Jung So-min Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Aug, 2018
Facts of Jung So-min
Date of Birth: 1989 , March-16
Age: 29 years old
Birth Nation: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 4 Inch
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South Korean actress, Jung So-min is known for her roles in TV series including Playful Kiss, Big Man, and Standby. She also featured in music videos for songs by Seo In-guk and Noblesse.

So-min for her performances has earned a number of awards such as the 2nd Korea Jewelry Awards, 6th Asia Model Festival Awards, 18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards and 15th KBS Entertainment Awards among others.

Jung currently is in a relationship with an actor, Lee Joon since October 2017.

Early Life And Education Of Jung So-min

Jung So-min was born Kim Yoon-Ji on March 16, 1989, in Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea. She belongs to Asian ethnicity/race and holds South Korean nationality. Jung’s father is known to be one of the richest men in the country and the head of a private company.

From a young age, she loved to act and wanted to pursue a career in the same field, but her father opposed it. After Jung received a fully funded scholarship, based only on her acting skills, Jung’s father gave her a chance to pursue acting as a profession.  

Jung graduated from the Korea National University of Arts. 

Jung So-min's Career

Jung So-min debuted with 2009 South Korean short film, Worst Friends starring Kim Soo-Hyun, Bae Hye-mi, Kim Eun-mi, Choi Jeong and others,

In 2010, Jung So-min played a supporting role of Hong Mo-ne in 2010 South Korean melodrama television series, ‘Bad Guy’ for which she earned positive review from the critics. The same year, she was cast in a romantic series, ‘Playful Kiss.’

Jung So-min landed a lead role in 2012 South Korean sitcom, Standby, alongside Ryu Jin, Lee Ki-woo, Ha Seok-jin, and Kim Soo-Hyun among others. She then made her appearance in South Korean television series, Can We Get Married? as Jung Hye-Yoon.

In 2013, Jung So-min left her talent agency Bloom Entertainment and joined the S.M. Culture & Contents. The same year, she starred in Came to Me and Became a Star as Ha-jin. She worked in two series, Miss Korea, and Big Man in 2014.

In 2015 Jung So-min acted as one of the leads in South Korean television series, D-Day, along with Kim Young-Kwang, Ha Seok-jin, and Kim Jung-Hwa. The same year, she appeared in two movies, Twenty, and Alice: Boy from Wonderland.

In 2016, she appeared alongside Lee Kwang-soo in a South Korean sitcom, ‘The Sound of Your Heart, which became a huge hit in China and earned more than 100 million views on the internet. She then played in another drama special titled Red Teacher.

In 2017 Jung So-min was cast in a television series ‘My Father is Strange’ which aired on KBS2. She also starred alongside Yoon Je-moon in ‘Daddy You, Daughter Me’ as Won Do-Yeon which is a comedy flick about body swapping.

The same year, Jung So-min left S.M. Culture & Contents and signed with new management agency Jellyfish Entertainment. She then starred opposite Lee Min-ki in the network’s romantic series ‘Because This is My First Life.’ She also sang a single track, "Because You're Here" for her series Because This Is My First Life in 2017.

Her recent acting work includes the 2018 South Korean action thriller film, Golden Slumber, starring Kim Dae-MyungGang Dong-won, Han Hyo-JooKim Eui-sungKim Sung-Kyun, and Yoon Kye-sang. The movie is based on the 2007 Japanese novel of the same name written by Kotaro Isaka.

Awards And Nominations

In 2010, Jung So-min won a Topaz Award at the 2nd Korean Jewelry Awards. The same year, she was honored with the 18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards in the category of ‘Best New Actress for her role in ‘Bad Guy’.

She was nominated for 29th MBC Drama Awards under the category of ‘Best New Actress’ for her performance in ‘Playful Kiss.’ In 2011, she won the New Star Award at the 6th Asia Model Festival Awards.’

In 2012, she won the 12th MBC Entertainment Awards for Best Newcomer in a Comedy / Sitcom category for ‘Standby’.

 In 2016, Jung So-min won the Best Couple Award along with actor Lee Kwang-soo for ‘The Sound of Your Heart’ at the 15th KBS Entertainment Awards. She then was nominated for Excellence Actress Award, for her performances in Short Drama, Red Teacher at the 30th KBS Drama Awards.

In 2017, she earned many nominations under several categories for her work in South Korean television series, ‘My Father is Strange.’

Jung So-min's Net Worth 

The Because This is My First Life actress, Jung So-min earned a huge amount of money from her career. As per sources, her current net worth is around $6 million, but it has not confirmed officially. 

She made her appearances in the number of television series as well as movies. Some of her movies that did financially well are Twenty ($21.3 million), Daddy You, Daughter Me ($4.6 million), and Golden Slumber (US$48,049). 

Jung So-min's Personal Life

Jung So-min is reportedly dating her co-start, Lee Joon, which was officially announced in January 2018. As per the sources, they first met on the sets of My Father is Strange, and eventually began dating in October 2017. 

Previously, Jung dated baseball player-turned-actor, Yoon Hyun Min in 2015 and broke up at the end of the same year. The duo met through the South Korean actor, Jung Kyung Ho, who filmed dramas with both of them.

On March 7, 2015, Jung So-min and Yoon Hyun Min even appeared in the VIP conference and the after party of the film Clown of the Salesman together. 

Jung So-min was once linked to Kim Hyun Joong. The rumor started because of their chemistry in the South Korean romantic-comedy television series, Playful Kiss. However, they denied the rumor.

According to her Instagram posts, she loves to travel. She also sang songs and loves to play guitar. She is also a pet lover.

Here is the more information about Jung So-min and Lee Joon dating history.

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