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Seo Hyun-jin: Wiki, Career, Awards, 7 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Seo Hyun-jin 

Renowned model, singer and actor Seo Hyun-jin is a young and multi-talented celebrity in South Korea. Hyun-jin, who debuted her career as a vocalist, also established herself in acting with numerous roles in television series and films. Among her most popular television series, her role in the drama, ‘Another Miss Oh’ stands out in her career, and earned plenty of awards.

Early Life and Education

Seo Hyun-jin was born on 27 February 1985 in Seoul, South Korea. There is hardly any information about her childhood, family background and school education. Hyun-jin, who always dreamed of being a musician, enrolled at Dongduk Women’s University and graduated in applied musicology.

Career

The immensely talented actor, Seo Hyun-jin, was scouted by the South Korean entertainment company SM Entertainment in her teenage years. Hyun-jin debuted as a lead vocalist of a South Korean K-pop girl group, MILK (Made In Lovely Kin) on 17 December 2001, with its first released studio album, ‘With Freshness’. The song, ‘Angel Eyes’ from the album, ‘Winter Vacation in SM Town’ in 2001 and ‘My Angel, My Light’ from ‘Winter Vacation in SM Town’ in 2002 were the other two collaborations of the MILK. However, the four-member girl group was disbanded in 2003, following the departure of one of its members, Bae Yu-mi. Other group members were Park Hee-von, Kim Bo-mi and Hyun-jin.

kdramalive Seo-Hyun-jin
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After the disappearance of the South Korean K-pop girl group MILK, Hyun-jin continued as a solo artist. She released four solo tracks, contributed songs to SM Town compilations and did some OSTs.

Hyun-jin’s career took a fortunate turn in 2006, as she received an opportunity to perform on-stage in the musical ‘The Sound of Music’.

Seo Hyun-jin made her acting debut in 2006, with a South Korean romance film, ‘Love Me Not’, directed by Lee Cheol-ha, starring Moon Geun-young and Kim Joo-hyuk in the lead roles. Hyun-jin appeared in a supporting role in the same year as Jung Ka-eun in the popular historical Korean series, ‘Hwang Jini’.

The ensuing years witnessed Seo Hyun-jin playing supporting roles in a number of South Korean films and television dramas. These include Korea’s first interactive movie, ‘Story of Wine’ by Lee Cheol-ha, the film, ‘Dating on Earth’ and a television series, ‘HIT’ by Yoo Chul-yong and Kim Young-min.

Hyun-jin made her first leading television appearance in a feature film, ‘Magic’ in 2010. The film, based on the love and friendship between young musicians at a musical school, is the directorial debut of the talented South Korean actress, singer-songwriter, director and artist Ku Hye-seon. To give a soul to Seo Hyun-jin’s role in the film as the main protagonist Ji-eun, she even made an effort to take piano classes.

The gifted actor Hyun-jin drew attention as an actor through a television historical drama series, ‘The Duo’ in 2011. She starred in the drama along with Chun Jung-myung, Lee Sang-yoon and Han Ji-hye. The 32-episode series received several solid ratings in its run.

kdramalive Seo Hyun-jin
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In 2012, Hyun-jin revealed her versatility in acting with her role as Ha In-joo/Song Yeon-woo in the South Korean romantic television series, ‘Feast of the Gods’ by Lee Dong-yoon. In the same year, Seo Hyun-jin made a cameo appearance in Ku Hye-sun’s film, ‘The Peach Tree’, starring Cho Seung-woo and Ryu Deok-hwan in lead roles.

Hyun-jin was Na Jin-joo in the South Korean family romantic television series, ‘Here Comes Mr Oh’ in 2012. In the series, she played one of the lead roles alongside Lee Jang-woo, Oh Yeon-seo and Jin Tae-hyun. Next year, Seo Hyun-jin got the opportunity to play the lead role of Soo Baek-hyang in the South Korean historical drama, ‘The King’s Daughter, Soo Baek-hyang’. This was followed up with another leading role in the South Korean period action romantic political drama ‘The Three Musketeers’, in 2014 as Kang Yoon-seo.

Seo Hyun-jin continued as a regular cast member of the unique show, ‘SNS Expedition’. She also appeared in other shows, including ‘Let’s Eat with Friends’ in 2015, ‘Running Man’ in 2015 and ‘Infinite Challenge’ in 2017.

Seo Hyun-jin gained more popularity with her role as Lee Sang-woo in the South Korean romantic television series, ‘Let’s Eat 2’ in 2015 with 18 episodes. It is among the series that catapulted Seo Hyun-jin’s fame and acceptance among the audience, thus bolstering her career.

The stunning actress rose to the limelight with the well-known romantic comedy-drama series ‘Another Oh Hae-young’ in 2016 by Song Hyun-wook and Lee Jong-jae. Actors Eric Mun, Jeon Hye-bin and Seo Hyun-jin were the lead cast in the highest-rated Korean dramas in the history of cable television. Seo Hyun-jin’s performance in ‘Another Oh Hae-young’ earned her fame and several awards. Meanwhile, the elegant actor appeared in a South Korean comedy-drama film ‘Familyhood’ in 2016.

Another noteworthy role of Seo Hyun-jin came with the commercially successful South Korean medical melodrama ‘Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim’ in 2016. She played Lee Hyun-kyung in the South Korean fantasy-comedy omnibus film, ‘Because I Love You’ by Joo Ji-hoong.

Hyun-jin was cast as an aspiring screenwriter in the 2017 South Korean television series, ‘Temperature of Love’, by Ha Myung-hee. She starred lead role alongside actors Yang Se-jong, Kim Jae-wook and Jo Bo-ah.

In 2018, Hyun-jin was seen in two television series, ‘Let’s Eat 3’, as a cameo and as a top actress Han Se-gye in the series, ‘The Beauty Inside’. She was cast in a short film, ‘Mystery Pink’ in the same year as Ju-eun.
Hyun-jin played the role of Go Ha-neul in the 2019-2020 South Korean television series, ‘Black Dog: Being A Teacher’, starring alongside Ra Mi-ran and Ha Jun. In 2020, she made a cameo appearance in the series, ‘Record of Youth’, which narrates the lives of three young people in the contemporary fashion industry who strive to fulfil their dreams and love without any hope.

In the 2021 South Korean television series, ‘You Are My Spring’, directed by Jung Ji-hyun, Seo Hyun-jin played the role of a 34-year-old hotel concierge manager. She was in the series with actors Kim Dong-wook, Yoon Park and Nam Gyu-ri.

kdramalive Seo-hyun-jin in the film, "You are My Spring".
Seo-hyun-jin in the film “You are My Spring” (2021). Credit: tvN

The South Korean television series ‘Why Her’ in 2022, directed by Park Soo-jin is the latest project of the astounding actor Seo Hyun-jin. In the series, she was cast in the titular role of Oh Soo-jae. The drama also featured Hwang In-youp and Huh Joon-ho in pivotal roles.

As of 2023, the latest film in which Seo Hyun-jin appeared is ‘Cassiopeia’ by Shin Yeon-shick. She starred in the film together with Ahn Sung-ki and Joo Ye-rim. She played the role of Su-jin, who is a lawyer but loses all her memories due to Alzheimer’s disease.

Achievements

  1. Seo Hyun-jin’s amazing performance in the television series, ‘Another Miss Oh’ made her win the ‘Best Television Actress’ award at the 2017 ‘Baeksang Arts Awards’.
  2. Seo Hyun-jin attained 26th place in Forbes magazine’s Korea Power Celebrity in 2017.
  3. Seo Hyun-jin won the Presidential Commendation Award in 2019 from the Taxpayers’ Day Organisation.

Personal Life

The personal life of the actor Seo Hyun-jin is not revealed to the public.

Net Worth and Lifestyle

The estimated net worth of the successful actor Seo Hyun-jin is around 5 million US dollars as of 2023. Most of her earnings come from acting projects, including films and dramas, stage performances and brand endorsements. Her successful career has provided her with substantial income and popularity.

Awards

  • APAN Star Awards (2016)
    Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – ‘Another Miss Oh’ (2016)
  • Baeksang Arts Awards (2017)
    Best Actress -Television – ‘Another Miss Oh’ (2017)
  • Brand Customer Loyalty Awards (2020)
    Most Influential Actress -Drama (2020)
  • Grimae Awards (2017)
    Best Actress – Temperature of Love (2017)
  • Korea Best Star Awards (2018)
    Best Drama Star – ‘The Beauty Inside’ (2018)
  • Korea Drama Awards (2013)
    Excellence Award, Actress – ‘Goddess of Fire, Here Comes Mr. Oh’ (2013)
  • MBC Drama Awards (2012)
    Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama – ‘Feast of the Gods’ and ‘Here Comes Mr. Oh’ (2012)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2016)
    Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre Drama – ‘Dr. Romantic’ (2016)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2016)
    Top 10 Stars – ‘Dr. Romantic’ (2016)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2016)
    Best Couple with Yoo Yeon-seok – ‘Dr. Romantic’ (2016)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2016)
    Idol Academy Award – ‘Best Kiss’ – ‘Dr. Romantic’ (2016)
  • SBS Drama Awards (2022)
    Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy Drama – ‘Why Her’ (2022)
  • tvN10 Awards (2016)
    Made on tvN, Actress in Drama – ‘Another Miss Oh’ (2016)
  • tvN10 Awards (2016)
    Romantic-Comedy Queen – ‘Another Miss Oh’ (2016)

Interesting Facts about Seo Hyun-jin

  1. According to Seo Hyun-jin, her character is almost similar to her role as Baek Soo-ji in the TV series ‘Let’s Eat 2’.
  2. Seo Hyun-jin is popularly known as the Queen of Romantic Comedy among netizens.
  3. Seo Hyun-jin likes to spend her quality time at home.
  4. Seo Hyun-jin is the best friend of fellow actor Jeon Hye-jin.
  5. The baptismal name of Seo Hyun-jin is Gabriela.
  6. Seo Hyun-jin barely uses social media.
  7. Besides acting and singing, Seo Hyun-jin is also great at dancing.

FAQs

  1. Does Seo Hyun-jin has Instagram?
    Seo Hyun-jin has a fan Instagram account is ‘@itsme_seohyunjin‘.
  2. Does Seo Hyun-jin has a dog?
    Yes, Seo Hyun-jin has a dog named Cider.
  3. Under which agency does Seo Hyun-jin currently work?
    Seo Hyun-jin works under Management SOOP.

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