Lee Se-young

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Lee Se-young
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In February 2017
Born (1992-12-20) December 20, 1992 (age 25)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Sungshin Women's University - Media Communications[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 1997–present
Agent Prain TPC
Korean name
Hangul 이세영
Hanja 李世榮
Revised Romanization I Se-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Lee Se-yŏng

Lee Se-young (Hangul이세영; born December 20, 1992) is a South Korean actress.



Lee began her career as a child actress;[2][3] and was best known for the films When I Turned Nine,[4] Lovely Rivals,[5] and The Wonder Years.[6][7]

As she entered her early twenties, Lee also appeared in the television series Adolescence Medley[8], Missing You[9] and Goddess of Marriage,[10] as well as films Horror Stories 2 and Hot Young Bloods.[11][12][13] Lee increasingly got larger roles in music romance drama Trot Lovers and fantasy mystery thriller The Vampire Detective.[14][15][16]

2016–present: Rising popularity[edit]

Lee gained increased popularity after starring in the family drama The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (2016), where she received favorable reviews.[17] Her and co-star Hyun Woo were dubbed asThe Ahchoo Couple by fans.[18] Lee also won the Best New Actress award in the television category at the Baeksang Arts Award for her performance.[19]

In 2017, Lee starred in her first leading role in free-to-air TV station with KBS2's youth drama Hit the Top.[20] She was also cast in the web series How Are You Bread alongside Suho of Exo.[21] Lee then starred in the fantasy romantic comedy drama A Korean Odyssey by the Hong sisters,[22] and was praised for her portrayal of three different characters.[23] In 2018, Lee played her first film leading role in mystery thriller Duck Town.[24]



Year Title Role Notes
2004 Dance with Solitude Young-hee
When I Turned Nine Jang Woo-rim
Lovely Rivals Go Mi-nam
2005 My Lovely Week Jasmine, an aspiring actress cameo
2007 The Wonder Years Soo-ah
2012 All About My Wife Jang Sung-ki's stalker cameo
Grape Candy Female bank customer
2013 Horror Stories 2 Se-young segment: "444"
2014 Hot Young Bloods So-hee
2018 Duck Town Hee-jung

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1997 The Brothers' River SBS
1998 The Path of the Great Dynasty Princess Cheongseon MBC
My Mother's Daughters SBS
1999 Did We Really Love? young Kang Jae-young MBC
Promise SBS
Sunday Best "위험한 자장가" Im Ja-min KBS2
2000 MBC Best Theater "송이야 놀자" Kang Song-yi MBC
MBC Best Theater
"그, 그녀에게 버림받다"
Foolish Princes Yeo Sat-byul
2001 I Want to See Your Face Lee So-dam
2002 Present Kim Da-hee
TV로 보는 원작동화
"Robinson Crusoe in the Classroom"
Lee Hye-jung EBS
My Love Patzzi young Yang Song-yi MBC
Kitchen Maid
2003 Country Princess young Lee Eun-hee
Land of Wine young Lee Sun-hee SBS
Drama City "Queen of Disco" Kang Soo-ji KBS2
Merry Go Round young Sung Eun-kyo MBC
Dae Jang Geum young Choi Geum-young
2004 Beijing My Love Jang Na-ra KBS2
2005 HDTV Literature "Sonaki" Girl
Single Again Lee Soo-jin SBS
Sisters of the Sea young Song Choon-hee MBC
2006 Unstoppable High Kick! Lee Se-young
(guest, episode 143)
2008 Kokkiri (Elephant) Gook Se-young
2011 Drama Special
"Yeongdeok Women's Wrestling Team"
Cha Bong-hee KBS2
Bachelor's Vegetable Store Han Tae-in Channel A
2012 Dream of the Emperor Chun Gwan-nyeo KBS1
Missing You Han Ah-reum MBC
2013 Goddess of Marriage Noh Min-jung SBS
Adolescence Medley Yang Ah-young KBS2
Drama Festival "Haneuljae's Murder" Mi-soo MBC
2014 Trot Lovers Park Soo-in KBS2
Plus Nine Boys Sun-A (cameo) tvN
2016 The Vampire Detective Han Gyeo-wool OCN
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Min Hyo-won KBS2
2017 Hit the Top Choi Woo-seung
A Korean Odyssey Jin Bu-Ja / Jung Se-ra / Ah Sa-nyeo tvN
TBA How Are You Bread Noh Mi-rae Naver TV Cast

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2002 "S.Ⅱ.S (Soul To Soul)" S.E.S
2008 "가슴아 그만" Black
2011 "Don't Touch My Girl" Boyfriend
2014 "If I" Chung Dong-ha
"I Feel on You" Lee Seung-hwan feat. Lee So-eun

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 12th Chunsa Film Art Awards[25] Best Young Actress When I Turned Nine Won
3rd Korean Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Lovely Rivals Nominated
19th KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Sonaki Won
2016 30th KBS Drama Awards[26] Best New Actress The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Won
Best Couple (with Hyun Woo) Won
2017 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards[19] Best New Actress (Television) Won
10th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actress Nominated


  1. ^ Choi, Jun-yong (3 November 2011). "Young celebs get early admits to college for 2011". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  2. ^ ""Dae Jang Geum" child Lee Se-young is now a grown woman". Hancinema. Nate. 28 September 2011. 
  3. ^ "Lee Se-young grows up fast". Hancinema. Hankyung. 9 September 2012. 
  4. ^ "Life's Little Melodramas at Age 9". Hancinema. The Korea Times. 25 March 2004. 
  5. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (16 November 2004). "Young-teen actresses strut innocent looks on screen". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (14 June 2007). "Wonder Explores Nostalgic Realm of Teen Years". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  7. ^ Kim, Kyu Hyun. "The Wonder Years". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  8. ^ "'Teenage Medley', Three Keywords for Fun Viewing". KBS Global. 12 July 2013. 
  9. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 October 2012). "Lee Se Young Joins Cast of MBC's I Miss You as Park Yoo Chun's Half Sister". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  10. ^ "[bnt photo] Lee Se young, I'm not a child actress anymore!". BNT News. 25 June 2013. 
  11. ^ An, So-hyoun (11 May 2013). "Child Actors are Coming to the Big Screen: Lee Hyun Woo, Lee Se Young and Jeong In Sun". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-06-03. 
  12. ^ "Run screaming from this film". The Korea Times. 12 June 2013. 
  13. ^ "Lee Se-yeong to star in "Hot Young Bloods"". Hancinema. enews24. 29 July 2013. 
  14. ^ "'Lover of Trot' cast announced". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 May 2014. 
  15. ^ "New behind cuts of actress Lee Se Young unleashed". Star News. 15 July 2014. 
  16. ^ "Lee Joon, Lee Se Young, and Oh Jung Sae Will Star in OCN Drama "Vampire Detective"". Koogle. 17 September 2015. 
  17. ^ "Actress Lee Se-young Eager to Move Career Forward". The Chosun Ilbo. 4 March 2017. 
  18. ^ "Creating the perfect on-screen love : Actors Hyun Woo and Lee Se-young on life as the 'Ahchoo Couple'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 March 2017. 
  19. ^ a b "'Guardian,' 'The Handmaiden' win big at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. 4 May 2017. 
  20. ^ "Lee Se-yeong to star in "The Best Hit"". Hancinema. Star News. 29 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Lee Se-young to be Suho's girlfriend on 'How Are You Bread'". Kpop Herald. 19 April 2016. 
  22. ^ "Lee Se-yeong to join tvN's "Hwayugi"". Hancinema. 18 October 2017. 
  23. ^ "이세영, 화유기→수성못…20대 대표 '믿보배' 활약 이어간다". 10Asia (in Korean). 6 March 2018. 
  24. ^ "'화유기' 이세영, 이번엔 영화다..'수성못' 4월 개봉". Star News (in Korean). 16 February 2018. 
  25. ^ "When I Turned Nine unexpected winner of Chunsa Film Art Awards". Korean Film Council. 25 November 2004. Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  26. ^ "[2016KBS연기대상] 대상은 '태양의후예' 송중기·송혜교, 다관왕은 '구르미'(종합)". eToday (in Korean). 31 December 2016. 

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