Recent status of child actresses who acted in “Dae Jang Geum” together with Lee Young Ae 20 years ago

The little girls in “Dae Jang Geum” have all grown up and become beautiful actresses.

It’s already been 20 years since the end of “Dae Jang Geum, a popular historical drama about the love and growth of Seo Jang Geum, a court lady in the Joseon Dynasty, as she becomes a righteous woman.


“Dae Jang Geum” made a big hit at that time and achieved the highest viewer rating record of 57.8%. The drama was also exported to 87 countries, causing the Korean Wave to explode around the world.

Amidst “Dae Jang Geum” craze, viewers not only praised the main cast Lee Young Ae and Ji Jin Hee but also showed interest in the child actresses.

20 years after “Dae Jang Geum” ended, the whereabouts of those child actresses have been revealed, drawing keen attention. Most of them are still active in the film industry.

Born in 1996, Jo Jung Eun, who created the famous line “It tasted like persimmon, but why did you think it was persimmon? It just has the persimmon taste so I thought it was persimmon…”, is 27 years old this year. 

After “Dae Jang Geum”, Jo Jung Eun appeared in various projects, such as “Bread, Love and Dreams”, “Secret Investigation Record”, “Ugly Cake”, etc. She took off her “child actress” image and showed off solid acting skills through the supporting role of Baek Yi in the 2018 film “The Princess and the Matchmaker”.


Lee Se Young, who portrayed the childhood of Jang Geum’s rival Choi Geum Young in “Dae Jang Geum”, has already become a leading actress. The actress, who has continued to work passionately since the success of “Dae Jang Geum”, gained huge popularity through “The Red Sleeve”. She perfectly portrayed the role of Sung Deok Im and successfully reached her second heyday.

Playing Na Chae Ryeon in “Dae Jang Geum”, Han Bo Bae has also steadily participated in various works, such as “Seo Dong Yo”, “New Heart”, “The Iron Empress”, “Fatal Promise”, “Doctors”, “Voice”, “School 2017”, etc.

Joo Ah Reum, who appeared in “Dae Jang Geum” as Jang Geum’s best friend Chang Yi, also works without breaks. She joined various famous dramas, such as “Seo Dong Yo”, “My Kids Give Me a Headache”, “Dr. Frost”, etc., movies, such as “Taegukgi”, “Dead Friend”, “Pure Love”, “The Princess and the Matchmaker”, etc. as well as Naver TV’s web dramas.

Actress Jung in Sun was a little girl when she appeared in “Dae Jang Geum” as court lady Boon Yi. Since then, she has been active not only in dramas but also in entertainment shows.

Knowing the recent status of “Dae Jang Geum” child actresses, netizens reacted, “Thank you for growing up so well”, “How amazing”, “It’s good to see that they’re still doing acting activities after ‘Dae Jang Geum’”, “I didn’t know they starred in ‘Dae Jang Geum’”, etc.

Source: Insight

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