Krystal Jung leaves SM Entertainment, joins new agency

Singer and actress Krystal Jung has signed an exclusive contract with a new agency, H& Entertainment, following the end of her 10-year affiliation with SM Entertainment.

H& Entertainment is a newly established artist management agency founded by former KeyEast vice-president, Hong Min-ki. On the exciting development, Hong said, “I am very pleased to be starting a new journey with a versatile actress such as Jung Soo-jung [Krystal’s given name] as she makes a fresh start and takes a leap forward.” He also shared a hint of the abundant opportunities that lie ahead for the actress, stating, “We will give her our best support so that she can showcase a deeper level of acting and take on a lot of projects.”

Krystal Jung, born as Jung Soo-jung or Chrystal Soo-jung, is a 25-year-old Korean-American celebrity. In 2009, Jung debuted in the entertainment industry as a member of SM Entertainment’s girl group f(x). In 2010, she ventured into television acting with a support role in Cutie Pie (2010) and was later cast in the hit series The Heirs (2013). In 2014, she landed her first-ever lead role opposite famous singer-actor Rain in the romantic-comedy drama My Lovely Girl, after which she had earned her place among South Korea’s most well-known TV performers. She then went on to portray notable characters in various successful projects, such as The Bride of Habaek (2017), Prison Playbook (2017–2018), and The Player (2018). This October, Jung is set to headline OCN’s newest action-mystery series, Search.

On this huge milestone in her career, Krystal Jung will be joining H& Entertainment’s powerful lineup of artists, which includes Jung Ryeo-won (Diary of a Prosecutor), Son Dam-bi (When the Camellia Blooms), Kwak Dong-yeon (It’s Okay to Not Be Okay), Jung In-sun (Psychopath Diary), In Gyo-jin (Homemade Love Story), So Yi-hyun (Fates and Furies), and Kang Min-ah (Memorist), among others.

Meanwhile, premiering in November is Krystal Jung’s first commercial film, More Than Family. Just recently, the movie dropped its main poster, which unveiled Jung’s transformation into a young, pregnant woman. Set to follow her quest of looking for her birth father, the realistic storyline is amping up the viewers’ curiosity for the upcoming box-office entry.

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