Shin Eun-soo (Korean신은수; born October 23, 2002) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut as the female lead in film Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned (2016). She also starred in television series Bad Papa (2018), Summer Strike (2022), and Twinkling Watermelon (2023).

Shin Eun-soo
Shin in December 2018
Born (2002-10-23) October 23, 2002 (age 21)
South Korea
OccupationActress
Years active2016–present
Agents
Korean name
Hangul
신은수
Hanja
Revised RomanizationSin Eun-su
McCune–ReischauerSin Ŭnsu
Websitenpioe.com

Career edit

Pre-debut edit

Shin Eun-soo joined JYP Entertainment (JYPE) in 2014 to train as both a singer and an actress.[2][3][4]

In 2015, she auditioned for the female lead role in the movie Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned, written and directed by Um Tae-hwa. Although she had never acted before, Shin was chosen out of 300 candidates to act alongside Gang Dong-won. She was given two months of preparation and acting training. The filming started on October 7 and she was officially introduced by JYPE on the 14th through the agency's SNS channels.[5][6] She attended her first production conference at Apgujeong CGV in Gangnam-gu, Seoul on October 11, 2016.[7]

2016–present: Acting debut edit

Shin debuted as an actress on November 16, 2016, with the release of Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned. She was praised for her performance in a major role despite being a newcomer in such a young age.[8][9]

In late November 2016, she acted as the teenage of Jun Ji-hyun's character in the television series The Legend of the Blue Sea.[10][11] In December, she was cast in a short film directed by Shunji Iwai titled Chang-ok's Letter where she played as Bae Doona and Kim Joo-hyuk's daughter. It was released on Nestle Theater's YouTube channel on February 16, 2017.[2][12] She then lent her voice for the female lead in animated film titled The Shower, released in August.[13] Shin also appeared as a supporting cast in the pre-produced web series by JYP Pictures titled School of Magic, along with several actors from her agency, which premiered on September 11.[14][15]

 
Shin in September 2017

In 2018, Shin starred with another lead role, alongside Jung Jae-won, in a one-act romance drama titled Anthology—a part of tvN's Drama Stage.[16] She then acted in the film titled Illang: The Wolf Brigade, where she worked with actor Gang Dong-won for the second time. It was released on July 25, 2018.[17] In July, she was cast in the family melodrama Bad Papa, playing the daughter of Jang Hyuk.[18]

In 2019 and 2020, she played supporting roles in the film Homme Fatale,[19] and in television series SF8 and Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol.[20][21]

In 2022, Shin made a special appearance in KBS2's historical drama Bloody Heart as the childhood of Kang Han-na's character, and was reunited with Jang Hyuk whom she previously acted with in Bad Papa.[22]

Other ventures edit

Ambassadorship edit

In 2017, Shin was appointed as Honorary Ambassador of the 2nd Japan Film Festival, along with actor Yoon Park.[23] In 2018, she was appointed as ambassador of the 20th Bucheon International Animation Festival (BIAF).[24]

Endorsement edit

Shin signed her first-ever endorsement deal as the new exclusive model for South Korean skincare and cosmetics manufacturer and retailer, Skin Food. She launched a full-scale modeling activity, starting with a CF of the new product called Aqua Grape Bounce Bubble Serum for Skin Food 2017 S/S which was released on April 10, 2017. She was also featured in main page of the product.[25][26]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned Su-rin Debut [6]
2017 Chang-ok's Letter Hye-jung Short film [27]
The Shower [ko] Girl Animated film (voice only) [13]
2018 Illang: The Wolf Brigade Lee Jae-hee ("the girl in red cape") [17]
2019 Homme Fatale Sook Jung [28]
2023 Just Super Hailey (Hedvig) Animated film (voice only, Korean dub) [29]
TBA Taste of Horror: Four-Legged Beast Short film [30]

Television series edit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 The Legend of the Blue Sea teenage Se-hwa Episodes 3, 4 and 13 [10]
2018 Drama StageAnthology Shin So-yi One-act drama [16]
Bad Papa Yoo Young-sun [18]
2020 SF8 Hye-hwa Episode: "Baby It's Over Outside" [20]
Do Do Sol Sol La La Sol Jin Ha-young [21]
2022 Bloody Heart young Yoo Jeong Special appearance [22]
KBS Drama Special – Like Otters Kim Jae-young One-act drama [31]
Summer Strike Kim Bom [32]
2023 Twinkling Watermelon Yoon Cheong-ah [33]

Web series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 School of Magic Han Yi-seul [14][34]
2022 A Model Family Yeon-woo [35]
2024 Light Shop [36]

Hosting edit

Year Title Notes Ref.
2019 Inkigayo with Mingyu [37]

Awards and nominations edit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2023 Excellence Award, Actress in a Short Drama Like Otters Won
Best New Actress Twinkling Watermelon Nominated
Chunsa Film Art Awards 2017 Best New Actress Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned Nominated
Grand Bell Awards 2017 Best New Actress Nominated
KBS Drama Awards 2022 Best Actress in Drama Special/TV Cinema Like Otters Won [38]
Korea First Brand Awards 2024 Best New Actress in a Series Twinkling Watermelon Won
Korean Film Actor's Association Awards 2016 Korea Top Star Award: Popular Film Star Vanishing Time: A Boy Who Returned Won [39]
MBC Drama Awards 2018 Best Child Actress Bad Papa Won [40]

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