Shin in 2009
July 29, 1990|
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||Actress, singer and model|
|Revised Romanization||Sin Se-gyeong|
Shin Se-kyung (born July 29, 1990) is a South Korean actress, singer and model. She started as a child actress and had her breakthrough in 2009 with the sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. Since then she starred in the films Hindsight (2011), R2B: Return to Base (2012) and Tazza: The Hidden Card (2014), as well as the television series Deep Rooted Tree (2011), The Girl Who Sees Smells (2015), Six Flying Dragons (2015-2016), The Bride of Habaek (2017) and Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me (2017–2018).
- 1 Early life and education
- 2 Career
- 3 Ambassadorial role
- 4 Personal life
- 5 Filmography
- 6 Discography
- 7 Awards and nominations
- 8 References
- 9 External links
Early life and education
Shin was born on July 29, 1990, in Yangcheon, a district of Seoul, South Korea. She studied at the Shinmok High School before enrolling at the Chung-Ang University where she majored in Performing Arts.
1998–2009: Beginnings as a child actress
Shin made her entertainment debut at eight years old in 1998 when she was featured on the cover and poster for Seo Taiji's solo album Take Five. As a child actress, she also appeared in the children's show Ppo Ppo Ppo ("Kiss Kiss Kiss") and 2005 historical drama Toji ("Land").
After a small part in My Little Bride, she subsequently had starring roles in Cinderella, ominibus films Acoustic and Five Senses of Eros, as well as a well-received turn as the younger version of Princess Cheonmyeong in Queen Seondeok.
2009–present: Rising popularity and leading roles
Shin failed to gain a large following until her breakthrough role as a housemaid on the second season of the popular TV sitcom High Kick! in 2009. Building on her sitcom fame, Shin signed on to numerous television commercials and print advertisement and even made her as one of the most sought celebrity endorser. Lead roles in high-profile acting projects followed, among them film noir Hindsight with Song Kang-ho, the highly rated historical drama Deep Rooted Tree with Jang Hyuk and Han Suk-kyu, and aerial action film R2B: Return to Base with Rain.
However, Shin's next project Fashion King (2012) was poorly received by audiences, particularly its controversial ending. Shin then released her first digital single, "You Were Sweet," which she recorded to promote a coffee franchise she models for. A former singer trainee in middle school, Shin has also contributed songs to the soundtrack of Hindsight, the charity album Love Tree Project, and did her own singing in showcase piece Acoustic. In 2012, she recorded a Christmas carol duet with Epitone Project.
Shin returned to television in the 2013 melodrama When a Man Falls in Love opposite Song Seung-heon, but she received criticism from viewers for her passive character. In 2014, she played a more "bold and confident" role in the gambling film Tazza: The Hidden Card, followed by the fantasy-action series Blade Man.
In a break from her usual dramatic roles, Shin played an aspiring comedian in the webtoon adaptation The Girl Who Sees Smells in 2015 as the titular character. Shin then reunited with Fashion King costar Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons (2015-2016), another period drama from the screenwriters of Deep Rooted Tree.
In 2017, Shin starred in tvN's fantasy-romance drama The Bride of Habaek alongside Nam Joo-hyuk. This is followed shortly by another fantasy-romance drama, Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me alongside Kim Rae-won.
- On January 15, 2014, Shin was appointed as the Goodwill ambassador for UNESCO's Korean Committee. The honor serves as recognition for her contributions in promoting Korean Culture and Education and her advocacy for the Korean Language, including her appearance in Deep Rooted Tree. In this capacity, she endorses the vision and the mission of the UNESCO bridge program, both in Korea and outside.
- Shin was appointed as the Korean hanbok ambassador. She attended the hanbok runway show on October 20, 2017.
On October 20, 2010, Shin and boy band SHINee member Jonghyun were spotted dating by a local news outlet; their agencies confirmed the relationship on October 26. After nine months of dating, Shin and Jonghyun broke up in June 2011, citing their busy schedules.
|2004||My Little Bride||Hye-won|||
|2009||Five Senses of Eros||Shin Su-jeong||segment "Believe in the Moment"|||
|2012||R2B: Return to Base||Yoo Se-young|||
|2014||Tazza: The Hidden Card||Heo Mi-na|||
|2017||The Preparation||Kyeong-ran||Special appearance|||
|2004||The Land||teenage Choi Seo-hee||SBS|||
|2009||Queen Seondeok||teenage Princess Cheonmyeong||MBC|||
|High Kick Through the Roof||Shin Se-kyung|||
|2011||Deep Rooted Tree||So-yi/Dam||SBS|||
|2012||High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged||Se-kyung
||MBC||cameo, episode 75|||
|Fashion King||Lee Ga-young||SBS|||
|My Husband Got a Family||Shin Se-kyung
||KBS2||cameo, episode 49|||
|2013||When a Man Falls in Love||Seo Mi-do||MBC|||
|2014||Blade Man||Son Se-dong||KBS2|||
|2015||A Girl Who Sees Smells||Oh Cho-rim/Choi Eun-seol||SBS|||
|2015–2016||Six Flying Dragons||Boon-yi|||
|2017||The Bride of Habaek||Yoon So-ah||tvN|||
|2017–2018||Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me||Jung Hae-ra||KBS2|||
|2010||I'm Real: Shin Se-kyung||QTV|||
|2012||Forever 22-year old Cheerleader Sanoam||SBS||Narration|||
Music video appearances
|1999||"MCMXCIX"||1999 Dae Han Min Guk|
|2010||"Don't Say Anything"||BlueBrand|
|2010||"The Snow Melts"||Shin Se-kyung||Track from Love Tree Project Vol. 1|
|"Confessions of a Dangerous Broccoli"||Track from Acoustic OST|
|2011||"Blue in a Summer Day"||Shin Se-kyung feat. MY Q||Track from Hindsight OST|
|2012||"You Were Sweet"||Shin Se-kyung feat. Sweden Laundry||Digital single|
|"Sweet Christmas"||Shin Se-kyung feat. Epitone Project|
Awards and nominations
|2009||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress||High Kick Through the Roof||Won|||
|Best Couple Award in a Comedy/Sitcom with Yoon Shi-yoon||Won|
|2010||4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Most Influential Star||N/A||Won|||
|46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||High Kick Through the Roof||Nominated|
|2011||15th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantasia Award||Won|||
|4th Style Icon Awards||New Icon Award||N/A||Won|||
|48th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Hindsight||Nominated|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Nominated|
|12th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award, TV category||Deep Rooted Tree||Won|||
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Won|||
|2012||6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Female Drama Star||Nominated|
|7th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|5th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Fashion King||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||When a Man Falls in Love||Won|||
|2014||35th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Tazza: The Hidden Card||Won|||
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Blade Man||Nominated|
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||The Girl Who Sees Smells||Nominated|
|23rd SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Six Flying Dragons||Won|||
|Top 10 Stars||The Girl Who Sees Smells, Six Flying Dragons||Won|||
|Best Couple Award with Yoo Ah-in||Six Flying Dragons||Won|||
|2016||5th APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence in a Serial Drama||Nominated|
|2018||11th Korea Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress||Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me||Nominated|||
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