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Kim and Ji-Young and Elena

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Kim and Ji-Young

Kathleen Kim (b. December 6[1]) is a puppeteer and Muppet performer on Sesame Street who plays Elena (mother of Julia) and Ji-Young.

Kim attended a puppeteer workshop for Sesame Workshop in 2014[2] and was hired in 2015 as an assistant puppeteer for Sesame Street starting on season 46.[2] Kim performed the yawning cat seen in the first shot of Episode 4810. She received her first on-screen credit for the series in Season 49.

In addition to performing, Kim is also credited as a consulting producer for the 2021 special, See Us Coming Together.

Kim's other puppetry credits include Martin P. Robinson's musical play All Hallow's Eve, the Fred Rogers biopic A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, and on Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens (including as imaginary friend Toeknee in "Nora Meets Brenda.")

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