|Born||January 3, 1995|
Bucheon, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gim Seol-hyeon|
Kim Seol-hyun (born January 3, 1995), better known by her mononym Seolhyun, is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a former member of the South Korean girl group AOA and she has starred in television dramas Orange Marmalade (2015), My Country: The New Age (2019), Awaken (2020–2021) and film Memoir of a Murderer (2017).
Early life and education
Seolhyun was born on January 3, 1995, in Bucheon, South Korea. She has an older sister named Joo-hyun, who is a fashion editor for Cosmopolitan. She attended Kachiul Elementary School, Sungkok Middle School and Gyeonggi Arts High School.
2012–2014: AOA and acting debut
In 2010, Seolhyun won the 8th Smart Model Contest (스마트 모델 선발 대회), a competition in which ordinary students wear uniforms. At the event, several talent agencies were present, and Seolhyun was scouted by her current management, FNC Entertainment. She has also appeared in the music video for boy band F.T. Island's song "Severely" from the EP Grown-Up.
On July 30, 2012, Seolhyun made her debut as a member of AOA on Mnet's M Countdown with the song "Elvis" from their debut single album, Angels' Story. Soon afterwards, she made her acting debut in the television drama My Daughter Seo-young, playing the role of Lee Jung-shin's girlfriend.
In 2013, she was cast in the daily drama Ugly Alert. She played the youngest daughter of the family, a bright girl who dreams of becoming an actress. Seolhyun stated, "I'm nervous about doing a new project, and I'm also burdened. But I want to work hard again by thinking of it as another learning experience. I also want to touch the hearts of people".
2015–present: Acting roles and rising popularity
Seolhyun first attracted attention with her appearance on the KBS variety show, Brave Family (2015), where she charmed viewers with boyish and unaffected demeanor. Later that year, she gained fame through a commercial for SK Telecom which led to increased advertising offers for the star.
The same year, Seolhyun starred in KBS's vampire romance Orange Marmalade. Although it racked a mere two percent viewer ratings, the show brought her praise for her acting. She also featured in the action noir film Gangnam Blues, and won a "popular star" award at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards. Seolhyun, along with Gangnam co-star Lee Min-ho were selected as promotional ambassadors for "Visit Korea Year".
In January 2016, Seolhyun was named “Model of the Year” at the 2015 TVCF Awards; having modeled for noteworthy brands across industries such as fashion, food and beverage, cosmetics and e-commerce. She placed second in a study conducted by Korea Broadcast Advertising Corporation (Kobaco) to select the top spokesmodel by consumers. In March 2016, Seolhyun was selected as an official ambassador to Korea national elections in 2016.
In May 2017, Seolhyun was cast in historical film The Great Battle, directed by Kim Kwang-sik. Principal photography started in August and the film premiered in 2018. She then starred in the thriller Memoir of a Murderer, playing the role of a murderer's daughter.
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|2015||Gangnam Blues||Kang Seon-hye|
|2017||Memoir of a Murderer||Kim Eun-hee|
|2018||The Great Battle||Baek-ha|
|2020||P1H: The Beginning of a New World||Seolhyun||Special appearance|||
|2012||My Daughter Seo-young||Seo Eun-soo|
|2013||Ugly Alert||Gong Na-ri|
|2015||Orange Marmalade||Baek Ma-ri|
|2016||Click Your Heart||The school goddess||Cameo|||
|2019||My Country: The New Age||Han Hee-jae|
|2022||The Killer's Shopping List||Do Da-hee|||
|Summer Strike||Lee Yeo-reum|||
|2015||Brave Family||Main cast|
|2016||Law of the Jungle||Episodes 208–211|||
|2021||Document ON – Forest, Embracing People||Narrator|||
|2015||KBS Entertainment Awards||With Shin Dong-yup and Sung Si-kyung|||
|2016||KBS Song Festival||With Park Bo-gum|||
|2017||One K Concert In Manila||With Choi Min-ho|||
|2018||2018 KBS Entertainment Awards||With Shin Hyun-joon and Yoon Shi-yoon|||
|2019||SBS Gayo Daejeon||With Jun Hyun-moo|||
|2021||KBS Song Festival||With Cha Eun-woo and Rowoon|||
|2022||31st Seoul Music Awards||With Kim Sung-joo and Boom|||
Awards and nominations
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|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|APAN Star Awards||2015||Best New Actress||Orange Marmalade||Nominated|
|Asia Artist Awards||2018||New Wave Award||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|Asian Film Awards||2016||Best Newcomer||Gangnam Blues||Nominated|
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2015||Best New Actress – Film||Nominated|
|Blue Dragon Film Awards||2015||Popular Star Award||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|Best New Actress||Gangnam Blues||Nominated|
|Fashionista Awards||2016||Best Fashionista – Red Carpet Category||Kim Seol-hyun||Nominated|||
|Grand Bell Awards||2015||Best New Actress||Gangnam Blues||Nominated|
|2018||Woori Bank Star Award||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|InStyle Star Icon||2016||Best Body – Female Celebrity||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||2015||Popularity Award, Actress||Orange Marmalade||Won|||
|Best New Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Seol-hyun (with Yeo Jin-goo)
|KBS Entertainment Awards||2015||Best Newcomer Award||Brave Family||Won|||
|KOPA & Nikon Press Photo Awards||2017||Most Photogenic Star of the Year||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|Korea Drama Awards||2015||Best New Actress||Orange Marmalade||Nominated|
|Korean Advertisers Association||2016||Best Model||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|Marie Claire Film Festival||2016||Rookie Award||Gangnam Blues||Won|||
|Max Movie Awards||Rising Star Award||Won|||
|SBS Entertainment Awards||2016||Best Entertainer Award||Law of the Jungle||Won|||
|Seoul TV CF Awards||2016||Model of the Year||Kim Seol-hyun||Won|||
|Style Icon Asia||2016||Awesome Syndrome||Won|||
|The Seoul Awards||2017||Best New Actress (Film)||Memoir of a Murderer||Nominated|
|Forbes||2016||Korea Power Celebrity||33rd|||
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