Alexandra Bokyun Chun (born February 11, 1967) is a South Korean actress and filmmaker living in Los Angeles, California.

She played Carla in the first Saw film.

Early Life

Alexandra left her birthplace of Pusan, South Korea, and immigrated to the United States when she was seven years old. After attending a boarding school in Maryland, she pursued a study in Western Philosophy at St. John's College, U. S. in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Intent on becoming a medical doctor after graduation, she entered a relationship with Ottmar Liebert in her senior year, which dramatically changed the course of her life to pursue the performing arts.


Shortly after moving to Los Angeles for an acting career in film, she was cast for a regular role on the soap, Another World, which drove her to New York City. When her contract ended with the soap opera, she returned to Los Angeles to work in numerous film and television shows. She has played recurring and guest-starring roles in dozens of shows, including Lax, Jag, House, The Ghost Whisperer, and as a recurring villainess on NBC's The Event. She has also played numerous roles in feature films, both in the U.S. and in Korea, including Carla in the original hit horror film, Saw. In 2013, she starred in Innocent Blood, an indie suspense thriller, playing a mother hell-bent on retrieving her kidnapped son, for which she earned an Acting Award at the Monaco Film Festival. Her theater credits include L.A. Women's Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blue Sphere Alliance's Nagasaki Dust, SoHo Rep's Legendary Sirens, Lodestone's productions of Laughter, Joy, Loneliness, and Sex and Sex and Terminus Americana, Japan American Theatre's Reds, Whites, and Blues, among others. Her most recent theatrical turn had her playing alongside other international award-winning actresses in Carry the World at the Los Angeles Museum of Tolerance.

In 1999, along with three other theater professionals, she founded and co-artistic directed a theater company called Lodestone Theatre Ensemble. In the Fall of 2004, as writer, director, and producer, Alexandra Chun launched a website of private short films that take place in hotel rooms. It was her exploration of the "viewer as voyeur" phenomenon of the internet.

Personal Life

On July 25, 2016, Alexandra Chun returned to her birthplace, South Korea, to protest against the torture and slaughter of dogs in the Asian Dog Meat Trade. She returned to the United States with three dogs rescued from slaughter.



Year Title Role
1993 About Love Annie
1995 Mugunghwaggoti pieotseubnida Daughter of Dr. Lee Hui So
1996 Color of a Brisk and Leaping Day Angela
1997 Strategic Command Amie
Cold Night Into Dawn Shen
1998 Where's Marlowe? Detective Hsu
1999 Three Secrets Reporter #2
2001 Ali Asian Cosmetologist
2002 A Ribbon of Dreams June Wong
2004 Saw Carla
2006 Good Bad Karma Amanda
2007 The Casper Woman
2009 All the Times Time 10
2013 Innocent Blood Susan Park
2016 Mr. & Mrs. Kim Mrs. Kim


Year Title Role
1991 My Life and Times Waitress
1992 Out All Night Tia
1995 Melrose Place Lin
Seinfeld Lotus
Mad About You Cassandra
Space: Above and Beyond Yuko Kayaguest
1996 Chicago Hope Dr. Beth Bowers
1997 Viper Lai
Baywatch Nights Asian Woman
Total Security Kimiko Shuhara
1998 Night Man Lily Liu
Mike Hammer, Private Eye Tracy Potter
1999 Arli$$
Jack & Jill Sweatshop Worker
2000 JAG Solla Jong
Walker, Texas Ranger Michelle Nimh
2000-2002 Any Day Now Attorney
2001 Philly Linda Tran
2002 Once and Again Christine Kim
2003 Presidio Med
2004 LAX Kim
House M.D. Kim Chen
2006 Ghost Whisperer Lilly Chen
2008 The Young and the Restless Kyon
2011 The Event Dr. Lu
2012 Shameless Chinese Preggers
Jane by Design Miyoko Sato
2013 Monday Mornings Mrs. Park
2015-2016 Days of Our Lives Dr. Oakes
2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Xiao Chen
Castle Miss Cross
2017 The Magicians The Mudang



  • Her Korean birth name "Bok" means Blessing, "Yun" means Lotus, and "Chun" means Whole/Complete.
  • In Saw IV and Saw VI, Alexandra Bokyun Chun could be seen on posters hanging on the walls in the Homeward Bound Clinic's waiting room.

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