Former Korean Actress Seo Min-jung: Her Husband, Drama List, and Why She Decided to Quit Showbiz

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A Short Profile of Seo Min Jung

Seo Min Jung was born on July 11, 1979, and she made her debut in the entertainment industry in 2000 as a VJ on the cable program Music Under Heaven. In 2006, she raised her stardom by being cast in the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick! playing as a teacher that a student had a crush on.

And, today, our topics include Seo Min Jung’s lovely husband, drama list, and finding out the reason why she left a show. Check it out!

Who Is Her Mate in Life?

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On Saturday, August 25, 2007, Seo Min Jung finally tied the knot with the Korean-American dentist Ahn Sang Hoon. They held the wedding party in the Grand Ballroom of Asem Tower, Samseo Dong. The former prime minister Lee Soo Gyung inaugurated the wedding and singers such as Lee Soo Young, Son Ho Young, and Noel sang the nuptial songs.

After the wedding, they planned to move to their new home in New York City where Ahn Sang Hoon lived. Because of that, she decided to retire from public life as an actress. She later gave birth to a beautiful baby girl named Ahn Ye Jin in 2008.

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Here are the recent photos of Seo Min Jung with her husband Ahn Sang Hoon. It looks like they had a birthday party. Can you guys guess who the birthday person was?

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The picture above was taken a months after Seo Min Jung gave birth to her first child. Doesn’t she look adorable?

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The three pictures above were taken when her daughter started growing up. Ahn Ye Jin was also reported going to her school yearly event International Event Day and dancing to Twice’s songs to spread the K-wave with her friends in school.

What a potential ability we have there! Do you think that Ye Jin will become a trainee at a big agency and debut as an idol someday or maybe become an actress like her mother? Hmm, let’s see about it in the future, right?

Seo Min Jung’s Filmography

Here is the list of Seo Min Jung’s appearances!

  • Jenny, Juno – 2008
  • Arctic Tale – 2007 (Korean dubbed narration) Television Drama
  • Honest Living – 2002
  • A Typhoon in That Summer – 2005
  • Love and Ambition – 2006
  • High Kick! – 2006 Variety Show
  • Music Under Heaven – (NTV)
  • Hotline School – (Mnet)
  • Curiosity Paradise – (SBS)
  • Section TV – (MBC)
  • King of Masked Singer – (MBC)
  • Radio Star – (MBC) Awards
  • 2005 – SBS Drama Awards: Special Awards for Radio (Our Joyful Young Days)
  • 2007 – Mnet 20’s Choice Awards: Best Kiss with Choi Min Young (Unstoppable High Kick!)

The Reasons Why She Quit Showbiz

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Ever since Seo Min Jung married, she and her husband moved to the States. That is the main reason why she is not able to participate in any television shows. The JTBC show Stranger was her first variety show in 10 years and brought back several celebrities who had left the Korean entertainment scene in order to live overseas due to personal reasons.

Stranger was a chance to be back on the screen again, allowing Seo Min Jung to share her innermost thoughts on making the decision to live a quiet married life. “My participation in Stranger will live in my memories forever. Having been able to live the TV life again is something I had longed for. I feel that experience will make me stronger,” said the actress.

“I think I will always be a stranger,” she continued, implying that she will always feel like a foreigner in the States. “Now that I have to go back to the airport, I feel so sad about it. But, since this is the path that I chose, I will live courageously.”

Here is the video interview- you can click the video down below!

Even though Seo Min Jung really wants to return to the Korean entertainment industry, she still makes family her number one priority. This is a great example for us that sometimes we have to sacrifice what we want to do in order to accomplish our responsibility, especially to our family and friends.

Perhaps this article will inspire you guys to choose your own path without any hesitation and without fear of the consequences. Keep your spirit and never give up!