Park Se-young

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Park Se-young
Park Se-young.jpg
Se-young in 2017
Born (1988-07-30) July 30, 1988 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationSangmyung University – Film and Media Studies
Occupation(s)Actress, singer
Years active2002–2003; 2011–present
AgentCL& Company [ko]
(m. 2022)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak Se-yeong
McCune–ReischauerPak Se-yŏng

Park Se-young (Korean박세영; 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).


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,[3] revenge thriller Man from the Equator,[4] melodrama Love Rain,[5] period epic Faith,[6] 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).[7] She was also designated as one of the MCs on Music Bank.[8][9]

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).[10][11][12] Another leading role followed in weekend drama Glorious Day.[13] Park then starred in two webtoon film adaptationsFashion King (2014) and The Cat Funeral (2015).[14][15]

After ending a contract dispute with S.A.L.T Entertainment, Park signed with new agency Hunus Entertainment in 2015.[16] The same year Park was cast in her villainous role in the daily drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol and she won Excellence Award, Actress in 9th Korea Drama Awards for her performance.[17][18]

In 2016, Park starred in the medical thriller A Beautiful Mind.[19]

After a supporting role in the 2017 legal thriller Whisper,[20] Park played the leading role in melodrama Money Flower.[21]

In June 2018, Park signed with new agency CL& Company.[22]

In 2019, Park was cast in the comedy drama Special Labor Inspector as a judo athlete turned civil servant.[23]

In 2022, Park is confirmed to make her small screen comeback after three years through tvN drama Mental Coach Jegal, for which she was cast along with Jung Woo, Lee Yoo-mi and Kwon Yul.[24]

Personal life[edit]

On January 24, 2022, Park's agency confirmed that she and Kwak Jung-wook are getting married in mid-February, and the wedding ceremony will be held privately in Seoul.[25] They met while appearing together in the drama School 2013 and developed into a couple a few years ago.[26]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
2002 Inspector Park Mun-su Yang Soo-kyung
2003 MBC Best Theater "Do 야 love me?" Yoon-ju
2011 If Tomorrow Comes Seo Yoo-jin
2012 Man from the Equator young Choi Soo-mi
Love Rain Lee Mi-ho
Faith Queen Noguk
School 2013 Song Ha-kyung
2013 My Cute Guys new artist (cameo, episode 16)[27]
A Tale of Two Sisters Choi Se-young
2014 Glorious Day Jung Da-jung
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Oh Hye-sang
2016 Beautiful Mind Kim Min-jae
2017 Whisper Choi Soo-yeon
Money Flower Na Mo-hyun
2019 Special Labor Inspector Joo Mi-ran
2022 Mental Coach Jegal Park Seung-ha[28][29]


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 with Jang Wooyoung (Episodes 204–237)
2016 Law of the Jungle in Mongolia SBS Cast member (Episodes 234–237)[30]

Music video[edit]

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


Year Song Title Artist
2013 "Shall We Dance" Standing Egg feat. Park Se-young[31]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Love Rain, Man from the Equator Nominated
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Faith Won [32]
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Sincerity Moves Heaven Nominated
Best New Actress 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 [18]
2017 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Whisper Won [33]
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, actress Money Flower Nominated
6th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated [34]
2019 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Special Labor Inspector 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. Archived from the original on January 29, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  3. ^ 신예 박세영, '내일이 오면'서 이규한과 러브라인. My Daily (in Korean). January 10, 2012.
  4. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (March 8, 2012). "Rookie Actress Park Se Young to Join The Equator Man". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved December 7, 2012.
  5. ^ "Rookie Park Se-young is taking over KBS 2". Hancinema. April 3, 2012.
  6. ^ "Park Se-young, good reviews as Princess Noguk". Hancinema. September 15, 2012.
  7. ^ 박세영·유건, '지성이면 감천' 주연 확정. Star Money (in Korean). March 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "Park Sae-young, Jeong Jin-woon are the New Hosts of KBS Music Bank". KBS Global. April 5, 2013. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  9. ^ Park, Jae-hwan (April 18, 2013). "Jung Jin-woon & Park Se-young, the New Hosts of Music Bank". KBS Global. Retrieved April 20, 2013.
  10. ^ Lee, Sun-min (January 3, 2014). "New stars join We Got Married show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved January 6, 2014.
  11. ^ 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.
  12. ^ 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.
  13. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (March 26, 2014). "Leads for Good Day confirmed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 26, 2014.
  14. ^ Lee, Cory (January 6, 2014). "Joo Won, f(x) Sulli, Park Se-young Confirm to Join Cartoon-turned-Movie". TenAsia. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved April 1, 2014.
  15. ^ Lee, So-dam (December 8, 2014). "Kangin and Park Se Young Tease Sweet Romance in Cat Funeral". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on July 15, 2015.
  16. ^ '소속사분쟁 종료' 박세영, 새 둥지 찾았다 "새로운 마음으로" [Park Se Young Signs with New Agency After Resolving Contract Dispute]. My Daily (in Korean). April 14, 2015. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
  17. ^ 박세영, '내 딸, 금사월' 출연 확정…백진희 라이벌 구도. Chosun Biz (in Korean). August 3, 2015.
  18. ^ a b Kang Hee-jeong (October 7, 2016). 김소연, 눈물의 대상…'태후'·'신네기'2관왕(종합)[코리아드라마어워즈]. News1 (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2016.
  19. ^ "Women in white vie for viewers". Kpop Herald. July 29, 2016.
  20. ^ "SBS drama 'Whisper' announces cast of stars". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 27, 2017.
  21. ^ "Jang Hyuk and Park Seyoung Casted for 'Money Flower', Broadcasts in November". BNT News. September 29, 2017.
  22. ^ "박세영, 씨엘엔컴퍼니와 전속계약..고경표·안재홍 한솥밥". OSEN. June 7, 2018.
  23. ^ [공식]박세영 '특별근로감독관 조장풍' 합류…김동욱 전 아내 형사役. Sports Chosun (in Korean). January 9, 2018.
  24. ^ Hwang Hye-jin (March 18, 2022). "정우X이유미X권율X박세영 '멘탈코치 제갈길' 출연 확정" [Jungwoo X Lee Yumi X Kwon Yul X Park Se-young confirmed to appear in ‘Mental Coach Zhuge Gil’] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved March 18, 2022 – via Naver.
  25. ^ Lee Yu-na (January 24, 2022). "[공식]박세영♥곽정욱 2월 결혼" [[Official] Park Se-young ♥ Kwak Jeong-wook to get married in February] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved January 24, 2022 – via Naver.
  26. ^ Jeong Seo-hee (January 24, 2022). "곽정욱, '♥박세영 바라기' 이때부터였나…"누나 왜 이렇게 예뻐요" 과거 글 화제" [Kwak Jung-wook, 'I wish for ♥ Park Se-young' Was it from this time... "Noona, why are you so pretty" in the past article topic] (in Korean). SPOTV News. Retrieved January 24, 2022 – via Naver.
  27. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (February 27, 2013). "School 2013's Park Se Young Makes Surprise Cameo in Flower Boys Next Door". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved February 28, 2013.
  28. ^ Hwang Hye-jin (March 18, 2022). "정우X이유미X권율X박세영 '멘탈코치 제갈길' 출연 확정" [Jungwoo X Lee Yumi X Kwon Yul X Park Se-young confirmed to appear in 'Mental Coach Je Gal-gil'] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved March 18, 2022 – via Naver.
  29. ^ Shin Min-hee (March 18, 2022). "Lee Yoo-mi gets role in 'Mental Coach' series". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved March 20, 2022.
  30. ^ Kim Jin-seok (July 26, 2016). [단독]예지원·에릭남·창섭·박세영… '정글' 출연. Ilgan Sports (in Korean). Retrieved July 26, 2016.
  31. ^ 박세영 '내게 기대' 피처링 소감 "첫 피처링…스탠딩에그 팬이었다". Hankyung (in Korean). March 25, 2013.
  32. ^ "[E!포토]뉴스타상 박세영 "첫 데뷔작에서 상까지 받았네요"". SBS Fune (in Korean). December 31, 2012.
  33. ^ "SBS Drama Awards 2017: Defendant star Ji Sung bags grand prize; complete winners list". International Business Times. December 31, 2017.
  34. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.

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