Yang Se-jong

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Yang Se-jong
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Yang Se-jong in 2018
Born (1992-12-23) December 23, 1992 (age 26)
Anyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea
EducationKorea National University of Arts
OccupationActor, model
Years active2016–present
AgentGood People
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYang Se-jong
McCune–ReischauerYang Se*chong

Yang Se-jong (born (1992-12-23)December 23, 1992) is a South Korean actor and model. He worked as a fashion model in 2011 for a short period. Yang is known for his role in the hit medical drama Dr. Romantic which marked his acting debut. He then starred in the 2017 hit romance drama Temperature of Love which won him Best New Actor for three times at the SBS Drama Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards and the 6th APAN Star Awards. In 2018, he starred in a romance comedy drama Still 17.

Early life and education[edit]

Yang was born on December 23, 1992 in Anyang, Gyeonggi. In his first two years of high school, Yang worked at a book and DVD rental store as a part-time job. While in his second year of high school, Yang began to dream of becoming an actor after watching school plays with his friends. In 2012, Yang enrolled in Korea National University of Arts, majoring in Theater and Film.[1]


After a month of finishing filming for Saimdang, Memoir of Colors, Yang auditioned for Dr. Romantic and got cast in the hit medical drama, which marked his acting debut. He attracted attention after playing the role of Yoo Yeon-seok's rival.[2][3][4]

In January 2017, Yang played the roles of young Song Seung-heon and Lee Young-ae's assistant in SBS's historical drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors.[5][6][7] The same year, he starred in OCN's sci-fi thriller Dual,[8] gaining praise for his portrayal of three different characters.[9][10] He then starred in the romance series Temperature of Love by Ha Myung-hee, which won him the Best New Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards,Baeksang Arts Awards and the 6th APAN Star Awards.[11] Following his acting roles, Yang experienced a rise in popularity and was labeled "monster rookie" by the press.[12]

Yang was included in the 2017 Forbes Korea 2030 Power Leaders List placing fourth for his outstanding performance starring in four dramas in the first year of his acting career.[13]

In 2018, Yang was cast in the romance comedy drama Still 17, playing the role of a stage designer who suffers a trauma at the age of seventeen.[14] He is set to star next in historical drama My Country.[15]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2016–17 Dr. Romantic Do In-beom SBS
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors young Lee Gyum / Han Sang-hyun
Dual Sung-joon / Sung-hoon / Yong-sup OCN
Temperature of Love On Jung-seon SBS
2018 Still 17 Gong Woo-jin
2019 My Country Seo Hwi JTBC

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2019 Coffee Friends Cast member tvN

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2017 1st The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Drama) Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Nominated [16]
25th SBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Temperature of Love Won [17]
Best Couple Award with Seo Hyun-jin Nominated
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (TV) Won [18]
6th APAN Star Awards Best New Actor Won [19]
K-Star Award Nominated [20]
26th SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Still 17 Won [21]
Best Couple Award with Shin Hye-sun Nominated


  1. ^ "신예 양세종, '낭만닥터'·'사임당' 버틴 집중력 [인터뷰]". TV Daily (in Korean). January 21, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  2. ^ "양세종 "한석규 선배 조언에 조급증 사라졌죠"". Naver (in Korean). Hankook Ilbo. January 23, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  3. ^ "'사임당' 양세종·박혜수, 반짝이는 이 신예를 주목하라". Naver (in Korean). My Daily. January 16, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  4. ^ "[팝인터뷰①]양세종 "8살 차이 유연석, 또래처럼 보였나요?"". Naver (in Korean). Herald Corporation. January 29, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  5. ^ "[인터뷰②] 양세종, "'사임당' 이영애 아우라 엄청나...잠 줄여가며 연습할 수밖에"". Naver (in Korean). Seoul Economic Daily. January 23, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  6. ^ "[bnt초이스] '시공간을 뛰어넘는 사랑?' 드라마 '사임당' 이영애-송승헌, 그리고 양세종". Daum 연예. BNT News. December 7, 2015. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  7. ^ "'사임당' 양세종 "이영애와 호흡, 마음속으로 의지 많이 했다"". Naver (in Korean). Xports News. January 24, 2017. Retrieved 2017-01-29.
  8. ^ "[공식입장] 정재영X김정은X양세종, '듀얼' 캐스팅...6월 첫방". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). July 31, 2017.
  9. ^ "'듀얼' 양세종 "1인 3역? 자연스럽게 몰입하려고 했다"". 10Asia (in Korean). July 18, 2017.
  10. ^ "양세종, '듀얼'서 1인 3역 연기력 극찬 "존재감 확실해"". Herald Corporation (in Korean). July 19, 2017.
  11. ^ ""어게인 김사부…" 서현진·양세종, '사랑의 온도' 확정[공식]". Naver (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. July 26, 2017.
  12. ^ "양세종 "난 연기자일 뿐, 인기에 연연하지 않는다"". Sisa Press (in Korean). January 14, 2018.
  13. ^ "파워리더 2030 ENTERTAINMENT] 김태리 배우 외 1그룹, 3인". Naver (in Korean). Forbes Korea. January 23, 2018. Retrieved 2018-01-23.
  14. ^ Sung Ji-eun (May 17, 2018). "Shin Hae-sun, Yang Se-jong cast in SBS show". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  15. ^ "'나의 나라' 양세종 출연확정, 불의와 타협하지 않는 무사役(공식입장)". Newsen (in Korean). December 18, 2018.
  16. ^ "'[더서울어워즈] '비밀의 숲'·'박열', 대상 수상…반박 불가 ★들의 잔치(종합) 본문듣기 설정". Naver (in Korean). News1. October 27, 2017. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  17. ^ "[2017 SBS연기대상] 양세종·김다솜, 남녀 신인연기상 "솔직한 사람 되겠다"". Korea Daily (in Korean). December 31, 2017.
  18. ^ "[SBS Star] 'The 54th Baeksang Arts Awards' Complete List of Winners". SBS News. May 4, 2018.
  19. ^ "양세종X장기용X김태리X원진아, 남녀신인상 공동수상 영예[2018 APAN]". Osen (in Korean). October 13, 2018.
  20. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). September 27, 2018.
  21. ^ "[SBS 연기대상] 감우성·김선아, 공동 대상..베스트 커플상까지(종합)". News1 (in Korean). January 1, 2019.

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