• Alice Yung Kim was born in Los Angeles, California and holds American nationality.
• She graduated from Stanford University and Washington University in St. Louis with a Bachelor's and Master's degree in English, respectively.
• She had a 3-year marriage to Nicolas Cage, with whom she has a son.
• She enjoys travelling, exercising, and Korean and Japanese food.
• Her estimated net worth is over $20 million.

Who is Alice Kim?

Alice Yung Kim was born in Los Angeles, California USA, on 27 December 1983 – her zodiac sign is Capricorn, she holds American nationality and her ethnicity is Korean. She’s an actress, but who’s probably known best for being the ex-wife of famous American actor Nicolas Cage.

Early life and education

Alice was raised in Seattle, Washington State, but hasn’t shared any details concerning her parents as she respects their privacy, nor spoken about her siblings either, thus fans wonder if she’s an only child.

Her parents lived in South Korea before moving to the US in their late teens. Alice grew up being taught East Asian values, but she still adapted to US culture mostly thanks to her peers at school. She attended a local high school in Seattle, at which she was physically active, amongst the best volleyball players, while she was also interested in soccer and tennis.

Upon matriculating in 2001, Alice enrolled at the prestigious Stanford University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in English in 2005.

Years later, she enrolled at Washington University in St. Louis, and obtained her Master’s degree.

Alice’s career

Alice grew up wanting to become a writer, while her parents hoped that she’d become a nurse, however, they eventually made peace with the fact that Alice had other plans for her future.

She worked at the restaurant Le Prive while attending college as to financially support herself, but quit after meeting Nicolas in 2004.

He helped Alice launch her acting career in 2007, when she portrayed Lead Gong Girl in the critically acclaimed action horror thriller movie “Grindhouse”, written by nine people, directed by five people, and which starred Kurt Russell, Rose McGowan and Danny Trejo.

It’s made up of two cult movies, and won 10 of the 32 awards it was nominated for. In the same year, Alice appeared in the short horror comedy “Werewolf Women of the S.S.”, and played Girl with Necklace in the hit 2007 action science fiction thriller movie “Next”, which stared Nicolas Cage, Julianne Moore and Jessica Biel.  It follows a magician from Las Vegas who can see the future, and who’s thus chased by the FBI as they want to use him to prevent a nuclear disaster.

Alice has only appeared in those three movies, and not a lot is known regarding her career after 2007. Since her divorce from Nicolas, she’s been staying away from the media’s attention.

Love life and marriage with Nicolas Cage

In early 2004, Alice was working as a waitress at a sushi bar when Nicolas came to eat there. He was so attracted to Alice that he asked for her ‘phone number, and the two went on their first date just a couple of days later.

Two months into the relationship, Nicolas asked her to marry him, and they exchanged vows in front of their closest friends and family members on 30 July 2004. Alice gave birth to their son Kal-El Coppola Cage on 3 October 2005. In 2011, Nicolas was arrested for suspected domestic violence while apparently intoxicated, but wasn’t charged. In January 2016, the two divorced for unknown reasons.

Alice hasn’t spoken about any other men she has perhaps been with, however, it’s known that Nicolas was married two times before meeting her, and twice more after their divorce, plus having a son with American actress Christine Fulton before his first marriage, a son Weston Coppola Cage on 26 December 1990. In April 1995 he married Patricia Arquette, but the two divorced in 2001. On 10 August 2002, Nicolas exchanged vows with the American singer-songwriter Lisa Marie – known best for being the daughter of the legendary actor and musician Elvis Presley – but they divorced on 16 May 2004.

Around three years after his divorce from Alice, in March 2019 Nicolas married Erika Koike, but they divorced in June of the same year. Most recently on 16 February 2021, he married his fifth wife Riko Shibata, a non-celebrity Japanese woman.

As of March 2021, Alice is apparently single, was married to Nicolas Cage and has a son with him.

Hobbies and other interests

Alice’s very passionate about travelling, and has been all around the US while she was still married to Nicolas. She kept him company during most of his red carpet events, while they also often travelled for pleasure, spending time in various European countries including Italy, France and England. The two also travelled to Korea to meet her family.

She’s physically active, as she has several training sessions at the gym each week thus her slim figure. Alice’s also following a strict diet, and mostly enjoys Korean and Japanese food.

Nicolas Cage and Alice Kim

Summer is her favorite season, as she loves to drink cocktails while sun tanning at the beach.

Alice has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Pacino and Angelina Jolie, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Titanic”, “Catch Me If You Can” and “Scent of a Woman”.

Age, height and net worth

Alice’s age is 37. She has long brown hair and brown eyes, her height is 5ft 4ins (1.63m) and she weighs around 115lbs (52kgs). As of March 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $20 million, most of which she received as a divorce settlement; Nicolas’ net worth is reputedly over $25 million, although once had a net worth of over $150 million, as he was amongst the highest-paid actors in Hollywood.

Who is Nicolas Cage?

Nicolas Kim Coppola, known better as Nicolas Cage, was born in Long Beach, California USA on 7 January 1964 – his zodiac sign is Capricorn and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor and a moviemaker, perhaps still known best for his portrayal of the lead character Ben Sanderson in the 1995 romantic drama movie “Leaving Vegas”, written and directed by Mike Figgis, and which also starred Elisabeth Shue and Julian Sands. It follows a Hollywood screenwriter who has lost everything because of his addiction to alcohol, and who has now decided to kill himself, however, things change after he meets the prostitute Sera. The movie won Nicolas an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In 1998, Nicolas received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He was raised in Long Beach alongside his brothers Christopher Coppola, a New York radio personality, and Marc ‘The Cope’ Coppola, a film director.

Their father August was a literature professor, while their mother Joy Vogelsang was a dancer and a choreographer. Nicolas studied at Beverly Hills High School, and upon matriculating in 1982, he enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Theatre, Film and Television, from which he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree in acting in 1986.

Nicolas’ interest in acting was born after he watched the late actor James Dean perform in the hit movies “Rebel Without a Cause” and “East of Eden”. His acting career was launched in 1982 with a small role in the comedy drama movie “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”, and Nicolas then appeared in his famous director uncle Francis Ford Coppola’s movies “Peggy Sue Got Married” and “Rumble Fish” – his uncle was very popular and had worked with numerous famous actors such as Marlon Brandon, Robert De Niro and Al Pacino.

Subsequently, to avoid rumors regarding possible nepotism, Nicolas changed his last name from Coppola to Cage.

He gained recognition in 1999 with his portrayal of the lead character in the thriller movie “8mm”, which still remains popular today, while some of his following lead roles were in the 2001 war movie “Captain Corelli’s Mandolin” – for which he learned to play the mandolin – the 2004 action adventure movie “National Treasure”, and the 2007 superhero movie “Ghost Rider”. The year 2013 heard him voice Grug Croods in the critically acclaimed animated movie “The Croods”, and in 2016 he starred alongside Willem Defoe in the black comedy film “Dog Eat Dog”. A few of Nicolas’ most recent roles have been in the 2020 animated adventure comedy film “The Croods: A New Age”, the 2021 action horror thriller movie “Prisoners of the Ghostland”, and the 2021 action horror comedy film “Willy’s Wonderland”.

He directed his first movie, “Sonny” in 2002 which starred James Franco whose character’s a male prostitute, but the movie received poor reviews.

He’s a collector of comic books, and back in 2002 his collection of around 400 vintage comics was sold at auction for more than $1.6 million.

Aside from his five marriages, Nicolas has been in various relationships. In 1987, he dated Maria Conchita Alonso who’s a famous actress, singer-songwriter and a philanthropist. They were together for a couple of months when Nicolas began dating famous American model and actress Brooke Shields. The two dated for just over a year, then in 198, he dated both the American actress and film producer Ami Dolenz, and the American actress Christina Fulton. The year 1990 saw him date the actress and producer Lisa Stothard, and in 1993 Nicolas beames engaged to the non-celebrity woman Kristen Zang, but the engagement was called off.


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