Lee Yoo Mi Net Worth: Did Squid Game Double Her Wealth?

Credit: The Swoon / YouTube screenshot

Credit: The Swoon / YouTube screenshot

Besides Lee Jung Jae and Director Hwang Dong Hyuk, another Squid Game cast, Lee Yoo Mi made headlines after winning a major achievement at the 74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards.

The 28-year-old made history after she became the first Korean actress to win the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, beating Hollywood celebrities including Marcia Gay Harden (The Morning Show), Martha Kelly (Euphoria), Hope Davis, Sanaa Lathan and Harriet Walter  (Succession.)

Her first international win is for her role as Ji Yeong or player no. 240 in the Netflix series Squid Game.

Lee Yoo Mi gained the public’s attention after showing her outstanding skills in one of the heartbreaking scenes in the 9-part episode series along with Jung Ho Yeon, who took the role of North Korean defector Kang Sae Byeok.

Lee Yoo Mi On her Record-Breaking Win at the Emmys 2022

As obtained by Newsis, Lee Yoo Mi mentioned in an interview that she still couldn't believe that she took home an award from the prestigious ceremony.

"The Emmy Award was such an honorable experience for me. I am so happy and still can't believe it,” she said.

Interestingly, the announcement of winners at the  74th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards is the same day as the premiere of Lee Yoo Mi’s new drama, Mental Coach Jegal, making it a double celebration for the actress.

"Since it was the first airing day of Mental Coach Jegal right after I won the Emmy Award, I think my emotions at that time were a repetition of tension and excitement."

With her continued success, the actress says that she is “very lucky to have found a good role in a good drama.”

Mental Coach Jegal is Lee Yoo Mi’s current series where she plays the main character, Cha Ga Eul, who used to be a former world-class short track speed skating gold medalist but has fallen into a slump due to an incident.

Once hailed as an up-and-coming “Ice Princess”, her career in sports was cut short, and she beat herself up until she met coach Jegal, played by Jung Woo.

Joining Lee Yoo Mi in the sports-themed life drama are Kwon Yool from Voice 4, Moon You Kang and Park Se Young.

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Lee Yoo Mi Net Worth

There’s no denying that besides the global fame, Lee Yoo Mi landed several projects after Squid Game aired.

From multiple drama series to a slew of endorsements and an increasing number of Instagram followers, there's a good chance that the actress’ wealth might possibly have doubled in her earlier days in the industry.

According to a report, Lee Yoo Mi’s net worth this 2022 is around 4 million USD where the big portion of her wealth is from her acting career.

Lee Yoo Mi Reveals Getting Hate Messages Because of All of Us Are Dead

Due to her impressive performance in Squid Game, the 28-year-old actress landed one hit K-drama after another and once again wowed the audience with her versatility playing the role of antagonist in All of Us Are Dead.

Unfortunately, the public’s reaction is not the same as with her role in the Netflix K-zombie series.

“I think I’ve heard years’ worth of curses and swearing in just the last two weeks” she said during her interview with The Korea Herald. However, it only showed that she convinced the viewers by playing the villain Lee Na Yeon.

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