Kim Hyun-soo (actress)

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Kim Hyun-soo
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Kim Hyun-soo on Star Friends variety show
Born (2000-06-23) June 23, 2000 (age 18)
EducationChung-Ang University – Theater and Film[1]
Years active2010–present
AgentHODU&U Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Hyeon-su
McCune–ReischauerKim Hyŏnsu

Kim Hyun-soo (born June 23, 2000) is a South Korean actress. She often starred as the younger version of female protagonist in television dramas such as Bridal Mask and My Love from the Star, before receiving her first leading role in Solomon's Perjury.


Kim Hyun-soo started to work in entertainment industry as a child model.[2] She debuted as an actress through 2011 film The Crucible, in which her role as a deaf student who suffered abuse landed her the nomination for Best Supporting Actress in the 49th Grand Bell Awards.[3][4] Kim then starred as the younger version of female protagonist in a few hit dramas, notably Deep Rooted Tree, Bridal Mask, and My Love from the Star.[5] She played her first regular role in TV drama with Gunman in Joseon.[6]

In 2016, she acted alongside Kim Hye-soo in the well-received dramedy film Familyhood, as a high school girl who got caught up in teenage pregnancy.[7][8] Later that year, Kim has been cast as the protagonist for the first time in JTBC's youth mystery drama, Solomon's Perjury.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Try to Remember Extra
2011 The Crucible Kim Yeon-doo
2012 Horror Stories Seon-yi segment: "Don't Answer to the Door"[10]
2013 The Five Kim Ga-young
2014 Murderer Ji-soo [11][12]
2015 The Treacherous young Dan-hee [13]
2016 Familyhood Kim Dan-ji [14]
2018 The Swordsman Tae-ok [15]
Be with You Im Soo-ah [16][17]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 49 Days young Shin Ji-min SBS
Deep Rooted Tree young Dam/So-yi [18]
Living in Style Jo Han-yi
High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged young Kim Ji-won MBC
2012 Bridal Mask young Boon-yi/Mok-dan/Esther KBS2
Dream of the Emperor young Princess Seungman KBS1 [19]
2013 Good Doctor Na In-hae KBS2 [20]
My Love from the Star young Cheon Song-yi SBS
2014 Gunman in Joseon Park Yeon-ha KBS2
2016 Solomon's Perjury Go Seo-yeon JTBC
2018 Mother young Kang Soo-jin tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2014 Star Friends KBS2 Cast member

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist(s)! Ref.
2014 "Sogyeokdong" IU, Seo Taiji [21]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2012 49th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress The Crucible Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Bridal Mask Nominated
2013 KBS Drama Awards Good Doctor, The King's Dream Nominated
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards[22] My Love from the Star Won
KBS Drama Awards Gunman in Joseon Nominated


  1. ^ "김새론·김향기·정다빈·김현수, 명품 아역→예비 대학생..쏟아지는 축하(종합)[Oh!쎈 이슈]". Osen (in Korean). November 8, 2018.
  2. ^ Hwang Seo-yeon (July 8, 2016). "'굿바이 싱글' 김현수 "소외된 이들의 삶, 연기로 비추고 싶어요" [인터뷰]". TV Daily (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  3. ^ "'도가니' 김현수 "요즘 가장 눈에 띄는 아역 여배우래요"". Hankyung (in Korean). January 1, 2011.
  4. ^ McEnteggart, Simon (February 8, 2012). "Silenced (The Crucible) (도가니)". Hanguk Yeonghwa. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  5. ^ "'별그대' 김현수, "사랑하는 마음은 아직 잘 모르겠어요"(인터뷰)". 10Asia (in Korean). February 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "'조선 총잡이' 이준기-남상미-김현수, '감사의 하트' 인증샷". News Culture (in Korean). July 31, 2014.
  7. ^ "New Trailer For Familyhood (Goodbye Single) With Kim Hye-Soo". Film Smash. June 15, 2016. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  8. ^ "김혜수 앞에서도 빛나는 당찬 소녀, '굿바이 싱글' 김현수". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). July 8, 2016.
  9. ^ "Kim Hyun-soo lands in first solo lead in JTBC drama "Solomon's Perjury"". Hancinema. 10Asia. November 3, 2016.
  10. ^ "[PREVIEW] "Horror Stories": Return of authentic Korean horror film". 10Asia. July 20, 2012.
  11. ^ "'살인자' 김현수, "힘들었던 것? 마동석에게 목 졸리는 장면"". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). January 9, 2014.
  12. ^ "Now Playing: Murderer". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 2016-12-04.
  13. ^ "아역 대세 서영주-김현수, '간신'서 만났다…강렬한 인상". Sports Donga (in Korean). June 9, 2015.
  14. ^ "KIM Hye-soo, Don LEE Embark on FAMILY PLAN". Korean Film Biz Zone. September 10, 2015.
  15. ^ "JANG Hyuk Sharpens Up for SWORDSMAN". Korean Film Biz Zone. 28 January 2017.
  16. ^ "[단독]이유진·김현수, 소지섭·손예진 아역된다". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 28 July 2017.
  17. ^ "SON Ye-jin and SO Ji-sub Come Together for Melodrama BE WITH YOU". Korean Film Biz Zone. September 7, 2017.
  18. ^ "'도가니' 아역 김현수, '뿌리깊은…' 신세경 아역으로 안방극장 인사". Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 3, 2011.
  19. ^ "[사진]김현수,'대왕의꿈 많은 관심 부탁드려요!'". Osen (in Korean). June 14, 2012.
  20. ^ "스포츠서울 :: '굿닥터' 김현수 "전지현 선배처럼 멋진 배우로 크고 싶어요"". Sports Seoul (in Korean). November 25, 2013.
  21. ^ "서태지-아이유 '소격동' 뮤비 김현수, '별그대' 전지현 아역이네!". The Donga Ilbo (in Korean). September 30, 2014.
  22. ^ "2014 APAN Star Awards 대전드라마페스티벌 성료". MBS TV (in Korean). November 20, 2014.

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