Revered South Korean actress who has earned numerous awards for her work in film and television. She rose to international fame for her portrayal of Soon-ja in the 2020 drama film Minari. In 2021, she was included in Time's list of 100 Most Influential People in the World. Forbes named her a Korea Power Celebrity the following year. She enrolled at Hanyang University to study Korean Language and Literature but dropped out to pursue acting.