Kim Hye-ja

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Hye-ja
Born (1941-10-25) 25 October 1941 (age 73)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma mater Ewha Womans University
Years active 1963 - present
Korean name
Hangul 김혜자
Revised Romanization Gim Hye-ja
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hyecha

Kim Hye-ja (born October 25, 1941) is a South Korean actress. She is perhaps best known internationally for her lead role in the Bong Joon-ho film Mother for which she won Best Actress at the Asian Film Awards.[1]


While she was studying at Ewha Womans University, Kim made her debut at age 29 in Late Autumn which she won best actress in the Manila International Film Festival. She then starred in dramas like What is Love and Princess Hours. In 2009, Kim starred in Mother which is about a woman searching for the real killer after her son is accused of murder.



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  2. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (6 November 2009). "Kim Hye-ja Named Best Actress in China Festival". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  3. ^ "Kim Hye-ja named best actress at Chinese film fest". The Korea Herald. 6 November 2009. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  4. ^ Ko, Jae-wan (27 November 2009). "Kim Hye-ja wins Best Actress at Asia Pacific awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  5. ^ Ko, Kyoung-seok (28 January 2010). "Film journalists pick Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-ja top actors". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  6. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (13 December 2010). "Kim Hye-ja named best actress by LA critics". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 
  7. ^ "Kim Hye-ja Wins Best Actress Award from L.A. Film Critics". The Chosun Ilbo. 14 December 2010. Retrieved 2014-10-20. 

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