Nam Joo-hyuk Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Nam Joo-hyuk Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Nam Joo-hyuk (Korean: ; born February 22, 1994) is a model and actor from South Korea. He began his career as a model, appearing in several music videos before making his screen debut with The Idle Mermaid in 2014. He first gained attention for his role in the television series Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), and he has since become well-known for his leading roles in Weightlifting Fairy. Kim Bok-joo (2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017), The Light in Your Eyes (2019), The School Nurse Files (2020), Start Up (2020), and Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022) are some of the films he has directed.

Nam was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 list in 2021 as a result of his successful acting and modelling career.

Early years

Nam Joo-hyuk was born in Busan, South Korea, on February 22, 1994. Nam dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player during his studies at Gyeongnam Middle School, so he played on the basketball team for three years. However, after suffering an injury and later undergoing surgery, his basketball days were cut short.

After relocating to Seoul, he won the K-Plus-sponsored Top Model competition. Nam soon signed an exclusive contract with the modelling agency.

YGKPlus and music video appearances in 2013-2014

Nam made her modelling debut in 2013 for the SONGZIO Homme 2014 S/S collection.

In 2014, he appeared in fellow YG Entertainment artist Akdong Musician's music videos 200% and Give Love. Soon after, he made his acting debut in the tvN drama The Idle Mermaid as a supporting role.

2015-2018: Increasing popularity and debut on the big screen

Nam landed his first major role in KBS's coming-of-age teen drama Who Are You: School 2015, in which he played Han Yi-an, a high school student who faces growing pains such as a crush on a classmate and injuries that jeopardise his swimming career. With his appearance in the series, he gained attention and went on to win several awards, including Best New Actor at the 4th APAN Star Awards and Popularity Award at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards.

In 2016, he appeared in the college romance series Cheese in the Trap and the historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo as a supporting actor. Nam joined the cast of the variety show Three Meals a Day the following year. He then co-starred in the youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo with Lee Sung-kyung, portraying Jung Joon-hyung, a talented yet playful swimmer. Nam's performance in the series received positive feedback and helped him gain wider recognition.

In 2017, he starred in tvN's fantasy romance series The Bride of Habaek alongside Shin Se-kyung as a narcissistic Water God seeking his rightful throne. Then, in 2018, Nam made his big screen debut in the historical film The Great Battle. Nam's performance was praised, with The Korea Herald's Yoon Mi-sik writing that he "delivers a rock-solid portrayal of a wavering youth who is unsure of what is right or wrong." His performance in the film earned him the title of Best New Actor at the prestigious Blue Dragon Awards.

2019–present: Transition to more senior positions

Nam received positive feedback for his performance in the fantasy romance drama The Light In Your Eyes, which he co-starred in with Han Ji-min and Kim Hye-ja in 2019.

Nam appeared in the Netflix supernatural crime drama The School Nurse Files and the tvN romance series Start-Up in 2020. Nam also appeared in the romance film Josée, a remake of the 2003 Japanese film Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, the same year. Nam reunites with The Light In Your Eyes co-star Han Ji-min in the film. Nam was named to Forbes' 30 Under 30 Asia list in the "Entertainment & Sports" category in 2021, thanks to the success of The School Nurse Files and Start-Up.

Nam then co-directed the tvN drama Twenty-Five Twenty-One with Kim Tae-ri. The series, which tells the story of a man and a woman who met during the 1998 IMF crisis, premiered in February 2022. He received positive feedback for his portrayal of the character Baek Yi-jin, with Korean media outlet OSEN referring to Nam as the "symbol of youth" as they praised his acting abilities, resulting in what is known as the "Joohyuk's Pain" syndrome. Kim Bo-ra, a writer, described him as having a "solid physique, warm-hearted visuals, and deep sensibility" that made him "look like a character in a teen comic." "[Nam's] affectionate warm voice and clear gaze make viewers' hearts flutter and fall for Baek Yi-jin," Kim continues.

Nam appeared in the film Remember, which opened in theatres on October 26, 2022. He portrayed a young man who assists an Alzheimer's patient in exacting revenge. His performance was described as "showing sympathy that transcends generations in a way that only [Nam] can."
Nam will play a leading role in the upcoming drama Vigilante, which is based on Kim Gyu-Naver san's webtoon of the same name. He'll play a police college student who moonlights as the titular vigilante.

Other pursuits


Nam was signed as the clothing brand's new model in November 2017 and became one of its brand ambassadors. Nam was officially announced as the brand ambassador of Dior Men in Asia on April 17, 2019.


On April 6, 2019, it was reported that Nam had donated approximately 30 million won to the Hope Bridge Association of National Disaster Relief for victims of the Gangwon Province wildfire in South Korea. He donated 50 million won to the Daegu Social Welfare Community Chest in February 2020 to be used for quarantine supplies and medical support to prevent COVID-19.

Public perception

On June 20, 2022, a netizen claimed that he was a former bully victim and that Nam Joo-hyuk was the perpetrator of his bullying during his six years in middle and high school, claiming that Nam was part of a group of bullies who harassed him. Nam's management company denied the allegations, saying they were false, and that they would file criminal charges against the netizen. On June 28, another person accused Nam of bullying at school, which his management denied once more. On July 5, the Korean news outlet Dispatch published an article in which 20 people, including two high school teachers and 18 of Nam's classmates, defended him against the allegations.

Private life

Service in the military

Nam was reported to be enlisting in the military in December 2022 on October 17, 2022. Nam was scheduled to serve in the mandatory military service in December, according to the agency, but he has yet to receive an official summons.

Nam will join the Capital Defense Command Military Police Group as a military police officer riot squad on March 20, 2023, it was announced on January 31, 2023.



2018The Great BattleSa-mool
2020JoséeLee Young-seok
2022RememberPark In-gyu

Television series

2014The Idle MermaidPark Dae-bak
2015Who Are You: School 2015Han Yi-an
Glamorous TemptationJin Hyung-woo (young)
2016Cheese in the TrapKwon Eun-taek
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo13th Prince Baek-ah
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-jooJung Joon-hyung
2017The Bride of HabaekHabaek
2019The Light in Your EyesLee Joon-ha
2020Start-UpNam Do-san
2022Twenty-Five Twenty-OneBaek Yi-jin

Web series

2020The School Nurse FilesHong In-pyo
TBAVigilanteKim Ji-yong

Television show

2014–2015Off to SchoolCast member
2016Celebrity Bromancewith Ji Soo
Three Meals a Day: Gochang Villagewith Yoo Hae-jinCha Seung-won and Son Ho-jun
My Ear's Candy
2019Coffee Friends
2021Unexpected Business

Web shows

2014Nam TVCast Member

Music video appearances

YearSong TitleArtist
2014"200%"Akdong Musician
"Give Love"
2015"Chocolate"Kangnam feat. San E
2018"When It Snows"1415 (Musical Duo)


Soundtrack appearances

List of soundtrack appearances with selected chart position, showing year released and album name

TitleYearPeak chart positionAlbum
Kim Tae-riKim Ji-yeonChoi Hyun-wook and Lee Joo-myung)
20224054Twenty-Five Twenty-One OST

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 Awards2015Best New ActorWho Are You: School 2015Won
Art Awards2020Mommeumme AwardNam Joo-hyukWon
Baeksang Arts Awards2019Best New Actor – FilmThe Great BattleNominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards2018Best New ActorWon
Buil Film Awards2019Best New ActorNominated
Popular Star AwardNominated
CFDK Awards2014Fashion Model of the Year Awards, Male Model CategoryNam Joo-hyukWon
Chunsa Film Art Awards2019Best New ActorThe Great BattleNominated
Director's Cut Awards2022Best New Actor - FilmJoséeNominated
Drama Fever Awards2017Rising Star AwardCheese in the TrapWon
InStyle Star Icon2016Style IconNam Joo-hyukWon
KBS Drama Awards2015Best New ActorWho Are You: School 2015Nominated
Popularity Award, ActorWon
Best Couple Award (with Kim So-hyun)Nominated
KOFRA Film Awards2019Best New ActorThe Great BattleWon
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards2018Won
Korea Drama Awards2015Who Are You: School 2015Nominated
2017Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-jooNominated
KoreanUpdates Awards2015Best Couple Award (with Kim So-hyun)Who Are You: School 2015Nominated
BIFF Marie Claire Asia Star Awards2018Rising Star AwardThe Great BattleWon
MBC Drama Awards2016Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesWeightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-jooNominated
Best New ActorWon
Best Couple Award (with Lee Sung-kyung)Nominated
Prêmio Anual K4US2022Actor of the YearTwenty-Five Twenty-OneNominated
Soompi Awards2016Breakout ActorWho Are You: School 2015Won
Best Bromance (with Yook Sung-jae)Nominated
2017Best Kiss Award (with Shin Se-kyung)The Bride of HabaekNominated
Best Couple Award (with Shin Se-kyung)Nominated
Seoul International Drama Awards2021Outstanding Korean ActorStart-UpNominated
The Seoul Awards2018Best New Actor (Film)The Great BattleWon


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

Forbes2020Asia's 100 Digital StarsPlaced
202130 Under 30 AsiaPlaced

Nam Joo-hyuk Biography

NameNam Joo-hyuk
Date of Birth22-Feb-1994
Age in 202329
Birth PlaceBusan
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.88 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionTV Actor
HeightIn Centimeters: 188 cm.
In Meters: 1.88 m.
In Feet Inches: 6'2"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Nam Joo-hyuk.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Nam Joo-hyuk?

The Net Worth of Nam Joo-hyuk is $1.5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Nam Joo-hyuk?

The height of Nam Joo-hyuk is 1.88.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Nam Joo-hyuk?

The birthplace of Nam Joo-hyuk is Busan

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Nam Joo-hyuk?

The birthday of Nam Joo-hyuk is on 22-Feb-1994.

  1. Is Nam Joo-hyuk Married?

The marital status of Nam Joo-hyuk is: Yet to update.

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