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Kim Soo-hyun
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Kim Soo-hyun at the 2014 PaekSang Arts Awards
Born (1988-02-16) February 16, 1988 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma mater Chung-Ang University
Occupation Actor, Model, Singer
Years active 2007–present
Agent KeyEast (2010–present)
Height 180 cm (5 ft 11 in)
Religion Christian[1]
Korean name
Hangul 김수현
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Su-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim Su-hyŏn
Signature Kim Soo Hyun Signature.png
Website
Kim Soo-hyun

Kim Soo-hyun (Hangul: 김수현; hanja: 金秀賢; born February 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor, best known for his roles in the television dramas Dream High,[2][3] Moon Embracing the Sun, and My Love from the Star, as well as the movies The Thieves and Secretly, Greatly.[4][5]

Early and personal life[edit]

Kim Soo-hyun was a timid child during his middle school days and no one expected him to enter the entertainment industry. To change his introverted personality, his mother encouraged him to take acting classes before high school and through this Kim's aspiration to pursue an acting career grew.[6] He then enrolled in Chung-Ang University, majoring in Theater and Film Studies and partook in musicals such as A Midsummer Night's Dream and Grease.

Career[edit]

2007–2008: Television career beginnings[edit]

Kim made his television debut with a supporting role in the 2007 family sitcom Kimchi Cheese Smile and in 2008, landed a lead role in KBS's critically acclaimed youth drama Jungle Fish. Based on a true story, it tackles the serious issues of school cheating, competitive academic standards, and interactive blogging in a fresh way. The drama won a number of awards, including the Peabody Award,[7][8] a Seoul Drama Festival award as well as an Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union prize.[9]

For the latter half of the year, Kim appeared in the food-based variety show Delicious Quiz (also known as The Taste of Life) as one of the hosts and in the short film Cherry Blossom.

2009–2010: Rising popularity[edit]

In 2009, Kim acted in the short film Worst Friends by Namkoong Sun, which won the Best Film in Social Drama award at the Mise en Scène Short Film Festival[10][11][12] and the well-received two-episode SBS year-end drama special where he acted alongside veteran actor Choi Min-soo.[13]

He further raised his profile through his memorable turns as the younger version of the male lead characters in Will It Snow for Christmas? and Giant,[14][15] the latter in which won him his first acting award. Upon receiving the award, Kim made his famous “10 years promise” acceptance speech and was quoted saying “Please take care of me by giving me more attention in this ten years, I will become a real actor.

He also co-hosted Mnet’s Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekseo (소년소녀가요백서) along with Kara's Han Seung-yeon in 2009.[16]

2011: Dream High and singing career debut[edit]

He became a household name in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen drama Dream High.[17][18] As the only young actor in a cast of idols, Kim studied song and dance for three months at JYP Entertainment to pull off the required scenes in the drama.[19] According to the production company, he lived no differently from the other trainees at JYP as he learned singing and dancing for hours every day.

For the drama's soundtrack, he recorded two songs, his solo "Dreaming" as well as the title track "Dream High" with the rest of the cast. He appeared in several music programs and concerts after the drama's completion and even made a cameo in the pilot episode of its second season.[20][21]

2012: Moon Embracing the Sun and big screen debut[edit]

Kim Soo-hyun as King Lee Hwon (2012)

His popularity skyrocketed when he starred in the hit period drama Moon Embracing the Sun,[22][23] as the young king Lee Hwon. The drama not only ranked number one in its time slot throughout its run but also achieved a peak recorded viewer rating of 42.2 percent[24][25] thereby earning the "national drama" status.[26] He again contributed his vocals to the soundtrack with the traditional ballad "Only You" which topped digital music charts,[27] and the more modern in composition "Another Way" released as the single "Secret Version".

Kim Soo-hyun endorsing a Maserati Ghibli III

Due to his charismatic portrayal of King Lee Hwon, Kim created the so-called “Hwon syndrome” and was chosen as the face of 17 products simultaneously. In that year, Kim was able to set a new record for product endorsements which was previously held in 2009 by Olympic figure skater Kim Yuna.[28][29] His advertisements include a laptop, cameras, suits, cosmetics, sportswear, outdoor goods, a coffeehouse franchise, a restaurant, a bakery, pizza, dessert jellies, beer, fabric softener and a telecommunications company.

He also won several recognitions for the said drama including the hotly debated Best Drama Actor[30] at the 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards as he was the youngest and newest actor among the nominees in the category. Beating out heavyweight veterans such as Han Suk-kyu, Shin Ha-kyun and Cha Seung-won, Kim said "I am very grateful for this moment, but I am ashamed as well. It’s like getting a lot of homework. I’ll keep trying to become a better actor in order to remain worthy of this award."

Kim made his big-screen debut in the star-studded heist film The Thieves, touted by the press as the Korean version of Ocean's Eleven. His character Zampano is the youngest member of a gang of Korean and Chinese thieves who team up to steal a diamond worth 40 billion won locked away in a casino in Macau.[31][32] After joking that it was easier to immerse in the role and the kissing scenes because his partner was Jun Ji-hyun, Kim then continued to say that he was overwhelmed to be around so many big stars and felt lucky to be part of the film.[33] With over 12.9 million ticket sales, the film became the second highest grossing movie in Korean film history.[34]

2013: Secretly, Greatly[edit]

In 2013, Kim was cast along with Park Ki-woong and Lee Hyun-woo, to play the roles of North Korean spies who infiltrated South Korea as a village idiot, a rock musician, and a high school student, respectively in the movie Secretly, Greatly.[35] The film is an adaptation of the popular webtoon series "Covertness" by Hun and upon its release broke several box office records in South Korea.[36][37] The film was also one of the most successful box office hits of the year having sold out almost 7 million tickets during its run.[38]

For this movie, he won the Best New Actor awards in the 50th Grand Bell Awards and the 50th Baeksang Arts Awards as well as the popularity award.[39][40]

2014–present: My Love from the Star and international fame[edit]

From 2013 to early 2014, he was the lead actor of the SBS fantasy/romance series My Love from the Star.[41] The drama talks about an alien Do Min-joon who landed on Earth during the Joseon Dynasty and 400 years later falls in love with Cheon Song-yi (his The Thieves co-star Jun Ji-hyun),a top Hallyu star. Throughout the series, Do Min-joon was seen using his super powers, such as the ability to stop time for a minute, teleportation, telekinesis and more, to protect Cheon Song-yi from the main antagonist.

The drama enjoyed immense popularity both locally, with an average viewer rating of 24.02 percent, and internationally, having over two billion hits on the Chinese streaming website iQiyi (爱奇艺),[42][43] that Kim was not only considered as a Hallyu star[44] but also a blue chip in the advertising industry. In 2014, Kim was reported to set a new record having 35 product endorsements deals, 15 of which were coming from South Korea alone.[45]

For the latter half of the year, Kim was invited to perform at the opening ceremonies of two international sports events. Held on 16 August 2014, Kim along with Chinese pop stars Zhang Liangying and Zhang Jie, as well as Russian singer Molgun Galia, sang the official theme song "Dian Liang Wei Lai" (which means "Illuminate the Future") at the opening ceremony of the 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China. The event was televised live through China’s state broadcaster CCTV and attended by several key dignitaries that include China’s President Xi Jinping, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the International Olympic Committee’s honorary president Jacques Rogge.[46][47] Similarly, on 19 September 2014, Kim participated in the opening ceremony of the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea as well. He, alongside actor Jang Dong-gun, Korean opera singer Ahn Sook-sun and people from 45 nations, delivered the message of "one Asia" at the second part of the highlight stage. The event was also attended by several state dignitaries including South Korea's President Park Geun-hye and International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach.[48][49]

Filmography[edit]

Drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2007 Kimchi Cheese Smile Kim Soo-hyun MBC
2008 Jungle Fish Han Jae-ta KBS
2009 Seven Years of Love Chun-jae OBS
Will It Snow for Christmas? teen Cha Kang-jin SBS
Father's House Kang Jae-il
2010 Giant teen Lee Sung-mo SBS
2011 Dream High Song Sam-dong KBS
2012 Moon Embracing the Sun King Lee Hwon MBC
Dream High 2 Song Sam-dong (cameo, episode 1) KBS
2013–2014 My Love from the Star Do Min-joon SBS

Film[edit]

Year Title Role
2008 Cherry Blossom (short film) Han Hyun-joon
2009 Worst Friends (short film) Kim Joon-ki
2012 The Thieves Zampano
2013 Secretly, Greatly Won Ryu-hwan/Bang Dong-gu
2014 Miss Granny young Mr. Park (cameo)

Narration[edit]

Year Title Network
2013 Documentary Special: Director Bong Joon-ho MBC

Variety appearance[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2008 The Taste of Life KBS Host with Hyun Young, Jo Hye-ryun, Jung Ji-young,
Kim Shin-young, Boom and Lee Moo-song
2009 Sonyeon Sonyeo Gayo Baekso Mnet Host with KARA's Han Seung-yeon
2011 Happy Together 3 KBS Guest Episode 177 with Dream High casts
Star Date Guest
Entertainment Weekly Guest
Section TV MBC Guest
One Night TV Entertainment SBS Guest
2012 Taxi tvN Guest Episode 233
Guest Episode 234 with Jung Eun-pyo
Section TV MBC Guest
Star Date KBS Guest
One Night TV Entertainment SBS Guest with The Thieves casts
Running Man Guest Episode 102
Star N the City XTM Guest Soo-Su Couple in New Zealand
(Bean Pole Outdoor photoshoot with Suzy)
2013 Entertainment Weekly KBS Guest with Park Ki-woong and Lee Hyun-woo
Running Man SBS Guest Episode 147 with Lee Hyun-woo
2014 The Brain
Jiangsu TV
Guest Episode 11 with Cecilia Cheung and Tao Ching-Ying
Bring You To The Stars Guest Episode 1

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2003 A Midsummer Night's Dream Puck
2007 A Broken Heart, Man & Woman Guest
2009 Grease Kenickie
Hamlet Hamlet

Discography[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
Gaon
[50]
Billboard
K-Pop
Hot 100
[51]
2011 "Dream High (드림하이)"

(with JOO, Taecyeon, Suzy, Wooyoung)

23 Dream High: Original Sound Track
"Dreaming" 3
"Crazy4s"

(Commercial song recorded for his Spris spring ad along with Eun-jung)

Non-album Single
2012 "The One and Only You (그대 한 사람)" 2 2[52] Moon Embracing the Sun: Original Sound Track
"Another Way (또 다른 길)" 119 38[53] Another Way: Secret Version
"Marine Boy"

(Official 2012 Summer Olympics commercial song in South Korea to support swimmer Park Tae-hwan)

Non-album Single
"Winter Wonderland"

(Commercial song recorded for his Tous Les Jours winter ad)

Non-album Single
2014 "In Front of Your House (너의 집 앞)" 3 4[54] My Love from the Star: Original Sound Track
"Promise (약속)" 12 13[54]
"—" denotes releases that were not released in that region

Endorsements[edit]

Year(s) Product Country/Region Notes
2010–2011 Ivy Club Uniforms South Korea
2010 Lotte Confectionery 설레임 South Korea
Lotte Chilsung 2% South Korea with Park Eun-bin
2010–2011 Andew MK Trend South Korea
2011–2012 SPRIS South Korea with Ham Eun-jung
2011 Clinique [55] South Korea with Lee Yo-won and Jung So-min
SK Telecom iPhone 4 South Korea
SK Telecom TJ Tweet Jockey South Korea
SK Telecom T Roaming One Pass South Korea
SK Telecom 4G LTE [56] South Korea with Shin Min-a
2011–2012 Canon Digital IXUS South Korea with Go Ara
2011–2012 Domino Pizza South Korea with Shin Seong-il (2011)
with Kim Yoo-jung (2012)
2012 SK-II Pitera Essence South Korea
2012–2015 Bean Pole Outdoor [57] South Korea, China with Jin Jung Sun (2012)
with Jung Eun Pyo (2012)
with Suzy (2012–2014)
2012–2014 LG H&H Beyond [58] South Korea, Vietnam,
Hong Kong, Mongolia
2012 Prospecs W Campaign [59] South Korea with Kim Yuna
2012–2014 Petitzel Dessert and Drinks [60] South Korea
2012 Korea Yakult R&B South Korea with Shin Se-kyung
Samsung Notebook Series 9 [61] South Korea with Park Tae-hwan
2012–2013 Lotteria Angel•in•us Coffee South Korea
2012 Cass Fresh Beer South Korea with Jung Joo Ri and Kwon Nara
J.Estina [62] South Korea with Kaya Scodelario
Pigeon Fabric Softener [63] South Korea with Kim Soo-yeon
Samsung SMART Printer Jump [64] South Korea
CJ Foodville VIPS [65] South Korea
2012–2015 ZIOZIA [66] South Korea, China
Tous Les Jours Asia, USA with Won Bin (2012)
2012 Lotte Hotel Busan South Korea with Kim Hyun-joong and Jang Geun-suk
2013–2014 Lotte Fitin South Korea
2013–2014 Orion Pocachips South Korea
2013 Maserati Ghibli South Korea
2013–2014 Calvin Klein Jeans South Korea
2014 Samsonite RED [67] Asia with Angelababy
2014–2015 Lemona Vitamin C [68] South Korea
2014 The Face Shop [69] Asia (except South Korea,
Japan, Hong Kong),
North America, Australia
Samsung Electronics China, Taiwan,
Hong Kong
with Jun Ji-hyun
Lotte Department Store Asia with Girls' Generation
Hana Bank [70] South Korea with Ha Ji-won
Coca Cola [71] China
Hyundai ix25 [72] China
Semir China
Ao Kang [73] China
Häagen-Dazs China, Taiwan,
Hong Kong
Yili Yogurt China
Kwang Dong Corn Silk Tea South Korea
Dove Chocolates China with G.E.M.
Tencent / Teng Xun [74] China
Nature’s Bounty [75] China, Hong Kong with Tang Wei
Chung Ho Nais [76] South Korea
Hengda Mineral Water China with Jun Ji-hyun
Lotte Duty Free Asia
Caffe Bene China with Jun Ji-hyun
Aimatech China
Sogou Search Application China
Pizza Hut China
FILA South Korea
Black Cattle 'TAKI' Cocktails China

Ambassadorial roles[edit]

On 28 April 2011, Kim and miss A’s Suzy were officially revealed to be the ambassadors of the "16th Goyang Korea Flower Show" in the Gyeonggi Province. The popular flower show was held at the Goyang Flower Exhibition Center at Ilsan Lake Park on April 29 with a participation of approximately 193 local and foreign companies from 20 countries and an exhibit of over 50 million flowers.[77]

On 18 April 2012, the Korea Tourism Organization(KTO) appointed Kim as the Promotional Ambassador for Korean Tourism. According to KTO, "The appointment of Kim Soo-hyun – who has obtained popularity overseas through his dramas, will help strengthen the growth of travel to Korea."[78][79][80]

On 19 May 2014, Kim along with Kwon Yuri, Choi Sooyoung and Park Shin-hye joined the 22nd class of CAU LOVE, the official student ambassadors of Chung-Ang University. For their 1-year term, the celebrity ambassadors will join the existing 12 members of CAU LOVE in various activities to better promote their university.[81]

On 25 October 2014, Kim was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul. To promote the city further, he will participate in various cultural events in the next two years.[82][83]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2010
SBS Drama Awards
New Star Award Giant Won
2011
6th Asia Model Festival Awards
CF Model Award N/A Won
47th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (TV) Dream High Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards
Hot Male Drama Star[84] Nominated
4th Korea Drama Awards
Best New Actor Won
Popularity Award Won
4th Style Icon Awards
New Icon Award N/A Won
27th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards
Best Dresser Male Artist[85] N/A Won
SKY PerfecTV! Awards (Japan)
Hallyu Award[86] N/A Won
KBS Drama Awards
Best New Actor Dream High Won
Popularity Award Won
Best Couple with Suzy Won
Cyworld Digital Music Awards
Song of the Month (February) – Dreaming Won
2012
48th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best Actor (TV)[87] Moon Embracing the Sun Won
Most Popular Actor (TV) Nominated
5th Nickelodeon Korea Kids' Choice Awards
Favorite Actor Won
6th Mnet 20's Choice Awards
20's Drama Star – Male[88] Won
20's Blue Carpet Popularity Award N/A Won
7th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Actor Moon Embracing the Sun Nominated
People's Choice Award (Korea) Nominated
5th Korea Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang)[89] Nominated
39th Korea Broadcasting Prize
Best Actor Won
5th Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style Icons[90] N/A Nominated
3rd Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards
Minister of Culture, Sports & Tourism Award[91] N/A Won
21st Buil Film Awards
Best New Actor The Thieves Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New Actor Nominated
Popular Star Award Won
1st K-Drama Star Awards
Excellence Award, Actor[92] Moon Embracing the Sun Won
3rd Remarkable Awards
Best Actor[93] Nominated
Best Drama OST – The One and Only You Nominated
MBC Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
Popularity Award Won
Best Couple Award with Han Ga-in Nominated
Best Couple Award with Jung Eun-pyo Nominated
10th TVCF Advertising Awards
Model of the Year Award[94] N/A Won
2013
49th Baeksang Arts Awards
Most Popular Actor (Film) The Thieves Nominated
5th Singapore Entertainment Awards
Most Popular Korean TV Artiste N/A Nominated
6th Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style Icons N/A Nominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards
20's Movie Star – Male Secretly, Greatly Nominated
17th Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan)
Men’s Fantasia Award[95] Won
50th Grand Bell Awards
Best New Actor Won
Cosmo Beauty Awards (China)
Dream Icon Won
2014
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
Best New Actor (Film)[96] Won
Most Popular Actor (Film) Won
Best Actor (TV) My Love from the Star Nominated
Most Popular Actor (TV)[96] Won
6th Singapore Entertainment Awards
Most Popular Korean TV Artiste[97] N/A Nominated
9th Seoul International Drama Awards
Outstanding Korean Actor[98] My Love from the Star Won
People's Choice Award (Korea) Won
7th Korea Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang)[99] Won
Hallyu Hot Star Award Won
2nd BIFF with Marie Claire Asia Star Awards
Asia Star Award[100] N/A Won
7th Style Icon Awards
Top 10 Style Icons N/A Won
8th Tokyo International Drama Festival
Best Actor in Asia[101] My Love from the Star Won
3rd APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
Hallyu Star Award N/A Won
5th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards
Prime Minister Award N/A Won
NATE Awards
People's Choice Hallyu Star N/A Won
People's Choice Actor N/A Won
SBS Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang)[102] My Love from the Star Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special[103] Won
Netizen Popularity Award Won
Chinese Netizen Popularity Award[104] Won
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple Award with Jun Ji-hyun Won
2015
15th Huading Awards
Global Best Actor in TV series Won

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