Kim So-hye

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Kim So-hye
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Kim in April 2019
Native name
Kim So-hye

(1999-07-19) July 19, 1999 (age 19)
Seoul, South Korea
  • Actress
  • singer
Musical career
Years active2015–present
Associated actsI.O.I
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim So-hye
McCune–ReischauerKim So-hye

Kim So-hye (born July 19, 1999) is a South Korean actress and singer signed under S&P Entertainment. She is best known for finishing fifth in Mnet's K-pop girl group survival show Produce 101 and for being a member of girl group I.O.I, and her roles in Poetry Story, Kang Deok-soon's Love History, and Best Chicken.

Early life[edit]

Born in Seoul, Kim So-hye was a volleyball player in junior high, and won the National Junior High Title as a libero.[1] Kim graduated from the Gyeonggi Girls' High School.[2]


2016: Produce 101 and I.O.I[edit]

Coming from an acting company, Kim was training to become an actress and had no experience in singing and dancing before joining Produce 101.[3] She finished in fifth place out of the 101 girls competing and became a member of I.O.I.[4] Her company, Redline Entertainment, maintained that she would continue her acting training once she finished promoting with the group.[5]

2017–present: Solo career[edit]

In June 2016, Kim created her own management label, S&P (Shark & Penguin) Entertainment.[6] She also opened a coffee shop, Penguin's Café, in Seocho District to provide a space where she and her agency could connect with fans.[7]

Aside from participating in activities as part of I.O.I, Kim was a regular host on MBC Every1's Star Show 360 and SBS' Game Show.[8][9]

In 2017, Kim made her acting debut in the web drama Poetry Story.[10] The same year, she was cast as the female lead in her first television drama, Kang Deok-soon's Love History.[11]

In 2018, Kim was cast in the youth drama Best Chicken as the female lead.[12]

In 2019, Kim was confirmed to make her big-screen debut in the melodrama film Full Moon.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
2019 Full Moon Sae-bom

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2017 Queen of the Ring MBC Park Se-gun's ex-girlfriend Cameo (Episode 1)[14]
Poetry Story Mobidic Lee Ah-chim (Morning) [10]
Drama Special: Kang Deok-soon's Love History KBS2 Kang Deok-soon [15]
Unexpected Heroes Naver TV Cast Lee Yoon-ji [16]
2018 Society Obsessed with Love Onstyle Han Sa-rang [17]
Ambergris Samsung Han Seul [18]
2019 Best Chicken MBN and Dramax Seo Bo-ah [12]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2016 Star Show 360 MBC Every1 Regular host [8]
Produce 101 Mnet Contestant
2016-2018 Game Show Yoo Hee Nak Rak SBS Regular host [9]
2017 English Lecture Program EBS MC [19]
Follow Me 8S FashionN [20]
2019 Wanna Play? GG Channel A Cast member

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2017 2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama Special: Kang Deok-soon's Love History Nominated [citation needed]


  1. ^ "'컬투쇼' 김소혜 "배구부 출신, 서울시 대회서 1등" 반전 고백". TV Report (in Korean). February 28, 2017.
  2. ^ "[SBS Star] Super Junior HeeChul Attends Kim So Hye's Graduation Ceremony". SBS News. February 8, 2018.
  3. ^ "[프로듀스101 매력탐구]김소혜, 별에서 온 연습생". edaily (in Korean). February 16, 2016.
  4. ^ "'프로듀스101' IOI 11명 데뷔확정, 1위 전소미&2위 김세정 [종합]". TV Daily (in Korean). April 2, 2016.
  5. ^ Choi, Na-young. "'IOI' 김소혜, 배우 꿈 놓지 않는다…"연기 트레이닝 계속"". Nate (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved May 1, 2016.
  6. ^ Cho, He-jin. "I.O.I′s Kim Sohye Establishes Entertainment Agency". Mwave. CJ E&M enewsWorld. Retrieved June 22, 2016.
  7. ^ "I.O.I′s Kim Sohye Establishes Entertainment Agency". Mwave. June 22, 2016.
  8. ^ a b "아이오아이 김소혜, '스타쇼360'으로 첫 예능 고정 발탁". Osen (in Korean). August 25, 2016.
  9. ^ a b "SBS 측 "김희철X김소혜, 게임쇼 '유희낙락' 출연 확정"". Herald Pop (in Korean). December 6, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "I.O.I 김소혜 첫 주연작 '시(詩)스토리' 소혜 편 티저 선공개". Sports Chosun (in Korean). March 31, 2017.
  11. ^ "Kim Sohye from I.O.I lands a lead role in a KBS special drama". KBS World. September 1, 2017.
  12. ^ a b "박선호X김소혜, 한일합작 드라마 '최고의 치킨' 캐스팅 확정(공식)". Newsen (in Korean). August 22, 2018.
  13. ^ "I.O.I 김소혜, 스크린 데뷔…'만월' 김희애 딸 캐스팅". SPOTV News (in Korean). January 16, 2019.
  14. ^ "김소혜 '반지의 여왕' 특별 출연…'따귀 연기' 제대로". Sports Donga (in Korean). March 7, 2017.
  15. ^ "Kim Sohye takes on country girl in "Drama Special - Kang Deok-soon's Love History"". Hancinema. September 2, 2017.
  16. ^ "[공식]'뜻밖의 히어로즈' 최종훈X이민혁X김소혜X박하나 출연 확정". Sports Chosun (in Korean). November 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "Kim So Hye forced to find love in new web drama". IB Times. August 16, 2018.
  18. ^ "Samsung's Sci-Fi Web Drama "Ambergris" Releases Trailer and Posters". Hancinema. September 7, 2018.
  19. ^ 오소영 (December 1, 2016). "[단독] 아이오아이 김소혜, EBS 영어강의 MC 발탁" (in Korean). Retrieved February 1, 2017.
  20. ^ 김양수 (July 28, 2017). "'팔로우미8S' 새MC 김소혜 "정채연 강력추천"". Naver (in Korean). Retrieved October 15, 2017.

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