Jung Eun-joo is a South Korean television actress and model who goes by the stage name Jung Hye-sung. FNC Entertainment represents her in Korea, while Flave Entertainment represents her in Japan. She worked as a model for a few years after finishing her education before embarking on a career as an actress. In 2009, she made her acting debut in the crime drama ‘Friend, Our Legend,’ in which she had a supporting role. She didn’t have another major role until 2012, when she was cast as Hong Bo-hee in SBS’s ‘To the Beautiful You.’ She was able to find her footing in the entertainment sector thanks to the show. She continued to do supporting roles in the years that followed, gaining experience and developing her skill. She made her main-character debut in the romance drama series ‘Oh My Venus’ in 2015. The series and her performance were well-received by both viewers and critics, and it led to several other notable possibilities. Jung has proven her charm and trustworthiness as a female protagonist in recent dramas such as ‘Love in the Moonlight’ and ‘Manhole.’
Childhood and Adolescence
Jung Hye-sung was born in Busan, South Korea, on April 29, 1991. She took singing lessons as a child and was a member of the Busan municipal choir.
She went to Eunkwang Girls’ High School in Seoul for her education. She then went on to Sungkyunkwan University, where she earned a degree in Arts and Theatre.
Career of Jung Hye-sung
Jung Hye-sung began her career in the fashion industry as a model. She began her career in the entertainment sector with a modest start. In Kwak Kyung-drama taek’s ‘Friend, Our Legend,’ she made her acting debut. The series aired on MBC from June 27 to August 30, 2009, and presented a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story of four friends. It was an adaptation of Kwak’s own 2001 box-office blockbuster film ‘Friend.’ Jung played the role of Sae-ri.
She walked in the 13th Tokyo Girls Collection Autumn/Winter event in 2011. She walked the runway at the Tokyo Runway Autumn/Winter show two years later.
In 2012, she made a comeback on television in the romantic comedy ‘To The Beautiful You.’ Sulli, Choi Min-ho, and Lee Hyun-woo appeared in the series, which was based on the Japanese shjo manga series ‘Hanazakari no Kimitachi e’ (For You in Full Blossom). Jung portrayed Hong Bo-hee, a fan of Choi’s character Kang Tae-joon, a high-jump athlete.
She then starred in Season 2 of ‘Special Affairs Team TEN,’ a popular crime procedural program. Jung had the opportunity to perform alongside renowned actor Joo Sang-wook in the role of Bae Seo-yeon. This season, the squad is on the hunt for “Murder F,” a serial killer.
She played Park Seung-hee, a neighbor of the Noh family, the key protagonists of the comedy series, in ‘Potato Star 2013QR3’, which aired on tvN in 2013. She made her SBS debut in 2014 as Lee So-yi in ‘Glorious Day,’ a family drama about a single mother parenting her three daughters alone.
‘Pride and Prejudice,’ which aired on MBC from October 27, 2014 to January 13, 2015, was about a public prosecutor and his team of mismatched legal warriors who would go to any length to protect the innocent and punish the wicked, despite prideful authorities and a corrupt system acting as seemingly insurmountable obstacles. Jung played Yoo Kwang-mi, a supporting character in the series.
She chose the vampire thriller ‘Blood’ for her next endeavor (2015). This was Choi Soo-debut eun’s appearance in a fantasy series.
‘Oh My Venus,’ a 2015 fitness drama, was a watershed moment in her career. She portrayed Jang Yi-jin, a South Korean CF Queen. Jang, who is bubbly and cheeky, is the daughter of a wealthy CEO and has a successful career in the entertainment sector. Jang Joon-sung (Sung Hoon), a professional boxer, is a huge fan of hers.
SBS’s ‘Remember: War of the Son,’ a legal melodrama that started on December 9, 2015, and finished on February 18, 2016, was Jung’s follow-up. She was cast as Nam Yeo-kyung, an upper-class girl who has spent her entire life in a bubble. She rapidly develops love for Seo Jin-woo (Yeo Seung-ho), the male protagonist, who is adored by her adoring father.
She did a lot of different things in 2016. She played Han Ji-(Lee hoon’s Seo-jin) girlfriend in the MBC melodrama ‘Marriage Contract’ pilot episode. She was also cast in the music video for the song “You’re So Fine” by South Korean pop-rock band CNBLUE. Jung also appeared in a number of reality series, including the 466th episode of KBS2’s ‘Happy Together’ and the 11th and 12th episodes of tvN’s ‘Candy in My Ear.’
In KBS2’s 2017 workplace comedy ‘Good Manager,’ she played Hong Ga-eun, an accounting intern assigned by a prosecutor to spy on the main character Kim Sung-ryong (Namkoong Min). Despite competing against big-budget dramas like SBS’s ‘Saimdang, Light’s Diary,’ the single-camera sitcom was able to attract high ratings.
Jung also had an appearance in the 355th episode of the SBS variety show “Running Man.” In 2017, she appeared in another KBS2 series, ‘Manhole,’ a fantasy sitcom. Despite its unique setting and real wit, the show received mediocre ratings, with an average countrywide rating of 2.7 percent.
Major Projects of Jung Hye-sung
‘Love in the Moonlight,’ Jung Hye-first sung’s historical series, was based on Yoon Yi-novel soo’s ‘Moonlight Drawn by Clouds.’ The series explores the complicated relationship between Crown Prince Lee Yeong (Park Bo-gum) and one of his counsellors (Kim Yoo-jung), who is actually a woman in disguise, during the Joseon dynasty in the 19th century. Park and Kim received Popularity Awards for the show at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards. Jung received a lot of praise for her portrayal of Princess Myeong-eun.
Achievements & Awards
For ‘A Daughter Just Like You,’ Jung Hye-sung was nominated for an MBC Drama Award for Best New Actress in a Serial Drama in 2015.
In 2016, she was nominated for an SBS Drama Award for the legal drama ‘Remember: War of the Son.’ She was nominated for a Best Supporting Actress Award at the 30th KBS Drama Awards in the same year for the historical coming-of-age drama ‘Love in the Moonlight.’
Personal Experiences of Jung Hye-sung
Jung Hye-sung had been dating B1A4 member Gongchan for several months, according to MBN News in April 2017. “Their connection is a very concealed secret… No one other than their closet acquaintances are aware,” an insider told them, according to the story. The labels for both stars have now denied any romantic involvement between them. Sung was previously linked to her ‘We Got Married’ co-star Gong Myung.
Jung Hye-sung Net Worth
Jung Hye-sung is one of the wealthiest TV actresses and one of the most popular. Jung Hye-net sung’s worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.
Jung’s zodiac sign is Taurus.