Kim in 2017
June 4, 1999|
|Revised Romanization||Gim So-hyeon|
Kim So-hyun (Hangul: 김소현; Hanja: 金所炫; born June 4, 1999) is a South Korean actress who began her career as a child actress in 2006 and initially gained public attention for playing a villainous young queen-to-be in Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and a girl who falls into tragedy in Missing You (2013). She was then affectionately labeled as "Nation's Little Sister". She took on her first leading role in teen drama Who Are You: School 2015 (2015) and since then, has starred in horror comedy Hey Ghost, Let's Fight (2016), historical melodrama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017) and romantic comedy Radio Romance (2018).
Kim was born in Australia. She moved to South Korea when she was seven years old, and graduated from Yongin Munjung Middle School in 2015. She was homeschooled for her secondary education, and will enroll at Hanyang University's Department of Theater, through rolling admission, in 2018.
In January 2018, the Pyeongchang Organizing Committee for the 2018 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games (POCOG) chose Kim and Yoo Seung-min as the National Representative of Honorary Smile to represent Korea's smile and kindness.
2006–2011: Beginnings as a child actress
Kim debuted as a child actress under Sidus HQ, playing a supporting role in the 2006 Drama City special titled Ten Minute Minor. She continued to portray the child counterparts of the female protagonists in television series as well as movies, and build her credits.
2012–2014: Rising popularity
She gained public attention in 2012 when she featured in the fantasy-period drama Moon Embracing the Sun as the younger version of the second female lead. This was followed by well-received supporting turns in fantasy-comedy Rooftop Prince and melodrama Missing You, for which she received her first acting award as "Best Child Actress" at the 1st K-Drama Star Awards.
2015–present: Transition to lead roles
In 2015, Kim starred in KBS's school series Who Are You: School 2015, playing dual roles as twins Lee Eun-bi and Go Eun-byul. She was awarded "Star of the Year" at the 8th Korea Drama Awards for her performance.
In 2016, Kim starred in romance film Pure Love, mystery-school web drama Nightmare Teacher and three-episode drama special Page Turner. She then starred in the horror comedy Hey Ghost, Let's Fight, and had a recurring guest role in the hit fantasy drama Guardian: The Lonely and Great God.
Kim then starred in the historical drama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask which premiered in May 10, 2017. In August 2017, she ended her contract with her agency Sidus HQ, after seven years in the company. In December, Kim launched her own one-person agency, E&T Story Entertainment, in partnership with LOEN Entertainment. The agency is currently led by Park Chan-woo, Kim's manager in her SidusHQ days.
|2007||"You Better Not Cry" (sung by 4Angel)|
|2011||"Family Picture"||Sin of a Family|
|"Daddy and Me"||Spy Papa|||
|2013||"First Love"||The Suspicious Housekeeper|
|2016||"Water is Wide"'||Pure Love|
|"Dream"||Hey Ghost, Let's Fight|||
|2017||"Can't You Hear My Heart"||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask|||
|2016||April 9||Taipei||Taiwan||Lovely Day||Ming Chuan University|||
|2017||June 3||Seoul||Korea||Sangmyung Art Centre|||
|November 11||Taipei||Taiwan||Sweet Dream||Syntrend Creative Park 5/F Clapper Studio|||
|2018||July 1||Tokyo||Japan||Kim So Hyun 1st Premium Fanmeeting 2018||Shinagawa Intercity Hall|||
Awards and nominations
|2012||1st K-Drama Star Awards||Best Young Actress||Missing You,
|5th Korea Drama Awards||Moon Embracing the Sun||Nominated|
|31st MBC Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Best Young Actress||Moon Embracing the Sun,
|2013||13th Korea Youth Film Festival||Won|||
|13th MBC Entertainment Awards||Best Female Newcomer in a Variety Show||Show! Music Core||Won|||
|21st SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||The Suspicious Housekeeper||Won|||
|6th Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards||Style Icon Rookie Award||N/A||Nominated|
|2014||28th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama||We All Cry Differently||Won|||
|14th MBC Entertainment Awards||Most Popular Award in a Variety Show||Show! Music Core||Won|||
|2015||8th Korea Drama Awards||Star of the Year||Who Are You: School 2015||Won|||
|30th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards||Rising Star Award||N/A||Won|||
|29th KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Who Are You: School 2015||Won|||
|Netizen Award, Actress||Won|
|Best Couple with Yook Sungjae||Won|
|2016||Multimedia & Film Technology Awards||Shining Actress Award||N/A||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award for Special Drama||Page Turner||Nominated|
|2017||Korea Hallyu Awards||Popular Culture Awards||The Emperor: Owner of the Mask||Won|||
|44th MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Won|||
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