Shin So-yul

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Shin So-yul
"사랑스러운 미소" 신소율, 더 예뻐지는 사랑 가득한 미모 -Shin So-yul (디패짤) Shin So yul 02.png
Shin in 2018
Kim Jung-min

(1985-08-05) August 5, 1985 (age 33)
Guro District, Seoul, South Korea
EducationKookmin University - Theater and Film
Years active2004–present
AgentPopeye Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSin So-yul
McCune–ReischauerSin Soyul
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Jeong-min
McCune–ReischauerKim Jŏngmin

Shin So-yul (born Kim Jung-min on August 5, 1985) is a South Korean actress. Shin began acting in 2006, and appeared in supporting roles in films and television series such as Hello My Love, Jungle Fish 2, and Penny Pinchers.[1][2][3] Her breakthrough would come in 2012 with the popular cable dramedy Reply 1997.[4][5] In 2013, she received acting nominations from the Baeksang Arts Awards and the Grand Bell Awards for her risque role in romantic comedy film My PS Partner,[6] and became one of the hosts of talk show Talk Club Actors.[7] Shin played the leading role in the 2014 daily drama Sweet Secret.[8][9] In recent years, Shin became recognized for her supporting roles in various television dramas.[10]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2006 Someday Yoon-deok's friend OCN
Lovers DO staff SBS
2007 H.I.T Mean high school girl (guest) MBC
2010 Jungle Fish - Season 2 Lee Ra-yi KBS2
2011 Midas Kwon Yi-ji SBS
Deep Rooted Tree Mok-ya SBS
2012 Reply 1997 Mo Yoo-jung tvN
What Is Mom? Shin So-yul MBC
My Lover, Madame Butterfly Girl on matchmaking date (cameo) SBS
Cheongdam-dong Alice Choi Ah-jung SBS
2013 All About My Romance Female student (cameo) SBS
Ugly Alert[11] Shin Joo-young SBS
Drama Special "Jin Jin"[12] Jang Yoo-jin KBS2
Reply 1994 Mo Yoo-jung (cameo) tvN
2014 Drama Special "Playing Games" Yoo Jin-ah KBS2
Steal Heart[13] Han Da-young jTBC
Dodohara (Be Arrogant) Do Ra-hee SBS Plus
Sweet Secret Han Ah-reum KBS2
2015 The Big Dipper Shin So-yul Naver
Mrs. Cop[14] Choi Nam-jin SBS
Six Flying Dragons[15] Mok-ya (special appearance) SBS
2016 Justice Team Lee Bo-bae Naver
Yeah, That's How It Is[16] Yoo So-hee SBS
2017 Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me[17] Kim Young-mi KBS2
2018 Should We Kiss First? An Hee-jin SBS


Year Title Role
2007 Shadows in the Palace Subang gungnyeo
("palace maid who does embroidery")
My Love Reporter
2009 The Pit and the Pendulum Min-jung
Hello My Love Lee Ha-na
2010 Lovers Vanished Min-jung
The Haunted House Project Ji-young
2011 Penny Pinchers Ha Kyung-joo
2012 My PS Partner So-yeon
2013 Private Island Na-na
2014 Gyeongju Da-yeon
The Royal Tailor[18] Wol-hyang
2015 A Violent Prosecutor[19] Ha-na
2017 The Merciless Cameo
2018 On Your Wedding Day Kim So-jung (special appearance)

Variety/radio show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2006 Hi Hi Hi Living TV Reporter
2007 Super Fight Prism XTM Host
2010 Coco & Marc - Season 2 O'live TV
2011 M! Countdown Mnet
Music Town Defense Media Agency
2012 Olive Show - Home Cafe O'live TV
Saturday Night Live Korea
- Season 3
tvN Host, episode 18
2013 Talk Club Actors MBC Host
2015 Real Men: Female Soldier Special - Season 3 MBC Cast member

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2008 "Butterfly" Loveholics
2011 "Top Star" Tony An
2014 "Because of You" Grey Dog feat. Shin So-yul
"Winter in Haeundae" Zizo
2016 "I Really Like You" 10cm


Year Song Title Artist Notes
2010 "Feeling Sad
(Farewell version)"
Lee Joon, Kim Bo-ra,
Shin So-yul, Han Ji-woo,
Hong Jong-hyun
Track from Jungle Fish 2 OST
2014 "Because of You" Grey Dog feat. Shin So-yul

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2011 6th Men's Health Cool Guy Contest Vital Woman Award N/A Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress
My PS Partner
21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best New Actress in Film Won
50th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2014 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama
Sweet Secret
Best New Actress
Sweet Secret, Playing Games


  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (16 January 2013). "Shin So-yul quit school to pursue acting". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
  2. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (21 January 2013). "Shin So Yul Signs New Contract with Family Entertainment". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  3. ^ "Interview: Penny Pinchers Shin So-yul on a scooter". Hancinema. 20 November 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  4. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (19 September 2012). "Interview: Reply 1997's Shin So Yul Didn't Love Kissing Eun Ji Won". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  5. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (9 February 2013). "Shin So Yul Holds Her First Ever Fansigning". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  6. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 November 2012). "Shin So Yul's Risqué Nude Still Cuts For My PS Partner Revealed". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  7. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (11 January 2013). "Talk Club Actors Shows Confidence In Its Cast". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-04-23.
  8. ^ ""Sweet Secrets" preview: Shin So-yul and Kim Heung-soo". Hancinema. 13 October 2014.
  9. ^ "[bnt photo] Shin So Yul And Jeong Dong Hwan Look Like Father And Daughter". BNT News. 7 November 2014.
  10. ^ "Shin So-yul is more than just a friend : The actor, who often plays supporting roles, is waiting for the right opportunity to come her way". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 March 2018.
  11. ^ "Shin So-yul in "Ugly Alert"". Hancinema. 16 April 2013.
  12. ^ "Shin So-yul in a uniform". Hancinema. 2 December 2013.
  13. ^ ""Yuna's Street" Shin So-yul in a sweat suit". Hancinema. 1 May 2014.
  14. ^ "Shin So-yul, "Mrs. Cop" and all smiles". Hancinema. 3 August 2015.
  15. ^ "Six Flying Dragons' Shin So-yul makes a special appearance as a way to link the finale episode with 'Deep-rooted Tree'". Hancinema. 22 March 2016.
  16. ^ "[bnt photo] Shin So Yul Puts on a Lovely Smile". BNT News. 11 February 2016.
  17. ^ "Shin So-yul to join in "Black Knight"". Hancinema. 12 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Shin So-yul in "The Tailors" with Han Suk-kyu, Go Soo and Park Shin-hye". Hancinema. 9 January 2014.
  19. ^ "Shin So-yul to star in "A Violent Prosecutor"". BNT News. 9 June 2015.

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