Korean Actress and Radio DJ Yoo In-na: From Her Love Life to Her Friendship with IU

Is Lee Dong-wook Yo In-na’s Real Boyfriend?


Yoo In-na isn’t currently dating anyone now. Her broken heart seems not to have healed yet since she broke up with her ex-boyfriend, Ji Hyun-woo, a South Korean actor, in 2013.

She started dating Ji Hyun-woo, another South Korean actor, after they co-starred in the TV drama series, Queen In hyun’s Man in 2012. After shooting the drama, Ji suddenly announced his feelings for her to the public, which was a big surprise to their fans.


They soon started a serious relationship. Two months later, Ji Hyun-woo joined the military service of South Korea, but they had kept their relationship for about two years instead of a separation, which impressed many pf their fans and gained the couple a lot of support from them.

According to multiple sources, Ji Hyun-woo and Yoo In-na ended their relationship even before Ji Hyun-woo was discharged from his military service. Ji Hyun-woo had finished his military service earlier this month and Yoo In-na’s absence from his discharge ceremony did not go unnoticed. At that time, her agency, YG Entertainment, explained that she was unable to make it to the ceremony because of her busy schedule and that the couple was doing well.

Both Ji Hyun-woo and Yoo In-na’s agencies have since confirmed that the two had broken up.

Getting through the hardship, Yoo recently turned 36 years old, adding the attractiveness of a mature woman, and continues to work on further developing her skill as an actress. She also recently announced her intention to quit acting as the DJ of the KBS 2FM radio program Let’s Crank Up the Volume.

She answered as follows; “I like someone who is frank, natural and simple like Kim Jae dong, (the leading character in the film whom Min hee (as Yoo) falls in love).”

She also said that she didn’t care about how he looked.
“Appearance doesn’t mean a lot to me. My ideal person is someone who takes much care of me, what would be better, won’t cheat me.”

Regarding her relationship with Lee Dong-wook, her co-star in drama Goblin, they actually don’t have a romantic relationship, but since their chemistry in the drama was so good, many of their fans think that they are in a relationship.

TvN Drama “Goblin”

On September 19, industry representatives reported that the actors are likely to star in upcoming tvN drama “Touch Your Heart” (tentative title). In response, both of the actors’ agencies commented that they are positively considering the offers.

Yoo In-na’s Filmography



Year Title Role
2010 The Fair Love Jin-jee
2011 My Black Mini Dress Min-hee
2012 Love Fiction Soo-jung / Kyung-sook

Television series

Year Title Role Network
2009-2010 High Kick! Through the Roof Yoo In-na MBC
2010 Secret Garden Min Ah-young SBS
2011 The Greatest Love Kang Se-ri MBC
Birdie Buddy Lee Gong-sook tvN
2012 Queen and I Choi Hee-jin
2013 You Are the Best! Lee Yoo-shin KBS2
2013–2014 Potato Star 2013QR3 Jogging woman (Cameo, ep.4) tvN
My Love from the Star Yoo Se-mi SBS
2014 My Secret Hotel Nam Sang-hyo tvN
2015 The Secret Message Amy Naver
2016 One More Happy Ending Go Dong-mi MBC
2016–2017 Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Kim Sun (Sunny) tvN
2019 Touch Your Heart Oh Jin-shim

Entertainment shows

Year Title Role Network
2010-2011 Heroes Cast SBS
2011-2012 TV Entertainment Tonight MC
2011-2016 Yoo In-Na’s Let’s Crank Up the Volume DJ KBS Cool FM
2013 Little Big Hero Documentary narrator tvN
2014 Get It Beauty MC OnStyle
2015 Fashion King Korea (Season 3) MC SBS
2018 Cafe Amor Cast member tvN

Music video appearances

Year Song Title Artist
2010 “Tell Me Goodbye” Big Bang
“In My Head” Brian Joo
2011 “You, That Day” Humming Urban Stereo

Yoo In-na’s Discography

Year Song Title Artist From Album
2011 “You, That Day” Humming Urban Stereo feat. Yoo In-Na That Day
“My Black Mini Dress” Yoon Eun-hye, Park Han-byul,
Cha Ye-ryun and Yoo In-na
My Black Mini Dress OST

Yoo In-na’s Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 1st Olleh-Lotte Smartphone Film Festival Special award (with Narsha) Uninvited Guest Won
47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress in TV Secret Garden Won
4th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Secret Garden, The Greatest Love Nominated
5th SBS Entertainment Awards Best Entertainer in a Variety Show TV Entertainment Tonight Won
30th MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress in a Miniseries The Greatest Love Nominated
2012 1st APAN Star Awards Rising Star Award Queen and I Won
2013 27th KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin Nominated
8th Asia Model Festival Awards BBF Pop Star Award N/A Won
2014 7th Style Icon Awards Top 10 Style Icons Nominated
13th KBS Entertainment Awards Best Radio DJ Let’s Crank Up the Volume Won
2017 5th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Supporting Actress Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Won
10th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
3rd Fashionista Awards Best Fashionista – TV & Film Division Nominated