charlie (Ventimiglia), who unknowingly find themselves on a collision course professionally, forcing them to reckon with the lies they have told so they can save themselves and their families. "The Company You Keep" is based on the successful Korean drama "My Fellow Citizens."

Kim was born in Queens, New York. She is the proud daughter of immigrant parents who left their office jobs in Korea to sell umbrellas in Times Square and give Kim and her brother the American dream. After graduating from the University of Virginia with honors, Kim's first job was being a VJ for the Korean American channel MTV K, hosting the "Top Ten K Kountdown."

Her first big screen credit, which also happened to be her first film audition, was playing Matthew McConaughey's girlfriend in "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past." A breakout role in ABC's "Mistresses" would then lead to a string of other recurring arcs on CBS' "Hawaii Five-0," HBO's "Ballers" opposite Dwayne Johnson and then as Special Agent Emily Ryder in Dick Wolf's "FBI," also for CBS. Most recently, Kim starred as Nicolette Baptiste in "Good Trouble," the spinoff of Freeform's "The Fosters" and became the first Asian American actress to lead a Hallmark Christmas movie with "Boyfriends of Christmas Past."