Single’s Inferno 2 contestant Lee So E finally went to Paradise in Episode 7, thanks to Kim Se Jun.
While a few netizens thought they had recognized So E in a couple of K-Dramas, it was confirmed that she is an actress during a visit to Paradise recently. The 23-year-old is a Theatre and Film Major at Hanyang University, focusing on acting.
Reportedly, the university senior So E signed with acting house Saram Entertainment, which is home to veteran star actors such as Cho Jin Woong, Lee Ha Nee, Jung Ho Yeon, and Byun Yo Han.
As previously mentioned, some have spotted her in K-Dramas besides just the Korean reality dating show Single’s Inferno. So, here are all the K-Dramas Lee So E has appeared in so far…
1. The Glory
If you’ve been watching Netflix‘s latest hit thriller, The Glory, you might have seen So E!
A high school student dreamed of one day working as an architect. She became a victim of high school violence perpetrated by her fellow students. She dropped out of high school because of the bullying. She then planned revenge on her tormentors and also the bystanders who did nothing.
That student is now an adult. She has waited for the leader of her tormentors to get married and have a child. That child is now an elementary school student. The women who was once a victim of school violence, is now the homeroom teacher of her tormentor’s child. Her cruel revenge plot begins in earnest.
The drama focuses on Moon Dong Eun (Song Hye Kyo), who seeks revenge after previously being bullied during school. So E’s role was small but pivotal. In Episode 4, viewers discover the bullying victim before Dong Eun was Yoon So Hee, played by Lee So E.
2. The First Responders
Lee So E also appeared in SBS‘s ongoing action K-Drama The First Responders, which premiered in 2022. It is also available to watch in select regions via Disney+.
Employees at a police station and a fire station work together to solve cases.
Jin Ho-Gae (Kim Rae-Won) works as a detective. He does his job well. He isn’t friendly when he talks to people, but he solves cases with his excellent ability to grasp crimes scenes, read a criminal’s mind and having a strong will to win.
Bong Do-Jin (Son Ho-Jun) works as a firefighter. He is enthusiastic with his work. He seems cold to people, but he is nice to those around him and he takes good care of victims. He rushes to fire sites without a moment of hesitation. Song Seol (Gong Seung-Yeon) works as a paramedic. She has a warm heart.
Lee So E had a guest role as Kim Hyun Seo in Episode 10. She portrayed a high school girl that went missing.
Lee So E was even in JTBC‘s 2021 melodrama Snowdrop, starring BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo and Jung Hae In.
Set in 1987, when South Korea was governed by a dictatorial government.
Graduate student Lim Soo-Ho (Jung Hae-In) is covered in blood and he jumps into the female dormitory at Hosu Women’s University. Eun Yeong-Ro (Kim Ji-Soo) finds him and helps to hide him. They develop a romantic relationship.
Lim Soo-Ho is graduate student at a prestigious university. He is Korean-German. He has charisma and he is also mysterious.
Eun Yeong-Ro is in the first grade of Hosu Women’s University. She is a major in English literature. She first met Im Soo-Ho on a blind date and fell in love with him at first sight.
Gye Bun-Ok (Kim Hye-Yoon) gave up entering university due to her poor family background. She now works as a telephone operator at a women’s dormitory. Pretending to be a university student, she attends a blind date with Eun Young-Ro. Gye Bun-Ok later gets involved in a case.
Lee Gang-Mu (Jang Seung-Jo) is the leader of team 1 at NSP (National Security Planning). He is a man of principle, who doesn’t compromise in any situation.
If you watch Episode 9, you might notice Lee So E among the hostages.
4. Abba Father (2019)
Lee So E starred as Kyung Ah in the 2019 film Abba Father. Her character “is forced to believe in the wrong religion by her mother.”
While the credit could not be confirmed, netizens believe they spotted Lee So E in another Netflix K-Drama, Hellbound.
People hear predictions on when they will die. When that time comes, a death angel appears in front of them and kills them.
Jung Jin-Soo (Yoo Ah-In) is the head of new religion Saejinrihwe. He speaks about the phenomenon when death angels from Hell come and states it’s a revelation from God. Jung Jin-Soo has intense charisma and a mysterious aspect.
Bae Young-Jae (Park Jung-Min) is a PD for a broadcasting station. He tries to dig out the truth about religious group Saejinrihwe.
Min Hey-Jin (Kim Hyun-Joo) is a lawyer. She stands up against the group “Hwasalchok” (‘Arrowhead’), which consists of people who blindly follow Saejinrihwe.
Song So-Hyun (Won Jin-A) is Bae Young-Jae’s wife. She collapses in emotional pain, which she can not deal with.
Jin Kyung-Hoon (Yang Ik-June) is a detective and investigates cases involving the appearance of angels of deaths.
Considering she has worked on a couple of Netflix series, it seems probable. You can check out the first five minutes of Hellbound for yourself to see if the girl in the café is So E.
While Lee So E has only appeared in a few K-Dramas and many roles were small, all were very emotional and impactful. This is only the beginning for her; we can’t wait to see her next role.
Hellbound was added to the list shortly after a viral video.