Thursday, October 23, 2014

Kim Yoo-Jung is Korea’s Teen Sweetheart

Kim Yoo-jung, the young actress from South Korea possesses everything to make it big in the entertainment industry - a pretty face, charming personality, and unmistakable acting prowess. Born on September 22, 1999 in Seoul, South Korea., this cute and talented girl was discovered at 5 years old in a contest where she grabbed the popularity award even though she was not a contestant (the contestant was her sister).
Her first appearance on TV was in 2003 when she was cast for a commercial for a local biscuit brand. Her acting career began a year after and appeared in films such as Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, All for Love, The Chaser, and Haeundae.
Her acting career on TV started in 2006 and quickly emerge as one of the most in-demand child actresses in Korea. Her first acting award as Best Child Actress was for for action-adventure series Iljimae.  She became even more popular when she appeared in  the period drama Moon Embracing the Sun.
In 2014, Kim's performance as a teenage bully in Elegant Lies drew critical acclaim. She then played a traditional funeral singer in the single-episode Drama Special anthology and was cast in the horror mystery Room 731, an English-language graduate thesis film by USC filmmaker Youngmin Kim. This was followed by a starring role in the period drama Secret Door.


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