So Yi-hyun

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So Yi-hyun
So Yi-hyun at BIFF 2013 02.jpg
So Yi-hyun at BIFF 2013.
Jo Woo-jung

(1984-08-28) August 28, 1984 (age 34)
Other namesSo E-hyun
Soh Yi-hyeon
EducationUniversity of Suwon - Theater and Film
Years active2002–present
In Gyo-jin (m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSo I-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerSo Ihyŏn
Birth name
Revised RomanizationJo U-jeong
McCune–ReischauerCho Uchŏng

So Yi-hyun (Hangul소이현; born Jo Woo-jung, 조우정; August 28, 1984) is a South Korean actress, with starring and supporting roles in Hyena, Assorted Gems,[1] Gloria,[2] Heartstrings,[3] Glowing She,[4] Cheongdam-dong Alice,[5] and Who Are You?.[6]

Personal life[edit]

So married actor In Gyo-jin on October 4, 2014.[7] So and In had been friends for a decade before dating; they were co-stars in Aeja's Older Sister, Minja (2008) and Happy Ending (2012).[8][9][10] Their first child, a daughter, was born on December 4, 2015.[11] In October 2017, she gave birth to a second daughter.[12]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2003 Yellow Handkerchief Yoon Na-young KBS1
Fairy and Swindler Ji-na SBS
Punch Oh Hae-mi
2004 April Kiss Jang Jin-ah KBS2
Where Are Arrows We Shoot?
(MBC Best Theater ep. 569)
Hee-young MBC
2005 Resurrection Lee Kang-joo KBS2
2006 Special Crime Investigation: Murder in the Blue House Park Hee-young
Hyena Lee Jung-yoon tvN
2008 Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic Hong Ki-nam MBC
Aeja's Older Sister, Minja Lee Chae-rin SBS
2009 Swallow the Sun Yoo Mi-ran
Assorted Gems Gung Ryu-bi (Ruby) MBC
2010 Gloria Jung Yoon-seo
2011 Heartstrings Jung Yoon-soo
2012 Glowing She Jeon Ji-hyun KBS Drama
Happy Ending Park Na-young jTBC
Cheongdam-dong Alice Seo Yoon-joo SBS
2013 I Can Hear Your Voice Min Joon-gook's lawyer
(cameo, episodes 1, 12)
Who Are You? Yang Shi-ohn tvN
2014 Three Days Lee Cha-young SBS
2016 Secrets of Women Kang Ji-yoo KBS2
Entourage Cameo tvN
The Sound of Your Heart KBS2
2018 Fates & Furies[13] Cha Soo-hyun SBS


Year Title Role
2004 Father and Son: The Story of Mencius Choi Hyun-jung
2006 Dark Forest Kim Jung-ah
The Restless Hyo
2013 Top Star Mi-na

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2004–2005 Music Bank KBS2 MC
2011 It City: So Yi-hyun's Taste of Indochina[14] Olive TV Travel
2013 Section TV MBC MC
2018 Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny SBS Cast Members Eps 31-now

Music video[edit]

Year Korean Title English Title Artist
2002 감기 "Cold"
Lee Ki-chan
2006 마지막 은영이에게 "To Eun-young, for the Last Time"
태양의 눈물 "Tears of the Sun"

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2003 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Punch Won
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award for Variety Shows, Female Section TV Won
2013 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Cheongdam-dong Alice Nominated
2014 Three Days Won
2016 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Secrets of Women Won


  1. ^ Han, Sang-hee (1 September 2009). "Network to Bring New Sitcom, Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  2. ^ Hong, Lucia (28 July 2010). "Bae Doo-na was "worried over bad singing"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  3. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (28 June 2011). "Campus romance to pull at Heartstrings". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  4. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (21 November 2012). "So E Hyun Took CN Blue's Jung Yong Hwa and Kim Hyung Jun's First Kisses?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-12-13.
  5. ^ "So Yi-hyun Becomes Style Icon on SBS Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-01-21.
  6. ^ Son, Bo-kyung (26 July 2013). "So E Hyun Says She Wants to Stop Feeling Awkward Around 2PM's Ok Taecyeon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-10.
  7. ^ Lee, Sung-eun (6 October 2014). "So Yi-hyun, In Gyo-jin fly to Indonesia". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-10-13.
  8. ^ "Actors to Wed After Years of Playing On-screen Couples". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 April 2014. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  9. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (10 April 2014). "So Yi-hyun, In Gyo-jin planning to wed". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  10. ^ Cho, Han-na (29 July 2014). "So Yi-hyun and In Gyo-jin's wedding pictorial". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-07-29.
  11. ^ "Acting couple now proud parents". The Korea Times. 6 December 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-08.
  12. ^ "사랑하는 인씨들"... 소이현, 행복한 일상 공개" (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-12-26.
  13. ^ "'운명과 분노', 이민정·주상욱·소이현·이기우 캐스팅 완료…'화려한 라인업'(공식)". MBN (in Korean). September 10, 2018.
  14. ^ "It City - So Yi-Hyun's Taste of Indochina". CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-12-13.

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