Kim Ha-neul at the press conference of My Girlfriend Is an Agent, in March 2009
21 February 1978 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Seoul Institute of the Arts - Film|
|Hanja||None (see Ha-neul for explanation)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ha-neul|
Kim Ha-neul (born February 21, 1978) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1998 with Bye June, and is best known for her starring roles in the romantic comedies My Tutor Friend (2003), Too Beautiful to Lie (2004) and My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009). Kim received acting awards for the serial killer thriller Blind (2011).
Kim Ha-neul studied film at Seoul Institute of the Arts, and began modeling for clothing brand Storm in 1996. She made her acting debut in the 1998 film Bye June alongside Yoo Ji-tae. Kim and Yoo would later rise to fame when they starred opposite each other again in sci-fi romance Ditto (2000), about a female coed from the 1970s who communicates with a man in the 21st century through a walkie-talkie. She also starred in television series such as Happy Together (1999), Secret (2000), Piano (2001) and Romance (2002).
In My Tutor Friend (2003), she played a college girl tasked with helping a delinquent student her own age graduate from high school, while in Too Beautiful to Lie (2004) she played an ex-convict who pretends to be the fiancee of a man being pressured to marry by his nosy, close-knit family. Both became box-office hits, and Kim was dubbed "the queen of romantic comedies" in the Korean press.
However, her succeeding projects would be less commercially successful: mountain-climbing drama Ice Rain and horror film Dead Friend (both in 2004), and TV melodramas Stained Glass (2004) and 90 Days, Time to Love (2006). So Kim returned to the familiar romance genre with Almost Love (2006), in the role of an aspiring actress with stage fright, which also reunited her with My Tutor Friend costar Kwon Sang-woo. This was followed by Lovers of Six Years (2008), about a longtime couple facing relationship problems.
Kim's next hit was On Air (2008), a behind-the-scenes look at a TV drama production, in which she played an arrogant top actress. Her streak continued with spy romantic comedy My Girlfriend Is an Agent, which became the fourth top-grossing Korean film of 2009.
She bounced back in 2011 with serial killer thriller Blind, where she challenged herself by portraying a visually impaired former detective who becomes witness to a murder. Her performance won her Best Actress honors at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. This was followed by another rom-com You're My Pet, adapted from the Japanese josei manga Kimi wa Petto.
In 2012, Kim returned to the small screen as a high school ethics teacher who falls for a playboy architect (played by Jang Dong-gun) in A Gentleman's Dignity. Made by the same team behind On Air (writer Kim Eun-sook and director Shin Woo-chul), the series revolved around the love lives of four male friends in their forties.
|1998||Bye June||Yoo Chae-young|
|1999||Doctor K||Oh Sae-yeon|
|2003||My Tutor Friend||Choi Su-wan|
|2004||Ice Rain||Kim Kyung-min|
|Too Beautiful to Lie||Joo Young-ju|
|Dead Friend||Min Ji-won|
|2006||Almost Love||Jin Dal-rae|
|2008||Lovers of Six Years||Lee Da-jin|
|2009||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Ahn Soo-ji|
|You're My Pet||Ji Eun-yi|
|2014||Don't Forget Me||Jin-young|
|1999||Happy Together||Jin Soo-ha||SBS|
|Into the Sunlight||Kang Soo-bin||MBC|
|2004||Stained Glass||Shin Ji-soo||SBS|
|2006||90 Days, Time to Love||Go Mi-yeon||MBC|
|2008||On Air||Oh Seung-ah||SBS|
|2009||Paradise (telecinema)||Mi-kyung||SBS/TV Asahi|
|2010||Road No. 1||Kim Soo-yeon||MBC|
|2012||A Gentleman's Dignity||Seo Yi-soo||SBS|
|1998||"To Heaven"||Jo Sungmo|
|2009||"I Was Happy"||Jo Sungmo|
|2008||"Sky Love"||Kim Ha-neul||from On Air OST|
|2011||"Stars in the Night Sky"||Yang Jung-seung (Kiroy Y)
feat. Kim Ha-neul
|"Bbuing Bbuing -
You're My Pet Song"
and Kim Ha-neul
|from You're My Pet OST|
|"I Only Look at You"||Jang Keun-suk
and Kim Ha-neul
|1998||Maxwell House Coffee|
Plant Nara Soap
|2000||Overclass ID Cosmetics
Borneo International Furniture
Lotte Eve Gum
|2001||Lotte Chilsung Let's Be
Hanbul Cosmetics 바탕
|2002||Coca-Cola Korea 하늘연차|
|2002-2004||Old & New|
Megaworld Shopping Mall
|2004||Hanil U&I Apartments
Dong-A Pharma 가그린 Mouth Rinse
LG Uplus 002 Telecom
|2006||LG Curair Shampoo|
Good Downloader Campaign
|2011||Hite-Jinro Max Beer
Treefull City Apartments
|2012-2013||Coreana Lavida Cosmetics|
Awards and nominations
|2001||SBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Piano||Won|
|2002||MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Romance||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress||My Tutor Friend||Won|
|2004||40th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Too Beautiful to Lie||Won|
|25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2008||Korea Fashion & Design Awards||Best Dressed||N/A||Won|
|29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Lovers of Six Years||Won|
|2nd Korea Drama Awards||Best Actress||On Air||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Won|
|2009||30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Nominated|
|2011||48th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Blind||Won|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2012||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||A Gentleman's Dignity||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama||Won|
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- "Kim Ha-neul, Song Yoon-ah Compete to be This Summer's Horror Queen". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 June 2004. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "청춘만화 (Almost Love) Press Screening Report". Twitch Film. 14 March 2006. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Lee, Hyo-won (15 January 2008). "Actors Kim, Yoon Gossip About Love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Oh, Jean (26 February 2008). "New SBS drama set to be a smash". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2014-07-23.
- Kwon, Mee-yoo (27 February 2008). "On Air Looks Into Making of Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Wee, Geun-woo (13 May 2010). "Kim Ha-neul says "first time receiving such a moving script"". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "Road No. 1 So Ji-sub and Kim Ha-neul". MBC Global Media. 10 June 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- Han, Sang-hee (21 June 2010). "Road No. 1 to feature war, love, comradeship". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Jessica (21 June 2010). "Kim Ha-neul says Road No. 1 once-in-a-decade drama". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Wee, Geun-woo (6 August 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Kim Ha-neul - Part 2". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Sunwoo, Carla (12 September 2012). "Kim Ha-neul reveals a close call". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Lee, Claire (18 October 2011). "Kim Ha-neul, Park Hae-il get top honors at Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- "48th Daejong Film Awards Highlight Year's Best". The Chosun Ilbo. 18 October 2011. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Lee, Claire (27 November 2011). "The Unjust best picture at Blue Dragon Awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-11.
- Lee, In-kyung (3 November 2011). "Kim Ha Neul says, "I won't work with Jang Keun Suk again."". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Lee, Nancy (13 December 2011). "11 of '11: Hottest Heroine - Kim Ha Neul". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Suk, Monica (10 April 2010). "Kim Ha-neul unveils snippet of upcoming drama with Jang Dong-gun". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Oh, Jean (24 May 2012). "Jang Dong-gun gets first 'proper' kiss scene". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Ji-yeon (24 June 2012). "Kim Ha Neul Doesn't Believe in the Kim Ha Neul Effect". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Ji-yeon (15 August 2012). "Interview: Kim Ha Neul Dreams of a Big Proposal". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Ji-yeon (19 August 2012). "Interview: Kim Ha Neul Says She's Matured Yet Again through A Gentleman's Dignity". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Conran, Pierce (7 March 2014). "KIM Ha-neul Joins JUNG Woo-sung on DON'T FORGET ME". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Kim, Erika (20 October 2011). "Kim Ha Neul and Jang Keun Suk Turn On the Cute for You're My Pet". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-03-07.
- Chung, Ah-young (2 November 2008). "Actor Kim Wins Top Prize at Korea Drama Festival Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-06.
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