Jung on the cover of the Marie Claire magazine in 2016
March 16, 1989
|Education||Korea National University of Arts|
|Revised Romanization||Jeong So-min|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Yun-ji|
Jung So-min (born Kim Yoon-ji on March 16, 1989) is a South Korean actress and model.
Jung first attracted attention when she made her acting debut in 2010 with a supporting role in the television series Bad Guy. This led to a leading role in her next project Playful Kiss, the Korean adaptation of the popular manga Itazura na Kiss. Though it received low ratings in Korea, the romantic comedy was popular overseas, further raising Jung's profile.
Jung then took a short break in 2011 to concentrate on her studies at the Korea National University of Arts. In 2012, she returned to the small screen as part of the ensemble cast of the sitcom Standby. Later that year, she played a more mature role opposite Sung Joon in the cable series Can We Get Married?.
In 2014, Jung played a self-centered heiress who falls for the protagonist (played by Kang Ji-hwan) in Big Man. This was followed in 2015 by a supporting role in coming-of-age film Twenty, and leading roles in horror-romance film Alice: Boy from Wonderland and disaster-medical drama D-Day.
Jung starred in a Drama Special The Red Teacher in 2016. She is then casted as the female lead in The Sound of Your Heart opposite Lee Kwang-soo December of the same year. The web drama was a success in China and gained more than 100 million views on Sohu.
In 2017, Jung was cast in KBS weekend family drama My Father is Strange. She also starred in the body-swap comedy Daddy You, Daughter Me opposite veteran actor Yoon Je-moon. She then left SM Culture & Contents in June and signed with new management agency Jellyfish Entertainment. In August, she confirmed her appearance in tvN's romantic comedy series Because This Is My First Life alongside Lee Min-ki. She also released an OST "Because You're Here" for the drama.
Jung was chosen to play the lead role in The Smile Has Left Your Eyes in 2018. This is an adaptation of the 2002 Japanese television series Sora Kara Furu Ichioku no Hoshi where she also recorded an OST "Star" with his co-star, Seo In-guk. The same year, she was cast in the historical comedy flick Homme Fatale. She wrapped up 2018 with her first radio show Jung So Min’s Young Street on SBS Power FM achieving her dream to become a radio DJ someday.
Jung left Jellyfish Entertainment in August 2019 and signed with another management company Blossom Entertainment. She then became a cast member in a healing variety program Little Forest,  which is designed as a home kids garden development project for children. In December, she stepped down from her DJ post in Jung So Min’s Young Street.
|2009||Worst Friends||Mang||Short film|
|Alice: Boy from Wonderland||Hye-jung|
|2017||Daddy You, Daughter Me||Won Do-yeon|
|2018||Golden Slumber||Yoo-mi||Special appearance|
|2010||Bad Guy||Hong Mo-ne||SBS|
|Playful Kiss||Oh Ha-ni||MBC|
|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)|
|Big Man||Kang Jin-ah||KBS2|
|2016||The Red Teacher||Jang Soon-deok||KBS2||Drama Special|
|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||Mi-so's mother (young)||cameo (Ep. 10)|
|The Smile Has Left Your Eyes||Yoo Jin-kang|
|2019||Abyss||Female Alien "Grim Reaper"||tvN||cameo (Ep. 1)|
|Be Melodramatic||Seon-joo||JTBC||cameo (Ep. 16)|
|2020||Soul Mechanic||Han Woo-joo||KBS2|
|2018–2019||Jung So-min's Young Street||SBS Power FM||DJ|
|2019||Little Forest||SBS||Cast Member|||
|2017||"Because You're Here"||Because This Is My First Life OST|||
|2018||"Star"||The Smile Has Left Your Eyes OST||with Seo In-guk|
Awards and nominations
|2010||2nd Korea Jewelry Awards||Topaz Award||N/A||Won|||
|18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress for TV||Bad Guy||Won|||
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Playful Kiss||Nominated|
|2011||6th Asia Model Festival Awards||New Star Award||N/A||Won|||
|2012||12th MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Newcomer in a Comedy / Sitcom||Standby||Won|||
|2016||KBS Entertainment Awards||Best Couple Award with Lee Kwang-soo||The Sound of Your Heart||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Best 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|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|Netizen Award, Actress||Nominated|
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- 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.
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- "'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.
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- "[스타톡톡] '마음의소리' 정소민, 데뷔 이후 가장 큰 변신 어떨까". Osen (in Korean). 22 March 2017.
- "'Sound of Your Heart' hits 100 mln views in China". Kpop Herald. 16 December 2016.
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- "After switching bodies, a new understanding". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 April 2017.
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- 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).
- Bae Seung-hoon (4 August 2017). "Jung So-min, Lee Min-ki join tvN fall drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-08-04.
- "Jung So-min Learns How to Enjoy Life as an Actress". The Chosun Ilbo. 23 December 2017.
- "tvN '이번 생은 처음이라' OST 발매…정소민 가창곡 포함" (in Korean). 27 November 2017.
- 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.
- "Jung So-min to Star in Remake of Hit Japanese Series". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 June 2018.
- Park, So-young (1 November 2019). "서인국♥정소민, OST로 입맞춤..'일억개의별' 오늘 음원+로맨스 폭발". Naver TV.
- "Jung So-min, Lee Jun-ho join film". Korea JoongAng Daily. 14 December 2018.
- "LEE Jun-ho and JEONG So-min Team Up for GIBANG BACHELOR". Korean Film Biz Zone. 14 January 2019.
- "'영스트리트' 정소민, 라디오 DJ도 합격점…"新 고막여친 쏨디"". xportsnews.com (in Korean). 2018-12-10. Retrieved 2019-02-06.
- "정소민, 송중기·박보검과 한솥밥…블러썸 전속계약". yna.co.kr. 5 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-07.
- "[TD포토] '리틀 포레스트' 찍박골의 여름 맞이". TV Daily (in Korean). 12 August 2019. Archived from the original on 12 September 2019. Retrieved 12 September 2019.
- "Shin Ha-kyun and Jung So-min Confirm Leading Roles in "Soul Repairer'". Hancinema. December 15, 2019.
- "김수현 단편영화 '최악의 친구들' 정소민과 인연 '옴므파탈 전하'". TV Report (in Korean). 7 March 2012.
- "[단독] 정소민 '골든슬럼버' 특별출연…강동원과 호흡". TV Report (in Korean). 6 November 2017.
- Kwon, Soo-bin (25 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Make Cameo Appearance as Next Miss Korea". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-25.
- "'김비서' 측 "이민기-정소민 카메오 촬영 완료" 박준화PD와 의리(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). 29 June 2018.
- Kim, Soo-kyung (May 6, 2019). "'어비스' 정소민, 서인국과 외계인으로 등장 "일억 번째 별 떨어졌다"". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved January 24, 2020.
- Kim, Ha-jin (September 28, 2019). "'멜로가 체질' 정소민, 이병헌 감독과 인연으로 최종회 특별출연". Hankyung (in Korean). Retrieved October 1, 2019.
- Lee, Da-gyeom (October 10, 2020). "정소민 출연확정, 김지석과 '월간 집'서 호흡" (in Korean). Retrieved October 15, 2020.
- "제 2회 2010 코리아 주얼리 어워드 성황리에 마쳐". Hankyung (in Korean). 23 November 2010.
- "'제빵왕 김탁구', 대한민국 문화연예대상 방송부문 7관왕 '시청률 1위의 위엄'". TV Daily (in Korean). 15 December 2010.
- "Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards". Hancinema. KBS World. 23 January 2011.
- "정소민-유미선, MBC 방송연예대상 코미디 시트콤 부문 여자신인상". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 29 December 2012.
- "[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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