November 2, 1980 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gim So-yeon|
In 1994, So-yeon got her start in the industry after she paid a visit to a broadcaster while still in the second year of her middle school education.
In 2005, she was a part of the cast for Hong Kong director Tsui Hark's wuxia film Seven Swords as a Korean slave girl to the antagonist. After Seven Swords, So-yeon took a three year break to ponder her future career direction before she decided to remain in the entertainment industry. Her next project was the drama Gourmet in 2008.
In 2009 she was one of the main actresses in the hit drama Iris where she played the role of North Korean agent, Kim Seon-hwa. The year after in 2010, she played the leading role in the romantic drama Prosecutor Princess alongside Yoo Gun and Iljimae star Park Si-hoo.
So-yeon made a return to South Korean film in 2012's Gabi after her last appearance in 2005's Seven Swords. She picked up the role after it was vacated by actress Lee Da-hae. Although she did not understand or speak Russian, she had to memorize the Russian lines which drew praise as she was able to mimic the pronunciation well. That same year, she appeared in the The Great Seer as main character, Hae-In.
In 2013, she starred in MBC television series Two Weeks opposite Lee Jun-ki and also made a special appearance in the Iris spin-off Athena: Goddess of War, reprising her role as Kim Seon-hwa.
|1994||Dinosaur Teacher (SBS)|
|1996||City men and women (SBS)|
|Yes Sir (KBS2)|
|1998||Soonpoong Clinic (SBS)|
|I love you, I love you (SBS)|
|1999||We saw a small bird that got lost (KBS)|
|2000||Mom and Sister (MBC)||Noh Seung-ri|
|All About Eve (MBC)||Huh Young-mi|
|2001||Sunpung obstetrics and gynecology (SBS)|
|2002||The Shining Sunlight (MBC)|
|Trio (MBC)||Choi Sa-yeong|
|2003||Just Like a Beautiful Flying Butterfly|
|2004||Sunlight Pours Down (SBS)|
|New Human Market (SBS)|
|2005||Autumn Shower (MBC)||Lee Kyu Eun|
|2007||Da Qing Hui Shang|
|2008||Gourmet (SBS)||Yoon Joo Hee|
|2009||Iris (KBS2)||Kim Seon-hwa|
|2010||Prosecutor Princess (SBS)||Ma Hye-ri|
|Dr. Champ (SBS)||Kim Yeon-Woo|
|Athena: Goddess of War (SBS)||Kim Seon-hwa|
|2012||The Great Seer (SBS)||Hae-in|
|2013||IRIS 2 (KBS2)||Kim Seon-hwa (Cameo) (ep 20)|
|Two Weeks (TV series) (MBC)||Park Jae-Kyung|
|2014||I Need Romance 3 (tvN)||Shin Joo-Yeon|
|2015||Falling for Innocence (JTBC)||Kim Soon-Jung|
|2005||Seven Swords||Green Pearl|
|2010||Iris the Movie||Kim Seon-hwa|
- KCM Trilogy Classic 2008 (ft.Kim Seung-woo)
- Coréana OVLEAU CF
- Woongjin Cosmetic CF
- Johnnie Walker - 2012 The New Breed of Whisky CF
- 2013 Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards: Best Style Award
- 2013 APAN Star Awards: Excellence Award, Actress (Two Weeks)
- 2013 Busan International Film Festival: Best Dressed
- 2012 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards: Excellence Award, Actress in a Film (Gabi)
- 2011 Asia Model Awards: Asia Special Award
- 2010 SBS Drama Awards: Fashion Star Award (Prosecutor Princess)
- 2010 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars (Prosecutor Princess and Dr. Champ)
- 2009 KBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Iris)
- 2008 SBS Drama Awards: Best Supporting Actress in a Special Planning Drama (Gourmet)
- 2000 MBC Drama Awards: Viewr's Favorite Character Actress (All About Eve)
- 1994 KBS Drama Awards: Best Child Actress
- Lee, Hae-ri (2010-04-01). "수목퀸은 나"…문근영-김소연 집안싸움 ["Tree Queens"...Moon Geun-young and Kim So-yeon have a family quarrel] (in Korean). Dong-ah Ilbo. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Choi, Bo-ran (2012-04-03). 김소연, 윤제문·지성 이어 나무엑터스 재계약 [Kim So-yeon, Yoon Je-moon and Ji-Sung renew their contracts with Namoo Actors] (in Korean). Starnews. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "Kim So-yeon Spreads Her Acting Wings in TV Drama 'Iris'". Chosun Ilbo. 2009-11-28. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- Elley, Derek (2005-08-31). "Review: ‘Seven Swords’". Variety.com. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- "From being a teen star to real actress, Kim So yeon talks about her passion". Yahoo Phillipines. BNTNews.co.uk. 2013-07-23. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- "[ChanMi's drama news] "Prosecutor Princess" starring Kim So-yeon". Hancinema. news.nate.com. 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "Lee Da-hae steps down from "Gabi"... not Joo Jin-mo". Hancinema.net. news.nate.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- "Kim So-yeon comes back to movie screens with "Gabi"". Hancinema.net. moviee.daum.net. 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2014-11-07.
- "Kim So-yeon: 'I Seem to have Begun Acting 18 Years Since Debut'". Hancinema. 2012-03-08. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "Ji Sang (Ji Sung) and Hae In (Kim So Yeon) look into each other eyes with a loving gaze". xportsnews.com. 2012-12-05. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- 김소연 ‘투윅스’ 출연 확정, 소현경 작가와 다시 손잡았다. TV Daily (in Korean). 2013-05-15. Archived from the original on 2013-08-21.
- 김소연, '투윅스' 출연..소현경 작가와 '한 번 더' [Kim So-yeon appears in Two Weeks...writer Son Hyeong-gyeong once more] (in Korean). 2013-05-15. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- "[Spoiler] Kim So-yeon "Athena" forceful first appearance 'extreme cameo'". Hancinema. news.nate.com. 2011-02-08. Retrieved 2014-11-10.
- Lee, Cory (2013-11-19). "Kim So-yeon to Take Lead Role on "In Need of Romance 3″". tenasia. Archived from the original on 2014-01-09.
- "Kim So-yeon joins ‘I Need Romance’". Korea Joongang Daily. 2013-11-19. Retrieved 2014-11-10.