September 22, 1999 |
|Other names||Kim You-jung|
|Education||Daehwa Elementary School
Daesong Middle School
|Revised Romanization||Gim Yu-jeong|
Kim Yoo-jung (born September 22, 1999) is a South Korean actress. After her acting debut, she became one of the best known child actresses in Korea. She is now transitioning into teen roles and is best known for Dong Yi, Moon Embracing the Sun, and May Queen.
Kim Yoo-jung was born in Seoul, South Korea on September 22, 1999. She was discovered at 5 years old in a contest that her older sister joined; she won the Most Popular Award even though she was not one of the contestants. She made her entertainment debut in a TV commercial for a local biscuit brand in 2003, then began acting in the 2004 film DMZ. She continued to appear on the big screen in films such as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, All for Love, The Chaser, and Haeundae, and in 2006, Kim also began acting on television.
Kim quickly became one of the most in-demand child actresses in Korea. By the time she was a fifth grader in elementary school, Kim had appeared in 13 TV dramas and 15 movies. In 2008, she received her first acting award as Best Child Actress for action-adventure series Iljimae. This was followed by positively received performances in Dong Yi and Flames of Desire. Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho was particularly notable for Kim, since it was the first time she played a major role who wasn't the childhood counterpart (or younger version) of the female protagonist.
Her popularity increased in 2012 when she starred in the fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun, which reunited Kim with Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho costar Lee Min-ho and Iljimae costar Yeo Jin-goo. Moon surpassed 40% ratings and gained "national drama" status. She then gave another well-received turn in May Queen. This was followed by a supporting role in 2013 film Commitment (headlined by Big Bang's T.O.P), and family drama Golden Rainbow.
In 2014, Kim's performance as a teenage bully in Elegant Lies drew critical acclaim. She then played a traditional funeral singer (or "gok-bi") in the single-episode Drama Special anthology. Kim has been cast in horror mystery Room 731, an English-language graduate thesis film by USC filmmaker Youngmin Kim.
|2006||Thank You Life||Yoon Hyun-ji||
|My Beloved Sister||
|2007||Evasive Inquiry Agency
a.k.a. Four Gold Chasers
|2008||Formidable Rivals||Yoo Kkot-nim, Kwang-pil's daughter||
|Painter of the Wind||young Shin Yun-bok||
|2009||Cain and Abel||young Seo-yeon||
|Queen Seondeok||10-year-old Princess Cheonmyeong||
|Tamra, the Island||Jang Beo-seol, Beo-jin's younger sister||
|2010||Dong Yi||young Dong Yi||
|Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Yeon-yi||
|Road No. 1||young Soo-yeon||
|Flames of Desire||young Na-young / young Soo-bin||
|Pure Pumpkin Flower||young Soon-jung||
|2011||Just Like That Show||Herself||Tooniverse||children's variety show|
|2012||Moon Embracing the Sun||young Heo Yeon-woo||
|May Queen||young Chun Hae-joo||
|2013||Golden Rainbow||young Kim Baek-won||
|2005||Sympathy for Lady Vengeance||Jae-kyung|
|All for Love||Kim Jin-ah|
|Lump Sugar||young Shi-eun|
|2007||Hwang Jin Yi||young Hwang Jini|
|Rainbow Eyes||Hye-seo's daughter|
|2008||The Chaser||Eun-ji, Min-ji's daughter|
|Possessed||Ji-eun, Tae-hwan's daughter||cameo|
|2012||The Nutcracker in 3D||Mary (voice)||Korean dubbing|
|2013||Commitment||Ri Hye-in, Myung-hoon's younger sister|
|Room 731||Wei||graduate thesis film|
Awards and nominations
|2008||SBS Drama Awards||Best Child Actress||Iljimae, Painter of the Wind||Won|
|2010||MBC Drama Awards||Dong Yi, Flames of Desire||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Won|
|2012||48th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Moon Embracing the Sun||Nominated|
|6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Upcoming 20's||N/A||Nominated|
|4th Pierson Movie Festival||Best Child Actress||Moon Embracing the Sun||Won|
|1st K-Drama Star Awards||Best Child Actress||May Queen, Moon Embracing the Sun||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best Child Actress||Won|
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- Hong, Grace Danbi (25 June 2012). "Kim Yoo Jung and Han Ye Ri to Become T.O.P's Ladies in The Alumni". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
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