The Info List - Yum Jung-ah

Yum Jung-ah (born July 28, 1972) is a South Korean actress. Her notable films include A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), The Big Swindle (2004), The Old Garden (2007), and Cart (2014), as well as the television series Royal Family (2011).[1][2][3][4]



Year Title Role Notes
1992 Jazz Bar Hiroshima Sayuri
1995 Terrorist Hwang Chae-eun
1999 Tell Me Something Detective Oh Seung-min
2002 H Detective Kim Mi-yeon
2003 A Tale of Two Sisters Heo Eun-joo
2004 The Big Swindle Seo In-kyeong
Lovely Rivals Yeo Mi-ok
Three... Extremes Actress playing a vampire (cameo) segment: "Cut"
2005 Twentidentity segment: "20mm Thick"
Sad Movie Yeom Ju-young
Boy Goes to Heaven Bu-ja
2007 The Old Garden Han Yun-hee
The Worst Guy Ever Oh Joo-yeon
Small Town Rivals Tearoom madam (cameo)
2009 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard Actress
2012 The Spies Assistant manager Kang
Love Potion Wife short film
2014 Cart Sun-hee
2017 The Mimic Hee-yeon
2018 Wiretap

Television series

Year Title Role Network
1991 Our Paradise MBC
1993 January KBS2
Good Morning, Yeongdong! Hye-jin
Iljimae MBC
1994 Ambition
MBC Best Theater "Man and Woman"
A Human Land Kim Geum-dan KBS2
1995 The Blue Sky Park Yoon-jung
Good Man, Good Woman Kang Yeon-joo
Korea Gate Shin Jae-soon SBS
1996 Colors "Opening the Violet Blinds" KBS2
Lee Hong-ryeol's Eat Drink Man Woman SBS
The Scent of Apple Blossoms Park Shin-hee MBC
The Brothers' River Kim So-hee SBS
1997 Model Park Soo-ah
Fences on Fire KBS1
1998 Until the Azalea Blooms KBS2
Seven Brides SBS
Legendary Ambition Park Jae-hee KBS2
MBC Best Theater "Fanny and Alexander" Soo-mi MBC
You Are My Song Lee Jae-sook KBS1
1999 School Korean language teacher
Cha Hyun-joo
Crystal Jo Soo-ah Seoul Broadcasting System
Rising Sun, Rising Moon Kim Yoon-ji KBS1
2000 Emperor Wang Gun Queen Janghwa
2001 Drama City "Yoon Sa-wol" Jae-kyung KBS2
Purity Jang Ho-sook
2003 Lovers Jo Jin-seo SBS
2004 Say You Love Me Jo Yi-na MBC
2008 Working Mom Choi Ga-young SBS
2011 Royal Family Kim In-sook MBC
2012 Shut Up Flower Boy Band Kwon Ji-hyuk's mother
(cameo, episode 15)[5]
My Lover, Madame Butterfly Nam Na-bi SBS
2013 After School: Lucky or Not (cameo, episode 2) Nate Hoppin/
Your Neighbor's Wife Chae Song-ha JTBC
2016 Mirror of the Witch Shaman Hong-joo

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
1991 Entertainment Weekly KBS2
1992 전원집합 토요대행진
초 마술의 세계 미스터 마릭 SBS
밤으로 가는 쇼 KBS2
1993 Concert of Dreams
1996 Female MC Showdown
Scoop Entertainment City MBC
1997 TV Loaded with Love KBS2
Field Experience of Life
1998 Tuesday Special with Seo Se-won
2013 Human Documentary: Your Story jTBC Narration
Thank You SBS
2014 True Live Show[6] StoryOn Host

Music video

Year Song title Artist
2005 "I'm Not Laughing" Leessang feat. ALi

Musical theatre

Year Title Role
1993 Beauty and the Beast

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1991 Miss Korea Pageant First Runner-up N/A Won
Miss Photogenic N/A Won
1992 Miss International Pageant[7] Second Runner-up N/A Won
1998 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won
2003 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress
A Tale of Two Sisters
6th Director's Cut Awards Best Actress Won
2004 22nd Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival Best Supporting Actress Won
41st Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated
24th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Actress
The Big Swindle
25th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film)
The Old Garden
2008 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special
Working Mom
2011 4th Korea Drama Awards[8] Best Actress
Royal Family
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama
My Lover, Madame Butterfly
2013 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Nominated
2014 15th Women in Film Korea Awards Woman of the Year in Film (Grand Prize/Daesang)
2015 20th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actress Nominated
51st Baeksang Arts Awards[9] Best Actress (Film) Won
24th Buil Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
2017 54th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress
The Mimic
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated


  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (29 July 2008). "SBS Drama to Spotlight Working Moms". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  2. ^ Lee, Seung-han (16 March 2011). "Ji-sung says Royal Family is just beginning". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  3. ^ "Yum Jung-ah Breaks New Ground in Film About Social Issues". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-25. 
  4. ^ Kim, June (3 April 2015). "YUM Jung-ah Looks to a New Horror". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-04-03. 
  5. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (19 March 2012). "Yeom Jeong Ah to Make Comeback Through Flower Boy Band". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-11-25. 
  6. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (13 March 2014). "Yeom Jeong-ah to host talk show about celebrities' lives". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  7. ^ "Korean Beauty Takes Third at Int'l Pageant". The Chosun Ilbo. 13 November 2006. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  8. ^ "Winners of the 2011 Korea Drama Awards". Korea Tourism Organization. 10 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  9. ^ Lee, Hoo-nam; Kim, Hyung-eun (28 May 2015). "Baeksang honors new, veteran stars". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-28. 

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