Jung So-min

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Jung So-min
Born Kim Yoon-ji
(1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 29)
Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea[1]
Education Korea National University of Arts - Acting
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Agent
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeong So-min
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Somin
Birth name
Hangul
Revised Romanization Gim Yun-ji
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yunji

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

Career[edit]

Jung at a press conference for Bad Guy in May 2010

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. In 2012 she returned to the small screen as part of the ensemble cast of the sitcom Standby.[6] Later that year, she played a more mature role opposite Sung Joon in the cable series Can We Get Married?.[7][8]

Jung left her talent agency Bloom Entertainment in 2013, and joined SM Culture & Contents.[9] She then appeared in Came to Me and Became a Star, on single-episode anthology Drama Special.

In 2014, Jung played a self-centered heiress who falls for the protagonist (played by Kang Ji-hwan) in Big Man.[10][11] This was followed in 2015 by a supporting role in coming-of-age film Twenty,[12] and leading roles in horror-romance film Alice: Boy from Wonderland and disaster/medical drama D-Day.[13][14]

In December 2016, she starred as the female lead in The Sound of Your Heart opposite Lee Kwang-soo.[15] The web drama was a success in China and gained more than 100 million views on Sohu.[16]

In 2017, Jung starred in KBS' weekend family drama My Father is Strange.[17] The same year, she starred in the body-swap comedy Daddy You, Daughter Me opposite veteran actor Yoon Je-moon.[18]

Jung left SM Culture & Contents in June 2017 and signed with new management agency Jellyfish Entertainment.[19][20] In August, Jung confirmed her appearance in tvN's romantic comedy series Because This is My First Life alongside Lee Min-ki.[21]

In 2018, Jung was cast in the Korean adaptation of the 2002 Japanese television series Hundred Million Stars From the Sky.[22]

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.[23]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Worst Friends Mang Short film
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[24]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
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 (Drama Special) Ha-jin KBS2
2014 Miss Korea Gas station attendant (ep.20)[25] MBC
Big Man Kang Jin-ah KBS2
2015 D-Day Jung Ddol-mi JTBC
2016 Red Teacher (Drama Special) Jang Soon-deok KBS2
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 Hundred Million Stars From the Sky Yoo Jin-kang

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title / Track Album Notes Ref.
2017 "Because You're Here" Because This Is My First Life OST OST Part 9 [26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010 2nd Korea Jewelry Awards Topaz Award N/A Won
18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best New Actress for TV Bad Guy Won
29th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Playful Kiss Nominated
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star Award[27] N/A Won
2012 12th MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Comedy / Sitcom Standby Won
2016 15th KBS Entertainment Awards Best Couple with Lee Kwang-soo The Sound of Your Heart Won
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ '이번생은' PD "이민기 평소에도 세희스러워" [일문일답] (in Korean). October 30, 2017. Retrieved January 19, 2018. 
  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. ^ Hong, Lucia (6 March 2012). "Jung So-min cast in her 1st sitcom". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Sung Joon, Jung So-min's TV Series Airs in Japan". 10Asia. 26 September 2013. 
  9. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (12 August 2013). "Jung So Min Heads On Over to SM C&C". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  10. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (20 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Chase After Kang Ji Hwan on Big Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  11. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (21 February 2014). "Big Man main stars confirmed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  12. ^ "'Twenty Years Old' Finalizes Casting with Jung So Min, Lee Yubi, Jung Joo Yeon and Min Hyo Rin". enewsWorld. 7 August 2014. 
  13. ^ An, So-hyoun (22 May 2014). "Jung So Min Cast as Lead Actress in Horror Romance Film Alice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  14. ^ Lee, Ji-young (2 October 2015). "D-Day actress values preparation". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  15. ^ "[스타톡톡] '마음의소리' 정소민, 데뷔 이후 가장 큰 변신 어떨까". Osen (in Korean). 22 March 2017. 
  16. ^ "'Sound of Your Heart' hits 100 mln views in China". Kpop Herald. 16 December 2016. 
  17. ^ Foong Woei Wan (19 July 2017). "Endearing family journey and amusing immortal". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  18. ^ "After switching bodies, a new understanding". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 April 2017. 
  19. ^ Yoon, Hyo-jung (28 June 2017). "정소민, SM→젤리피쉬 이적.. 성시경·강지환 한솥밥". News 1 (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-06-28. 
  20. ^ 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). 
  21. ^ Bae Seung-hoon (4 August 2017). "Jung So-min, Lee Min-ki join tvN fall drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2017-08-04. 
  22. ^ 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. 
  23. ^ "Lee Joon, Jung So-min confirmed to be dating". Kpop Herald. 1 January 2018. 
  24. ^ "[단독] 정소민 '골든슬럼버' 특별출연…강동원과 호흡". TV Report (in Korean). 6 November 2017. 
  25. ^ Kwon, Soo-bin (25 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Make Cameo Appearance as Next Miss Korea". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  26. ^ http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/11/27/0200000000AKR20171127029800005.HTML
  27. ^ "Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards". Hancinema. KBS World. 23 January 2011. 

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