Before venturing into acting gigs, Yoon So Yi started out in the entertainment industry as a commercial model, showing up in Graffiti Magazine for the first time in 2001.
After modeling for commercial TVs for a couple of years, she debuted as an actress in the action movie Arahan and the drama series Say You Love Me in 2004.
The following year, she played an important role in the movie The Twins and afterward was highlighted as a capable swordswoman in the movie Shadowless Sword.
Around that time, she also became associated with a charity organization named Join Together Society, which is a Buddhist society in Seoul.
In 2010, she got back to the screen by joining the cast of the movie Try to Remember, and a year later, she busied herself with several projects for drama series.
The drama series in question include Warrior Baek Dong Soo and Color of Woman. After that, she took a few other TV roles and MC gigs on the small screen.
- Real Name: Moon So Yi (문소이)
- Stage Name: Yoon So Yi (윤소이)
- Also Known as: Yun So Yi, Mun So Lee, So Yi Mun, Yun So I
- Nickname: So Yi (소이)
- Birthday: January 5, 1985
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 172 cm (5’6”)
- Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Buddha
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Dongguk University (Theatre and Film), Dongduk Women’s University (Sports Model)
- Hobbies: –
- Parents: Ju Sun Hee (Mother)
- Siblings: –
- Husband: Jo Sung Yoon (Married 2017 – )
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @soy00
- Instagram: @yoonsoy
- TikTok: –
- YouTube: 윤소이VLOG SOYvlog
- So Yi gave birth to her firstborn child in 2021.
- She was a commercial TV model before she is an actress.
- So Yi has a phobia of heights.
- She is close friends with actor Kim Rae Won,
- So Yi once learned wushu for three months in Korea and wire action from a Chinese stunt team for her role in the movie Shadowless Sword (2005).
- In junior high school, she was known as a good athlete.
- She and her husband, Jo Sung Yoon, kept their wedding ceremony away from media outlets.
- So Yi and her husband are the same age and used to study at the same university, which is Dongguk University.
- She is a part of JS Pictures entertainment.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around…
- Brothers in Heaven (2018), as Chan Mi
- Midnight Garage (2015), as Lisa
- The Lost Choices (2015), as Kang Ja Gyum
- Iris II: The Movie (2013), as Park Tae Hui
- The Bracelet of Blue Tears (2011), as Queen Seon Deok of Silla
- Try to Remember (2010), as In Woo
- Shadowless Sword (2005), as Yeon So Ha
- The Twins (2005), as Oh Soon Hee
- Arahan (2004), as Ahn Eui Jin
- Becoming Witch (TV Chosun | 2022), as Yang Jin Ah
- Get Revenge (TV Chosun | 2020), as Ku Eun Hye
- Doctor Detective (SBS | 2019), as Yoon Si Wol
- A Place in the Sun (KBS2 | 2019), as Yoon Shi Wol
- The Last Empress (SBS | 2018), as Seo Kang Hee
- Coffee, Do Me a Favor (Channel A | 2018), as a supporting character
- Tale of Fairy (tvN | 2018), as Fairy Yi Ji
- The Lady in Dignity (JTBC | 2017), as a supporting character
- Yeah, That’s How It Is (SBS | 2016), as Yoo Se Hee
- Hidden Identity (tvN | 2015), as Jang Min Joo
- Let’s Eat 2 (tvN | 2015), as a supporting character
- Angel’s Revenge (KBS2 | 2014), as Lee Sun Yoo
- Iris II: New Generation (KBS2 | 2013), as Park Tae Hee
- Color of Woman (Channel A | 2011), as Byun So Ra
- Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS | 2011), as Hwang Jin Joo
- Hero (MBC | 2009), as Joo Jae In
- Glass Castle (SBS | 2008), as Jung Min Joo
- Several Questions That Make Us Happy (KBS2 | 2007), as Ji Soo
- Auction House (MBC | 2007), as Cha Yun Soo
- Goodbye Solo (KBS2 | 2006), as Kim Soo Hee
- Say You Love Me (MBC | 2004), as Suh Young Chae
- Problem Child in House (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
- Guesthouse Daughters (KBS2 | 2017), as a regular member
- Life Bar (tvN | 2016), as a guest
- Secretly Greatly (MBC | 2016), as a guest
- Some Guys, Some Girls (SBS | 2015), as a guest
- Kim Je Dong’s Talk To You (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
- King Of Magic (tvN | 2012), as the main host
- Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
- Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
Music Video Appearances
- The Letter (2013) – Davichi
- Words That I Can Say (2010) – T-Max
- A Girl’s Love Story (2003) – Han So Ri
- Rainbow (2002) – Cho Kyu Chan
- 2019 27th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards – Best Actress in a Drama – A Place in the Sun
- 2011 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Special Planning Drama) – Warrior Baek Dong Soo
- 2009 4th Asia Model Festival Awards – Special Model Award – Yoon So Yi
- 2008 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – Glass Castle
- 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Daily Drama) – A Place in the Sun
- 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama – Angel’s Revenge
- 2008 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Glass Castle
- 2004 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Say You Love Me
- 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Arahan
- 2004 41st Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – Arahan
Yoon So Yi is an actress who strives to get better and better every day. Her hard work, as well as fierce determination, is what gets her to where she is now.