My Name Cast & Character Guide | Screen Rant

Netflix's Korean drama My Name features a talented cast and compelling characters. Following in the success of Netflix's popular K-drama Squid Game, this Korean series begins with high schooler Yoon Ji-woo being relentlessly bullied by her classmates thanks to rumors about her father's involvement with a criminal organization called Dongcheon. Ji-woo hadn't seen her father, who has been hiding from the police, for 3 months. After an emotional phone call during which Ji-woo yells at him for ruining her life, he decides to come home despite the risk and is killed right outside their apartment door. Ji-woo has to watch him die through the door's keyhole and becomes obsessed with revenge, growing more and more desperate until Dongcheon's boss gives her a chance.

Although with significantly fewer character deaths than Squid Game, My Name does not shy away from violence. Even before the Dongcheon battle royale at the end of episode 1, Ji-woo beat up three bullies going after her in school and her father smashed clean through a car window to easily knock out the cops guarding his home. Ji-woo cares only about killing the man responsible for her father's death, and she is willing to do whatever it takes to make it happen. Her new boss is sure to take advantage of this.

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The cast includes several beloved stars who are most likely unfamiliar to Western audiences, while also featuring some first-time actors as well. Every character seems to have something to prove or their own personal score to settle. With that in mind, here's the cast and character guide for the Netflix Korean show, My Name.

Han So-hee stars as Yoon Ji-woo, the young woman who joins South Korea's biggest drug ring with the hopes of killing the person responsible for her father's death. Her righteous anger never seems to leave her, regardless of how much time has passed or what she's been ordered to do. After Dongcheon's leader promises to help her get her revenge, he identifies the gun used to kill Ji-woo's father as a police-issued weapon and orders her to infiltrate the force. Hoping to find the gun's owner from inside, Ji-woo is given the new name Oh Hye-jin. Han So-hee is a South Korean model and actress who has starred in several Korean dramas, or K-dramas, including Money Flower, 100 Days My Prince, The World Of The Married, and Nevertheless. The World Of The Married became the highest-rated drama in Korean TV history, which helped propel So-hee to stardom with several acting awards. Perhaps My Name will extend her fame to the rest of the world.

Park Hee-soon plays Choi Mu-jin, the boss of Dongcheon who has described himself as a best friend and brother to Ji-woo's father. Mu-jin takes Ji-woo under his wing when she first joins his organization and teaches her how to fight, telling her that if she's actually determined to kill her father's murderer, then she "must be someone capable of killing others." Mu-jin clearly has plans of his own when he takes her in, but he admits that he trusts her desperation enough to put faith in her. Park Hee-soon is known for his roles in the South Korean movies The Scam, 1987: When the Day Comes, and Seven Days, for which he won several awards. Hee-soon will next appear in another Korean Netflix series about a drug ring called Exemplary Family.

Ahn Bo-hyun plays Jeon Pil-do, Hye-jin's partner in Inchang Metropolitan Police Agency's Narcotics unit. Pil-do initially disliked Hye-jin for messing up a sting operation for him while she still worked in another division. Eventually, they learn to work together, and Ji-woo’s opinion of Pil-do fluctuates over time. Their relationship may even develop into the kind of humorous dynamic found in many buddy cop stories like Men In Black or 21 Jump Street. Ahn Bo-hyun started his career as a South Korean model before becoming an actor in 2016, appearing in works such as Descendants Of The SunDokgo Rewind, Her Private Life, and Netflix's Itaewon Class, which gained him significant fame. He is also appearing in the series Yumi's Cells.

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Yoon Kyung-ho as Yoon Dong-hoon/Song Joon-su - Yoon Kyung-ho plays Ji-woo's father, Yoon Dong-hoon. Dong-hoon had been on the run from the police for months before his daughter's tearful phone call lured him home just to be shot in front of Ji-woo's eyes. His death causes Ji-woo to join the criminal organization he had been a part of, and it is later revealed that he was actually an undercover cop with the name Song Joon-su. Yoon Kyung-ho has appeared in numerous works such as The Dude In Me, Crazy Romance, Start-Up, and Honest Candidate. He was also in the Korean Netflix Original show Itaewon Class with Ahn Bo-hyun, and will next appear in Honest Candidate 2.

Kim Sang-ho as Cha Gi-ho - Kim Sang-ho plays Cha Gi-ho, the leader of the Inchang Metropolitan Police Agency's Narcotics unit who is responsible for Ji-woo's eventual transfer to his division. Gi-ho has sworn to take down Dongcheon before his retirement. Kim Sang-ho has extensive experience behind the camera, directing TV shows such as Can You Hear My Heart?, Spring Must Be Coming, and Money Game. My Name is his first acting role. Sang-ho's next directorial project is for a series called Thirty-Nine.

Lee Hak-joo as Jung Tae-ju - Lee Hak-joo plays Jung Tae-ju, a Dongcheon member who is deeply trusted by Mu-jin. Tae-ju tries to encourage Ji-woo to walk away from Dongcheon before she gets in too deep and admits to distrusting her. Lee Hak-joo has only appeared in a few short films before joining the cast of this Netflix Korean drama, including A Crevice Of Violence and Where Nobody Can Go.

Chang Ryul as Do Gang-jae - Chang Ryul plays Do Gang-jae, a member of Dongcheon who is later expelled from the organization for attacking Ji-woo. He had hoped to get back at her for beating him in a training match in front of everyone, and dearly paid for the attempt. My Name is Chang Ryul's first acting role.

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