Seo Yea Ji: Complete Guide To Her Career, Dramas & Movies

Seo Yea Ji is a versatile Korean actress who has acted in some good dramas & movies. Here are all the details you need to know.

Seo Yea Ji is a famous actress and model from South Korea who is well-known for her performances in dramas. She started liking acting when she was in high school. She went to the Seoul Institute of the Arts to study acting after finishing high school.

She started her career in March 2013 with an ad for SK Telecom. She appeared in a short film called “Love” for Samsung Galaxy S4 in May 2013. She started her acting career in the TV show “Potato Star 2013QR3” on tvN.

After her sitcom, she acted in many dramas and impressed people with her great acting skills. She acted in a romantic comedy show called “Super Daddy Yeol” in 2015, which helped her become more popular in the Korean entertainment industry.

Hangul Name서예지
Date Of BirthApril 6, 1990
NationalitySouth Korean
AgencyGold Medalist
Recent DramaEve

Seo Yea Ji was accused of causing her boyfriend Kim Jung Hyun’s behaviour at a press conference in 2018 and his departure from the show “The Time” in April 2021.

Her agency, Gold Medalist, said the claim was not true. However, she decided to quit her role in the show “Island”. The show changed her character and found a new actor to play the part.

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Korean Dramas & Movies

Seo Yea Ji became more popular with her drama “It’s Okay To Not Be Okay”. Her portrayal of the character was critically acclaimed; with The New York Times naming the series one of “The Best International Shows of 2020”. Here is the list of her dramas.

1. Eve

The story of a woman who spent 13 years of her life plotting brutal revenge against South Korea’s richest elite. Lee Rael witnesses her father’s death. 13 years later, she becomes the key figure in a divorce worth 2 trillion won.

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Cast –

  • Seo Yea Ji as Lee Ra El
  • Park Byung Eun as Kang Yoon Gyeom
  • Yoo Sun as Han So Ra
  • Lee Sang Yeob as Seo Eun Pyung

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

2. It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

The drama revolves around a community health worker at a psychiatric ward who lives with his brother having autism & a popular writer who is suffering from an antisocial personality disorder. They unravel many secrets, seek comfort from each other, and move forward in their lives.

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Cast –

  • Kim Soo Hyun as Moon Gang Tae
  • Seo Yea Ji as Ko Moon Young
  • Oh Jung Se as Moon Sang Tae
  • Park Gyu Young as Nam Ju Ri

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

3. Lawless Lawyer

Hangul: 무법 변호사

Year: 2018

The Lawless Law Firm is made up of Sang Pil, a former gangster turned lawyer who wants to get revenge for his mother, and Jae Yi, a lawyer with a good reputation. Together, they use the law to fight for justice against a corrupt judge and her associates.

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3 5 star rating

Main Cast (Characters):

  • Lee Joon Gi as Bong Sang Pil
  • Seo Yea Ji as Ha Jae Yi
  • Lee Hye Young as Cha Moon Sook
  • Choi Min Soo as Ahn Oh Joo

No. Of Episodes: 16 (65 min. each)

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4. Save Me

Sang Mi’s family move to Mujigun. There she meets four young men. Later, she and her family are approached by the Spiritual Father of Goosunwon who offers to help them. However, they get caught into the pseudo-religious cult and the four young men try to save her.

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Cast –

  • Seo Yea Ji as Im Sang Mi
  • Ok Taec Yeon as Han Sang Hwan
  • Woo Do Hwan as Seok Dong Chul
  • Jo Sung Ha as Baek Jung Ki

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Netflix

5. Hwarang

The drama tells the story of beautiful-looking young men called Hwarang in Silla, one of the three kingdoms of Korea. The warriors include a man from the lowest class of Silla and the hidden king who secretly joins. The men also fall for the maiden Ah Ro.

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Cast –

  • Park Seo Joon as Moo Myung
  • Park Hyung Sik as Sam Maek Jong
  • Go Ah Ra as Ah Ro
  • Seo Yea Ji as Sook Myung

No. Of Episodes – 20

Watch On – Netflix, Viki, Kocowa

6. Moorim College

The Moorim School is a hidden school that can only be seen by special people. It’s not just about getting good grades; it’s also about how well you can move. It teaches great virtues that include honesty, faith, sacrifice, etc.

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Cast –

  • Lee Hyun Woo as Yoon Shi Woo
  • Hong Bin as Wang Chi Ang
  • Hong Bin as Wang Chi Ang
  • Jung Eugene as Hwang Sun Ah

No. Of Episodes – 16

Watch On – Viki

7. Diary of a Night Watchman

In the Joseon Dynasty, young guards fight demons. The good guys kill demons while the bad guys use them for their own purposes. The story takes place in the royal palace. The palace is full of sneaky plans to take over power.

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Cast –

  • Jung Il Woo as Lee Rin / Prince Wal Gang
  • Seo Yea Ji as Park Soo Ryeon
  • Go Sung Hee as Do Ha
  • U-Know as Moo Seok

No. Of Episodes – 24

Watch On – Viki

Besides Korean dramas, Seo Yea Ji has also acted in movies mentioned below.

8. Recalled

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Soo Jin has an accident that causes her to lose her memory. She starts to see the future, when they will be in dangerous situations. As her illusions start to come true, she is forced to face a truth about her husband Ji Hoon because of her confusing memories.

9. Quantum Physics

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The story is about a night club owner named Lee Chan Woo, his club manager Seong Eun Yeong, and a police officer named Park ki Hum. They fight with an organised crime group that is accused of drug abuse, crimes, and police corruption.

10. Warning: Do Not Play

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A rookie horror movie director hears about a banned horror movie from 8 years ago. She decides to find out what happened in the past because she hopes it will help her come up with ideas for her next movie.

11. Another Way

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Jung Won is sick of her part-time job and taking care of her sick mother, so she makes the decision to kill herself. Soo Wan, who is a police officer, also makes the choice to end his life. In Chuncheon, the two people who have given up on life meet.

Awards & Achievements

Seo Yea Ji has won the 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards for the Most Popular Actress category.

It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

  • Excellence Award, Popular Star Award – 2021 APAN Star Awards
  • Best Artist – 2020 Asia Artist Awards

Wrapping Up

So, this was the complete guide of the Korean actress Seo Yea Ji that will help you get know more about her. She has a great selection of dramas and films that are worth watching.

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