So Yi Yoon

Yoon So Yi

  • Name: Yoon So Yi
  • Native name: 윤소이
  • Given name: Moon So Yi
  • Also Known as: Yun So Yi, Mun So Lee, So Yi Mun, Yun So I
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 5, 1985
  • Age: 39
Yoon So Yi debuted as a model in Graffiti Magazine in 2001. After a few years of print and commercial modelling, she auditioned for Ryu Seung Wan's action-comedy Arahan in 2004. Based on a popular South Korean comic, Arahan explored the consequences of unleashing an ancient evil spirit into a modern city, with Yoon's character part of a hidden school of ancient masters who train a naive young policeman to fight this evil force. Yoon underwent strict training for six months in a film action school, where she had to overcome her phobia of heights. The film was a relative commercial success, with one review describing her as "tall and attractive in an excellently non-cutesy way". She received a Best New Actress nomination at the 2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards.

Yoon next starred in the TV drama Say You Love Me, a dark, twisted love story between four people. This led to a friendship with her co-star Kim Rae Won, with whom she starred in a series of advertisements for Samsung Digital Plaza. When Kim later launched his own management company Bless Entertainment, she would also join his stable of stars.

After playing Jung Joon Ho's love interest in The Twins, Yoon was cast in Shadowless Sword, a wuxia martial arts epic set in ancient China. In the role of a beautiful young swordswoman who protects the future king, Yoon says that she was inspired by Anita Mui in The Heroic Trio and that the strong-willed female character appealed to her. She learned wushu for three months in Korea, then wire action from the Chinese stunt team.

In 2006, she became part of the ensemble cast of Goodbye Solo, written by renowned drama writer Noh Hee Kyung. Even though her dramas do not attract a high number of viewers, Noh has gained a cult following for her in-depth portrayal of ordinary characters, taking a more human natural approach through realistic and yet emotional lines. Goodbye Solo featured seven characters of different generations and backgrounds, as they reflect on human relationships and nature. Yoon would later work again with mostly the same crew in the 2-episode TV special Several Questions That Make Us Happy.

Goodbye Solo's writer Noh and veteran actress Bae Jong Ok introduced Yoon to Join Together Society (JTS), a Seoul-based Buddhist international relief agency (Yoon herself is a Buddhist). Since then she has been extremely active in charity work for JTS, spearheading street fund drives and various programs to benefit underprivileged children in North Korea and developing countries.

An athlete in junior high, Yoon was a Sports Model major at Dongduk Women's University, but eventually dropped out due to showbiz commitments. She later enrolled in Dongguk University as a Theatre and Film major, slowing down her acting activities to focus on her studies and becoming known in the Korean press as one of the very few celebrity model students. Yoon graduated in 2011.

Her next project, Auction House, attempted a different format from the standard serialized Korean drama. The twelve-episode season 1 had four directors and four writers, airing one episode every week, with each director producing his own segment in his own style, crossing genres. The episodic format was not a hit with Korean audiences (despite a season 2 focusing on plastic surgeons with a completely different cast).

Yoon played a former reporter struggling to adjust to life as a chaebol daughter-in-law in Glass Castle; the drama was a modest success. In 2009, she was cast as a last-minute replacement leading lady in the quirky Hero starring Lee Jun Ki. Despite being praised as a well-acted and solid drama, Hero received low ratings. Yoon's next film Try to Remember, about lovers in the past whose love transcends time and brings them together in the present day, premiered at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival.

In 2011 she starred in a specially commissioned 20-minute film for the Gyeongju World Culture Expo. Titled Byeongnucheon ("The Bracelet of Blue Tears"), the fantasy adventure aims to spearhead Korea's nascent stereoscopic film industry and combines live-action sequences with 3D animated computer graphics.

Yoon recently joined the microblogging site Twitter with the handle "soy00".

She also starred in the fusion sageuk Warrior Baek Dong Soo.

She married musical actor Jo Sung-yoon in May 2017 and their daughter was born in November 2021

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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2022 Becoming Witch
Korean Drama, 2022, 12 eps
Yang Jin Ah (Main Role)
12
Yang Jin Ah
Main Role
7.3
2020 The Goddess of Revenge
Korean Drama, 2020, 16 eps
Ku Eun Hye (Main Role)
16
Ku Eun Hye
Main Role
7.7
2019 Doctor Detective
Korean Drama, 2019, 32 eps
Yoon Si Wol (Guest Role)
32
Yoon Si Wol
Guest Role
7.7
2019 A Place in the Sun
Korean Drama, 2019, 102 eps
Yoon Shi Wol (Main Role)
102
Main Role
7.3
2018 Coffee, Do Me a Favor
Korean Drama, 2018, 12 eps
[Hyun Woo's sister] (Guest Role)
12
[Hyun Woo's sister]
Guest Role
6.7
2018 The Last Empress
Korean Drama, 2018, 52 eps
Seo Kang Hee [Ah Ri's nanny] (Support Role)
52
Seo Kang Hee [Ah Ri's nanny]
Support Role
7.9
2018 Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter
Korean Drama, 2018, 16 eps
Lee Ji [Black Star Fairy] (Support Role)
16
Lee Ji [Black Star Fairy]
Support Role
6.8
2017 Woman of Dignity
Korean Drama, 2017, 20 eps
[Fish seller at the market](Ep. 20) (Guest Role)
20
[Fish seller at the market](Ep. 20)
Guest Role
8.1
2016 Yeah, That's How It Is
Korean Drama, 2016, 54 eps
Yoo Se Hee (Main Role)
54
Main Role
7.6
2015 Hidden Identity
Korean Drama, 2015, 16 eps
Jang Min Joo (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.7
2015 Let's Eat Season 2
Korean Drama, 2015, 18 eps
[Mulher misteriosa] (Ep. 18) (Guest Role)
18
[Mulher misteriosa] (Ep. 18)
Guest Role
7.9
2014 Angel's Revenge
Korean Drama, 2014, 103 eps
Lee Sun Yoo (Main Role)
103
Main Role
7.2
2013 IRIS 2
Korean Drama, 2013, 20 eps
Park Tae Hee (Support Role)
20
Park Tae Hee
Support Role
7.4
2011 The Color of a Woman
Korean Drama, 2011, 20 eps
Byun So Ra (Main Role)
20
Main Role
6.3
2011 Warrior Baek Dong Soo
Korean Drama, 2011, 29 eps
Hwang Jin Joo (Main Role)
29
Main Role
8.1
2009 Hero
Korean Drama, 2009, 16 eps
Joo Jae In (Main Role)
16
Main Role
7.3
2008 City of Glass
Korean Drama, 2008, 51 eps
Jung Min Joo (Main Role)
51
Main Role
6.4
2007 Auction House
Korean Drama, 2007, 12 eps
Cha Yun Soo (Main Role)
12
Main Role
6.8
2006 Goodbye, Solo
Korean Drama, 2006, 16 eps
Kim Soo Hee (Main Role)
16
Kim Soo Hee
Main Role
7.2
2004 Say You Love Me
Korean Drama, 2004, 15 eps
Seo Young Chae (Main Role)
15
Main Role
6.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
TBA Girls' High School Friends
Unconfirmed
Korean Movie, 0000,
(Main Role)
Main Role
0.0
2018 Brothers in Heaven
Korean Movie, 2018,
Chan Mi (Main Role)
Chan Mi
Main Role
6.8
2015 The Lost Choices
Korean Movie, 2015,
Kang Ja Gyum (Main Role)
Main Role
7.4
2015 Midnight Garage
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Lisa (Main Role)
Lisa
Main Role
8.0
2013 IRIS 2: The Movie
Korean Movie, 2013,
Park Tae Hui (Support Role)
Park Tae Hui
Support Role
7.4
2010 Try to Remember
Korean Movie, 2010,
In Woo (Main Role)
In Woo
Main Role
7.2
2005 Shadowless Sword
Korean Movie, 2005,
Yeon So Ha (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2005 The Twins
Korean Movie, 2005,
[Jung Joon Ho's love interest] (Support Role)
[Jung Joon Ho's love interest]
Support Role
6.8
2004 Arahan
Korean Movie, 2004,
Eui Jin / Arachi (Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
Special
Year Title # Role Rating
2007 Several Questions That Make Us Happy
Korean Special, 2007, 2 eps
Ji Soo {Pride} (Main Role)
2
Ji Soo {Pride}
Main Role
6.5
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2019 Heo Young Man's Food Travel
Korean TV Show, 2019, 250 eps
(Ep. 177) (Guest)
250
(Ep. 177)
Guest
0.0
2018 Problem Child in House
Korean TV Show, 2018, 260 eps
(Ep. 41) (Guest)
260
(Ep. 41)
Guest
7.9
2017 Same Bed, Different Dreams Season 2: You Are My Destiny
Korean TV Show, 2017, 350 eps
[Special MC] (Ep. 243) (Guest)
350
[Special MC] (Ep. 243)
Guest
8.0
2017 Guesthouse Daughters
Korean TV Show, 2017, 12 eps
(Ep. 1-5) (Regular Member)
12
(Ep. 1-5)
Regular Member
7.3
2016 Life Bar
Korean TV Show, 2016, 118 eps
(Ep. 9, 13-14) (Guest)
118
(Ep. 9, 13-14)
Guest
8.1
2016 Secretly Greatly
Korean TV Show, 2016, 23 eps
(Ep. 21) (Guest)
23
(Ep. 21)
Guest
7.0
2015 Kim Je Dong's Talk To You
Korean TV Show, 2015, 111 eps
(Ep. 49) (Guest)
111
(Ep. 49)
Guest
7.0
2012 King Of Magic
Korean TV Show, 2012, 3 eps
(Main Host)
3
Main Host
0.0
2010 Running Man
Korean TV Show, 2010, 740 eps
(Ep. 53) (Guest)
740
(Ep. 53)
Guest
9.2
2007 Live Talk Show Taxi
Korean TV Show, 2007, 501 eps
(Ep. 93) (Guest)
501
(Ep. 93)
Guest
8.1
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Yoon So Yi

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  • First Name: So Yi
  • Family Name: Yoon
  • Native name: 윤소이
  • Also Known as: Yun So Yi, Mun So Lee, So Yi Mun, Yun So I
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: January 5, 1985
  • Age: 39

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