Yoon Seung-ah

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Yoon Seung-ah
Yun Seung-a from acrofan.jpg
Born (1983-09-29) September 29, 1983 (age 36)
EducationChosun University - Textile Arts
Years active2006–present
Prain TPC
Spouse(s)Kim Mu-yeol (m. 2015)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Seung-a
McCune–ReischauerYun Sŭng-a

Yoon Seung-ah (Korean윤승아; born September 29, 1983) is a South Korean actress. She debuted as a magazine model, and first gained attention in 2006 by appearing in two music videos by Alex Chu and Ji Sun. After finishing her art major, Yoon pursued an acting career, with supporting roles in the television series Playful Kiss and Moon Embracing the Sun. She was cast in her first leading role in the 2012 cable romantic comedy Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog.


After being discovered on the street, Yoon Seung-ah began her career as a model, appearing in the magazines CeCi, Elle Girl Korea, Vogue Girl Korea and Cosmopolitan Korea and landing exclusive contracts with Nivea and J.Estina.

Yoon first caught the public's eye in 2006 in Alex Chu and Ji Sun's music videos for "Very Heartbreaking Words" and "I Love You," and received the moniker of "Snail Girl." She waited to finish her art major in college before debuting, and gave up a chance to study art abroad in order to pursue her acting career. Supporting roles in films and TV series followed, notably as Ha-ni's quirky best friend Min-ah in romantic comedy Playful Kiss,[1] and as slave-turned-swordswoman Seol in the hit period drama Moon Embracing the Sun.[2][3]

In 2012, she landed her first leading role in Channel A rom-com series Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog, playing a cake shop owner opposite Super Junior's Lee Donghae.[4][5] Later that year, Yoon hosted the fashion reality show Sold Out on cable channel OnStyle.[6]

Personal life[edit]

After a romantic tweet that actor Kim Mu-yeol meant to be a private message to Yoon was accidentally posted on her Twitter page (then re-tweeted by netizens before Kim deleted the post), their agencies confirmed in February 2012 that the two were dating.[7][8][9] Yoon and Kim married on April 4, 2015.[10][11]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2006 Rainbow Romance (guest) MBC
Unstoppable High Kick! (bit part, episode 1) MBC
2007 Coffee Prince Girl playing cards on the plane
(bit part, episode 1)
2009 Hero Jo Yu-ri MBC
2010 Playful Kiss Dokgo Min-ah MBC
All My Love Kim Saet-byul MBC
2012 Moon Embracing the Sun Seol MBC
Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog Pan Da-yang Channel A
2013 Empire of Gold Jang Hee-joo SBS
After School: Lucky or Not (cameo, episode 2) Nate Hoppin/
2014 I Need Romance 3 Jung Hee-jae tvN
2016 The Birth of a Married Woman Yeong-hee Naver tvcast


Year Title Role
2006 Siame
2008 Hwan (Illusion)
2010 Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp Jeong Tae-yeon
2011 Goodbye My Smile Ha-rin
Funny Neighbors Seo Yoon-mi
2014 The Legacy Chae Kyung-hee
2015 The Deal Min Soo-kyung
2017 Method Hee-won

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2006 Love Choice (aka Selection Couple) SBS Cast member
2012 Sold Out OnStyle Host

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2006 "Very Heartbreaking Words" (Part 1) / "I Love You" (Part 2) Alex Chu and Jisun
"Never Mind" Big Mama
"Thank You" Choi Jae-hoon
"Hello" The Film
2007 "Because I Love You" The Cross
"Super Hero" Lee Seung-hwan
2010 "What Should We Finish?" Soyeon
2011 "Stay the Night" Jeong Seung-won


  1. ^ "Playful Kiss casts newbie Yoon Seung-ah as best friend". Dramabeans. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  2. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (26 January 2012). "Yun Seung Ah Appears as Beautiful Warrior in The Sun and the Moon". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  3. ^ Lee, Kyung-nam (15 March 2012). "Yun Seung Ah is Thankful to Have been Seol". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  4. ^ Suk, Monica (22 June 2012). "Super Junior Donghae, Yoon Seung-a's Miss Panda, Mr. Hedgehog to lift lid in August". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  5. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (1 August 2012). "Super Junior's Donghae, Yoon Seung-a go on date in matching t-shirts". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  6. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (29 December 2012). "Yun Seung Ah Shines in the Grand Finale of Sold Out". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 8 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-19.
  7. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (20 February 2012). "Yoon and Kim confirm relationship". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  8. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (20 February 2012). "Yun Seung Ah is Dating Kim Moo Yul". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  9. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (1 May 2012). "Kim Moo Yul and Yun Seung Ah Cleverly Posts Date Picture Together". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-03.
  10. ^ Sung, So-young (6 January 2015). "Kim Moo-yeol, Yoon Seung-a to marry". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-06.
  11. ^ "Yoon Seung-ah Unveils Pre-Wedding Pictures". The Chosun Ilbo. 11 March 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-18.

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