Jung So-min

Quick Facts

Birth Date March 16,1989
Full Name Jung So-min
Birth Name Kim Yoon-ji
Profession Actress
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Birth City Jinju, South Gyeongsang
Birth Country South Korea
Gender Identity Female
Sexual Orientation Straight
Horoscope Pisces
Height 1.65 cm
Networth 2000000
Religion Christian
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South Korean actress Jung So-min is well known for her role as Mang in Namkoong Sun’s short film, Worst Friends. She is also recognized for her appearance on SBS’s entertainment program, Little Frost. She received a KBS Entertainment Award sharing with Lee Kwang-soo for the movie, The Sound of Your Heart. Jung frequently appears on the SBS Power FM station, Jung So-min’s Young Street.

So-min was born Kim Yoon-Ji on 16th March 1989, in Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea. She, moreover, holds a South Korean nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. Let’s take a glimpse of So-min’s personal life.


Born in 1989, Jung So Min holds a strong fervor for the arts, and started learning to dance since middle school. With her talents and visuals, the actress soon received offers from various entertainment agencies, but turned them all down in favor of study. She eventually enrolled in the Acting Department at Korea National University of Arts (K-Arts), and even ranked first among applicants here. Even more impressive, the competition to enter K-Arts is said to be even more intense than that in medical schools, and yet Jung So Min managed to overcome them all.

What is the Relationships Status of Jung So-min?

So-min, 33, has not disclosed to the media her current romantic situation. She appears to be unmarried and without a romantic relationship at the moment.

Pictured are South Korean stars Jung So Min and Lee Joon who have ended their romance.
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However, Lee Joon-gi, an actor and singer from South Korea, and Jung previously dated. On the set of My Father is Strange in 2017, when she played the part of Joon’s lover Byun Mi-young, the two first met.

They quickly began dating in October 2017. The previous couple were having a happy life. But the couple split up after three years of dating. The news of Jung and Lee Joon’s separation was made public by their representatives. But the precise cause is not known.

What is the Net worth of Jung?

As of 2022, the stunning actress Jung is expected to have a net worth of over $2 million, which she amassed from a successful career. She has made appearances in a number of drama series and motion pictures. which she might have made a huge fortune off.

So-min is a character in the love drama The Smile Has Left Your Eyes, which scored 7.2 out of 10 stars from the show’s audience. Along with Seo In-Guk, she also performed the show’s theme song, Star. Similar to this, prominent Korean performers like Yeon Woo-jin and Yoo Se-Yoon also made a sizable fortune from their respective professions.


Jung So-min attracted attention when she made her acting debut in 2010 with a supporting role in the television series Bad Guy. This led to a leading role in her next project Playful Kiss, the Korean adaptation of the popular manga Itazura na Kiss. Though it received low ratings in Korea, the romantic comedy was popular overseas, further raising Jung’s profile.

Jung then took a short break in 2011 to concentrate on her studies at the Korea National University of Arts. In 2012 she returned to the small screen as part of the ensemble cast of the sitcom Standby. Later that year, she played a more mature role opposite Sung Joon in the cable series Can We Get Married?.

Jung left her talent agency Bloom Entertainment in 2013, and joined S.M. Culture & Contents. She then appeared in Came to Me and Became a Star, on single-episode anthology Drama Special.

In 2014, Jung played a self-centered heiress who falls for the protagonist (played by Kang Ji-hwan) in Big Man. This was followed in 2015 by a supporting role in coming-of-age film Twenty, and leading roles in horror-romance film Alice: Boy from Wonderland and disaster/medical drama D-Day.

In December 2016, she starred as the female lead in The Sound of Your Heart opposite Lee Kwang-soo. The web drama was a success in China and gained more than 100 million views on Sohu.

In 2017, Jung starred in KBS’s weekend family drama My Father is Strange. The same year, she starred in the body-swap comedy Daddy You, Daughter Me opposite veteran actor Yoon Je-moon.

Jung left S.M. Culture & Contents in June 2017 and signed with new management agency Jellyfish Entertainment. In August, Jung confirmed her appearance in tvN’s upcoming romantic comedy series Because This is My First Life alongside Lee Min-ki.

So-min’s Successful Movies with Box Office Collection

Jung has acted in a number of blockbuster films that have been well praised by critics. The same can be said for her debut movie, Twenty, which earned $21.3 million worldwide on a reasonable budget.

Watch the Twenty trailer (2015)

Daddy You, Daughter Me, the second most well-liked film by So-min, received a score of 6.3/10 from 185 spectators and made $4.6 Million. Her most recent movie, Golden Slumber, generated $10.7 Million with a $12.75 Million production budget.

Rise to Fame as an Actress In 2009, Jung So-min made her acting debut in the South Korean movie Worst Friends, directed by Namkoong Sun. Later, in 2010, she made a guest appearance as Hong Mo-ne in the SBS drama series Bad Guy.

Picture: On the red carpet, Jung So-min is posing for a picture.

the author, Jung So-min In addition, House So-min starred in the 2012 MBC network sitcom Standby. Then, in 2014, she appeared in 20 episodes of Miss Korea. She also made guest appearances in a number of TV programs, such as What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim, Abyss, and others.

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Lifetime Honors & Achievements

So-min, a distinguished actress, received her first honor at the 2010 2nd Korea Jewelry Awards. She also won the 18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Award for Best New Actress in TV the same year.

Photo: On December 12, 2018, in Saitama, Japan, Jung So-min arrives at the 2018 MNET Music Awards Fans’ Choice.
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For her work in the sitcom Standby, Jung won a 12th MBC Entertainment Award and the 6th Asia Model Festival Award in 2011. She was also a nominee for a number of honors, including the 31st KBS Drama Awards and the first The Seoul Awards.


  • So Min spent her childhood in Seoul.
  • She came from a wealthy family.
  • She has one younger brother.
  • This actress has monoloid type of eyes.
  • She used to do ballet from elementary through middle school.
  • Her parents were not really supportive of her learning ballet.
  • In high school, she switched to learn Korean dance.
  • Her parents didn’t want her to pursue a career in entertainment industry.
  • Her father especially wanted her to focus more on her study.
  • She needs around 9 years to convince her parents to let her be an actress.
  • She would like to try sleeping all day, which she can’t do because of her busy schedule.
  • So Min had a short hiatus in 2011 to focus on her study.