Nam Ji-hyun (actress)

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Nam Ji-hyun
(TV10) 쇼핑왕 루이 서인국, 거지 분장… 감독님이 말릴 정도로 적극적 (제작발표회) 남지현 42s.jpg
Nam in September 2016
Born (1995-09-17) September 17, 1995 (age 22)
South Korea
Education Sogang University
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004–present
Agent Management SOOP[1]
Korean name
Hangul 지현
Revised Romanization Nam Ji-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Nam Jihyŏn

Nam Ji-hyun (Hangul남지현; born September 17, 1995)[1][2] is a South Korean actress who successfully transitioned from being one of the industry's premiere child artists to an acclaimed lead, well-loved for her roles in Queen Seondeok, Shopping King Louis and Suspicious Partner.[3]


Nam enrolled in Sogang University as a Psychology major in 2014.[4]


2004–2015: Beginnings as a child actress[edit]

Nam began her career as a child actress, and is best known for her roles in East of Eden (2008),[5] Queen Seondeok (2009),[6] Will It Snow for Christmas? (2009),[7] Angel Eyes (2014),[8][9] and What Happens to My Family? (2014).[10] She also appeared in the miniseries Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol,[11] teen drama To the Beautiful You,[12] and the films A Reason to Live[13] and Hwayi: A Monster Boy.[14]

2016–present: Rising popularity and leading roles[edit]

In 2016, she headlined her first drama, MBC's romantic-comedy Shopaholic Louis with Seo In-guk, where she impressed viewers with her acting.[15] In 2017, she starred in SBS's legal drama Suspicious Partner alongside Ji Chang-wook.[16][17] Though the series gained little attention at the beginning, it slowly rose in viewership ratings, and established Nam as "chart-climbing icon".[18]

In 2018, Nam was cast in the historical drama 100 Days My Prince.[19][20]



Nam in 2009
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Shadowless Sword young Yeon So-ha [citation needed]
2006 My Captain Mr. Underground Park Ji-min [21]
2007 Mapado 2: Back to the Island Girl in the past [citation needed]
2009 If You Were Me 4 Park Jin-ju segment: "Blue Birds on the Desk" [22]
Astro Boy Cora animated, Korean dubbing [23]
2010 Happy Ulleung Man Documentary narrator [citation needed]
Family Plan Ji-min short film [citation needed]
Ghost (Be With Me) segment: "Tell Me Your Name" [24]
2011 A Reason to Live Ji-min [13]
2013 Hwayi: A Monster Boy Yoo-kyung [14]
2016 The Tunnel Mina [25]
The Map Against The World Soon-Sil [26]

Television series[edit]

Nam in 2012
Year Title Role Network Ref.
2002 전파견문록 MBC [citation needed]
2004 Say You Love Me young Seo Young-chae [citation needed]
2006 My Love Kim Min SBS [citation needed]
My Love Clementine Jang Ba-da [citation needed]
2007 Lobbyist young Yoo So-young (Maria) [27][28]
2008 The Great King, Sejong young Princess Shim KBS1 [27]
Our Happy Ending Kang Mi-na MBC [29]
East of Eden young Kim Ji-hyun [27]
2009 Queen Seondeok young Princess Deokman [6]
Will It Snow for Christmas? young Han Ji-wan SBS [7]
2010 Giant young Hwang Jung-yeon [30]
It's Me, Grandmother Park Eun-ha MBC [31]
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo young Yoo Ji-sun SBS [32]
2012 Drama Special: Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol Park Hae-sol KBS2 [11]
Can't Live Without You Eun-deok MBC [33]
To the Beautiful You Hong Da-hae SBS [12]
2014 Angel Eyes young Yoon Soo-wan [8][9]
What Happens to My Family? Kang Seo-wool KBS2 [10]
2015 Late Night Restaurant Hye-ri (guest, episode 7) SBS [34]
2016 Mystery Freshman Oh Ah-yeong [35]
Shopaholic Louis Ko Bok-shil MBC [15]
2017 Suspicious Partner Eun Bong-hee SBS [17]
2018 100 Days My Prince Hong-sim tvN [19]

Music videos[edit]

Nam in 2014
Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2015 "Shaking" Taeil (Block B) [36]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2006 SBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress My Love Won [37]
2007 Lobbyist Nominated [citation needed]
2008 MBC Drama Awards East of Eden Won [5]
2009 Queen Seondeok Won [38]
2012 21st Buil Film Awards Best New Actress A Reason to Live Nominated [citation needed]
KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol Won [citation needed]
2013 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Hwayi: A Monster Boy Nominated [citation needed]
2014 KBS Drama Awards What Happens to My Family? Won [39]
Best Couple Award with Park Hyung-sik Won [citation needed]
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated [citation needed]
2016 1st Asia Artist Awards Best Entertainer Award, Actress Shopaholic Louis Won [40]
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Won [41]
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated [42]
Best Couple Award with Seo In-guk Nominated
2017 Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress (Drama) Suspicious Partner Nominated [citation needed]
25th SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Won [43]
Best Couple Award with Ji Chang-wook Nominated [citation needed]


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  28. ^ "'로비스트' 마리아 아역은 누구?". Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 11 October 2007. 
  29. ^ ""아빠에게 어떻게 다른 여자가…"". The Donga Ilbo (in Korean). 7 May 2008. 
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