Goo Hye Sun

Ku Hye Sun is a South Korean popular actress who gained fame in the hit drama, Pure in Heart. She is well-known for portraying Geum Jan Di in KBS2 drama, Boys Over Flowers with actors Lee Min Ho, Kim Hyun Joong, Kim Bum, and Kim Joon, as well as other films she did.



Originally supposed to debut as a singer under her label YG Entertainment instead of an actress. She sang Saranga which became the title song of the drama Pure in Heart, and Shim Soo Bong's I Don't Know Anything But Love in Boys Over Flowers. She also did a duet of Kim Gun Mo's song Rain Falls on a Sleepless Night with Big Bang member Seungri on the talk show Peppermint on March 7, 2009. She revealed that she was supposed to debut with 2NE1 as a 3 member girl group with Park Bom and Sandara Park.

She held her first art exhibition Tango at Seoul Museum of Art from July 1 to 7 in 2009. According to the news of YG company, the exhibition attracted about 10,000 visitors. Her 50 pieces of work were designed and illustrated for her novel Tango as some were created even when she was filming Boys Over Flowers overseas. Meanwhile, She released her novel, Tango (탱고), on her art exhibition. The book received many good reviews for her well structured sentences and flowery diction. This book was a bestseller while it was released, selling 30,000 copies within a week. She also illustrated the cover of Gummy's album.

Ku even made her official debut as a director through her short film A Pleasant Helper at the 13th annual Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival on July 16, 2009.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2015
20
Yoo Ri Ta Main Role
7.3
2014
20
Yoon Soo Wan Main Role
7.6
2014
2
Main Role
10
2012
13
Guan Xiao Fei Main Role
6.9
2012
20
Han Da Jin Main Role
6.8
2011
15
Go Eun Bi Main Role
6.5
2009
25
Geum Jan Di Main Role
8.1
2008
20
Yoon So Yoon Main Role
6.7
2007
63
Yoon So Hwa Main Role
7.4
2006
167
Yang Guk Hwa Main Role
7.3
2005
55
Eun Jin Supporting Role
7.9
2004
257
Herself Main Role
8.1

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2014
San-Yi Main Role
10
2012
Main Role
6.6
2010
Unknown Role
7.1

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    claudya87 4 days ago

    I don't want to sound cruel but I'll be a villain anyway. She's a pretty woman but acting is not for her. Or music. Or painting. Sometimes having many skills doesn't automatically make you good at them. You should stick to one and be the best at it. I'll explain how I see it :

    ACTING - It seems she's getting worse at acting..I keep saying this year after year..she should really stop..she's getting so much backlash these days..Her acting is so awkward that it hurts watching her. Trying another approach is a good thing, but exaggerating was never the best of choices. We all know that it can become tiresome watching an annoying actress. At least she made my least favorite list.

    MUSIC - When it comes to music she's not the best singer but she has a sweet voice, perfect for ballads. She's not the best, not the worst..she should find songs that fit her voice more.

    ART - Her paintings are somehow interesting..She has a flavor to them..the style is somehow fresh and unconventional. There are many people who enjoy modern styles of painting/drawing. She's no Picasso but she could still sell some of them.

    Maybe she's good at her other skills but with the ones mentioned above..she didn't convince me. From my point of view I would say that she's testing the waters to see what's best for her..but I could be wrong. After all she said so herself that “There is no such thing as a perfect person in this world. We all must become the main characters or the stars of our lives. We are all different and start differently. But from whatever is our circumstances, it is very important that we find the opportunities to try out what we want to do.” This being said :

    DIRECTING - I heard that her debut as a director with the movie The Peach Tree was a flop with only 30,000* tickets. I haven't seen the movie yet so I can't pronounce myself about it. As far as I can understand, not everybody liked the indie-felt movie. I don't know if I wish to see it either as I'm not really a fan of the synopsis. Maybe it's good, maybe it's bad..those who saw it should talk about it. I do appreciate her courage for trying the field.

    NOVELS - I love books and after reading a review for Tango I became interested in it (always a fan of contrasting characters, it also has a decent rating on goodreads and it seems it sold 30.000* copies in a week). I'll state my opinion after reading it. Peach tree - still not interested in the plot.

    *Random curiosity. What's with the number 30,000? 30,000 tickets, 30,000 copies..is that the exact number of her Korean fanclub members ? It's quite amusing.

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    jenikime 6 days ago

    I honestly didn't recognize her in Blood! I haven't seen any of her work since BOF. Wow.

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    Luly 9 days ago

    Don't know why people hate her.. she's not my favorite, but she's not a bad actress

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    moonmystery 9 days ago

    This girl seems to be multi-talented, but her acting is very questionable in Blood, Boys Over Flowers, Absolute Boyfriend, and King and I. :-(

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    joy_drama78 10 days ago

    So excited to see how Koo's performance in "Blood" will develop! For the people who say she cant act ... umm have you seen this chick's movies?? This girl can and will prove all of her haters wrong. :)

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    Lin 10 days ago

    #BLOOD she's totally different here.. she's portraying a spoiled /funnysurgeon. her acting was really cute.. I hope to see more of Ku Hye Sun.. excited for next episode, hope KBS2TV will make it at least 3x a week.. Ku Hye Sun you're such a talented korean actress and really beautiful..

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    Joowonholic 22 days ago

    she became an amazing actress in angel eyes. I almost couldn't believe she's the same person who portrays as jandi in BOF. What a great improvement. Keep it up unnie!

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      fun_fun 12 days ago

      but she is the same person who played as jandi in blood....I don't know why directors give her a main role...she really can't act....

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      Eos 12 days ago

      Yes she is very amazing I like her more than I used to like her in BOF when I watched Angel Eyes =D

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    Woerr Jan 19, 2015

    She's really amazing. She's an actress, writer, songwriter, composter, singer, movie director and painter. She's really talanted! Hope to see more from her soon^^

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    Gafar Valentina Jan 11, 2015

    love unnie so much

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    chante Dec 27, 2014

    She showed a totally different skill of acting in Angel Eyes. Good job

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    katrina21 Nov 9, 2014

    happy birthday unni :D

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    Unni happy birthday!! :D

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    esther Aug 21, 2014

    wow! you are a born to it kind of actress keep it up love your roles so much

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    Great job on Angel Eyes - first time I've liked your acting - keep up the good work - Hwaiting!

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      Mo-chan Sep 23, 2014

      I hate her acting so I was quite reticent regarding Angel Eyes, even though I'm a Seungri big fan!! Well I'll give it a try then :)

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    ibeawuchi judith Jun 3, 2014

    You are wonderful my dear, keep it up

Details

  • Name:

    Goo Hye Sun
  • Native name:

    구혜선
  • Also Known as:

    Koo Hye Sun; Gu Hye Seon; Ku Hye Sun;
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    November 9, 1984
  • Age:

    30