Na Young Jeon is a Dutch-South Korean actress and singer.
She grew up in a conservative family who insisted following Korean traditions even in the Netherlands, but at the same time she was brought up in a country known for its liberal attitudes.
"When I was young I was strongly conscious of that I look different, I speak differently and my home culture was different from that of others. But I grew up embracing it as a part of me,"
"The environment around me was complete opposite in and outside the home, which made me think more about myself and develop my own view of the world."
During her training in piano and theatre in the Netherlands she made her stage debut as Kelsi in High School Musical, for which she got nominated for a Dutch Musical Award in the category 'Upcoming Talent'.
She got catapulted unto the big stage as first cast Kim in the Dutch revival of Miss Saigon. Stages on the West End (Queen's theatre, London), South Korea (Blue Square Theatre, Seoul) and Singapore (Drama Centre Theatre) would follow.
She got nominated for a Broadwayworld UK/West End award in the category Best performance in a long-running West End show for her portrayal of Fantine in Les Miserables.
She also was nominee for 'Best New Talent' in the Korean musical awards for her performance as Esmeralda in Notre Dame de Paris.
Her performance as Tuptim in the King and I at the London Palladium will be shown in cinema's across the world on the 29th of November.
She commutes between her hometown Amsterdam, Seoul and London.