- Youn Yuh-jung is a South Korean actress who stood as a trailblazer in 2021. She made history as the first South Korean actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for her endearing performance as “Soonja” in A24’s “Minari.”
- Net Worth, Salary, and Income
- Married, Husband, and Children
- Family, Parents, and Siblings
- Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Youn Yuh-jung is a South Korean actress who stood as a trailblazer in 2021. She made history as the first South Korean actress ever to be nominated for an Academy Award for her endearing performance as “Soonja” in A24’s “Minari.”
Originally from Kaesong Special City, North Korea, Youn Yuh-jung was born on 19 June 1947 under the star sign Gemini. The 73-year-old actress is South Korean by nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity. She attended Hanyang University but dropped out of college to venture into the acting industry.
Net Worth, Salary, and Income
Yuh-jung’s career in film and television spans over five decades. She made her acting debut in 1967 with the television drama Mister Gong. She rose to fame in 1971 with her splendid performances in the film Woman of Fire and the historical drama Jang Hui-bin.
Yuh-jung has starred in several well-known South Korean TV series and films such as Daewongun, Did We Really Love?, Golden Fish, Sense8, The Housemaid, Keys to the Heart, Beasts Clawing at Straws, and Minari, to name a few. For her portrayal of Soon-ja in the 2020 film Minari, she received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
Yuh-jung is one of the high-rated South Korean actresses and is the recipient of multiple awards. No doubt, she lives a lavish lifestyle as she has earned millions of dollars from her acting career. As of December 2020, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million.
Married, Husband, and Children
In 1974, the Minari actress immigrated to the United States after she married singer jo Young-nam. At the time, she left her acting career and moved to the US to support her husband and become a housewife. Together, the couple welcomed two sons.
Unfortunately, their marriage started deteriorating, and divorce became imminent. Finally, the couple divorced in 1987. After the divorce, Yuh-jung became a single mother and raised her sons singlehandedly. Both her sons live in the United States.
Family, Parents, and Siblings
Yuh-jung lost her father at a young age. Her mother raised her and her two sisters. Her sister Youn Yeo-soon is a former executive at LG Group.
Body Measurements: Height and Weight
Yuh-jung has a decent height of 5 feet 3 inches. She has a slim, lean body that weighs around 49 kg. Her hair has already turned grey, so she has dyed her hair with chestnut color.