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Pyo Ye-jin Profile and Facts

Pyo Ye-jin Profile
Pyo Ye-jin (Secret ENT)
Pyo Ye-jin (표예진) is a South Korean actress. She stars in VIP and Taxi Driver (모범택시).
[Photo: Secret ENT, 2023]

Name: Pyo Ye-jin (표예진)
Birthdate: 3 February 1992
Birthplace: Changwon, Gyeongsangnam, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Height: 164 cm (5’4″)
Weight: 46 kg
Blood Type:
Management: Secret ENT
Instagram: @yjiinp
YouTube: 표예진

Pyo Ye-jin Facts:
– Education: Baekseok Arts University (Aviation Services).
– Religion: Christian.
– MBTI: INFJ. (wavve)
– In 2011, at 19 years of age, she joined Korean Air and worked as a flight attendant for about 1 year and 6 months, resigning in mid-2013. (Hankook Ilbo, News 1)
– Although she liked the job and it was a precious time for her, she resigned because it was “stifling” and wanted to express herself, so she pursued acting. (Showbiz Korea)
– Her parents were initially opposed and anxious about the idea since being a flight attendant was a stable job. It took a few months to convince her father. (News 1, Sportschosun)
– She was a trainee under JYP.
– She wants to be an actress who is anticipated, that people will want to see her work although she admits she has to “work harder”. (ibid.)
– Pets: one male chihuahua named Pyokkom (표꼼), also called Kkomi (꼼이) or Kkom (꼼). In 2023, he is 10 years old. Due to her work, he stays with her parents and she sees him every two days. (강형욱의 보듬TV)
– She got Kkomi after she resigned as a flight attendant and worked towards becoming an actress. (ibid.)
– From 2016 to October 2022, she was under Pan Stars Company.
– She was initially considered for the role of Dr Yoo Hye-jung’s younger sister in Doctors (2016), but the production team created the role of nurse Hyun Soo-jin for her after seeing her. (Hankook Ilbo)
– She prepared for the role of Hyun Soo-jin by talking to her friend who is a nurse, visiting hospitals and reading books. (Showbiz Korea)
– For the role of Hyun Soo-jin, the director asked her to cut her hair short which she did so for the first time in eight years.
– Her favorite film is A Tale of Two Sisters (장화, 홍련).
– Although she doesn’t have an all-time favorite actor/actress, she likes Im Soo-jung in A Tale of Two Sisters and also other works so she considers Im Soo-jung a role model. (ibid.)
– In 2017, she would have wanted to play a flight attendant and would be confident in doing so. In 2023, she is still confident but would not as she has been out of the industry for years. (ibid., Wikitree)
– In June 2018, she and actor Hyun Woo started dating. (Osen)
– They broke up in November 2019. (Maeil Business)
– Regarding her looks, she is most confident about her eyes. She considers her mouth a weakness. (Hanbam)
– She says that she can’t dance. (ibid.)
– Asked if her view on marriage has changed after VIP, she answered: “In the past, I thought that if I met a good person, I would get married someday, but I think I will be a little more cautious. [laughs]” (News 1)
– In 2021, she revealed in I Live Alone that she always wanted to live alone, so she moved out of her parents’ home that year when she turned 30. (MBC)
– She lives in a small two-storey studio apartment which she keeps neat and organized.
– Her favorite spots in the apartment are the couch and table by the window.
– She likes to go to the window when she wakes up and then she cleans the place. (ibid.)
– She likes summer because of water skiing. (Vlog)
– She often cooks pastas. (Vlog)
– She likes wine. (ibid.)
– Among other things, she carries glasses, soybean milk, snacks, mints and hair pincers in her bag. (The Star)
– In January 2023, she signed with Secret ENT. (SpoTV News)
– She likes baking. (Singles Korea)
– Of all the characters she has played so far [April 2023], she is most attached to Ahn Go-eun in Taxi Driver.
– She doesn’t like exercising but tries to have a morning routine. (ibid.)
– Although she thinks she has many similarities to the character of Ahn Go-eun in Taxi Driver, she lacks her bravery and hacking skills. (Maeil Business)
– She has experienced not being paid for a small supporting role in the past. (ibid.)
– She doesn’t have clear goals for her 30s, but she wants to work steadily and be someone who can work and have good relationships. (News 1)
– In Taxi Driver, she often has to shoot alone in the van which can be lonely. (Kocowa TV)
Ideal Type: She considers Lee Je-hoon her ideal type since seeing Architecture 101 (2012). When asked on My Little Old Boy what she thinks now that she has worked with him on Taxi Driver, she answered that she “likes him more”. (SBS Catch)

Pyo Ye-jin Dramas:
I Openly Dream of Cinderella (나는 대놓고 신데렐라를 꿈꾼다) | 2024 | Shim Jae-rim
The Moon That Rises in the Day (낮에 뜨는 달) | 2023 | Kang Young-hwa
Revenant (악귀) | 2023 | guest role
Taxi Driver 2 (모범택시2) | 2023 | Ahn Go-eun
Our Blooming Youth (청춘월담) | 2023 | Jang Ga-ram
Taxi Driver (모범택시) | 2021 | Ahn Go-eun
Lovestruck in the City (도시남녀의 사랑법) | 2020 | Yoon Sun-ah
VIP | 2019 | Ohn Yoo-ri
Hotel del Luna (호텔 델루나) | 2019 | Queen in The Crowned Courtesan drama
What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (김비서가 왜 그럴까) | 2018 | Kim Ji-ah
Love Returns (미워도 사랑해) | 2017 | Gil Eun-jo
While You Were Sleeping (당신이 잠든 사이에) | 2017 | Cha Yeo-jung
Fight for My Way (쌈 마이웨이) | 2017 | Jang Ye-jin
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop (월계수 양복점 신사들) | 2016 | Lee Da-jung
Doctors (닥터스) | 2016 | Hyun Soo-jin
72 Seconds: Season 3 | 2016 web series | Café Waitress
Marriage Contract (결혼계약) | 2016 | Hyeon Ah-ra
Deux Yeoza (두여자) | 2016 web series | Yeoza 2
72 Seconds: Season 2 | 2015 web series | Girl (on lost phone)
72 Seconds | 2015 web series | Blind Date, Hairdresser
Dream Knight (드림 나이트) | 2015 | Mi Seun
Gu Family Book (구가의 서) | 2013 | Gisaeng 1
Here Comes Mr Oh (오자룡이 간다) | 2012 | Kim Eun-hee

Pyo Ye-jin Films:
Unframed – “Blue Happiness” | 2021| Buyer
Shiho (시호) | 2020 | Shi Ah
Suspicious Woman (수상한 그녀) | 2014 | Music show MC

Pyo Ye-jin Shows:
My Little Old Boy – Ep. 339 | 2023 | Special Host
Story of the Day When You Bite Your Tail: Season 3 – Ep. 2 & Ep. 69 | 2021
I Live Alone – Ep. 403 | 2021
Busted: Season 3 – Ep. 4 | 2021
Follow Me: Season 11 | 2019 | Host
Running Man – Ep. 409 | 2018

Pyo Ye-jin Music:
“A Walk” (산책) | Taxi Driver OST – 2021

Pyo Ye-jin Awards:
2019 SBS Drama Awards 2019 | Best Character Award (Actress) (VIP)
2018 Korea Drama Awards | Popular Character Award – Female (What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim)
2017 Asia Model Awards | New Star Awards
2016 Korea Cultural Entertainment Awards | New Actress (The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop)

Profile by bongjoi.

(Sources: wavve, Hankook Ilbo, News 1 22-Jun-2017, Showbiz Korea, News 1 05-Aug-2018, Sportschosun, 강형욱의 보듬TV, Wikitree, Osen, Maeil Business 27-Nov-2019, Hanbam, News 1 25-Dec-2019, MBC, Vlog 03-Aug-2020, Vlog 26-Sep-2020, The Star, SpoTV News, Singles Korea, Maeil Business 02-May-2023, News 1 16-Apr-2023, Kocowa TV, SBS Catch.)

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