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Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
(born May 31, 1994) is a South Korean actress. She has starred in the box office hits Sunny (2011), Miss Granny
Miss Granny
(2014) and Fabricated City
Fabricated City
(2017),[1] as well as television series Naeil's Cantabile (2014).


1 Career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography

3.1 Film 3.2 Television series

4 Discography 5 Awards and nominations 6 References 7 External links

Career[edit] Shim made her acting debut at age 9 in the 2004 TV series The Woman Who Wants to Marry, and subsequently made a career as one of the best child actresses of her generation.[2] She first gained attention for her role as a sexually abused girl in horror fairytale Hansel and Gretel,[3][4] and also starred in TV series such as Hwang Jini, The Legend, Women of the Sun, and The Great Merchant; critics say at times she even outshined her adult counterparts.[5][6] In 2011, she successfully transitioned as a lead actress via retro dramedy Sunny, which tells the story of seven women, crosscutting between their lives in the present and the experiences that first brought them together as teenagers in the 1980s.[4] Distinguished for its period detail, witty dialogue and the performances of its ensemble cast,[7][8][9] the film shattered the common belief that women-centered pictures can't achieve blockbuster-level success. By appealing to a wide range of age groups,[10] Sunny's box office total stood at more than 7 million admissions at the end of its long run.[11][12] Director Kang Hyeong-cheol
Kang Hyeong-cheol
described Shim as someone "who is already complete as an actress."[13] Shim's other notable roles include a girl caught amidst the Korean War in black comedy Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father (also known as My Dad Loves Trouble),[14] a sister with seemingly supernatural abilities in Possessed,[15] a depressive in The Quiz Show Scandal, and a court taster in Masquerade.[16] In the 2014 comedy Miss Granny, Shim played a woman in her 70s who miraculously finds herself back in her 20-year-old body.[13][17] She said, "This film is quite close to my heart as it is the first film for me to star in not as a child actor, but as full-fledged actress."[18] With 8.65 million admissions, its box office success surpassed Sunny's, proving Shim's ability to carry a film.[19][4][20] She also won Best Actress
at the Chunsa Film Art Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards, the Director's Cut Awards, and the Buil Film Awards.[21][22][23][24] Shim next starred as the eccentric savant pianist heroine in Naeil's Cantabile, a Korean drama
Korean drama
adaptation of Japanese manga Nodame Cantabile.[25][26] However, the series was a critical and commercial flop; and Shin was criticized for her acting in the series.[27] Shin returned to film, starring in animated prequel Seoul Station directed by Yeon Sang-ho,[28] revenge thriller Missing You,[29][30] and Queen of Walking, which Shin calls a turning point in her career.[31] In 2017, she starred alongside Ji Chang-wook
Ji Chang-wook
in the action thriller Fabricated City
Fabricated City
and alongside Choi Min-shik
Choi Min-shik
in the election film The Mayor.[32][33] In 2018, she starred in The Princess and the Matchmaker, the second installment of the "divining art trilogy" after The Face Reader;[34] and black comedy film Psychokinesis.[35] Personal life[edit] Shim is the youngest daughter in her family. Her hobbies are listening to music, reading science fiction comics, and doing taekwondo. She's the drummer of a band she formed with friends, Chick and Candy.[1] After graduating from Eonbuk Elementary School and Cheongdam Middle School, in 2010 Shim temporarily quit acting to move to the U.S., explaining, "I chose a place where there aren’t a lot of Korean people and decided on a high school in Pittsburgh. Studying is a goal, but I also chose this because I've grown tired mentally and physically after having acted since a young age." She finished her high school at the Professional Children's School in 2013.[36] She shot a commercial with rocker Seo Taiji
Seo Taiji
in 2008 and played the younger version of Lee Ji-ah's character Sujini in The Legend, but she didn't know that Lee and Seo were secretly married until 2011 when Shim was implicated in rumors that she was Seo and Lee's daughter, which she denied.[37] Originally nominated for the Best Actress
award at the 2011 Grand Bell Awards for her role in Sunny, Shim complained publicly through her Twitter
account when the awards committee removed her name from the official list of the nominees after she notified them she could not attend the event because she was currently studying in the U.S. She was one of four actors and actresses removed from the initial nomination. Shim ended up winning Best Supporting Actress
for her role in Romantic Heaven; Chun Woo-hee, her castmate in Sunny, accepted the honor on Shim’s behalf.[38][39][40][41] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

2004 Thomas An Jung-geun An Jung-geun's daughter

2007 Hansel and Gretel Kim Young-hee

2009 Possessed So-jin

2010 Happy Killers Kim Ha-rin

The Quiz Show Scandal Kim Yeo-na

A Night on Earth

short film

2011 Earth Rep Rolling Stars Soo-ji (voice) animated film

Sunny young Im Na-mi

Romantic Heaven young Kim Boon-yi

2012 Masquerade Sa-wol

2014 Miss Granny Oh Doo-ri

2016 Sori: Voice From The Heart Sori (voice)

Missing You Hee-joo

Train to Busan Runaway Girl cameo appearance

Seoul Station Daughter (voice) animated film

Queen of Walking Man-bok

2017 Fabricated City Yeo-wool

The Mayor Park Kyeong

2018 Psychokinesis Roo-mi

The Princess and the Matchmaker Princess Songhwa

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network

2003 Dae Jang Geum Saenggaksi MBC

2004 The Woman Who Wants to Marry young Lee Shin-young

Jang Gil-san young Bong-soon SBS

Sweet Buns young Han Ka-ran MBC

Emperor of the Sea student under Lady Jung-hwa (uncredited) KBS2

2005 That Summer's Typhoon young Kang Soo-min SBS

Drama City
Drama City
"Goblins Are Alive" Ji-won KBS2

I Love You, My Enemy Kim Ga-ram SBS

The Secret Lovers


Lovers in Prague student in Hangul
class (uncredited) SBS

2006 641 Family Jin Dal-rae KBS2

Spring Waltz young Song Yi-na

Drama City
Drama City
"Kkot-nim-yi" Kkot-nim-yi

Hwang Jini young Hwang Jini

2007 The Legend young Sujini MBC

2008 Women of the Sun young Shin Do-young KBS2

2009 Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father Jo Kyung-sook

Tae-hee, Hye-kyo, Ji-hyun Shim Eun-kyung MBC

2010 The Great Merchant young Kim Man-deok KBS1

Bad Guy Moon Won-in SBS

2014 Naeil's Cantabile Seol Nae-il KBS2


Year Song title From the Album Notes


Seo Taiji: Record of the 8th - 398


2010 "Fly High"

Happy Killers
Happy Killers

duet with Kim Dong-wook

2014 "If You Go to Los Angeles"

Miss Granny
Miss Granny

"White Butterfly"

"Once More"


"If You Go to Los Angeles" with Rose Motel

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.

2006 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Hwang Jini, Kkot-nim-yi Won [42]

2008 Women of the Sun Won

2009 Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook's Father Nominated

2010 47th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Happy Killers Nominated

31st Blue Dragon Film Awards The Quiz Show Scandal Nominated

2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress
(Film) Happy Killers Nominated

48th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Romantic Heaven Won [39]

2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress
(Film) Sunny Nominated

2014 19th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Actress Miss Granny Won [21]

50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress
(Film) Won [22]

18th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival Fantasia Award N/A Won [43]

14th Director's Cut Awards Best Actress Miss Granny Won [24]

10th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival Best Actress
in a Music Film Won [44]

23rd Buil Film Awards Best Actress Won [23]

51st Grand Bell Awards Nominated

35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated

1st Korean Film Producers Association Awards Won

KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress
in a Miniseries Naeil's Cantabile Nominated

2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best Actress Miss Granny Nominated

Best Supporting Actress Nominated

2016 53rd Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Missing You Nominated


^ a b Choi, Ji-eun (13 July 2010). "My Name Is: Sim Eun-kyung". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ 아역스타 얼마나 벌까…“사장님 안부러워요” [Child actors' salaries... 'Boss! I'm not jealous']. The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). 22 April 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-23.  ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 헨젤과 그레텔 (Hansel and Gretel)". Twitch Film. 26 August 2008. Archived from the original on 5 February 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ a b c Kim, Jong-chul (2 May 2014). "SHIM Eun-kyoung of MISS GRANNY: Suspicious Girl Becomes a Glamorous Actress". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-05-07.  ^ Oh, Jean (9 March 2010). "Will family fare still dominate weekend ratings?". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-03-30.  ^ "Shim Eun Kyung, joining the ranks of Korea's Little Sisters". Sports Seoul (in Korean). 14 December 2007. Archived from the original on 3 December 2008. Retrieved 2012-11-23.  ^ Lee, Hyo-won (5 May 2011). "Sunny brims with 1980s retro fun". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Lee, Maggie (12 August 2011). "Sunny: Movie Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Edwards, Russell (1 November 2011). "Sunny". Variety. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "6 Million People Go to See Sunny". Chosun Ilbo. 4 July 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Lee, Hyo-won (25 July 2011). "Sunny Brightens Up South Korean Box Office in First Half of 2011". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Paquet, Darcy (8 January 2012). "South Korean box office in 2011". Korea Cinema Today. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ a b Lee, Claire (30 December 2013). "Rookies of 2014: Shim Eun-kyeong steps forward with Miss Granny". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-02-09.  ^ Han, Sang-hee (20 January 2009). "New Family Dramas to Warm Up Fans". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-07-02.  ^ "K-FILM REVIEWS: 불신지옥 (Possessed)". Twitch Film. 2 October 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Kim, June (23 June 2014). "MISS GRANNY Actress, SHIM Eun-kyoung Becomes PiFan Lady". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-07-03.  ^ " Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
Sheds Inhibitions for Grandma Role". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-02-09.  ^ Song, Soon-jin (20 December 2013). "Press Conference Held for MISS GRANNY". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-02-09.  ^ "3 Young Women Show Long-Missing Movie Star Material". The Chosun Ilbo. 14 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-14.  ^ "The magic of 'Miss Granny'". Korea JoongAng Daily.  ^ a b Kwon, Ji-youn (20 March 2014). "Actor Song Kang-ho wins Chunsa award". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-04-03.  ^ a b Chung, Joo-won (27 May 2014). "Song Gang-ho, Jun Ji-hyun get top nods at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-05-28.  ^ a b Kim, June (6 October 2014). "SHIM Eun-kyung, SONG Kang-ho, HONG Sangsoo and ROARING CURRENTS Win at 23rd Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-10-09.  ^ a b "JIMFF '디렉터스 컷 어워즈' 올해의 감독에 봉준호". Newsis (in Korean).  ^ Jeon, Su-mi (29 June 2014). "Shim Eun Kyung Confirmed as Lead of Drama Nodame Cantabile". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-07-29.  ^ " Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
to Star in Korean Version of Nodame Cantabile". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-30.  ^ "심은경 "'노다메' 힘들었고, 과했고, 내 잘못이다"(인터뷰)". TV Report (in Korean).  ^ Conran, Pierce (6 March 2014). "RYU Seung-ryong Heads Voice Cast of YEON Sangho's Latest". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2015-07-30.  ^ June, Kim (31 December 2014). "Thrilling New Role for SHIM Eun-kyoung". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2017-07-09.  ^ "A different side to Shim Eun-kyung". Korea JoongAng Daily.  ^ " Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
learns the power of experience : The actress calls 'Queen of Walking' a career turning point". Korea JoongAng Daily.  ^ "지창욱-심은경 새 영화에서 호흡 맞춘다…어떤 역할?". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2017-01-06.  ^ "SHIM Eun-kyoung Joins SPECIAL CITIZEN". Korean Film Council.  ^ "LEE Seung-gi and SHIM Eun-kyoung Sing MARITAL HARMONY". Korean Film Council. 28 July 2015.  ^ "RYU Seung-ryong and SHIM Eun-kyoung Pair Up for PSYCHOKINESIS". Korean Film Council.  ^ ‘어린 이미연’ 심은경, 9월 美유학길 오른다 [Shim Eun-kyung off to study abroad in the States]. Newsen (in Korean). 30 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-23.  ^ 심은경 “서태지-이지아 딸 루머 황당, 부모님에게 죄송” (인터뷰) [ Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
speaks out against rumors that she's Lee Ji-ah's daughter]. NTN Seoul (in Korean). 26 April 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-23. [permanent dead link] ^ Park, So-jung (17 October 2011). 대종상 영화제, 류승범등 후보자 갑작스러운 제외.. 이유는?. 10Asia (in Korean). Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ a b Lee, Claire (19 October 2011). "Kim Ha-neul, Park Hae-il get top honors at Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Lee, Jin-ho (18 October 2011). "Shim Eun Kyeong Receives a Bitter Prize". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ Lee, Jin-ho (20 October 2011). "Shim Eun Kyeong Backs Down on Daejong Awards Controversy". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18.  ^ "2006 KBS Drama Awards". KBS (in Korean).  ^ Jeon, Han; Yoon, So-jung (18 July 2014). "Film festival kicks off in Bucheon". Korea.net. Retrieved 2014-07-23.  ^ "Lee Je Hoon and Shim Eun Kyung Win Awards at Jecheon International Music and Film Festival". Soompi. 

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Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actress
– Film


- (1965)* Moon Jung-suk (1966) Moon Jung-suk (1967) Moon Hee
Moon Hee
(1968) Kim Ji-mee (1969)


Yoon Jeong-hee (1970) Yoon Jeong-hee (1971) Ko Eun-ah (1972) Yoon Jeong-hee (1973) Kim Ji-mee (1974) - (1975)** Kim Ja-ok
Kim Ja-ok
(1976) Tae Hyun-sil (1977) Kim Yun-gyeong and Yoon Mi-ra (1978) Kim Ja-ok
Kim Ja-ok


Yu Ji-in (1980) Jeong Yun-hui (1981) Jeong Yun-hui (1982) Jung Young-sook (1983) Won Mi-kyung (1984) Lee Mi-sook
Lee Mi-sook
(1985) Lee Bo-hee
Lee Bo-hee
(1986) Kim Ji-mee (1987) Lee Bo-hee
Lee Bo-hee
(1988) Lee Hye-young (1989)


Chang Mi-hee
Chang Mi-hee
(1990) Lee Hye-sook (1991) Kang Soo-yeon (1992) Bae Jong-ok
Bae Jong-ok
(1993) Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil
(1994) Choi Myung-gil
Choi Myung-gil
(1995) Shim Hye-jin (1996) Shim Hye-jin (1997) Shim Eun-ha (1998) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon


Kang Soo-yeon (2000) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2001) Bae Doona
Bae Doona
(2002) Uhm Jung-hwa
Uhm Jung-hwa
(2003) Kim Ha-neul
Kim Ha-neul
(2004) Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
(2005) Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae
(2006) Yum Jung-ah
Yum Jung-ah
(2007) Kim Min-hee (2008) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin


Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
(2010) Tang Wei
Tang Wei
(2011) Uhm Jung-hwa
Uhm Jung-hwa
(2012) Kim Min-hee (2013) Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
(2014) Yum Jung-ah
Yum Jung-ah
(2015) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2016) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin

* category named Best Performance; ** no winner

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