Nam Joo-hyuk

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Nam Joo-hyuk
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In March 2017
Born (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 24)
Busan, South Korea
OccupationModel, actor
Years active2013–present
Height188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Ju-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerNam Chuhyŏk

Nam Joo-hyuk (born February 22, 1994)[1] is a South Korean model and actor. He has starred in Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016) and The Bride of Habaek (2017).


Nam debuted in 2013 as a model for the SONGZIO Homme Spring/Summer 2014 collection.[2]

In 2014, he appeared in the music videos of fellow YG Entertainment artist Akdong Musician,[2][3] and made his acting debut with a supporting role in the tvN drama The Idle Mermaid.[4]

In 2015, Nam gained attention with his appearance in teen drama Who Are You: School 2015.[5][6]

In 2016, he played supporting roles in college romance series Cheese in the Trap[7] and historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.[8] The same year, Nam became a cast member in the variety show Three Meals a Day.[9] He then co-starred in the youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.[10][11]

In 2017, he starred in tvN's fantasy romance series The Bride of Habaek.[12][13]

In 2018, Nam starred in the historical film The Great Battle, which marks his big screen debut.[14] Nam received acclaim for his performance,[15] winning Best New Actor accolades at the prestige Blue Dragon Awards.[16]

In 2019, Nam returns to the small screen with fantasy drama The Light in Your Eyes.[17]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2014 The Idle Mermaid Park Dae-bak tvN [4]
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 Han Yi-an KBS2 [5]
Glamorous Temptation Jin Hyung-woo (young) MBC [18]
2016 Cheese in the Trap Kwon Eun-taek tvN [7]
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Baek-ah SBS [19]
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Jung Joon-hyung MBC [10]
2017 The Bride of Habaek Habaek tvN [13]
2019 The Light in Your Eyes Lee Joon-ha JTBC [17]


Year Title Role Ref.
2018 The Great Battle Sa-mool [14]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref.
2014 Nam TV ICON TV/YouTube Cast member
2014–2015 Off to School jTBC [20][21]
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBC [22]
Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village tvN [9]
My Ear's Candy [23]
2019 Coffee Friends Part-timer [24]

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2014 "200%" Akdong Musician [3]
"Give Love"
2015 "Chocolate" Kangnam feat. San E [25]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Who Are You: School 2015 Nominated [26]
4th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Won [27]
29th KBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Nominated [28]
Popularity Award, Actor Won [29]
2016 36th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Nominated [30]
Best New Actor Won
2018 2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Film) The Great Battle Won [31]
6th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards Rising Star Award Won [32]
38th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best New Actor Won [33]
39th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [16]


  1. ^ "핑크 로맨틱 가이"…YG, 남주혁 생일 축하". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. February 22, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  2. ^ a b "Nam Joo-hyuk's Profile". YG Stage.
  3. ^ a b Lee, Jeong-hwa (May 30, 2014). 남주혁, 푸른 여름을 닮은 '200%' 소년이 궁금해(인터뷰). TenAsia (in Korean).
  4. ^ a b "'잉여공주' 남주혁, 김슬기에 박력 넘치는 기습 키스". TenAsia (in Korean). October 2, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Kim, Min-ji (March 31, 2015). "Nam Joo Hyuk Confirmed as Male Lead of School 2015". enewsWorld.
  6. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk to meet fans in China". The Korea Times. October 9, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Nam Joo-hyuk to appear in 'Cheese in the Trap'". Kpop Herald. 3 August 2015.
  8. ^ "'Moon Lovers - Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' reveals posters". Kpop Herald. July 4, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Nam Joo-hyuk new cohost of 'Three Meals a Day'". Kpop Herald. June 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Newcomer actors mature through 'Kim Bok-joo'". The Korea Times. January 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "[인터뷰①] Nam Joo Hyuk Talks Weight, Ratings, and Acting Skills For "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo"". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. January 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk, Shin Se-kyung join 'Bride of the Water God' script reading". Kpop Herald. May 24, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "'Bride of the Water God' drops new teaser featuring Nam Joo-hyuk". Kpop Herald. June 6, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "War Blockbuster Starring ZO In-sung, ANSI FORTRESS Finished Filming". Korean Film Biz Zone. February 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "[Herald Review] 'The Great Battle' has its flaws, but is an action-packed spectacle". The Korea Herald. September 13, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "'1987' wins best picture at Blue Dragon Awards". Yonhap News Agency. November 23, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "[공식] 김혜자X한지민X남주혁X손호준 '눈이부시게' 확정..내년 상반기 방송". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk set to appear in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 13, 2015.
  19. ^ "남주혁 측 "'달의연인' 최종 조율 중"". TV Report (in Korean). November 23, 2015.
  20. ^ Lee, Sung-eun (September 15, 2014). "Off to School is on a roll". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
  21. ^ Kim, Min-ji (March 24, 2015). "Nam Joo Hyuk to Leave I'm Going to School". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-06.
  22. ^ "[V Report] Nam Joo-hyuk, Jisoo's Busan date". Kpop Herald. July 13, 2016.
  23. ^ "'내귀에캔디' PD "지수·남주혁 등 4인, 풋풋한 20대 청춘"". Osen (in Korean). September 8, 2017.
  24. ^ Park Soo-in (January 16, 2019). " "'커피프렌즈' 측 "남주혁, 손호준 초대로 新 알바생 합류"(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean).
  25. ^ "강남 CHOCOLATE 뮤비, 주인공은 모델 남주혁 AOA 민아…"다정한 연인처럼~"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). September 8, 2015.
  26. ^ "남주혁·남태현·찬열·서영주·육성재, 코리아드라마어워즈 신인상 각축전". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). September 9, 2015.
  27. ^ "[V Report Plus] Kim Soo-hyun wins grand prize at APAN Star Awards". Kpop Herald. November 29, 2015.
  28. ^ "박보검·남주혁, KBS 연기대상 男인기상 수상". Star News. December 31, 2015.
  29. ^ "Check out the Winners from '2015 KBS Drama Awards'". BNT News. December 31, 2015.
  30. ^ 기사입력2016.12.31 오전 12:30 (December 31, 2016). "[MBC 연기대상] 이종석, 대상 영예 안았다 (종합) :: 네이버 TV연예". Naver (in Korean). Star MBN. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  31. ^ "THE SPY GONE NORTH Tops Seoul Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. November 7, 2018.
  32. ^ "Nam Joo Hyuk received 'Rising Star Award' at ASA 2018". JTBC. October 6, 2018.
  33. ^ "1987 Tops 38th Korean Film Critics Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 30, 2018.

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