Yum Jung-ah

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Yum Jung-ah
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Yum in 2018
Born (1972-07-28) July 28, 1972 (age 47)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materChungAng University
Years active1991–present
Heo Il (m. 2006)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYeom Jeong-a
McCune–ReischauerYŏm Chŏng'a

Yum Jung-ah (born July 28, 1972) is a South Korean actress. Her notable films include A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Big Swindle (2004), The Old Garden (2007), and Cart (2014), as well as the television series Royal Family (2011),[1][2][3][4] and Sky Castle (2018).[5][6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Jazz Bar Hiroshima Sayuri
1995 Terrorist Hwang Chae-eun
1999 Tell Me Something Oh Seung-min
2002 H Detective Kim Mi-yeon
2003 A Tale of Two Sisters Heo Eun-joo
2004 The Big Swindle Seo In-kyeong
Lovely Rivals Yeo Mi-ok
Three... Extremes Actress playing a vampire Segment: "Cut", cameo
2005 Twentidentity Segment: "20mm Thick"
Sad Movie Yeom Ju-young
Boy Goes to Heaven Bu-ja
2007 The Old Garden Han Yun-hee
The Worst Guy Ever Oh Joo-yeon
Small Town Rivals Tearoom madam Cameo
2009 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard Actress
2012 The Spies Assistant manager Kang
Love Potion Wife Short film
2014 Cart Sun-hee
2017 The Mimic Hee-yeon
2018 Intimate Strangers Soo-hyun [8]
2019 Hit-and-Run Squad Yoo Ji-Hyun
Trade Your Love Mrs. Cheon
Another Child Young-joo [9]
2020 Life is Beautiful [10]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1991 Our Paradise MBC
1993 January KBS2
Good Morning, Yeongdong! Hye-jin
Iljimae MBC
1994 Ambition
MBC Best Theater "Man and Woman"
A Human Land Kim Geum-dan KBS2
1995 The Blue Sky Park Yoon-jung
Good Man, Good Woman Kang Yeon-joo
Korea Gate Shin Jae-soon SBS
1996 Colors "Opening the Violet Blinds" KBS2
Lee Hong-ryeol's Eat Drink Man Woman SBS
The Scent of Apple Blossoms Park Shin-hee MBC
The Brothers' River Kim So-hee SBS
1997 Model Park Soo-ah
Fences on Fire KBS1
1998 Until the Azalea Blooms KBS2
Seven Brides SBS
Legendary Ambition Park Jae-hee KBS2
MBC Best Theater "Fanny and Alexander" Soo-mi MBC
You Are My Song Lee Jae-sook KBS1
1999 School Korean language teacher
Cha Hyun-joo
Crystal Jo Soo-ah SBS
Rising Sun, Rising Moon Kim Yoon-ji KBS1
2000 Emperor Wang Gun Queen Janghwa
2001 Drama City "Yoon Sa-wol" Jae-kyung KBS2
Purity Jang Ho-sook
2003 Lovers Jo Jin-seo SBS
2004 Say You Love Me Jo Yi-na MBC
2008 Working Mom Choi Ga-young SBS
2011 Royal Family Kim In-sook MBC
2012 Flower Band Kwon Ji-hyuk's mother
(cameo, episode 15)[11]
My Lover, Madame Butterfly Nam Na-bi SBS
2013 After School: Lucky or Not (cameo, episode 2) Nate Hoppin/
Your Neighbor's Wife Chae Song-ha JTBC
2016 Mirror of the Witch Shaman Hong-joo
2018 Sky Castle[12] Han Seo-jin

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1991 Entertainment Weekly KBS2
1992 전원집합 토요대행진
초 마술의 세계 미스터 마릭 SBS
밤으로 가는 쇼 KBS2
1993 Concert of Dreams
1996 Female MC Showdown
Scoop Entertainment City MBC
1997 TV Loaded with Love KBS2
Field Experience of Life
1998 Tuesday Special with Seo Se-won
2013 Human Documentary: Your Story jTBC Narration
Thank You SBS
2014 True Live Show[13] StoryOn Host
2019 Three Meals a Day: Mountain Village[14] tvN Main cast

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2005 "I'm Not Laughing" Leessang feat. ALi

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
1993 Beauty and the Beast

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1991 Miss Korea Pageant First Runner-up N/A Won
Miss Photogenic N/A Won
1992 Miss International Pageant[15] Second Runner-up N/A Won
1998 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
2003 6th Director's Cut Awards Best Actress A Tale of Two Sisters Won
24th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2004 22nd Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Won
41st Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated
24th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards The Big Swindle Won
25th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2006 12th Chlotrudis Awards A Tale of Two Sisters Nominated
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) The Old Garden Won
2008 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Working Mom Nominated
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards[16] Best Actress Royal Family Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama My Lover, Madame Butterfly Nominated
2013 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Nominated
2014 15th Women in Film Korea Awards Woman in Film of the Year Cart Won
2015 51st Baeksang Arts Awards[17] Best Actress (Film) Won
20th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actress Nominated
24th Buil Film Awards Nominated
2017 54th Grand Bell Awards The Mimic Nominated
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
2018 27th Buil Film Awards[18] Nominated
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards[19] Best Actress (TV) Sky Castle Won
12th Korea Drama Awards[20] Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated


  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (29 July 2008). "SBS Drama to Spotlight Working Moms". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Lee, Seung-han (16 March 2011). "Ji-sung says Royal Family is just beginning". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ "Yum Jung-ah Breaks New Ground in Film About Social Issues". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  4. ^ Kim, June (3 April 2015). "YUM Jung-ah Looks to a New Horror". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-04-03.
  5. ^ "Actress Yum Jung-ah Enjoys Fresh Career High". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 February 2019.
  6. ^ "[INTERVIEW] Yum Jung-ah depicts twisted maternal love". The Korea Times. 8 February 2019.
  7. ^ "[Herald Interview] 'I have fans in their 20s now': 'SKY Castle' star Yum Jung-ah". The Korea Herald. 12 February 2019.
  8. ^ "Yum Jung-ah returns with family fiasco movie". The Korea Times. March 13, 2019.
  9. ^ "Yum Jung-ah switches it up: 'Another Child' has the 'SKY Castle' star playing a deeply emotional role". Korea JoongAng Daily. April 11, 2019.
  10. ^ "RYU Seung-ryong and YUM Jung-ah Join LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL". Korean Film Biz Zone. 1 August 2019.
  11. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (19 March 2012). "Yeom Jeong Ah to Make Comeback Through Flower Boy Band". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-25.
  12. ^ "[공식]'SKY 캐슬' 염정아X이태란X윤세아X오나라, 출연 확정…11월 첫 방송". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 28, 2018.
  13. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (13 March 2014). "Yeom Jeong-ah to host talk show about celebrities' lives". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-18.
  14. ^ "'Three Meals a Day' goes back to basics". The Korea Times. August 9, 2019.
  15. ^ "Korean Beauty Takes Third at Int'l Pageant". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-11.
  16. ^ "Winners of the 2011 Korea Drama Awards". Korea Tourism Organization. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  17. ^ Lee, Hoo-nam; Kim, Hyung-eun (28 May 2015). "Baeksang honors new, veteran stars". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-28.
  18. ^ "김희애·나문희·김태리 등 부일영화상 女주연상 격돌". Star News (in Korean). 25 August 2018.
  19. ^ "Veteran actress Kim Hye-ja wins grand prize at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. May 2, 2019.
  20. ^ "'2019코리아드라마어워즈(KDA)' 연기대상 후보..김해숙·최수종·염정아·조정석 등". Sedaily (in Korean). September 27, 2019.

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