July 7, 1985
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Seo U|
|Revised Romanization||Kim Mun-ju|
Seo Woo (born Kim Moon-joo on July 7, 1985) is a South Korean actress. After her breakout role in 2008's Crush and Blush, Seo Woo continues to act in film and television, notably in Paju and The Housemaid, and the TV dramas Tamra, the Island, Cinderella's Sister and Flames of Desire.
Seo Woo first became known to the public as the oddball 4D Girl in the popular "Ok me wa ka" commercial for a Lotte ice cream brand. After her debut in a supporting role the 2007 film My Son, she successfully auditioned for a part in the sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile.
The following year, her breakout role came in the critically lauded black comedy Crush and Blush for which she received considerable attention and numerous awards. In 2009 Seo Woo took on the lead role in the cult favorite Tamra, the Island, a period drama set on Jeju Island. She then contributed her vocals to "My Fair Lady," one of the tracks in Lee Seung-hwan's 20th anniversary album Hwantastic Friends.
Seo Woo continued to challenge herself, delivering a much-praised turn in arthouse film Paju, and landing a role opposite celebrated actress Jeon Do-yeon in The Housemaid, which screened in competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
She and Moon Geun-young played siblings in the popular modern fairytale retelling Cinderella's Sister, but Seo Woo later said she considers it her worst performance, despite being the character she worked hardest on. Afterwards she essayed a complex character in the critically lauded melodrama Flames of Desire.
In the family drama If Tomorrow Comes she played a cheerful daughter to veteran actress Go Doo-shim. She next portrayed a calm yet brave art major in the fantasy-horror TV movie Knock, about a magical mask passed down in a shaman family.
|2008||A School Rep.||Sun-ah||short film|
|Crush and Blush||Seo Jong-hee|
|2009||Handphone||Jung Yi-gyu's sister (cameo)|
|2007||Kimchi Cheese Smile||Seo Woo||MBC|
|2009||Tamra, the Island||Jang Beo-jin||MBC|
|2010||Cinderella's Sister||Goo Hyo-sun||KBS2|
|Flames of Desire||Baek Soo-bin/Baek In-ki||MBC|
|2011||If Tomorrow Comes||Yoon Eun-chae||SBS|
|Glass Mask||Kang Yi-kyung/Seo Jung-ha||tvN|
|2013||The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang||Seol-hee||MBC|
|2009||"Wonderful Day (Good Day 2)"||Lee Seung-hwan|
|2014||Running Man (Episode 213)||SBS|
Awards and nominations
|2008||29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||
|28th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|7th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|11th Director's Cut Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|18th Buil Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Most Popular Actress||
|Best New Actress||Won|
|2010||5th Asia Model Festival Awards||Fashionista Award||N/A||Won|
|46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||
|3rd Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actress||
|4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards||Best Actress||
|8th Korean Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||
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