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Kim Hee Sun

Hee Sun Kim

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  • 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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Hee Sun Kim

Hee Sun Kim

  • 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
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.
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2011 The Warring States
Chinese Movie, 2011,
Pang Fei (Main Role)
Pang Fei
Main Role
7.5
2005 The Myth
Hong Kong Movie, 2005,
Ok-soo (Main Role)
Ok-soo
Main Role
7.7
2003 A Man Who Went to Mars
Korean Movie, 2003,
So Hie (Main Role)
So Hie
Main Role
6.4
2001 Wanee and Junah
Korean Movie, 2001,
Wanee (Main Role)
Wanee
Main Role
6.8
2000 Bichunmoo
Korean Movie, 2000,
Sullie (Main Role)
Sullie
Main Role
7.3
1999 Ghost in Love
Korean Movie, 1999,
Jin Chae-byul (Main Role)
Jin Chae-byul
Main Role
6.8
1999 Calla
Korean Movie, 1999,
Ji Hee (Main Role)
Ji Hee
Main Role
7.3
1997 Repechage
Korean Movie, 1997,
Eun-Hae (Main Role)
Eun-Hae
Main Role
6.3
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Woman of Dignity
Korean Drama, 2017, 20 eps
Woo Ah Jin (Main Role)
20
Woo Ah Jin
Main Role
8.5
2016 Ice Fantasy
Chinese Drama, 2016, 62 eps
Princess Consort Lian Ji / "Lotus" [Ying Kong Shi mother, ice family, mermaid family] (Support Role)
62
Princess Consort Lian Ji / "Lotus" [Ying Kong Shi mother, ice family, mermaid family]
Support Role
7.6
2015 Angry Mom
Korean Drama, 2015, 16 eps
Jo Kang Ja / Jo Bang Wool (Main Role)
16
Jo Kang Ja / Jo Bang Wool
Main Role
8.5
2014 Wonderful Days
Korean Drama, 2014, 50 eps
Cha Hae Won (Main Role)
50
Cha Hae Won
Main Role
7.5
2012 Faith
Korean Drama, 2012, 24 eps
Doctor Yoo Eun Soo (Main Role)
24
Doctor Yoo Eun Soo
Main Role
8.2
2006 Smile, Again
Korean Drama, 2006, 16 eps
Oh Dan Hui (Main Role)
16
Oh Dan Hui
Main Role
6.7
2005 Sad Love Story
Korean Drama, 2005, 20 eps
Park Hye In (Main Role)
20
Park Hye In
Main Role
7.9
2003 My Fair Lady
Korean Drama, 2003, 16 eps
Ha Min Kyung (Main Role)
16
Ha Min Kyung
Main Role
6.8
1999 Goodbye My Love
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
Suh Yeon Joo (Main Role)
16
Suh Yeon Joo
Main Role
6.2
1999 Tomato
Korean Drama, 1999, 16 eps
Lee Han Yi (Main Role)
16
Lee Han Yi
Main Role
6.5
1998 Sunflower
Korean Drama, 1998, 16 eps
Dr. Han Soo Yeon (Main Role)
16
Dr. Han Soo Yeon
Main Role
6.9
1998 Mr. Q
Korean Drama, 1998, 18 eps
Hae-won Han (Main Role)
18
Hae-won Han
Main Role
7.0
1998 To the End of the World
Korean Drama, 1998, 16 eps
Han Suh Hee (Main Role)
16
Han Suh Hee
Main Role
6.7
1997 Wedding Dress
Korean Drama, 1997, 22 eps
Kim Doo Na (younger sister) (Main Role)
22
Kim Doo Na (younger sister)
Main Role
6.8
1997 Propose
Korean Drama, 1997, 14 eps
Kim Yu Ra (Main Role)
14
Kim Yu Ra
Main Role
7.1
1996 A Faraway Nation
Korean Drama, 1996, 48 eps
So Woon Ha (Main Role)
48
So Woon Ha
Main Role
7.8
1995 Men of the Bath House
Korean Drama, 1995, 83 eps
Kim Soo Kyung (Support Role)
83
Kim Soo Kyung
Support Role
6.0
1995 Son of the Wind
Korean Drama, 1995, 20 eps
Lee Yeon Hwa (Main Role)
20
Lee Yeon Hwa
Main Role
9.0
TV Show
Year Title # Role Rating
2017 Island Trio
Korean TV Show, 2017, 19 eps
(Main Host)
19
Main Host
9.3
2013 Hwasin: Controller of the Heart
Korean TV Show, 2013, 31 eps
Herself (Regular Member)
31
Herself
Regular Member
7.5
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