For someone to call you their "spring sunshine" must mean a great lot. Fans of Extraordinary Attorney Woo would know that such a moniker belongs to Choi Soo-yeon, a loyal and kind-hearted colleague to the series' namesake. Since their law school days, Soo-yeon was always there to look out for Woo Young-woo (Park Eun Bin), never letting any feelings of inferiority get in the way of being a good friend.
To give credit where credit is due, such a lovable and complex character is brought to life by rookie actress Ha Yoon Kyung. While it may seem like she's only started dipping her toes into the industry, Yoon Kyung has actually been putting in the work for close to seven years now. The mainstream recognition she's receiving now is only well-deserved, and we can't wait to see where else her blossoming career takes her! To learn more about our beloved "spring sunshine", scroll through the fast facts we listed down below.
10 Facts to Know About Ha Yoon Kyung
1. Ha Yoon Kyung is a Libra
Yoon Kyung celebrates her birthday every October 20. She was born on 1992 in Gunpo, South Korea.
2. Ha Yoon Kyung went to the Korea National University of Arts
With her sights set on becoming an actor, Yoon Kyung enrolled into the Theater department of the Korea National University of Arts, eventually graduating with a degree in Drama. Other Hallyu stars to have the same alma mater as her include Jung So Min and Kim Go Eun.
3. Ha Yoon Kyung is handled by Hodu & U Entertainment
Presently, the 29-year-old actress is managed by Hodu & U Entertainment, who also takes care of veterans like Juvenile Justice's Kim Hye Soo and Soul Mechanic's Shin Ha Kyun.
4. Ha Yoon Kyung got her start in the thriller movie titled Socialphobia
Come 2015, the rookie finally made her big screen debut via the thriller-drama movie Socialphobia. Based on true-to-life experiences, the film talked about a group of friends investigating the death of a girl, played by Yoon Kyung, who died after an internet "witch hunt" (or, in today's vernacular, getting "cancelled").
5. Ha Yoon Kyung was a recurring character in a popular medical drama
If this fresh face looks familiar to you, then it's probably because you've seen her in action as neurosurgeon Heo Sun-bin in hit tvN drama Hospital Playlist. After the show concluded, Yoon Kyung admitted that, despite all the love she's gotten for her character, she still doesn't "feel like a celebrity." Though, she mentioned that she does aspire to "live a good life" like Sun-bin.
6. Ha Yoon Kyung recently starred in an indie drama film
Aside from Extraordinary Attorney Woo, another big project Yoon Kyung took part in this year was the indie film Gyeong-ah's Daughter, a gut-wrenching story about a mother and daughter who struggle to keep their bond alive given their drastically different lifestyles. The film premiered at the Jeonju International Film Festival last June and was met with adoration by many.
7. Ha Yoon Kyung will be in a webtoon-based drama soon
Thanks to the star's endearing portrayal of Choi Soo-yeon, more offers are steadily coming her way. Fans, like us, can already look forward to catching her in See You In My 19th Life, a webtoon-based romance drama that'll front Mr. Queen star Shin Hye Sun and Itaewon Class actor Ahn Bo Hyun as the lead couple. The series will follow the story of a girl who has the supernatural ability to retain the memories of her "past lives."
8. Ha Yoon Kyung is also quite the fashionista
While we usually see her in tailored formal-wear that's appropriate for the courtroom, Yoon Kyung loves switching up her looks off-screen. Eagle-eyed viewers have spotted her sporting brands such as Grove, Lehho, and Couronne, which are all notable and trendy Korean labels. Her casual 'fits are totally worth bookmarking!
9. Ha Yoon Kyung is a cat mom
What whales are to Woo Young-woo, cats are to Ha Yoon Kyung. Whenever she gets home from work, the actress is always welcomed by two adorable feline friends. Aww!
10. You can follow Ha Yoon Kyung on Instagram
To see more snaps of Yoon Kyung, her projects, outfits, and yes, even her cats, make sure to follow her on Instagram here.
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