Baek Jin-hee

Baek Jin-hee (born February 8, 1990) is a South Korean actress.[1] She began to be known for her role in High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011–2012) and rose to prominence for her role in Empress Ki (2013).

Baek Jin-hee
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Born (1990-02-08) February 8, 1990 (age 30)
EducationYong In University
Years active2008–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBaek Jin-hui
McCune–ReischauerPaek Chin-hŭi


Baek Jin-hee began her entertainment career after getting scouted on the streets by a talent agent. She has since then starred in the indie film Bandhobi (2009), where she plays a rebellious girl who befriends a Bangladeshi migrant worker;[2][3][4] and sex comedy Foxy Festival (2010) where she plays a teenager with a thriving business selling her used underwear.[5]

Baek then starred in the sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011-2012), playing a fresh graduate looking for employment. The series was popular and led to increased recognition for the actress.[6] This was followed with supporting roles in fusion historical drama Jeon Woo-chi[7] and romance drama Pots of Gold.[8]

Baek had her breakthrough role as the villainous empress Tanashiri (Danashiri) in the period drama Empress Ki (2013-2014),[9] She next starred as an orphaned casino dealer in melodrama Triangle (2014),[10] and a passionate prosecutor in legal drama Pride and Prejudice (2014).[11][12]

In 2015, Baek played the title role in family drama My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol, which was a hit and ended with national viewership of 33.6 percent.[13]

In 2017, Baek played leading roles in the disaster drama Missing 9,[14] and office comedy series Jugglers.[15][16]

In 2018, Baek was cast as the female protagonist in the third installment of the Let's Eat franchise.[17] The same year, she starred in the webtoon-based romantic comedy drama Feel Good to Die.[18]

Personal lifeEdit

On March 26, 2017, Baek's agency confirmed that Baek has been in a relationship with her My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol co-star, Yoon Hyun-min since April 2016.[19]


Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2009 Cine21 Magazine New Actress of the Year Bandhobi Won [20]
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2011 48th Grand Bell Awards Foxy Festival Nominated
32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Sitcom/Comedy High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Won [21]
KBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a One-Act Special/Short Drama Hair Show Nominated
2013 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star - Female Jeon Woo-chi, Pots of Gold Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Empress Ki Won [22]
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Won [23]
7th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
3rd APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Pride and Prejudice, Triangle Won [24]
2015 My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol Nominated
Top 10 Stars Won [25]
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won [26]
2018 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Jugglers, Feel Good to Die Won [27]
Best Couple (with Choi Daniel) Jugglers Won


  1. ^ Yoon, Hee-seong (11 March 2010). "My Name Is: Baek Jin-hee". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (18 June 2009). "Bandhobi Interweaves Growing Pains, Cultures". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 2013-11-12. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. ^ Elley, Derek (2 November 2009). "Bandhobi". Variety. Retrieved 2012-12-04.
  4. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Bandhobi". Retrieved 2012-07-13.
  5. ^ Han, Sun-hee (10 August 2010). "Foxy Festival: A light, fun story on sex". Korean Cinema Today. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ "Baek Jin-hee, "High Kick 3, The Short Legs Counterattack", and the 880 thousand won generation". Hancinema. 11 October 2011.
  7. ^ "Baek Jin-hee to star in "Jeon Woochi - Drama"". Hancinema. 4 October 2012.
  8. ^ "Baek Jin-hee cast for "Gold, Appear!"". Hancinema. 24 March 2013.
  9. ^ "Baek Jin-hee Hits Right Note as Villain in TV Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-27.
  10. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (25 April 2014). "Baek Jin Hee to Transform into Good-Hearted and Innocent Girl in Triangle". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-04-25.
  11. ^ Ha, Soo-jung (19 September 2014). "Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee Confirmed for Drama Pride and Prejudice". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-09-20.
  12. ^ "Korean actress Baek Jin Hee 'falls in love' with all her co-stars". The Straits Times. 27 December 2014.
  13. ^ "'My Daughter, Geum Sa-wol' hits 33.6% viewership in finale". Kpop Herald. February 29, 2016.
  14. ^ "Jung Kyung-ho, Baek Jin-hee to co-star in 'Missing Nine'". Kpop Herald. 10 November 2016.
  15. ^ "Choi Daniel, Baek Jin Hee, Kang Hye Jeong, Lee Won Keun cast in new drama 'Jugglers.'". KBS World. 25 October 2017.
  16. ^ "Actress Baek Jin-hee Hopes to Appear in More Romantic Comedies". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 March 2018.
  17. ^ "Food series 'Let's Eat' to bring back lost appetite". Kpop Herald. 10 July 2018.
  18. ^ "New TV series fulfils office fantasy of reforming nasty boss". Yonhap News Agency. 5 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Baek Jin-hee Admits Dating Fellow Actor". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 March 2017.
  20. ^ [오승연 박사 연예뉴스 토셀 영어로 따라잡기]백진희, 영화부문 ‘올해의 신인여자배우’ 선정. Segye (in Korean). 26 December 2009.
  21. ^ "정성호·백진희 등 MBC연예대상 코미디 인기상". Star News (in Korean). 30 December 2011.
  22. ^ "Ha Ji-won Receives Top Honor at 2013 MBC Drama Awards". 10Asia. 31 December 2013.
  23. ^ "Jun Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Receive Highest Honors at the 'Baeksang Arts Awards'". enewsWorld. 28 May 2014.
  24. ^ "MBC Drama Awards 2014 Winners". Hancinema. 30 December 2014.
  25. ^ "지성·황정음·박서준·김성령·백진희 등, MBC연기대상 10대스타상". Star News (in Korean). 30 December 2015.
  26. ^ "'2016 코리아드라마어워즈' 김소연, 생에 첫 연기대상 수상…'태후' 2관왕 (종합)". 10Asia (in Korean). 7 October 2016.
  27. ^ Woo, Bin (January 1, 2019). [2018 KBS 연기대상] 유동근 대상 "장미희 덕분인데 내가 왜..대하드라마 부활 기원" [[2018 KBS Drama Awards] Donggeun Lee Grand Prize "Why am I ... thanks to Jang Mi-hee.]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 1, 2019. Retrieved January 1, 2019 – via Naver.

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