Namjoo (Apink)

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Namjoo 'Apink' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Kim Nam Joo, or popularly known as Namjoo, is a Korean singer and actress.

She gained fame by debuting as an idol-singer under K-Pop girl group Apink as well as for her acting appearances in Korean web drama series, such as Investigator Alice (2015–2016) and Bad Boys Detective (2017–2018).


Namjoo started her life in the entertainment industry when she was 13 years old, at which time she managed to star in a TV commercial in 2007.

Her career then continued when she successfully passed Cube Entertainment’s Cube Party audition in 2010.

Namjoo then made her first stage debut with the group Apink on Mnet’s M! Countdown. At the event, they performed Wishlist and Mollayo.

Her career doesn’t just stop in the world of singing. In 2015, she was cast for the web drama Investigator Alice. In the drama, she plays a detective named Chun Yeon Joo.

She continued the role of Chun Yeon Joo for the second season. In the same year, she and her Apink partner, Bomi, became the newest hosts on Shikshin Road.

She finally made her solo debut on September 7, 2020 with her latest single album, Bird.


  • Real Name: Kim Nam Joo (김남주)
  • Stage Name: Namjoo (남주)
  • Nickname: Namjoo, Shikshin
  • Birthdate: April 15, 1995
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korea
  • Position: Rapper, Lead Vocalist, Lead Dancer (Apink)
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Singer, Dancer, Model, Actress, Rapper
  • Education: Sungkyunkwan University
  • Hobbies: Eating, Singing, Dancing
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Height, Weight & Appearances

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: ‎34-26-40 (Bust -34, Waist -26, and Hips -40 inches)
  • Shoe size: 7 (US)
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Boyfriend & Dating History

Namjoo’s dating history is unknown as she keeps her love life private. She also has never been in a dating scandal or rumor.

Net Worth

Namjoo has an estimated net worth of $1 million to $5 million. She mainly earns from her career in Apink, but she also earns from her career as an actress.

Plastic Surgery 

A lot of people speculated that Namjoo has changed her appearance through cosmetic surgery when she turned up with arguably different nose during the 2018 KOAFEC ceremony.

Her appearance at the event became viral because of how different her nose looked compared to before.

Plan A Entertainment neither confirmed nor denied the plastic surgery rumores, by releasing a statement saying, “We have nothing to say about it.”


  • Namjoo is a member of Apink who can speak Chinese, even though it was actually Naeun who learned the language.
  • She often calls Beyonce as a nickname for herself.
  • She really idolizes Onew from SHINee.
  • She pointed to SHINee’s Onew as her ideal type.
  • This girl is often called the ‘Tireless Energizer’.
  • Her mother and cousins ​​are fluent in English.
  • According to her fans, Namjoo is a very active and bright person.
  • She really likes spicy food, as well as pork and kimchi stew that her mother usually makes.
  • Purple and pink are her favorite colors.
  • She once wrote the lyrics for one of the songs on Apink’s One and Six mini-album, Forever Star.
  • She was once a dancing crew for BEAST’s song Beautiful.
  • Namjoo is part of Apink’s sub-unit, BnN, with Bomi.
  • She along with Eunji and Hyunseung (BEAST) once released the single A Year Ago in 2013.
  • She once performed the song Seoul Lonely along with Phantom, a hip-hop music trio on various music programs.
  • In 2015, she released a single with Sungjae from BTOB with the title Photograph.
  • Namjoo was cast as the main character Juliet Capulet in Romeo and Juliet produced by Sungkyunkwan University in 2017.
  • Namjoo has her own fashion line, namely Sugar Please.
  • She launched Sugar Please on February 14, 2019.
  • She attended Seoul Performing Arts High School with Naeun, Hayoung, and Yookyung.
  • Her ideal type is a man who has no double eyelids and possesses good facial expression.

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Drama Series

  • Bad Boys Detective (Naver TV | 2017–2018), as Oh Jin Kyung
  • Investigator Alice (Naver TV Cast | 2015–2016), as Chun Yeon Joo

TV Shows

  • The Show Fan PD (SBS funE | 2017)
  • Shikshin Road 2 (k-star | 2016)

Musical Theaters

  • Midnight Sun (2022), as Hannah
  • Romeo and Juliet (2017), as Juliet Capulet


“These days, I think Apink has a really good energy, both as a person and a team.” 

“I don’t think there is a standard for success. I believe that people have their own standards of success according to their personal goals and happiness, and what my success looks like to me is being able to do what I love for a long time.”

“Every moment makes me who I am today.”

“I love what I’m currently doing and there are so many things I wish to do in the future as a group and personally. I will always try my best and be awake in order to fulfill each of them.”

“People are susceptible to falling apart at any time, and it seems that the only way to overcome these times of difficulty and adversity is to always be grateful. You can always be grateful when you’re on top of the world, but being able to be grateful even in times of pain is a big help to me.”

Pics of Namjoo Apink

1. She looks so badass in this retro wave theme outfit

Namjoo 'Apink' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

2. She’s in her dreamland with her color palette, pink and purple

Namjoo 'Apink' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

3. Namjoo is being a slaying queen

Namjoo 'Apink' - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

4. She looks so refreshed in this photo

Member of Apink- Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

5. Namjoo’s side profile is worth to be admired

Member of Apink- Biography, Profile, Facts and Career


Who is Namjoo?

She is a Korean singer and actress.

Who is Namjoo’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Nam Joo (김남주).

What makes Namjoo famous?

She gained fame by debuting as an idol-singer under K-Pop girl group Apink as well as for her acting appearances in Korean web drama series, such as Investigator Alice (2015–2016) and Bad Boys Detective (2017–2018).

Where is Namjoo from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Namjoo?

She was born in 1995, and she is 30 years old as of 2025.

When does Namjoo celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 15th of every April.

How tall is Namjoo?

Her height is 5’5″ or 165 cm.

Who are Namjoo’s parents?

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

Is Namjoo married?

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

Who is Namjoo’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Namjoo?

Her net worth is around $100 thousand to $1 million.

What is Namjoo’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Namjoo is a super attractive woman who loves giving their best effort in every aspect. She’s really talented, very beautiful, and so bright. We are rooting for you, Namjoo!