Eun Sook Kim

Kim Eun Sook

  • Name: Kim Eun Sook
  • Native name: 김은숙
  • Also Known as: Kim Eun Suk
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: 1973
  • Age: 51
Kim Eun Sook, born in Gangneung of Gangwon-do, is a South Korean screenwriter. She graduated from the department of creative writing of Seoul Institute of Arts with a professional bachelor's degree.

Kim first gained attention when her TV drama "Lovers in Paris" became a major hit in the summer of 2004, with viewership ratings averaging 41.3% and a peak of 57.6% (#11 highest rated of all time). Her trademark is slick and glossy romantic comedies with fast-flying banter. Some critics have opined that Kim writes shallow characters, and she is as polarizing as she is successful. But not only do most of her dramas appeal to a wide age range of viewers and receive high ratings, but they often have that extra element that makes them pop-culture buzz projects, whether it's due to a particularly catchy line of dialogue or a recurring joke.

Her "Lovers in Paris" won the "Writer's Special Award" at SBS 2004 4th Quarter Special Award Ceremony and also the "2005 TV Drama Award" at the 41st Baeksang Arts Awards. In 2009, her work "City Hall" won the "Special Prize" at SBS 2009 First Half Best Picture and Special Award Ceremony.

In 2011, her hit romance TV drama "Secret Garden" won five awards, including "TV Drama Award" at the 47th Baeksang Arts Awards, "Special Prize" at SBS 2011 First Half Best Picture and Special Award Ceremony, "Hallyu Special Award - Writer Award (Outstanding Korean Screenwriter)" at the 6th Seoul International Drama Awards, "Writer Award" at the 4th Korea Drama Awards, and the "Prime Minister's Commendation Grand Prize Writer" at the Korea Contents Awards Broadcasting Video Grand Prix.

In 2012, Kim won the "Lifetime Achievement Award" at the SBS Drama Awards for her "A Gentleman's Dignity". In 2016, she won the "KBS Drama Writer Award (Best Screenplay)" and the "Presidential Citation Award" at the 7th Republic of Korea Popular Culture and Arts Awards for "Descendants of the Sun". This drama also won for her the "2017 TV Writer Award" at the 29th Korea PD Awards. In the same year, she won the "TV Category Grand Prize" at the 53rd Baeksang Arts Awards for "Goblin".

She is married to Choi Sang Hyeon and they have a daughter Choi Min Ji. Edit Biography
Screenwriter
Year Title Type Rating
TBA Gui Guai: Gu Dan You Can Lan De Shen
Drama
0.0
2024 Everything Will Come True
Drama
0.0
2023 The Glory Part 2
Drama
9.0
2022 The Glory
Drama
8.9
2020 The King: Eternal Monarch
Drama
8.1
2018 Mr. Sunshine
Drama
8.9
2016 Goblin
Drama
8.8
2016 Descendants of the Sun
Drama
8.6
2013 The Heirs
Drama
7.6
2012 A Gentleman's Dignity
Drama
8.2
2010 Secret Garden
Drama
8.2
2009 City Hall
Drama
7.9
2008 On Air
Drama
7.4
2006 Lovers
Drama
7.5
2006 Fly High
Movie
7.2
2005 Lovers in Prague
Drama
7.1
2004 Lovers in Paris
Drama
7.4
2003 South of the Sun
Drama
7.6
Executive Producer
Year Title Type Rating
2021 Scripting Your Destiny
Drama
7.9
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
1994 M
Korean Drama, 1994, 10 eps
Park Soo kyung [Park Ma Ri's older sister] (Support Role)
10
Park Soo kyung [Park Ma Ri's older sister]
Support Role
6.9
Articles
Screenwriter-Director Pairings: Kim Eun and Ahn Pan Seok
Editorials - Jul 15, 2023

Screenwriter-Director Pairings, focusing on Kim Eun and Ahn Pan Seok, the duo behind Something in the Rain and One Spring Night.

Cha Joo Young from the “The Glory” Takes on the Title Role in “Queen Wongyeong”!
News - May 9, 2023

Actress Cha Joo Young, who gained attention through 'Stewardess Hye Jeong,' is taking on the challenge of a title role soon after 'The Glory.'

Winners of 59th Baeksang Arts Awards Announced!
News - Apr 29, 2023

Check out the winners of Best Drama, Best Actor, Best Actress, and more award categories of the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards.

The List of K-dramas and K-movies Nominated for the 59th Baeksang Arts Awards Announced
News - Apr 7, 2023

Check out which K-dramas, K-movies, K-actors, and K-actresses made it to the list of nominees.

Netflix releases a special trailer for the upcoming "The Glory Season 2"
News - Jan 23, 2023

The second part of "The Glory" is coming very soon.

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  • First Name: Eun Sook
  • Family Name: Kim
  • Native name: 김은숙
  • Also Known as: Kim Eun Suk
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: 1973
  • Age: 51

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