Kim Yoo-jung Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kim Yoo-jung Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kim Yoo-jung (born 22 September 1999) is a South Korean actress. At the age of four, she made her modelling debut for a confectionery company. Since her acting debut in 2003, she has become one of Korea's most well-known child actresses, gaining public attention for her roles in the television series Dong Yi (2010), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), May Queen (2012), Golden Rainbow (2013), Secret Door (2014), and Angry Mom (2015). (2015). She also appeared in Commitment (2013), Thread of Lies (2014), and Circle of Atonement (2015). (2015). From November 2014 to April 2016, she hosted the music show Inkigayo.

She made her feature film debut in the historical romance drama Love in the Moonlight (2016), and she has also appeared in the romantic comedy film Because I Love You (2017), the television drama Clean with Passion for Now (2018), Backstreet Rookie (2020), the mystery thriller film The 8th Night (2021), the historical fantasy romance drama Lovers of the Red Sky (2021), and the teen romance film 20th Century Girl (2022).

Kim has been dubbed "Nation's Little Sister" after appearing in several child roles, and "Sageuk fairy" after appearing in several acclaimed historical dramas throughout her career. She was also dubbed "Nation's First Love" and "Global First Love" after her well-received performance in 20th Century Girl. She was the youngest person in the Top 10 of Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2017, ranking eighth at the age of 17.

Kim was born on September 22, 1999, in Seongdong District, Seoul, South Korea, as the youngest of three siblings. Kim Yeon-jung, her older sister, made her acting debut in 2017.

Kim graduated from Goyang High School of Arts in January 2018. Kim decided to focus on her acting career instead of taking the national College Scholastic Ability Test in 2017.

From 2003 to 2011, she worked as a child actress.

Kim made her acting debut at the age of four and quickly rose to become one of Korea's most in-demand child actresses. Kim had already appeared in 13 TV dramas and 15 movies by the time she was in fifth grade.

She won her first acting award as "Best Child Actress" in 2008 for her roles in the action-adventure series Iljimae and the historical drama Painter of the Wind. This was followed by critically acclaimed roles in Dong Yi (2010) and Flames of Desire (2011). (2010). Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho (2010) was Kim's first major role that wasn't as the female protagonist's childhood counterpart.

Rising popularity from 2012 to 2014.

She rose to prominence in 2012 after appearing in the fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun, which reunited Kim with Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho co-star Lee Tae-ri and Iljimae co-star Yeo Jin-goo. Moon surpassed 40% ratings and gained "national drama" status. She was nominated for Best New Actress in the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards for her portrayal of the young protagonist, and she won Best Young Actress in the 1st K-Drama Star Awards and the 2012 MBC Drama Awards. She then had a well-received role in May Queen (2012), as well as supporting roles in the 2013 film Commitment and the family drama Golden Rainbow (2013).

Kim's performance as a teenage bully in Thread of Lies received critical acclaim in 2014, and she was nominated for Best New Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. She was then cast in the horror mystery Room 731, an English-language graduate thesis film by USC filmmaker Kim Young-min, as a traditional funeral singer (or "gok-bi"). Following that, she starred in the period drama Secret Door. Kim also hosted the music show Inkigayo from November 2014 until April 2016.

Transition to leadership roles from 2015 to 2022

She starred in the 2015 television series Angry Mom, which dealt with bullying and school violence. She returned to her role as a cat-turned-woman in Love Cells, a two-season web series adapted from the webtoon of the same name, and played a murderer's daughter in the thriller film Circle of Atonement the following year.

Kim made her adult debut in the youth historical drama Love in the Moonlight in August 2016 as Hong Ra-on, a girl who was raised as a boy and eventually became a eunuch of Crown Prince of Joseon, played by Park Bo-gum. A domestic hit, Moonlight achieved peak audience rating of 23.3% and its popularity was referred to as "Moonlight Syndrome". Kim received the "Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-Length Drama" at the 30th KBS Drama Awards for her performance as Moonlight's cross-dressing heroine.

She co-starred in the romantic comedy film Because I Love You with Cha Tae-hyun in 2017. Kim also had her first overseas fan meeting tour, with Taipei, Taiwan, as the first stop on February 4, 2017, at ATT Show Box.

Kim appeared in the romantic comedy drama Clean with Passion for Now, based on the webtoon of the same name, in 2018. She portrayed a cleaning company employee who is unconcerned about dirtiness.

Backstreet Rookie, based on a webtoon of the same name, cast Kim in the role of a former high school troublemaker who becomes a part-time employee at a convenience store in 2020, alongside Ji Chang-wook. According to the production staff, the actress is attending action school in order to perform her own stunts "Kim Yoo-jung, who plays Jung Saet-byul, has been working hard on fight scenes and wire action. Please be prepared for Kim Yoo-one-of-a-kind jung's transformation."

Kim was chosen as the main host for the 2020 SBS Drama Awards, which will be held on December 31, 2020, alongside Shin Dong-yup. At the same event, Kim received the Excellence Award for Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama for her outstanding performance as Jung Saet-byul in the series Backstreet Rookie.

Kim was cast as the female lead in the historical-fantasy drama Lovers of the Red Sky, based on Jung Eun-novel gwol's of the same name, in December 2020. The drama premiered on SBS TV in August 2021, with Kim playing Hong Chun-gi, the Joseon dynasty's only female painter, alongside Ahn Hyo-seop as Ha Ram, a blind astrologer. After 13 years since Painter of the Wind (2008), in which Kim played the protagonist's childhood counterpart, the series reunited Kim with director Jang Tae-yoo.

Kim played an enigmatic psychic in the mystery thriller Netflix film The 8th Night in 2021. She made a cameo appearance in the final episode of Coupang Play's television series One Ordinary Day in December 2021. Kim hosted the 2021 SBS Drama Awards for the second year in a row with Shin Dong-yup, receiving Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy Drama, and Best Couple Award with Ahn Hyo-seop for the drama Lovers of the Red Sky at the same event.

In the TVING travel entertainment programme Young Actors' Retreat in 2022, Kim reunited with the director and cast members of Love in the Moonlight. In the same year, she starred as Na Bo-ra, a 17-year-old girl, in the Netflix film 20th Century Girl.

Stage debut in 2023

Kim made her stage debut in Kim Dong-play yeon's Shakespeare in Love, adapted from the 1998 film of the same name, in January 2023. She portrayed Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who disguises herself as a man named Thomas Kent in order to become a theatre actress, which was a taboo at the time for women. The play received positive reviews, and both critics and audience members praised Kim's performance.

Private life

Kim announced in February 2018 that she had thyroid gland dysfunction and would be taking a break from acting.

Philanthropy On August 26, 2010, Kim joined the "Kiss of Love" campaign, which sold products produced by the Seoul Social Welfare Community Chest of Korea using celebrities' lip marks, autographs, and caricatures to support low-income families' self-reliance and child education. Kim Yoo-jung and the other 33 Sidus HQ actors took part in a Love Sharing Hanbok Calendar event in December 2010 to showcase the beauty of Korea under the theme of Hanbok; proceeds from sales were donated to Korea Compassion.

On February 2, 2012, Kim and many other actors, opinion leaders, and models took part in a photography exhibition held by Kolon Sport for its 2012 S/S Collection, with the modelling fee being donated to neighbours in need. On April 20, Kim distributed t-shirts designed by popular designer Kathleen Kye as part of Samsung Electronics' smart donation culture while releasing its smart TV on 'Insight Exhibition' to support Hanbit School for the Blind's students in continuing to show their talents, while donated clothes were delivered to neighbours in need. On May 5, Kim and Yeo Jin-goo performed a good deed by donating their voices in the documentary narration of 'New Life to Children'—Sookhyun's Picture Diary, a live broadcast on MBC's special programme for children with rare incurable diseases that airs on Children's Day.

Kim auctioned off an iPhone case during the Infinite Care Campaign Auction for Neighborhood Love, a charity auction event hosted by Gyeonggi Province and Daum's portal site from January 9 to 16, 2013. The auction proceeds will benefit needy neighbours in Gyeonggi Province. Kim's attractive pictorials were revealed on November 23 with the intention of helping those around her through consistent volunteer work by participating in the fashion magazine Elle's signature charity project Share Happiness. It is a special charity collaboration project comprised of Elle's paper donations, photo talent donations from celebrities, and the brand's relief fund. Donations collected under the banner of Share Happiness will be used entirely to assist women and children in need in society.

Kim took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge on August 21, 2014, as part of the US ALS Association's fundraising campaign to develop treatments for "ALS," also known as Lou Gehrig's disease, and to assist patients. Regardless of whether she took an ice bath, she also donated to the ALS Association. On October 8, Kim and other top South Korean stars donated their talents by recording the campaign song "Talk About Love" to encourage citizens to participate and join forces to rescue climate refugees in Tanzania and Malawi, Africa, who are dying as a result of the effects of climate change. Environment TV, an international relief organisation, is co-planning and supervising this project.

It was confirmed on June 1, 2015, that Kim expressed her intention to donate all of her narration fees to Samhyewon, a Child Welfare Center, as she is the voice of Jun-hee for MBC's Human Documentary Love "Jin-sil Eomma II - Hwan-hee and Jun-Adolescence," hee's while in 2014 she also made a precious relationship by donating snacks. Actors Lee Ki-woo, Hong Jong-hyun, and Kim stepped forward in December 2015 to help their neighbours have a warm winter. The three donated 5,600 briquettes and personally delivered them to Baeksa Village in Junggyebon-dong, Nowon-gu. Kim was chosen for the Ice Bucket Challenge on June 7, 2018, but instead of taking an ice water shower for health reasons (hypothyroidism), she donated $2,000,000 to the Ice Bucket Challenge fund and $100,000 to the Lou Gehrig Care Hospital construction fund. Kim attempted to convey her true feelings in a handwritten letter, and she wielded significant influence after the construction of the Lou Gehrig Care Hospital.

Kim donated to the association in April 2019 to assist residents affected by Gangwon Province's first-ever large forest fire. Kim made donations on October 13 at the '2019 Pink Run' Seoul Competition, a running festival to raise breast cancer awareness. The entire participation fee was donated to the Korea Breast Health Foundation to help fund breast cancer patients' surgeries and screenings. Kim became the 229th patron of the Green Noble Club on October 27, according to ChildFund Korea, which is comprised of individuals who have donated at least $100,000,000 (approximately $88,511). Kim, the club's youngest member, has quietly made donations under a different name since her debut, has donated money to help low-income children in need due to COVID-19, and the remainder has been used to fund sick children's medical expenses.

Kim donated 30 million won to the Green Umbrella Children's Foundation on October 1, 2021, to help children at risk of becoming victims of crime. This contribution was made in honour of Kim's birthday. It is a meaningful donation to repay the hearts of fans who send love and support all the time. The donation will be used as an emergency subsidy for living expenses, medical expenses, and housing expenses so that children who are at risk of becoming victims of crime can regain their health and shine brightly.


YearSong TitleNotes
2005"The Most Beautiful Christmas In My Life"with Lee Byung-joon
2014"I Love So Much"Love Cells OST
"We're Happy"Digital single
2016"Together as One"
(with various artists)
Hooxi, The Beginning promotional single
2021"Your Night, Your Star, Your Moon"
Dingo Record


2004Korea Association of Children's adoptive parents Ambassador
2010Cheong Wa Dae Children's newspaper Ambassador
Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) Child Ambassador
2012Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Youth Ambassadorwith Lee Tae-ri
Gyeonggi Anti-Child Abuse Ambassador
2013The 58th Memorial Day Big Tree National Love badgeSouth Korean President Park Geun-hye award
2014Seoul Tourism Ambassadorwith Jang Hyuk
9th Conference of the Korean Volunteer Ambassador
20156th Korea Sharing Festivalwith Oh Ji-ho


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 an advertising model for Domino's Pizza with Kim Soo-hyun, appeared in a washing machine advertisement for Samsung Electronics with Han Ga-in, became the face of a dairy product by Seoul Milk with Yeo Jin-goo and featured in a video game commercial for Nintendo 3DS with Kim So-hyun.

In 2017, Kim became the brand model for South Korean sportswear manufacture FILA and promoted the brand till 2022.In 2018, she became a brand model for cosmetics brand Laneige. In 2021, she was selected as an advertising model for Alcon contact lenses and Torretta – a water/ion supplement drink by Coca-Cola. In January 2022, Kim featured in 7-minute-long commercial video named Dark Farm – an advertising video for Laneige's Radian-C Cream, which recorded 1.45 million views within 10 days of its release. The same year, she became an advertising model for Hana Bank.

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
APAN Star Awards2012Best Young ActressMoon Embracing the SunWon
2016Best New ActressLove in the MoonlightWon
2021Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesBackstreet RookieNominated
Asia Artist Awards2016Most Popular ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
Best Icon Award, DramaWon
Asia Star Awards2022Face of AsiaKim Yoo-jungWon
Baeksang Arts Awards2012Best New Actress – TelevisionMoon Embracing the SunNominated
2017Most Popular Actress (TV)Love in the MoonlightWon
Blue Dragon Film Awards2014Best New ActressThread of LiesNominated
Fashionista Awards2016Best Fashionista – Beauty CategoryKim Yoo-jungNominated
2017Best Fashionista – Red Carpet CategoryNominated
Grand Bell Awards2006Best New ActressAll for LoveNominated
Herald Donga TV Lifestyle Awards2012Style Icon RookieKim Yoo-jungWon
KBS Drama Awards2010Best Young ActressGrudge: The Revolt of GumihoWon
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Seo Shin-ae)
Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho
2014Best Actress in a One-Act/Special DramaDrama Special: The Dirge SingerNominated
2016Top Excellence Award, ActressLove in the MoonlightNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaWon
Best New ActressNominated
Netizen Award, ActressNominated
Best Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Park Bo-gum)
Love in the Moonlight
Korea Drama Awards2012Best Young ActressMoon Embracing the SunNominated
MBC Drama Awards2010Best Young ActressDong YiFlames of DesireWon
2012Moon Embracing the SunMay QueenWon
Popularity AwardMoon Embracing the SunNominated
Best Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Yeo Jin-goo)
Moon Embracing the Sun
2015Popularity Award, ActressAngry MomNominated
Top 10 Stars AwardWon
Mnet 20's Choice Awards201220's Upcoming 20'sMoon Embracing the SunNominated
Pierson Movie Festival2012Best Child ActressWon
2014Trend Choice Best ActressKim Yoo-jungWon
SBS Drama Awards2008Best Young ActressIljimaePainter of the WindWon
2014New Star AwardSecret DoorWon
2020Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance DramaBackstreet RookieWon
Best Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Ji Chang-wook)
Backstreet Rookie
2021Best Couple AwardKim Yoo-jung (with Ahn Hyo-seop)
Lovers of the Red Sky
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy DramaLovers of the Red SkyWon
Style Icon Asia2016Awesome Teen AwardKim Yoo-jungWon
Yahoo! Asia Buzz AwardsTop Buzz Star: FemaleWon


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement

Forbes2017Korea Power Celebrity8th

Kim Yoo-jung Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Husband, Wiki, Family 2023

HeightIn Centimeters: Not known
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Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Kim Yoo-jung.

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The Net Worth of Kim Yoo-jung is $7 Million.

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  1. Where is the birthplace of Kim Yoo-jung?

The birthplace of Kim Yoo-jung is Seoul, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Kim Yoo-jung?

The birthday of Kim Yoo-jung is on 22-Sep-1999.

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