Here are some trivia about Nam Joo Hyuk, who plays sports reporter Baek Yi Jin in “Twenty Five Twenty One.”
1.) Nam Joo Hyuk was born on February 22, 1994. He is now 28 years old.
2.) He started as a model in 2013.
3.) He was in Akdong Musician’s (AKMU) music videos “200%” and “Give Love.”
4.) He signed in YG Entertainment’s YG KPlus back in 2014.
5.) His debut series is in the 2014 drama “Surplus Princess.”
6.) He then appeared in various dramas including “Who Are You: School 2015,” “Glamorous Temptation,” “Cheese in the Trap ,” and “Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo.”
7.) His breakthrough role is in “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” (with Lee Sung Kyung) as Jung Joon Hyung in 2016.
8.) Nam Joo Hyuk and Lee Sung Kyung were confirmed to have dated back in 2017; they reportedly broke up in the same year.
9.) His photos with Lee Sung Kyung are still posted on his Instagram account.
10.) He is now under Management SOOP, which also houses top actors such as Bae Suzy, Choi Woo Shik, Gong Yoo, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Jae Wook, Jung Yumi, and Nam Ji Hyun, among many others.
11.) His debut film is in 2018’s “The Great Battle.”
12.) His other lead roles in a Korean drama include The Bride of Habaek,” “The Light in Your Eyes,” Netflix’s “The School Nurse Files,” “Start-up,” and, most recently, ongoing drama “Twenty Five Twenty One” with Kim Tae Ri.
13.) He already visited Manila for a fan meeting and for an event hosted by Penshoppe.
14.) He once became cried while watching a video fans made for his during his fan meeting in the Philippines.
15.) Nam Joo Hyuk is 188cm (6’1ft) tall.
16.) He wanted to become a basketball player before. The actor had a chance to play on a one-on-one game with NBA star Stephen Curry, and even won against him.
17.) Nam Joo Hyuk is a dog person. He has two toy poodles, Ga Eul and Gob Soon.
18.) He is also good at singing. He even sang an OST for “Twenty Five Twenty One” with the other cast members.
19.) He is said to be an only child.
20.) He starred in two projects with Han Ji Min, “Josee” and “The Light in Your Eyes.” The two will once again reunite in the upcoming drama “Here.”
21.) He won a couple of Best New Actor awards.
22.) He is one of DIOR’s ambassadors.
23.) He has several celebrity friends and has worked with a lot of stars in the industry through his CFs. (He even worked with Kim Tae Ri for a commercial before!)
24.) He revealed in an interview that when choosing characters he prefers those that seem imperfect, complex, and authentic.
25.) When it comes to love, he believes that in a relationship he should give his 100% every time.