Hong Soo-ah

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Hong Soo-ah
홍수아 부천.jpg
Born (1986-06-30) June 30, 1986 (age 33)
EducationKonkuk University - Film Art
Years active2003-present
AgentDream T Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHong Soo-ah
McCune–ReischauerHong Soo-ah
Birth name
Revised RomanizationHong Geun-young
McCune–ReischauerHong Geun-young

Hong Soo-ah (born Hong Geun-young on June 30, 1986) is a South Korean actress.[1][2] She is known for her early 2000s role in the sitcom Nonstop.[3]

She gained the nickname "Hong Throw" in the Korean press after making a skilful ceremonial first pitch at a Doosan Bears game in Jamsil Baseball Stadium in 2005.[4][5][6][7]

Hong Soo-ah has performed in a number of films and television programs and appeared on variety shows. She left Korea to perform in Chinese dramatic roles for several years before returning to Korea in 2016 to play a lead role in the film Malice.[8][9][3]

In 2015 the actress won the Asia Pacific Actors Network Hallyu Star award.[10]



Year Title Role
2003 Wishing Stairs Member of the sculpture club
My Wife Is a Gangster 2 Joong-hee
2004 Face Jo Hye-ran
2005 She's on Duty Jo Hye-ryung
2013 Mango Tree[11] Su-jin
2014 Haunted Road Xue-lien
2015 Malice Choi Ga-in
2017 The Spectator Chen-tong
2017 Reverse: the Age of Rebellion
2018 The Bystander

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2004 Nonstop 5 Hong Soo-ah MBC
2005 작업의 고수 Soo-ah
2006 MBC Best Theater "나의 문제적 그녀" So-jin
The 101st Proposal Han Geum-jung SBS
2007 Heaven & Earth Yoon Eun-ha KBS1
2008 My Precious Child Baek Jae-ra KBS2
2009 Cho-geon-bang SBS funE
2011 I Trusted Him Ha Jung-min MBC
2012 Drama Special "The True Colors of Gang and Cheol" Mi-kang KBS2
Dream of the Emperor[12] Yeon-hwa KBS1
2015 Billion Dollar Heir[13] Lu Huan-er
Two Families from Wenzhou Min Xiaozen CCTV-1
2015-2016 1 km Between You & Me Shin Hae-ra SK Telecom
2018 Love to the End[14] Kang Se-na KBS2

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2004 M.net Show King Mnet
2005-2006 Show! Music Core MBC Host
2010-2011 Heroes SBS Cast Member
2011 Dream Project: A Miracle Can Happen to You SBS
2012 TV Animal Farm
2014 Somewhere Along the Way: Hong Soo-ah and Dave's Wonderful Day in the Czech Republic[15] skyTravel
2016 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host
2016 Hong Soo-ah's Korea Travel Guide[16] tagTV Travel show host
2017 Beauty Land and Beauty Island Naver TV Cast Beauty show host
I Love to Go Crazy[17] SBS
Radio Star MBC Guest, 2017-11-29
2019 Law of the Jungle in Myanmar and Myeik SBS Contestant

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2004 "Because You're Pretty" Shinnago
2005 "No Farewells" Hong Soo-ah
2010 "Hey Mister" ALi
2011 "Dear Feelings, Dear Heart" BoM
2016 "Distance" Hong Soo-ah and Kim Woo-joo
2017 "Mohae (What's Up?)" San E

Musical theatre[edit]

Year Title Role
2009 Really Really Like You[18] Oh Jung-hwa

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2005 MBC Entertainment Awards Best Dressed[19] N/A Won
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Hallyu Star Award N/A Won
2016 Asia Model Awards Asia Star Actor Award N/A Won
2018 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily Drama Love to the End Nominated


  1. ^ Shim, Su-jin (23 March 2005). "MOVIST" 마냥 귀엽기만 한 홍수아? 허나 그녀의 꿈은 진정한 배우!. Movist (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  2. ^ 인터뷰: '역전 홈런'을 노리는 ‘여배우 홍수아’. BNTNews (in Korean). 26 August 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  3. ^ a b "‘Malice’ a homecoming for actress". Korea Joongang Daily, Feb 16,2016
  4. ^ Kang, Seung-woo (29 October 2009). "What Has Become of the Ceremonial First Pitch?". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  5. ^ Joo, Kyung-don (14 June 2012). "KBO clubs score with ceremonial first pitch". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  6. ^ "Female celebrities' opening pitch delivery highlighted in baseball season". The Korea Herald. 3 June 2014. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  7. ^ Lee, Sun-min (8 August 2013). "Hong Soo-ah criticizes celebs who wear tight clothing". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  8. ^ "Actress Hong Soo Ah Stars In Korean Film ‘Malice’ After Being In Chinese Entertainment For The Past Years". Korea Portal, by Diana Tomale / Feb 18, 2016
  9. ^ "Hong Soo-ah on lookout for new agent". KPOP Herald, January 22, 2015
  10. ^ "[V Report Plus] Kim Soo-hyun wins grand prize at APAN Star Awards". Korea Herald, November 29, 2015
  11. ^ "Now Playing: Love Skill (19)". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 November 2013. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  12. ^ Lee, Sun-min (3 April 2013). "Hong Soo-ah apologizes for Western wedding dress". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  13. ^ Ha, Ji-won (23 July 2014). "Hong Soo-ah and Choi Si-won at backstage". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  14. ^ "Hong Soo-ah surprises fans with return". Kpop Herald. 22 July 2018.
  15. ^ http://m.moneys.mt.co.kr/view.html?no=2014082223488070571 . Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  16. ^ http://movie.daum.net/tv/main?tvProgramId=76918 Archived 2017-12-01 at the Wayback Machine . Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  17. ^ http://programs.sbs.co.kr/enter/holic/clip/50811/22000249781 . Retrieved 28 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Events Calendar: Really Really Like You". The Korea Herald. 3 January 2009. Retrieved 2015-01-25.
  19. ^ "다니엘 헤니-홍수아, MBC 베스트드레서상". Star News (in Korean). 29 December 2005. Retrieved 2015-01-15.

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