Seo Ye Ji

2020 proved to be a great year for K-dramas and South Korean entertainment as a whole. Among many stellar hits, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay proved to be a huge success on Netflix.

With this, its lead actress Seo Yeji was put into the spotlight along with the other cast.

The South Korean actress caught viewers’ attention with her brilliant performance as Ko Moon-young, a young bestselling children’s book author who has a personality disorder.

Seo Yeji age
Seo Yeji rose to fame with ‘It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.’

Her performance so blew people that Mike Hale of The New York Times even called it “mesmerizing.”

True to the statement, Yeji appeared on-screen impeccably dressed all the time. So much that articles were made on her attire alone.

Thanks to the popularity of the show, Seo has piqued the interest of many. If you are one of the many, get ready to know about her life, childhood, dating, and more.

Seo Yeji: Quick Facts

Full Name Seo Ye Ji (서예지)
Birth Date April 6, 1990
Age 34 years
Birth Place Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korean
Ethnicity Asian
Education Complutense University of Madrid
Horoscope Aries
Father’s Name Unknown
Mother’s Name Unknown
Siblings An older sister
Height 5 feet 7 inches (169 cm)
Weight  48 kgs(106 lbs)
Build Slender
Profession Actress
Active years 2013-present
Marital Status Single
Net Worth  $5 million
Social Media  Instagram
Last Update  April, 2024

Who is Seo Yeji?

Seo Yeji is a young South Korean actress who gained attention in Korea and internationally with her romance drama performance, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay.

It is rewarding to see the love she is receiving as Yeji has been active since 2013.

Some of her other acclaimed works include Moorim School, Lawless Lawyer, Save Me, and more.

How old is Seo Yeji?- Age and Height

It is hard for the show’s fans and other viewers to see anyone play Moon young better than Seo Yeji. Lauded for her stellar performance, Yeji also caught the attention with her timeless beauty and impeccable fashion sense.

The South Korean actress was born on April 6, 1990, which makes her 34 years old as of now.

Hard to believe, that Yeji still looks like her in her 20s with a youthful aura. Born under the sign of Aries, she is fierce, confident, and compassionate.

Seo Yeji height
Seo Yeji wowed everyone with her ant-waist

Likewise, Seo stands at 5 feet 7 inches (169 cm) and weighs around 48 kgs (106 lbs). Her tiny waist and slender legs went viral after the show aired. Along with her, Yeji has got a petite figure and radiant skin.

Also, she looks absolutely gorgeous with her dark pair of eyes and silky long black hair. It is hard not to look at her.

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Early Life and Childhood

Talking about her childhood, Seo Yeji was born in Seoul, South Korea, to her Korean parents. She is South Korean by nationality, while her ethnicity happens to be Asian.

In Knowing Brothers, a South Korean variety show, Yeji talked about her older sister but never mentioned her name.

The same is the case with her parents as well. But it is mentioned that her family was supportive of her decision to be an actress.

As for her education, Seo attended Youngwon Middle School and Young-shin High School.

After that, she enrolled at the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, where Yeji majored in Journalism. At that time, the actress intended to pursue a career as a TV news presenter.

Is Seo Yeji in a relationship? Is she dating Kim Soo Hyun?

It is no secret that Seo Yeji and Kim Soo Hyun‘s chemistry in the show, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, was perfect.

Not only did they give stellar performances but made everyone believe the two were dating. But are they dating in real life as well?

Sadly, folks, it seems their relationship is limited to on-screen only. As the two stated in variety shows, Soo Hyun and Yeji are nothing but colleagues who care about each other.

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Seo Yeji with Kim Soo Hyun

Likewise, it is not the first time Yeji has been linked in a dating rumor with her co-stars. The same can be said about Kim Soo Hyun as well. It just proves the two are good at what they do, and that is acting.

Seo Yeji’s Early Acting Career

While growing up, Yeji never intended to be an actress but instead wanted to be a TV news reporter. But that all changed when she caught the attention of the CEO of Made in Chan Entertainment.

After much convincing, young Yeji made her entertainment industry debut in an SK Telecom advertisement.

Right after that, she was featured in the Samsung Galaxy S4‘s short film, Love. She only made her debut as an actress in the tvN sitcom Potato Star 2013QR3. The show aired from September 23, 2013, to May 15, 2014.

Similarly, she starred in the MBC historical drama, Diary of a Night Watchman as a major role.

For her performance as Park Soo-ryeon, Yeji was nominated at the 2014 MBC Drama Awards as the Best New Actress. After that, Yeji appeared in Super Daddy Yeol, Last, and the historical drama, The Throne.

Slowly gaining fame, Seo starred in Big Bang‘s Let’s Not Fall In Love music, starring opposite G-Dragon.

In 2016, she appeared on the small screen in the KBS drama Moorim School: Saga of the Brave as one of the leads. That year, she also starred in Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River and Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth. 

Not only that but in 2016, Yeji also left her management’s company after contract expiration and joined King Entertainment. 

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New Thriller Queen and Rising Fame

With new management and a new year, Seo was ready to take the industry by storm. She gained critical fame for her work in the 2017 movie, Another Way which health with the sensitive topic of suicide.

With another thriller mystery television series, Save Me, Yeji gained the nickname of “New Thriller Queen” from the K-netizens.

The following year, Yeji starred opposite Kim Jung-Hyun in the world’s 1st 4DX VR movie, Stay With Me.

Then Yeji strutted on-screen as a lawyer in the tvN drama Lawless Lawyer right alongside Lee Jon-gi. The show was a commercial hit and became one of the most highly-rated Korean dramas in cable television history.

Similarly, the National Police Agency appointed Yeji as an honorary police officer. Off with a good start, Yeji then starred in Warning: Do Not Play and By Quantum Physics: A Nightlife Venture.

In early 2020, Seo signed with Gold Medalist and other actors, Kim Soo-Hyun and Kim Sae-Ron.

However, there is no doubt that It’s Okay to Not Be Okay is her most successful drama yet. Starring opposite Kim Soo-Hyun, the drama quickly rose to fame upon its release.

Not to mention, Yeji’s on-screen avatar and her fashion also circulated online like a wildfire. As of now, it is one of the most-watched and best Korean dramas of 2020.

Net Worth and Income

Life has a way of going to unpredictable places and doing things. Yeji never planned to be an actress but is now one of the most successful ones in the South Korean industry.

Thanks to her rising fame and acclaimed shows, Seo has garnered a hefty net worth of $5 million.

It is also mentioned that Yeji earned around $2.3 million for starring in the hit series, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay. Also, considering the success it is having overseas, we are sure the actress will get her fair share.

Likewise, Yeji has advertised for various brands and appeared in numerous magazines, further elevating her status as an actress.

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Does Seo Yeji have Instagram?

As a matter of fact, Seo Yeji does have Instagram. You can follow her on the link below.

Instagram–  1.3 million Followers

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