Actress Park Ju Hyun started her acting career in 2019 when she starred as an unnamed student in the movie The Dude In Me. But despite only being in a couple of scenes fawning over movie protagonist Kim Dong Hyun (played by Love In The Moonlight's Jung Jin Young) from afar, she caught our eye with her adorable expressions. She also starred in her first TV show, a one-act drama called My Wife's Bed for tvN's Drama Stage, in the same year. Who knew she would make a splash just a year after with multiple hit dramas under her belt? We can't wait to see what she tries next! Have you watched all of Ju Hyun's dramas yet? Check out the list below:
1. A Piece Of Your Mind (2020)
Who else is in it: Jung Hae In, Chae Soo Bin, Lee Ha Na, Kim Sung Kyu
This melodrama tells the story of Moon Ha Won (Hae In), an AI programmer who has created a special device that mimics a person's memories to help them understand their emotions. He connects with Han Seo Woo (Soo Bin), a cheerful recording engineer, who finds herself getting curious about him because of his mysterious personality. But Ha Won is too stuck fighting a ghost from his past to pay her proper attention. Ju Hyun plays Ha Won's one-sided first love, Kim Ji Soo, his childhood friend from Norway. Ji Soo is just as mysterious as Ha Won, so when Seo Woo comes across her by chance, Seo Woo can't help getting mesmerized. What past are Ha Won and Ji Soo running away from?
2. Extracurricular (2020)
From a quiet, elegant, and tragic figure in her last drama, Ju Hyun transforms into a smart and feisty student in Extracurricular, a gritty and violent teen-centric crime drama on Netflix. Her character, Bae Gyu Ri, has rich parents who want her to inherit and lead their business. She finds a way to relieve her stress when she discovers top student Oh Ji Soo (Dong Hee) is actually running a bodyguard business for teen prostitutes. She blackmails him into letting her share the profits. But the deeper they get into the business, the more they realize life truly is hell. Meanwhile, the other students in their class have problems of their own.
3. Zombie Detective (2020)
Who else is in it: Choi Jin Hyuk, Kwon Hwa Woon
This hilarious fantasy-mystery drama revolves around a man (Jin Hyuk) who opens his eyes one day and realizes he's an amnesiac zombie. He undergoes a crash course on humanity—he relearns how to walk and even comes up with a beauty routine to hide his rotten skin and scars—and returns back to civilization as private detective Kim Moo Young to earn money and also research his past. Ju Hyun plays Gong Sun Ji, an investigative journalist who convinces Moo Young to hire her as an assistant after she loses her job. When Sun Ji discovers his secret, the two of them join forces to solve mysteries and learn about Moo Young's past.
4. Mouse (2021)
Who else is in it: Lee Seung Gi, Lee Hee Joon, Kyung Soo Jin, Block B's P.O, Kwon Hwa Woon, Ahn Jae Wook
This crime thriller hypothesizes that there are people born with the psychopath gene who are simply wired to become killers no matter what kind of upbringing they have. In the drama, there’s a test that can determine whether a fetus has the gene or not, and there's an ongoing debate about approving a law that allows those with the gene to get killed. Ju Hyun plays Oh Bong Yi, a grumpy high school senior living with her gran. Grandma wants her to marry Ba Reum (Seung Gi), a kind police officer, but Ba Reum has other things to think about when he meets a serial killer and his life takes a turn for the worse. As Ba Reum gets involved in solving the case, Bong Yi must learn to deal with her past while defending herself against the serial killer.
5. Love All Play (2022)
Who else is in it: Chae Jong Hyeop, Park Ji Hyun, Kim Mu Jun, Seo Ji Hye
This cute sports romance starts airing on KBS2 on April 20. Ju Hyun plays Park Tae Yang, a badminton prodigy who disappeared one day. After three years, she's back on the scene and she's excited to get her head back in the game as part of Team Eunice. There, she meets Park Tae Joon (Jong Hyeop), a player who treats badminton as a day job. After losing his spot on the city hall team, he also joins Team Eunice. Sparks fly between them. Will their obvious chemistry help them on the court?
Bonus: Future project
Seoul Vibe (2022)
While the release date hasn't been set yet, Seoul Vibe will be streaming on Netflix this year, and we're so excited to watch it! The year is 1988, and the Seoul Summer Olympics is just beginning. But while everyone is busy over the opening ceremony, there's a bigger operation happening: Illegal slush funds are getting whisked away on the streets of Seoul, and the prosecution is out to stop the culprits. They recruit the Sanggye Supreme Team, a team of drivers, to chase after the money. Ju Hyun plays Yoon Hee, one of the team members. She's a talented driver who leads Seoul's largest bikers' club.
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