The K-Drama Twenty Five, Twenty One is fast gaining popularity. As the drama nears the end, its main cast is also receiving the spotlight. While many may know big names like Kim Tae Ri and Nam Joo Hyuk, most viewers would be meeting the actress Lee Joo Myung for the first time through Twenty Five, Twenty One. She’s been winning hearts as the just, fair, and smart Ji Seung Wan. She grew up alongside troublemaker Moon Ji Woong (played by Choi Hyun Wook) and often uses her position as the class president and top scholar to help her friends out. Not many know that she secretly runs a rogue radio show out of her bedroom as DJ Wan Seung.
Curious to find out more about the talented actress? Read on to find out.
1. The basics
First, let’s get the basics down! Lee Joo Myung was born in 1993, making her 29 years old internationally in 2022. Compared to her age, she looks shockingly young! She is signed to YG Entertainment and was originally a model before moving into acting slowly. This is unsurprising given her long limbs! Lee Joo Myung is 5 ’64 (172cm).
2. Rookie days
She moved into acting quite recently. Her first drama role was in 2019 for My Fellow Citizens.
She slowly built up a resume for herself, starring in shows such as Kairos and Check Out The Event. Did you know that she also made a cameo in the first episode of Hospital Playlist as Kim Jun Wan’s girlfriend?
3. She’s starred in many music videos
Her first-ever music video was actually for UK band, PREP. She starred as one half of a couple in their music video for the song “Who’s Got You Singing Again.”
She was also in BLOCK B‘s MV for “Don’t Leave” in 2018. She played opposite of the members as she portrayed a mysterious ex-girlfriend who they wished to hold onto.
Most recently, she starred in labelmate Song Mino‘s “TANG.” She plays a luxurious-looking girl in a bar that caught the eye of Mino.
4. She’s a makeup model
She has modeled for the brand MOS in South Korea. With her unique face, she’s able to pull off any look and color.
Not much else is known about the charming star just yet, but mark our words! She’s definitely the rising actress to watch in 2022.
Twenty Five Twenty One alternates between the present day and the past as it parallels the struggles of youth during both the COVID-19 pandemic and the IMF (the International Monetary Fund) crisis. However, it also focuses on the romantic lives of five characters in the ’90s, with the main focus being on female lead Na Hee Do (played by Kim Tae Ri) and male lead Baek Yi Jin (played by Nam Joo Hyuk).
The drama currently airs on Saturdays and Sundays on tvN.