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Eun-Kyung Shin

Highest Rated:   54% Uzumaki (2002)
Lowest Rated:   54% Uzumaki (2002)
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Birthplace:   Seoul, South Korea
Shin Eun-kyung (b. February 15, 1973) made her television debut in 1986 on KBS TV. Throughout the late eighties and early nineties she acted in a great number of TV dramas and films, garnering fame for her warm screen presence. In 1997, however, she took on her most daring role as a prostitute in veteran director Im Kwon-taek's Downfallen. The film was a box-office success, leading her to star status. In 1999 she starred in two films, including the Korean-Japanese coproduction of The Ring Virus, based on the novel by Suzuki Kozi. Her success in this role led to her being cast in a small role for a Japanese film, Uzumaki, directed by a man who calls himself Mr. Higuchinsky. Around this time Shin was also working as an MC for a television game show. In 2002 Shin starred in her most famous role as a female gang boss in My Wife is a Gangster. The film drew more than 5 million spectators and became a strong hit throughout Asia. This would eventually lead to the far-less successful sequel My Wife Is a Gangster 2, in which her character gets hit in the head, suffers from amnesia, and gets a job in a Chinese restaurant. Other roles Shin starred in around this time were as a detective in Out of Justice, as a "couple manager" in the romantic comedy A Perfect Match, and as a naval officer in the box office bomb Blue. Shin was married in 2004 and subsequently had a baby. She returned to acting in 2005, and is currently scheduled to appear in three upcoming films.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Yu-wol-ui il-gi (Diary of June)
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Jopok Manura 2: Dolaon Jeonseol
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Joheun saram isseumyeon sogae shikeojwo (A Perfect Match) (Romantic Comedy)
  • Actor
2002
54% Uzumaki
  • Actor
2002
No Score Yet Jopog Manura, (My Wife is a Gangster)
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet This Is Law
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Ring Virus
  • Sun-ju
1999
No Score Yet Chang
  • Actor
1997

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