Kim Jung-hwa in 2010.
September 9, 1983|
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Dongduk Women's University - Broadcasting and Entertainment|
|Spouse(s)||Yoo Eun-sung (m. 2013)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Jeong-hwa|
Kim Jung-hwa (born September 9, 1983) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame in the 2002 sitcom Nonstop 3, and has since played leading roles in the television series 1% of Anything (2003) and Snow White: Taste Sweet Love (2004), as well as the films Spy Girl (2004) and The Elephant on the Bike (2007).
Kim Jung-hwa made her acting debut in 2000 when she appeared in Lee Seung-hwan's music video "You to You." She rose to fame in 2002 with the sitcom Nonstop 3, and was soon cast in supporting roles in the television dramas Glass Slippers (2002) and Into the Sun (2003).
Kim starred as the leading actress in the romantic comedies 1% of Anything (2003) in which she played a middle school teacher who enters a contract marriage with a tycoon's grandson, and Snow White: Taste Sweet Love (2004) where her homely character is unexpectedly caught in a love triangle between two brothers. This was followed by her first film Spy Girl (2004), a comedy about a North Korean agent who goes undercover in the South as a Burger King employee, but to her dismay finds herself becoming popular with the male student customers.
Kim made her stage debut in 2006, in the Russian plays Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov and The Lower Depths by Maxim Gorky. She later starred in the homegrown musical Audition (2007), Sam Shepard's Fool for Love (2010), and the Kim Kwang-seok jukebox musical The Days (2013).
Her next major film role was in 2007's The Elephant on the Bike, as the love interest of an emotionally withdrawn zookeeper with a deformed hand. She then drew positive reviews for her portrayal of a cold-hearted loan shark heiress in the hit drama War of Money. Kim continued to appear in television, notably in four-episode anthology Things We Do That We Know We Will Regret (2008), and historical period dramas The Kingdom of the Winds (2009) and Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror (2011). In 2012, Kim starred in Solid but Fluid (titled "Silverscreen Lovers" in Korean), a 3D short film about a soon-to-be-married couple that catches a glimpse of their future while at the drive-in theater.
Kim published a book of essays in 2012, which included her musings on life as an actress, as well as stories about her volunteer work helping impoverished children as part of the fight against global hunger. She titled it Hello, Agnes!, after the African child with HIV/AIDS whom she met in Uganda and has sponsored since 2009. Kim donated all proceeds to charity.
Kim married contemporary Christian music composer and missionary Yoo Eun-sung on August 24, 2013. They first met when both became goodwill ambassadors for the humanitarian organization Food for the Hungry International, and grew close when Yoo composed the music while Kim wrote the lyrics for the single "Hello, Agnes!" which accompanied the release of Kim's same-titled memoir.
|2001-2002||New Nonstop||Kim Jung-hwa||MBC|
|2002||Glass Slippers||Park Yeon-woong||SBS|
|2002-2003||Nonstop 3||Kim Jung-hwa||MBC|
|2003||Into the Sun||Lee Soo-jin||SBS|
|1% of Anything||Kim Da-hyun||MBC|
|2004||Nonstop 4||Part-time employee
at fast food chain
(cameo, episode 78)
|Snow White: Taste Sweet Love||Ma Young-hee||KBS2|
|Drama City "Massage"||Eun Hee-sung||KBS2|
"A Very Special Flavored Lemonade"
|Woman reading a book||MBC|
|2005||Three-Leaf Clover||Park Yeon-hee||SBS|
|2007||War of Money||Lee Cha-yeon||SBS|
|The Devil That Pours Red Wine||Min Soo-yeon||MBC Every 1|
|2008||Before and After: Plastic Surgery Clinic||TV reporter
(cameo, episode 1)
|Things We Do That We Know
We Will Regret
|Night After Night||Wang Joo-hyun||MBC|
|2008-2009||The Kingdom of the Winds||Princess Yi-ji||KBS2|
|2009||Good Job, Good Job||Na Mi-ra||MBC|
|2010||Life Is Beautiful||Woo Geum-ji||SBS|
|2011-2012||Gwanggaeto, The Great Conqueror||Seol Ji||KBS1|
|2012||Ugly Cake||Kim Joo-hee||MBC|
|2013||She Is Wow!||Actress (cameo, episode 3)||tvN|
|Dating Agency: Cyrano||Yoon Yi-seol||tvN|
|2004||Spy Girl||Park Hyo-jin/Rim Kye-soon|
|2006||No Regret||Shim Hyun-woo (cameo)|
|2007||The Elephant on the Bike||Ji Ha-kyung|
|2008||Dooly and Me (short film)||Soon-ok|
|2010||Tokyo Taxi||Flight attendant (cameo)|
|Read My Lips||Jung-hwa|
|Star of Hope: Ikhwezi Le Themba||Documentary narrator|
|2012||Solid but Fluid (3D short film)||Jin-young|
|2016||Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River|
|2018||Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead|
|2000||"You to You"||Lee Seung-hwan|
|2001||"Christmas Wishes"||Lee Seung-hwan|
|2002||"In My Heart"||4U|
|"Holding On to You"||Naul|
|"No Matter How Much"|
|2004||"No More Now"||Lee So-ra|
|2009||"When I Watch a Drama"||Byul|
|2012||"Hello, Agnes!"||Kim Jung-hwa|
|Music for You with Kim Jung-hwa||MBC FM4U||DJ|
|2010-present||Project Hope Volunteer: Donating Is Happiness||MBC||Host|
|2012||Just a Moment Campaign||MBC FM4U||DJ|
|The Lower Depths||Nastya|
|2010||Fool for Love||May|
|2008||"Guidelines for Ex-lovers"||Track from Audition cast recording|
|2012||Hello, Agnes!||Paper Book||ISBN 9788997148233|
Awards and nominations
|2002||MBC Entertainment Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom||Nonstop 3||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Glass Slippers||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Nonstop 3||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Into the Sun||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actress||1% of Anything||Nominated|
|2004||KBS Drama Awards||Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama||Massage||Nominated|
|2007||SBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries||War of Money||Nominated|
|2008||KBS Drama Awards||Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama||Things We Do That We Know We Will Regret||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Song Il-gook||The Kingdom of the Winds||Nominated|
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