Lim Na-young (Korean임나영; Hanja林娜榮; born December 18, 1995), known mononymously as Nayoung, is a South Korean actress, singer and rapper signed under ASCENDIO. She was best known for finishing tenth in Mnet's reality survival show Produce 101. She is a former member and leader of the South Korean girl groups I.O.I and Pristin.

Lim Na-young
Lim in December 2017
Born (1995-12-18) December 18, 1995 (age 28)
Gwanak-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Alma materDongduk Women's University
  • Actress
  • singer
  • rapper
Years active2016–present
Musical career
Years active2016–2019
Formerly of
Korean name
Revised RomanizationIm Na-yeong
McCune–ReischauerIm Nayŏng

Early life and education edit

Lim was born on December 18, 1995, in Gwanak District, Seoul, South Korea.[4] She attended the Muhak Girls' High School and later the Dongduk Women's University (Department of Broadcasting).[citation needed]

Career edit

2016: Produce 101 and debut with I.O.I edit

From January 22 to April 1, 2016, Lim participated in Mnet's survival television show, Produce 101, which consisted of 101 female trainees from different agencies in South Korea.[5] Five participants from Pledis Entertainment were eliminated and only Lim and Kyulkyung made it to the final line up of I.O.I. She ranked tenth with a total 138,726 votes.[6]

On May 4, I.O.I made their debut with the extended play, Chrysalis, and its lead single, "Dream Girls".[7]

2017–2019: Disbandment of I.O.I and Pristin edit

After the disbandment of I.O.I on January 29, Pledis Entertainment announced that Lim and Kyulkyung would debut as members of Pristin on March 21, 2017. On the same day, Pristin released their debut EP, Hi! Pristin, accompanied by the lead single, "Wee Woo".[8]

Lim performing during the Pyeongchang Winter Event on March 3, 2018

In 2018, Pledis Entertainment formed Pristin's subgroup, Pristin V, with Lim being one of its members. They debuted on May 28 with the single album, Like a V.[9]

On May 24, 2019, Pristin was officially disbanded[10] and Pledis Entertainment announced that Lim would be departing from the label.[11] On August 22, 2019, she signed an exclusive contract with Sublime Artist Agency.[12] Four days later, she was appointed promotional ambassador for tourist destination Insadong.[13]

2020–present: Solo beginnings and acting career edit

Lim starred as a supporting role in Flower of Evil playing as the young Do Hae-soo. In 2021, she played her first main role in the web drama Summer Guys alongside Kang Mi-na and more.[14] Lim made a soundtrack appearance on Summer Guys with "So So" (그냥 그렇다고), released on April 7, 2021.[15][16][17] She made her film debut in Twenty Hacker and sang the soundtrack, "Not just friends", for the film.[18] On April 15, 2021, Nayoung released two tracks as part of part 4 of Twenty Hackers soundtrack with "With All My Heart" (온맘다해) as the title track as well as "Like The Two Of Us" (우리 둘처럼).[19][20] She played the supporting role for KBS2 drama Imitation, released on May 7, 2021.[21][22] She is also set to play the main role of Hyun-ah in KBS1 drama Over To You.[23]

On May 4, 2021, Lim Na-young and the members of I.O.I celebrated their 5th debut anniversary with a reunion live stream show called "Yes, I Love It!".[24]

In June 2021, Lim confirmed to make her debut in the musical I Loved You in August 2021.[25]

On July 7, 2023, it was announced that Lim had signed a contract with Ascendio.[26] The same year, she was cast in family drama Unpredictable Family.[27]

Discography edit

Soundtrack appearances edit

Title Year Peak chart position Sales Album
Soundtrack appearances
"Not Just Friends" 2021 Twenty Hacker OST Part 1
"So So" (그냥 그렇다고) Summer Guys OST Part 2
"With All My Heart" (온맘다해) Twenty Hacker OST Part 4
"Like The Two Of Us" (우리둘처럼)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Songwriting credits edit

All song credits are adapted from the Korea Music Copyright Association's database, unless otherwise noted.[29]

Year Song Album Artist With
2016 "I.O.I" (intro) Chrysalis I.O.I Yoojung
"Dream Girls" Famousbro, Yoojung
"More More" Miss Me? Yoojung, Rhymer [ko]
2017 "Be the Star" Hi! Pristin Pristin Eunwoo
"You're My Boy" Schxxl Out Iggy, Youngbae, Roa, Rena, Sungyeon, Xiyeon, Kyla
2021 "Not Just Friends"[30] Twenty Hacker OST Part 4 Herself Jeong Sang-gyo

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2021 Twenty Hacker Park Joo-hee [31][32]
2022 The Distributors Kim Da-eun Film Television [33]
TBA 4:44 Seconds TBA [34]

Television series edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Entourage Herself Episode 1 with Kim Chungha [35][36]
2020 Flower of Evil young Do Hae-soo [37]
2021 Over To You Hyun-ah [38][39]
Imitation Shim Hyun-ji [40]
2022 Drama Special – The Distributors Kim Da-eun One act-drama [41]
2023–2024 Unpredictable Family Kang Seon-joo [27]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 Summer Guys Yeom Ah-ran [42][43]
Exciting Broadcast Accident Yoon Yi-seo [44]
2022 Beauty/Woman: Rising Destiny Han Da-bit [45]

Television shows edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Produce 101 Contestant Survival show that determined I.O.I members
Finished 10th
2018 Can Love Be Translated? Regular cast [47]
2019 Beauty Time Host [48]
2021 We're Family Cast Member [49]

Theatre edit

Year Title Role Ref.
English Korean
2021 I Loved You 사랑했어요 Kim Eun-joo [25]

Ambassadorship edit

  • Public Relations Ambassador of Asan Police Station (2021)[50]

Notes edit

  1. ^ a b c As a member of I.O.I only.[1][2][3]

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