As a child, Kim Soo Hyun used to be really shy. To overcome this, his mother encouraged him to go on acting classes.
He grew to love acting and want to pursue a career for it starting in middle school.
This young actor started out doing stage performance. Afterwards, he began to branch out into TV series.
He had his debut in 2007 with the show Kimchi Cheese Smile. Soo Hyun then followed it up with the critically acclaimed show Jungle Fish in 2008.
The man from Seoul got his big career breakthrough around 2011. At the time, he starred in the drama Dream High. It was a hit in South Korea, and was also quite popular internationally.
In 2012, Soo Hyun further rise into stardom. He got a role in the hit series Moon Embracing the Sun. With its’ popularity, he earned many brand deals and endorsement.
His popularity reached international level starting in 2013. This is due to the role in My Love from the Stars.
He also starred in another hit series variety-drama The Producers in 2015. Because of the series’ international success, he became one of the top Hallyu (Korean Wave) stars.
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- Real Name: Kim Soo Hyun (김수현)
- Stage Name: Kim Soo Hyun
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- Birthday: February 16, 1988
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: Korean
- Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
- Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Blood Type: AB
- Religion: –
- Profession: Actor
- Education: Chung-Ang University
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- Parents: –
- Sibling: Kim Ju Na (half-sister)
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- Instagram: @soohyun_k216
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- Soo Hyun works under the agency Gold Medalist since 2020.
- He has a half-sister named Kim Ju Na, a participant in Produce 101.
- He was a quiet kid while still at school.
- His father was the lead of a band called Seven Dolphins.
- He attended all-boys school during middle and high school.
- In school, he was bullied for having a scar on his head from a car accident.
- The Actor used to find his name to girly.
- He idolizes Christoph Waltz.
- He has a wax statue in Madame Tussauds at Hong Kong.
- The man from Seoul is known for his great crying scenes.
- He used to be an underwear model at his friend’s online shopping mall.
- He once set fire to the flower bed while in high school.
- Soo Hyun was going to be in Boys Over Flowers before plans changed.
- He had a heart surgery in 2010 for supraventricular tachycardia.
- He loves the group Orange Caramel.
- This Aquarius man would like to have the power of teleportation.
- He is good at singing.
- He is friends with IU and Yeo Jin Goo.
- One of his habits is covering his mouth while laughing.
- He is left-handed but has trained her right one to become ambidextrous.
- He failed at college entrance exam for two years in a row.
- His personality is ENFP.
- He got insomnia while preparing for college.
- He has thick but small lips, earning him the nickname blood sausage lips.
- Soo Hyun loves various sports, such as scuba diving, football, rock climbing, badminton, cycling, and boxing.
- He also likes doing photography.
- He was the host for Mnet’s Boys & Girls Music Countdown in 2009.
- The man born in 1988 is one of the highest paid actors in South Korea.
- He became the Promotional Ambassador for Korean tourism in 2012.
- He was also the Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul in 2014.
- In 2015, this actor became the honorary ambassador of Incheon International Airport.
- He always makes sure to pay his taxes.
- He was awarded for being model taxpayer in 2015.
- Soo Hyun really likes bowling.
- In 2016, he applied to be a professional bowler but failed the qualification.
- He has completed his military service on July 2019.
- For his military service, the South Korean was going to work in public service duty instead of active duty because if his heart condition.
- After taking re-examination, he was cleared to take part in active duty.
- He was promoted to Sergeant on February 2019.
- His ideal type is someone like Kaya Scodelario.
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Pics of Kim Soo Hyun
1. Soo Hyun takes such cool mirror selfie
2. Love the classy looks
3. His face is gorgeous
4. Darker outfits suit him well
5. Soo Hyun looks really cute in sweater
Kim Soo Hyun has grown so much, from a shy kid to an incredible actor. His journey in the entertainment industry is truly inspirational.