Shim Yi-young

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Shim Yi-young
Sim I-yeong from acrofan.jpg
Kim Jin-ah

(1980-01-31) January 31, 1980 (age 39)
Other namesSim Yi-young
Shim E-young
Years active2000-present
AgentGreat Company
Choi Won-young (m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSim I-yeong
McCune–ReischauerSim I-yŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Jin-a
McCune–ReischauerKim Jin-a

Shim Yi-young (born Kim Jin-ah on January 31, 1980) is a South Korean actress.


Shim Yi-young made her acting debut in Kim Ki-duk's Real Fiction in 2000, and has since appeared in films such as Bongja, Paju,[1] and Love, In Between, as well as television dramas such as The Sweet Thief and My Husband Got a Family.

She and Nam Ji-hyun host She and Her Car on MBC Life, an infotainment program that looks at cars from a woman's point of view, and gives suggestions about car trends and driving courses - topics previously thought to be exclusive to men.[2] Shim also appears opposite former newscaster Jun Hyun-moo in We Are Mom and Dad from Today, a reality show airing on MBC Every 1 in which the two assume the roles of husband and wife and take care of babies; it aims to teach viewers about parenting while entertaining them with the onscreen romance.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Shim married actor Choi Won-young on February 28, 2014 at the Grand Ballroom of the COEX Walkerhill Hotel in Samseong-dong.[4][5] Shim and Choi met while filming the 2013 TV series A Hundred Year Legacy, where they played a married couple.[6] On June 23, 2014, Shim gave birth to their first child, a girl.[7] The couple's second daughter was born June 14, 2017 in Ilsan.[8]



Television series[edit]

Variety show[edit]

  • We Are Mom and Dad from Today (MBC Every 1 / 2013)
  • She and Her Car (MBC Life / 2012–present)


  • Minja's Golden Age (2008)[13]


  1. ^ Park, Sun-young (16 October 2009). "An illicit love affair mixed with mystery". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  2. ^ "Sim I-yeong, "I want Taecyeon in the passenger seat"". Hancinema. 30 October 2012. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  3. ^ Ahn, Joo-hee (8 March 2013). "Jun Hyun-moo to play parents with Shim Yi-young on TV". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  4. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young tie the knot". Allkpop. 28 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-28.
  5. ^ "Actor couple Choi Won-young and Shim Yi-young pose before their wedding in Seoul". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-30.
  6. ^ "Choi Won Young Reveals He Already Proposed to Shim Yi Young". Soompi. 26 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-26.
  7. ^ "Choi Won Young and Shim Yi Young Welcome Baby Girl". Soompi. 23 June 2014. Retrieved 2016-08-31.
  8. ^ "Actor Choi Won Young and actress Shim Yi Young welcome their second daughter!". allkpop. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  9. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (24 May 2013). "Not all is grim when the reaper pays a visit". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-25.
  10. ^ "Secrets, Objects (2011)". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 November 2011. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  11. ^ "If You Were Me 5". IndieStory. Retrieved 2013-03-17.
  12. ^ "[공식] 심이영, SBS 주말 '운명과 분노' 캐스팅". Sports Donga (in Korean). September 21, 2018.
  13. ^ Chung, Ah-young (27 February 2008). "Celebrities Return to Theater". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-17.

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