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Actress Esom Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI


Esom Profile

  • Birth Name: 이소영 (Lee So Young)
  • Stage Name: Esom
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1990.01.30
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Chinese Zodiac: Horse
  • Height: 172 cm (5’64”)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: Artist Company
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Fancafe

Esom Facts & TMI

  • Esom was born and grew up in Seoul.
  • She is a Christian.
  • She is also active as a model since 2008, where she made her debut through Mnet model competition program ‘Check It Girl’.
  • Her stage name “Esom” is come from the combination of her surname Lee (pronounced as “E” in Korean), and som from the word “som-moongchi” (솜뭉치 means cotton ball). She was nicknamed Som-moongchi because of her chubby and cotton ball-like cheeks.
  • Although she debut as a model, she always wanted to be an actress.
  • From 2010 she started to appear in films and dramas.
  • She made an acting debut through the movie ‘Second Half’ in 2010.
  • In 2010, Esom acted as the female lead in her debut drama ‘White Christmas’ alongside famous model turned actors Kim Woo Bin, Kim Young Kwang, Hong Jong Hyun, and Lee Soo Hyuk.
  • She started getting recognition for her acting after starring in 2014 film ‘Scarlet Innocence’ which earned her Best New Actress Award at Director’s Cut Awards that year.
  • Esom also starred in a popular indie film ‘Microhabitat’ in 2018, the movie in general and Esom’s acting, in particular, received favorable reviews.
  • Her career increased significantly after ‘Samjin Company English Class’ became a commercial and critical hit.
  • Esom received Best Supporting Actress at Blue Dragon Awards 2021 for her portrayal of Jung Yoo Na in ‘Samjin Company English Class’.
  • Following the success of ‘Samjin Company English Class’, she returned to the small screen in 2021 as the female lead in the drama ‘Taxi Driver‘.
  • Strangely, Esom is often paired with actors that are much older than her age in previous projects (Uhm Ki Joon, Park Byun Eun, Jung Woo Sung).
  • Her hobby is mountain climbing.
  • She has a cute voice.
  • She is often compared with Michelle Pfeiffer because of her cheekbone structure and slim figure.
  • She really shaved her eyebrows to match her role Jung Yoo Na in ‘Samjin Company English Class’.


‘Second Half’ as Min Ah (2010)
‘The Last Blossom’ as Jae Young (2011)
‘Hindsight’ as Lee Eun Jung (2011)
‘Behind the Camera’ (2013)
‘The Gifted Hands’ as Seung Gi (2013)
‘The X Fingers’ (2013/ Short film)
‘Man on High Heels’ as Jang Mi (2014)
‘Santa Barbara’ as So Young (2014)
‘Scarlet Innocence’ as Deok Yi/ Yoon Se Jung (2014)
‘Like for Likes’ as Jang Na Yeon (2016)
‘The Queen of Crime’ as Kyung Jin Sook/ #402 (2016/ Cameo)
‘Warriors of the Dawn’ as Duk Yi (2017)
‘My Little Brother’ as Oh Joo Mi (2017)
‘Microhabitat’ as Mi So (2018)
‘Inseparable Bros’ as Mi Hyun (2019)
‘Samjin Company English Class’ as Jung Yoo Na (2020)
‘Single in Seoul’ as Best-selling author (2021)

TV Series

‘White Christmas’ as Yoon Eun Sung (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Ghost’ as Shin Hyo Hung (episode 1) (SBS/ 2012)
‘Because This Is My First Life’ as Woo Su Ji (tvN/ 2017)
‘The Third Charm’ as Lee Young Jae (JTBC/ 2018)
‘Save Me 2’ as Kim Young Seon (OCN/ 2019)
Taxi Driver‘ as Kang Ha Na (SBS/ 2021)

Variety Show

‘Check It Girl – Season 1’ (Mnet/ 2008)
‘Trend Report Feel – Season 5’ (Mnet/ 2010)
‘British Memories’ (Mnet/ 2013)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2019/ episode 449)
‘Yoo Hee Yeol Sketchbook’ (KBS2/ 2020/ episode 513)
‘Problem Child in House’ (KBS2/ 2020/ episode 101)
‘Tiki Taka’ (SBS/ 2021/ episode 1)


‘Wrong Number’ by TVXQ (2008)
‘Eternal Summer’ by Lee Min Ki (2009)
‘She’s Gone’ by G-Dragon (2010)
‘Cleansing Cream’ by Brown Eyed Girls (2011)
‘Day ‘n Night by Tasty (2013)

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