Kim Hee Sun

Kim Hee Sun is a South Korean actress from Seoul who has been acting in Korean TV dramas and films for over a decade.

Kim debuted on TV as a year 11 student and later majored in Drama at Chung-Ang University. Since then she has acted in many TV dramas, becoming well known in South Korea.

In recent years, Kim has also gradually built up a career in film, beginning in 1997 with Repechage opposite Jang Dong-gun. Director Lee Kwang-hoon subsequently put her in his next film, Ghost in Love in 1999. Kim's most high-profile role to date has been in the big-budget martial arts fantasy Bichunmoo, shot in China and released in the summer of 2000. She played the daughter of a Mongolian general in love with her childhood sweetheart. Although criticised for her acting in the film, it gave her more local and international exposure than any of her other films. The film cemented her position as one of Korea's leading actress not only in her home country, but also in mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan and throughout South-east Asia.

In late 2001, Kim took on a completely different kind of role, cutting her hair short and starring as an animator in Wanee and Junah. Although her acting in this film drew a favorable response from critics, the film itself was a flop at the box office. Kim is currently living in Seoul and is still popular as a model and presenter. She is renowned within the industry for her longevity as an actress. In 2003 she co-starred with Shin Ha-kyun in the film A Man Who Went to Mars by Kim Jung-kwon, the director of Ditto. She is popularly known as the "first beauty of South Korea". In 2005, she starred alongside Jackie Chan as a Korean Princess in The Myth. During this film she learned to speak Mandarin.

Through acting and promotional work (such as for Samsung), Kim now has an income of some USD 7 million. It is rumored that her next move will be to try to break into the Japanese market.

Drama & Films

Drama

Year
Title
#
Role
Rating
2017
20
Woo Ah Jin Main Role
8.6
2016
62
Princess Consort Lian Ji / "Lotus" [Ying Kong Shi mother, ice family, mermaid family] Supporting Role
7.6
2015
16
Jo Kang Ja / Jo Bang Wool Main Role
8.5
2014
50
Cha Hae Won Main Role
7.5
2012
24
Doctor Yoo Eun Soo Main Role
8.2
2006
16
Oh Dan Hui Main Role
6.7
2005
20
Park Hye In Main Role
7.9
2003
16
Ha Min Kyung Main Role
6.7
1999
16
Suh Yeon Joo Main Role
6.2
1999
16
Lee Han Yi Main Role
6.4
1998
16
Dr. Han Soo Yeon Main Role
6.9
1998
18
Hae-won Han Main Role
7.0
1998
16
Han Suh Hee Main Role
6.8
1997
22
Kim Doo Na (younger sister) Main Role
6.8
1997
14
Kim Yu Ra Main Role
7.1
1996
48
So Woon Ha Main Role
7.8
1995
83
Kim Soo Kyung Supporting Role
6.0
1995
20
Lee Yeon Hwa Main Role
9.0
1993
70
Unknown Role
N/A

Films

Year
Title
Role
Rating
2011
Pang Fei Main Role
7.5
2005
Ok-soo Main Role
7.6
2003
So Hie Main Role
6.5
2001
Wanee Main Role
6.7
2000
Sullie Main Role
7.3
1999
Jin Chae-byul Main Role
6.7
1999
Ji Hee Main Role
7.2
1997
Eun-Hae Main Role
6.3
1992
Guest Role
N/A

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    Otps4Life 4 days ago

    Loved her in Faith*-* She's so gorgeous

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    XingBack 7 days ago

    I love her! she's my favorite actress!!

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    Shay May 31, 2017

    how.....how is this woman 40??

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    Mitsuki Mar 4, 2017

    OMG So pretty :(

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    katrina21 Feb 25, 2017

    happy birthday unni :D

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    Sharn Dec 28, 2016

    That picture is so pretty. Bless whoever changed it

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    Lilian Kuan Jul 29, 2016

    She always a beautiful lady. Wish to see her soon in another new drama, please!

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    ParkShinHyeILY Jul 17, 2016

    Beautiful! Love her acting<3 Never would've though she would be 39 :O

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    Soojin Lee Jul 11, 2016

    I can't believe she's 39

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    Furti Feb 26, 2016

    생일 축하해요 언니 ..:)

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    katrina21 Feb 25, 2016

    happy birthday unni :D

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    Mary28 Jan 2, 2016

    she's so gorgeous it's like she doesn't age

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    Shana Oct 14, 2015 - edited

    I loved her in angry mum! So badassss xD

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    Lunacordelia Aug 29, 2015

    I want a new drama with her in it please!!! :')

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    iamsarah May 18, 2015

    I love her especially as bang wool and when she swears I love her acting so real.

Details

  • Name:

    Kim Hee Sun
  • Native name:

    김희선
  • Also Known as:

    Kim Hee Seon; Kim Hee-sun
  • Nationality:

    South Korean
  • Gender:

    Female
  • Born:

    June 11, 1977
  • Age:

    40

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