Kim Yoo-jung: profile, age, net worth, movies, dramas, tv shows, instagram
Kim Yoo-jung ( 김유정; born September 22, 1999) is a South Korean actress. She debuted as a model for a confectionery brand at the age of four. Initially gaining public attention for starring in television series Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) May Queen (2012), Golden Rainbow (2013), Secret Door (2014) and Angry Mom (2015).
After her acting debut in 2003, she became one of the best known child actresses in Korea since then, She also starred in the films Commitment (2013), and Circle of Atonement (2015). She was nominated Best New Actress in Blue Dragon Film Awards for playing Kim Hwa-yeon in Thread of Lies (2014). She hosted music show Inkigayo from November 2014 to April 2016.
Kim Yoo-jung has been nicknamed “Nation’s Little Sister” and “Sageuk fairy” after taking roles in several acclaimed historical dramas in her career. In 2017, she ranked 8th on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list, the youngest to be included in the Top 10 at the age of 17.
She took on her first leading role in Love in the Moonlight (2016), starred in film Because I Love You (2017), television drama Clean with Passion for Now (2018), Backstreet Rookie (2020), mystery thriller film The 8th Night (2021) and Lovers of the Red Sky (2021).
|Name:||Kim Yoo Jung|
|Date Of Birth:||22 September 1999|
|Age:||22 Years Old|
|Place Of Birth:||Seoul, South Korea|
|Occupation:||Actress, Model, Host|
|Years Active:||2003 – Present|
|Height:||5 ft 3 (160 cm)|
|Weight:||66 kg (104 lbs)|
|Education:||Goyang High School of Arts|
|Net Worth:||$9 Million|
Early Life and Education
Kim Yoo-jung was born in Seoul, South Korea on 22 September 1999 as the youngest of three siblings. Her older sister, Kim Yeon-jung, debuted as an actress in 2017.
Kim attended Goyang High School of Arts and graduated in January 2018. Kim deferred taking the national College Scholastic Ability Test in 2017, and instead decided to focus on her acting career.
Beginnings as a child actress
After Kim’s acting debut when she was 4, she became one of the most in-demand child actresses in Korea. Kim had already appeared in 13 TV dramas and 15 movies. By the time she was a fifth grader, In 2008, she received her first acting award as “Best Child Actress” for series Iljimae and Painter of the Wind. Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho (2010), Dong Yi (2010) and Flames of Desire (2010).
Kim Yoo-jung rose to popularity in 2012 when she starred in the Moon Embracing the Sun, which reunited Kim with Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho costar Lee Tae-ri and Iljimae costar Yeo Jin-goo. She followed this with a well-received turn in May Queen (2012) and a supporting role in the 2013 film Commitment, and family drama Golden Rainbow (2013).
Kim’s performance as a teenage bully in Thread of Lies drew critical acclaim in 2014. She then played a traditional funeral singer (or “gok-bi”) in the single-episode Drama Special anthology, and was cast in the horror mystery Room 731. she also starred a role in the period drama Secret Door. Kim began hosting music show Inkigayo in November 2014 and left the show in April 2016.
In 2015, Kim Yoo-jung starred in the television series Angry Mom which tackled bullying and school violence, The same year, she reprised her role as a cat-turned-woman in Love Cells, and played a murderer’s daughter in the thriller film Circle of Atonement. Kim starred in her first adult leading role in Love in the Moonlight in 2016
Kim was cast with Cha Tae-hyun in Because I Love Youin 2017. Kim played in Clean with Passion for Now in 2018, In 2020, Kim was cast in Backstreet Rookie, alongside Ji Chang-wook. During the 2020 SBS Drama Awards held on , Kim was chosen to be the main host together with Shin Dong-yup in December 31, 2020.
In December 2020, Kim Yoo-jung was confirmed to be the female lead role in Lovers of the Red Sky. In 2021, Kim appeared in the mystery thriller Netflix film The 8th Night, In December 2021, she made a cameo appearance in the final episode of Coupang Play’s television series One Ordinary Day At the end of 2021, Kim hosted 2021 SBS Drama Awards with Shin Dong-yup for 2nd year in row In 2022, Kim will appear in the Netflix film 20th Century Girl playing.
In February 2018, it was revealed that Kim Yoo-jung was diagnosed with dysfunctions of the thyroid gland and would take a break from acting.
After making her debut in an advertisement for Crown Confectionery in 2003, Kim appeared in number of commercials for variety of brands as a child actress. In 2012, following her appearance in Moon Embracing the Sun, She became the face of a dairy product by Seoul Milk with Yeo Jin-goo. Kim became an advertising model for Domino’s Pizza with Kim Soo-hyun.
Kim Yoo-jung featured in a video game commercial for Nintendo 3DS with Kim So-hyun.Kim also appeared in a washing machine advertisement for Samsung Electronics with Han Ga-in. Kim became the brand model for South Korean sportswear manufacture FILA and has been promoting the brand since 2017.
In 2018, she became a brand model for cosmetics brand Laneige. Kim Yoo-jung was selected as an advertising model for Alcon contact lenses and Torretta – a water/ion supplement drink by Coca-Cola in 2021. In January 2022, Kim featured in a commercial video named Dark Farm – and also in an advertising video for Laneige’s Radian-C Cream.
|2015||6th Korea Sharing Festival||With Oh Ji-ho|
|2014||9th Conference of the Korean Volunteer Ambassador|
|2014||Seoul Tourism Ambassador||With Jang Hyuk|
|3013||The 58th Memorial Day Big Tree National Love badge|
|2012||Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Youth Ambassador||With Lee Tae-ri|
|2012||Gyeonggi Anti-Child Abuse Ambassador||South Korean President Park Geun-hye award|
|2010||Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) Child Ambassador|
|2010||Cheong Wa Dae Children’s newspaper Ambassador|
|2004||Korea Association of Children’s adoptive parents Ambassador|
- 2022 20th Century Girl | as Na Bo-ra
- 2020 The Eighth Night | as Ae Ran
- 2018 Golden Slumber | as Soo Ah (cameo)
- 2017 Because I Love You | as Jang Soo Yi / Scully
- 2015 Circle of Atonement | as Lee Jung Hyun
- 2014 Thread of Lies | as Hwa Yeon
- 2013 Commitment | as Ri Hye In
- 2009 Paradise | as Hwa Ran
- 2009 Haeundae | as Ji Min
- 2009 Possessed | Ji Eun
- 2008 Unforgettable | as Jang Young Mi
- 2008 The Chaser | as Yoo Eun Ji
- 2007 Bank Attack | as Yeon Hee
- 2007 Rainbow Eyes | as young Lee Yoon Seo
- 2007 Hwang Jin Yi | as young Hwang Jin Yi
- 2006 Four Horror Tales as Hidden Floor | as Yeo Joo Hee
- 2006 Lump of Sugar | as young Kim Shi Eun
- 2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance | as Yoo Jae Kyung
- 2005 All For Love | as Kim Jin Ah
- 2004 DMZ | as young Lee Soo Hyun
- 2021 Lovers of the Red Sky | SBS / as Hong Chun-gi
- 2020 Backstreet Rookie | SBS / as Jung Saet Byul
- 2018 Clean With Passion For Now | JTBC / as Gil Oh Sol
- 2016 Love in the Moonlight | KBS2 / as Hong Ra On / Hong Sam Nom
- 2015 Angry Mom | MBC /as Oh Ah Ran
- 2014 Secret Door | SBS / as young Seo Ji Dam
- 2013-2014 Golden Rainbow | MBC / as young Kim Baek Won
- 2012 May Queen | MBC / as young Cheon Hae Joo
- 2012 The Moon Embracing The Sun | MBC / as young Heo Yeon Woo
- 2011 Gyebaek | MBC / as Ga Hee
- 2010 Pure Pumpkin Flower | SBS / as young Park Soon Jung
- 2010 Dong Yi | MBC / as young Dong Yi
- 2010 Flames of Desire | MBC / as young Yoon Na Young / young Baek Soo Bin
- 2010 Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho | KBS2 / as Yeon Yi
- 2010 Road No. 1 | MBC / as young Kim Soo Yeon
- 2009 Temptation of an Angel | SBS / as young Joo Ah Ran
- 2009 Cain and Abel | SBS / as young Kim Seo Yeon
- 2009 Tamra, the Island | MBC / as Jang Beo Seol
- 2009 Queen Seondeok | MBC / as young Princess Cheon Myeong
- 2008 Painter of the Wind | SBS / as young Shin Yoon Bok
- 2008 Iljimae | SBS / as young Byun Eun Chae
- 2008 Formidable Rivals | KBS2 / as Yoo Kkot Nim
- 2007 New Heart | MBC / as Yoon Ah (cameo)
- 2007-2008 Belle | KBS / as Jung Da Jung
- 2006-2007 My Beloved Sister | MBC / as Pink / Choi Ga Eul
- 2006 Thank You Life | KBS2 / as Yoon Hyun Ji
- 2006 Princess Hours | MBC / as young Shin Chae Kyeong
Awards and Nominations
|2021||SBS Drama Award||Best Couple Award||Kim Yoo-jung (with Ahn Hyo-seop)|
Lovers of the Red Sky
|2021||SBS Drama Award||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy Drama||Lovers of the Red Sky||Won|
|2020||SBS Drama Award||Best Couple Award||Kim Yoo-jung (with Ji Chang-wook) Backstreet Rookie||Nominated|
|2020||SBS Drama Award||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama||Backstreet Rookie||Won|
|2017||Fashionista Awards||Best Fashionista – Red Carpet Category||Kim Yoo-jung||Nominated|
|2017||Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress- Television||Love in the Moonlight||Won|
|2016||APAN Star Awards||Best New Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Netizen Award, Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Nominated|
|2016||Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards||Top Buzz Star: Female||Kim Yoo-jung||Won|
|2016||Fashionista Awards||Best Fashionista – Beauty Category||Kim Yoo-jung||Nominated|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Love in the Moonlight||Won|
|2016||Asia Artist Award||Best Icon Award, Drama||Love in the Moonlight||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Nominated|
|2016||Style Icon Asia||Awesome Teen Award||Kim Yoo-jung||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award||Kim Yoo-jung (with Park Bo-gum)|
Love in the Moonlight
|2016||Asia Artist Award||Most Popular Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Nominated|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Nominated|
|2015||MBC Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars Award||Angry Mom||Won|
|2015||MBC Drama Awards||Popularity Award, Actress||Angry Mom||Nominated|
|2014||Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||Thread of Lies||Nominated|
|2014||SBS Drama Award||New Star Award||Secret Door||Won|
|2014||Pierson Movie Festival||Trend Choice Best Actress||Kim Yoo-jung||Won|
|2014||KBS Drama Awards||Best Actress in a One-Act/Special Drama||Drama Special: The Dirge Singer||Nominated|
|2012||MBC Drama Awards||Popularity Award||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Nominated|
|2012||Mnet 20’s Choice Award||20’s Upcoming 20’s||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Nominated|
|2012||Herald Donga TV Lifestyle Awards||Style Icon Rookie||Kim Yoo-jung||Won|
|2012||Korea Drama Awards||Best Young Actress||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Nominated|
|2012||Pierson Movie Festival||Best Child Actress||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Nominated|
|2012||APAN Star Awards||Best Young Actress||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Won|
|2012||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress – Television||The Moon Embracing The Sun||Nominated|
|2012||MBC Drama Awards||Best Couple Award||Kim Yoo-jung (with Seo Shin-ae)|
Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actress||Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Won|
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Netizen Award, Actress||Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Nominated|
|2010||MBC Drama Awards||Best Young Actress||Moon Embracing the Sun, May Queen||Won|
|2010||MBC Drama Awards||Best Young Actress||Dong Yi, Flames of Desire||Won|
|2008||SBS Drama Awards||Best Young Actress||Iljimae, Painter of the Wind||Won|
|2006||Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||All for Love||Nominated|
- 2021 One Ordinary Day | Coupang Play / as Joong-han’s new client Cameo
- 2015 Love Cells 2 | Naver TV Cast / as Ne-bi
- 2014 Love Cells | Naver TV Cast / as Ne-bi
|2021||Gungon Project, Changdeokgung ON Moonlight||TBA||Narrator||Two weeks from November 17 ; Gungon Project’ Changdeokgung on Moonlight Tour|
|2019||When That Day Comes||KBS1||Narrator||Factual documentary drama, a special feature of 100th Anniversary of 3.1 Movement (Part 2);Mar 1 – 2|
|2019||100 Years of Spring’ on The Eve of 100th Anniversary of 3.1 Movement||KBS2||Narrator||With Jin-young; Feb 28|
|2016||A Young Girl Wearing a Veil||MBC||Narrator||TV documentary; Feb 22|
|2015||Jin Sil’s Mother II: Hwanhee and Joonhee||MBC||Narrator||TV documentary; Jun 1|
|2014 – 2016||Inkigayo||SBS||Host||Nov 16, 2014 – Apr 3, 2016|
|2014||Seven Tasters||MBC||Cast member||May 30 – Aug 29; Travel-reality show|
|2014||Hometown Theater||KBS1||Narrator||Jul 26; ‘Punggeum of My Heart’|
|2013||New Life for Children||MBC||Narrator||May 3|
|2013||From Daejanggeum to Nagasu (special Daejanggeum 10 years)||MBC||with Choi Jin-hyuk, Kim Sung-joo, and Lee Young-ae – Oct 18|
|2012||New Life for Children||MBC||Narrator|
|2012||Environment Special||KBS1||Narrator||episode 503 – Jun 20|
|2011 – 2012||Just Like That Show 2: Random Expedition||Tooniverse||Host||Children’s variety show|
|2011||Our Greatest Gift||MBC||Narrator||TV documentary|
|2011||I Would Really Like to Be on Television||Channel 1||Children’s audition show; Judge|
|2011||26th Children’s Green Song Contest||KBS1||Narrator||Recording : Apr 23 – Broadcast : May 5|
|2011||Just Like That Show||Tooniverse||Host||Children’s variety show|
|2011||A Happy Day||MBC||Episode ‘Best prospect of 2011, child actor Kim Yoo-jung’|
Kim Yoo-jung has a net worth that is estimated to be $9 million.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Kim Yoo Jung latest drama?
Kim Yoo Jung was confirmed to cast in “20th Century Girl” recently finished filming. The romantic comedy will mark the Netflix debut of beloved Korean actress Kim Yoo Jung in 2022.
What is the real age of Kim Yoo Jung?
Kim Yoo Jung is 22 years old given the fact that she was born on 22 September 1999.
Who is Kim Yoo Jung ideal type?
Kim Young Ho is the Kim Yoo Jung’s ideal type given the fact that she stated in one of her interview that “I like someone who seems strong and tough outside but is warm inside”.
Who is Kim Jung sister?
Kim Yoo Jung sister is, Kim Yeon-jung