Get to Know More About Seo Young-hee
Seo Young-hee is a South Korean actress who has received a lot of praise and has won many awards for her acting. Her most popular work is the horror movie Bedeviled. She received a great response and even won many awards for her role in the movie.
Seo Young-hee, who used to only be considered suitable for supporting roles in films like Chaser and TV dramas such as The Great Queen Seondeok, has captured the lead in the MBC weekend TV drama A Thousand Kisses, which focuses on two sisters and their relationships.
Her life has also never been scandalous which makes her always receive a positive response by the public. It’s only her secret wedding that has brought about curiosity in many.
In this article, Channel-Korea will let you know more about award-winning actress Seo Young-hee.
Seo Young-hee Profile and Career
|Born||June 13, 1980
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Dongguk University – Theatre|
(formerly Sim Entertainment)
Seo Young-hee’s Career
Twelve years after the debut of actress Seo Young-hee, her career finally took off when she won a raft of awards for playing the leading role in the movie Bedeviled, despite its disturbing plotline about the abuse and exploitation of women.
“I am happy that I finally seem to have found roles that fit my age,” Seo said in an interview last week. “The best thing about becoming famous is that it has become easier for me to play roles that I want to play.”
Seo Young-hee has been married for 7 years now. We asked if there was anything different before and after her marriage but she said, “It’s all the same. I don’t discuss my work with my husband. I just tell him. I leave the house telling him I’m going to work. Then he’ll ask what it’s about after reading about it in the news and then I would tell him. I don’t like talking about myself for no reason.”
Regarding one of her dramas, she said she is comfortable playing the role of a divorcee in the drama because the character she portrays is such a strong character.
“I just feel that this type of thing [divorce] should never happen in my real life, but the character I play has a bright attitude and is a real pioneer,” she said. “I think it really suits me at this age.”
She said that her previous acting experience has really set her up for this role, which is her first leading role in a TV drama.
Seo Young-hee is active in dramas and movies and she said, “I have a grandmother who likes it when I play in dramas. She knows I’m alive when I act. I don’t watch myself with my family and I usually watch myself alone. It’s embarrassing. Still, my family likes it. I want to become an actress that is recognized by both little kids and older people.”
“I wonder if the opportunity came to me too late, but I have no regrets,” she said. “My acting career was not a waste of time and I never had the chance to play cheerful roles when I was in my 20s, so I guess that is why I am now able to play the role of a divorcee with a painful past,” she added.
Seo Young-hee said she chooses her roles based not on how many scenes she appears in, but on the significance of the character she will be playing.
“I don’t look at how many times my face will appear on the screen, but rather I consider whether there are good reasons for the character to appear in the show,” she said.
Seo Young-hee’s Wedding and Husband
Seo Young-hee married on 5th of May in 2011 at the Coex Intercontinental Hotel in Seoul. The identity of her husband was kept private – he does not work in the entertainment industry. Her wedding was held in private with only family members and friends attending.
There are many who think she’s still single. She joked that she kept her wedding a secret.
On May 14th, Seo Young-hee revealed photos of her wedding ceremony in Seoul, which was held with only their closest friends and family in attendance. The ceremony was completely closed off to the public, in consideration of the groom who is a non-celebrity. The two have reportedly known each other for a long time and started dating the fall before their wedding.
Seo Young Hee also held a bridal shower on the 7th with fellow actors to celebrate her impending wedding. The couple is flying to LA on the 15th to have a 10-day honeymoon in the States. Seo Young-hee swept the acting awards ceremonies last year with her acclaimed acting in the movie Bedeviled. She is currently reviewing various synopses to make her acting comeback.
She also refused any sponsorship. “I liked it that way,” she said, “I didn’t want a ‘sponsored wedding.’ It’s supposed to be a family event where everyone has a good time and it’s a once in a lifetime thing. My husband and I each invited only 40 members of close family and friends.”
“It was a happy wedding. There weren’t many people attending so I had a lot of time with my mother. I dreamed of a wedding where I can stay connected with my family. We promised not to have a wedding where the guests only got to see the back of the bride and groom. Weddings are supposed to be a happy day, so I decided on a small wedding because I didn’t want to stress myself out. I didn’t want to be so busy when it’s a special day for me and my family.”
Seo Young-hee Filmography and Awards
Below is the complete list oh Seo Young-hee movies, dramas and awards list!
|1998||Bye June||Nurse #2|
|2003||The Classic||Na Na-hee|
|Jealousy Is My Middle Name||Ahn Hye-ok|
|All for Love||Ha Seon-ae|
|2006||Now and Forever||Soo-jin|
|To Sir, with Love||Yoo Jung-won/Nam Mi-ja|
|2007||Mission Possible: Kidnapping Granny K||Seo Jong-ran (cameo)|
|Shadows in the Palace||Wol-ryung|
|2008||The Chaser||Kim Mi-jin|
|Antique||Jin-hyuk’s 3rd girlfriend|
|2011||The Last Blossom||Shin Seon-ae|
|2012||Circle of Crime – Director’s Cut||Hong Soo-min|
|2013||Rough Play||Oh Yeon-hee|
|The Accidental Detective||Mi-ok|
|2017||The Accidental Detective 2: In Action||Lee Mi-ok|
|Tropical Nights in December||Park Myung-sook||MBC|
|2005||Drama City “아무도 날 사랑하지 않아”||KBS2|
|A Farewell to Sorrow||Kim Min-joo||KBS2|
|HDTV Literature “The Outdoor Lamp”||Jae-hee||KBS1|
|2006||MBC Best Theater “그집엔 누가사나요?”||MBC|
|2007||Mermaid Story||Nam Soo-in||tvN|
|Dal-ja’s Spring||Jang Soo-jin||KBS2|
|The Golden Age of Daughters-in-Law||Lee Bok-nam||KBS2|
|2008||Here He Comes||Lee Young-hee||MBC|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses||Woo Joo-young||MBC|
|2012||Ji Woon-soo’s Stroke of Luck||Lee Eun-hee||TV Chosun|
|2013||Thrice Married Woman||Park Joo-ha||SBS|
|2018||Secret Mother||Kang Hye-kyung|
|2008||“Shout With Your Heart”||Monday Kiz|
|2000||A Dangerous Star Like That||Girl|
Awards and nominations
|2005||13th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best New Actress||All for Love||Won|
|26th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2006||25th MBC Drama Awards||Best Actress in a One-Act/Special Drama||그집엔 누가사나요?||Won|
|2007||21st KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Daughters-in-Law||Nominated|
|Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|2008||12th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Best Actress||The Chaser||Won|
|45th Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|17th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Shadows in the Palace||Nominated|
|29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Chaser||Nominated|
|7th Korean Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|8th MBC Entertainment Awards||Popularity Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy||Here He Comes||Won|
|2009||28th MBC Drama Awards||Golden Acting Award, Supporting Actress||Queen Seondeok||Won|
|2010||14th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival||Best Actress||Bedeviled||Won|
|6th Fantastic Fest||Best Actress||Won|
|47th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|30th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|11th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award, Actress||Won|
|4th Korea Sharing Awards||Chairman’s Award, Actress||Won|
|31st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|8th Korean Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|11th Women in Film Korea Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|13th Director’s Cut Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2011||2nd KOFRA Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|31st Fantasporto Oporto International Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|47th Paeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|30th MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||A Thousand Kisses||Nominated|