Shin Dong-mi (Korean신동미; born September 13, 1977)[1] is a South Korean actress. She made her debut as a theater actor in 1998. She started her career as a television actress in 2001 and later made her film debut in a supporting role in Don't Look Back (2006). She had her first leading role in Lee Kwang-kuk's highly acclaimed debut Romance Joe (2002). She starred as a lead in Lee's second feature A Matter of Interpretation (2015) again and earned acclaim for her calibrated and humorous performance. More recently, she has appeared in drama titles such as Hi Bye, Mama! (2020), Record of Youth (2020),[4] The Good Detective (2020–2022) and Welcome to Samdal-ri (2023–2024).

Shin Dong-mi
Shin in July 2019
Born (1977-09-13) September 13, 1977 (age 46)[1]
EducationDankook University (Department of Theater and Film)
  • Actress
Years active1998–present
AgentJUST Entertainment[3]
Height170 cm (5 ft 7 in)[3]
(m. 2014)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSin Dong-mi
McCune–ReischauerSin Tong-mi

Personal life

Shin in April 2008
Shin during 2015 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival

Shin studied theater in Dankook University. She married musical actor and singer Hur Gyu on December 8, 2014. They have released a song together titled Dream of a Doll and Feel so good and also performed together on Immortal Songs: Singing the Legend.



Television series

Television series appearances
Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2001 The Merchant
2002 Since We Met
My Love Patzzi Noh Ji-young
2003 Country Princess In Moon-go
Something About 1%
Women Next Door
2004 Say You Love Me Nurse
Tropical Nights in December
2005 5th Republic Shim Soo-bong
Young-jae's Golden Days Joo Young-joo
2006 Drama City – "First Love"
2007 Bad Woman, Good Woman Jang Ji-seon
A Happy Woman Huh Jong-mi
New Heart Jo Min-ah
Drama City – "Mellow Bare-skin in Outskirts"
Drama City – "When Her Star Shines"
2008 You Stole My Heart Jo Min-sun
2010 Grudge: The Revolt of Gumiho So-yeon's mother
2012 Drama Special Series – "Just an Ordinary Love Story" Kyeong-ja
Golden Time Jo Dong-mi
KBS Drama Special – "Culprit Among Friends" Seon-joo
2013 Drama Special Series – "Their Perfect Day"
Empire of Gold Choi Jeong-yoon
Drama Festival – "Haneuljae's Murder" In-boon
2014 12 Years Promise Yeo-ok
Steal Heart Hong Gye-sook
Family Secret Go Tae-ran
2015 Divorce Lawyer in Love Ri Book-nyeo
Ex-Girlfriends' Club Kim Soo-kyung
Warm and Cozy Special appearance
Hello Monster Yang Eun-jung
She Was Pretty Cha Joo-young
The Three Witches Gong Se-shil
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights Park Ok-Seon
The K2 Kim Dong-mi
Father, I'll Take Care of You Kang Hee-sook
2017 Radiant Office Jo Seok-kyung's ex-husband's fiancée
Children of the 20th Century Choi Jung-eun
Avengers Social Club Han Soo-ji
2019 Liver or Die Kan Boon-shil
Doctor John Chae Eun-jeong
2020 Hi Bye, Mama! Go Hyun-jung
Find Me in Your Memory Writer Hwang cameo (episode 11)
Record of Youth Lee Min-jae
2020–2022 The Good Detective Yoon Sang-mi Season 1 – Recurring
Season 2 – Cameo
2021 Bossam: Steal the Fate Jo Sang-goong
Drama Stage – "Park Seong Shil's Fourth Industrial Revolution" Park Sung-Sil
2022 It's Beautiful Now Shim Hae-jun [6][7]
The Fabulous CEO Oh [8]
2023 Joseon Attorney Lady Hong [9]
2023–2024 Welcome to Samdal-ri Jo Jin-dal [10]


Film appearances
Year Title Role Ref.
2006 Don't Look Back
2008 Little Prince Eun Hee-soo
2009 A Million Professor An
2011 Drifting Away Mi-seon
2012 Romance Joe Teashop girl [11]
Code Name: Jackal Seon-young
Don't Cry Mommy Ahn Hye-soo
2013 Novel Meets Movie Young-seon
2014 A Hard Day Ko Gun-su's younger sister
Santa Barbara Ho-kyung
2015 The Beauty Inside Department head
A Matter of Interpretation[11] Yeon-sin
2016 Elephant in the Room (segment: "Chicken Game") Actress
The Hunt Moon Jeong-sook
The Map Against The World Woman from Yeonju
2017 The Picture (segment: "Lim Dong-mi") Kim Mi-seon (Cameo)
2019 The package
A Boy and Sungreen Bo-Hee's mother
Sub-zero Wind Eun-Suk.
2020 Me and Me Jeon Ji Hyun.
Si, Nario Voice of webtoon team leader
The Golden Holiday Mi-Yeon.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama City "When Her Star Shines" Nominated
2015 MBC Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries She Was Pretty Nominated
2016 3rd Wildflower Film Awards Best Actress A Matter of Interpretation Nominated
2017 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama Father, I'll Take Care of You Won
2019 KBS Drama Awards[12] Best Supporting Actress Liver or Die Won
Netizen Award, Actress Nominated
Best Couple Award with Yoo Jun-sang Won
2022 8th APAN Star Awards[13] Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama It's Beautiful Now Nominated
KBS Drama Awards[14] Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2024 60th Baeksang Arts Awards[15][16] Best Supporting Actress – Television Welcome to Samdal-ri Nominated
Most Popular Actress Shin Dong-mi Nominated


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