Park Se-young

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Park Se-young
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Park Se-young doing the "whispering gesture" at the press conference for Whisper (2017)
Born (1988-07-30) July 30, 1988 (age 28)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Sangmyung University – Film and Media Studies
Occupation Actress, Singer
Years active 2002–2003; 2011–present
Agent Hunus Entertainment (2015-present)
Korean name
Hangul 박세영
Revised Romanization Bak Se-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Pak Se-yŏng

Park Se-young (Hangul박세영; born July 30, 1988) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in 2012 with supporting roles in the television dramas Faith and School 2013. Park has since played leading roles in Sincerity Moves Heaven (2013) and Glorious Day (2014), as well as the film The Cat Funeral (2015). In 2017, Park starring a legal thriller drama Whisper alongside actress Lee Bo Young and actor Lee Sang-yoon.


Park Se-young made her acting debut in a TV drama in 2002 when she was still a child, but left show business to concentrate on her studies.[1] She returned to acting in 2011, and first drew attention after appearing in Jay Park's "Know Your Name (Acoustic)" music video.[2] She then played supporting roles in family drama If Tomorrow Comes, revenge thriller Man from the Equator,[3] melodrama Love Rain, period epic Faith,[4][5] and teen drama School 2013.[1]

In 2013, Park was cast in her first leading role in the daily drama Sincerity Moves Heaven (also known as A Tale of Two Sisters). She was also designated as one of the MCs on Music Bank.[6][7]

In 2015, Park was cast in her supporting role in the daily drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol and she won Excellence Award, Actress in 9th Korea Drama Awards for her performance.

Park appeared on the fourth season of We Got Married in 2014, a variety/reality show that paired celebrities into fake wedded couples (Park's partner was Jang Wooyoung from boyband 2PM).[8][9][10] Another leading role followed in weekend drama Glorious Day.[11] Park then starred in two webtoon film adaptationsFashion King (2014) and The Cat Funeral (2015).[12]

After ending a contract dispute with S.A.L.T. Entertainment, Park signed with new agency Hunus Entertainment in 2015.[13]

In 2016, Park joined variety show Law of the jungle as a guest member.


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2002 Inspector Park Mun-su Yang Soo-kyung MBC
2003 MBC Best Theater "Do 야 love me?" Yoon-ju MBC
2011 If Tomorrow Comes Seo Yoo-jin SBS
2012 Man from the Equator young Choi Soo-mi KBS2
Love Rain Lee Mi-ho KBS2
Faith Queen Noguk SBS
School 2013 Song Ha-kyung KBS2
2013 Flower Boys Next Door new artist (cameo, episode 16)[14] tvN
Sincerity Moves Heaven Choi Se-young KBS1
2014 Glorious Day Jung Da-jung SBS
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Oh Hye-sang MBC
2016 Beautiful Mind Kim Min-jae KBS2
2017 Whisper Choi Soo-yeon SBS


Year Title Role
2014 Fashion King Park Hye-jin
2015 The Cat Funeral Jae-hee

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2013 Music Bank KBS2 Host
2014 We Got Married – Season 4 MBC Married to Jang Wooyoung (Episodes 204–237)
2016 Law of the Jungle in Mongolia SBS Cast member (Episodes 234–237)

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2012 "Know Your Name (Acoustic)" Jay Park


Year Song Title Artist
2013 "Shall We Dance" Standing Egg

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Love Rain, Man from the Equator Nominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Faith Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Sincerity Moves Heaven Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Glorious Day Nominated
2015 MBC Drama Award Best New Actress in a Special Project Drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Nominated
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Won


  1. ^ a b "Park Se-young Warms to Craft with TV Soaps". The Chosun Ilbo. December 8, 2012. Retrieved December 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ Lee, Dong-hyun (February 7, 2012). "Who's the Girl in Jay Park's New Music Video?". enewsWorld. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (March 8, 2012). "Rookie Actress Park Se Young to Join The Equator Man". enewsWorld. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Faith Park Se Young, Shows Her Charisma... "I Am The Princess"". KDramaStars. August 8, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Park Se Young Talks About The Final Outdoors Filming For The Drama "I Thought It Would Never End..."". KDramaStars. October 29, 2012. Retrieved December 7, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Park Sae-young, Jeong Jin-woon are the New Hosts of KBS Music Bank". KBS Global. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  7. ^ Park, Jae-hwan (April 18, 2013). "Jung Jin-woon & Park Se-young, the New Hosts of Music Bank". KBS Global. Retrieved April 20, 2013. 
  8. ^ Lee, Sun-min (January 3, 2014). "New stars join We Got Married show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  9. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (January 24, 2014). "We Got Married 2PM's Wooyoung and Park Se Young Take Their First Couple Trip". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 21, 2014. 
  10. ^ Kim, Min-jin (September 11, 2014). "2PM Wooyoung and Park Se-young to leave We Got Married 4". The Korea Herald. Retrieved September 18, 2014. 
  11. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (March 26, 2014). "Leads for Good Day confirmed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 26, 2014. 
  12. ^ Lee, Cory (January 6, 2014). "Joo Won, f(x) Sulli, Park Se-young Confirm to Join Cartoon-turned-Movie". TenAsia. Retrieved April 1, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Park Se Young Signs with New Agency After Resolving Contract Dispute". Soompi. April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015. 
  14. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 27, 2013). "School 2013's Park Se Young Makes Surprise Cameo in Flower Boys Next Door". enewsWorld. Retrieved February 28, 2013. 

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