Hyun Young Profile: Age, Husband, Movies and TV Shows

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Get Closer with Korean Actress Hyun Young

South Korean multi-talented celebrity, Hyun Young was born by the name Yoo Hyun-young on September 6, 1976. She is mostly known as an entertainer, as she works as a model, TV show host, actress, singer, instructor for Public Relations and Personal Financial Planning at colleges, and also for companies. She has been well educated at Yong In University and Korea University. Another unique talent she has is her unusual, almost cartoon-like voice.

Hyun Young appears in numerous Korean television shows, but the longest running show she was on was KBS’s variety show, Heroine 6, from 2005 until the show’s final episode in 2007. For her work on various shows, she won the 2006 Best Female Star award (for variety/comedy) at both the MBC and KBS Entertainment Awards. Since 2007, she has performed as one of the team leaders for the variety show Jiwhaza! (“Burst! Mental concentration”), airing on SBS. She is also one of the main 5 stars on KBS’s High-Five, part of its Happy Sunday line-up. She was also part of Introducing a Star’s Friend as a presenter.

As mentioned before, Hyun Young has various talents, it is including music as well. She recorded the Korean version of “Dragostea din tei” (otherwise known as the Numa Numa song), titled “Nuna’s Dream” (“누나의 꿈”); the “Numa Numa” lyrics are changed to “Nuna Nuna” (the Korean term used by males for an older woman) in 2006.

Even though the album did not have great sales, nor was the song officially promoted on the music charts, Hyun Young sung it on the variety shows she appeared on, which allowed it to become somewhat popular as a novelty song with its own novelty dance (called the “Nuna Nuna” dance). Because of that, eventually her video for the single became the most watched music video of 2006, according to M.net. In May 2007, Hyun Young released her second single “Love Revolution” (“연애 혁명”), a cover of Morning Musume’s “Renai Revolution 21”.

Hyun Young’s Full Profile


Name: Yoo Hyun-young
Birthday: September 6, 1976 (age 41)
Birthplace: Suwon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Current residence: Seoul
Education: Yong In University – Environmental Health Sciences; Korea University – Master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication
Occupation: Model, Presenter, Actress, Singer
Years active: 1997–present
Agent: BomNal Entertainment
Spouse: Choi Won hee (m. 2012)

  • 2008 Seoul City Mayor Prize
  • 2006 Best Female Star Award
  • 1997 Super Elite Model Contest

Besides hosting various shows, Hyun Young has also appeared in many movies and TV series. In some of them, she played supporting roles, but they are enough to prove she is a qualified and skilled actress. Here is the full list of movies and TV series and shows that Hyun Young has been featured in.


  • Unstoppable Family | Gamunui Youngkwang, Gamunui Sunan (2011) – Hyo-Jung
  • Fortune Salon | Cheongdam Bosal (2009) – famous actress
  • The Perfect Couple | Choegangromaenseu (2007) – Choi Soo-Jin
  • My Wife Is a Gangster 3 | Jopog Manura 3 (2006) – Yeon-Hee
  • Aachi and Ssipak | Achi-wa ssipak (2006) (voice)
  • Now and Forever | Yeonriji (2006) – stalker
  • The Legend of 7 Cutter | Kariseuma talchulgi (2006)
  • Art of Seduction | Jakeob-ui Jeongseok (2005) – Yang Soo-jin
  • Princess Aurora | Orora Gongju (2005) – Choi Shin-Ok
  • Marrying the Mafia 2 – Enemy-in-Law | Gamunui Wigi: Gamunui Youngkwang II (2005) – Hyo-Jung
  • A Moment to Remember | Nae Meorisokui Jiwoogae (2004) – Yu-Na
  • Father and Son: The Story of Mencius | Maengbu samcheon jigyo (2004)
  • The First Amendment of Korea | Daehanminguk heonbeob je 1jo (2003)

TV dramas:

  • The Producers | Peurodyusa (KBS2 / 2015) – herself (ep.1-2)
  • Sweden Laundry | Seuweden Setakso (MBC Drama-MBC every1 / 2014-2015) – Hye-Sook
  • Live in Style | Pomnage Salguya (SBS / 2011-2012) – Matchmaker (cameo)
  • Babyfaced Beauty | Dongahn minyeo (KBS2 /2011) – Ji Joo-Hee
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology Doctors | Sanbuingwa (SBS / 2010) – Yun-Jin
  • Hello, Francesca Season 3 | Annyeong! Peurancheseuka Sijeun3 (MBC / 2005 / 2006) – Diana
  • Fake Family Service | Bulryang Gajok (SBS / 2006)
  • A Man and A Woman | Bimilnamnyeo (MBC / 2005)
  • Fashion 70’s | Paesun 70’s (SBS / 2005) – Ha Yun-Kyung
  • Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy | Keonbbang seonsaengkwa byeolsatang (SBS / 2005) – Jo Ji-A
  • Sweet Love | Baekseol Kongju (KBS / 2004)

TV Shows:

  • 1997 – SBS 이주일 투나잇 쇼 (Week Tonight Show)
  • 2002 – MBC 여자를 말한다 (A Woman Says)
  • 2005 – 여러분! 고맙습니다 (Your Thanks)
  • 2005 – KBS 해피 선데이: 여걸 식스 (Happy Sunday: Heroine 6)
  • 2005 – KBS 쇼 파워 비디오 (Show Power Video)
  • 2006 – MBC 섹션 TV 연예 통신 (Section TV)
  • 2006 – SBS 헤이헤이헤이 2 (Hey Hey Hey 2)
  • 2006 – SBS 슈퍼 아이 (Super Eye)
  • 2007 – KBS 하이-파이브 (High-Five)
  • 2008 – KBS 이 맛에 산다 (Delicious Quiz: A Taste of Life)

The last time Hyun appeared on screen was in 2015. It seems she has been focusing on her family, and her non-entertainment activities, such as her career in public relations consultancy service to companies and firms.