Jung So-min

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Jung So-min
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Jung on the cover of the Marie Claire magazine in 2016
Kim Yoon-ji

(1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 30)
EducationKorea National University of Arts
Years active2009–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJeong So-min
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Somin
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Yun-ji
McCune–ReischauerKim Yunji

Jung So-min (born Kim Yoon-ji on March 16, 1989) is a South Korean actress.


Jung at the press conference of SBS's Bad Guy (TV series)

Jung first attracted attention when she made her acting debut in 2010 with a supporting role in the television series Bad Guy.[2][3] This led to a leading role in her next project Playful Kiss, the Korean adaptation of the popular manga Itazura na Kiss.[4] Though it received low ratings in Korea, the romantic comedy was popular overseas, further raising Jung's profile.[5]

Jung then took a short break in 2011 to concentrate on her studies at the Korea National University of Arts.[6] In 2012 she returned to the small screen as part of the ensemble cast of the sitcom Standby.[7] Later that year, she played a more mature role opposite Sung Joon in the cable series Can We Get Married?.[8][9]

Jung left her talent agency Bloom Entertainment in 2013, and joined SM Culture & Contents.[10] She then appeared in Came to Me and Became a Star, on single-episode anthology Drama Special.[11]

In 2014, Jung played a self-centered heiress who falls for the protagonist (played by Kang Ji-hwan) in Big Man.[12][13] This was followed in 2015 by a supporting role in coming-of-age film Twenty,[14] and leading roles in horror-romance film Alice: Boy from Wonderland and disaster/medical drama D-Day.[15][16]

In December 2016, she starred as the female lead in The Sound of Your Heart opposite Lee Kwang-soo.[17] The web drama was a success in China and gained more than 100 million views on Sohu.[18]

In 2017, Jung starred in KBS' weekend family drama My Father is Strange.[19] The same year, she starred in the body-swap comedy Daddy You, Daughter Me opposite veteran actor Yoon Je-moon.[20]

Jung left SM Culture & Contents in June 2017 and signed with new management agency Jellyfish Entertainment.[21][22] In August, Jung confirmed her appearance in tvN's romantic comedy series Because This Is My First Life alongside Lee Min-ki.[23][24]

In 2018, Jung was cast in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes adaptation of the 2002 Japanese television series Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi.[25][26] The same year she was cast in the historical comedy flick Gibang Bachelor.[27][28]

Personal life[edit]

In January 2018, it was confirmed by their respective agencies that Jung and her My Father is Strange co-star Lee Joon have been dating since October 2017.[29]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Worst Friends Mang Short film[30]
2015 Twenty So-min
Alice: Boy from Wonderland Hye-jung
2017 Daddy You, Daughter Me Won Do-yeon
2018 Golden Slumber Yoo-mi Special appearance[31]
2019 Gibang Bachelor Hae-won

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2010 Bad Guy Hong Mo-ne SBS
Playful Kiss Oh Ha-ni MBC
2012 Standby Jung So-min
Can We Get Married? Jung Hye-yoon JTBC
2013 Came to Me and Became a Star Ha-jin KBS2 Drama Special
2014 Miss Korea Gas station attendant MBC Cameo (ep.20)[32]
Big Man Kang Jin-ah KBS2
2015 D-Day Jung Ddol-mi JTBC
2016 Red Teacher Jang Soon-deok KBS2 Drama Special[33]
The Sound of Your Heart Choi Sang-bong / Ae-bong
2017 My Father is Strange Byun Mi-young
Because This Is My First Life Yoon Ji-ho tvN
2018 What's Wrong with Secretary Kim young Mi-so's mother Cameo[34]
The Smile Has Left Your Eyes Yoo Jin-kang

Radio program[edit]

Year Title Station Notes
2018–present Jung So-min's Young Street SBS Power FM DJ[35]



Year Song Title Album Notes
2017 "Because You're Here" Because This Is My First Life OST [36]
2018 "Star" The Smile Has Left Your Eyes OST with Seo In-guk

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 2nd Korea Jewelry Awards Topaz Award N/A Won [37]
18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best New Actress for TV Bad Guy Won [38]
29th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Playful Kiss Nominated
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star Award N/A Won [39]
2012 12th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Comedy / Sitcom Standby Won [40]
2016 15th KBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple with Lee Kwang-soo The Sound of Your Heart Won [41]
30th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama Special – Red Teacher Nominated
2017 1st The Seoul Awards Best Supporting Actress – Drama My Father is Strange Nominated
31st KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
Netizen Award – Female Nominated


  1. ^ '이번생은' PD "이민기 평소에도 세희스러워" [일문일답]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (22 June 2010). "My Name Is: Jung So-min". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ "Rookie actress Jung grips TV audience". The Korea Times. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "Will Naughty Kiss create magic?". The Korea Times. 30 August 2010.
  5. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (27 August 2010). "TV series Naughty Kiss press conference - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ "정소민 "한예종 수석 입학…주위 시선 부담"". The Donga Ilbo (in Korean). 10 April 2012.
  7. ^ Hong, Lucia (6 March 2012). "Jung So-min cast in her 1st sitcom". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ 정소민 "베드신 함께본 부모님, 점점 말이 없어지셨죠"(인터뷰) [Jung So-min: "Watching my bed scene with my parents was awkward"]. Newsen (in Korean). 26 December 2012. Retrieved 2013-01-02.
  9. ^ "Sung Joon, Jung So-min's TV Series Airs in Japan". 10Asia. 26 September 2013.
  10. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (12 August 2013). "Jung So Min Heads On Over to SM C&C". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  11. ^ "'나에게로' 김지석·정소민, 현실밀착 사랑이야기 보여준다". Osen (in Korean). 31 October 2013.
  12. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (20 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Chase After Kang Ji Hwan on Big Man". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  13. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (21 February 2014). "Big Man main stars confirmed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-21.
  14. ^ "'Twenty Years Old' Finalizes Casting with Jung So Min, Lee Yubi, Jung Joo Yeon and Min Hyo Rin". enewsWorld. 7 August 2014. Archived from the original on 14 August 2017.
  15. ^ An, So-hyoun (22 May 2014). "Jung So Min Cast as Lead Actress in Horror Romance Film Alice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
  16. ^ Lee, Ji-young (2 October 2015). "D-Day actress values preparation". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-11.
  17. ^ "[스타톡톡] '마음의소리' 정소민, 데뷔 이후 가장 큰 변신 어떨까". Osen (in Korean). 22 March 2017.
  18. ^ "'Sound of Your Heart' hits 100 mln views in China". Kpop Herald. 16 December 2016.
  19. ^ "Jung So Min Joins 'Father Is Strange'". BNT News. 17 December 2016.
  20. ^ "After switching bodies, a new understanding". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 April 2017.
  21. ^ Yoon, Hyo-jung (28 June 2017). "정소민, SM→젤리피쉬 이적.. 성시경·강지환 한솥밥". News 1 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-28.
  22. ^ Park, Jung-sun (3 August 2017). "[단독] 정소민, 젤리피쉬 이적 확정..어제 계약 체결" [[Exclusive] Jinsong, Jellyfish transfer confirmed .. Yesterday signed a contract]. Daily Sports (in Korean).
  23. ^ Bae Seung-hoon (4 August 2017). "Jung So-min, Lee Min-ki join tvN fall drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
  24. ^ "Jung So-min Learns How to Enjoy Life as an Actress". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 December 2017.
  25. ^ Im Eun-byel (11 June 2018). "Jung So-min to star in remake of hit Japanese series". Kpop Herald. Herald Corporation. Retrieved 2018-06-11.
  26. ^ "Jung So-min to Star in Remake of Hit Japanese Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 June 2018.
  27. ^ "Jung So-min, Lee Jun-ho join film". Korea JoongAng Daily. 14 December 2018.
  28. ^ "LEE Jun-ho and JEONG So-min Team Up for GIBANG BACHELOR". Korean Film Biz Zone. 14 January 2019.
  29. ^ "Lee Joon, Jung So-min confirmed to be dating". Kpop Herald. 1 January 2018.
  30. ^ "김수현 단편영화 '최악의 친구들' 정소민과 인연 '옴므파탈 전하'". TV Report (in Korean). 7 March 2012.
  31. ^ "[단독] 정소민 '골든슬럼버' 특별출연…강동원과 호흡". TV Report (in Korean). 6 November 2017.
  32. ^ Kwon, Soo-bin (25 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Make Cameo Appearance as Next Miss Korea". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
  33. ^ "KBS 측 "이동휘-정소민, 단막극 '빨간 선생님' 출연 확정"". MBN (in Korean). 27 June 2016.
  34. ^ "'김비서' 측 "이민기-정소민 카메오 촬영 완료" 박준화PD와 의리(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). 29 June 2018.
  35. ^ "'영스트리트' 정소민, 라디오 DJ도 합격점…"新 고막여친 쏨디"". xportsnews.com (in Korean). 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
  36. ^ "tvN '이번 생은 처음이라' OST 발매…정소민 가창곡 포함" (in Korean). 27 November 2017.
  37. ^ "제 2회 2010 코리아 주얼리 어워드 성황리에 마쳐". Hankyung (in Korean). 23 November 2010.
  38. ^ "'제빵왕 김탁구', 대한민국 문화연예대상 방송부문 7관왕 '시청률 1위의 위엄'". TV Daily (in Korean). 15 December 2010.
  39. ^ "Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards". Hancinema. KBS World. 23 January 2011.
  40. ^ "정소민-유미선, MBC 방송연예대상 코미디 시트콤 부문 여자신인상". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 29 December 2012.
  41. ^ "[KBS 연예대상] '마음의 소리' 이광수·정소민 베스트 커플상 수상 "제가 KBS에서 상을 받을 줄이야"". Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). 24 December 2016.

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