Esom started her career as a model by joining the TV show Check It Girl – Season 1 in 2008. It was not until two years later that she started her acting career with the movie Second Half.
Her breakthrough as an actress came when she was featured as the lead character in the movie Scarlet Innocence (2014) where her performance was well-acknowledged.
She managed to win the Best New Actress award at the Director’s Cut Awards. She then scored more awards and nominations for her performance in the movie Scarlet Innocence (2014).
In 2017, she showed up in the movie Warriors of the Dawn, in which she was assigned for the Best Supporting Actress award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
That very year, she also got to join the cast of the movie Microhabitat, which won her various accolades including one from the Busan Film Critics Awards.
Besides movies, she was also known to star in a few drama series such as The Third Charm (2018), Because This Is My First Life (2017), Ghost (2012), White Christmas (2011), and so on.
- Real Name: Lee So Young (이소영)
- Stage Name: Esom (이솜)
- Also Known as: Lee So Yeong, Lee Som, E Som
- Nickname: Esom (이솜)
- Birthday: January 30, 1990
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: South Korean
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- Weight: –
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Christian
- Professions: Actress, Model
- Education: Mirim Girls’ High School, Sejong University, Seoul (Departement of Acting and Arts)
- Hobby: Climbing mountains
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- Esom is an actress and model under the Artist Company.
- Her stage name is derived from the combination of her family name Lee, which is pronounced as ‘E’ in Korean and ‘som’ from the word ‘som-moongchi’ which means cotton ball.
- Esom is nicknamed som-moongchi due to her chubby cheeks that look like cotton balls.
- She had always wanted to be an actress, even though she already debuted as a model.
- Esom managed to secure a lead role in her acting debut.
- In her previous acting projects, she was often paired with actors that were much older than her age.
- Her voice is cute.
- Fans often compared her to American actress Michelle Pfeiffer because of her slim figure and cheekbone structure.
- She debuted as a model in 2008 after participating in the TV show Chek It Girl – Season 1.
- In the movie Samjin Company English Class (2020), she shaved her eyebrows to match the role she played.
- She debuted as an actress in 2010.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around…
- Possession (TBA), as the main character
- Starlight Falls (2022), as Lee Hyun Jeong
- Gil Bok Soon (2022), as Cha Min Hee
- Single in Seoul (2021), as the Bestselling Author
- Samjin Company English Class (2020), as Jeong Yoo Na
- Inseparable Bros (2019), as Mi Hyun
- Microhabitat (2018), as Mi So
- Warriors of the Dawn (2017), as Duk Yi
- My Little Brother (2017), as Oh Joo Mi
- The Queen of Crime (2016), as Kyung Jin Sook
- Like for Likes (2016), as Jang Na Yeon
- Scarlet Innocence (2014), as Deok Yi
- Santa Barbara (2014), as So Young
- Man on High Heels (2014), as Jang Mi
- The Gifted Hands (2013), as Kim Seung Gi
- The Story of Man and Woman (2013), as the Woman
- Behind the Camera (2013), as the main character
- The X (2013), as X-Fingers
- Skyscraper (2012), as J
- Hindsight (2011), as Lee Eun Jung
- The Last Blossom (2011), as Jae Yeong
- Second Half (2010), as Mina
- Black Knight (Netflix | 2022), as Seol Ah
- Taxi Driver (SBS | 2021), as Kang Ha Na
- Save Me 2 (OCN | 2019), as Kim Young Sun
- The Third Charm (JTBC | 2018), as Lee Young Jae
- Because This Is My First Life (tvN | 2017), as Woo Soo Ji
- Ghost (SBS | 2012), as Shin Hyo Jung
- White Christmas (KBS2 | 2011), as Yoon Eun Sung
- Tikita CAR (SBS | 2021), as a guest
- Show!terview with Jessi (SBS | 2020), as a guest
- Problem Child in House (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
- British Memories (Mnet | 2013), as a participant
- Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
- Trend Report Feel – Season 5 (SBS | 2010), as a participant
- Check It Girl – Season 1 (Mnet | 2008), as a participant
Music Video Appearances
- Day ‘n Night (2013) – Tasty
- Cleansing Cream (2011) – Brown Eyed Girls
- She’s Gone (2010) – G-Dragon
- Eternal Summer (2009) – Lee Min Ki
- Wrong Number (2008) – TVXQ
- 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Samjin Company English Class
- 2021 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award for an Actress in a Mini-Series Genre/Fantasy Drama – Taxi Driver
- 2021 Buil Film Awards – Star of the Year – Samjin Company English Class
- 2018 Wildflower Film Awards – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2018 Busan Film Critics Awards – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2018 Marie Claire Film Festival – Best New Actress – Microhabitat
- 2015 Director’s Cut Awards – Best New Actress – Scarlet Innocence
- 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Samjin Company English Class
- 2021 Chunsa Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Samjin Company English Class
- 2019 Faro Island Film Festival – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2019 Chunsa Film Awards – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2019 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Samjin Company English Class
- 2019 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Inseparable Bros
- 2018 Buil Film Awards – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2018 Grand Bell Awards – Best Actress – Microhabitat
- 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Warriors of the Dawn
- 2018 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Leading Actress – Microhabitat
- 2015 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – Scarlet Innocence
- 2015 Buil Film Awards – Best New Actress – Scarlet Innocence
- 2014 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Scarlet Innocence
- 2014 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – Scarlet Innocence
Esom is a veteran actress and model with a lot of accolades and acknowledgment stashed in her bag. Fans from various countries cannot wait to see what else she can bring to the table.