Jung Yu-mi is a prominent South Korean actress. Jung Yu-mi gained international fame through her appearance in Train to Busan and Psychokinesis. The actress has also worked on several hit projects including Family Ties, Chaw, Silenced, and My Dear Desperado among numerous others.
Table of Biography
Jung Yu-mi was born on January 18, 1983, and she is currently 39 years old. Yu-mi is a native of Busan, South Korea, and her zodiac sign is Capricorn. Her name is written in her native language as 정유미. Talking about her educational journey, Jung Yu-mi attended the Seoul Institute of the Arts majoring in Film. There is no information regarding Jung Yu-mi’s parents, singling, and other family details.
Career and Professional Life
Professionally, Jung Yu-mi is a famous actress from South Korea. Yu-mi is popular for her appearances in various hit drama series including Silenced, My Dear Desperado, and Chaw. The actress also starred in Reply 1994 and Que Sera, Sera. Yu-mi also worked alongside actress Moon So-ri in the 2006 film Family Ties. The actress bagged the 2006 Blue Dragon Film Award for the aforementioned project.
In the early 2000s, Jung Yu-mi acted in several short films. This was prior to making her feature-length debut in the year 2005 with Blossom Again. For this role, Jung Yu-mi won the 2005 Korean Association of Film Critics Award. Prior to the mainstream roles, Jung Yu-mi actually started off her acting career with the short film How to Operate a Polaroid Camera.
Additionally, the actress is also a part of the box office hits like The Crucible, Train to Busan, and Kim Ji-young: Born 1982 among many others. Actress Yu-mi frequently appears in Hong Sang-soo’s films. Sang-soo is an auteur and some of his films that Yu-mi has starred in include Oki’s Movie and Our Sunhi.
Likewise, Yu-mi has appeared in films like The Room Nearby, Cafe Noir, A Bittersweet Life, Like You Know It All, Good Morning, President, Come, Closer, In Another Country, Tough as Iron, Manhole, The Table, Psychokinesis, and Wonderland.
Yu-mi worked alongside director Yeon Sang-ho in the zombie thriller Train to Busan and again in the black comedy Psychokinesis. The former premiered at the Cannes Film Festival and it stars some remarkable South Korean actors including Gong Yoo, Ma Dong Seok, Kim Su-an, Kim Eui Sung, Choi Woo Shik, and Ahn So-hee.
She reunited with Gong Yoo in the film Kim Ji-young: Born 1982. In 2018, Yu-mi starred alongside Lee Kwang-soo, Bae Sung-woo, and Bae Jong-ok in Live. The same year, she also made a cameo appearance in What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim and a voice cameo in Tale of Fairy.
Variety Shows and Awards
The actress has also worked on various variety shows including Youn’s Kitchen, Youn’s Kitchen – Season 2, Summer Vacation, and Youn’s Stay. Likewise, Yu-mi also starred in the 2015 music video for the song Zero Gravity by Zion.T and in 2017 song Holding On To You by Sung Si Kyung.
With Sung Si Kyung, Yu-mi showcased her sweet singing voice with the song Andromeda in the year 2016. The duo later performed live in You Hee Yeol’s Sketchbook the next year. In 2020, Jung Yu-mi plays the role of Ahn Eun Yeong in Netflix’s drama series The School Nurse Files. The actress is also set to appear in the 2021 JTBC drama When the Day Breaks.
Further, for Jung Yu-mi’s works in films, the actress has won numerous awards at prestigious award ceremonies. Some of them are the “Best Actress” at the recent 56th Grand Bell Awards, “Best New Actress Award” at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and “Best Supporting Actress” at the Blue Dragon Film Awards. In 2021, Jung Yu-mi took home the “Popular Star Awards” at the 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Jung Yu-mi is most probably single at present. The Train To Busan actress has not shared any social media posts that indicate her current relationship status and love affairs. Moreover, Yu-mi also might be more focused on strengthening her career rather than involving in love affairs.
Jung Yu-mi stands tall at an approximate height of 1.63 meters or 5 feet 5 inches and her body weight is around 50 kgs. Likewise, Yu-mi has a chest-waist-hip measurement of approximately 29-22-33 inches respectively. Further, the South Korean actress’s eye color and hair color both are dark browns.
Social Media and Net Worth
Talking about her social media presence, Jung Yu-mi is available on Instagram under the username @_jungyumi. So far, this account boasts 1.6 million followers. Other than this, the actress doesn’t seem to have official accounts on other platforms like Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Weibo, etc. Moving on, Yu-mi’s exact net worth and earnings are still under review. However, some sources estimate that the actress has a net worth of approximately $1 million to $5 million dollars.