Everyone needs a best friend in their lives. They're that one person you can run to when you need a shoulder to cry on, some much-needed advice, or maybe just a good laugh. In Extraordinary Attorney Woo, the latest K-drama to dominate Netflix, Young-woo (Park Eun Bin) finds her confidante in Dong Geu-ra-mi, her high school chum that's always had her back. The fresh face behind the eccentric character is Joo Hyun Young, an actress whose baby steps into the industry have already made much noise. Scroll away to learn more about her!
10 Fun Facts and Trivia About Joo Hyun Young
1. Joo Hyun Young is a Capricorn.
Hyun Young was born in South Korea on January 24, 1996.
2. Joo Hyun Young went to the same school as two Business Proposal stars.
With a desire for a career in front of the camera, Hyun Young enrolled in the theater program of Kookmin University. She shares her alma mater with Business Proposal heartthrobs Ahn Hyo Seop and Kim Min Kyu, as well as K-pop stars Se7en and Lee Min Woo.
3. Joo Hyun Young is handled by AIMC Official.
Presently, the actress is under AIMC Official, a new talent agency housing her and fellow entertainers Lee So Jin and Kim Sang Hyub. For more Hyun Young content, you can subscribe to their YouTube channel here.
4. Joo Hyun Young debuted in a 2018 high school drama
In 2018, Hyun Young got her first acting gig in Govengers, a fantasy-drama about a clique of high school students who mysteriously gain superhuman powers. A year later, she played a main role in Best Mistake, a web series that starred Lee Eun Jae and Kang Yul. The show ran for three seasons, with Hyun Young's performance as Ahn Yoo-naa being well-received by fans.
5. Joo Hyun Young is a Baeksang Arts Award-winning performer.
As a member of its pioneering cast, Hyun Young has become well-loved by many for her antics on Saturday Night Live Korea. She's best known for her skits as an "intern journalist" who does hilarious interviews and broadcasts.
As it turns out, audiences weren't the only who enjoyed her comedic bits. In the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards (the biggest and most prestigious awards ceremony in Korea, FYI), she was honored as the Best Female Variety Performer of the year! Oh, and did we mention it was also the first ever award she received since entering the industry? What an achievement!
6. Joo Hyun Young has been featured in several magazines.
This newcomer is quickly becoming a familiar face across Korea and the rest of the world. Aside from the positive traction she's getting for her supporting roles on screen, Hyun Young has also been fronting magazine spreads. Some titles she's been featured in include W Korea, Singles Korea, and VOGUE Korea.
7. Joo Hyun Young is starring in the K-drama adaptation of Call My Agent.
It only makes sense that the rising star starts bagging leading roles in new projects. We can look forward to seeing her in the K-drama adaptation of French TV series Call My Agent soon. Starring alongside Lee Seo Jin, Kwak Sun Young, and Seo Hyun Woo, the story will follow four talent managers maneuvering around the fast-paced entertainment industry. tvN reports that the drama is slated to premiere in the latter half of 2022!
8. Joo Hyun Young is also cast in an upcoming rom-com movie titled 2 O'Clock Date.
Another project of Hyun Young's we can anticipate is the rom-com flick 2 O'Clock Date. Depicting a couple who only gets to spend time with each other at, you guessed it, 2'o clock, the movie fronts Im Yoon Ah and Ahn Bo Hyun (Fun fact: Kim Seon Ho was supposed to play the male lead until he backed out in September 2021). Hyun Young joins the mix as Jeong Ara, the cousin of Yoon Ah's character.
9. Joo Hyun Young loves animals.
When she's not taping a drama or shooting an endorsement, Hyun Young loves to spend time with a bunch of her furry friends. Her IG grids shows us that she loves tending to cats and dogs, even having some of them stay at home with her as pets. Aww!
10. You can follow Joo Hyun Young on Instagram.
And speaking of her Instagram, don't miss out on all things Joo Hyun Young by hitting follow on her account here. Be prepared to double-tap BTS snaps of her projects, as well as photos from her everyday life (which is another way to say, a lot of selfies).
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