Kim Ji-soo (actress)
Kim Ji-soo at the 5th World Ceramic Biennale press conference in Korea (2009)
24 October 1972
|Other names||Kim Ji-su|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Ji-su|
|Revised Romanization||Yang Seong-yun|
Kim Ji-soo (born Yang Sung-yoon on October 24, 1972) is a South Korean actress.
A graduate of Kaywon High School of the Arts, Kim made her acting debut in 1992. She worked as a television actress for over a decade before branching out into film, saying in an interview that, "I was getting older by the second, and I hated becoming complacent." In 2005, Kim made her first big screen appearance with a leading role in Lee Yoon-ki's This Charming Girl, a character study of a twenty-something single woman working at a post office. The film was well received by critics, and Kim herself was singled out for praise, with The Japan Times commenting, "Kim's performance is a masterful balance of understatedness and open-wounded vulnerability." Kim won Best Actress at the Singapore International Film Festival, and Best New Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Busan Film Critics Awards, and Korean Film Awards, with a further nomination at the Grand Bell Awards. Due to the success of This Charming Girl on the international film festival circuit, and in recognition of her role in promoting Korean culture overseas, Kim was invited to a Blue House luncheon, where she met then-South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun and First Lady Kwon Yang-suk.
In 2006 Kim appeared in several films, first with Jo Jae-hyun in the melodrama Romance, though she was publicly critical about the lack of depth to her character. In October 2006, she portrayed a victim of the Sampoong Department Store collapse in Traces of Love, which was selected as the opening film of the 11th Pusan International Film Festival. In November 2006, Kim starred opposite Han Suk-kyu in the romantic drama Solace, receiving a nomination for Best Actress at the Korean Film Awards.
Kim returned to television in May 2008 with a leading role in the drama Women of the Sun. Her turn as a complex antiheroine garnered praise, and she won a Top Excellence Award in Acting at the year-end KBS Drama Awards and a nomination for Best TV Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2010 she starred in her first historical series The King of Legend which focuses on Geunchogo, the 13th ruler of Baekje. Shortly before the drama's premiere, Kim was involved in a drunken hit-and-run accident (this was her second offense; her first DUI was in 2000 for which she lost her license). Amidst a wave of complaints demanding that she be fired from the drama, broadcast station KBS stuck by the actress, and Kim released an official apology and paid the fine of ₩10 million. She was later listed among the top 10 highest-paid entertainers on KBS for the year 2011, with a salary of ₩400 million. Starring roles followed in Love Again (2012) and One Warm Word (2013).
When asked in an interview if she would consider appearing nude onscreen, Kim replied, "I don't want to take nude scenes to prove my passion for acting, which I have always had."
|1992||Female Detective 8080||Detective Cha Song-hwa||SBS|
|Time of Ardor||SBS|
|1993||Faraway Songba River||SBS|
|1994||General Hospital||Nurse Joo Kyung-hee||MBC|
|The Last Lover||Joo-hee||MBC|
|1997||The Angel Within||KBS2|
|One-Act Play "Two Mothers"||SBS|
|When She Beckons||Kim In-hwa/Jang In-young||KBS2|
|MBC Best Theater "Solomon's Thieves"||MBC|
|Letters Written on a Cloudy Day||SBS|
|See and See Again||Eun-joo||MBC|
|1999||MBC Best Theater "Once in a Lifetime"||MBC|
|2000||Bad Friends||Lee Sang-eun||MBC|
|MBC Best Theater "Dong-bo's Bluebird"||MBC|
|Full of Sun||Park Ji-sook||KBS2|
|Foolish Princes||Joo Jang-mi||MBC|
|2001||Wind from the Straits||Fuji TV|
|2002||Sunshine Hunting||Song Hee-ju||KBS2|
|Like a Flowing River||Park Sang-hee||SBS|
|2003||First Love||Yoon Seo-gyung||SBS|
|2004||The Age of Heroes||Park So-sun||MBC|
|2008||Women of the Sun||Shin Do-young/Kim Han-sook||KBS2|
|2010||The King of Legend||Buyeo Hwa||KBS1|
|2012||Love Again||Uhm Ji-hyun||jTBC|
|2013||One Warm Word||Song Mi-kyung||SBS|
|2016||Hwarang: The Poet Warrior Youth||Queen Mother Jiso||KBS2|
|2017||A Korean Odyssey||Na Chal-nyeo||tvN|
|2018||Where Stars Land||Yang Seo-gun||SBS|
|2005||This Charming Girl||Jeong-hae|
|Murder, Take One||Jung Yun-jung (cameo)|
|Love Talk||Jeong-hae (cameo)|
|Traces of Love||Seo Min-joo|
|2011||Come Rain, Come Shine||Woman next door (cameo)|
|2015||Gangnam Blues||Min Seong-hee|
|2016||Woo-joo's Christmas||Sung Woo-joo|
|MBC Popular Song Best 50||MBC|
|1998||Live Dating 11|
|1999||Seo Se-won's Super Stardom||SBS|
|2000||To You Who Forget the Night||KBS Radio 2||DJ|
|1999||"Are You Going"||Jinju|
|2001||"Should I Say I Love You Again?"||Kim Dong-ryool|
|2006||"That Man, That Woman"||Vibe|
Awards and nominations
|1997||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress||When She Beckons||Won|||
|1998||MBC Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||See and See Again||Won|
|2002||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||Like a Flowing River||Won|
|2005||18th Singapore International Film Festival||Best Actress||This Charming Girl||Won|||
|41st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|42nd Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|||
|6th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best New Actress||Won|||
|26th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|||
|4th Korean Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|||
|2006||Mnet KM Music Festival||Best Actress in a Music Video||That Man, That Woman||Won|||
|2007||6th Korean Film Awards||Best Actress||Solace||Nominated|||
|2008||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Women of the Sun||Won|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2011||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama||The King of Legend||Nominated|
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||One Warm Word||Nominated|||
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Nominated|
|2018||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama||Where Stars Land||Nominated|
- Lee, Seung-jae (23 February 2005). "Time Flows... I Just Didn't Want to be Complacent". The Dong-a Ilbo.
- Shoji, Kaori (29 September 2006). "Safe in a world of her own". The Japan Times.
- ""Kim Ji-su Wins Best Actress Award at Singapore Film Festival". KBS Global. 29 April 2005.
- ""Sympathy for Lady Vengeance wins Best Picture Award". KBS Global. 30 November 2005.
- "Film Awards Ceremonies in Korea". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
- "4th Korean Film Awards". iMBC.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2008-02-07.
- "Grand Bell Awards - Daejong Film Festival (2005)". Cinemasie. Retrieved 2008-02-07.
- "Kim Ji-soo Meets President Roh at Luncheon". KBS Global. 31 March 2005.
- Kim, Kyu Hyun. "Romance review". Koreanfilm.org. Retrieved 2008-02-10.
- "Pusan film festival opens with Traces of Love". The Hankyoreh. 12 October 2006.
- "6th Korean Film Awards". iMBC.com (in Korean). Retrieved 2008-02-07.
- "Big4 여배우, 안방극장 U턴 '별들의 전쟁'" [Big 4 Actresses, Television U-Turn War of the Stars]. Sportsseoul (in Korean). 11 April 2008. Archived from the original on 3 February 2013.
- Ko, Hong-ju (25 May 2012). "Women in the Sun Stands Beside The Equator Man". enewsWorld.
- Han, Sang-hee (7 March 2011). "Actress fined W10 mil. for drunk driving". The Korea Times.
- "KBS' Highest-Paid Stars Revealed". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 August 2012.
- "Kim Ji-soo Draws on Personal Heartache in Adultery-Themed Soap". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 January 2014.
- Won, Ho-yeon (24 January 2014). "Warm words, fiery feelings". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Shin, Hae-in (27 March 2006). "What nude scenes mean for actresses". The Korea Herald via Hancinema.
- "Star Couple Part Ways". The Korea Times. 8 October 2009.
- "Actors End 6-Year Love". The Korea Times. 8 October 2009.
- Lim, Hye-seon (8 October 2009). ""Kim Ju-hyeok, Kim Ji-su break up". 10Asia.
- "Kim Ji-su opens up about her younger man". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 May 2012.
- ""Kim Ji-su says he’s not a boy toy". Korea JoongAng Daily. 24 May 2012.
- "Actress Kim Ji-soo unveils picture of boyfriend". The Korea Herald. 3 June 2012.
- "김지수, '화유기' 출연확정 "차승원 첫사랑녀"". My Daily (in Korean). October 30, 2017.
- "[단독] "워커홀릭 변신" 김지수, '여우각시별'로 안방 컴백". News1 (in Korean). July 30, 2018.
- "Kim Ji-soo profile". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- "2006 M.net Korean Music Festival Winners list" Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine. MAMA. Retrieved 2014-06-12.
- Hicap, Jonathan M. (30 April 2014). "Nominees in 50th Baeksang Art Awards revealed". Manila Bulletin.