Jang Dong-yoon is a South Korean actor who is best known for his leading roles in the popular television series School 2017 (2017), A Poem a Day (2018), and Search (2020). However, it was in the 2019 drama, Tale of Nokdu where Dong-yoon gained recognition and increased popularity for his role as the cross-dressing protagonist.
Tale of Nokdu is set in the Joseon era and it revolves around a young man named Nok Du (Jang Dong Yoon) who lived a sheltered life on a remote island. He ends up chasing down a female assassin right into a Widow’s Village. Nok Du is left with no other choice but to dress up as a widow in order to enter this women’s only village in order to get to the truth about his birth. Along the way, he befriends a young kisaeng trainee named Dong Dong Joo (Kim So Hyun). Eventually, Nok Du ends up finding out the truth behind the attack on his family, and discovers secrets that changed his life forever.