Yoon Jin-seo

Yoon Jin-seo (born Yoon Soo-kyung, 5 August 1983) is a South Korean actress.

Yoon Jin-seo
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Yoon Soo-kyung

(1983-08-05) 5 August 1983 (age 37)
Seoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Theater
Years active2001–present
AgentFNC Entertainment
Big Picture Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYun Jin-seo
McCune–ReischauerYun Chinsŏ
Birth name
Revised RomanizationYun Su-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerYun Sugyŏng


Yoon has starred in films such as Oldboy, All for Love, A Good Day to Have an Affair, and Secret Love.[1][2][3] 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.[4][5]

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").[6][7]

In November 2012, Yoon signed on to be exclusively managed by FNC Entertainment.[8][9]

In January 2021, Yoon left FNC Entertainment and signed with new agency Big Picture Entertainment.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

Yoon adheres to a vegetarian diet for ethics and health reasons.[11]

She dated baseball player Lee Taek-Keun who then played for LG Twins from 2009 to 2010.[12][13]

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.[14][15]

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.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 A Perfect Day Noona
L'abri, Bus Stop
2002 Chihwaseon
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 The Moonlight of Seoul 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[17][18]
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 seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2003 Nursery Story "Christmas Lovers" MBC
2004 Lovers in Paris Girl on the beach (ep 20) SBS
액션배우 정맑음 Mal-gum MBC
2009 The Return of Iljimae Dal-yi / Wol-hee
2010 The Fugitive: Plan B Yoon So-ran KBS2
2012 12 Signs of Love Na Mi-ru tvN
2013 The Heirs Cha Eun-seok (cameo, ep 1) SBS
Drama Special "Jin Jin" Seo Ha-jin KBS2
2015 A Girl Who Sees Smells Yeom Mi SBS
2016 The Royal Gambler Suk Bin Choe

Variety showEdit

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

Music videoEdit

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


Year Title Notes
Earth Song [19]
2008 L'Amourse Single
2009 내가 꿈꾸는 그 곳 track from The Return of Iljimae OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

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


  1. ^ Sung, So-young (26 February 2010). "Korea's forbidden lovers of film return". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (29 March 2010). "Mystery-driven melodrama to hit big screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Kim, Regina (16 July 2012). "Q&A with Secret Love star Yoon Jin-Seo at The New York Asian Film Festival". Korean Culture Service New York. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ Choi, Eun-hwa (10 January 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo To Date a Dozen Guys". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ Lee, In-kyung (10 February 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo is About to Have Love Scenes with A Lot of Men". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ "Writing"[permanent dead link]. YoonJinSeo.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-10-11.
  7. ^ Yoon, Jin-seo (20 September 2011). "Movieweek.co.kr" 배우 윤진서, 홀로 떠난 유럽여행…"행복해". Movieweek (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (27 November 2012). "Actor Lee Dong-gun Inks Exclusive Contract with FTIsland, CNBLUE's Agency". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-05.
  9. ^ Ho, Stewart (15 November 2012). "Actress Yoon Jin Seo Joins FT Island's FNC Entertainment". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2013-05-11.
  10. ^ Park, Pan-seok (19 January 2021). "윤진서, 빅픽처엔터테인먼트 전속계약..김지훈·최윤소 한솥밥[공식]". OSEN. Retrieved 2021-01-19.
  11. ^ Lee, Seo-hyun (4 January 2010). '송일국-이하늬-윤진서-김효진-배종옥' 공통점은! Archived 2012-05-11 at WebCite ["Song Il-gook, Lee Ha-nui, Yun Jin-seo, Kim Hyo-jin and Bae Jong-ok have something in common"]. Shinmoongo (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  12. ^ "Falling In Love, Vogue Korea November 2009". P.S. Korea. 3 August 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  13. ^ "Actress Yoon Jin-seo and Lee Taek-geun actually broke up last summer". Hancinema. 4 November 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  14. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (29 June 2012). "Yoon Jin Seo's "Suicide Attempt" was a Mere Misunderstanding". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  15. ^ Moon, Gwang-lip (2 July 2012). "Yoon Jin-seo released from hospital". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 18 November 2012.
  16. ^ Yoon, JinSeo. "[근황] 윤진서, 제주도에서의 화보같은 일상 공개…'서핑 여신'".
  17. ^ Lee, Claire (22 November 2012). "Director examines the world of Korean cinema". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-25.
  18. ^ Park, Eun-jee (23 November 2012). "Documentary is a self-examination of Korea's stifling movie industry". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 3 December 2012. Retrieved 23 November 2012.
  19. ^ "Music". YoonJinSeo.com. Archived from the original on March 26, 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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