Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Joan Almedilla (born Joan Richelle C. Almedilla on September 19, 1973) is an international film & theater actress, composer, and singer who has starred as 'Kim' in the Broadway musical Miss Saigon. Almedilla was born on September 19, 1973 to Agapito and Rosario, whose roots are from Bohol and Cebu in The Philippines. According to an interview by AsianWeek on June 1, 2000, Joan, who wanted to sing, did not want to be an actress. But through her love of music she stumbled upon the much-coveted role of 'Kim' in the Broadway production of "Miss Saigon." The rest, as the saying goes, is history.