HoYeon Jung, who is originally from Seoul, was born on June 23, 1994. Before she landed the role on Netflix's Squid Game, Jung kicked off a career in modeling at the AGE of 16. She got her start by freelancing and walking in Seoul Fashion Week shows before eventually competing in Korea's Next Top Model in 2013, where she came in second place. Following her success on the series, Jung was signed to one of South Korea's top modeling agencies, ESteem Models, and later to a New York agency, The Society Management. Jung's modeling career took her overseas in 2016, as she went on to walk in shows at New York and Paris Fashion Week for brands like Marc Jacobs, Alberta Ferretti, Louis Vuitton, Fendi and MORE.
In 2021, Jung made her television debut as Kang Sae-byeok in the Netflix series Squid Game, which became the series' breakout star and garnered her international fame and praise. She received a nomination for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work on the show.
|23 June 1994
|29 years old (as of 2023)
|Seoul, South Korea
|Currently Live In
|Seoul, South Korea
|Actress and Model
|TV Series: Korea's Next Top Model (2013)
Music Video: “Beat” (2014)
|2010 – Present
|She Appearance in Film The Governess
|South Korean and Korean
According to Sportskeeda, HoYeon Jung's net worth is an estimated $4 million as of 2021. Given her success on Squid Game and the show's mounting popularity in the months to come, it's only a matter of time before Jung's net worth gets even bigger.
HoYeon Jung Boyfriend
Jung has been in a relationship with actor Lee Dong-hwi since 2015.
How much do HoYeon Jung’s Instagram posts earn?
Before Squid Game was released in September 2021, HoYeon Jung had just under half a million followers on Instagram. Within days of the show's premiere, Jung's follower count began to skyrocket, surpassing over 19 million followers as of October 2021. This makes her one of the most followed Korean actresses on social media yet.