Youn Yuh-jung is a South Korean actor, whose career in film and television spans over five decades. Her accolades include an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, a British Academy Film Award, an Independent Spirit Award, and a nomination for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award. She has starred in many South Korean television series and films.
She gained international recognition for her role in Minari. Her critically acclaimed portrayal of Soon-ja in the film made her the first Korean actress to win a Screen Actors Guild Award, an Independent Spirit Award, a British Academy Film Award, and an Academy Award, as well as the first to be nominated for a Critics’ Choice Movie Award, all in the Best Supporting Actress category.