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Shim Eun-kyung was born on May 31, 1994. She is a South Korean actress. Shim Eun-kyung made her acting debut at age 9 in the 2004 TV series The Woman Who Wants to Marry, and subsequently made a career as one of the best child actresses of her generation. She starred in horror fairytale Hansel and Gretel, as well as TV series such as Hwang Jini, The Legend, Women of the Sun, and The Great Merchant, critics say at times even outshining her adult counterparts.
In 2011, she successfully transitioned as a lead actress via retro dramedy Sunny, which tells the story of seven women, crosscutting between their lives in the present and the experiences that first brought them together as teenagers in the 1980s. Distinguished for its period detail, witty dialogue and the performances of its ensemble cast, the film shattered the common belief that women-centered pictures can’t achieve blockbuster-level success. By appealing to a wide range of age groups, Sunny’s box office total stood at more than 7 million admissions at the end of its long run. Director Kang Hyeong-cheol described Shim as someone “who is already complete as an actress.”
Shim’s other notable roles include a girl caught amidst the Korean War in black comedy Kyung-sook, Kyung-sook’s Father (also known as My Dad Loves Trouble), a sister with seemingly supernatural abilities in Possessed, a depressive in The Quiz Show Scandal, and a court taster in Masquerade.
In the 2014 comedy Miss Granny, Shim played a woman in her 70s who miraculously finds herself back in her 20-year-old body. She said, “This film is quite close to my heart as it is the first film for me to star in not as a child actor, but as full-fledged actress.” With 8.65 million admissions, its box office success surpassed Sunny’s, proving Shim’s ability to carry a film. She also won Best Actress at the Chunsa Film Art Awards, the Baeksang Arts Awards, the Director’s Cut Awards, and the Buil Film Awards.
Shim next starred as the eccentric savant pianist heroine in Cantabile Tomorrow, a Korean drama adaptation of Japanese manga Nodame Cantabile. Her upcoming films include the animated Seoul Station directed by Yeon Sang-ho, and Marital Harmony, the second installment of the “divining art trilogy” after The Face Reader.