Who Plays Kang Sae-Byeok In Squid Game?

HoYeon Jung plays Kang Say-byeok in Squid Game, but what do we know about her? Let's take a look at her age, Instagram and more here...
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HoYeon Jung is the actress behind Kang Sae-byeok in the hit Netflix series Squid Game, but what do we really know about the star? Let’s take a look at the facts, from her age, Instagram and more…

Kang Sae-byeok, otherwise known as player number 067, is a participant in the Squid Game in the first series.

She makes it to the final of the competition, determined to use her winnings to reunite her family. However, she is mortally injured by the exploding glass in the fifth game and is then killed by Sang-woo at the start of the sixth challenge.

Fans want to learn more about the characters from the first season, with one in particular gaining viral attention.

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Kang Sae-byeok
HoYeon Jung’s breakout role was in Squid Game. Credit: Netflix

People are wondering who the actress behind Kang Sae-byeok is, so let’s take a deep dive, from how old she is to whether she’s been in other films and TV shows:

Who is HoYeon Jung and what movies and TV shows has she been in?

Kang Sae-byeok, 29, is played by HoYeon Jung, a South Korean model and actress.

She competed on the fourth season of Korea’s Next Top Model and placed as a runner-up. Throughout her career, she has walked the runway for designers such as Chanel, Fendi, Miu Miu, Marc Jacobs, Moschino, and more.

HoYeon Jung also appeared as herself on the reality competition show Korea’s Next Top Model in 2013.

HoYeon Jung
HoYeon Jung is a Korean model and actress. Credit: Alamy

Playing Kang Sae-byeok in Squid Game was the star’s first major role.

Following her performance as Kang Sae-Byeok in Squid Game, HoYeon Jung won the Screen Actors Guild award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

In 2024, HoYeon Jung has roles in a web series called Chicken Nugget, a TV show called Disclaimer, and movies called The Governesses and Hope.

Is HoYeon Jung in a relationship?

The actress has been in a relationship with actor Lee Dong-hwi since 2015.

Does HoYeon Jung have Instagram?

HoYeon Jung goes by @hoooooyeony on Instagram, where she has a staggering 19.4 million followers. 

She mainly posts fashion and lifestyle content.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

Annie Walton Doyle is a content editor at IGV who specialises in trending, lifestyle and entertainment news. She graduated from Goldsmiths, University of London, with a degree in English Literature. Annie has previously worked with organisations such as The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Telegraph, Harvard University, the Pulitzer Prize and 22 Words.