She spent the last year of her life teaching me to be a mom.
Even through my "starving artist" phases, she still believes in me.
I watched you as a little girl, and learned from you.
If only I could look at those blue, sparkling eyes again.
Those pesky 3,000 miles that "separate" us mean nothing. You are with me every day.
If you, Mom, as an 8-year-old girl, could could navigate losing your family and your home back in Korea ... I can handle anything.
You are now the first Cabinet member of the United States to ever be sworn in by six grandchildren, holding your father's bible.
You told me whatever was coming our way, we would handle it. And we did.
She has always put me and my sister first.
Because of the sacrifices you made, I was able to "go for it" as an actress and comedian.
There are so many things it doesn't even cross your mind to be grateful for until you become a mother too.
She was teaching me that I could let bad news crush me or learn to soldier on.
It's something you always said to me in my toughest moments, and now it's my turn to be by your side.
It's come in handy, now that I play a mother in the hit Broadway musical, "Dear Evan Hansen."
You're the first person I come to when something is wrong, and you're the first person I want to tell when something amazing happens.
I always wanted to emulate you. Still do!
You saved my life, and I thank God for you every single day.
After her passing in 2014, the actor is now opening up with a deeply personal tribute.
Now, as a grandmother and as the CEO of UNICEF, I'm passing on all of the incredible lessons she has taught me.