Shin So-yul

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Shin So-yul
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Born Kim Jung-min
(1985-08-05) August 5, 1985 (age 31)
Guro District, Seoul, South Korea
Education Kookmin University - Theater and Film
Occupation Actress
Years active 2004-present
Agent Popeye Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 신소율
Revised Romanization Sin So-yul
McCune–Reischauer Sin Soyul
Birth name
Hangul 김정민
Revised Romanization Gim Jeong-min
McCune–Reischauer Kim 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] But 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.


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 Shin Joo-young SBS
Drama Special "Jin Jin" Jang Yoo-jin KBS2
Reply 1994 Mo Yoo-jung (cameo) tvN
2014 Drama Special "Playing Games" Yoo Jin-ah KBS2
Yoo-na's Street 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 Choi Nam-jin SBS


Year Title Role
2007 Shadows in the Palace Subang gungneyo
("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 Wol-hyang
2015 A Violent Prosecutor Ha-na

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 Host
Get It Beauty O'live TV Guest
2011 100 Points Out of 100 KBS2 Guest, episodes 6-7
7 Days of Miracles MBC Guest, episode 24
M! Countdown Mnet Host
The Beatles Code Mnet Guest, episode 34
Music Town Defense Media Agency Host
2012 We Got Married - Season 3 MBC Guest, episodes 118-119
Olive Show - Home Cafe O'live TV Host
Saturday Night Live Korea
- Season 3
tvN Host, episode 18
Strong Heart SBS Guest, episode 148
Cultwo Show SBS Power FM Guest
Happy Together - Season 3 KBS2 Guest, episode 276
Gong Hyung-jin's Cine Town SBS Power FM Guest
2013 Talk Club Actors MBC Host
Radio Star MBC Guest, episode 342
Son Dam-bi's Beautiful Days
- Season 2
MBC Every 1 Guest
2014 Gourmet Road Y-Star Guest, episode 163
Kim C's Music Show KBS Cool FM Guest
금요일엔 수다다 SBS Guest, episode 47
True Live Show Story On Guest, episode 18
Family's Dignity: Full House KBS2 Guest, episode 78
2015 Real Men: Female Soldier Special - Season 3 MBC Cast member
2016 Knowing Bros JTBC Guest, episode 20
2017 Hello Counselor KBS2 Guest, episode 306 (with Zhang Yu'an)

Music video[edit]

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


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[8] 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. ^ "Shin So Yul is a marine girl for Men’s Health". Allkpop. 30 June 2011. Retrieved 2013-04-23. 

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