Baek Jin-hee

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Baek Jin-hee
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Born (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Yong In University - Film
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004-present
Agent J,Wide-Company
Korean name
Hanja 白珍熙
Revised Romanization Baek Jin-hui
McCune–Reischauer Paek Chin-hŭi

Baek Jin-hee (Hangul백진희; born February 8, 1990) is a South Korean actress.[1]


Baek Jin-hee began her entertainment career after getting scouted on the streets by a talent agent. She has since then starred in the indie film Bandhobi (2009), where she plays a rebellious girl who befriends a Bangladeshi migrant worker;[2][3][4] and sex comedy Foxy Festival (2010) where she plays a teenager with a thriving business selling her used underwear.[5]

Baek then starred in the sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011-2012), playing a fresh graduate looking for employment. The series was popular and led to increased recognition for the actress.[6] This was followed with supporting roles in fusion historical drama Jeon Woo-chi[7] and romance drama Pots of Gold.[8]

Baek had her breakthrough role as the villainous empress Tanashiri (Danashiri) in the period drama Empress Ki (2013-2014),[9] She next starred as an orphaned casino dealer in melodrama Triangle (2014),[10] and a passionate prosecutor in legal drama Pride and Prejudice (2014).[11][12]

In 2015, Baek played the title role in family drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol, which was a hit and ended with national viewership of 33.6 percent.[13]

In 2017, Baek played leading roles in the disaster drama Missing 9,[14] and office comedy series Jugglers.[15][16]

Personal life[edit]

On 26 March 2017, Baek's agency confirmed that Baek has been in a relationship with her My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol co-star, Yoon Hyun-min since April 2016.[17]



Year Title Role Notes Ref
2009 The Naked Kitchen Female student with parasol
Bandhobi Min-seo [2]
Missing Person Da-ye
2010 Acoustic Jin-hee
Foxy Festival Ja-hye
2012 Hoya (Eighteen, Nineteen) Seo-ya
2013 Rockin' on Heaven's Door Anna [18]
Horror Stories 2 Kang Ji-eun segment: "The Accident"

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref
2008 Crime, Season 2 Dramax
2009 Loving You a Thousand Times Go Eun-jung SBS
2010 Drama Special "Secret Flower Garden" Park Yeo-jin KBS2
2011 Drama Special "Hair Show" Lee Young-won
High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Baek Jin-hee MBC [6]
2012 Jeon Woo-chi Lee Hye-ryung KBS2 [7]
2013 Pots of Gold Jung Mong-hyun MBC [8]
Empress Ki Tanashiri (Danashiri) [9]
2014 Triangle Oh Jung-hee [10]
Pride and Prejudice Han Yeol-mu [11]
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Geum Sa-wol [13]
2017 Missing Nine Ra Bong-hee [14]
Jugglers Jwa Yoon-yi KBS2 [15]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref
2014 Law of the City SBS Cast member

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Ref
2010 "Station" Lee Seok-hun
2014 "One, Two, Three, Four" The One

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2009 Cine21 Magazine New Actress of the Year Bandhobi Won
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Foxy Festival Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Sitcom/Comedy High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Won
KBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a One-Act Special/Short Drama Hair Show Nominated
2013 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star - Female Jeon Woo-chi, Pots of Gold Nominated
MBC Drama Awards[19] Best New Actress Empress Ki Won
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards[20] Best New Actress (TV) Won
7th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
3rd APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
MBC Drama Awards[21] Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Pride and Prejudice, Triangle Won
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Nominated
Top 10 Stars Won
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards[22] Top Excellence Award, Actress Won


  1. ^ Yoon, Hee-seong (11 March 2010). "My Name Is: Baek Jin-hee". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  2. ^ a b Lee, Hyo-won (18 June 2009). "Bandhobi Interweaves Growing Pains, Cultures". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (2 November 2009). "Bandhobi". Variety. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  4. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Bandhobi". Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  5. ^ Han, Sun-hee (10 August 2010). "Foxy Festival: A light, fun story on sex". Korean Cinema Today. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ a b "Baek Jin-hee, "High Kick 3, The Short Legs Counterattack", and the 880 thousand won generation". Hancinema. 11 October 2011. 
  7. ^ a b "Baek Jin-hee to star in "Jeon Woochi - Drama"". Hancinema. 4 October 2012. 
  8. ^ a b "Baek Jin-hee cast for "Gold, Appear!"". Hancinema. 24 March 2013. 
  9. ^ a b "Baek Jin-hee Hits Right Note as Villain in TV Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-27. 
  10. ^ a b Jeon, Su-mi (25 April 2014). "Baek Jin Hee to Transform into Good-Hearted and Innocent Girl in Triangle". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  11. ^ a b Ha, Soo-jung (19 September 2014). "Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee Confirmed for Drama Pride and Prejudice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-20. 
  12. ^ "Korean actress Baek Jin Hee 'falls in love' with all her co-stars". The Straits Times. 27 December 2014. 
  13. ^ a b "'My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol' hits 33.6% viewership in finale". Kpop Herald. February 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ a b "Jung Kyung-ho, Baek Jin-hee to co-star in 'Missing Nine'". Kpop Herald. 10 November 2016. 
  15. ^ a b "Choi Daniel, Baek Jin Hee, Kang Hye Jeong, Lee Won Keun cast in new drama 'Jugglers.'". KBS World. 25 October 2017. 
  16. ^ "Actress Baek Jin-hee Hopes to Appear in More Romantic Comedies". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 March 2018. 
  17. ^ "Baek Jin-hee Admits Dating Fellow Actor". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 March 2017. 
  18. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (24 May 2013). "Not all is grim when the reaper pays a visit". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-25. 
  19. ^ "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2013. 
  20. ^ "Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Receive Highest Honors at the 'Baeksang Arts Awards'". enewsWorld. 28 May 2014. 
  21. ^ "MBC Drama Awards 2014 Winners". Hancinema. December 30, 2014. 
  22. ^ "'2016 코리아드라마어워즈' 김소연, 생에 첫 연기대상 수상…'태후' 2관왕 (종합)". 10Asia (in Korean). October 7, 2016. 

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