Shin Se-kyung as LG Crystal Phone model
July 29, 1990
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Sin Se-gyeong|
Shin Se-kyung (born July 29, 1990) is a South Korean actress. After first appearing on a Seo Taiji album cover when she was eight years old, Shin's acting breakthrough came in 2009 with the sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. Since then she has landed leading roles in film and television, including Hindsight and Deep Rooted Tree.
Shin Se-kyung 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 on 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.
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.
Building on her sitcom fame, the actress was signed on to numerous television commercials and print advertisements. 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.
After her 2012 TV series Fashion King wrapped, Shin released her first digital single, "You Were Sweet," which she recorded to promote a coffee franchise for which she models. 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.
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. 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.
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.
|2004||My Little Bride||Hye-won|
|2009||Five Senses of Eros||Shin Su-jeong||segment "Believe in the Moment"|
|2012||R2B: Return to Base||Yoo Se-young|
|2014||Tazza: The Hidden Card||Heo Mi-na|
|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|
|2010||I'm Real: Shin Se-kyung||QTV|
|2011||Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest, episodes 269-270|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest, episodes 57-58|
|2012||Running Man||SBS||Guest, episode 103|
|2010||"Don't Say Anything"||BlueBrand|
|2010||"The Snow Melts"||Shin Se-kyung||Track from Love Tree Project Vol. 1|
|"Confessions of a Dangerous Broccoli"||Shin Se-kyung||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||Digital single|
Awards and nominations
|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||Best New Actress||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|
- '겁 없는' 17세 호러퀸 신세경. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 4 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Kim, Tae-jong (31 May 2006). "Summer for Horror Film Buffs". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- "Actress Shin Se Kyung admits that she looks older than actress Moon Keun Young". Star News. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- 신세경, 영화 단 2편 찍고 15세에 '주연'. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). 15 July 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- 영화 '신데렐라' 신세경 1인 2역 아니다. The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). 25 August 2006. Retrieved 2009-01-30.
- Lee, Min-a (25 September 2006). "Child actors come of age in Korea". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-07-15.
- Kang, Myoung-seok (11 November 2009). "INTERVIEW: Sin Se-gyeong (Part 1)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Kang, Myoung-seok (11 November 2009). "INTERVIEW: Sin Se-gyeong (Part 2)". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- "Will Shin Se-kyung Be the Hottest TV Star of 2010?". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 January 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-04.
- Lee, Hyo-won (11 August 2011). "Song, Shin star in uncanny drama". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Lee, Ga-on (31 August 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actress Shin Se-gyeong". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Lee, Ga-on (16 November 2011). "Actress Shin Se-gyeong's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Yu, Ah-jeong (11 January 2012). "Actress proves she’s more than pretty". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Hong, Lucia (10 June 2011). "Rain poses with Sin Se-gyeong on movie set". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- "Shin Se-kyung Aims to Smash Stereotypes with New Movie R2B". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- "Shin Se Kyung saying hello from New York: "Fashion King's coming up!"". Star News. 20 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
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- Choi, Bo-ran (29 May 2012). "So True? So False? Actress Shin Se Kyung debut as a singer". Star News. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Kim, Mi-hwa (14 June 2012). "Kim Soo Hyun and Shin Se Kyung release songs on June 14". Star News. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Sunwoo, Carla (15 June 2012). "Shin Se-kyung's You Were Sweet release doesn’t miss Kiss Day". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Ho, Stewart (15 March 2012). "Shin Se Kyung was Once an Aspiring Singer". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Oh, Mi-jung (15 August 2011). "Shin Se Kyung Reveals Great Vocals for the OST of Blue Salt". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Lee, Hyo-won (28 October 2010). "Pop idols not enough for Acoustic". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Lee, Hye-ji (21 November 2012). "Korean Starlets Fall in Love with Indie Musicians". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Sunwoo, Carla (22 November 2012). "Shin Se-kyung takes part in Epitone Project duet". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- "Shin Se-kyung to Send Christmas Cheer with Special Album". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Kim, Gwang-kuk (20 June 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actress Shin Se-gyeong – Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
- Kim, Gwang-kuk (20 June 2013). "INTERVIEW: Actress Shin Se-gyeong – Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-20.
- Ko, Hong-ju (29 June 2013). "Interview Part I: Shin Se Kyung Says She Couldn't Let Go of Seo Mi Do of When a Man Loves". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
- Ko, Hong-ju (29 June 2013). "Interview Part II: Shin Se Kyung Talks about When a Man Loves as Its Actress". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-06-30.
- Bae, Joong-hyun (2 September 2014). "Shin goes gutsy in gambler role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
- Kim, Jessica (27 October 2010). "SHINee Jonghyun and Sin Se-gyeong spotted dating". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Kim, Jessica (28 October 2010). "SHINee Jonghyun girlfriend Sin Se-gyeong shuts down website". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.
- Ko, Kyoung-seok (20 June 2011). "SHINee Jonghyun, Sin Se-gyeong no longer dating". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-22.