After Drowning Her Name, Best Actress Oscar 2021 Youn Yuh Jung Is Known Again Thanks To The Adult Film The Housemaid
Youn Yuh Jung in The Housemaid (IMDB)

JAKARTA - Youn Yuh Jung became the first Korean actress to win an Academy Awards for her role in the film Minari. After a long time competing in roles in the entertainment world, Youn Yuh Jung won awards and gained international attention.

Behind these achievements, the 73-year-old actress went through various ups and downs in her life. Growing up in South Korea, Youn Yuh Jung started his acting career with a role in the Korean drama Mister Gong in 1967.

In no time at all, she became popular thanks to her role in Kim Ki Young's film Woman of Fire. However, his popularity declined with his marriage to singer Jo Young-Nam in 1974.

Moving to the United States, Yuh Jung chose to retire from acting. Until 1987, they divorced.

Then, he returned to South Korea and became a supporting role in the film A Good Lawyer's Life in 2003. It didn't take long, his acting returned to attention in the 2010 film The Housemaid directed by Im Sang-Soo.

Im Sang Soo - known for his thriller lineup - became a duet partner in Youn Yuh Jung's acting career. Evidently, the erotic film The Housemaid became a turning point in the life of Youn Yuh Jung, who played the role of Byeong-Sik.

After that, he acted in a number of films and variety shows such as Salut d'Amour, Canola, and most recently Minari.

In the film Minari, Youn Yuh Jung plays Soon-ja, Monica's grandmother (played by Han YeRi) who goes to Arkansas to live with Monica's family.

Thanks to Minari, Youn Yuh Jung received several awards as Best Supporting Actress such as the British Academy Film Awards, Dorian Awards, Independent Spirit Awards, and others.


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