Seo Woo (born on July 7, 1985 as Kim Moon-joo) is a South Korean actress. Her first notable role took place in the film Crush and Blush (2008). She is best known for her roles in the films Paju and The Housemaid, as well as her roles in the TV dramas Tamra, the Island, Cinderella's Sister and Flames of Desire. In June 2016, she signed an exclusive contract with Cube Entertainment.
Seo Woo in 2010.
July 7, 1985
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Seo U|
|Revised Romanization||Kim Mun-ju|
Seo Woo first became known to the public as the "4D Girl" (wacky girl) in the popular "Ok me wa ka" commercial promoting the Lotte ice cream brand. After her debut as a supporting actress in the 2007 film My Son, she successfully auditioned and landed the part in the sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile.
The following year, Seo Woo received her breakout role in the black comedy Crush and Blush. She received considerable attention and numerous awards for her success in the part. In 2009 Seo Woo took on the lead role in the cult favorite Tamra, the Island, a period drama set on Jeju Island. She then contributed her vocals to "My Fair Lady," one of the tracks in Lee Seung-hwan's 20th anniversary album Hwantastic Friends.
Seo Woo continued to challenge herself, delivering a much-praised turn in arthouse film Paju, and landing a role opposite celebrated actress Jeon Do-yeon in The Housemaid, which screened in competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival.
She and Moon Geun-young played siblings in the popular modern fairytale retelling Cinderella's Sister, but Seo Woo later said she considers it her worst performance, despite being the character she worked hardest on. Afterwards she played a complex character in the critically lauded melodrama Flames of Desire.
In the family drama If Tomorrow Comes she played a cheerful daughter to veteran actress Go Doo-shim. She next portrayed a calm yet brave art major in the fantasy-horror TV movie Knock, about a magical mask passed down in a shaman family.
|2008||A School Rep.||Sun-ah||short film|
|Crush and Blush||Seo Jong-hee|
|2009||Handphone||Jung Yi-gyu's sister (cameo)|
|2007||Kimchi Cheese Smile||Seo Woo||MBC|
|2009||Tamra, the Island||Jang Beo-jin||MBC|
|2010||Cinderella's Sister||Goo Hyo-sun||KBS2|
|Flames of Desire||Baek Soo-bin/Baek In-ki||MBC|
|2011||If Tomorrow Comes||Yoon Eun-chae||SBS|
|Glass Mask||Kang Yi-kyung/Seo Jung-ha||tvN|
|2013||The King's Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang||Seol-hee||MBC|
|2015||Late Night Restaurant||Doctor Hyo Jin (guest appearance, episode 12)||SBS|
|2009||"Wonderful Day (Good Day 2)"||Lee Seung-hwan|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2008||29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||
|28th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Won|
|7th Korean Film Awards||Won|
|11th Director's Cut Awards||Won|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Nominated|
|18th Buil Film Awards||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Most Popular Actress||
|Best New Actress||Won|
|2010||5th Asia Model Festival Awards||Fashionista Award||N/A||Won|
|46th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||
|3rd Korea Drama Awards||Best New Actress||
|4th Asia Pacific Screen Awards||Best Actress||
|47th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actress||
|8th Korean Film Awards||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||
|2013||MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||
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