Jin Se-yeon

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Jin Se-yeon
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Jin Se-yeon, Enemies In-Law stage greeting
Born Kim Yoon-jung
(1994-02-15) February 15, 1994 (age 23)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Jin Se-yun
Education Chung-Ang University - Theatre and Film
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010-present
Agent Early Bird Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 진세연
Revised Romanization Jin Se-yeon
McCune–Reischauer Chin Seyŏn
Birth name
Hangul 김윤정
Revised Romanization Kim Yunjŏng
McCune–Reischauer Gim Yun-jeong

Jin Se-yeon (born Kim Yoon-jung on February 15, 1994) is a South Korean actress. She played the female protagonist in the television dramas such as My Daughter the Flower (2011), Bridal Mask (2012), Doctor Stranger (2014), and The Flower in Prison (2016).


Jin Se-yeon began her career as an idol trainee for South Korea's girl group Jewelry under Star Empire Entertainment. Before long, she started to appear in various TV commercials, which then steered her direction into acting.[1] Even though her debut role was in the 2010s SBS drama It's Okay, Daddy's Girl, but her first casting was actually for the 2011s film White: Melody of Death. She then acted in the highly-controversial lesbian-themed Drama Special titled Daughters of Bilitis Club and portrayed the teenage version of Han Ji-hye's female lead character in The Duo.

Her first chance at starring role came when she won the audition for the titular protagonist in the daily drama My Daughter the Flower.[2] She cemented her leading actress status with the acclaimed 1930s-setting period drama, Bridal Mask.[3][4] Since then, Jin has been starred in various genres, among them a musical melodrama Five Fingers,[5] medical-espionage drama Doctor Stranger,[6] and romantic-comedy film Enemies In-Law.[7]

In 2016, Jin played the heroine for the summer blockbuster war film, Operation Chromite, alongside Liam Neeson and Lee Jung-jae.[8] She was then chosen as the protagonist for MBC's 55th-founding anniversary historical drama directed by a famed director Lee Byung-hoon, The Flower in Prison.[9][10]

Personal life[edit]

Jin revealed in late 2012 that she had added a year to her real age in résumé, born in 1994 to 1993. Her agency explained, "Jin Se-yeon was only 17-years-old when she debuted. She was so young that it was hard for her to land any roles. That’s why we added a year to her age."[11]

Jin also denied the rumor that she comes from a wealthy or influential family, due to she's being one of the fastest-rising young actresses despite only a short time has passed since her debut. She answered, "I was very surprised by the rumor myself. Though it was for a short period of time, I had also done secondary roles and acted out the younger versions. Maybe that's because I got to play a main role earlier than others. My father is running an IT company that is not listed. I actually don't know very well."[12]



Year Title Role
2011 White: Melody of Death Jenny
2014 The Language of Love In-ha
2015 Enemies In-Law Park Young-hee
2016 Operation Chromite Han Chae-seon

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2010 It's Okay, Daddy's Girl Jung Se-yeon SBS
2011 Drama Special Daughters of Bilitis Club Kim Joo-yeon KBS2
The Duo young Dong-nyeo MBC
My Daughter the Flower Yang Kkot-nim SBS
2012 Bridal Mask Oh Mok-dan/Esther/Boon-yi KBS2
Five Fingers Hong Da-mi SBS
2014 Inspiring Generation[13] Yoon Ok-ryun KBS2
Doctor Stranger Song Jae-hee/Han Seung-hee SBS
2015 High-End Crush Yoo Yi-ryung Naver TV Cast
2016 The Flower in Prison Ok-nyeo/Lee Seo-won MBC

Show appearances[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 119
2013 Star Recipe SBS funE Host, with Kim Bo-mi
2014 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 198
2014 9th Seoul International Drama Awards SBS MC
2015 Invisible Man KBS2 Guest, episode 4
2015 Radio Star MBC Guest, episode 423
2016 Knowing Bros JTBC Guest, episode 52
2016 Super Seoul Dream Concert SBS MC

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2009 "Date" Jewelry S
2010 "Love Bear" KCM
2015 "Rolling" Acoustic Collabo


Year Title Role
2013 Closer Alice


Year Title Artist Notes
2012 "I Have No Problems" Jin Se-yeon and Cha Gil-young
2015 "Only You Forever" Jin Se-yeon and Hong Jong-hyun from Enemies In-Law OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award
My Daughter the Flower
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Nominated
20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best New Actress
Bridal Mask
1st K-Drama Star Awards Acting Award, Actress Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
Best New Actress Won
Best Couple Award with Joo Won Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Best Couple Award with Ju Ji-hoon
Five Fingers
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries
Doctor Stranger
Popular Star Award Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Nominated
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress
The Flower in Prison
MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Won
Best Couple Award with Seo Ha-joon Nominated


  1. ^ "Jin Se-yeon on Becoming Famous Overnight". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  2. ^ Kim Myeong-eun (21 October 2011). "데뷔 1년차 배우 진세연, SBS 일일극 주인공 파격 캐스팅 화제". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  3. ^ Park, Hyun-min (2 June 2012). "Interview: Bridal Mask Jin Se Yeon is Not Attracted to Ju Won?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  4. ^ Jang, Soo Jung (2 June 2012). "Jin Se Yeon 'Historical Dramas Have Its Subtle Charm'". BNTNews. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  5. ^ "Jin Se-yeon replaces Eunjung on show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 August 2012. 
  6. ^ Lee, Min-ji (27 July 2014). "Interview: Jin Se Yeon Talks About Her Kiss Scene with Lee Jong Suk in Doctor Stranger". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-08-04. 
  7. ^ "Enemies In-Law Jin Se-yeon, "I want to play a role fit for my age"". Hancinema. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-16. 
  8. ^ "Jin Se-yeon wins heroine role in battle film". The Korea Times. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  9. ^ "Jin Se-yeon to play heroine". The Korea Times. 17 November 2015. 
  10. ^ "Young Actress Hopes to Play Roles That Match Her Age". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-05. 
  11. ^ "Five Fingers Jin Se Yeon Lied about Her Age". Soompi. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  12. ^ "Jin Se-yeon addresses chaebol rumors on Radio Star". Asia Today. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-26. 
  13. ^ Kwon, Soo-bin (26 November 2013). "Jin Se Yeon to Become Kim Hyun Joong's Sweetheart in The Age of Feeling". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-01-07. 

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