Soon-Yi Previn is a South Korean-American woman married to the legendary filmmaker Woody Allen. Her relationship with her husband had generated a lot of negative headlines than good ones because she is an adopted child of Woody’s ex-girlfriend, Mia Farrow, Farrow accused her own daughter Soon-Yi Previn of taking her man. Although Previn married Woody when he was 62 amidst controversies, they have remained committed to their marital vows for over a decade and counting living happily with their adopted children.
Despite the bad press coverage she had earned in the past, Soon-Yi Previn continues in her career as an actress. She has made her mark in minor and uncredited roles in the film industry over the years. Learn more about this interesting woman below.
Soon-Yi Previn – Biography, Age
Many got to know their ages from certificates or verifiable documents but our subject of discourse Soon-Yi Previn had to do a bone scan to know her actual date of birth, which has been generally accepted and recognized as October 8, 1970. She was born in North Korea where she was nearly ravaged and wasted by hunger and starvation until a veteran actress, Mia Farrow, and her then musician husband – André Previn adopted her and relocated her to the United States of America in the summer of 1978.
Upon her arrival in the United States of America, she battled learning disabilities and a language barrier. Years down the line, she became fluent in English while speaking other languages.
She attended Marymount School of New York and Rider University. She would graduate from Drew University before enrolling at Columbia University where she acquired her masters’ degree in Special Education.
Between the ages of 13 and 19, Soon-Yi Previn starred in some movies including Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) which featured her adopted mother Mia Farrow, the film was directed by Woody Allen (her husband). She made yet another appearance, as an extra in a 1991 film produced by Paul Mazurski titled Scenes from Mall starring alongside Woody Allen. She went on to appear in a 1997 documentary Wild Man Blues yet again with Woody Allen before she disappeared from the radar. Most of her activities now are largely unknown career wise, perhaps she has committed herself in the care of her immediate family.
Family and Siblings
Soon-Yi Previn’s biological parents were Koreans but their identities are not known other than the fact that her adoptive parents are André Previn and actress Mia Farrow. After her successful adoption, a process facilitated by her godmother named Rose Styron in 1978, she was united with her new family in the United States of America.
The once lonely kid, by the virtue of her adoption, ended up with a long list of siblings either adopted by both of her adoptive parents or birthed or single-handedly adopted by her foster mother Mia Farrow. They are twins Matthew and Sascha Previn, Summer Daisy Previn, Moses Farrow, Dylan Farrow (Eliza), Fletcher Previn, dead Lark Previn, Late Tam Farrow, Isaiah, Kaelis-Shea, Frankie, Late Thaddeus, and even her husband’s acclaimed son Satchel Ronan Farrow.
About Her Husband Woody Allen
The news of Woody’s affair with Soon-Yi Previn hit the airwaves in 1992 and generated a lot of reactions after the discovery of Soon-Yi Previn’s nude photograph by Mia Farrow. Through a statement veteran filmmaker, on August 17, 1992, stated that he was in love with Soon-Yi Previn, they officially entered into a journey of love that led to their marriage on December 22, 1997, in Venice. They both have two adopted children whose names are Bechet Dumaine Allen and Manzie Tio Allen.
Woody Allen is a veteran American comedian, director, writer and actor born on December 1, 1935, in Brooklyn, New York City in the U.S. Before Woody’s marriage with Soon-Yi Previn, he had been married twice, first to Harlan Harlen Rosen between 1956 and 1959 and to Louise Lasser between 1966 and 1970. He dated Mia Farrow, for about twelve years before he settled in with her adopted daughter Soon-Yi Previn, a story that would perhaps never be forgotten in Hollywood. In all, Woody Allen is a father of five children, one of whom he had with Mia Farrow, named Ronan Farrow, inclusive of four adopted kids.