Yoon Jin-seo (Korean윤진서, born Yoon Soo-kyung on August 5, 1983) is a South Korean actress. She rose to prominence for her performance as Lee Soo-ah in the 2003 thriller film Oldboy which earned her the Best New Actress Award at the 40th Baeksang Arts Awards. Yoon is also best known for her performances in Beastie Boys (2008) and The Royal Gambler (2016). She starred in the crime thriller Netflix drama series A Model Family (2022).[2]

Yoon Jin-seo
Yoon in December 2011
Yoon Soo-kyung

(1983-08-05) August 5, 1983 (age 40)
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts – Theater
Years active2001–present
(m. 2017)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Jin-seo
McCune–ReischauerYun Chinsŏ
Birth name
Revised RomanizationYun Su-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerYun Sugyŏng

Career edit

Yoon has starred in films such as Oldboy, All for Love, A Good Day to Have an Affair, and Secret Love.[3][4] She also appeared in a variety of TV series — historical drama The Return of Iljimae, action comedy The Fugitive: Plan B, and cable romantic comedy 12 Signs of Love.[5][6]

Yoon was a contributing writer at Movieweek magazine, writing 11 articles over the period of 2010 to 2011 under the column 윤진서의 롤링 페이퍼 ("Yoon Jin-seo's Rolling Paper").[7][8]

In November 2012, Yoon signed on to be exclusively managed by FNC Entertainment.[9][10]

In January 2021, Yoon left FNC Entertainment and signed with new agency Big Picture Entertainment.[11]

Personal life edit

Yoon adheres to a vegetarian diet for ethics and health reasons.[12]

She dated baseball player Lee Taek-Keun who then played for LG Twins from 2009 to 2010.[13][14]

In June 2012, Yoon was hospitalized following an alleged suicide attempt, which her agency denied, saying it had been an accidental overdose of cold medicine.[15][16]

Yoon and her boyfriend had a private wedding sometime in 2017 after three years of dating. As of 2018, she stated that she will spend her free time in Jeju Island, enjoying surfing and spending time with her husband following their honeymoon.[17] On July 6, 2023, Yoon's agency confirmed her pregnancy.[18] She gave birth to their first child, a daughter, on January 21, 2024.[19]

Filmography edit

Film edit

Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Perfect Day Noona
L'abri, Bus Stop
2002 Chi-hwa-seon
2003 Mobile short film in Show Me
Oldboy Lee Soo-ah
2004 Alone Together short film in Twentidentity
My New Boyfriend short film
Mr. Gam's Victory Park Eun-ah
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Prisoner (cameo)
All for Love Im Soo-kyung
Bravo, My Life Eun-sook
2006 Shall I Cry? Yeong-nam unreleased
2007 A Good Day to Have an Affair Jak Eun-se ("small bird")
Someone Behind You Kim Ga-in
2008 Beastie Boys Ji-won
Action Boys Herself (cameo) documentary
Iri Jin-seo
2010 Secret Love Yeon-yi
2011 Sunday Punch Ha-young
2012 Give Me Back My Cat short film
Ari Ari the Korean Cinema Herself documentary[20][21]
2013 Do You Hear She Sings? Jin-kyung
2014 Gyeongju Yeo-jeong
Santa Barbara Soo-kyung
2015 Heartbreak Hotel Sarah
2017 Coffee Mate In-young

Television series edit

Year Title Role
2003 Nursery Story – "Christmas Lovers"
2004 Lovers in Paris Girl on the beach (ep 20)
Jung Mal-geum, Action Movie Star Mal-geum
2009 The Return of Iljimae Dal-yi / Wol-hee
2010 The Fugitive: Plan B Yoon So-ran
2012 12 Signs of Love Na Mi-ru
2013 The Heirs Cha Eun-seok (cameo, ep 1)
KBS Drama Special – "Jin Jin" Seo Ha-jin
2015 A Girl Who Sees Smells Yeom Mi
Table For One Ra Yeo-joo
2016 The Royal Gambler Sukbin Choe
2020 Drama Stage – "Out of Communication Range" Cha Seon-yeong
2022 A Model Family Eun-ju[22]

Variety show edit

Year Title Notes
2008 Street Sound Take 1 Host
2009 Trend Report Feel - Season 3
2014 Fashion King Korea - Season 2 Cast member
2019 A Man Who Feeds The Dog (Season 3)

Music video edit

Year Song title Artist Co-star
2004 Heffy End Seo Taiji
2005 One's Way Back Naul Hwang Jung-min
2009 How Are You Jungyup
2010 It Passes By Kim Bum-soo
2011 Threads of Your Clothes M Signal Bae Soo-bin

Discography edit

Year Title Notes
Earth Song [23]
2008 L'Amourse Single
2009 내가 꿈꾸는 그 곳 track from The Return of Iljimae OST

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Oldboy Won
3rd Korean Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (Film) The Moonlight of Seoul Nominated
2014 1st Wildflower Film Awards Best Actress Do You Hear She Sings? Nominated
2016 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama The Royal Gambler Nominated

References edit

  1. ^ "윤진서". Cinefox (씨네폭스) (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 20, 2023. Retrieved December 20, 2023.
  2. ^ POP, 헤럴드 (August 31, 2021). "윤진서, 넷플릭스 시리즈 '모범가족' 출연..정우와 호흡[공식]". 헤럴드팝 (in Korean). Archived from the original on July 27, 2022. Retrieved July 27, 2022.
  3. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (March 29, 2010). "Mystery-driven melodrama to hit big screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  4. ^ Kim, Regina (July 16, 2012). "Q&A with Secret Love star Yoon Jin-Seo at The New York Asian Film Festival". Korean Culture Service New York. Archived from the original on February 1, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  5. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (January 10, 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo To Date a Dozen Guys". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved November 18, 2012.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Lee, In-kyung (February 10, 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo is About to Have Love Scenes with A Lot of Men". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "Writing"[permanent dead link]. YoonJinSeo.com (in Korean). Retrieved October 11, 2012.
  8. ^ Yoon, Jin-seo (September 20, 2011). "Movieweek.co.kr" 배우 윤진서, 홀로 떠난 유럽여행…"행복해". Movieweek (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 19, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  9. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (November 27, 2012). "Actor Lee Dong-gun Inks Exclusive Contract with FTIsland, CNBLUE's Agency". 10Asia. Archived from the original on November 1, 2013. Retrieved February 5, 2013.
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  12. ^ Lee, Seo-hyun (January 4, 2010). '송일국-이하늬-윤진서-김효진-배종옥' 공통점은! Archived May 11, 2012, at the Wayback Machine ["Song Il-gook, Lee Ha-nui, Yun Jin-seo, Kim Hyo-jin and Bae Jong-ok have something in common"]. Shinmoongo (in Korean). Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  13. ^ "Falling In Love, Vogue Korea November 2009". P.S. Korea. August 3, 2012. Archived from the original on February 26, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  14. ^ "Actress Yoon Jin-seo and Lee Taek-geun actually broke up last summer". Hancinema. November 4, 2010. Archived from the original on November 1, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  15. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (June 29, 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo's "Suicide Attempt" was a Mere Misunderstanding". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on January 28, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  16. ^ Moon, Gwang-lip (July 2, 2012). "Yoon Jin-seo released from hospital". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on January 27, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  17. ^ Yoon, Jin-seo. "[근황] 윤진서, 제주도에서의 화보같은 일상 공개…'서핑 여신'". Archived from the original on May 14, 2018. Retrieved May 14, 2018.
  18. ^ Jeon, Ah-ram (July 6, 2023). "[단독] 윤진서, 결혼 6년 만에 엄마 된다…임신 3개월" [[Exclusive] Yun Jin-seo becomes a mother after 6 years of marriage... 3 months pregnant] (in Korean). Xsports News. Archived from the original on July 7, 2023. Retrieved July 6, 2023 – via Naver.
  19. ^ 하, 수정. "[단독] '한의사 남편♥' 윤진서, 결혼 7년만 엄마됐다..21일 득녀(종합)". n.news.naver.com (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 23, 2024. Retrieved January 23, 2024.
  20. ^ Lee, Claire (November 22, 2012). "Director examines the world of Korean cinema". The Korea Herald. Archived from the original on November 24, 2012. Retrieved November 25, 2012.
  21. ^ Park, Eun-jee (November 23, 2012). "Documentary is a self-examination of Korea's stifling movie industry". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved November 23, 2012.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  22. ^ Lim Ha-eun (August 31, 2021). "정우·박희순·윤진서·박지연, 넷플릭스 '모범가족' 출연 확정" [Jung-woo, Park Hee-soon, Yoon Jin-seo, and Park Ji-yeon confirmed to appear in Netflix's 'Exemplary Family']. Newsis (in Korean). Archived from the original on February 2, 2022. Retrieved August 31, 2021 – via Naver.
  23. ^ "Music". YoonJinSeo.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved November 18, 2012.

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