Kim Hee Sun, the popular Korean actress, began her popularity after winning the 1992 Fair Face Beauty Contest when she was just a middle school student.
Starting from that contest, Hee Sun then began her modeling career in various teen magazines.
One year later, in 1993, she made her commercial advertisement for Lotte Samkang’s crab chips, which later gave her an opportunity to debut as an actress for Dinosaur Teacher (1993).
In the same year, this Pisces actress was also trusted to be a host for the SBS show, Live TV Music 20.
During the mid-to-late 1990s, Hee Sun gained her popularity in the Korean entertainment industry, proven by her appearances in some dramas, Men of the Bath House (1995), Propose (1997), Wedding Dress (1997), Mr. Q (1998), and Tomato (1999).
In 1998, she successfully won an award for the 1998 SBS Drama Awards which made her become the youngest actress who won Grand Prize (Daesang) at her 21 years old.
Later, Hee Sun expanded her career on the big screen by appearing in Ghost in Love (1999) and Bichunmoo (2000).
Her career breakthrough began again in 2001 when she tried a different role by starring in Wanee & Junah, which later was followed by her appearance in My Fair Lady (2003) and Sad Love Story (2005).
Two years later, in 2007, she started to take a hiatus until 2012 to focus on her role as a housewife and mother.
In 2012, she came back by starring in a drama series entitled Faith, which was followed by Wonderful Days (2014) and Angry Mom (2015).
After that, Hee Sun then continued her acting career by starring in The Lady in Dignity (2017), Room No. 9 (2018), Alice (2020), and finally Tomorrow (2022).
- Real Name: Kim Hee Sun (김희선)
- Stage Name: Kim Hee Sun (김희선)
- Nickname: Hee Sun
- Birthday: June 11, 1977
- Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 168 cm (5’5″)
- Weight: 45 kg (99.2 lbs)
- Blood Type: O
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Chung Ang University
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- Parents: Kim Hong Geun (father), Park Bok Soon (mother)
- Sibling: –
- Husband: Park Ju Young (Married 2007 – )
- Children: Park Yeon Ah
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- Instagram: @lovely.katie.k
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- Hee Sun is under Hinge Entertainment.
- She was raised in Daegu, South Korea.
- Her husband is a businessman.
- In her family, she was the only daughter.
- Her fandom name is Heeseon Fragrance.
- She once published a collaboration photo book with Paulo Roversi.
- Hee Sun was the muse of André Kim, a top Korean designer.
- She once created a lot of trends in South Korea, such as yo-yo diet and growing tomatoes at home.
- Her ideal type is…
- Paper Flower (2019), as supporting actress
- The Warring States (2010), as Pang Fei
- The Myth (2005), as Ok Soo
- A Man Who Went to Mars (2003), as So Hie
- Wanee and Junah (2001), as Wanee
- Flying Warriors (2000), as Sullie
- Calla (1999), as Ji Hee
- Ghost in Love (1998), as Jin Chae Byul
- Repechage (1997), as Eun Hae
- Bloody Fight for Revenge (1992), as supporting actress
- Drama Stage: My Husband Has Kim Hee-Seon (tvN | 2020), as herself (cameo)
- Tomorrow (MBC | 2022), as Gu Ryeon
- Remarriage and Desires (Netflix | 2022), as Seo Hye Seung
- Alice (SBS | 2020), as Yoon Tae Yi / Park Sun Young
- Room No. 9 (tvN | 2018), as Eulji Hae Yi
- The Lady in Dignity (JTBC | 2017), as Woo A Jin
- Angry Mom (MBC | 2015), as Jo Gang Hee
- Wonderful Days (KBS2 | 2014), as Cha Hae Won
- Faith (SBS | 2012), as Doctor Yoo Eun Soo
- Smile Again (SBS | 2006), as Oh Dan Hee
- Sad Love Song (MBC | 2005), as Park Hye In
- My Fair Lady (SBS | 2003), as Ha Min Kyung
- Tomato (SBS | 1999), as Lee Han Yi
- Mr. Q (SBS | 1998), as Han Hye Won
- Sunflower (MBC | 1998), as Han Soo Yeon
- Wedding Dress (KBS2 | 1997-1998), as Du Na
- Propose (KBS | 1997), as Kim Yoo Ra
- New York Story (SBS | 1997), as Jae In
- A Faraway Country (KBS2 | 1996), as Seo Woon Ha
- Son of Wind (KBS2 | 1995), as Lee Yeon Hwa
- Men of the Bath House (KBS2 | 1995), as Kim Soo Kyung
- Agatha Christie (SBS | 1995), as Lee Joon Hee
- The Story of Chunhyang (KBS1 | 1994), as Seong Chunhyang
- Dinosaur Teacher (SBS | 1993), as Kim Hee Sun
- Honeymoon Tavern (tvN | 2021), as cast member
- Talkmon (tvN | 2018), as host
- Island Trio (tvN | 2017), as cast member
- My Little Old Boys (SBS | 2017), as special host
- Hwasin: Controller of the Heart (SBS | 2013), as host
- Human Documentary Love: I Want to Be Thumbelina’s Mom III (MBC | 2009), as narrator
- A Very Special Gift with Kim Hee-sun (SBS | 2001), as host
- There Is Something Special with Kim Hee-sun (SBS | 1999), as host
- Live TV Music 20 (SBS | 1996-1998), as host
- TV Time Travel (MBC | 1995), as host
- Live TV Music 20 (SBS | 1993), as host
- APAN Star Awards 2021 – Top Excellence Award, Best Actress in a Miniseries – Alice
- Asia Artist Awards 2017 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – The Lady in Dignity
- APAN Star Awards 2015 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Angry Mom
- MBC Drama Awards 2015 – Top 10 Stars – Angry Mom
- APAN Star Awards 2014 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama – Wonderful Days
- Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards 2012 – Best Actress – Faith
- Baeksang Arts Awards 2002 – Most Popular Actress (Film) – Wanee & Junah
- SBS Drama Awards 2000 – Big Star Award – Tomato
- SBS Drama Awards 1998 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Mr. Q
- KBS Drama Awards 1997 – Popularity Award – Propose
- KBS Drama Awards 1996 – Excellence Award, Actress – A Faraway Country
- KBS Drama Awards 1995 – Best New Actress – Sons of the Wind
- SBS Drama Awards 2020 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama – Alice
- SBS Drama Awards 2020 – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Alice
- The Seoul Awards 2017 – Best Actress – The Lady in Dignity
- MBC Drama Awards 2015 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Angry Mom
- Korea Drama Awards 2015 – Top Excellence Award, Actress – Angry Mom
- KBS Drama Awards 2014 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama – Wonderful Days
- Hong Kong Film Awards 2006 – Best Original Film Song – The Myth
- Blue Dragon Film Awards 2001 – Best Leading Actress – Wanee & Junah
- KBS Drama Awards 1994 – Best Young Actress – The Story of Chunhyang
Kim Hee Sun’s charm, amazing acting skills, and gorgeous appearance have magnetized the public very well. What a true icon!