Jung So-min

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim. In stage/pen name, the surname is Jung.
Jung So-min
Jung somin in May 2010.jpg
Jung So-min in May 2010
Born Kim Yoon-ji
(1989-03-16) March 16, 1989 (age 27)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Korea National University of Arts - Acting
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Agent S.M. Culture & Contents
Korean name
Hangul 정소민
Revised Romanization Jeong So-min
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng So-min
Birth name
Hangul 김윤지
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.


Jung So-min attracted attention when she made her acting debut in 2010 with a supporting role in the television series Bad Guy.[1][2] 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 fame of her costar Kim Hyun-joong made the romantic comedy popular overseas, further raising Jung's profile.[3]

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.[4] Later that year, she played a more adult role opposite Sung Joon in the cable series Can We Get Married?.[5][6]

Jung left her talent agency Bloom Entertainment in 2013, and joined S.M. Culture & Contents.[7] 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.[8][9] 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.[10][11]


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 MBC
Can We Get Married? Jung Hye-yoon jTBC
2013 Drama Special "Came to Me and Became a Star" Ha-jin KBS2
2014 Miss Korea Gas station attendant (cameo, episode 20)[12] MBC
Big Man Kang Jin-ah KBS2
2015 D-Day Jung Ddol-mi jTBC


Year Title Role
2009 Worst Friends Mang
2015 Twenty So-min
Alice: Boy from Wonderland Hye-joong

Variety Show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Running Man (Ep. 237; Airdate: March 08, 2015) Herself SBS

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Co-star
2008 "No Regrets" Noblesse feat. Beige
"I Had a Bad Day" Old Fish Lee Je-hoon
2010 "Take" Seo In-guk So Ji-sub


Year Product/Commercial
2008 Shinhan Card
SK Telecom "Park Tae-Hwan Go"
SK Telecom "Gas Hwal-myung-soo Q"
2009 Bread & Co.
NII Clothing
SK Telecom "Family Discount Flights"
2010 SK Telecom "Boyfriend/Do As You Feel"
Hazzy Accessories
2011 KT Tech EV-F600 Bricks
Bread & Co.
Clinique Moisture Surge "Pink Propose"
SK-II Foundation
Honda CR-Z

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 Playful Kiss Won
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards New Star Award Won
2012 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Newcomer in a Comedy/Sitcom Standby Won


  1. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (22 June 2010). "My Name Is: Jung So-min". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ "Rookie actress Jung grips TV audience". The Korea Times. 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ Kang, Myoung-seok (27 August 2010). "TV series Naughty Kiss press conference - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Hong, Lucia (6 March 2012). "Jung So-min cast in her 1st sitcom". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ "Jung So-min: "Watching my bed scene with my parents was awkward"". Dramabeans. 1 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-02. 
  6. ^ 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. 
  7. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (12 August 2013). "Jung So Min Heads On Over to SM C&C". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  8. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (20 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Chase After Kang Ji Hwan on Big Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  9. ^ Kim, Hee-eun (21 February 2014). "Big Man main stars confirmed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-21. 
  10. ^ An, So-hyoun (22 May 2014). "Jung So Min Cast as Lead Actress in Horror Romance Film Alice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-28. 
  11. ^ Lee, Ji-young (2 October 2015). "D-Day actress values preparation". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-10-11. 
  12. ^ Kwon, Soo-bin (25 February 2014). "Jung So Min to Make Cameo Appearance as Next Miss Korea". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 

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