Sun-Jung Jung? You probably guessed right: she is a South Korean who became famous in the last two decades through her marriage to the veteran American film director, screenwriter and author Oliver Stone. Jung is Stone’s third wife, and in this short presentation, you will learn everything you need to know about her.
Sun-Jung Jung Bio
Understandably, not much is known about Sun-Jung Jung before her relationship with the Hollywood giant. The reason for this is that she had very little love for them until her rise through marriage to the upper class.
Allegedly, the South Korean was born in her home country in 1955 and comes from a very poor parental home, which denied her many opportunities that are available to the average American. For example, she said that after her fifteenth birthday she saw a car and television for the first time. She also had to drop out of school with a Korean equivalent of the American basic education level so that she could contribute to the care of her younger siblings, who were five at the time.
These desperate situations drove Sun-Jung Jung to look for greener pastures until she ended up as an immigrant in the United States. Upon arrival in the United States, she began working in local restaurants and odd jobs. While working in one of the restaurants in Manhattan, New York, her then and future husband Oliver Stone discovered her, and they became friends, which soon turned into a romance and then into a marriage.
Her Family (Kids)
Sun-Jung Jung and Oliver Stone were finally married on January 16, 1996, and they had wanted to break off their relationship earlier when Jung expressed the wish to return to South Korea, while Stone expressed the wish to have children with her. It is said that Jung actually left Stone, only to return a few weeks later to deliver the cheering news that she was pregnant with Stone’s baby. This immediately cemented their relationship, and today the rest is history.
The girl who carried Jung in the womb arrived on November 3, 1995, and was later named Tara Stone. So the couple decided to legalize their relationship by getting married, which, as mentioned above, took place about three months later.
Before his relationship with Sun-Jung Jung, Oliver Stone already had two children from a previous marriage. His first marriage, which lasted from 1971 to 1977, was with a woman named Najwa Sarkis. The details of this first marriage are terribly unclear in connection with the fact that it did not produce a child. Stone’s second marriage was to Elizabeth Cox, who was an assistant to a film producer at the time of the marriage. This second marriage, which lasted from 1981 to 1993, produced two sons: the first son, Sean Stone, was born in 1984, while Sean’s only younger brother, Michael Jack Stone, joined the human race in 1991. Although Sean and Michael are now adults and are doing well in their chosen careers, Jung takes the position of a stepmother for them and they are part of their family.
Other Key Facts About Sun-Jung Jung
About Her Husband
As far as records go, Oliver Stone is the only person Sun-Jung Jung has ever been married to. As already mentioned, he is a highly respected American filmmaker, who knows his way around directing and producing movies as well as writing screenplays. He often makes films that border on contemporary issues, especially when they relate to politics. In fact, he has been extensively accused of using his films to promote conspiracy theories. Nevertheless, he has won numerous prestigious awards for his work.
As a former infantry soldier in the US Army, Stone has been honored for writing, directing or producing several cinema successes. In 1978, for example, he received an Oscar for writing the prison drama Midnight Express. He also wrote the highly acclaimed gangster film Scarface in 1983. He won another Oscar for writing and directing the war drama film Platoon. And he has more and more credits for his work.
What Is Sun-Jung Jung’s Occupation?
We know that this is a question you may have always had in mind. We have asked the same question too, but we are still digging for the right answer. At the moment we don’t know Jung’s profession, although her husband’s fans expect her to star in his films; so far this hasn’t happened.
We do not know Sun-Jung Jung’s occupation, neither do we know what she earns annually and as such, we can’t tell what her net worth is. However, she enjoys her husband’s net worth estimated at over $50 million.