Jung Hae-in

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Jung Hae-in
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Jung Hae-in in 2019
Born (1988-04-01) April 1, 1988 (age 33)
EducationPyeongtaek University
OccupationActor, Model
Years active2013–present
AgentFNC Entertainment
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong Hae-in
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Hae-in

Jung Hae-in (born April 1, 1988) is a South Korean actor. He first made an appearance in AOA Black's music video for "Moya" in 2013 and officially debuted through the TV series Bride of the Century the next year. He gained recognition for his supporting roles in 2017 television series While You Were Sleeping and Prison Playbook.[2] Jung had his first starring role in the 2018 drama Something in the Rain.



Jung Hae-in's first acting experience was through a musical in college, however his determination to become an actor was established when he was in the military service and he lost 12 kilograms in order to achieve his dream. He debuted at the age of twenty-six.[3]

Jung officially debuted in 2014 through the TV series Bride of the Century and then appeared in the indie film The Youth.[4][5] The same year, he was cast in the historical series The Three Musketeers. He then appeared in small roles and made several cameo appearances for various TV series and films from 2014 to 2016. One of his memorable appearances was in Guardian: The Lonely and Great God as Kim Go-eun's first love.[6][7]

2017–present: Rise in popularity and lead roles[edit]

In 2017, Jung gained popularity with his performance in fantasy romance series While You Were Sleeping.[8] During its airing, he ranked as the Number 1 searched term on Korean portal site Naver.[9] Two of his historical movies, The King's Case Note and Conspiracy: Age of Rebellion, were released in the same year.[10][11] He was next cast in the black comedy series Prison Playbook,[12][13] where he received praise for his performance as an imprisoned Army captain convicted of assaulting a soldier in his unit who later died.[14][15]

In 2018, Jung appeared in another historical film Heung-boo: The Revolutionist where he played the character of King Heonjong.[16] He landed his first leading role in the romance drama Something in the Rain alongside Son Ye-jin.[17][18] Following the airing of the drama, Jung experienced a rise in popularity in Asia.[19][20] Later that year, Jung was cast in the period romance film Tune in for Love alongside Kim Go-eun.[21][22]

In 2019, Jung starred in the youth film Start-Up as a school drop out who ends up in a gang.[23] The same year he was cast in the romance drama One Spring Night alongside Han Ji-min, helmed by the director and writer of Something in the Rain.[24][25][26]

In 2020, Jung starred in romance drama A Piece of Your Mind alongside Chae Soo-bin.[27] At the same year, he joined on JTBC drama Snowdrop alongside Kim Ji-soo, which helmed by Sky Castle writer and producer.[28]

Personal life[edit]

Family and graduation degree[edit]

Jung Hae-in's third great-grandfather is Jeong Yakyong, a great thinker of the later Joseon period.[29] He graduated with a degree in Broadcasting Entertainment Department at Pyeongtaek University, where he participated in various activities including musical plays.[30][31]

Military enlistment[edit]

He enlisted in the military when he was twenty-one years old. He signed a contract with his agency after graduating from military and college.[32][33]


Jung maintains close friendship with Lee Jong-suk and Shin Jae-ha who were his co-stars from While You Were Sleeping.[34][35]

Public relations[edit]

Fan meetings[edit]

Jung held his first fan meeting in Seoul on July 28, 2018 at Kyunghee University Hall of Peace, followed by fan meetings in Taipei, Bangkok, Hong Kong and Manila.[36][37]



Year English title Korean title Role Notes Ref.
The Youth 레디액션 청춘 Park Man-jae Segment: Wonderwall [5]
Salut D'Amour 장수상회 young Kim Sung-chil [38]
The Moon of Seoul 서울의 달 Ji Pyung Short film [39]
The King's Case Note 임금님의 사건수첩 Heuk-woon [10]
Conspiracy: Age of Rebellion [ko] 역모: 반란의 시대 Kim Ho [11]
Heung-boo: The Revolutionist 흥부 King Heonjong [16]
Tune in for Love 음악앨범 Cha Hyun-woo [21]
Start-Up 시동 Woo Sang-pil [40]
P1H: The Beginning of a New World 피원에이치: 새로운 세계의 시작 Han Special appearance [41]

Television series[edit]

Year English title Korean title Role Network Ref.
Bride of the Century 백년의 신부 Choi Kang-in TV Chosun [42]
The Three Musketeers 삼총사 Ahn Min-seo tvN [6]
Blood 블러드 Joo Hyun-woo KBS2 [43]
Reply 1988 응답하라 1988 Bo-young (Cameo, Ep. 13) tvN [44]
Yeah, That's The Way It Is [ko] 그래, 그런거야 Yoo Se-joon SBS [45]
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God 쓸쓸하고 찬란하神 – 도깨비 Choi Tae-hee (Cameo, Ep. 7–8) tvN [7]
Night Light 불야성 Tak MBC [46]
While You Were Sleeping 당신이 잠든 사이에 Han Woo-tak SBS [8]
Prison Playbook 슬기로운 감빵생활 Captain Yoo tvN [12]
Something in the Rain 밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나 Seo Joon-hee JTBC [17]
One Spring Night 봄밤 Yoo Ji-ho MBC [47]
A Piece of Your Mind 반의 반 Moon Ha-won tvN [48]
Snowdrop 설강화 Im Soo-ho JTBC [49]
TBA D.P. D.P. Ahn Jun-ho Netflix [50]

Variety show[edit]

Year English title Korean title Role Network Ref.
Jung Hae-in's Travel Log [ko] 정해인의 걸어보고서 Himself KBS2 [51][52]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 24th SBS Drama Awards New Star Award That's The Way It Is Won [53]
2017 25th SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday–Thursday Drama While You Were Sleeping Nominated
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV) Prison Playbook Won [54]
6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Something in the Rain Won [55]
K-Star Award Won
2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) Nominated [56]
Popularity Award (Drama) Won [57]
Hallyu Artist Award Won [58]
3rd Asia Artist Awards Artist of the Year N/A Won [59]
Asia Talent Won
Best Emotive Won
2019 4th Asia Artist Awards Best Icon N/A Won [60]
AAA Potential (Actor) N/A Won
10th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism's Commendation N/A Won [61]
19th MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) One Spring Night Nominated [62][63]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Won
2019 London East Asia Film Festival Popularity Award Tune in for Love Won [64]
40th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor Nominated
Cine 21 Awards Best New Actor Won
2020 56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) Nominated
56th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actor Won [65]
25th Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated
29th Buil Film Awards Nominated


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