September 5, 1970 |
Busan, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Gim Hyesu|
Kim Hye-soo debuted in the 1986 film Ggambo when she was a first year high school student. Over two decades she amassed a sizeable filmography of leading and supporting roles, notably in the TV dramas Did We Really Love? with Bae Yong-joon and Revenge and Passion with Ahn Jae-wook, as well as the films First Love (1993) and Tie a Yellow Ribbon (1998).
But it was when she reinvented her image as a glamorous and confident femme fatale in films Hypnotized (2004), The Red Shoes (2005) and Tazza: The High Rollers (2006) that she gained acting recognition and entered the Korean film industry A-list. She considers her collaboration with Han Suk-kyu in 2010's Villain and Widow as one of the highlights of her acting career.
A frequent host of film awards ceremonies and TV variety shows, Kim was signed on as the host of MBC current affairs show W. The production team said that in a bid to make changes in the program as it marked its fifth anniversary, they found that Kim was interested in environmental and other global issues and an avid watcher of documentaries about them. W with Kim Hye-soo premiered in July 2010, but was cancelled in October 2010, with Kim criticizing the network's decision.
She reunited with Tazza director Choi Dong-hoon in The Thieves. Set among the casinos of Macau, the star-studded heist film became the all-time second highest grosser in Korean cinema history.
Kim next starred in Coin Locker Girl (also known as Chinatown) in 2015, a rare female-driven noir film. She said she didn't mind looking unattractive for her role as a ruthless crime boss, with makeup artists adding age spots to her face, gray to her hair, and flab to her stomach and hips with prostheses. Kim said it was "mentally agonizing" deciding whether to accept the role, but once she did, she felt "a surge of excitement" every time she stepped onto the set, and considered the film "a new challenge that makes my heart race and scares me at the same time."
Kim and character actor Yoo Hae-jin first met in 2001 after shooting the movie Kick the Moon and became close in 2006 after appearing together in Tazza: The High Rollers. Rumors of the two dating surfaced starting 2008 although both continuously denied any romantic involvement until early 2010 when paparazzi photographs of the two were released, and the couple officially confirmed their relationship. Kim and Yoo broke up in 2011.
Kim has a Theater and Film degree from Dongguk University and a master's degree in Journalism and Mass Communications from Sungkyunkwan University; she also taught performing arts at Sungkyunkwan University as an adjunct professor in 2001. In 2013 Kim admitted to having plagiarized her master′s thesis "A Study on Actor Communication," with parts copied verbatim from at least four different books. She apologized for her actions, and said she was willing to forfeit her master's degree.
|My Daughter Saved from the Mire, Part II|
|1988||Grown-ups Just Don't Understand|
|That Last Winter||Young-ae|
|1993||First Love||Park Young-shin|
|1994||I Wish for What is Forbidden|
|Life and Death of the Hollywood Kid|
|The Eternal Empire|
|Bitter and Sweet|
|1998||Too Tired to Die||Anouk|
|Tie a Yellow Ribbon|
|1999||Doctor K||Dr. Pyo Ji-soo|
|2001||Kick the Moon||Min Ju-ran|
|2002||Three (segment "Memories")||Wife|
|YMCA Baseball Team||Min Jong-rim|
|2005||The Red Shoes||Sun-jae|
|2006||Tazza: The High Rollers||Madam Jeong|
|2007||A Good Day to Have an Affair||Dew|
|Shim's Family (Skeletons in the Closet)||Mi-kyung|
|2008||Modern Boy||Jo Nan-sil|
|2010||Villain and Widow||Hyun-joo|
|2013||The Face Reader||Yeon-hong|
|2015||Coin Locker Girl||Ma Woo-hee ("Mother")|
|1988||Sun Shim-yi||Sun Shim-yi||KBS|
|1990||Fun World||Seo Byung-sook||MBC|
|1991||Rosy Life||Chae Jeong-seo||MBC|
|1994||Song of a Blind Bird||Seok Kyung||MBC|
|1995||Love Pro, Marriage Amateur||Seo Ye-hee||MBC|
|The Basics of Romance||Il-young||MBC|
|Scent of Apple Blossoms||Seo Kyung-joo||MBC|
|1997||Revenge and Passion||Jung Mi-kyung||MBC|
|1999||Did We Really Love?||Lee Shin-young||MBC|
|2000||Golden Era||Kim/Choi Hee-kyung||MBC|
|2002||Jang Hee-bin||Hui-bin Jang||KBS2|
|2005||Han River Ballad||Yoon Ga-young||MBC|
|2010||Home Sweet Home||Kim Jin-seo||MBC|
|2011||Flower Boy Ramen Shop||tarot fortuneteller (cameo, episode 1)||tvN|
|2013||Queen of the Office||Miss Kim / Kim Jeom-seon||KBS2|
Awards and nominations
|1987||23rd Paeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (Film)||Ggambo||Won|
|1988||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Sun Shim-yi||Won|
|1991||27th Paeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Fun World||Won|
|1993||31st Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||First Love||Nominated|
|14th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|1995||31st Paeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (Film)||The Eternal Empire||Won|
|16th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Dr. Bong||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Partner||Won|
|1996||32nd Paeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Oxtail Soup||Won|
|34th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Dr. Bong||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Partner||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Won|
|1999||12th Grimae Awards||Best Actress||Kuk-hee||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Won|
|2003||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Jang Hee-bin||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Won|
|2004||12th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actress||Hypnotized||Won|
|25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|3rd Korean Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Han River Ballad||Won|
|2005||41st Paeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Hypnotized||Won|
|42nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|4th Korean Film Awards||Best Actress||The Red Shoes||Nominated|
|Dong-A TV Fashion Beauty Awards||Fashion Icon Award||N/A||Won|
|2006||Pyeongtaek Film Festival||New Currents Best Actress||Tazza: The High Rollers||Won|
|14th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Popularity Award||Won|
|43rd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||The Red Shoes||Nominated|
|27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Tazza: The High Rollers||Won|
|23rd Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards||Best Dressed, Movie Actress category||N/A||Won|
|2007||1st Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Tazza: The High Rollers||Nominated|
|43rd Paeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|Newport Beach Film Festival||Jury Award Best Actress||Won|
|Korea Movie Star Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|44th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|8th Korea Visual Arts Festival||Photogenic Award||Won|
|6th Korean Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2008||2nd Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Skeletons in the Closet||Nominated|
|2009||2nd Style Icon Awards||Icon of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2009 SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Style||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|2011||48th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Villain and Widow||Nominated|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Won|
|2012||20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in Film||The Thieves||Won|
|2013||7th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Nominated|
|8th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||20's Drama Star - Female||Queen of the Office||Nominated|
|34th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Face Reader||Nominated|
|6th Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Queen of the Office||Nominated|
|2nd APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|21st Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang) in Drama||Won|
|2013 KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Oh Ji-ho||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Grand Prize (Daesang)||Won|
|2014||50th Paeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2015||10th APN Awards||Recipient||Coin Locker Girl||Won|
|24th Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
- "K-FILM REVIEWS: 분홍신 (The Red Shoes)". Twitch Film. 10 November 2005.
- Choi Ji-eun (24 November 2010). "PREVIEW: Film Villain and Widow". 10Asia.
- Lee, Ji-hye (7 January 2011). "Actress Kim Hye-soo's movie picks". 10Asia.
- Oh, Jean (27 July 2009). "Fighters, fashionistas spice up small screen". The Korea Herald.
- "Kim Hye-soo Returns with Fashion-Themed TV Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 8 August 2009.
- Han, Sang-hee (3 August 2009). "Supporting Roles Stealing Spotlight". The Korea Times.
- Han, Sang-hee (16 September 2009). "Experienced Actors Stealing Spotlight". The Korea Times.
- Lee, Seung-han (22 October 2010). "Kim Hye-soo will "not feel inch of regret" over Home Sweet Home". 10Asia.
- "Kim Hye-soo met with a reporter on Thursday (Nov. 11) and shared her thoughts on the filming site of Home Sweet Home in Yangjoo-si, Gyeonggi-do.". MBC Global Media. 24 November 2010.
- Oh, Jean (19 October 2010) "Kim Hye-soo takes on Ko Hyeon-jeong". The Korea Herald.
- "Actress Kim Hye-soo will host W". MBC Global Media. 5 July 2010.
- "Kim Hye-soo to Host Global Affairs Program". The Chosun Ilbo. 7 July 2010.
- Cho, Jae-eun (13 June 2012). "The Thieves all-star cast set to steal show". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Lee, Claire (23 July 2012). "Kim Hye-soo 'steals' her scenes". The Korea Herald.
- "A-Listers Vie for Screen Time in Heist Movie 'The Thieves'". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 July 2012.
- Park, Eun-jee (26 February 2013). "Kim Hye-soo to play career woman". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Kim Hye-soo's Latest Soap 'a Microcosm of Society'". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 June 2013.
- Jin, Eun-soo (24 April 2015). "Noir film Coin Locker Girl puts women in lead". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Kim Hye-soo Excited to Take on New Challenge". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 April 2015.
- Lee, So-eun (7 May 2015). "Kim takes on tough image for Coin". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Seoul Open Art Fair to Feature Celebrity Artworks". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 April 2009.
- Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (15 April 2009). "Actress Kim Hye-soo Unveils Painting". The Korea Times.
- "Actress Kim Hye-soo Sells Artwork at SOAF". KBS Global. 22 April 2009.
- 김혜수에게 유해진은?…측근 "혜수에게 가장 완벽한 남자". Sportsseoul (in Korean). 1 January 2010.
- 김혜수·유해진, 2010 첫 스타커플…"2년간 비밀 데이트" (종합). Sportsseoul (in Korean). 1 January 2010.
- Park, Sun-young (4 January 2010). "Kim Hye-soo, Yoo Hae-jin are officially out as a couple". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Kim Hye-soo Dating Yu Hae-jin; No Marriage Plan Yet". The Korea Times. 4 January 2010.
- Kim, Jessica (4 January 2010). "Kim Hye-soo admits to dating Yu Hae-jin". 10Asia.
- "Kim Hye-soo and Yu Hae-jin Confirm Relationship". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 January 2010.
- "Kim Hye-soo and Yu Hae-jin’s Romantic Relationship Confirmed". KBS Global. 5 January 2010.
- Kim, Jessica (4 April 2011). "Kim Hye-soo, Yu Hae-jin break off relationship". 10Asia.
- "Beauty and the Beast Call It Quits". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 April 2011.
- "Kim and Yoo break it off after 3-year relationship". Korea JoongAng Daily. 6 April 2011.
- Jeon, Su-mi (23 March 2013). "Kim Hye Soo Apologizes for Plagiarising Her Master′s Thesis". enewsWorld.
- "Actress Kim Hye-soo Sorry for MA Plagiarism". The Chosun Ilbo. 25 March 2013.
- "Kim Hye-soo to Forfeit MA Due to Plagiarism". The Chosun Ilbo. 26 March 2013.
- Conran, Pierce (13 May 2015). "KIM Hye-soo Selects FAMILY PLAN as Next Project". Korean Film Biz Zone.
- "TV Dramas - Actresses Line up for Award Ceremony Takeover". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 December 2003.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (31 October 2011). "Kim Hye Soo Cameos on Flower Boy Ramen Shop". enewsWorld.
- Choi, Ji-eun (13 November 2009). "Style Icon Awards shines 2009 with edginess". 10Asia.
- Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Kim Hye-soo Reclaims Glory, Good Doctor, Secret Love Win Big at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Retrieved 2014-01-05.
- Asia-Pacific Producers Network
- Won, Ho-jung (3 July 2015). "Kim Hye-soo, Ahn Sung-ki, JK Youn to receive Asia-Pacific film awards". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-07-08.
- Ha, Sung-tae (21 July 2015). "Actor AHN Sung-Ki, Actress KIM Hye-Soo and Director JK YOUN picked up APN Prizes". Korean Film Biz Zone.
- Kim Hye-soo at Cyworld (Korean)
- Kim Hye-soo at HanCinema
- Kim Hye-soo at the Korean Movie Database
- Kim Hye-soo at the Internet Movie Database