Learn More About Yong Ho-jeong
Yoo Ho-jeong (born January 24, 1969) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1991 and has been starring in television and film since. Her roles include a divorcee whose husband lives next door in the daily drama Definitely Neighbors (2010), and the grown-up protagonist in the box-office hit Sunny (2011).
Profile of Yong Ho-jeong
|Born||January 24, 1969
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Seoul Art College – Film Studies|
|Spouse(s)||Lee Jae-ryong (m. 1995)|
|Children||1 son, 1 daughter|
- In 2013, Yoo Ho-jeong became the host of her first-ever variety show, the healthy food and lifestyle program Olive Show on the cable channel O’live TV.
- A source in the entertainment industry revealed to news outlet TV Report, “Yoo Ho-jeong will be leaving her position as the narrator of ‘Superman Returns.’ Her last recording will soon be held.” She has since confirmed the news. Yoo Ho-jeong has been the voice of the popular reality show since August 24, when she was selected as the new narrator following the departure of Shin Ae Ra. Viewers of the show have loved the actress for her warm and gentle voice that fits with the show’s family theme.
Yoo Ho-jeong’s Husband and Family
Lee Jae-ryeong married the South Korean actress Yoo Ho-jeong in 1995. Despite the fact that they already have a son, both of them have remained active in Korean entertainment. Yoo Ho-jeong and her husband have become a role model for family in Korea.
Yoo Ho-jeong’s List of Movies, Dramas and Awards
|1991||Humble Men||Seo Chan-kyung||MBC|
|Keep Your Voice Down||Ok-yi||SBS|
|1992||Yesterday’s Green Grass||Da-hye||KBS2|
|1994||MBC Best Theater “Two Women”||MBC|
|From June to August||Yoon Hae-yeon||MBC|
|1995||Even If the Wind Blows||Kyung-joo||KBS2|
|The Scent of Apple Blossoms||Seo Young-ae||MBC|
|Drama Game “Deep Sea”||Passenger waiting for
the airplane (cameo)
|1997||Drama City “Still Time to Love”||Lee Jung-woo||KBS2|
|Into the Storm||Hae-joo||KBS2|
|Light in the Field||Park Soo-jin||KBS1|
|The Woman Next Door||Lee Jung-in||SBS|
|Angel’s Kiss||Han Seol-hwa||KBS2|
|1999||Trap of Youth||Noh Young-joo||SBS|
|Rising Sun, Rising Moon||Park Young-joo||KBS1|
|2002||Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma||Woon-young||KBS2|
|2003||Women Next Door||Yoon Mi-yeon||MBC|
|2006||Thank You, My Life||Han Yeon-kyung||KBS2|
|Outrageous Women||Song Mi-joo||MBC|
|2007||Kimcheed Radish Cubes||Yoo Eun-ho||MBC|
|2009||Can Anyone Love||Oh Seol-ran||SBS|
|2010||Definitely Neighbors||Yoon Ji-young||SBS|
|2011||The Garden of Heaven||Jung Jae-in||Channel A|
|2013||Give Love Away||Jung Yoo-jin||MBC|
|2015||Heard It Through the Grapevine||Choi Yeon-hee||SBS|
|1998||First Kiss||Jajangmyeon actress (cameo)|
|2000||Promenade||Young-hoon’s first love (cameo)|
|2006||I’m a Cyborg, But That’s OK||Il-soon’s mother|
|2014||Awaiting (short film)||Sa-ra|
|2017||Your Name is Rose||Hong Jang-mi|
|2013||Olive Show||O’live TV||Host|
|2014||The Return of Superman||KBS2||Narration|
|2000||The Story of Yoo Ho-jeong’s Happy Home||Seoul Media Group|
Awards and nominations
|1993||29th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Yesterday’s Green Grass||Won|
|2002||15th Grimae Awards||Best Actress||Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma||Won|
|2003||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Rosemary||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Kim Seung-woo||Won|
|2009||8th Korea National Council on Social Welfare||Commendation from
the Ministry of Health, Welfare, and Family Affairs
|2010||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama||Definitely Neighbors||Won|
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Heard It Through the Grapevine||Nominated|
Yoo Ho-jeong in Sunny
Sunny is a 2011 South Korean dramedy. The film is about a middle-aged woman who tries to fulfill her friend’s dying wish of reuniting their group of high school friends. The film alternates between two timelines: the present day, where the women are middle-aged, and the 1980s, when they were in high school.
Yoo Ho-jeong played a lead role as Im Na-mi, a wealthy housewife and mother, who does her daily routine. While things look perfect on the outside (wonderful home, generous husband, beautiful daughter), she is depressed about her life. One day after visiting her mother, Na-mi passes a patient’s room with the sign “Ha Chun-hwa,” and thinks about her high school life. She asks her chauffeur to take her to the all-girls high school she attended in Seoul.
They are ecstatic to see each other, but Na-Mi receives a phone call and has to leave. On her way out she asks Chun-Hwa if there is anything she can do for her. Chun-Hwa says no, at first, but after a moment of reflection, she makes a simple request to Na-Mi. Chun-Hwa asks Na-Mi to find the other members of “Sunny,” their high school best friends, so she can see them one more time.
Released on May 4, 2011, Sunny was the first film of that year to sell five million tickets in South Korea, and became the second-highest grossing Korean film by year’s end. As of September 20, 2012, it is the all-time 13th best-selling movie in South Korean history. Kang Hyeong-cheol and Nam Na-yeong won Best Director and Best Editing, respectively, at the Grand Bell Awards.
On July 28, 2011, a Director’s Cut version of “Sunny” was released in theaters in South Korea. The director’s cut contains 10 minutes of extra footage that was removed from the original theatrical version to obtain a general audience movie rating. A large portion of the added 10 minutes contains violence or profanity.
In 2018, this movie is being remade in Japan with title Sunny: Our Hearts Beat Together or Sunny: Tsuyoi Kimochi Tsuyoi Ai in Japanese.