|Born||November 9, 1984|
Incheon, South Korea
|Other names||Goo Hye-sun|
(m. 2016; div. 2019)
|Revised Romanization||Gu Hye-seon|
Koo Hye-sun (Korean: 구혜선; born November 9, 1984) is a South Korean actress, singer-songwriter, director and artist. She gained widespread recognition in the television dramas Pure in Heart (2006), The King And I (2007), Boys Over Flowers (2009), Take Care of Us, Captain (2012), Angel Eyes (2014) and Blood (2015).
Koo Hye-sun entered the entertainment industry after gaining popularity on the Internet as an ulzzang. She used to be a trainee under SM Entertainment, before switching over to DSP Media and preparing to debut in a girl group called Ria. But after it didn't work out she then signed under YG Entertainment. Originally set to debut as a singer (supposedly in a three-member girl group with 2NE1's Park Bom and Sandara Park), YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-suk advised Koo to pursue acting rather than music. She made her debut in a CF for Sambo computers and then made her television debut in the KBS horror series Anagram, and continued to appear in one-act dramas. Her performance as Hye-jin in the 2004 MBC sitcom Nonstop 5 attracted the audience's attention.
Koo soon rose to fame in the 2006 television drama Pure in Heart and surprised critics with her performance in the historical drama The King and I. She then starred in the historical drama Strongest Chil Woo.
After a year in limbo with no broadcasting slot, her first pre-produced drama The Musical finally aired in September 2011. Koo next starred as a female pilot in the SBS series Take Care of Us, Captain, followed by Absolute Darling, the Taiwanese drama adaptation of the manga Absolute Boyfriend.
Koo then made a small screen comeback acting in SBS's weekend drama Angel Eyes in 2014. She played a legally blind woman who gets her vision back in an operation and decides to embrace life with passion by becoming an emergency rescue worker.
In February 2015, Koo starred in KBS's vampire drama Blood. She plays an arrogant genius physician who entered medical school at a young age of 17. Blood suffered low ratings in Korea and was criticized for her acting. On November 6, 2015, Koo was confirmed to be starring in a Chinese drama The Legendary Tycoon which tells the life story of Run Run Shaw, a self-made entertainment mogul from Hong Kong.
In recent years, Koo has displayed her vocal talents through soundtrack releases as well as digital singles. In 2005, she released her first single "Happy Birthday to You" for Nonstop 5. In 2006, she released the track "Sarang Ga" ("Love Story"), which became the title song of Pure in Heart. In 2012, Koo released her first self-composed soundtrack, titled "Fly Again" for SBS's Take Care of Us, Captain, which she stars in.
Koo released her first album Breath in 2009, an album of new-age music which included her composed song for her friend and singer, Gummy, entitled "Around the Alley". She then released her self composed and written digital single "Brown Hair" in 2010, with the music rearranged by bossa nova pianist Choi In-young. In 2012, Koo released "It's You" and its music video. She not only wrote the music and lyrics of "It's You", but also filmed and edited the music video. In 2014, Koo released her 5th digital single "Happy", which is also a remake to Seo In-guk's song "Were We Happy". She released another self-written single titled "Must" the same year, which also serves as the soundtrack of her film My Daughtr.
In 2015, she released a second album titled Breath 2, which serves as a follow up to her 2009 album Breath. The title track "After 10 Years 100 Years" is a remake of the OST from the film The Peach Tree. Koo held her first concert the same year.
In 2016, Koo released the song "Written and Erased", which is a collaboration song of Koo with The Blind. On April 28, she released her first regular album And Spring that consist of 11 tracks including her singles "Stupid", "Brown Hair", and "It's You."
Koo made her debut as a director through her short film The Madonna. The film which was centered around the topic of assisted suicide, debuted at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival. The film was featured in several film events, including the Asiana International Short Film Festival and the Pusan Asian Short Film Festival where it won "Audience Award" category. The Madonna also won the "Spotlight Award" at the 12th Short Shorts Film Festival which was held in Tokyo from June 10 through 20, 2010. She shared that the reason of herself making film was "It's not like I dreamed of becoming a filmmaker since I was young. I'm interested in many things, including music, art and literature, and I thought I could incorporate all those things by making a film."
The following year, Koo directed her first feature-length film Magic. The film was invited and screened at the 6th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival (JIMFF) from August 12 to 17, 2010 and the 23rd Annual Tokyo International Film Festival. She continued directing short films such as You (2010) Fragments of Sweet Memories (2012), as well as trailers for film festivals. Fragment of Sweet Memories was selected as one of Korea's outstanding 3D films, and was shown at the Cinemountain in Busan Cinema Center during the International 3D Festival (I3DF), which Koo serves as the promotional ambassador of. The film was also selected as a finalist for the Seoul Senior Film Festival, and received citation from the Mayor Park Won-soon.
In 2011, Koo established her own company, Koo Hye-sun Film, under which she would produce and film her projects. Her second directorial feature The Peach Tree was the first film made under her newly established production company. She also wrote the theme song and novel version of the film. On October 25, 2012, she was awarded the Minister Commendation at the 14th Annual Republic of Korea Design Award for The Peach Tree.
In 2013, Koo directed a short film for Samsung Galaxy S4, as part of the project "Story of Me and S4". The same year, she served as the jury for the 9th Jecheon International Music and Film Festival.
In 2014, Koo released her fifth directed film, Daughter. Not only did she took part in producing, script-writing and directing of the movie, she also plays the main character as a mother who gives her daughter an oppressive corporal punishment. The film aims to address and make known to society the problems of child abuse. Daughter was invited to Busan International Film Festival.
In 2021, her short film Dark Yellow had a special screening at 25th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival on July 11. She addressed a press conference and met with the audience. She also acted in the film as a woman working at a flower shop.
As artist and an ambassador
Aside from her acting and directional works, Koo participates in a wide range of projects, including writing and drawing as well as ambassador activities. In recognition of her versatility and talents, Koo was voted as the Best Female Artist in the Entertainment Industry in 2012. She also received the Korea Fulfillment Award, and the Ministry Award for "sharing happiness" for her charitable acts.
In 2009, Koo published her first illustrated novel Tango (탱고), centered around a 20-something young girl who goes through two separate relationships to finally mature into a woman. The book was a bestseller, selling 30,000 copies within a week. Its release coincided with her first solo art exhibition, also titled "Tango" which was held in July 2009 at La Mer Gallery and attracted a total of 10,000 visitors. The exhibition featured around 40 of Koo's illustrations, some from her novel. She held her second art exhibition in 2012, titled "Afterimage" at the Hangaram Design Arts Center in the Seoul Arts Center. She donated all proceeds from the sale of her artwork toward purchasing "clean cars" (germ-free automobiles) for the Korea Leukemia Patient Group.
From 17–31 August 2013, she held exhibition entitled "Anything That Leaves Yearning Is All Beautiful". The same year, Koo attended the Hong Kong Contemporary Art Fair. The illustration poster of her cat 'Mango' will be sold at this exhibition, where the profit will be donated to charity organization ‘Community Chest Hong Kong’. Koo was also appointed as the 2013 Cheongju International Craft Biennale (CICB) ambassador, as well as the ambassador for ArtisTree, an organization to encourage arts.
On March 11, 2016, Koo was confirmed to be dating her Blood co-star Ahn Jae-hyun since April 2015. The couple officially registered their marriage at the Gangnam district office on May 20, 2016 and married on May 21, 2016. They announced that instead of holding a wedding party, they would donate the money to the pediatric ward of Severance Hospital. The pair appeared in the reality show Newlywed Diary produced by Na Young-seok, which showcased their married life.
In August 2019, it was reported Ahn requested a divorce from Koo. On August 18, 2019, Koo posted an image of text messages between her and her husband Ahn Jae-hyun discussing divorce to her Instagram account. Another image was posted with a caption that explained she wanted to preserve her marriage, while Ahn did not. The posts were later deleted. Koo suffered numerous malicious comments on social media every time she criticized Ahn publicly. Ahn submitted an application to the Seoul Family Court on September 9, 2019 for divorce against Koo, and it was delivered to Koo on September 18, 2019.
On September 1, 2019, Koo revealed in Instagram post that she would be taking a break from the entertainment industry to resume college.
|2007||August Rush||Girl on couch||(Cameo) American production|
|2008||Baby and I||Han Joon-soo|
|2014||Daughter||San||Also director and screenwriter|
|Drama City – Anagram||Nurse||KBS2|
|2005||Drama City – Everybody Cha Cha Cha|
|Ballad of Seodong||Eun-jin||SBS|
|2006||Pure in Heart||Yang Guk-hwa||KBS1|
|2007||The King and I||Queen Je-heon/Yoon So-hwa||SBS|
|2008||Strongest Chil Woo||Yoon So-yoon||KBS2|
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||Geum Jan-di|
|2011||The Musical||Go Eun-bi||SBS|
|2012||Take Care of Us, Captain||Han Da-jin|
|Absolute Darling||Guan Xiao Fei||GTV||Chinese drama|
|2014||Heo Nanseolheon||Heo Nanseolheon||MBC||Documentary narrator|||
|Angel Eyes||Yoon Soo-wan||SBS|
|2015||Blood||Yoo Ri-ta/Yoo Chae-yoon||KBS2|
|2017||You Are Too Much||Jung Hae-dang||MBC||up until Episode 6, replaced by Jang Hee-jin|
|2012||The Hospice for the Children Who Live for Today||SBS|||
|2013||Prime||MBC||I Love Wood segment|||
|2014||Miracles in December||KBS1||Angel Bread segment|||
|2017||The Lovebirds||Cast||Episode 1-6||tvN||with Ahn Jae-hyun|
|2002||"We Make a Good Pair"||Sung Si-kyung|
|2004||"The Reason I Close My Eyes"||Taebin|
|2006||"Forget You"||Soul Star|
|2007||"Yesterday Is Different from Today"||Kim Ji-eun|
|2010||"Touch Your Heart"||Fahrenheit|
|"Brown Hair"||Koo Hye-sun|
|2013||"With Laughter or with Tears"||Seo In-guk|
|"It's You"||Koo Hye-sun|
|2014||"She's So High"||Beatburger|
|"Floral Rain"||Koo Hye-sun|
|2015||"After 10 Years 100 Years"|
|"A Day Without Sound"|
|2012||The Peach Tree||Director,
|2009||The Madonna (aka The Cheerful Caretaker)||Director,
|2012||Fragments of Sweet Memories (3D)||Director,
|2013||White Dog (Samsung Galaxy S4)||Director,
singer of theme song
|Cristina Fernandez Lee
|2018||Mystery Pink||Director, Screenwriter||Seo Hyun-jin
|2021||Dark Yellow||Director, Screenwriter||Ahn Seo-hyun
|2009||7th Asiana International Short Film Festival||Seo Hyun-jin|
|2011||13th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul||Koo Hye-sun|
|2013||14th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival|||
|2014||10th Jecheon International Music & Film Festival||Koo Hye-sun, Seong Seung-han, Choi In-young|||
|2009||Breath||YG Entertainment||Singer, composer|||
|2020||Breath 3||YG Plus||Composer|
|2005||"Happy Birthday to You"||Nonstop 5 OST||EMI||Singer|||
|2006||"Sarang Ga (Love Story)"||Pure in Heart OST||YG Entertainment|||
|2010||"Brown Hair"||Singer, composer|||
|2012||"Fly Again"||Take Care of Us, Captain OST||Pony Canyon||Composer|
|"Marry Me"||YG Entertainment||Singer, composer|||
|2015||"A Day Without Sound"||Singer|||
|2016||"Written and Erased"||In collaboration with The Blind|
|"Winter Story"||for Newlywed Diary|||
|2009||With You||Koo Hye-sun participated in Isao Sasaki's concert|
|Over the Rainbow||Koo Hye-sun, Isao Sasaki|
|2015||Summer, Autumn, Winter, and Spring||Koo Hye-sun, Choi In-young|
|2021||New Age Piano Concert||Koo Hye Sun, Choi In-young|
|2010||Koo Hye-sun's The Story Behind the Making of "Magic"||Non-fiction|
|2012||The Peach Tree||Novelization|
|2017||Koo Hye Sun's Music Collection||Music Book|
|2018||Koo Hye Sun's Scenario Collection||Scenario Book|
|2019||Heart Shaped Tears||Novel|
|I am Your Pet||Non-fiction|
|2009||Tango||La Mer Gallery, South Korea||Solo exhibition|||
|2012||Red Bull Collective Art||Gwanggyo Gallery, Cheonggyecheon||Participation|||
|Afterimage||Hangaram Design Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center||Solo exhibition|||
|2013||Harbor City Gallery, Hong Kong|||
|Anything That Leaves Yearning Is All Beautiful||Korean Cultural Center in Shanghai|||
|2016||Dark Yellow||MBC Sangam-dong, Mapo-gu, Seoul||Participated in "We, 颜(Face)" the DMC Festival 2016|||
|2017||Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul||Solo Exhibition|||
|Non Existence||Galerie 89, Paris|
|2019||A World Without You, Stillness For Me||Jinsan Gallery, Seoul|
|2020||Voyage: Again and Again|
|2021||Koo Hye Sun's New Age Under Seo Tai-ji Lyrics||Hangaram Art Museum, Seoul|
- 2012: Goodwill Ambassador for International 3D Festival
- 2013: Promotional Ambassador for Cheongju International Craft Biennale
- 2013: Promotional Ambassador for Artistree
- 2013: Honorary Ambassador for 14th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival
- 2015: Honorary Ambassador for Seoul 2015 International Blind Sports Association (IBSA) World Games
- 2015: Honorary Ambassador for Korean Leukemia Association
- 2016: Honorary Ambassador for Social Contribution Donation Bank
Awards and nominations
|2006||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Pure in Heart||Won|
|Popularity Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Seo Ji-seok||Nominated|
|2007||43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||The King and I||Won|
|2008||KBS Drama Awards||Netizen Award, Actress||Strongest Chil Woo||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Eric Mun||Nominated|
|2009||26th Pusan Asian Short Film Festival||Audience Award||The Madonna||Won|
|4th Andre Kim Best Star Awards||Best Female Star||Boys Over Flowers||Won|
|6th Yahoo! Taiwan Asia Buzz Awards||Best Asian Actress||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Won|
|Netizen Award, Actress||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Min-ho||Won|
|14th Asian Television Awards||Best Drama Actress||Nominated|
|3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Drama Star (Female)||Nominated|
|2010||12th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia||Spotlight Award||The Madonna||Won|
|23rd Tokyo International Film Festival||Best Asian-Middle Eastern Film||Magic||Nominated|
|2011||5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot 20's Voice||N/A||Nominated|
|2012||31st Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival||Orbit Competition||The Peach Tree||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Take Care of Us, Captain||Nominated|
|Korea Fulfillment Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||N/A||Won|
|14th Annual Republic of Korea Design Award by Ministry of Knowledge Economy||Design Merits Division-Minister Commendation Award||N/A||Won|
|2013||Ministry of Health and Welfare||2nd Happiness Sharing Talent Award||N/A||Won|
|2014||Ministry of Gender Equality and Family||Grand Prize in Gender Equality||N/A||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special||Angel Eyes||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Sang-yoon||Nominated|
|Asian Drama Awards Pilipinas||Best Actress of the Year 2014||Won|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Sang-yoon||Nominated|
|6th Seoul Senior Film Festival||Best Young Director||N/A||Won|
|2015||KBS Drama Awards||Netizen Award, Actress||Blood||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Ahn Jae-hyun||Nominated|
- "구혜선 :: 네이버 인물검색". people.search.naver.com. Retrieved 2019-11-08.
- "[2008 K-DRAMA] First Half Wrapup". Screen Anarchy. 28 July 2008.
- "Chil-woo to Bring Joseon Hero to TV". The Korea Times. 4 June 2008.
- Han, Sang-hee (10 February 2009). "Boys Over Flowers Continues to Bloom in Korea". The Korea Times.
- "Ku Hye-sun Named Best Asian Actress in Taiwan". The Chosun Ilbo. 9 December 2009.
- Ko, Kyoung-seok (22 August 2011). "Ku Hye-sun mini-series The Musical to premiere Sept 2". 10Asia.
- "Ku Hye-sun and co-stars head to Broadway to shoot "The Musical"". 10Asia. 29 June 2010.
- "Despite hitches and delays, TV musical drama plows forward". The Korea Herald. 31 August 2011.
- Hong, Lucia (22 September 2011). "Ku Hye-sun, Yoo Sun, MBLAQ Lee Joon cast in new SBS series". 10Asia.
- Hong, Lucia (1 November 2011). "Shooting begins for new Ji Jin-hee, Ku Hye-sun TV series". 10Asia.
- Hong, Lucia (3 January 2012). "Ku Hye-sun thought flying a plane would be as easy as driving a car". 10Asia.
- "Actress flies high in TV return". Korea JoongAng Daily. 4 January 2012.
- Sunwoo, Carla (10 March 2012). "Ku Hye-sun to star in magic world with custom-order boyfriends" Archived 2012-07-17 at archive.today. Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (24 April 2012). "Author of Absolute Boyfriend Comic Applauds Gu Hye Sun's Acting". enewsWorld.
- "Ku Hye Sun Appears in MBC's Special Program "Huh Nansulhun"!". YG Entertainment. 24 January 2014.
- "Ku Hye-sun eyes angelic role". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 February 2014.
- "'Blood' Koo Hye-seon feels pressure about co-starring with younger actor Ahn Jae-hyun". Hancinema. 11 February 2015.
- "Ku Hye-sun's poor acting fuels controversy". Kpop Herald. 3 March 2015.
- "Ku Hye-sun apologetic for poor acting style". Kpop Herald. 23 April 2015.
- Sung, So-young (9 November 2015). "Ku Hye-sun lands role in China". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Ku Hye-sun Lands Lead Role in Upcoming Chinese Drama". The Chosun Ilbo. 10 November 2015.
- "Ku Hye-sun, Uhm Jung-hwa cast in drama". Korea JoongAng Daily. 10 January 2017.
- "Ku Hye-sun quits drama due to health scare". Korea JoongAng Daily. 25 March 2017.
- "구혜선, HB엔터테인먼트와 전속계약..남편 안재현과 한솥밥[공식]". OSEN. 3 June 2019.
- "Ku Hye-sun to release digital single on June 16". 10Asia. 15 June 2010.
- "Ku Hye-sun releases self-composed song 'It's You'". The Korea Herald. 23 July 2013.
- Cho, Suyoun (11 April 2013). "Actress Ku Hye sun gives a song she made as a gift to Seo In guk". BNT News.
- "Ku Hye-sun puts out her fifth single". Korea JoongAng Daily. 28 November 2013.
- "Multifaceted singer Ku releases single". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 November 2014.
- "Ku Hye-sun to drop New Age album". The Korea Herald. 9 June 2015.
- "Ku Hye-sun planning to hold first concert". Korea JoongAng Daily. 24 October 2015.
- Jeong, Byung-ki (29 April 2016). "Ku Hye-sun unveils her first regular album". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Yang, Sung-hee (30 July 2009). "Versatile actress aims for next big hit" Archived 2012-07-11 at archive.today. Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Lim, Hye-seon (14 June 2010). "Ku Hye-sun's short feature wins at Japan film fest". 10Asia.
- "Kus feature debut is more spoof than Magic". The Korea Times. 17 June 2010.
- "Ku Hye-sun Breaks Free from Acting". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 May 2010.
- "Ku Hye-sun's first feature pic "Magic" invited to JIMFF". 10Asia. 26 July 2010. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
- "Ku Hye-sun's 1st feature "Magic" invited to Tokyo film fest". 10Asia. 29 October 2010. Retrieved 2016-08-10.
- Sunwoo, Carla (31 July 2012). "Ku Hye-sun to screen her 3-D short" Archived 2012-08-05 at the Wayback Machine. Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Ku Hye-sun the face of Busan 3-D fest". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 December 2012.
- Im, Seong-gyun (30 November 2012). "'감독' 구혜선 국제3D페스티벌 홍보대사 위촉". Star News (in Korean).
- "Star Diary: Ku Hye-sun establishes movie production company". 10Asia. 2011-02-18. Retrieved 2016-08-19.
- "Ku Hye-sun Returns to Director's Chair". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 February 2011.
- Lee, Ji-hye (13 October 2011). "Ku Hye-sun: The appeal to being a director is that you get to do everything together". 10Asia.
- Lee, Claire (25 October 2012). "Koo Hye-sun presents conjoined twins tale on screen". The Korea Herald.
- "Young actress leaps roles in entertainment". The Korea Times. 30 October 2012.
- "Ku Hye Sun′s ′The Peach Tree′ to Screen at the ′New York Asian Film Festival′". enewsWorld. 2 July 2013. Archived from the original on 10 August 2017. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
- "Ku Hye-sun to be recognized at 14th Korea Design Awards". Korea JoongAng Daily. 26 October 2012.
- "Samsung screens Galaxy S4 promo films". Korea JoongAng Daily. 7 May 2013.
- Jang, Sung-ran (9 May 2013). "4 Celebrities Make Smartphone Shorts". Korean Film Council.
- "Ku Hye-sun Joins Jury for Jecheon Music Film Festival". The Chosun Ilbo. 3 August 2013.
- "Ku Hye-sun wraps new film". Korea JoongAng Daily. 17 December 2013.
- "Ku Hye-sun to star in her film". Korea JoongAng Daily. 20 November 2013.
- "Ku Hye-sun's Latest Film Invited to Busan Film Fest". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 September 2014.
- Jo Yeon-kyung (July 11, 2021). "구혜선 '다크옐로우' BIFAN 첫선 "여성이기에 담아낸 시선"(종합)" [Ku Hye-sun's 'Dark Yellow' BIFAN premiere "The gaze I captured because I am a woman" (comprehensive)]. JTBC (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved July 14, 2021.
- "Koo Hye-seon chosen as the best female artist". HanCinema via Starnews. 12 July 2012.
- Kim, Min-ji (22 November 2012). "구혜선 '대한민국 실천대상' 수상 소감 "고맙습니다"". TV Report (in Korean).
- "구혜선·장미란 '행복나눔인' 장관상 받는다". Yonhap News Agency (in Korean). 28 June 2013.
- "Koo Hye-seon Displays Her Versatility". HanCinema via The Chosun Ilbo. 15 April 2009.
- Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (5 July 2009). "Actress Koo Hye-sun Reveals Artistic Side". The Korea Times.
- Hong, Lucia (1 August 2012). "Ku Hye-sun to hold art exhibition". 10Asia.
- Lee, Hye-ji (14 September 2012). "Ku Hye-sun to Donate Exhibition Profits to Children With Leukemia". 10Asia.
- Ho, Stewart (14 September 2012). "Gu Hye Sun to Donate All Profit From Personal Art Exhibition to Aid Leukemia Patients". enewsWorld.
- Sunwoo, Carla (15 September 2012). "Ku Hye-sun art to benefit patients". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Lee, Sun-min (7 August 2013). "Actress Ku Hye-sun to hold solo art exhibit". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- Cho, Su-youn (6 August 2013). "Koo Hye sun to hold her own exhibition in Shanghai, China". BNT News.
- Lee, Sun-min (7 March 2013). "Ku Hye-sun will showcase art talent in Hong Kong". Korea JoongAng Daily.
- "Ku Hye Sun, Invited for Private Exhibition in October, in Hong Kong". YG Entertainment. 16 September 2013.
- Ji, Xiaotang. "Ku Hye Sun's Solo Art Exhibition "After Image"". Artintern.
- Lee, Sun-min (24 May 2013). "Ku Hye-sun, Lie Sang-bong to Promote Cheongju Craft Biennale". The Chosun Ilbo.
- Son, Hye-in (9 August 2013). "배우 구혜선, 예술나무운동 홍보대사로 위촉". The Women's News (in Korean).
- "Romance blooms for Ahn Jae-hyun, Ku Hye-sun". The Korea Times. 11 March 2016.
- "Actress Ku Hye-sun to marry in May". The Korea Times. 8 April 2016.
- "Celebrities donate during a wedding event". Korea JoongAng Daily. 23 May 2016.
- "Newlywed reality show to air on tvN". Korea JoongAng Daily. 31 December 2016.
- "Ahn Jae-hyun to sue Koo Hye-sun". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 7, 2019.
- "구혜선, 안재현과 불화 언급 "남편이 이혼 원해"". Yonhap News. 18 August 2019.
- "Texts reveal Koo, Ahn divorce spat". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 5, 2019.
- Lee, Dong-geon (October 25, 2019). "안재현, 게시물 삭제한 SNS는 '텅텅'…구혜선과 이혼 소송 중 피로감 느꼈을 만도". Mediapen (in Korean). Retrieved October 25, 2019.
- Jin, Hyang-hee (September 24, 2019). "구혜선 측 "안재현 이혼 소장 9일 접수, 혼인파탄 귀책 사유 증거 제출로 반소 제기"[공식입장]". Star News (in Korean). Retrieved October 24, 2019.
- "Amid divorce row, actress Ku Hye-sun temporarily suspends show biz career". The Korea Herald. September 2, 2019.
- "Special Documentary Film "Heo NanSeolHeon" in which KU HYE SUN Played Leading Role, Received "Grand Prize for Gender Equality"!". YG Entertainment. 17 December 2014.
- Ho, Stewart (8 September 2012). "Gu Hye Sun Lends Her Voice for SBS Documentary, Donates Earning" Archived 2012-09-09 at the Wayback Machine. enewsWorld.
- "[MBC 다큐프라임] I Love Wood 목재, 생활 속의 자연". Medical World News. 17 December 2013.
- "[성탄절 TV 프로] 6년을 기다려야 맛보는 '천사의 빵'… 구혜선 내레이션". kyeongin.com (in Korean). 25 December 2014.
- "TVXQ Changmin, Ku Hye-sun pair up for rookie group's MV". Kpop Herald. 26 September 2014.
- "Ku Hye-sun reveals main cast for upcoming second feature". 10Asia. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 2016-08-20.
- Choi, Eun-hwa (12 March 2012). "Yoo Seung Ho Cast in Director Gu Hye Sun's 3D Film". enewsWorld.
- Suk, Monica (12 March 2012). "Ku Hye-sun casts Yoo Seung-ho in her next short film". 10Asia.
- Lee, Tae-ho (30 July 2012). "Actress Ku Hye-sun to attend 8th JIMFF as director". 10Asia.
- Kim Ye-rang (May 31, 2021). "옥자' 안서현, 구혜선 페르소나로…'다크옐로우' 재능기부". Naver (in Korean). Hankyong. Retrieved May 31, 2021.
- Lee Seung-mi (June 10, 2021). "[공식]구혜선 연출작 '다크옐로우', 안서현 이어 임지규·연제환·윤혁진 합류". Never (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved June 10, 2021.
- Cho, Suyoun (28 August 2013). "Ku Hye sun to direct trailer video of 14th Persons with Disabilities Film Festival". BNTNews.
- "Ku Hye-sun Lends Talent to Disabled People". 10Asia. 28 August 2013.
- "Ku Hye-sun Creates Trailer for Jecheon Film Fest". The Chosun Ilbo. 16 July 2014.
- 1집 구혜선 소품집 - 숨. Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2009-09-03.
- 논스톱 5. Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2005-09-23.
- 열 아홉 순정. Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2006-09-06.
- 갈색머리. Daum (in Korean). Retrieved 2010-06-16.
- "Ku Hye-sun Boasts Musical Talent with New Love Song". 10Asia. 15 October 2012.
- "Renaissance woman releases single". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 October 2010.
- 구혜선, 세 번째 싱글 '기억상실증' 10일 발표. YG Family (in Korean). 10 May 2013.
- 구혜선-프로듀서 최인영과 미니콜라보 앨범 ‘소리없이 날’ 공개. YG Stage (in Korean). 17 December 2015.
- "Koo Hye-sun releases theme song for 'Newlyweds Diary'". Kpop Herald. 3 March 2017.
- "Artists join hands for 1.3-kilometer piece". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 May 2013.
- "Ku Hye-sun to Open Art Exhibition in Shanghai". 10Asia. 6 August 2013.
- "구혜선 강예원, 팝아트 작가 자격으로 합동 전시회". Herald Corp. (in Korean). 30 September 2016.
- "Goo Hye-sun To Hold Art Exhibition "Dark Yellow"". KBS World.
- "Koo Hye-sun paints fear, uncertainty in 'Dark Yellow'". The Korea Herald. 6 January 2017.
- Kim, Joy (3 September 2013). "Ku Hye sun appointed as honorary ambassador of Persons with Disabilities Film Festival". BNT News.
- Ahn, Sung-mi (17 December 2014). "Seoul holds start-up ceremony for 2015 IBSA World Games". The Korea Herald.
- "Seoul 2015 update and official launch". IBSA. 21 December 2014.
- "구혜선 "더 가까이서 백혈병환우 돕고 싶어요"". OhmyNews (in Korean). 3 July 2015.
- Park, Hyun-jin (3 July 2015). "Ku Hye-sun to star in her film". H News (in Korean).
- "'기부은행' 홍보대사에 배우 구혜선". seoul.co.kr (in Korean). Retrieved 2016-09-21.
- ""Charity Angel" Koo Hye-seon". Hancinema. 11 September 2016.
- "2006 KBS Drama Awards". KBS (in Korean).
- "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. Star Money. 7 January 2007.
- "Stars Shine at Andre Kims Atelier". The Korea Times. 19 November 2009.
- Lim, Hye-seon (4 January 2010). "Lee Byung-hun scores triple wins at KBS Acting Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-09-09.
- "2009 Drama Awards Wrap Up With No Surprises". The Korea Times. 3 March 2010.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Koo Hye-sun.|