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).

Kim Yoo-jung Profile: age, net worth, tv shows, dramas, relationship

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).

Basic Information

Name:Kim Yoo Jung
Date Of Birth:22 September 1999
Age:22 Years Old
Place Of Birth:Seoul, South Korea
Nationality:South Korean
Zodiac Sign:Virgo
Blood Type:O
Occupation:Actress, Model, Host
Years Active:2003 – Present
Agent:Awesome ENT
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.

Lead roles

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.

Personal Life

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.


YearTitle Remarks
20156th Korea Sharing FestivalWith Oh Ji-ho
20149th Conference of the Korean Volunteer Ambassador
2014Seoul Tourism AmbassadorWith Jang Hyuk
3013The 58th Memorial Day Big Tree National Love badge
2012Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Youth AmbassadorWith Lee Tae-ri
2012Gyeonggi Anti-Child Abuse AmbassadorSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye award
2010Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) Child Ambassador
2010Cheong Wa Dae Children’s newspaper Ambassador
2004Korea 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

YearAward ceremonyCategoryWorkResults
2021SBS Drama AwardBest Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Ahn Hyo-seop)
Lovers of the Red Sky
2021SBS Drama AwardTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy DramaLovers of the Red SkyWon
2020SBS Drama AwardBest Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Ji Chang-wook) Backstreet RookieNominated
2020SBS Drama AwardExcellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance DramaBackstreet RookieWon
2017Fashionista AwardsBest Fashionista – Red Carpet CategoryKim Yoo-jungNominated
2017Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actress- TelevisionLove in the MoonlightWon
2016APAN Star AwardsBest New ActressLove in the MoonlightWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsNetizen Award, ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
2016Yahoo! Asia Buzz AwardsTop Buzz Star: FemaleKim Yoo-jungWon
2016Fashionista AwardsBest Fashionista – Beauty CategoryKim Yoo-jungNominated
2016KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaLove in the MoonlightWon
2016Asia Artist AwardBest Icon Award, DramaLove in the MoonlightWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
2016Style Icon AsiaAwesome Teen AwardKim Yoo-jungWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsBest Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Park Bo-gum)
Love in the Moonlight
2016Asia Artist AwardMost Popular ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
2016KBS Drama AwardsBest New ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
2015MBC Drama AwardsTop 10 Stars AwardAngry MomWon
2015MBC Drama AwardsPopularity Award, ActressAngry MomNominated
2014Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActressThread of LiesNominated
2014SBS Drama Award New Star AwardSecret DoorWon
2014Pierson Movie FestivalTrend Choice Best ActressKim Yoo-jungWon
2014KBS Drama AwardsBest Actress in a One-Act/Special DramaDrama Special: The Dirge SingerNominated
2012MBC Drama AwardsPopularity AwardThe Moon Embracing The SunNominated
2012Mnet 20’s Choice Award20’s Upcoming 20’sThe Moon Embracing The SunNominated
2012Herald Donga TV Lifestyle AwardsStyle Icon RookieKim Yoo-jungWon
2012Korea Drama AwardsBest Young ActressThe Moon Embracing The SunNominated
2012Pierson Movie FestivalBest Child ActressThe Moon Embracing The SunNominated
2012APAN Star AwardsBest Young ActressThe Moon Embracing The SunWon
2012Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actress – TelevisionThe Moon Embracing The SunNominated
2012MBC Drama AwardsBest Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Seo Shin-ae)
Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho
2010KBS Drama AwardsBest Young ActressGrudge: The Revolt of GumihoWon
2010KBS Drama AwardsNetizen Award, ActressGrudge: The Revolt of GumihoNominated
2010MBC Drama AwardsBest Young ActressMoon Embracing the Sun, May QueenWon
2010MBC Drama AwardsBest Young ActressDong Yi, Flames of DesireWon
2008SBS Drama AwardsBest Young ActressIljimae, Painter of the WindWon
2006Grand Bell AwardsBest New ActressAll for LoveNominated

Web Series

  • 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

Television Shows

2021Gungon Project, Changdeokgung ON MoonlightTBANarratorTwo weeks from November 17 ; Gungon Project’ Changdeokgung on Moonlight Tour
2019When That Day ComesKBS1NarratorFactual documentary drama, a special feature of 100th Anniversary of 3.1 Movement (Part 2);Mar 1 – 2
2019100 Years of Spring’ on The Eve of 100th Anniversary of 3.1 MovementKBS2NarratorWith Jin-young; Feb 28
2016A Young Girl Wearing a VeilMBCNarratorTV documentary; Feb 22
2015Jin Sil’s Mother II: Hwanhee and JoonheeMBCNarratorTV documentary; Jun 1
2014 – 2016InkigayoSBSHostNov 16, 2014 – Apr 3, 2016
2014Seven TastersMBCCast memberMay 30 – Aug 29; Travel-reality show
2014Hometown TheaterKBS1NarratorJul 26; ‘Punggeum of My Heart’
2013New Life for ChildrenMBCNarratorMay 3
2013From Daejanggeum to Nagasu (special Daejanggeum 10 years)MBCwith Choi Jin-hyuk, Kim Sung-joo, and Lee Young-ae – Oct 18
2012New Life for ChildrenMBCNarrator
2012Environment SpecialKBS1Narratorepisode 503 – Jun 20
2011 – 2012Just Like That Show 2: Random ExpeditionTooniverseHostChildren’s variety show
2011Our Greatest GiftMBCNarratorTV documentary
2011I Would Really Like to Be on TelevisionChannel 1Children’s audition show; Judge
201126th Children’s Green Song ContestKBS1NarratorRecording : Apr 23 – Broadcast : May 5
2011Just Like That ShowTooniverseHostChildren’s variety show
2011A Happy DayMBCEpisode ‘Best prospect of 2011, child actor Kim Yoo-jung’

Net Worth

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

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