Shim Eun-kyung (born May 31, 1994) is a South Korean actress. She has starred in the box office hits Sunny (2011), Miss Granny (2014) and Fabricated City (2017), as well as television series Naeil's Cantabile (2014). In 2020, she became the first Korean to win the Best Actress in Japanese Academy Awards (Japan's equivalent of the Oscars).
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.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.She shot a commercial with rocker 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.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.
Movies & TV shows
2 Movies · 2 TV shows
Fictitious OL Diary
My week begins on a gloomy Monday. Although I am sleepy, I put on my make-up and go to work. The nearest subway station is where I get off the subway filled with passengers. I meet a person at the sub...
Shichinin no Hisho
7 ladies working as secretary for the top of bank, Metropolitan Government and National Police Agency are trying to help the weak in the society. They work in the shadows to help people who are suffer...
Garden of Camellias
Kinuko lives with her granddaughter Nagisa in the house she once shared with her husband and where she raised her children. On the 49th day after her husband died, the goldfish she was taking care of ...
As it did in the 1997 financial crisis, the Financial Services Commission wants to prevent another economic downturn in Korea. The Korean government has a large stake in the bank. The chief of financi...
In Hakota Yuko's delicate story of a woman's mnemonic journey, Takahata Isao's animated artistry comes to life. A 30-year-old TV commercial director is trapped in her anemic career and love relationsh...
Corporate crime, government plots and society are covered by the press. In this situation, a young female reporter on the beat goes to work on a story about a government cover up. She is talking to a ...
An ordinary guy suddenly discovers that he can use his powers to help his daughter and the people around them, but he also runs into trouble because he doesn't know how to use his powers.
The Princess and the Matchmaker
The film will follow Princess Songhwa, who doesn't want to marry one of the four men. While Seo Do-yoon is skilled at interpreting marital harmony signs, she is selected as the person to find her best...
For the first time in Korean history, the mayor of Seoul is running for a third term in office, and his entire campaign team is ready to pounce.
In the virtual game world he is the best leader, but in real life he is unemployed. The man is framed for a murder. He tries to uncover the truth with the help of a hacker.
A girl who lost her father to a serial killer is intertwined in a chaotic relationship with a detective and a murderer.
Train to Busan
Korea is in a state of emergency because of a mysterious viral outbreak. The city of Busan has successfully fended off the viral outbreak, so those on the express train have to fight for their lives.
Queen of Walking
A high school girl, Man-bok, who has to walk for four hours every day back and forth between home and her school due to a congenital motion sickness disorder, begins her training as a speed walking at...
SORI: Voice from the Heart
While searching for his missing daughter, Hae-kwan came across a satellite robot that remembers sounds from all over the world. Rejuvenated by the robot's abilities, Hae-kwan begins to track down his ...
After a while, his search leads to results because he doesn't spare any money or effort. One of his contacts claims to have located the girl. She is a sex worker in the city. He posed as a client to g...
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Musical prodigy Cha Yoo Jin dreams of conducting orchestras, but despite his ambitions and international upbringing, he's begrudgingly stuck in South Korea because of a traumatic childhood accident. C...
An unappreciated old granny magically turns 20 years old again and decides to make the most of her newfound youth.
Earth Rep Rolling Stars
A story about a group of trouble makers, who knew nothing about baseball and create a team to save the Earth from the best baseball team in the Universe, the "Devil's".
There are people in the hospital. A lawyer mourns the death of his wife, a taxi driver takes care of his grandfather with Alzheimer's, and a girl is looking for a bone marrow donor to save her mother'...
On her first day of school, Na-mi becomes a laughingstock because of her strong southern dialect. Six girls jump in to help the new kid adapt to the new environment, and the girls come to call their c...
2 Movies · 3 TV shows
Kim Nam-gil, Han Ga-in, Kim Jae-wook, Oh Yeon-soo, and Jung So-min are the stars of Bad Guy. It aired on SBS from May 26 to August 5, 2010 for 17 episodes.
Variety entertainment is gradually disappearing. It has been in charge of Sunday evenings for over a decade. Many stars and members play games together. Going around several places is what it is chara...
The Quiz Show Scandal
Four cars get into an accident on the night road and one of them ends up killing a woman. The police found a password-protected flash drive in her belongings. They work with the other drivers and some...
A serial killer case is being investigated by a detective. For the first time in his career, he puts his heart into his work but Yeong-seok, an unemployed man with natural instincts as a detective, tr...
The Great Merchant
This drama is based on a real life figure Kim Man-deuk who was living in Jeju Island. She goes through a lot of changes in her life; at first she becomes a Gisaeng but turned herself into a merchant, ...
1 Movie · 2 TV shows
Kangoku no Ohimesama
With Jung Bo-Seok playing an irresponsible, selfish prick of a father leaving his family to save his bacon during the Korean War, and super-talented Shim Eun-Kyung playing his daughter Jo Gyeongsuk, t...
When 13-year-old So-Jin disappears, her elder sister Hee-Jin returns to the apartment of their religious-maniac mother. A cop who reluctantly has to take the case seriously is confronted with more and...
1 Movie · 1 TV show
Hansel & Gretel
A girl leads Eun-soo to a house in the middle of the forest. The girl is trapped. Eun-soo was able to get out of the book. The book is about him.
This drama portrays the life of the 19th king of Goguryeo, Hwanwoong, who was sent from the heavens to make the world a better place. He falls in love with Saeoh and gives her the joojak necklace; how...
1 TV show
Hwang Jin Yi
The story of Hwang Jin Yi, the famous 16th century Gisaeng. This story is about the life of Joseon-era dancer, musician and poet, Hwang Jin Yi, who seeks perfection in her art relentlessly and the har...
Thomas Ahn Joong-Keun
Nine a.m. Ahn Jung-geun, one of the leaders of the independence movement, had shot Ito Hirobumi, the first Japanese resident general in Korea. While being questioned, he heard that Hirobumi had died. ...