Im Soo Hyang

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Im Soo Hyang - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Im Soo Hyang is a Korean actress. She became famous after starring in the drama series New Tales of Gisaeng in 2011.


Im Soo Hyang made her first acting appearance in the movie 4th Period Mystery in 2009 when she was still an understudy at Chung-Ang University.

Following that, she had her breakout role in the well-known drama series New Tales of Gisaeng in 2011. Another breakout role came with the drama series Paradise Ranch that very same year.

She then further widened her reach as an actress by featuring in movies such as Eun Ha (2016), Love of the Sea (海洋之戀) (2014), and IRIS 2: The Movie (2013).

That being said, her notoriety started to soar when she played a key role in the drama series Gangnam Beauty (2018). It became one of the most famous drama series of all time in Korea.

Besides being an actress of prominence, she also had a talent for leading a show. Throughout her career, she hosted TV shows like Romance Package (2018) and Beauty Bible 2017 (2017).

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  • Real Name: Lim Soo Hyang (임수향)
  • Stage Name: Im Soo Hyang (임수향)
  • Nickname: Soo Hyang (수향)
  • Birthday: April 19, 1990
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aries
  • Nationality: South Korean
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  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Chung-Ang University (Theater and Film)
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  • Instagram: @hellopapa11
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Height, Weight & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 169 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 48 kg (105 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair color: Brown
  • Eye color: Brown
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  • Shoe size: 7.5 US
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Lee So Ah

Boyfriend & Dating History

Soo Hyang’s dating history is unknown as she keeps her love life private.

Net Worth

Soo Hyang has an estimated net worth of $5 million. She mainly earns from her career as an actress.

Plastic Surgery

Soo Hyang has been criticized for allegedly doing a nose alteration surgery, but there has been no confirmation from her side.


  • Soo Hyang can speak both Korean and English.
  • She revealed in an interview that she secretly went on a date once.
  • Soo Hyang used to look pure, cute, and pretty with a plump face as a teenager.
  • She has three dogs named Akki, Rai, and Ori.
  • Soo Hyang is a fan of the Gangnam Beauty webtoon.
  • While filming When I Was The Most, she had an accident and lost consciousness.
  • In her prior days as an actress, she said that her confidence was at an all-time low.
  • Her ideal type is someone who is considerate and thoughtful.
  • Her net worth is around…

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  • Eun Ha (2016), as Eun Ha
  • Love of the Sea (海洋之戀) (2014), as a supporting character
  • IRIS 2: The Movie (2013), as Kim Yeon Hwa
  • 4th Period Mystery (2009), as a supporting character

Drama Series

  • Doctor Lawyer (MBC | 2022), as Geum Seok Young
  • Woori The Virgin (SBS | 2022), as Oh Woo Ri
  • When I Was The Most Beautiful (MBC | 2020), as Oh Ye Ji
  • Graceful Family (MBN | 2019), as Mo Seok Hee
  • Top Star Yoo Baek (tvN | 2018), as herself
  • Gangnam Beauty (JTBC | 2018), as Kang Mi Rae
  • Criminal Minds (tvN | 2017), as Song Yoo Kyung
  • Lovers in Bloom (KBS1 | 2017), as Moo Goong Hwa
  • Blow Breeze (MBC | 2016), as Park Shin Ae
  • Five Enough (KBS2 | 2016), as Jang Jin Joo
  • Great Stories: The Golden Days of Young Ja (tvN | 2015), as Oh Young Ja
  • Inspiring Generation (KBS2 | 2014), as Gaya Teguchi
  • IRIS 2 (KBS2 | 2013), as Kim Yeon Hwa
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadow Operation Team (SBS | 2012), as Im Soo Min
  • I Do, I Do (MBC | 2012), as Im Na Ri
  • New Tales of the Gisaeng (SBS | 2011), as Dan Sa Ran
  • Paradise Ranch (SBS | 2011), as Lee Da Eun

TV Shows

  • Unnies Are Running: Witch Fitness Basketball Team (JTBC | 2022), as a regular member
  • Whistle Stop (MBC | 2021), as a guest
  • Busted 3 (Netflix | 2021), as a guest
  • Where Is My Home (MBC | 2019), as a guest
  • The Quack Philosophers (tvN | 2019), as a regular member
  • Village Survival, the Eight 2 (SBS | 2019), as a regular member
  • Village Survival, the Eight (SBS | 2018), as a regular member
  • Romance Package (SBS | 2018), as the main host
  • Beauty Bible 2017 (KBS | 2017), as the host
  • Life Bar (tvN | 2016), as a guest
  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • Flower Crew: Season 1 (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Shaolin Clenched Fists (SBS | 2015), as a regular member
  • I Live Alone (MBC | 2013), as a guest
  • Hwasin: Controller of the Heart (SBS | 2013), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest


  • 2020 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Wednesday – Thursday Miniseries) – When I Was The Prettiest
  • 2018 Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Drama) – Gangnam Beauty
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Daily Drama) – Lovers in Bloom
  • 2011 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – New Tales of Gisaeng
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – New Tales of Gisaeng


  • 2020 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – When I Was The Prettiest
  • 2019 Soompi Awards – Best Couple – Gangnam Beauty
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Five Enough
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Golden Acting Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Blow Breeze
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Mid-length Drama) – Inspiring Generation
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award (Actress) – Inspiring Generation
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Inspiring Generation
  • 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Television) – New Tales of Gisaeng
  • 2012 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – I Do, I Do


“I received comfort when playing Mi-rae. The drama focuses around the outer beauty, which I am sensitive to because of my job. I am always being judged, so I can relate to Mi-rae and the drama”.

“I decided to try and focus on the inner beauty more than the outer beauty. The drama has made me stronger. I decided to love myself more. I’m sure I shouldn’t be overly confident about myself, but I’ve decided to love myself more”.

“I get hurt when I read nasty comments about me. No one will not be affected by it. This builds up and ends up bringing our self esteem down until we get complimented and then we feel better. Life is that way for everyone and not just actors”.

Im Soo Hyang is an actress who aspires to grow and improve with an unchanging mind. And we all wish to be witnesses to her beautiful transformation throughout.