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Nam Joo-hyuk: Wiki, Career, Awards, 4 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Nam Joo-hyuk

Nam Joo-hyuk is a South Korean model and actor who began his career as a model and appeared in several music videos before making his screen debut in 2014. He rose to prominence with his role in the television series ‘Who Are You: School 2015′ and has since become notable for his leading roles in various series and films. In 2021, he was listed on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for his successful acting and modelling career.

Early Life & Education

Nam Joo-hyuk was born in Busan, South Korea, on February 22, 1994. Joo-hyuk played basketball for the Gyeongnam Middle School basketball team for three years while he was a student since he wanted to play professionally. However, after suffering an injury and having surgery, his basketball dream came to an end.

He won the K-Plus-sponsored Top Model competition after relocating to Seoul. The modelling agency soon after offered Nam an exclusive deal.

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Career and Achievements

Nam Joo-hyuk started his career in the entertainment industry in 2013 as a model. In the following year, 2014, he made appearances in music videos by YG Entertainment. After these appearances, he quickly transitioned into acting and made his debut in a supporting role in the tvN drama series ‘The Idle Mermaid’ in 2014.

Nam Joo-hyuk landed his first major role in the KBS drama series ‘Who Are You: School 2015’, a coming-of-age teen drama. In the series, he portrayed the character of ‘Han Yi-an’, a high school student who experiences growing pains such as having a crush on a schoolmate and injuries affecting his swimming career. His portrayal of ‘Han Yi-an’ was well-received by audiences and he garnered a lot of attention for his performance. This led to him winning several accolades for his work on the show, including the ‘Best New Actor award’ at the ‘4th APAN Star Awards’ and the ‘Popularity Award’ at the ‘2015 KBS Drama Awards,’ which highlights his popularity and recognition among the audience and industry experts.

In 2016, Nam Joo-hyuk had several notable appearances in popular drama series such as ‘Cheese in the Trap’ and ‘Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo’. He also became a cast member on the variety show ‘Three Meals a Day’, which gave him an opportunity to showcase his comedic skills and versatility as an actor. In addition to this, he starred in his second lead role as a swimmer named ‘Jung Joon-hyung’ in the sports drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’. His portrayal of the character received positive reviews and helped him gain wider recognition.

The following year, in 2017, Nam took on the leading role in the fantasy romance series ‘The Bride of Habaek’ where he played a narcissistic Water God. He portrayed this character with great depth, conveying the complexity of the role. He then made his big-screen debut in 2018 in the historical film ‘The Great Battle,’ where he played a young man who is struggling with inner conflict. His performance in the film was highly praised, with critics noting his ability to deliver a powerful and nuanced portrayal of the character. As a result, he won the ‘Best New Actor’ award at the prestigious ‘Blue Dragon Awards,’ which is a testament to his talent and skill as an actor.

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Still of Nam Joo-hyuk with Shin Se-kyung from “The Bride of Habaek” (2017). Credit: Pinterest

In 2019, Nam starred in the fantasy romance drama ‘The Light In Your Eyes’ alongside Han Ji-min and Kim Hye-ja, where he received positive reviews for his performance. In 20209, he went on to star in two popular series, Netflix’s supernatural crime drama ‘The School Nurse Files’ and the tvN romance series ‘Start-Up’.

In the same year, he also starred in the romance film ‘Josee’, a remake of the 2003 Japanese film “Josee, the Tiger and the Fish’, where he reunited with his ‘The Light in Your Eyes’ co-star Han Ji-min. Due to the success of these projects, he was included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 Asia list for the Entertainment & Sports category in 2021, recognizing his achievements and talent as an actor.

Later, he has been involved in various projects, one of which is the tvN drama ‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One’. The series, which premiered in February 2022, tells the story of a man and a woman who met during the IMF crisis that happened in 1998. Nam Joo-hyuk played the character of ‘Baek Yi-jin’, which was met with favourable reviews from audiences and critics. Korean media outlet OSEN praised Nam as the symbol of youth. Writer Kim Bo-ra praised Nam’s solid physique, warm-hearted visuals, and deep sensibility, which made him look like a character in a teen comic. She added that Nam’s affectionate warm voice and clear gaze make viewers’ hearts flutter and fall for ‘Baek Yi-jin’.

In 2022, Nam also starred in the film ‘Remember’, which was released theatrically on October 26. In the film, he played the role of a young man who helps an Alzheimer’s patient commit revenge. His portrayal of the character received high accolades from many.

His upcoming project is the drama Vigilant, which is expected to be released in the first half of 2023. He’s going to play the lead character in the drama as a police college student.

Military Life

According to reports, his military enlistment date was set for December 2022. He is currently doing his military service.

Personal Life

Nam Joo-hyuk is currently seeing no one. In 2016, he began dating Lee Sung-kyung, the actress who played his co-star in ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo,’ and they split up in 2017. Following that, he did not confirm any dating rumours, indicating that he is either single or prefers to keep his love life private.

Awards

  • 39th Blue Dragon Film Awards (2018)
    Best New Actor (‘The Great Battle’) (2018)
  • MBC Drama Awards (2016)
    Best New Actor (‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-Joo’) (2016)
  • KBS Drama Awards (2015)
    Popularity Actor Award (‘Who Are You: School) (2015)
  • 4th APAN Star Awards (2015)
    Best New Actor (‘Who Are You: School 2015’)
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Interesting Facts About Nam Joo-hyuk

  1. Nam Joo-hyuk’s dream was to become a basketball player. He played basketball for the Gyeongnam Middle School basketball team for three years while he was a student because he wanted to play professionally. However, after suffering an injury and having surgery, Nam’s basketball dream came to an end.
  2. He was a model. He had won the K-Plus-sponsored Top Model competition after relocating to Seoul. The modelling agency soon after offered Nam an exclusive deal.
  3. He is a dog lover. He has 2 pet dogs named Ga Eul and Gob Soon. He used to post their pictures on Instagram
  4. He learned horseback riding for his movie. In the historical drama The Great Battle from 2018, which takes place during the Tang dynasty, Nam Joo Hyuk made his acting debut. His character in the movie had to ride a horse during a few challenging situations. Joo-hyuk’s co-star said on Radio Star that he had learnt how to ride a horse just for the film, proving his commitment to his profession.

FAQs

  1. How tall is Nam Joo-hyuk?
    He is 1.87 m tall.
  1. What is Nam Joo-hyuk’s net worth?
    His estimated net worth of around $5-10 million.
  1. How old is Nam Joo-hyuk?
    He is 28 years old. He was born on 22 February 1994.
  1. Which is Nam Joo-hyuk’s upcoming project?
    His upcoming project is the drama ‘Vigilant’, which is expected to be released in the first half of 2023. He’s going to play the lead character in the drama as a police college student.
  1. What is Nam Joo-hyuk’s Instagram ID?
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