It’s been an amazing couple of years for actress Lee Yoo Mi, with her dramas achieving back-to-back success on Netflix. She first caught the attention of international fans by playing the well-loved role of Ji Young a.k.a Player 240 in Squid Game. More recently, she made a total 180 and portrayed Lee Na Yeon a.k.a the character viewers all loved to hate in All Of Us Are Dead. Known for taking on diverse and complex roles, Lee Yoo Mi boasts an impressive filmography that perfectly captures the 12 years of acting experience under her belt. Watch these dramas and movies for more of her!
1. Superpower Girl (2017)
Who else is in it: Kim Hye Jun
The short horror film is about two seemingly opposite students: the popular top student Mina (Kim Hye Jun) and the introvert Juri (Lee Yoo Mi). To maintain her good grades, Mina develops a “superpower” of never shutting her eyes while Juri gains popularity for her sewing super ability. The two soon face the ~scary~ consequences of their newfound powers.
2. Voice 2 (2018)
Who else is in it: Lee Ha Na, Lee Jin Wook
This highly-rated drama revolves around the members of the 112 emergency call center's Golden Time team who investigate real-time crimes based on a victim’s call. Lee Yoo Mi makes a super memorable cameo in episode three as Hwang Hee Joo, a troubled teen with a history of child sexual abuse. When the perpetrator of her abuse gets released from jail and kidnaps her younger brother, Hee Joo enlists the help of voice profiler Kang Kwon Joo (Lee Ha Na) and detective Do Kang Woo (Lee Jin Wook) to bring back her brother alive.
3. Just Dance (2018)
Who else is in it: Park Se Wan, Jang Dong Yoon
Just Dance is a heartwarming youth drama about six high school students' ultimate goal of winning a dancesport competition. Kim Do Yeon (Lee Yoo Mi) starts out as a pretty bad dancer but soon finds her rhythm as a member of the Dancesport Girls club. Despite her love for dance, Do Yeon experienced some setbacks due to her family’s financial problems. The drama is based on a documentary of the same name set against the backdrop of a declining shipyard industry in the city of Geoje.
4. 365: Repeat The Year (2020)
Who else is in it: Lee Joon Hyuk, Nam Ji Hyun
10 individuals get a chance of a lifetime: Go back in time by one year to "reset" the event that changed their life (for the worse). Lee Yoo Mi landed the role of Kim Se Rin, a university student with a rare disorder called Munchausen syndrome in which a person fakes an illness to gain sympathy or be the center of attention. Se Rin goes back in time to reconnect with her boyfriend but the drama takes a dark turn when the characters start dying one by one.
5. Young Adult Matters (2021)
Who else is in it: EXID’s Hani
Yoon Se Jin (Lee Yoo Mi) is a runaway pregnant teen who is desperate to get an abortion. On the road, she meets fellow runaways including the intriguing Joo Young (Hani) with whom she develops a *romantic* relationship with. Together, they explore all the ~dangerous~ ways to raise money for Se Jin’s abortion. Lee Yoo Mi bagged the Best New Actress award at the 2021 Buil Film Awards for her impressive performance in the movie.
6. Hostage: Missing Celebrity (2021)
Who else is in it: Hwang Jung Min, Park Sung Woong
Hwang Jung Min stars as himself in this action thriller film about a famous movie star who gets kidnapped alongside a shop assistant named Ban So Yeon (Lee Yoo Mi). According to Korean news reports, Yoo Mi beat out 1,000 actors who auditioned for the role. Her acting chops in the film were recognized when she won the Best New Actress award at the 2021 Korean Film Writers Association Awards.
7. Squid Game (2021)
Who else is in it: Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, Jung Ho Yeon, Wi Ha Joon
456 debt-ridden players risk their lives in a series of deadly children’s games to win a chance of bringing home a 45.6 billion won cash prize. Lee Yoo Mi stars as Ji Yeong or Player 240, a fresh-out-of-prison woman who makes the ultimate sacrifice in episode 6 after being paired with Kang Sae Byeok in a game of marbles.
8. All Of Us Are Dead (2022)
Who else is in it: Yoon Chan Young, Park Ji Hu, Park Solomon, Cho Yi Hyun, Yoo In Soo
All Of Us Are Dead is a nail-biting survival drama set in a high school that became ground zero for a zombie virus outbreak after an experiment went wrong. A group of survivors including the rich ~mean~ girl Lee Na Yeon (Lee Yoo Mi) fights through the infected to *hopefully* make it out of the school alive.
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