Everything You Need to Know About ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’s Actor: Nam Joo-hyuk


Get Closer with Famous Actor, Nam Joo-hyuk

Who doesn’t recognize the famous actor, Nam Joo-hyuk? Certainly Korean drama lovers are no stranger to Nam Joo-hyuk, right? A handsome face, a good body shape, and good acting skills make anyone fall in love with Nam Joo-hyuk in a drama or film. Nam Joo-hyuk’s ex-girlfriend is the actress Lee Sung-kyung, they started dating because of the drama they starred in together, Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo.

He debuted as an actor in 2013, only about five years total in the world of entertainment. There have been many awards received by Nam Joo-hyuk, including MBC Drama’s Best New Actor in 2016, KBS Drama Awards Popularity Actor Award in 2015, and Best New Actor in 2015 (4th) APAN Star Awards. He also starred in popular dramas such as Twenty-Five Twenty-One and Start Up.

Let’s get know more about Nam Joo-hyuk!

Full Profile and Facts about Korean Actor, Nam Joo-hyuk


Name : Nam Joo-hyuk

Date of Birth : February 22, 1994

Age : 24 years old

Profession : Model and Actor

Height : 188 cm

Weight : 70 kg

Blood Type : A

Zodiac : Pisces

Religion : N/A

Instagram : @skawngur

Agency: YG Entertainment

Fun Facts about Nam Joo-hyuk :

  1. He began modeling in 2013, during the Song Ji-oh Homme collection.
  2. Before sleeping he does push ups for 4 minutes.
  3. His favorite food is chicken.
  4. The food he doesn’t like is cold noodles.
  5. His favorite fruits are: strawberries, peaches, apples, grapes.
  6. His favorite colors are black and blue.
  7. His happiest moment was when he first stood on stage for the Seoul collection.
  8. His role model is Park Ji-Sung.
  9. He appeared in Akdong Musician (AKMU)’s Music Video “200%” MV and “Give Love”.
  10. He publicly dated fellow actress and model Lee Sung-kyung for 4 months and now already broke up.
  11. His best friends are, Model Joo Woo-Jae, Park Jang-Hee and Ji-Soo.
  12. He believes that 32 is the right age for him to get married.
  13. He is very much attracted to people who are physically appealing.
  14. He believes that the first meeting and that the first impression is very important.
  15. He likes girls who are nice and he wants someone who is gentle and who would be compatible.

Get Know with Nam Joo-hyuk Top 5 Drama List

1. Surplus Princess (2014)


Surplus Princess was the first drama starring Nam Joo-hyuk and became his first debut as an actor. Nam Joo-hyuk only played the supporting role in this drama, as the character named Big. This drama was aired on tvN with a total of 10 episodes.

This drama’s story line is about a mermaid. In order for a mermaid to become a human being, she has to find a man to fall in love with her. The mermaid character gets a job in the main character’s house. To permanently become a human being, she must make the man love her within 100 days.

2. School 2015 (2015)


School 2015 is a serial drama that always got the highest rating every episode. TV viewers looked forward to each episode every time. Nam Joo-hyuk’s name began to become famous as an actor and he ventured to star in the School 2015 drama as the main character. This drama was aired by KBS2 with a total of 16 episodes. In this drama, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Han Yi-An, along with Kim Soo-Hyun, Yook Sung-Jae, and Lee Pil-Mo.

This drama tells about a popular student’s life at the private high school. She goes missing and returns, but she has lost her memory. She tries to find out the truth.

3. Cheese in the Trap (2016)


Cheese in the Trap was a very popular drama in 2016 and in 2018 was appointed a film. This drama was aired by tvN with a total of 16 episodes. In this drama, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Kwon Eun-Taek, along with park Hae-Jin, Kim Go-Eun, Lee Sung-kyung, and Seo Kang-joon.

This drama tells about the relationship between female university student Hong Seol and her senior Yoo Jung. Hong-Seol works part-time due to her family’s poor background. Yoo Jung is good looking, gets good grades, athletic and has a kind personality, but he has a dark side.

4. Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo (2016)


Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo is a very popular drama and has the highest rating among other dramas in 2016. This drama makes Nam Joo-hyuk’s name even more famous as an actor, and because of this drama Nam Joo-hyuk had created a special relationship with another actor who was cast with him, Lee Sung-kyung.

In this drama, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Jung Joon-Hyung. This drama was aired by MBC with a total of 16 episodes. This drama tells about, a promising collegiate female weightlifter. Her father runs a small chicken restaurant and she wants to become an actor.

Then, a collegiate swimmer is plagued with numerous false start disqualifications. He is 21-years-old and has a free spirit. His uncle and aunt raised him along with his cousin.

5. The Bride of Habaek (2017)


The Bride of Habaek is the last drama starring Nam Joo-hyuk in 2017. In this drama, Nam Joo-hyuk plays Ha Baek along with Shin Se-Kyung. This drama was aired by tvN with a total of 16 episodes.

This drama tells about a romance that takes place between Ha Baek and Psychiatrist So-A. This drama had a pretty good rating, but many netizens say that they prefer Nam Joo-hyuk’s acting in his previous dramas.