Kim So-hyun

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Kim So-hyun
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In January 2015
Born (1999-06-04) June 4, 1999 (age 18)
Nationality South Korean
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006-present
Agent SidusHQ
Korean name
Hangul 김소현
Hanja 金所炫
Revised Romanization Gim So-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Kim So-hyŏn

Kim So-hyun (Hangul김소현; Hanja金所炫; born June 4, 1999), is a South Korean actress.[1] She 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 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) and historical melodrama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (2017).


2006–2011: Beginnings as a child actress[edit]

Kim debuted as an 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 built her work as a child actress.[2]

2012–2014: Rising popularity[edit]

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.[3] This was followed by well-received supporting turns in fantasy-comedy Rooftop Prince and melodrama Missing You,[4] for which she received her first acting award as "Best Child Actress" at the 1st K-Drama Star Awards.[5]

In 2013, Kim became a co-host of MBC's music program Music Core along with Minho of SHINee and Noh Hong-chul. She left the show in 2015.[6]

2015–present: Transition to lead roles[edit]

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.[7] She was awarded "Star of the Year" at the 8th Korea Drama Awards for her performance.[8]

In 2016, Kim starred in romance film Pure Love, mystery-school web drama Nightmare Teacher and three-episode drama special Page Turner.[9][10] 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.[11][12]

Kim then starred in the historical drama The Emperor: Owner of the Mask which premiered in May 10, 2017.[13]



Year Title Role
2008 My Name Is Pity (short film) young Jin-ha
2010 Man of Vendetta Joo Hye-rin
2011 Sin of a Family Jung Myung-hee
Spy Papa Soon-bok
2012 I Am the King Sol-bi
2013 Killer Toon young Mi-sook
2016 Pure Love Jung Soo-ok
The Last Princess teenage Princess Deokhye
2017 Your Name Mitsuha Miyamizu (voice only, Korean dub)[14]

Television series[edit]

In January 2014
Year Title Role Network
2006 Drama City "Ten Minute, Minor" KBS2
2007 A Happy Woman young Lee Ji-yeon
Que Sera Sera young Han Eun-soo MBC
2008 Hometown of Legends
"Child, Let's Go to Cheong Mountain"
Yeon-hwa KBS2
2008-2009 Wife and Woman Jo Je-ni
2009 Ja Myung Go Myo-ri SBS
2010 Birth of the Rich young Lee Shin-mi KBS2
King of Baking, Kim Takgu young Gu Ja-rim
2011 The Thorn Birds young Seo Jung-eun
The Duo young Geum-ok MBC
2011-2012 Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats young Jung Ji-na jTBC
2012 Moon Embracing the Sun young Yoon Bo-kyung MBC
Rooftop Prince young Hong Se-na/
young Crown Princess Hwa-yong
Love Again Jung Yoo-ri jTBC
Reckless Family - Season 1 Kim So-hyun MBC Every 1
Ma Boy Jang Geu-rim Tooniverse
2012-2013 Missing You young Lee Soo-yeon MBC
2013 Iris II: New Generation young Ji Soo-yeon KBS2
The Secret of Birth young Jung Yi-hyun SBS
I Can Hear Your Voice young Jang Hye-sung
The Suspicious Housekeeper[15] Eun Han-gyul
2014 Triangle[16] young Shin-hye MBC
Reset[17] Choi Seung-hee/Jo Eun-bi OCN
Drama Special "We All Cry Differently" Ryu Ji-hye KBS2
2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Choi Eun-seol SBS
Who Are You: School 2015 Lee Eun-bi/Go Eun-byul KBS2
2016 Page Turner Yoon Yoo-seul
Hey Ghost, Let's Fight Kim Hyun-ji tvN
Guardian: The Lonely and Great God Queen Sun-hee (Cameo)
2017 The Emperor: Owner of the Mask Han Ga-eun MBC
While You Were Sleeping Cameo SBS

Web series[edit]

Year Title Original Title Role Website
2016 Nightmare Teacher 악몽선생 Kang Ye-rim Naver TV Cast


In June 2016
Year Title Network Notes
2012 MelOn Music Awards LOEN Entertainment Special host, with Shin Bora
2013-2015 Show! Music Core MBC Main host, with Noh Hong-chul, Choi Min-ho and Zico
2015 MelOn Music Awards LOEN Entertainment Special host, with Kim Shin-young, Lee Yu-bi and Irene
Mnet Asian Music Awards Mnet Special host, with Yeo Jin-goo
KBS Drama Awards KBS Main host, with Jun Hyun-moo and Park Bo-gum
2016 Dream Concert[18] SBS Main host with Leeteuk and Hong Jong-Hyun

Variety show[edit]

In September 2014
Year Title Network Notes
2012 Yoo Jae-suk and Kim Won-hee's Come to Play MBC Guest, episode 391
Strong Heart SBS Guest, episodes 157-158
Quiz to Change the World MBC Guest, episode 167
2013 Global Homestay Narrator, episode 1
2014 I Live Alone Cameo, episode 42, 66, 111
100 People, 100 Songs jTBC Guest, episode 1
2015 We Got Married MBC Cameo, episode 256
MBC Section TV Narrator, 800th Episode Special
2016 Cool Kiz on The Block KBS2 Guest, episode 155
Running Man SBS Guest, Episode 331 Christmas Special

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2012 "Let's Walk Together" Touch
"Legend of Tears" [19]
2013 "I.Y.A.H" Boyfriend [20]


Year Title Role
2007 The Great Jang-geum Dae Jang-Geum


Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Title Notes
2011 "Family Picture" Sin of a Family OST
"Daddy and Me" Spy Papa OST[21]
2013 "First Love" The Suspicious Housekeeper OST
2014 "Reset" Reset OST
2016 "Violet Fragrance" Pure Love OST
"Water is Wide"
"Dream" Hey Ghost, Let's Fight OST
2017 "Can't You Hear My Heart" The Emperor: Owner of the Mask OST


Year Title Notes
Festive Korea

Fan meeting[edit]

Date City Country/Region Title Venue Ref.
April 9, 2016 Taipei  Taiwan Lovely Day Ming Chuan University [22]
June 3, 2017 Seoul  Korea Sangmyung Art Centre [23]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1st K-Drama Star Awards
Best Young Actress Missing You,
Ma Boy
Won [5]
5th Korea Drama Awards
Moon Embracing the Sun Nominated
31st MBC Drama Awards
Popularity Award Nominated
Best Young Actress Moon Embracing the Sun,
Missing You
13th Korea Youth Film Festival
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 [24]
6th Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards
Style Icon Rookie Award N/A Won
28th KBS Drama Awards
Popular Actress in a One-Act / Special Drama We All Cry Differently Won
14th MBC Entertainment Awards
Most Popular Award in a Variety Show Show! Music Core Won [25]
8th Korea Drama Awards
Star of the Year Who Are You: School 2015 Won [8]
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 [26]
Netizen Award, Actress Won
Best Couple with Yook Sungjae Won
Multimedia & Film Technology Awards
Shining Actress Award N/A Won
KBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award for Special Drama
Page Turner


  1. ^ a b "Kim So-hyun: My name is...". TenAsia (in Korean). November 16, 2012. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  2. ^ "For Teen Actress, Castings Akin to Cram School". The Chosun Ilbo. December 14, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2014. 
  3. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (September 11, 2012). "The Sun and the Moon Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun Cast in New Drama Together". enewsWorld. Retrieved October 29, 2012. 
  4. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (October 24, 2012). "Yeo Jin Gu and Kim So Hyun Film for I Miss You". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 20, 2012. 
  5. ^ a b "Winners and Performers of the 2012 K-Drama Star Awards". Soompi. December 9, 2012. 
  6. ^ "How ′Music Core′s′ New Charts will Work". enewsWorld. April 18, 2013. 
  7. ^ "'Who Are You' to deal with mysteries of youth". The Korea Times. Retrieved May 22, 2017. 
  8. ^ a b "[2015 KDA]김수현 눈물의 대상 '2년 연속 수상'". Star Daily (in Korean). October 29, 2015. 
  9. ^ "Do Kyung-soo and Kim So-hyun’s film to open in Feb.". Kpop Herald. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  10. ^ "김소현, '페이지터너'서 천재 피아니스트 변신". TV Report. 2015-11-17. Retrieved 2017-03-01. 
  11. ^ Kim Jin-seok (April 27, 2016). "[단독]김소현, tvN '싸우자 귀신아' 여주인공 확정". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved June 4, 2016. 
  12. ^ "김소현 측 "‘도깨비’ 특별출연… 캐릭터 비중 높다" [공식입장]". Naver. Retrieved 2016-10-14. 
  13. ^ "Kim So-hyun takes starring role in ‘Ruler’". Korea JoongAng Daily. 12 November 2016. 
  14. ^ "Ji Chang-wook, Kim So-hyun to dub Japanese film ‘Your Name’". The Korea Herald. 
  15. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (August 23, 2013). "Kim So Hyun Cast in The Strange Housekeeper with Choi Ji Woo". enewsWorld. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Teen actress takes on new role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 
  17. ^ Lee, Sun-min (August 22, 2014). "Reset revisits a murky past". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 3, 2015. 
  18. ^ "Starlet Kim So-hyun to host Dream Concert". Korea JoongAng Daily. 30 May 2016. 
  19. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (December 3, 2012). " Releases Legend of Tears with Kim So Hyun and Baek Seung Hwan". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  20. ^ Ho, Stewart (January 7, 2013). "Child Actress Kim So Hyun Stars in Boyfriend's New MV". enewsWorld. Retrieved January 30, 2013. 
  21. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (18 April 2013). "Spy Papa OST". HanCinema. Retrieved 2015-06-03. 
  22. ^ "'신한류 요정' 김소현, 생애 첫 대만 팬미팅서 눈물 펑펑". TV Daily. 
  23. ^ "'김소현, 생일맞이 첫 팬미팅…무엇이든 들어주는 '소원 요정". sedaily. 
  24. ^ Lee, Cory (January 2, 2014). "Lee Bo-young Grabs 1st Top Prize at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on March 28, 2014. 
  25. ^ "Winners of the MBC Entertainment Awards". Koreaboo. December 29, 2014. Retrieved 2016-12-01. 
  26. ^ "Check out the Winners from ‘2015 KBS Drama Awards’". BNT News. 

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