Kang Soo Yeon

Soo Yeon Kang

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  • First Name: Soo Yeon
  • Family Name: Kang
  • Native name: 강수연
  • Also Known as: Kang Su Yeon
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 18, 1966
  • Age: 52

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Soo Yeon Kang

Kang Soo Yeon

  • Name: Kang Soo Yeon
  • Native name: 강수연
  • Also Known as: Kang Su Yeon
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Female
  • Born: August 18, 1966
  • Age: 52
Kang made her acting debut as a child actor in the 1970s. She acted in a number of low profile movies before making a breakthrough performance in the Im Kwon-taek directed 1986 movie, The Surrogate Woman for which she was honored with the Volpi Cup Best Actress award at the 1987 Venice International Film Festival and Best Actress Award at the Nantes International Film Festival. This was the first time a Korean actor has been given the award at the major film festival and at the time people did not even know that South Korea has a film industry. Two years later, she again took the limelight by winning the Best Actress award at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in the Im Kwon-taek directed 1989 Buddhist theme movie, Come, Come, Come Upward. In the film, Kang played the role of Sun Nyog, a young student who sought refuge in the monastery to escape from her troubled home and study to become a nun, and later fell in love with the person who tried to take away her modesty. Kang actually got her head shaved on-screen in the scene when Sun Nyog became a nun. In the same year, she was invited to serve as a juror in the Tokyo International Film Festival. In 1991 she was a member of the jury at the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.
In the 1990s, Kang appeared in a number of movies, the best known of which are Jang Sun-woo's acclaimed Road to the Racetrack which won her the Chunsa Film Art Awards andBlue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress, the box office hit movie titled That Woman, That Man by Kim Ui-seok, Lee Myung-se's film about adultery titled Their Last Love Affairand Im Sang-soo's debut film Girls Night Out. By the end of the 90s, she had acted in 32 movies and after her movie Rainbow Trout was released in 1999 winning her thePaeksang Arts Awards for Best Actress, she cut down her work in movies and took to acting in TV drama. Kang was invited to be a juror in the 5th Pusan International Film Festival in the year 2000.
In 2001, Kang starred in the popular 150 episodes TV Drama aired on SBS TV titled Ladies of the Palace (Yeo-in Cheon-ha). The TV drama managed to garner her new visibility among mainstream audiences. Her performance in the TV Drama as Jung Nan-jung enabled her to win the Performance Award awarded by SBS TV. After a brief hiatus from the movie scene, she make her comeback in the movie The Circle playing the role of an attorney. Kang has since then appeared in another movie titled Hanbando in 2006. In 2007, she make another foray into mainstream TV after a gap of six years by acting in the MBC TV Drama by the name of Moonhee. In the TV Drama, she played the role of a woman who is forced to leave her child she had when she was only eighteen and thus the TV Drama seeks to portray the travails of the woman's life.
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Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2001 Ladies of the Palace
Korean Drama, 2001, 151 eps
Jeong Nan-Jung (Unknown)
151
Jeong Nan-Jung
Unknown
8.7
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2013 Jury
Korean Movie, 2013,
Soo Yeon (Main Role)
Soo Yeon
Main Role
9.0
2012 Ari Ari the Korean Cinema
Korean Movie, 2012,
Herself (Support Role)
Herself
Support Role
8.3
2011 Scooping Up the Moonlight
Korean Movie, 2011,
Ji Won (Main Role)
Ji Won
Main Role
5.0
2007 With a Girl of Black Soil
Korean Movie, 2007,
Geomen tangyi (Unknown)
Geomen tangyi
Unknown
7.3
2006 Hanbando
Korean Movie, 2006,
Queen Myeong Seong (Support Role)
Queen Myeong Seong
Support Role
7.1
2003 The Circle
Korean Movie, 2003,
Oh Hyeon Ju / San Heung #1 (Main Role)
Oh Hyeon Ju / San Heung #1
Main Role
7.8
1999 Rainbow Trout
Korean Movie, 1999,
Jeong Hwa (Main Role)
Jeong Hwa
Main Role
8.5
1998 Girls' Night Out
Korean Movie, 1998,
Ho Jung (Main Role)
Ho Jung
Main Role
8.2
1997 Deep Blue
Korean Movie, 1997,
On Eun Suh (Main Role)
On Eun Suh
Main Role
7.0
1997 Blackjack
Korean Movie, 1997,
Jang Eun Yeon (Main Role)
Jang Eun Yeon
Main Role
0.0
1996 Their Last Love Affair
Korean Movie, 1996,
Young Hee (Main Role)
Young Hee
Main Role
0.0
1995 Go Alone Like A Rhino's Horn
Korean Movie, 1995,
Hye Wan (Main Role)
Hye Wan
Main Role
0.0
1992 Blue in You
Korean Movie, 1992,
Yoo Im (Main Role)
Yoo Im
Main Role
0.0
1991 The Road to the Racetrack
Korean Movie, 1991,
"J" (Main Role)
"J"
Main Role
6.0
1990 All That Falls Has Wings
Korean Movie, 1990,
Yoon Joo (Main Role)
Yoon Joo
Main Role
8.5
1989 Come, Come, Come Upwards!
Korean Movie, 1989,
(Unknown)
Unknown
6.5
1988 Miri, Mari, Wuri, Duri
Korean Movie, 1988,
Wuri (Main Role)
Wuri
Main Role
0.0
1987 Springtime of Mi Mi and Cheol Su
Korean Movie, 1987,
Mi Mi (Main Role)
Mi Mi
Main Role
0.0
1987 Dyo Hwa
Korean Movie, 1987,
Dyo Hwa (Main Role)
Dyo Hwa
Main Role
0.0
1987 The Surrogate Woman
Korean Movie, 1987,
Ok Nyo (Main Role)
Ok Nyo
Main Role
6.9
1987 Potato
Korean Movie, 1987,
(Unknown)
Unknown
0.0
1985 Whale Hunter 2
Korean Movie, 1985,
Young-hee (Main Role)
Young-hee
Main Role
0.0
1977 Three Stars
Korean Movie, 1977,
(Main Role)
Main Role
6.0
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