In Hong-Kong, December 2016
September 22, 1999 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Kim Yu-jeong|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Yu-jeong|
Kim Yoo-jung (Hangul: 김유정; Hanja: 金裕貞; born September 22, 1999) is a South Korean actress. After her acting debut in 2003, she became one of the best known child actresses in Korea and since then, has transitioned into teen roles by starring in television series Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), May Queen (2012) and Angry Mom (2015). She hosted music show Inkigayo from November 2014 to April 2016 and took on her first adult leading role in KBS2's historical drama Love in the Moonlight (2016).
Considered "Korea's Little Sister" when she was a child actress, Kim has since been dubbed "Sageuk Fairy" after starring in several acclaimed historical period dramas in her career. In 2017, she ranked 8th on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list, the youngest to be included in the Top 10 at 17 years old.
- 1 Career
- 2 Filmography
- 3 Theatre
- 4 Music
- 5 Fashion
- 6 Ambassadorship
- 7 Fan meeting
- 8 Awards and nominations
- 9 References
- 10 External links
2003-2011: Beginnings as a child actress
After Kim's acting debut when she was 4, she quickly became one of the most in-demand child actresses in Korea. By the time she was a fifth grader, Kim had already appeared in 13 TV dramas and 15 movies.
In 2008, she received her first acting award as "Best Child Actress" for action-adventure series Iljimae. This was followed by acclaimed performances in Dong Yi (2010) and Flames of Desire (2010). Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho (2010) marked Kim's first major role that wasn't the childhood counterpart of the female protagonist.
2012-2014: Rising popularity
She rose to popularity in 2012 when she starred in the fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun, which reunited Kim with Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho costar Lee Min-ho and Iljimae costar Yeo Jin-goo. Moon surpassed 40% ratings and gained "national drama" status. She followed this with a well-received turn in May Queen (2012) and a supporting role in the 2013 film Commitment, and family drama Golden Rainbow (2013).
In 2014, Kim's performance as a teenage bully in Thread of Lies drew critical acclaim. She next played a traditional funeral singer (or "gok-bi") in the single-episode Drama Special anthology, and was cast in the horror mystery Room 731, an English-language graduate thesis film by USC filmmaker Young-min Kim. This was followed by a starring role in the period drama Secret Door. Kim also began hosting music show Inkigayo in November 2014 and left the show in April 2016.
2015-present: Transition to lead roles
In 2015 she starred in the television series Angry Mom which tackled bullying and school violence. The same year, she reprised her role as a cat-turned-woman in Love Cells, a two-season web series adapted from the webtoon of the same title and played a murderer's daughter in the thriller film Circle of Atonement.
In August 2016, Kim starred in her first adult leading role, alongside Park Bo-gum, in the youth historical drama Love in the Moonlight. A domestic and international hit, Moonlight achieved peak audience rating of 23.3% and its popularity was referred to as "Moonlight Syndrome". Kim won "Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama" for portraying Moonlight's cross-dressing heroine at the 30th KBS Drama Awards.
In 2017, she starred with Cha Tae-hyun in the romantic-comedy film Because I Love You. Kim also had her first overseas fan meeting tour with Taipei, Taiwan as the first stop, at ATT Show Box on February 4, 2017.
|2004||DMZ||young Lee Soo-hyun|
|2005||Sympathy for Lady Vengeance||Yoo Jae-kyung|
|All for Love||Kim Jin-ah|
|2006||Forbidden Floor||Yeo Joo-hee|
|Lump Sugar||young Kim Shi-eun|
|2007||Hwang Jin Yi||young Hwang Jini|
|Rainbow Eyes||young Lee Yoon-seo / Lee Hae-seo's daughter|
|2008||The Chaser||Yoo Eun-ji|
|2012||The Nutcracker in 3D||Mary||Voice only, Korean dub|
|2014||Thread of Lies||Hwa-yeon|
|Room 731||Wei||Short film|
|2015||Circle of Atonement||Lee Jung-hyun|
|2017||Because I Love You||Scully|
|2004||Freezing Point||Choi Eun-yi||MBC|
|2006||Thank You Life||Yoo Hyun-ji||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater "A Teddy Bear's Smile"||Moon Ah-young||MBC|
|Princess Hours||young Shin Chae-kyeong|
|My Beloved Sister||Pink / Choi Ga-eul|
|Evasive Inquiry Agency||young Yoo Eun-jae||KBS2|
|New Heart||Yoon-ah (guest appearance)||MBC|
|2008||Iljimae||young Byun Eun-chae||SBS|
|Formidable Rivals||Yoo Kkot-nim||KBS2|
|Painter of the Wind||young Shin Yun-bok||SBS|
|2009||Cain and Abel||young Kim Seo-yeon|
|Queen Seondeok||10-year-old Princess Cheonmyeong||MBC|
|Tamra, the Island||Jang Beo-seol||SBS|
|Temptation of an Angel||young Joo Ah-ran|
|2010||Dong Yi||young Dong Yi||MBC|
|Road No. 1||young Kim Soo-yeon|
|Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Yeon-yi||KBS2|
|Flames of Desire||young Yoon Na-young / young Baek Soo-bin||MBC|
|Pure Pumpkin Flower||young Park Soon-jung||SBS|
|2011||Mom, I'm Sorry||Ga-young||EBS|
|2012||Moon Embracing the Sun||young Heo Yeon-woo|
|May Queen||young Chun Hae-joo|
|2013||Golden Rainbow||young Kim Baek-won|
|2014||Drama Special "The Dirge Singer"||Yeon Shim||KBS2|
|Secret Door||young Seo Ji-dam (episodes 1-13)||SBS|
|2015||Angry Mom||Oh Ah-ran||MBC|
|2016||Love in the Moonlight||Hong Ra-on/Hong Sam-nom||KBS2|
|2014||Love Cells||Ne-bi||Naver TV Cast|
|2015||Love Cells 2|
|2011||Our Greatest Gift||MBC||TV documentary; Narrator|
|26th Children's Green Song Contest||KBS1||Narrator|
|I Would Really Like to Be on Television||Channel 1||Children's audition show; Judge|
|Just Like That Show||Tooniverse||Children's variety show; Host|
|2012||New Life for Children||MBC||Narrator|
|Environment Special||KBS1||Narrator, episode 503|
|Strong Heart||SBS||Guest, episode 149 & 150|
|MYDOL||MNET||Guest, episode 1|
|2013||Running Man||SBS||Guest, episode 170 with T.O.P (singer)|
|Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest, episode 326|
|2014||Seven Tasters||Travel-reality show; Cast member|
|Radio Star||Guest, episodes 380-381|
|Happy Together Season 3||KBS2||Guest, episode 375|
|2014–2016||Inkigayo||SBS||Music show; Host|
|2016||Love Principal||JTBC||with Seo Shin Ae|
|2 Days & 1 Night||KBS2||Guest, Ep 618-619-620|
|2013||I'm Real Kim Yoo-jung in L.A.||QTV||Filmed in Los Angeles, USA|
Music video appearances
|2004||"White Christmas"||Various Artists|
|"Going to You"||Take Hyun|
|2015||"7E77 ME B43Y"||Lim Seulong|
|2008||Chorus of Angels||Lee Ha-neul|
|2017||The Crucible||A Girl / Ann Putman|
|2013||"White Love"||B1A4 feat. Kim Yoo-jung||Immortal Song 2|
|2014||"Talk About Love"||Wisdom for Future Foundation campaign|
|"I Love So Much"||Love Cells OST|
|"We're Happy"||Digital single|
|"Happen Ending"||Epik High feat. Kim Yoo-jung||SBS Gayo Daejeon|
|2015||"Sharing Joint"||6th Korean Sharing Festival|
|2004||Charity Fashion Show for Underprivileged Children||Seoul|
|2012||Miss Gee Collection – Fall/Winter|
|Salon De Chocolat||Paris|
|2004||Korea Association of Children's adoptive parents Ambassador|
|2010||Cheong Wa Dae Children's newspaper Ambassador|
|Food and Drug Administration (KFDA) Child Ambassador|
|2012||Korean Youth Ambassador||with Lee Min-ho|
|Gyeonggi Anti-Child Abuse Ambassador|
|2013||The 58th Memorial Day Big Tree National Love badge||South Korean President Park Geun-hye award|
|2014||Help Africa Charity Ambassador|
|Seoul Tourism Ambassador||with Jang Hyuk|
|9th Conference of the Korean Volunteer Ambassador|
|2015||6th Korea Sharing Festival||with Oh Ji-ho|
|2016||Global "Hooxi" Campaign|
|February 4, 2017||Taipei||
||First Memory||ATT Show Box|||
|May 20, 2017||Singapore||
Awards and nominations
||Best New Actress||All for Love||Nominated|
||Best Young Actress||Iljimae,
Painter of the Wind
Flames of Desire
||Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho||Won|
||Best New Actress (TV)||Moon Embracing the Sun||Nominated|
||20's Upcoming 20's||Nominated|
||Best Child Actress||Won|
||Best Young Actress||Nominated|
||Moon Embracing the Sun,
|Popularity Award||Moon Embracing the Sun||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award
(with Yeo Jin-goo)
||Style Icon Rookie||N/A||Won|
||New Star Award||Secret Door||Won|
||Trend Choice Best Actress||N/A||Won|
||Popular Actress in a One-Act/Special Drama||Drama Special: The Crying Women||Nominated|
||Best New Actress||Thread of Lies||Nominated|
||Top 10 Stars Award||Angry Mom||Won|
||Awesome Teen Award||N/A||Won|
||Inkigayo MC Award||Inkigayo||Won|
||Best New Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Won|||
||Most Popular Actress||Nominated|||
|Best Icon Award, Drama||Won|||
||Top Buzz Star: Female||N/A||Won|||
||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Love in the Moonlight||Nominated|||
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Won|
|Netizen Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple (with Park Bo-gum)||Won|
|Best Kiss (with Park Bo-gum)||Won|
||Most Popular Actress, Television||Won|||
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- "Korea’s little sister grows up: YP chats with Love in the Moonlight star Kim Yoo-jung". South China Morning Post. 2 December 2016.
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- "[SPECIAL EDITION (1)] 박보검·송중기 한국 최고 파워 셀러브리티". Forbes.
- "If child star Kim Yoo-jeong comes out, it goes well". Hancinema. 15 May 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee Ga-on, Lee Seung-han (31 December 2010). "2010 10Asia's Awards "Thank You" List: Reincarnation of the Year". 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Choi Ji-eun, Lee Seung-han (22 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Child actress Kim You-jung – Part 1". 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Choi Ji-eun, Lee Seung-han (22 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Child actress Kim You-jung – Part 2". 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Choi Ji-eun, Lee Seung-han (22 December 2010). "INTERVIEW: Child actress Kim You-jung – Part 3". 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Lee, Jin-ho (15 February 2012). "Kim Yoo Jung of The Sun and the Moon Poses School Girl Style". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
- Hong, Grace Danbi (25 June 2012). "Kim Yoo Jung and Han Ye Ri to Become T.O.P's Ladies in The Alumni". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-04-25.
- Lee, Claire (26 February 2014). "Elegant Lies tackles teen bullying". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Hee-eun (7 March 2014). "Kim Yoo-jung stars in Gok-bi". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "Room 731 - The Film". Room 731. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Park, Ji-ryeon (28 June 2014). "Kim Yoo Jung to Take Role in Secret Door with Han Seok Gyu and Lee Je Hoon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
- "Kim Yoo Jung Takes Baton from Lee Yubi as New MC of ‘Inkigayo’". enewsWorld. 6 November 2014.
- Sohn, Ji-young (18 March 2015). "New MBC drama to address school violence, bullying". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-19.
- Hong, Hye-jin (4 June 2015). "Kim Yoo-jung to star in Web drama". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-06-11.
- "‘비밀’ 김유정, 살인자의 딸 役 “감정 숨기는 것에 중점”". Asia Today (in Korean). 7 October 2015.
- Doo, Doo (18 August 2016). "Park Bo-gum and Kim Yoo-jung star in new period drama series". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2016-08-21.
- "[SC초점] '태후'→'구르미'로 본 성공법칙, #엔딩5분#박보검#송중기". Sports Chosun (in Korean). 7 September 2016.
- "'Love in the Moonlight' tops 20 percent in viewership". Yonhap News. 13 September 2016.
- "(News Focus) 'Love in the Moonlight' shines through unexpected success". Yonhap News. 26 September 2016.}
- "[KBS 연기대상]김유정, 우수상". News1 (in Korean). 1 January 2017.
- "NEW측 "차태현 김유정 ‘사랑하기 때문에’, 12월 좋은 때 개봉 논의中"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). 13 October 2016.
- "구르미 그린 ‘최연소 한류스타’" [Youngest Hallyu Star]. Sports Donga (in Korean). December 1, 2016.
- Phan, Vanessa (19 October 2014). "South Korean celebrities help the W-Foundation raise money for climate refugees". Hello Kpop. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
- "Actress Kim Yoo Jung Lends Her Sweet Voice to Sing I Love So Much from Love Cell OST". Soompi. 3 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-08.
- Lee, Sarah (26 November 2014). "Child Star Kim Yoo Jung Spreads Smiles With Her Happy Song For Charity". KpopStarz. Retrieved 2014-12-01.
- "Tablo says actress Kim Yoo-jeong can be singer". Oh! Kpop. 25 December 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-19.
- "[리폿@스타] 건강 회복한 김유정, 웃음 가득 생애 첫 팬미팅". TV Report (in Korean). 5 February 2017.
- "Kim You Jung "First Memory" Fan Meeting in Singapore". Asia Boxoffice.
- "'APAN Star Awards' 대상 후보 공개, 송중기vs이종석vs송혜교vs김혜수". Daum (in Korean). September 26, 2016.
- "'구르미' 박보검·김유정, 2016 AAA 동반 참석 확정" [Park Bo Gum And Kim Yoo Jung To Attend 2016 Asia Artist Awards]. Star News (in Korean). 1 November 2016.
- "'2016 아시아 아티스트 어워즈' 김유정, '베스트 아이콘상' 수상 "저는 아직 부족한 배우"" [Kim Yoo-jung wins Drama Icon]. SE Daily (in Korean). 16 November 2016.
- "Actress Kim Yoo-jung wins popularity award in Hong Kong". Yonhap News. 21 December 2016.
- "[2016KBS연기대상] 대상은 '태양의후예' 송중기·송혜교, 다관왕은 '구르미'(종합)". etoday.co.kr (in Korean). 1 January 2017.
- "‘Guardian,’ ‘The Handmaiden’ win big at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. 4 May 2017.
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