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Eugene - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Yoo Jin, who’s more known by her stage name Eugene, is a South Korean actress and singer.

She initially gained fame as a former member of S.E.S, before shifting her career’s focus to acting and appearing in various drama series such as Loving You (2002),  Bread, Love and Dreams (2010), and and The Penthouse: War in Life (2020–2021).


Eugene first started her career in the music industry back in 1997. She became a member of the group S.E.S. They made their debut in of that year with the album I’m Your Girl.

Their debut album turned out to be a massive success, becoming one of the bestselling albums in South Korea.

The next albums Sea & Eugene & Shoo (1998), Love (1999), and A Letter from Greenland (2000) are also quite successful.

After experiencing massive success, this singer decided to part ways with the agency SM Entertainment. This resulted in the group disbandment in 2002.

Afterwards, Eugene began to turn into acting. She had her debut in 2002 with the TV series Loving You.

She then took several more roles in Save The Last Dance for Me (2004), Wonderful Life (2005), and I Really Really Like You (2006).

This woman from Seoul began to gain recognition for her acting around 2010.

At the time, she got a role in King of Baking, Kim Takgu. The series was a huge success, even getting the status of National Drama.

Eugene has also worked as a host in several shows. Some of them are Happy Together Friends (2007), Get It Beauty (2010), and The Great Birth (2012).

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  • Real Name: Kim Yoo Jin (김유진)
  • Stage Name: Eugene (유진)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: March 3, 1981
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Singer
  • Education: Korea Kent Foreign School
  • Hobbies: Playing sports, Drawing
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  • Twitter: @islandgirl_81
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  • Instagram: @eugene810303
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 160 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 34-28-40 (Bust -34, Waist -28, and Hips -40 inches)
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  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Rohee, Lorin

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Ki Tae Yong

Eugene announce her marriage planning to Ki Tae Yong, who acted as her love interest in the drama series Creating Destiny (2009).

They held their wedding reception in a church in Anyang, Gyeonggi-do, in July 2011.

The couple welcomed their first baby daughter in April 2015 who’s named Lohee, and another daughter in August 2018 who’s named Lorin.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated her net worth to be around $10 million to $20 million. She appears to earn most of her income through working as an actress and singer in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change her appearance.


  • Eugene moved from Seoul to Guam when she was four.
  • She has a younger sister.
  • She went back to Korea in high school.
  • This Actress is known to be an excellent student.
  • She can speak English pretty fluently.
  • She can also speak Kamoro.
  • The woman born in Seoul has great interest in interior design.
  • She is still friends with her S.E.S members, Shoo, and Bada.
  • She sang a song in Bada’s wedding.
  • The singer has praised BTS for having great achievement.
  • She can play piano.
  • She likes doing various sports.
  • Eugene also likes drawing.
  • She often works out during her “Me Time”.
  • She has written two books Eugene’s Beauty Secrets and Eugene’s Get It Beauty.
  • This Pisces woman got married to Ki Tae Young in 2011.
  • From her marriage, she got two daughters named Rohee and Lorin.
  • Her daughter Rohee has appeared on the show The Return of Superman.
  • She was in Super Couple Diary with her husband.
  • This former Idol would love for her daughters to be singer-songwriter like IU.
  • She is not the type to fall in love in first sight.
  • Her ideal type is a man with warm heart. She doesn’t really like bad boy type.

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  • Paper Flower (2020), as Go Eun Sook
  • Yoga (2009), as Hyo Jung
  • Romantic Island (2008), as Yu Ga Young
  • Heartbreak Library (2008), as Cho Eun Soo
  • Unstoppable Marriage (2007), as Park Eun Ho

Drama Series 

  • Love to Hate You (Netflix | 2023), as celebrity (ep.9-10)
  • The Penthouse 3 (SBS | 2021), as Oh Yoon Hee
  • The Penthouse 2 (SBS | 2021), as Oh Yoon Hee
  • Penthouse (SBS | 2020-2021), as Oh Yoon Hee
  • All About My Mom (KBS2 | 2015-2016), as Lee Jin Ae
  • Can We Fall in Love, Again? (JTBC | 2014), as Yoon Jung Wan
  • Hundred Year Inheritance (MBC | 2013), as Min Chae Won
  • Ohlala Couple (KBS2 | 2012), as Min Young (ep. 2)
  • Bread, Love and Dreams (KBS2 | 2010), as Shin Yu Kyung
  • Seeking Love (MBC | 2009), as Han Sang Eun
  • Three Fathers, One Mother (KBS2 | 2008), as Song Na Young
  • Love Truly (MBC | 2006), as Yeo Bong Soon
  • Wonderful Life (MBC | 2005), as Jung Se Jin
  • Save the Last Dance With Me (SBS | 2004), as Ji Eun su


“[Paper Flower] is a movie about hope blooming in the middle of despair. The content is slow, but I never once thought that it was boring. I thought that it had a warm vibe and I wanted to do it. 

“I think that [during my debut], I was really young and promoted without any idea of what I was doing. When I see my juniors now, I really relate to the adults who told me, ‘It’s good when you’re young.’”

“I don’t do things that are bad for my body. I’ve been told that refraining from smoking or drinking is a good start to managing your skin.”

“I’d like to try a genre piece. I think it’d be fun to play a science-fiction character with superpowers.”

Pics of Eugene

1. Eugene can rock any outfit

Eugene - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. Her side profile is amazing

Eugene - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. She takes such a cute selfie

Eugene - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Love the muted colors here

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5. Great photoshoot by the sea

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Who is Eugene?

She is a South Korean actress and singer.

Who is Eugene’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Yoo Jin (김유진).

What makes Eugene famous?

She initially gained fame as a former member of S.E.S, before shifting her career’s focus to acting and appearing in various drama series such as Loving You (2002),  Bread, Love and Dreams (2010), and and The Penthouse: War in Life (2020–2021).

Where is Eugene from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Eugene?

She was born in 1981, and she is 43 years old as of 2024.

When does Eugene celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 3rd of every March.

How tall is Eugene?

Her height is 5’3″ or 160 cm.

Who are Eugene’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Eugene married?

Yes, she is married to Ki Tae Yong. They tied the knot in 2011.

Who is Eugene’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

What is Eugene’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Eugene has been very successful in the entertainment industry. From music to acting, her journey is really inspirational.