South Korean actress, Hyun Jyu-ni first debuted as the face of the girl rock-band named BellaMafia. The group consisted of 4 members and released their first album Overstep in 2008, but the group has now disbanded. She was known by her stage name ‘Juni’ or ‘Ju-an’.
Her first acting job started when she was spotted by a TV director, Lee Jae-gyu in the musical bandits, and he decided to cast her as a flutist in his TV series ‘Beethoven Virus’. The series was her first appearance in TV entertainment. Besides acting and singing, she had also played the flute from a young age, and was previously a member of the Seoul Youth Chamber Orchestra. But then, she had transitioned to an acting career, appearing in various TV series as supporting roles. Some of her roles include a pregnant young girl from Yanbian in Take Off, a hacker in IRIS, a firefighter in Love 911, as well as a starring role as a rock-band vocalist in Sky and Ocean. Her most high-profile role yet was as a young single mother who joins the Comeback Madonna Band in ‘I Am Legend’.
Hyun Jyu-ni’s Profile
Name: 현쥬니 / Hyun Jyu Ni
Also known as: 쥬니 / Jyu Ni, 주안 / Joo An
Profession: Singer and actress
Birthdate: 1985-Aug-01 (age 32)
Birthplace: Ulju, Ulsan, South Korea
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: A
Spouse: Unknown (m. 2012)
Family: Son (b. 2013-Jul-30)
Talent Agency: BH Entertainment
Education: Kwangshin High School, Seoul Arts College (Music degree)
Hyun Jyu-ni’s Movies and TV series
Having started as a rock band member, Hyun Jyu ni also had an interest in an acting career. She started acting on the TV series Beethoven Virus after having been spotted by the director himself. Since then, she has played in various series and movies mostly as a supporting character. The latest appearance she made was on KBS2’s popular drama ‘Descendants of the sun’ and on SBS’s drama ‘Bravo my life’.
- You Call It Passion | Yeoljung Gateun Sori Hago Itne (2015) – Reporter Hyun
- Love 911 | Banchangggyo (2012) – Firefighter Hyun-Kyung
- Perfect Game | Peopekteu Geim (2011) – Min-Kyung
- Sky and Ocean | Haneulgwa Bada (2009)
- Take Off | Gukgadaepyo (2009) – young woman from Yeonbyun, China
- Bravo My Life (SBS / 2017-2018) – Jung Sung-A
- Descendants of the Sun | Taeyangui Hooye (KBS2 / 2016) – Pyo Ji-Soo
- Mama (MBC / 2014) – Rachel
- Angel Eyes | Enjelaizeu (SBS / 2014) – Cha Min-Soo
- Ohlala Couple | Oolralra Booboo (KBS2 / 2012) – Ko Il-Ran
- I Am Legend | Na neum Junsul yida (SBS / 2010) – (guitarist)
- IRIS (KBS2 / 2009) – Yang Mi-Jeong
- Beethoven Virus (MBC / 2008)
Released: February 4, 2008
Label: Sound Holic/M.Net Media
- Happy Ending (Track from Sky and Ocean OST)
Released: May 7, 2009
Label: DadaEast/LOEN Entertainment
- Empty (Track from IRIS OST)
Released: November 17, 2009
Label: Taewon Entertainment/M.Net Media
- I Am Legend OST
Artist: Comeback Madonna Band
Released: August 31, 2010
Label: A Story/LOEN Entertainment
Hyun Jyu-ni’s Wedding and Pregnancy
In December 2012, Hyun Jyu ni made a surprising confession at the VIP movie premiere for ‘Love 911′, which she starred in. She said that she was going to marry her boyfriend who is 3 years older than her. They had been dating for a year and a half, having met each other a year before through a mutual friend. He is a non celebrity, and is said to work as a businessman. The wedding wasn’t the only shocking news, she also revealed that she was 7 weeks pregnant. Juni said: ‘I wore comfortable clothes today because I’m pregnant. I’m happy to reveal the news here today.’
BH Entertainment’s representatives confirmed: ‘We heard the news yesterday (December 10). She’s about 7 weeks pregnant.’
Juni also made another shocking announcement, few days ago, revealing that her wedding will take place on December 13th. Many fans were surprised by this relatively late notice.
They actually planned to hold the wedding in October 2012, but because of Juni’s shooting schedule for her drama, the wedding was postponed until December 2012. It was a private ceremony with only family and relatives.
Juni stated, “I’ve found a person that I want to be with. Through joy and love, we’ve mended each other’s pains and promise to live together happily. Both of our parents asked for a quiet wedding, so our wedding will be closed to relatives only. I ask for your interest and blessings.”
Hyun Jyu-ni and Descendants of the Sun
KBS2’s “Descendants of the Sun” may have ended, but the camaraderie between the cast continues on.
Hyun Jyu Ni posted a collage of pictures taken with her “Descendants of the Sun” co-stars through her Instagram. Some of the actors, like Song Joong Ki and SHINee’s Onew, smile brightly for the camera, while others, such as Jin Goo, make funny faces. She can also be seen goofing around with Song Hye Kyo and other female cast members.
The actress provided a caption lamenting the end of the drama, and hoping that her co-stars will always be happy. The drama received high ratings, and became very popular. Moreover, the lead actor and actress of the drama mostly known as ‘Song Song Couple’, Song Joong ki and Song Hye Kyo, officially got married last year. Fans were happy and excited knowing they turned out to be a real couple after the drama ended.