Jolie and Spencer were in the third generations of their families to live in America. After their parents had immigrated to America after the Korean war, their family was quick to adapt to Western ways as they thrived and grew in a new more stable environment. They met each other in an arts college in California. Spencer had lived in that city all his life while Jolie had moved from Oregon to attend school there. Their relationship had a rocky start and took quite a while to finally kick off. It was worth it because three years after they graduated together in their class, they married and moved to Santa Barbara.
Jolie had become a dance choreographer by then, even managing to score gigs with some of the biggest stars at the time and train their backup dancers. Meanwhile, Spencer had invested his time in making his dream of becoming a musical actor come true. Luckily, Spencer hit it big in just two more years, going on to work in New York. Prior to this, Jolie discovered she was pregnant. It came as a surprise to both of them but it was a welcomed surprise nonetheless. Although the twins were born in Santa Barbara, California, they never got to know what it was like to live there, because five months after their birth, they moved to New York City so Spencer could pursue Broadway.
Growing up with busy parents make you lose a lot of opportunities normal kids have, but it also gives you a lot more opportunities normal kids don't have. That's how Asriel saw it since he was five. Having their whole apartment to himself and his twin brother (and their nanny, but she could never catch them anyway) let him do really, whatever he wanted. That's pretty much what he did too. Anything he wanted. Which included drawing on walls. Yeah, he was that kid. The one you knew was going to grow up to become sort of artist because they couldn't understand that their crayons belonged on paper and not on walls. Asriel never learned that lesson.
Since both of his parents had graduated from Ilvermorny, they weren't surprised when they came home one night and found the six-year-old bouncing around their apartment, chasing a flying vase. Though, they considered it might be time to start trying to find other outlets for Asriel's energy, or at least somewhere else to take him so he isn't constantly destroying priceless artifacts while they're gone. This is how he became a child model and eventually a child actor. Asriel definitely had the looks to pull off being a model, even from a young age, and it seemed he was born to be in front of a camera. After just a few photo shoots, clothing outlets, fashion magazines, and the like were requesting to have him on magazine covers, blogs, and advertisements. It wasn't long before his face was plastered everywhere in the Wizarding World.
Just like his father, he had a passion for acting as well, and starred in his first movie at the age of ten, playing a minor side character named Finn. It was great publicity and landed him three more movies and a TV Show deal for at least three seasons. He somehow managed to maintain everything his acting career and modeling career while attending Ilvermorny with the help of his personal manager and agent as well as his parents. In Ilvermorny, he picked up some questionable habits, however. Remember him being that kid that drew on walls? Well, that habit transferred in the form of graffiti. Once he discovered graffiti art, he could never go back. He used it as a stress-reliever, a form of self-expression, something to keep him busy in between shooting and school, and just all around entertainment.
He was good at it too, immensely good. He worked everywhere and anywhere. You could find his pieces on the sidewalk, on buildings, on signs, anything really. He could make complete works of art with just a spray paint can in his hands. People would take pictures of it and put it up on Witchagram. He became an infamous name (he signed his pieces with "ABC-H"), yet no one knew who he really was. He was also introduced to motorbike racing. No, excuse me, magical motorbike racing. Not only was it more exhilarating than the norm, but it was also... kind of illegal. Well, the type of races he attended anyway. Everyone here played dirty, and the more destructive the spells used, the better. He got on the scene when he was thirteen (technically he needed to be at least fourteen to even attend, but what's the harm in lying?) and had already made a name for himself in some few months.
For a change of scenery and new opportunities, the Hyun family moved to the UK. If Asriel could get away with graffiti art and illegal motorbike racing in America, he sure as hell was doing it in the UK too. His plate was beginning to get a little overloaded though because shortly after settling in, he was scouted as potential star material by Reducto Records. Asriel was a bit addicted to constant attention by the time he got to Hogwarts and was slightly miffed by the lack of recognition he received from his new peers. His personality quickly made up for that though. It was kind of hard not to notice him, everything about him screamed "Look at me! c:" like there was a glowing sign over his head or something.