Nam Ji-hyun

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Nam Ji-hyun (Korean남지현; born September 17, 1995)[1][2] is a South Korean actress who successfully transitioned from being one of the industry's premiere child artists to an acclaimed lead,[3] well-loved for her roles in Queen Seondeok, Suspicious Partner, 100 Days My Prince, and 365: Repeat the Year.

Nam Ji-hyun
20210818—Nam Ji-hyun 남지현, photo shoot, Marie Claire Korea screenshot (05m44s).jpg
Nam in 2021
Born (1995-09-17) September 17, 1995 (age 27)
Other namesJihyun
EducationSogang University
Years active2002–present
AgentManagement SOOP[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Ji-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerNam Jihyŏn

Early life and educationEdit

Nam enrolled in Sogang University as a Psychology major in 2014, and finished her degree in February 2020,[4] while she remained as an active actress in between her studies.[5]


2004–2015: Beginnings as a child actressEdit

Nam began her career as a child actress, and is best known for her roles in East of Eden (2008),[6] Queen Seondeok (2009),[7] Will It Snow for Christmas? (2009),[8] Angel Eyes (2014),[9][10] and What Happens to My Family? (2014).[11] She also appeared in the miniseries Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol,[12] teen drama To the Beautiful You,[13] and the films A Reason to Live[14] and Hwayi: A Monster Boy.[15]

2016–present: Rising popularity and leading rolesEdit

In 2016, she headlined her first drama, MBC's romantic-comedy Shopaholic Louis with Seo In-guk, where she impressed viewers with her acting.[16]

In 2017, she starred in SBS's legal drama Suspicious Partner alongside Ji Chang-wook.[17][18] The show enjoyed modest viewership share, but it beat its competitor by topping the important 20-49 year old demographic, as well as streaming, popularity, and brand reputation charts for consecutive weeks.

In 2018, Nam starred alongside Exo's D.O in the historical romance drama 100 Days My Prince.[19][20] The series was a commercial success, becoming the twelfth highest-rated Korean drama in cable television history.[21]

In 2020, Nam starred in the fantasy mystery thriller 365: Repeat the Year as a perfectionist webtoon writer.[22][23]

In October 2022, it was announced that Nam would be holding a Welcome to my house!' fan meeting on November 26.[24]On October 31, the agency announced that it had postponed the fan meeting ticket booking schedule, The original date was November 1st, postponed to November 8th due to the Seoul Halloween crowd crush.[25]



Nam in 2009
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2005 Shadowless Sword young Yeon So-ha [citation needed]
2006 My Captain Mr. Underground Park Ji-min [26]
2007 Mapado 2: Back to the Island Girl in the past [citation needed]
2009 If You Were Me 4 Park Jin-ju segment: "Blue Birds on the Desk" [27]
Astro Boy Cora animated, Korean dubbing [28]
2010 Happy Ulleung Man Documentary narrator [citation needed]
Family Plan Ji-min short film [citation needed]
Ghost (Be With Me) segment: "Tell Me Your Name" [29]
2011 A Reason to Live Ji-min [14]
2013 Hwayi: A Monster Boy Yoo-kyung [15]
2016 The Tunnel Mina [30]
The Map Against The World Soon-Sil [31]

Television seriesEdit

Nam in 2012
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 전파견문록 [citation needed]
2004 Say You Love Me young Seo Young-chae [citation needed]
2006 My Love Kim Min [citation needed]
My Love Clementine Jang Ba-da [citation needed]
2007 Lobbyist young Yoo So-young (Maria) [6][32]
2008 The Great King, Sejong young Princess Shim [6]
Our Happy Ending Kang Mi-na [33]
East of Eden young Kim Ji-hyun [6]
2009 Queen Seondeok young Princess Deokman [7]
Will It Snow for Christmas? young Han Ji-wan [8]
2010 Giant young Hwang Jung-yeon [34]
It's Me, Grandmother Park Eun-ha [35]
2011 Warrior Baek Dong-soo young Yoo Ji-sun [36]
2012 Drama Special – Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol Park Hae-sol one-act drama [12]
Can't Live Without You Eun-deok [37]
To the Beautiful You Hong Da-hae [13]
2014 Angel Eyes young Yoon Soo-wan [9][10]
What Happens to My Family? Kang Seo-wool [11]
2015 Late Night Restaurant Hye-ri Cameo (Episode 7) [38]
2016 Mystery Freshman Oh Ah-yeong Drama special [39]
Shopping King Louie Ko Bok-shil Lead role [16]
2017 Suspicious Partner Eun Bong-hee [18]
2018 100 Days My Prince Yeon Hong-sim / Yoon Yi-suh [19]
2019 Dear My Room Cameo (Episode 11) [40]
2020 365: Repeat the Year Shin Ga-hyun Lead role [41]
2021 Drama Festa – Off Route Kang Su-ji one-act drama [42]
2022 Little Women Oh In-kyung Lead role [43]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 The Witch's Diner Jeong Jin [44]
TBA Hi Cookie Choi Soo-young [45]

Music videosEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2015 "Shaking" Taeil (Block B) [46]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Asia Artist Awards 2016 Best Entertainer Award, Actress Shopaholic Louis Won [47]
Baeksang Arts Awards 2015 Best New Actress – Television What Happens to My Family? Nominated [citation needed]
Blue Dragon Film Awards 2013 Best New Actress Hwayi: A Monster Boy Nominated [citation needed]
Buil Film Awards 2012 Best New Actress A Reason to Live Nominated [citation needed]'s Pick 2018 Next Generation Noteworthy Actress Nam Ji-hyun Won [48]
KBS Drama Awards 2012 Best Young Actress Girl Detective, Park Hae-sol Won [49]
2014 Best New Actress What Happens to My Family? Won [50]
Best Couple Award Nam Ji-hyun with Park Hyung-sik
What Happens to My Family?
Won [51]
Korea Drama Awards 2017 Excellence Award, Actress (Drama) Suspicious Partner Nominated [52]
MBC Drama Awards 2008 Best Young Actress East of Eden Won [53]
2009 Queen Seondeok Won [54]
2016 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Shopaholic Louis Nominated [55]
Best New Actress Won [56]
Best Couple Award Nam Ji-hyun with Seo In-guk
Shopaholic Louis
2020 Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries 365: Repeat the Year Won [57][58]
Best Couple Award Nam Ji-hyun with Lee Joon-hyuk
365: Repeat the Year
SBS Drama Awards 2006 Best Young Actress My Love Won [59]
2007 Lobbyist Nominated [60]
2017 Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Suspicious Partner Won [61]
Best Couple Award Nam Ji-hyun with Ji Chang-wook
Suspicious Partner
Nominated [62]
Soompi Awards 2018 Best Actress of the Year Suspicious Partner Nominated [63]
Best Couple Nam Ji-hyun with Ji Chang-wook
Suspicious Partner
Best Kiss Won
2019 Best Actress of the Year 100 Days My Prince Nominated [64]
Best Couple Award Nam Ji-hyun with Do Kyung-soo
100 Days My Prince
The Seoul Awards 2018 Popularity Award (Actress) Nam Ji-hyun Nominated [citation needed]


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