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Shin Se-kyung
South Korean actress

Shin Se-kyung

Shin Se-kyung
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Quick Facts

Intro South Korean actress
A.K.A. Shin Se-kyung, 신세경, 申世景
Is Actor Film actor
From South Korea
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 29 July 1990, Seoul, South Korea
Age 31 years
Star sign Leo
The details (from wikipedia)


Shin Se-kyung (born July 29, 1990) is a South Korean actress and singer. She started as a child actress and had her breakthrough in 2009 with the sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. Since then she starred in the films Hindsight (2011), R2B: Return to Base (2012) and Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), as well as the television series Deep Rooted Tree (2011), The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015) and Six Flying Dragons (2015-2016).


Shin graduated at Shinmok Highschool. After highchool she went to Chung-Ang University to study Performing Arts.


1998–2009: Beginnings as a child actress

Shin made her entertainment debut at eight years old in 1998 when she was featured on the cover and poster for Seo Taiji's solo album Take Five. As a child actress, she also appeared in the children's show Ppo Ppo Ppo ("Kiss Kiss Kiss") and 2005 historical drama Toji ("Land").

After a small part in My Little Bride, she subsequently had starring roles in Cinderella, Acoustic and the segment "Believe in the Moment" in Five Senses of Eros, as well as a well-received turn as the younger version of Princess Cheonmyeong in Queen Seondeok.

2009–present: Rising popularity and leading roles

In 2011

Shin failed to gain a large following until her breakthrough role as a housemaid on the second season of the popular TV sitcom High Kick! in 2009. In 2010 she filmed a seven-episode arc for the reality show series I'm Real which profiled her everyday life while vacationing in Hawaii.

In 2011

Building on her sitcom fame, Shin signed on to numerous television commercials and print advertisement and even made her as one of the most sought celebrity endorser. Lead roles in high-profile acting projects followed, among them film noir Hindsight with Song Kang-ho, the highly rated historical drama Deep Rooted Tree with Jang Hyuk and Han Suk-kyu, and aerial action film R2B: Return to Base with Rain.

However, Shin's next project Fashion King (2012) was poorly received by audiences, particularly its controversial ending.

Shin then released her first digital single, "You Were Sweet," which she recorded to promote a coffee franchise she models for. A former singer trainee in middle school, Shin has also contributed songs to the soundtrack of Hindsight, the charity album Love Tree Project, and did her own singing in showcase piece Acoustic. In 2012, she recorded a Christmas carol duet with Epitone Project.

In March 2015

Shin returned to television in the 2013 melodrama When a Man Falls in Love opposite Song Seung-heon, but she received criticism from viewers for her passive character. The same year Shin was choosen as the first ever korean representative celebrity muse for Guess watches In 2014, she played a more "bold and confident" role in the gambling film Tazza: The Hidden Card, followed by the fantasy-action series Blade Man.

In a break from her usual dramatic roles, Shin played an aspiring comedian in the webtoon adaptation The Girl Who Sees Smells in 2015 as the titular character, her supernatural ability to visualize scents is tapped to catch a serial killer.Despite of just average ratings the drama manage to top Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings for the most influential dramas. Shin then reunited with Fashion King costar Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons (2015-2016), where both actors won 4 awards for their great performance. Its another period drama from the screenwriters of Deep Rooted Tree.

In 2017, Shin starred in tvN's fantasy-romance drama The Bride of Habaek alongside Nam Joo-hyuk.

Ambassadorial Role

  • In January 15, 2014 Shin appointed as Goodwill ambassador for UNESCO's Korean Committee. UNESCO is the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization. Its purpose to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science and culture in order to further universal respect for justice the rule of law and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in UN talents.

Personal life

On October 20, 2010, Shin and popular boy band SHINee member Jonghyun were spotted dating by a local news outlet; their agencies confirmed the relationship on October 26. After nine months of dating, Shin and Jonghyun broke up in June 2011, citing their busy schedules.



Year Title Role Notes
2004 My Little Bride Hye-won Bo Eun best friend
2006 Cinderella Hyeon-su
2009 Five Senses of Eros Shin Su-jeong segment "Believe in the Moment"
2010 Acoustic Se-kyung segment "Broccoli"
2011 Hindsight Jo Se-bin
2012 R2B: Return to Base Yoo Se-young
2014 Tazza: The Hidden Card Heo Mi-na
2017 Preparation Special appearance

Television series

Year Title Role Network
2004 The Land teenage Choi Seo-hee SBS
2009 Queen Seondeok teenage Princess Cheonmyeong MBC
High Kick Through the Roof Shin Se-kyung MBC
2011 Deep Rooted Tree So-yi/Dam SBS
2012 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Se-kyung
(cameo, episode 75)
Fashion King Lee Ga-young SBS
My Husband Got a Family Shin Se-kyung
(cameo, episode 49)
2013 When a Man Falls in Love Seo Mi-do MBC
2014 Blade Man Son Se-dong KBS2
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Oh Cho-rim/Choi Eun-seol SBS
2015-2016 Six Flying Dragons Boon-yi
2017 The Bride of Habaek Yoon So-ah tvN

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2010 I'm Real: Shin Se-kyung QTV
2011 Infinite Challenge MBC Guest, episodes 269-270
Running Man SBS Guest, episodes 57-58
2012 Guest, episode 103
2014 2 Days & 1 Night KBS2 Guest, episode 358
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 241
My Little Television MBC Guest, episode 15

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist
1999 "MCMXCIX" 1999 Dae Han Min Guk
2010 "Don't Say Anything" BlueBrand
2017 "Take Five" Younha


Year Song title Artist Notes
2010 "The Snow Melts" Shin Se-kyung Track from Love Tree Project Vol. 1
"Confessions of a Dangerous Broccoli" Track from Acoustic OST
2011 "Blue in a Summer Day" Shin Se-kyung feat. MY Q Track from Hindsight OST
2012 "You Were Sweet" Shin Se-kyung feat. Sweden Laundry Digital single
"Sweet Christmas" Shin Se-kyung feat. Epitone Project

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 MBC Entertainment Awards Best New Actress High Kick Through the Roof Won
Best Couple Award in a Comedy/Sitcom with Yoon Shi-yoon Won
2010 4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Most Influential Star N/A Won
46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) High Kick Through the Roof Nominated
2011 15th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Fantasia Award Won
4th Style Icon Awards New Icon Award N/A Won
48th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Hindsight Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
12th Korea Visual Arts Festival Photogenic Award, TV category Deep Rooted Tree Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Won
2012 6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Female Drama Star Nominated
7th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress Nominated
5th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Fashion King Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
2013 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries When a Man Falls in Love Won
2014 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Popular Star Award Tazza: The Hidden Card Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Blade Man Nominated
2015 4th APAN Star Awards The Girl Who Sees Smells Nominated
23rd SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars, Excellence Award, Actress in a Series Drama The Girl Who Sees Smells and Six Flying Dragons Won
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Six Flying Dragons Won
Top 10 Stars Won
Netizen Popularity Award Nominated
Best Couple Award with Yoo Ah-in Won
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Nominated
5th APAN Star Awards Top Excellence in a Serial Drama Nominated
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