Shin Se-kyung (born July 29, 1990) is a South Korean actress. After first appearing on a Seo Taiji album cover when she was eight years old, Shin's acting breakthrough came in 2009 with the sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. Since then she has landed leading roles in film and television, including Hindsight and Deep Rooted Tree.
Shin Se-kyung made her entertainment debut at eight years old in 1998 when she was featured on the cover and poster forSeo Taiji's solo album Take Five. As a child actress, she also appeared on children's show Ppo Ppo Ppo ("Kiss Kiss Kiss") and 2005 historical drama Toji ("Land").
After a small part in My Little Bride, she subsequently had starring roles in Cinderella, Acoustic and the segment "Believe in the Moment" in Five Senses of Eros, as well as a well-received turn as the younger version of Princess Cheonmyeong in Queen Seondeok.
Shin failed to gain a large following until her breakthrough role as a housemaid on the second season of the popular TV sitcom High Kick! in 2009. In 2010 she filmed a seven-episode arc for the reality show series I'm Real which profiled her everyday life while vacationing in Hawaii.
Building on her sitcom fame, the actress was signed on to numerous television commercials and print advertisements. Lead roles in high-profile acting projects followed, among them film noir Hindsight with Song Kang-ho, the highly rated historical drama Deep Rooted Tree with Jang Hyuk and Han Suk-kyu, and aerial action film R2B: Return to Base withRain.
After her 2012 TV series Fashion King wrapped, Shin released her first digital single, "You Were Sweet," which she recorded to promote a coffee franchise for which she models. A former singer trainee in middle school, Shin has also contributed songs to the soundtrack of Hindsight, the charity album Love Tree Project, and did her own singing in showcase piece Acoustic. In 2012, she recorded a Christmas carol duet with Epitone Project.
Shin returned to television in the 2013 melodrama When a Man Falls in Love opposite Song Seung-heon, but she received criticism from viewers for her passive character. In 2014, she played a more "bold and confident" role in the gambling film Tazza: The Hidden Card, followed by the fantasy-action series Blade Man.
In a break from her usual dramatic roles, in 2015 Shin played an aspiring comedienne in the webtoon adaptation The Girl Who Sees Smells; as the titular character, her supernatural ability to visualize scents is tapped to catch a serial killer. Shin then reunited with Fashion King costar Yoo Ah-in in Six Flying Dragons, another period drama from the screenwriters of Deep Rooted Tree.
Personal life Edit
On October 20, 2010, Shin and popular boy band SHINee member Jonghyun were spotted dating by a local news outlet; their agencies confirmed the relationship on October 26. After nine months of dating, Shin and Jonghyun broke up in June 2011, citing their busy schedules.
|2004||My Little Bride||Hye-won||Bo Eun best friend|
|2009||Five Senses of Eros||Shin Su-jeong||segment "Believe in the Moment"|
|2012||R2B: Return to Base||Yoo Se-young|
|2014||Tazza: The Hidden Card||Heo Mi-na|
Television series Edit
|2004||The Land||teenage Choi Seo-hee||SBS|
|2009||Queen Seondeok||teenage Princess Cheonmyeong||MBC|
|High Kick Through the Roof||Shin Se-kyung||MBC|
|2011||Deep Rooted Tree||So-yi/Dam||SBS|
|2012||High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged||Se-kyung|
(cameo, episode 75)
|Fashion King||Lee Ga-young||SBS|
|My Husband Got a Family||Shin Se-kyung|
(cameo, episode 49)
|2013||When a Man Falls in Love||Seo Mi-do||MBC|
|2014||Blade Man||Son Se-dong||KBS2|
|2015||The Girl Who Sees Smells||Oh Cho-rim/Choi Eun-seol||SBS|
|Six Flying Dragons||Boon-yi||SBS|
Variety show Edit
|2010||I'm Real: Shin Se-kyung||QTV|
|2011||Infinite Challenge||MBC||Guest, episodes 269-270|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest, episodes 57-58|
|2012||Running Man||SBS||Guest, episode 103|
|2014||2 Days & 1 Night||KBS2||Guest, episode 358|
|2015||Running Man||SBS||Guest, episode 241|
|My Little Television||MBC||Guest, episode 15|
Music video Edit
|1999||"MCMXCIX"||1999 Dae Han Min Guk|
|2010||"Don't Say Anything"||BlueBrand|
|2010||"The Snow Melts"||Shin Se-kyung||Track from Love Tree Project Vol. 1|
|"Confessions of a Dangerous Broccoli"||Shin Se-kyung||Track from Acoustic OST|
|2011||"Blue in a Summer Day"||Shin Se-kyung feat. MY Q||Track from Hindsight OST|
|2012||"You Were Sweet"||Shin Se-kyung feat. Sweden Laundry||Digital single|
|"Sweet Christmas"||Shin Se-kyung feat. Epitone Project||Digital single|
Awards and nominations Edit
|2009||MBC Entertainment Awards||Best New Actress||High Kick Through the Roof||Won|
|Best Couple Award in a Comedy/Sitcom with Yoon Shi-yoon||Won|
|2010||4th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Most Influential Star||N/A||Won|
|46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||High Kick Through the Roof||Nominated|
|2011||15th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantasia Award||Won|
|4th Style Icon Awards||New Icon Award||N/A||Won|
|48th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Hindsight||Nominated|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|12th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award, TV category||Deep Rooted Tree||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Won|
|2012||6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Female Drama Star||Nominated|
|7th Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||Nominated|
|5th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Fashion King||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||When a Man Falls in Love||Won|
|2014||35th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Tazza: The Hidden Card||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Blade Man||Nominated|
|2015||4th APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||The Girl Who Sees Smells||Nominated|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars, Excellence Award, Actress in a Series Drama||"The Girl Who Sees Smells" "Six Flying Dragons"||Won|