Jang Young Nam is a South Korean actress. She began her career as an acclaimed actress in theater, then transitioned to supporting roles on television and film, notably in works by director Jang Jin. A member of Jang Jin’s Division, she regularly appears in his films and theater company productions. She became one of the original cast members of the live sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live Korea when Jang Jin brought the American show to South Korea. In addition, she was a member of the Korean theater troupe Mokhwa Repertory Company.
She is known for her skill in both comedic and dramatic roles and her ability to easily transition between different genres and mediums such as theater, television, and films. Some notable supporting film roles include A Werewolf Boy and Hello Ghost. She has also made memorable cameos in dramas, Pinocchio and Moon Embracing the Sun. In 2013, she played her first onscreen leading role in the revenge crime thriller Azooma, which won her the Best Actress Award from the Director’s Guild at the 17th Busan International Film Festival (BIFF).
In December 2011, she married her husband who’s seven years younger than her, and a theater and film university professor. She and her husband have a son born in 2014.