Full Profile of Korean Actress Yoo Sun: Husband, Wedding, Movies, and Drama List

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Get to Know Criminal Minds’ Actress Yoo Sun

The American TV show Criminal Minds is such a huge success that Korea made a drama based on it. Overall, the plot is similar, it is about a group of profilers who are working for the government in order to fight crime by catching criminals. The original series was aired in 2005 and is still airing till this day. Currently, the American TV show Criminal Minds is on its 14th season.

However, the Korean version of Criminal Minds does not follow the original length. The drama concluded in just 20 episodes, with each episode lasting for one hour. The casts members of this drama are: Lee Joon-gi as Kim Hyun-joon (the character who was portrayed by Derek Morgan), Moon Chae-won as Ha Sun-woo (the character portrayed by Emily Prentiss), Son Hyun-joo as Kang Ki-hyung (the character portrayed by Aaron Hotchner), Yoo Sun as Nana Hwang (the character portrayed by Penelope Garcia), Lee Sun-bin as Yoo Min-young (the character portrayed by Jennifer Jareau), and Go Yoon as Lee Han (the character portrayed by Spencer Reid).

Both in the original series, and the Korean drama, one crucial role that pillared the team is Penelope Garcia’s character, or in the Korean version Nana Hwang played by Yoo Sun. Even though Nana Hwang doesn’t often visit the crime scene, she uses her skills to help those in the field. With her computer skills, she can locate any place or any person the other team members need to find. Therefore, without Nana Hwang, the team will have trouble pinpointing the criminal.

Many have been impressed by the character Nana Hwang in the Korean version of Criminal Minds, and people have realized that the intriguing character of Nana Hwang is brought to life by Yoo Sun’s flawless acting skills. Therefore, many have been curious about Yoo Sun.

Here is some information regarding Yoo Sun.

Yoo Sun’s Wedding, Husband, and Child


There is just something very romantic about Yoo Sun and her husband. It was a public secret that she had been dating her husband, who is older than her by 3 years, for 10 years. They finally tied the knot on May 4th, 2011. Yoo Sun and her husband, whose name is Cha Hyo-ju, met in 1998 but started dating in 2001. Cha Hyo-ju is not a celebrity like Yoo Sun, he is only an ordinary businessman, but that did not hinder them from realizing their love for each other.

It was clear that Yoo Sun and Cha Hyo-ju both enjoyed the preparations for the wedding and the wedding ceremony itself. During the preparations for the wedding, the wedding organizer of I Wedding, who was in charge of their sacred union ceremony said: “Her fellow stars and members of a compassion band made up a number of 15 people, and the photo shoot was lively and enjoyable. Yoo Sun and her husband both have outstanding appearances so there was no need for anything else special. They were skilled in their poses and were able to create various concepts, unlike other couples.” However, the wedding itself was actually held in such a humble manner, the couple only invited close family members and friends.

Moreover, the couple’s happiness did not end with their holy union. On January 29th, 2014, they announced the exciting news about their very first baby girl, who was born in Seoul.

Yoo Sun’s Drama and Movie List


Drama List

Year Title Role
1999 Hometown of Legends “Sang-sa-yo”
2001 MBC Best Theater “An Incomplete Love”
2002 A Great Hope
2002 Sunshine Director Choi Joon-hee
2002 The Great Ambition Dan Ja-yeon
2003 South of the Sun Lee Min-joo
2004 Into the Storm Yu Jin-kyeong
2004 Little Women Mi Deuk
2005 Sweet Spy Park Eun-joo
2006 Common Single Han Young-eun
2007 Lobbyist Eva
2008 Terroir Ahn Ji-seon
2009 My Too Perfect Sons Kim Bok-shil
2012 Take Care Of Us, Captain Choi Ji-won
2012 Horse Doctor Jang In-joo
2013 Drama Festival – Surviving in Africa Kang Min-joo
2015 Life Tracker Lee Jae Goo Song Yeon-hee
2015 Sweet, Savage Family Lee Do-gyung
2016 Our Gab Soon Shin Jae-soon
2017 Criminal Minds Nana Hwang
2018 Clean With Passion For Now Secretary Gwon

Movie List

Year Title Role
1999 Mayonnaise Ara
2000 White Lover Ha Yan
2003 The Uninvited Hee Eun
2005 The Wig Ji Hyeon
2007 Black House Ye Hwa
2010 Moss Lee Yeong-ji
2011 Glove Na Joo-won
2011 Romantic Heaven Yeom Kyeong-ja
2012 Neverending Story Dong Joo’s sister-in-law
2012 Gabi Sadako
2012 Don’t Cry, Mommy Yoo Rim
2015 The Chosen: Forbidden Cave Kim Geum Joo
2016 Never Said Goodbye Soo Jung
2017 The Preparation Moon Kyung
2018 The Discloser Catherine
2018 The Culprit Da Yeon
2018 Young Clients Ji Sook
2019 Ghost Move