Nam Joo-hyuk Wiki, Height, Age, Girlfriend, Family, Biography & More

Nam Joo-hyuk

Nam Joo-hyuk is a South Korean actor and model who is known for his performance in the K-dramas ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ (2015), ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’ (2016), ‘The Bride of Habaek’ (2017), and ‘The Light in Your Eyes’ (2019).

Wiki/Biography

Nam Joo-hyuk was born on Tuesday, February 22, 1994 (age 26 years; as of 2020), in Dongsam-dong, Yeongdo District, Busan, South Korea.

Nam Joo-hyuk as a Child

Nam Joo-hyuk as a Child

He did his elementary schooling from Sangri Elementary School. Then, Joo-hyuk went to Kyungham Middle School, Busan. In the mid of his middle schooling, he shifted with his family to Suwon, Gyeonggi Province of South Korea, where he completed his middle school from Changyong Middle School in Suwon. He graduated his high school from Suil High School, Suwon. Nam Joo-hyuk attained his bachelor’s in Model Acting Art from Seoul Hoseo Art Occupational Training College.

Physical Appearance

Height: 6′ 1½”[1]Management Soop

Hair Color: Black

Eye Color: Black

Nam Joo-hyuk

Family, Ethnicity & Relationships

Not much is known about his family.

Childhood Picture of Nam Joo-hyuk with his Mother

Childhood Picture of Nam Joo-hyuk with his Mother

In 2016, he came into a relationship with the actress Lee Sung-kyung, after the shooting of ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo’ finished. The couple became famous as ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo couple.’ However, they both broke up after a few months of dating due to their busy schedules.

Nam Joo-hyuk with Lee Sung-kyung

Nam Joo-hyuk with Lee Sung-kyung

Career

Agencies

  • Management SOOP (March 2020-Present)
  • YG KPLUS (February 2014- February 2020)
  • K-Plus (2013-14)

Modeling

After coming to Seoul, Nam Joo-hyuk participated in the contest ‘Top Model,’ which was sponsored by the modeling agency ‘K-Plus’ and won it. As a reward of the contest, he was immediately signed as an exclusive model of K-Plus.  In 2013, through K-Plus, he made his debut at the fashion event ‘Songzio Homme 2014 s/s Collection.’

Nam Joo-hyuk Modeling for Songzio Homme 2014 ss collection

Nam Joo-hyuk Modeling for Songzio Homme 2014 s/s collection

Joo-hyuk became a part of YG Entertainment when YG Entertainment and K-Plus signed an alliance contract in 2014. He has modeled for brands such as Hyundai, SoCar, Nongshim, Le Coq Sportif, and Aveda Korea. In November 2017, Joo-hyuk signed as a new model and brand ambassador of Penshoppe, a clothing brand based in the Philippines.

Nam Joo-hyuk in an Advertisement for Penshoppe

Nam Joo-hyuk in an Advertisement for Penshoppe

On April 17, 2019, Dior Men announced Nam Joo-hyuk as their brand ambassador in Asia.

Nam Joo-hyuk as the Brand Ambassador of Dior Men Asia

Nam Joo-hyuk as the Brand Ambassador of Dior Men Asia

Acting

Nam Joo-hyuk made an appearance in the music video of ‘200%’ and ‘Give Love’ from the debut album of the South Korean duo Akdong Musician.

 

Later in August 2014, he made his acting debut with the K-drama ‘The Idle Mermaid/Surplus Princess’ in the supporting role of ‘Park De-bak.’

Nam Joo-hyuk in a Scene from The Idle Mermaid (2014)

Nam Joo-hyuk in a Scene from The Idle Mermaid (2014)

He rose to fame after he appeared in the 2015 teen K-drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ in the lead role of ‘Han Yi-yan.’

Nam Joo-hyuk in a Scene from Who Are You: School 2015

Nam Joo-hyuk in a Scene from Who Are You: School 2015

Joo-hyuk has acted in many popular k-dramas including Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (2016), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017), The Light in Your Eyes (2019), The School Nurse Files (2020), and Start-Up (2020). In 2018, he made his film debut with South Korean historical epic action ‘The Great Battle’ (2018) in the role of ‘Sa-mool.’

Nam Jo-hyuk in a Scene from The Great Battle (2018)

Nam Jo-hyuk in a Scene from The Great Battle (2018)

He has also made appearances in the South Korean films Josee (2020) and Remember (2020).

Awards & Achievements

Awards Won for the film ‘The Great Battle’

  • KOFRA Film Awards for Best New Actor in 2019
  • The Seoul Award for Best New Actor in 2018

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at The Seoul Awards

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at The Seoul Awards

  • Marie Claire Asia Star Awards – Rising Star Award in 2018
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards for Best New Actor in 2018

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Korean Association of Film Critics Awards

  • Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actor in 2018

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Blue Dragon Film Awards

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Blue Dragon Film Awards

Other Awards

  • Drama Fever Award for Breakout Actor for the K-drama ‘Cheese in the Trap’ in 2017
  • MBC Drama Award for Best New Actor for the K-drama ‘Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo’ in 2016

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Blue Dragon Film Awards

    Nam Joo-hyuk Giving his Award Acceptance Speech at Blue Dragon Film Awards

  • KBS Drama Award for Popular Actor (Male) for the K-drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ in 2015
  • Soompi Award for Breakout Actor for the K-drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ in 2015
  • APAN Star Award for Best New Actor for the K-drama ‘Who Are You: School 2015’ in 2015
  • The 3rd CFDK Awards for Fashion Model of the Year (Male) in 2014

Signature

Nam Joo-hyuk Chrismas Greetings with his Signature

Nam Joo-hyuk Chrismas Greetings with his Signature

Favorite Things

  • Food: Tteok-bokki, Scallops, Pork Soup, Grilled Clams
  • Drink: Pocari Sweat
  • Fruit(s): Strawberry, Peaches, Apples, Grapes
  • Singer(s): Kurt Cobain, Damien Rice
  • Song: Missing You by Lee Hi
  • Basketball Player(s): Stephen Curry, Kobe Bryant, Paul George
  • Color: Blue

Facts/Trivia

  • In his leisure time, he likes traveling, swimming, boxing, playing basketball, listening to music, and watching films and television.
  • Nam Joo-hyuk loves dogs and has two pet dogs; his dogs are named ‘Gob Son’ and ‘Ga Eul.’

    Nam Joo-hyuk and his Ex-Girlfriend with his Pet Dogs

    Nam Joo-hyuk and his Ex-Girlfriend with his Pet Dogs

  • His name ‘Joo-hyuk’ was given to him by his grandfather. His name means ‘shiny pillar.’
  • Nam Joo-hyuk’s was nicknamed ‘Namsang’ when he was in Busan. [2]Tenasia
  • Nam Joo-hyuk’s blood type is ‘A.’ [3]Tenasia
  • While in Busan, he dreamt of becoming a professional basketball player. For three years, he played basketball but left it during his middle 3 (of middle school) after he sustained a shin bone injury and had to go through an operation. He was on medical leave 2-3 months before and after his surgery, which made him unable to play basketball anymore. Joo-hyuk still plays basketball but as a hobby.

    Nam Joo-hyuk Playing Basketball with his Friends

    Nam Joo-hyuk Playing Basketball with his Friends

  • During his high school years, he came across various magazines and saw the models Kim Won-joong, Ahn Jae-hyun (now an actor), and Jang Ki-yong (now an actor) and became interested in modeling. He decided to give modeling a shot as he considered it to be cool and began practicing modeling from that time.
  • Nam Joo-hyuk has made appearances in the variety shows such as Off to School (2014-15), Three Meals a Day: Gochang Village (2016), Cofee Friends (2019), and Three Meals a Day: Mountain Village (2019).

    Nam Joo-hyuk in Coffee Friends (2018)

    Nam Joo-hyuk in Coffee Friends (2018)

  • Joo-hyuk was also seen in the music videos of ‘Chocolate’ by Kangnam featuring Sang E and ‘When it Snows’ by musical duo 1415.
  • On April 6, 2019, Joo-hyuk made a donation of about 30 Million Won (around $26,233) to the Hope Bridge Association of the National Disaster Relief for the victims of the Gangwon Province wildfire of 2019 in South Korea.
  • South Korean actor Ji Soo and Nam Joo-hyuk are best friends and are often seen hanging out together.

    Nam Joo-hyuk with Ji Soo

    Nam Joo-hyuk with Ji Soo

References   [ + ]

1. Management Soop
2, 3. Tenasia

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