Kim Yoo Jung

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Kim Yoo-jung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Yoo Jung is a South Korean actress. She rose to prominence as a child actress who successfully shifted her career as an adult actress.

She has appeared in a number of drama series such as Dong Yi (2010), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), Love in the Moonlight (2016), and My Demon (2023).


Kim Yoo Jung has been in the spotlight since early age. She was just 5 years old when working as a model in a confectionery brand.

This young girl had also started acting in 2003. She appeared in many films and drama series. It didn’t take long for her to become one of the most well-known child actresses.

By the time she was in fifth grade, Yoo Jung has starred in 13 TV series and 15 films.

In 2008, she received her first award with the Best Child Actress award for her role in the action-adventure series Iljimae.

After reaching massive success at such early age, this actress began to shift into a more grown-up roles starting in 2010.

During this time, she got her first major role that is not the younger version of the female protagonist. That role happened in the series Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho.

By 2012, she has reached a new height of popularity in her acting career.

It came after her portrayal in fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun. For this, she received plenty of nominations at the 48th Baeksang Arts Awards.

She also won the Best Young Actress at the MBC Drama Awards.

This Virgo woman got her first adult leading role in 2016. She starred in the historical drama titled Love in the Moonlight.

The drama was a hit among South Korean audience, even causing the hype known as Moonlight Syndrome.

For her acting, she won the Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama at the KBS Drama Awards.

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  • Real Name: Kim Yoo Jung (김유정)
  • Stage Name: Kim Yoo Jung (김유정)
  • Nickname: Sageuk Fairy, Nation’s Little Sister.
  • Birthday: September 22, 1999
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion:  –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Goyang High School of Arts
  • Hobbies: Watching movies, Singing
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  • Instagram: @you_r_love
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Height, Weight & Appearance

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 48 Kg (105 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: 32-24-30 (Bust -32, Waist -24, and Hips -30 inches)
  • Shoe size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 4 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Kim Yeon Jung

Boyfriend & Dating History

Unidentified Man

Yoojung confessed that she had a boyfriend for 300 days but did not disclose who he was.

Further details about her dating history and love life are unknown.

Net Worth

Yoojung has an estimated net worth of $6 million to $16 million. She mainly earns from her career as an actress as well as brand deals.


Kim Yoo Jung is a philantropist who has been involved in various fund raising and charity events.

In 2010 when she’s still 11 years old, she joined a campaign ran by Seoul Social Welfare Community Chest of Korea to sell products which profit wad donated to low-income families.

Since then, she has been actively participating in various philantrophic acts for good causes, including ‘2019 Pink Run’ Seoul Competition to raise awareness of breast cancer and 30 million won donation for children at risk of crime victims.

Plastic Surgery

There has been no proof that Yoojung did any surgery.


Criticized due to Her Allegedly Rude Behavior

In December 2016, an post that captured Kim Yoo Jung at the Because I Love You‘s official preview screening even circulated on the internet.

In the video, she could be seen acting seemingly distracted while other cast members were greeting the audience formally. She also appeared not standing straight and observing her nails.

Later on, however, she greeted the audience with a ninety degree bow.

However, a lot of internet users who had seen the video criticized her behavior, calling it “disrespectful.”

She released an apology shortly after through sidusHQ, her representative agency, stating that she was “fully aware of all the problems” regarding the preview screening and going through a period of “deeply reflecting her own attitude.”


  • As a child actress, Kim Yoo Jung is dubbed the Nation’s Little Sister.
  • She likes singing.
  • She loves watching romantic movies.
  • Her older sister, Kim Yeon-jung is also an actress.
  • She is signed under Awesome ENT.
  • She starred in plenty of historical dramas, earning her the nickname Sageuk Fairy.
  • This Actress is not afraid to show her bare face without any makeup.
  • She enjoys fishing and would often go on a boat to fish.
  • She would like to act in romantic drama with the actor Yoo Seung-ho.
  • Yoo Jung looks up to T.O.P of BigBang.
  • She enjoys volleyball.
  • She was a rather smart student in her class.
  • The woman from Seoul likes Bobby of IKON because of his eye-smile.
  • She has great talent in painting.
  • She has to learn dancing for around 2 months for her role in Love in the Moonlight.
  • This Virgo woman was the host of Inkigayo from November 2014 until April 2016.
  • She didn’t take the College Scholastic Ability Test in 2017 and decided to focus more in acting.
  • As a host, she has worked with Sungjae of BtoB, Jackson of GOT7, Suho and Baekhyun of EXO, and many more.
  • In 2017, Kim Yoo-jun had her first oversea fan meeting in Taipei, Taiwan.
  • In 2018, she had to stop working for quite some times because she was suffering with dysfunctions of the thyroid gland.
  • When feeling overwhelmed, this actress likes to lie down under a pile of blanket and just watch movie.
  • She sees problems as gentle waves instead of something big like a tsunami in order to manage stress.
  • Her ideal type is someone like Kim Young Ho, who looks tough and strong on the outside but actually a warm person inside.

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  • My Puppy (2023), as Ah Min
  • 20th Century Girl (2022), as Na Bo Ra
  • The 8th Night (2021), as Ae Ran
  • Golden Slumber (2018), as Soo A (cameo)
  • Because I Love You (2017), as Scully
  • Circle of Atonement (2015), as Lee Jung Hyun (Sang Won’s daughter)
  • Thread of Lies (2014), as Hwa Yeon
  • Commitment (2013), as Lee Hye In
  • Possessed (2009), as Ji Eun
  • Paradise (2009), as  Hwa Ran
  • Haeundae (2009), as Ji Min
  • Unforgettable (2008)
  • The Chaser (2008), as Mi Jin’s daughter
  • Rainbow Eyes (2007), as Hye Seo’s daughter
  • Bank Attack (2007), as Bae Yeon Hee
  • Hwang Jin-yi (2007), as Hwang Jin Yi (young)
  • Four Horror Tales – Hidden Floor (2006), as Joo Hee
  • Lump of Sugar (2006), as Si Eun (young)
  • All For Love (2005), as Kim Jin A
  • Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), as Jae Kyung
  • DMZ, bimujang jidae (2004)

Drama Series

  • My Demon (SBS | 2023-2024), as Do Do Hee
  • Chicken Gangjeong (Netflix | 2023), as Choi Min Ah (special appearance)
  • One Ordinary Day (Coupang Play | 2021), as holding cell girl (ep.8)
  • Lovers of the Red Sky  (SBS | 2021), as Hong Cheon Ki
  • Backstreet Rookie (SBS | 2020), as Jung Saet Byeol
  • Clean With Passion For Now (JTBC | 2018-2019), as Gil Oh Sol
  • Love in the Moonlight (KBS2 | 2016), as Hong Ra On
  • Angry Mom (MBC | 2015), as Oh A Ran
  • Secret Door (SBS | 2014), as Seo Ji Dam
  • Golden Rainbow (MBC | 2013-2014), as Kim Baek Won (young)
  • May Queen (MBC | 2012), as Cheon Hae Joo (young)
  • The Moon Embracing The Sun (MBC | 2012), as Heo Yeon Woo / Wol (teen)
  • Flames of Desire (MBC | 2010), as Na Young (young)/ In-Gi (young)
  • Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho (KBS2 | 2010), as Yeon Yi
  • Road No. 1 (MBC | 2010), as Su Yeon (young)
  • Dong Yi (MBC | 2010), as Suk Bin (child)
  • Tamra, the Island (MBC | 2009), as Jang Beo Sul
  • Cain and Abel (SBS | 2009), as Seo Yeon (young)
  • The Painter of Wind (SBS | 2008), as Yoon Bok (young)
  • Il Ji-Mae: The Phantom Thief‎ (SBS | 2008), as Eun Chae (young)
  • Formidable Rivals (KBS2 | 2008), as Yu Kkot Nim
  • Beautiful Days (KBS | 2007-2008), as Jung Da Jung
  • My Beloved Sister (MBC | 2006-2007), as Pink / Choi Ga Eul
  • Thank you My Life (KBS2 | 2006), as Yoon Hyun Ji

TV Movies

  • Drama Special: The Dirge Singer (KBS2 | 2014), as Yeon-Sim


  • 2021 SBS Drama Awards – Best Actress – Lovers of the Red Sky 
  • 2021 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Lovers of the Red Sky
  • 2020 SBS Drama Awards – Excellent Actress – Backstreet Rookie  
  • 2017 (53rd) BaekSang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress – Love in the Moonlight  
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Excellent Actress (medium-length drama) – Love in the Moonlight
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Love in the Moonlight  
  • 2016 (5th) APAN Star Awards – Best New Actress – Love in the Moonlight  
  • 2015 MBC Drama Awards – Teen Star Award – Angry Mom
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards  – New Star Award – Secret Door
  • 2012 MBC Drama Awards – Best Child Actress – May Queen & The Moon Embracing The Sun


“I learned that it’s better to feel a bit wronged.” (Backstreet Rookie)

Pics of Kim Yoo Jung

1. She looks like an angel

Kim Yoo-jung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. She is shining as bright as the sun

Kim Yoo-jung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. What a fun summer picture

Kim Yoo-jung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. She has great style

Korean Actress - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

5. Yoo Jung has such an adorable smile

Korean Actress - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Kim Yoo Jung?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kim Yoo Jung’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Yoo Jung (김유정).

What makes Kim Yoo Jung famous?

She became famous as a child actress who successfully shifted her career as an adult actress. She has appeared in a number of drama series such as Dong Yi (2010), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), Love in the Moonlight (2016), and My Demon (2023).

Where is Kim Yoo Jung from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Yoo Jung?

She was born in 1999, and she is 25 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Yoo Jung celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 22th of every September.

How tall is Kim Yoo Jung?

Her height is 5’5″ or 165 cm.

Who are Kim Yoo Jung’s parents?

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

Is Kim Yoo Jung married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kim Yoo Jung’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is an unidentified man.

How rich is Kim Yoo Jung?

Her net worth is around $6 million to $16 million.

What is Kim Yoo Jung’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Kim Yoo Jung has worked really hard since her childhood. She is continuously able to grow with her roles and gain more fans along the way.