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What You Need To Know About Jung Yu Mi, Nam Joo Hyuk's New Leading Lady

She's one of South Korea's most seasoned actresses!
PHOTO: Instagram/_jungyumi

As we know by now, K-drama heartthrob Nam Joo Hyuk will be starring in an upcoming Netflix Original series, The School Nurse Files. The quirky fantasy series is about a school nurse named Eun Young (played by seasoned actress Jung Yu Mi) who happens to have a secret ~supernatural~ gift that makes her see monsters, aka "Jellies," that are invisible to everyone else. Joo Hyuk stars as Classical Chinese Literature teacher Hong In Pyo who helps Eun Young along the way. Curious to know more about his new leading lady? Here are fast facts to know about one of South Korea's most talented stars, Jung Yu Mi!

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Where have we seen Jung Yu Mi before?

The 37-year-old star's acting credits are impressive! Her most well-loved dramas are the rom-coms I Need Romance 2012 (2012) and Discovery Of Love (2014). Yu Mi has mainly focused on doing films throughout her acting career and even starred in three critically and commercially acclaimed ones with longtime friend Gong Yoo: Silenced (2011), Train To Busan (2016), and Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982 (2019) for which she was nominated for Best Actress at this year's Baeksang Arts Awards.


You'll get to see her on the big screen in 2021 in the sci-fi film, Wonderland, which stars Gong Yoo, Park Bo Gum, and more.

She recently appeared in a reality show with Park Seo Joon and Choi Woo Shik!

In July, Yu Mi was on a tvN reality show called Summer Vacation with Park Seo Joon and Choi Woo Shik. Check out an episode below which featured Seo Joon and Woo Shik's BFF, BTS' V:

She's under the same management company as other big-time actors.

Yu Mi is signed with Management SOOP, which handles the careers of Nam Joo Hyuk, Suzy, Gong Hyo Jin, Gong Yoo, Choi Woo Shik, Jeon Do Yeon, and more. Here she is with fellow Management SOOP actresses at the 2020 Baeksang Arts Awards:

You can find her on Instagram!

Take a look into her ~thespian~ life and snapshots of her adorable dog by following her account, @_jungyumi.

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The School Nurse Files will be available on Netflix on September 25.


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