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Meet Dutch/Canadian Actor Matthew Douma; Father Of Korean Singer Jeon Somi



Facts of Matthew Douma

Birth DateNovember 2,1974
Birth NameMatthew Douma
Birth CityOntario, Canada
Birth CountryCanada
Gender IdentityMale
Marital StatusMarried
SpouseJeon Sun-hee
No Of Children2
Height180 cm
FilmographyOperation Chromite,Ode to My Father,Descendants of the Sun

Matthew Douma is a half-Dutch, half-Canadian actor and a former model. He is known for roles in movies and TV shows such as Half-Canadian, Operation Chromite, Ode to My Father, I Am So Mi, The Return of Superman, and Descendants of the Sun. 

As of now, he works as an English education consultant and is also the author of English educational material.

Among people, he is most famous as the father of Jeon Somi. She is a renowned Korean and Canadian singer, rapper, and dancer. 

She rose to fame following her win in the survival reality show Produce 101 and also as a member of the show's eleven-piece project girl group I.O.I. 

So, what are the age and height of Matthew Douma? Who is his wife? He has also written books—what are they?—and how much is his net worth? We have all the details of his personal and professional life here.

Matthew Douma Young Life: Age And Height

Matthew Douma was born on November 2, 1974, in Ontario, Canada, and grew up in a small rural town in southern Canada. 

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Matthew Douma

As of now (November 2022), he is 48 years old, and his listed height is 5 feet 11 inches, or 180 cm

His father moved to Canada from Heerenveen, a small town in the province of Friesland (Fryslân), in the Northern Netherlands.

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Career Highlights-Role In Descendants of the Sun 

Reportedly, Matthew Douma started his career as a model and eventually ended up being an actor. 

After working with a few big fashion houses, he made his acting debut in 2011 by appearing in the Korean movie Mama. 

Some of his television appearances over the years include: 

  1. 2007-Happy Together Season 3
  2. 2013-The Return of Superman
  3. 2017-Sisters Slam Dunk Season 2
  4. 2018-Real Men 300
  5. 2019-Law of the Jungle in Chuuk Lagoon
  6. 2020-I Am So Mi

In 2016, Douma made an appearance in the television show Descendants of the Sun, a love story that develops between a surgeon and a special forces officer.

He played the role of U.S. Army Delta Force Captain Jordan and appeared in three episodes: 2, 10, and 12.

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Matthew Douma and Jeon Somi working together on a music video

Similarly, he has been a part of a few Korean movies, they are: 

MamaForeigner at Mart
Over My Dead BodyDr. Johnson
The Spy: Undercover Operation-
No Tears for the DeadSlave Guard
Ode to My FatherMak-soon’s Husband
The Long Way HomeU.S. Army Officer
Operation ChromiteClark
Ordinary Person Michael
RampantDutch Zombie

Likewise, the Korean entertainment world is known for its dramas, and Matthew Douma has guest starred in dramas such as Kill Me, Heal Me, Descendants of the Sun, and Vagabond. 

Also, he is accredited in Taekwondo, having practiced Korean martial art. He has achieved a fourth-degree black belt.  

As of now, he works as an English education consultant and author of English educational material.

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Who Is The Wife Of Matthew Douma? 

Matthew Douma is married to Jeon Sun-hee. She was born and raised in Yeonhui-dong, a dong neighborhood at the center of Seodaemun-gu in Seoul, South Korea. 

There are not many details on her family life and career, and she prefers a very private life. She mostly stays out of the media spotlight. 

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Matthew Douma with his wife Jeon Sun-hee with younger daughter Evelyn Dauma

However, as per Wikipedia, she briefly made an appearance on KBS2's Hello Counselor among the studio audience.  

Reportedly, Douma and Sun-hee first met when the former resided in Yeonhui-dong for a brief time while he was studying Taekwondo. 

The couple fell in love and moved to Canada. The duo got married and gave birth to their first child, Ennik Somi Douma, aka Jeon Somi. 

When Jeon Somi was six months old in September 2001, Douma and Sun-hee moved to Yeonhui-dong, Seoul, because the latter was homesick. 

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Matthew Douma with his wife Jeon Sun-hee (with cat), older daughter Jeon Somi and younger daughter Evelyn Dauma

The couple finally settled down and gave birth to their second child, Evelyn Dauma. She is very active on Instagram where she has almost 330k followers and is currently a seven grader.  

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How Much Is The Net Worth Of Matthew Douma? His Books? 

Matthew Douma is estimated to have a net worth of $500k, which he generated from his career as a former model and actor. 

He is also a teacher and works as an English education consultant. Similarly, he is an author of English educational material. 

His books are Idiom Attack Vol. 1: English Idioms and Phrases for Everyday Living, Idiom Attack Vol. 2: English Idioms and Phrases for Doing Business, V, Idiom Attack 4: Feeling Emotional. 

All the books are sold in many online stores, including Amazon, and cost between $16 and $21.

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Father Of Jeon Somi 

Matthew Douma is most known to the world as the father of Jeon Somi. She is a recognized singer, rapper, and dancer signed to The Black Label. 

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Matthew Douma with his daughter Jeon Somi 

Jeon Somi was born Ennik Somi Douma on March 9, 2001, in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. As of now, she is 21 years old, and her listed height is 172 cm. 

She is the firstborn of Matthew Douma and Jeon Sun-hee. During his appearance in Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2, Douma revealed how he raised Ennik as a son, and he had no experience with a child before.

He also revealed that they were not financially stable when the rapper/singer was born and couldn't provide everything for her. 

Jeon Somi made her television debut at age four alongside her father, who was being interviewed by KBS News for his part in clearing snow in the neighborhood. 

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Jeon Somi with her parents; father Matthew Douma, mother Jeon Sun-hee and sister Evelyn Dauma

She studied at Seoul Midong Elementary School, where, according to her, she faced bullying and discrimination because of her mixed ethnicity. 

She attended Cheongdam Middle School, and after graduating in 2017, she attended Hanlim Multi Art School, majoring in Practical Music and Vocal and graduating in 2020.

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Jeon Somi-Career Highlights 

Jeon Somi started dreaming of being a singer after watching the music video for Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music" as a child. 

At a young age, she began auditioning at various entertainment companies in South Korea. In 2015, she participated in the Mnet reality survival program Sixteen but was eliminated in the final round. 

The next year, a determined Ennik participated in the competition series Produce 101, a girl group survival reality show on Mnet. 

She won the show with 858,333 votes, and her career took a huge turn. She is a member of the I.O.I. female group. 

Member Of I.O.I.

I.O.I., also known as IOI or Ideal of Idol, was a South Korean girl group formed by CJ E&M via the 2016 reality show Produce 101. 

The group had eleven members: Lim Na-young, Kim Chung-ha, Kim Se-jeong, Jung Chae-yeon, Zhou Jieqiong, Kim So-hye, Yoo Yeon-jung, Choi Yoo-jung, Kang Mi-na, Kim Do-yeon, and Jeon So-mi. 

I.O.I. debuted on May 4, 2016, through the release of their first album, Chrysalis, with the singles "Crush" and "Dream Girls." 

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Jeon Somi performing with her former band  I.O.I. 

The band also released non-album singles such as "Whatta Man (Good Man)" and "Hand in Hand." 

They released their second album, Miss Me?, on October 17, 2016, which has the single "Very Very Very." Also, their other non-album single is Downpour. 

The band officially disbanded on January 29, 2017, with the members' last television show appearance on MBC's Section TV. 

On May 4, 2021, the 5th anniversary of the I.O.I. debut, the group (except for Mina and Jieqiong) held a small reunion Livestream.

Solo Career 

Jeon Somi departed from JYP Entertainment on August 20, 2018, and signed an exclusive contract with YG Entertainment's independent subsidiary label, The Black Label, the following month. 

She released her debut studio album, XOXO, on October 29, 2021. The album consists of eight tracks, has a length of 24:20, and was supported by five singles: "Birthday," "What You Waiting For," "Dumb Dumb," "XOXO," and "Anymore." 

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Jeon Somi in her music video Anymore

The album was a huge hit among audiences but received mixed reviews from critics. 

Movies And TV Shows 

Jeon Somi has been part of a few movies and tv shows and they are: 

Movies/TV ShowsRoles
Ode to My FatherMak-soon Yoon's eldest daughter
Produce 101Contestant
Battle TripTraveler
Sister's Slam Dunk Season 2Cast Member
Idol Drama Operation TeamCast Member
I Can See Your VoiceDetective
Not the Same Person You Used to KnowProtagonist
Law of the Jungle in ChuukCast Member
Lose If You're EnviousCast Member
I Am SomiHerself

She also appeared in the web show Your Daily Life as a host in 2022. 

How Much Is The Net Worth Jeon Somi?   

Singer, rapper, and actress Jeon Somi is estimated to have a net worth of $2 million. Her primary income source is her music career. 

She generates considerable income from album sales, ticket sales, merchandise, tours, and more. 

Similarly, Somi makes great income from endorsements, commercials, and sponsorships. She was the muse for the South Korean skincare brand Hadalabo and also for the cosmetics brands Kiss Me and Shiseido Korea. 

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Jeon Somi Net Worth

Similarly, she became a model for the skincare brand COSRX, a brand spokesperson for ABC Mart's shoe brand Nuovo, and a model for the fashion brand United Colors of Benetton Korea. 

Also, the Dumb Dumb singer became the brand ambassador for Converse in February 2022 and was also selected as a model for Nongshim's snack, the Petit Paris Rollbreadand, a hangover product from HK inno.N. 

She has also participated in campaigns for Fanta, Reebok, and Louis Vuitton.

Fashion And Style Icon 

The former I.O.I. member Jeon Somi is also known for her fashion style. She expresses herself through clothes, and fans love that about her. 

She uses DIY projects to put her clothes together, including a Louis Vuitton bag she customized with a drawing of a unicorn, and does not shy away from experiments.

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Fashion icon Jeon Somi

Like her father, she is also a fourth-degree black belt in Taekwondo. She practices Korean Buddhism and is very close to her family members. 

There are, however, no details on her dating life or possible boyfriends, and Korean celebrities tend to hide their relationship status from the public.

Updated On Wed Nov 30 2022 Published OnTue Nov 29 2022 By riley

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