Jin Se-yeon, Enemies In-Law stage greeting
February 15, 1994
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Jin Se-yun|
|Education||Chung-Ang University - Theatre and Film|
|Agent||Early Bird Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Jin Se-yeon|
|Revised Romanization||Kim Yunjŏng|
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. 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. She cemented her leading actress status with the acclaimed 1930s-setting period drama, Bridal Mask. Since then, Jin has been starred in various genres, among them a musical melodrama Five Fingers, medical-espionage drama Doctor Stranger, and romantic-comedy film Enemies In-Law.
In 2016, Jin played the heroine for the summer blockbuster war film, Operation Chromite, alongside Liam Neeson and Lee Jung-jae. 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.
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."
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."
|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|
|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||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|
|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
|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
|2011||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||
|2012||5th Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress||
|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||
|2014||3rd APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||
|Popular Star Award||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Nominated|
|2016||9th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress||
|MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Seo Ha-joon||Nominated|
- "Jin Se-yeon on Becoming Famous Overnight". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 November 2012. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- Kim Myeong-eun (21 October 2011). "데뷔 1년차 배우 진세연, SBS 일일극 주인공 파격 캐스팅 화제". Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- Park, Hyun-min (2 June 2012). "Interview: Bridal Mask Jin Se Yeon is Not Attracted to Ju Won?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
- Jang, Soo Jung (2 June 2012). "Jin Se Yeon 'Historical Dramas Have Its Subtle Charm'". BNTNews. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- "Jin Se-yeon replaces Eunjung on show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 August 2012.
- 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.
- "Enemies In-Law Jin Se-yeon, "I want to play a role fit for my age"". Hancinema. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 2015-05-16.
- "Jin Se-yeon wins heroine role in battle film". The Korea Times. 6 May 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- "Jin Se-yeon to play heroine". The Korea Times. 17 November 2015.
- "Young Actress Hopes to Play Roles That Match Her Age". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 November 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-05.
- "Five Fingers Jin Se Yeon Lied about Her Age". Soompi. 8 November 2012. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- "Jin Se-yeon addresses chaebol rumors on Radio Star". Asia Today. 30 April 2015. Retrieved 2016-11-26.
- 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.