Yang Se-jong (born Temperature of Love which won him three Best New Actor awards at the SBS Drama Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, and the 6th APAN Star Awards. His other works included Dr. Romantic (2016), Duel (2017), Still 17 (2018) & My Country: The New Age (2019).December 23, 1992) is a South Korean actor and model. Yang became well known when he starred as a young chef in the 2017 romance drama
|Education||Korea National University of Arts|
|Revised Romanization||Yang Se-jong|
Early life and education
Yang was born on December 23, 1992 in Anyang, Gyeonggi. In his first two years of high school, Yang worked at a book and DVD rental store as a part-time job. While in his second year of high school, Yang began to dream of becoming an actor after watching school plays with his friends. Before choosing acting as his career, Yang participated in Taekwondo competitions and received a scholarship from The Samsung Foundation to attend a sports university which he turned down to focus on acting lesson. He worked as a fashion model in 2011 for a short period. In 2012, Yang enrolled in Korea National University of Arts, majoring in Theater and Film.
After a month of finishing filming for Saimdang, Memoir of Colors, Yang auditioned for Dr. Romantic and got cast in the hit medical drama, which marked his acting debut. He attracted attention after playing the role of Yoo Yeon-seok's rival.
In January 2017, Yang played the roles of young Song Seung-heon and Lee Young-ae's assistant in SBS's historical drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors. The same year, he starred in OCN's sci-fi thriller Duel, gaining praise for his portrayal of three different characters. He then starred in the romance series Temperature of Love by Ha Myung-hee, which won him the Best New Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards, 54th Baeksang Arts Awards and the 6th APAN Star Awards. Following his acting roles, Yang experienced a rise in popularity and was labeled "monster rookie" by the press. Yang was included in the 2017 Forbes Korea 2030 Power Leaders List placing fourth for his outstanding performance starring in four dramas in the first year of his acting career.
In 2018, Yang was cast in the romance comedy drama Still 17, playing the role of a stage designer who suffers a trauma at the age of seventeen. Yang won the Excellence Award at the SBS Drama Awards for his performance.
In 2019, Yang joined tvN reality show Coffee Friends, a project to raise awareness toward giving and aiding others, small amounts at a time. In the same year, he starred in the historical action drama My Country.
|2013||The Voice From Inside||Short film|||
|Things We Don’t Know||Short film|
|2016–2017||Dr. Romantic||SBS||Do In-beom|||
|2017||Saimdang, Memoir of Colors||young Lee Gyum / Han Sang-hyun|||
|Duel||OCN||Sung-joon / Sung-hoon / Yong-sup|||
|Temperature of Love||SBS||On Jung-seon|||
|2018||Still 17||Gong Woo-jin|||
|2019||My Country: The New Age||JTBC||Seo Hwi|||
|2020||Dr. Romantic 2||SBS||Do In-beom||Cameo (Episode 10,14–15)|||
|2019||Coffee Friends||tvN||Cast member||with Son Ho-jun Yoo Yeon-seok and Choi Ji-woo|||
|2014||Time to go to school, Alice||Seoul Fringe Festival|||
Awards and nominations
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|APAN Star Awards||2018||Best New Actor||Temperature of Love||Won|||
|Asia Artist Awards||2020||Popularity Award (Actor)||Yang Se-jong||Nominated|||
|Baeksang Arts Awards||2018||Best New Actor – Television||Temperature of Love||Won|||
|SBS Drama Awards||2017||Best New Actor||Won|||
|Best Couple Award||Yang Se-jong with Seo Hyun-jin
Temperature of Love
|2018||Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Still 17||Won|||
|Soompi Awards||2018||Breakout Actor Award||Temperature of Love||Nominated|
|The Seoul Awards||2017||Best New Actor (Drama)||Saimdang, Memoir of Colors||Nominated|||
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