Kristina Jung: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Kristina Jung is the daughter of George Jung, the convicted drug trafficker who was part of the Madellin Cartel.

He was one of the largest drug traffickers in American history, was released from prison in June 2014 after almost 20 years in jail. Authorities believe that, during the 1970s and 1980s, George Jung and the Madellin Cartel were responsible for 85 percent of all cocaine smuggled into the U.S.

Jung, who was the subject of the popular 2001 Johnny Depp film Blow, which ends with the sad scene above. In it, Jung admits that his daughter was the best thing in his life.

But who is his daughter? And how is their relationship now that her father is free?

Here is what you need to know about Kristina Jung, George Jung’s daughter:

1. Since His Release, George Jung Has Reconnected With His Daughter

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After his release from a New Jersey federal prison in June 2014, George Jung was transported to San Francisco to a California halfway house in order to adjust to free living. TMZ reports that Jung and his daughter have spoken by phone since his release. Their reconciliation reportedly began a few years before his release.

Jung’s representatives told TMZ that the two planned to see each other in the “near future.”

2. The Final Scene of ‘Blow’ Says She Never Visited Him in Prison

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When the Blow was released in 2001, Jung had already been in federal prison for seven years. The film’s tragic ending shows Depp as George Jung, wishing he has spent more time with his daughter and imagining an emotional reconciliation scene.

As the lonely and depressed Jung walks back into the prison from the yard, text reveals that in those seven years of imprisonment, his daughter never came to visit him. You can see that image from the film above.

3. Emma Roberts Played Her in the Movie

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Roberts in the 2001 film Blow, and in a recent photo.

The film shows George Jung attempting to balance the raising of his young daughter with his international cocaine smuggling business in the 1980s. The young Kristina Jung is played by Emma Roberts. At the time, Roberts was only 10 years old, and her appearance in Blow was her first film role.

The real Kristina Jung reportedly filmed a cameo in the movie, but her scenes were removed.

Today, Robert is best known for her roles in Scream Queens, American Horror Story, Palo Alto and We’re The Millers. She is actor Eric Roberts’ daughter and Julia Roberts’ niece.

4. Kristina Jung Identifies Herself on Facebook as a ‘Writer & Poetess’

On a Facebook page identified as belonging to Kristina Sunshine Jung, she calls herself as a “Writer and Poetess.” Her page, which she admittedly does not check often, has been inundated with comments from people discussing the release of her father.

She has remained out of the public eye since her father’s imprisonment. Her last public message was posted in June 2014.

“Thank you all for the kind, and also not so kind messages and posts. I don’t always have time to post and keep up to date. But I read most of them. stay blessed,” she wrote.

5. Her Father Imported 85 Percent of America’s Cocaine in the 1970s & 1980s

After meeting Colombian drug dealer Carlos Lehder in prison in Connecticut, Jung went into the cocaine business with his former bunkmate, taking trips to Colombia and convincing people to carry cocaine-filled suitcases from certain areas of the Caribbean. Capitalizing on America’s surging appetite for cocaine, Jung’s business exploded.

According to a PBS interview, Jung worked with Lehder and Pablo Escobar‘s Medellin Cartel and started making millions of dollars after purchasing his own plane to ship massive quantities of cocaine.

Between the late 1970s and early ’80s, Jung claimed he was supplying 85 percent of the cocaine in America, according to his website.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, at his peak Jung was pulling in $15 million per drug run.

You can watch a documentary about his life above.

George Jung Released: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

George Jung, the famous cocaine kingpin from the Johnny Depp Movie Blow, is out of prison after almost 20 years.

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  1. Really hope you and your daughter george ,live the rest of your life together a think u were an amazing man and you truly couldn’t live without your heart

    Much love xxxxx

  2. Shame on his daughter for not visiting him not one time. But when he is out she wants to see him now and even got paid for her cameo in the movie. Smh. I bet she wants to reconnect with him so she can get some of these millions that he stashed away. I don’t buy that bullshit story of the mother brainwashing her, she has been an adult for years and watched the movie years ago. At least visit your father. Spoiled brat.

    • Shame on HIM, for breaking her heart & exposing her to traumatic stress while raising his daughter, due to his life style.
      I love and respect G Young, but George is not simply who you see watching Johnny Depp in Blow. There was a lot about him and his life that film ignores altogether.
      Believe me if and woman has legitimate reasons to have “Daddy Issues” because of how she was brought up, it’s this poor young woman

      • Her mother was quite a train wreck, if she sees and tasks with her…. Then there’s no reason to not talk to her dad.

    • Shame on you for believing everything you read or see on TV. Kristina has always stayed connected to her dad. As for those so called “millions” know your facts before posting things. BTW yes I KNOW what I’m talking about, I’m her sister and oh yeah she does have one READ THE
      Also that pictured posted is NOT Kristina. The real Kristina is on Instagram

  3. These guys make a killing. Destroy families plus there own family. Come out broke from prison. So all that for what? Pathetic losers

    • He’s not broke. He gets residues every time a network wants to show the movie. He gets paid with every DVD or download sold. And if you think he didn’t have money stashed in some bank, that the federal government can’t confiscate, then you’ve obviously just wanted to ramble off some words for attention. You know nothing about prison. You can come out with more money than you could ever imagine. Research before you comment.

      • YOU should research before you comment, its illegal for someone in the US to collect royalties for anything based upon the crime they are found guilty of (I.e. Profiting financially from their crime). I’m sure he gets paid now that he’s out of prison for appearances in bios/interviews, etc. but I guarantee he’s not raking in millions from ‘Blow’.

        • So that is what they say not always the case Charles Manson has made money off of music,interviews and selling his image.Son of Sam makes money in prison for his ever changeing story.John Gacey made money off of his image of the clown Paintings and drawing while in prison on death row at that

  4. I am so happy hes are out and i just watched tye movie for the millionth time…i thought , hmmm…ok im goingvto do it…i looked it up to see ,because i noted release 2015…its 2017…i saw this first time in,did he reach his daughter….because that always broke my heart. ..ive been there,yhe entire world so it was always a particularly sad movie for me…sk im happy with my results!! For once xuriosity didnt kill the cat!

    • That’s not really her.. And the movie was misleading.. She was a teenager when he went to prison…

    • I met her yesterday….no joke, and youre right. She does not look like that, and shes 37. She’s very private, doesn’t want anyone to know who she is.

  5. G,happy for you . You made 4 yr old baby girl is everything to me.i can’t imagine the pain you felt being away from her,but you are free now .hope all is well.B

  6. All these comments for best wishes…don’t forget this son of a bitch is a rat bastard who decided to ruin other peoples lives that I’m sure had families too.

  7. I like you standing on eveything u done i salute u an i hope u an your daughter llivethe rest of your days together

  8. I sure hope that you and your father have a happy and healthy relationship for the rest of your lives love the movie too best of luck to you both. Melissa Hensley

  9. My heavens, so many of you are spewing such hatred at people you don’t even know who, like you, are expressing their opinions of a story about which many of us really know so little.

    There are those who have studied public record extensively and have details that the rest of us might not have. Interestingly, those people seem to rarely post on message boards like these. Then, of course, there are those who say they’ve done such research who really haven’t.

    Most of us know only the information a movie used to entertain us and information a few articles exploited for money. Yet here many of you are, saying hateful things to others as if each of you knows more than the other, thereby deserving the right to express such hostility and superiority to everyone else.

    May I encourage you all to consider basing your opinions on what you know for certain to be true? In this case, we know for sure that George Jung was arrested, imprisoned, divorced and the father of Kristina Sunshine Jung. We know those things because they are a matter of public record.

    Finally, may I encourage you to be respectful of others who, like you, are expressing their opinions. Of course, you can conduct your business however you choose; you have that right. As for me, I choose kindness and respect.

    • One important point that I left out: before you can put into practice the things that I have encouraged, the first thing you’re going to have to do is learn what a true fact is. Facts are things that can be proven by public record, official documentation, scientific research, educational papers, you get the picture. Innuendos are pretty much everything else.

  10. I Pray that his Daughter’s heart gas healed. I Pray that they got together and she will be able to forgive and forget. Baby girl, you’re Daddy is a good Man .. Bless you all