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Nam Joo-hyuk (born February 22, 1994) is a South Korean model and actor.[1] He has starred in Who Are You: School 2015 (2015), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017) and Dazzling (2019).

Nam Joo-hyuk
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Nam Joo-hyuk in March 2017
Born (1994-02-22) February 22, 1994 (age 25)
Busan, South Korea
OccupationModel, actor
Years active2013–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Ju-hyeok
McCune–ReischauerNam Chuhyŏk


Early life

Nam Joo-hyuk was born on February 22, 1994 in Busan, South Korea. During his studies in Gyeongnam Middle School, Nam dreamed of becoming a professional basketball player, hence he played on the basketball team for three years, however after sustaining an injury and later undergoing an operation, his basketball days soon came to an end.[2]

After moving to Seoul, he won the contest Top Model which was sponsored by K-Plus. Soon after Nam signed an exclusive contract under the modelling agency.[2]

2013–14: YGKPlus & Music video appearances

Nam debuted in 2013 as a model for the SONGZIO Homme 2014 S/S collection.[3]

In 2014, he appeared in the music videos 200% and Give Love of fellow YG Entertainment artist Akdong Musician.[2] Soon after he made his acting debut as a supporting role in the tvN drama The Idle Mermaid.[4]

2015–present: Rising popularity & Big screen debut

In 2015, Nam garnered attention with his appearance in KBS teen drama Who Are You: School 2015.[5][6]

In 2016, he played supporting roles in college romance series Cheese in the Trap[7] and historical drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.[8] The same year, Nam became a cast member in the variety show Three Meals a Day.[9] He then co-starred in the youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo.[10][11]

In 2017, he starred in tvN's fantasy romance series The Bride of Habaek.[12][13]

In 2018, Nam starred in the historical film The Great Battle, which marks his big screen debut.[14] Nam received acclaim for his performance,[15] winning Best New Actor accolades at the prestige Blue Dragon Awards.[16]

In 2019, Nam starred in the fantasy romance drama Dazzling,[17] receiving positive reviews for his performance.[18] The same year, he was cast in the romance film Josee, a remake of the popular 2004 Japanese film 'Josee, the Tiger and the Fish.[19] Nam is set to star in Netflix's upcoming supernatural crime drama The School Nurse Files.[20] and joined Noh Hee-kyung's upcoming series Here [21]


In November 2017, Penshoppe signed Nam as the new model and face of the clothing brand and became one of the brand ambassadors.[22]

In April 17, 2019 it was officially announced Nam was chosen as the brand ambassador for Dior Men in Asia.[23]


In April 6, 2019 it was reported Nam donated about 30 Million Won to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief for the victims of the Gangwon Province wildfire in South Korea.[24]


Television series

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2014 The Idle Mermaid Park Dae-bak tvN [4]
2015 Who Are You: School 2015 Han Yi-an KBS2 [5]
Glamorous Temptation Jin Hyung-woo (young) MBC [25]
2016 Cheese in the Trap Kwon Eun-taek tvN [7]
Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo Baek-ah SBS [26]
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Jung Joon-hyung MBC [10]
2017 The Bride of Habaek Habaek tvN [13]
2019 Dazzling Lee Joon-ha JTBC [17]
The School Nurse Files Hong In-pyo Netflix [20]


Year Title Role Ref.
2018 The Great Battle Sa-mool [14]
2020 Josee TBA [19]

Variety show

Year Title Network Role Ref.
2014 Nam TV YouTube Cast member
2014–15 Off to School JTBC [27]
2016 Celebrity Bromance MBC [28]
Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village tvN [9]
My Ear's Candy [29]
2019 Coffee Friends

Music video appearances

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2014 "200%" Akdong Musician [2]
"Give Love"
2015 "Chocolate" Kangnam feat. San E [30]

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Results Ref.
2015 8th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Who Are You: School 2015 Nominated [31]
4th APAN Star Awards Won [32]
29th KBS Drama Awards Nominated [33]
Popularity Award, Actor Won [34]
2016 36th MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo Nominated [35]
Best New Actor Won
2018 6th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards Rising Star Award The Great Battle Won [36]
2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor Won [37]
38th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Won [38]
39th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [16]
2019 10th KOFRA Film Awards Won [39]
55th Baeksang Arts Awards Nominated [40]


  1. ^ "핑크 로맨틱 가이"…YG, 남주혁 생일 축하". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. February 22, 2017. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  2. ^ a b c d Lee, Jeong-hwa (May 30, 2014). 남주혁, 푸른 여름을 닮은 '200%' 소년이 궁금해(인터뷰). TenAsia (in Korean).
  3. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk's Profile". YG Stage.
  4. ^ a b "'잉여공주' 남주혁, 김슬기에 박력 넘치는 기습 키스". TenAsia (in Korean). October 2, 2014.
  5. ^ a b Kim, Min-ji (March 31, 2015). "Nam Joo Hyuk Confirmed as Male Lead of School 2015". enewsWorld.
  6. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk to meet fans in China". The Korea Times. October 9, 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Nam Joo-hyuk to appear in 'Cheese in the Trap'". Kpop Herald. 3 August 2015.
  8. ^ "'Moon Lovers - Scarlet Heart: Ryeo' reveals posters". Kpop Herald. July 4, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "Nam Joo-hyuk new cohost of 'Three Meals a Day'". Kpop Herald. June 8, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Newcomer actors mature through 'Kim Bok-joo'". The Korea Times. January 16, 2017.
  11. ^ "[인터뷰①] Nam Joo Hyuk Talks Weight, Ratings, and Acting Skills For "Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo"". Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. January 12, 2017.
  12. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk, Shin Se-kyung join 'Bride of the Water God' script reading". Kpop Herald. May 24, 2017.
  13. ^ a b "'Bride of the Water God' drops new teaser featuring Nam Joo-hyuk". Kpop Herald. June 6, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "War Blockbuster Starring ZO In-sung, ANSI FORTRESS Finished Filming". Korean Film Biz Zone. February 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "[Herald Review] 'The Great Battle' has its flaws, but is an action-packed spectacle". The Korea Herald. September 13, 2018.
  16. ^ a b "'1987' wins best picture at Blue Dragon Awards". Yonhap News Agency. November 23, 2018.
  17. ^ a b "[공식] 김혜자X한지민X남주혁X손호준 '눈이부시게' 확정..내년 상반기 방송". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 7, 2018.
  18. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk dazzles viewers: Model-turned-actor was able connect with family in his latest role". Korea JoongAng Daily. March 29, 2019.
  19. ^ a b "남주혁 측 "日 영화 리메이크 '조제' 출연 결정"(공식입장)". Newen (in Korean). April 4, 2019.
  20. ^ a b "[SBS Star] Nam Joo Hyuk Confirms to Lead a New Fantasy Drama Series". SBS News. March 8, 2019.
  21. ^
  22. ^ "NAM JOO HYUK IS THE NEWEST FACE OF PENSHOPPE". Lifestyle Inquirer (in Korean). November 5, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  23. ^ "남주혁, 韓 최초 디올맨 프렌즈 선정…글로벌 아이콘 부상[화보]". Star News (in Korean). April 17, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  24. ^ "[N이슈] 아이유·김희철→송중기·남주혁…강원 산불 기부 릴레이(종합)". News1 (in Korean). April 6, 2019. Retrieved April 7, 2019.
  25. ^ "Nam Joo-hyuk set to appear in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. August 13, 2015.
  26. ^ "남주혁 측 "'달의연인' 최종 조율 중"". TV Report (in Korean). November 23, 2015.
  27. ^ Lee, Sung-eun (September 15, 2014). "Off to School is on a roll". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-02.
  28. ^ "[V Report] Nam Joo-hyuk, Jisoo's Busan date". Kpop Herald. July 13, 2016.
  29. ^ "'내귀에캔디' PD "지수·남주혁 등 4인, 풋풋한 20대 청춘"". Osen (in Korean). September 8, 2017.
  30. ^ "강남 CHOCOLATE 뮤비, 주인공은 모델 남주혁 AOA 민아…"다정한 연인처럼~"". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). September 8, 2015.
  31. ^ "남주혁·남태현·찬열·서영주·육성재, 코리아드라마어워즈 신인상 각축전". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). September 9, 2015.
  32. ^ "[V Report Plus] Kim Soo-hyun wins grand prize at APAN Star Awards". Kpop Herald. November 29, 2015.
  33. ^ "박보검·남주혁, KBS 연기대상 男인기상 수상". Star News. December 31, 2015.
  34. ^ "Check out the Winners from '2015 KBS Drama Awards'". BNT News. December 31, 2015.
  35. ^ 기사입력2016.12.31 오전 12:30 (December 31, 2016). "[MBC 연기대상] 이종석, 대상 영예 안았다 (종합) :: 네이버 TV연예". Naver (in Korean). Star MBN. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  36. ^ "Nam Joo Hyuk received 'Rising Star Award' at ASA 2018". JTBC. October 6, 2018.
  37. ^ "THE SPY GONE NORTH Tops Seoul Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. November 7, 2018.
  38. ^ "1987 Tops 38th Korean Film Critics Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 30, 2018.
  39. ^ "'올해의 영화상' 이성민X한지민, 남녀주연상..작품상 '공작'[종합]". Osen (in Korean). January 30, 2019.
  40. ^ Cho, Yeon-gyeong (April 5, 2019). "55회 백상예술대상 영화부문 최종 후보 공개". Is Plus (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved April 5, 2019.

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