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Kim Hee Sun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Kim Hee Sun is a South Korean actress. She’s best recognized for her roles in various Korean drama series such as Men of the Bath House (1995), Mister Q (1998), Angry Mom (2015), and The Lady in Dignity (2017).

Career

Kim Hee Sun, the popular Korean actress, rose to prominence 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).

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Profile

  • 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
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Chung Ang University
  • Hobbies: Singing, playing billiards, playing ping-pong
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  • Instagram: @lovely.katie.k
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 33-22-33 (Bust -33, Waist -22, and Hips -33 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 38 (EU)
  • Dress Size: –

Family 

  • Father: Kim Hong Geun 
  • Mother: Park Bok Soon 
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Park Yeon Ah

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Park Ju Young

The actress and his husband, Park Ju Young, married in October 2007 and held their wedding ceremony at Seoul Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel.

The couple was blessed with the birth of a baby daughter in January 2009, who’s named Park Yeon Ah.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated her net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. She appears to earn her income primarily from acting.

Charity

She made a ₩100 million to help the Uljin, Gyeongbuk-Samcheok, Gangwon wildfire’s victims in 2022 through the Korean Red Cross.

The actress made the same amount of donation to help low-income patients in April 2022 to Asan Medical Center.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to alter her visual appearance.

Facts 

  • 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…

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Movies

  • Honey Sweet (2023), as Il Young
  • 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

TV Movies

  • Drama Stage: My Husband Has Kim Hee-Seon (tvN | 2020), as herself (cameo)

Drama Series

  • Gaslighting (TBA | 2023), as No Young Won
  • 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

TV Shows

  • 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

Awards

  • 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

Nominations

  • 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

Quotes 

“Since I’ve been acting for over 30 years, I don’t want to appear in a similar project. I want to challenge new characters. I wanted to try action scenes, and when I tried it in Tomorrow, it was so much fun.”

“Looking back, there are many regrets. So I’m going to try harder for the next 30 years. That way, I will have no regrets after 30 years. I hope we can be together for the next 30 years.”

“‘Tomorrow’ is definitely a little different from the projects that I have done so far. I wanted ‘Tomorrow’ to not only be fun and interesting but also talk about problems that we think about once in our lives, so I’m happy that has been conveyed well.”

“There are so many good actors out there. But if I have to pick a few, it would be Kang Ha Neul and Yoo Ah In.”

“I like melodramas with younger actors. I do worry that I look too old and that I look like their mom, but if I see a good project with good actors, I want to try it.”

FAQs 

Who is Kim Hee Sun?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kim Hee Sun’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Hee Sun (김희선).

What makes Kim Hee Sun famous?

She’s famous because of her roles in various Korean drama series such as Men of the Bath House (1995), Mister Q (1998), Angry Mom (2015), and The Lady in Dignity (2017).

Where is Kim Hee Sun from?

She was born in Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Kim Hee Sun?

She was born in 1977, and she is 47 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Hee Sun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 11th of every June.

How tall is Kim Hee Sun?

Her height is 5’8″ or 173 cm.

Who are Kim Hee Sun’s parents?

Her father’s name is Kim Hong Geun and her mother’s name is Park Bok Son.

Is Kim Hee Sun married?

Yes, she is married to Park Ju Young. They tied the knot in 2007.

Who is Kim Hee Sun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Hee Sun?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Kim Hee Sun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Kim Hee Sun’s charm, amazing acting skills, and gorgeous appearance have magnetized the public very well. What a true icon!

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