Seo Yea Ji

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Seo Yea Ji - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Seo Yea Ji was spotted by the CEO of her then-agency, Made in Chan Entertainment, in 2013 who convinced her to start acting. She then agreed to take professional training in acting.

In that very year, she made her entrance into media outlets by showing up in an advertisement for SK Telecom and the Samsung Galaxy S4 short movie Love.

After her successful performance, she earned wide-spread recognition. That was when she started her acting career by starring in the sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3 (2013).

She can also be found in the music video of South Korean boy band Big Bang titled Let’s Not Fall in Love. It was released in 2015.

After that, she played significant roles in the historical series Hwarang (2016), the thriller series Last (2015), the teen series Moorim School (2016) where she landed her first lead role, and so on.

Besides drama series, she was featured in several movies as well such as Another Way (2017), The Bros (2017), Stay With Me (2018), and many others.

However, her real breakthrough was when she played the main female character in the drama series It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (2020).

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  • Real Name: Seo Ye Ji (서예지)
  • Stage Name: Seo Yea Ji (서예지)
  • Also Known as: Suh Ye Ji, Seo Ye Ji
  • Nickname: Yea Ji (예지), Dyang
  • Birthday: April 6, 1990
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 170 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 43 kg (94 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Protestant
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education:
    Youngwon Middle School;
    Youngshin High School;
    Complutense University of Madrid (Journalism)
  • Hobby: Folding origami
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: –
  • Boyfriend: Kim Jung Hyun (2018)
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  • Yea Ji’s underlyingambition was to be a news anchor.
  • She studied in Spain where she majored in journalism.
  • Yea Ji has two dogs named Manny and Serty.
  • She once revealed that she has a body type that is hard to put on weight.
  • While in school, she was insecure about her low tone.
  • When she was younger, she learned ballet, while her current most loved excercise is yoga.
  • She can speak Spanish fluently, which she has shown a lot of times in interviews, TV shows, and drama series.
  • Yea Ji once revealed on a show that she has achieved eight different professional certifications going from teaching English to kids, folding origami, to doing balloon art.
  • She described herself as being challenging to get close to.
  • Yea Ji has loved origami since she was a kid which provoked her to get the professional certification.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around $5 million.

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  • Recalled (2021), as Kim Soo Jin
  • Quantum Physics (2019), as Sung Eun Young
  • Warning: Do Not Play (2019), as Park Mi Jung
  • Stay With Me (2018), as Yeon Soo
  • The Bros (2017), as Sa Ra
  • Another Way (2017), as Jung Won
  • Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River (2016), as Gyu Yeong
  • Circle of Atonement (2015), as Kang Yoo Shin
  • The Throne (2015), as Queen Jung Soon
  • Love (2013), as Min Joo

Drama Series

  • Eve (tvN | 2022), as Lee Ra El
  • It’s Okay to Not Be Okay (tvN | 2020), as Go Mun Young
  • Lawless Lawyer (tvN | 2018), as Ha Jae Yi
  • Save Me (OCN | 2017), as Im Sang Mi
  • Hwarang (KBS2 | 2016), as Princess Sook Myung
  • Another Miss Oh (tvN | 2016), as Seo Hee
  • Moorim School (KBS2 | 2016), as Shim Soon Duk
  • Last (JTBC | 2015), as Shin Na Ra
  • Super Daddy Yeol (tvN | 2015), as Hwang Ji Hye
  • Drama Festival 2014: Fitting (MBC | 2014), as Kyung Hee
  • Drama Special Season 5: The Three Female Runaways (KBS | 2014), as Soo Ji
  • Night Watchman’s Journal (MBC | 2014), as Park Soo Ryeon
  • Potato Star 2013QR3 (tvN | 2013-2014), as Noh Soo Yeong

TV Shows

  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Hello Counselor: Season 1 (KBS2 | 2010), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • World Changing Quiz (MBC | 2009), as a regular member

Music Video Appearances

  • Let’s Not Fall in Love (2015) – Big Bang


  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress – Seo Yea Ji
  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – Popular Star Award (Actress) – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • 2020 Asia Artist Awards – Best Artist Award – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • 2020 Asia Artist Awards – AAA Hot Issue Award – Seo Yea Ji
  • 2020 Brand of the Year Awards – Actress of the Year – Seo Yea Ji
  • 2020 Buil Film Awards – Popular Star Award – Quantum Physics


  • 2021 APAN Star Awards – KT Seezn Star Award – Seo Yea Ji
  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Television) – It’s Okay to Not Be Okay
  • 2019 Soompi Awards – Actress of the Year – Lawless Lawyer
  • 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress (Film) – Another Way
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Night Watchman’s Journal

Throughout her career, Seo Yea Ji has achieved various goals and showed us many things she can do. Let’s see if she still has something else to bring to the table in the future.


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