Kim Hyo Jin

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Kim Hyo Jin - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Hyo Jin started her career in the entertainment industry by modeling for teen magazines. As for her acting career, she first started it in 1999.

Her acting projects during the early days of her career include appearances for the drama series Secret (2000) and in the movie The Legend of the Evil Lake (2003).

After a progression of forgettable roles, she finally got her breakthrough by playing the youngest of the three sisters in the erotic comedy movie Everybody Has Secrets (2004).

The movie earned her the Best New Actress award at Golden Cinematography Awards. Her popularity kept on rising after she secured a female lead role in the drama series Happiness (2008).

In 2020, after an extended hiatus from acting, she came back with the drama series Private Lives, playing a swindler alongside fellow actress Seo Joo Hyun.

Besides that, she also made her theater debut in 2009 in the play A Midsummer Night’s Dream and followed this up by showing up in the theatrical production Fool for Love (2010).

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  • Real Name: Kim Hyo Jin (김효진)
  • Stage Name: Kim Hyo Jin (김효진)
  • Also Known as: Gim Hyo Jin
  • Nickname: Hyo Jin (효진)
  • Birthday: February 10, 1984
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 47 kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Protestantism
  • Professions: Actress, Model
  • Education: Hanyang University, Dongduk Girls’ High School
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  • Siblings: –
  • Husband: Yoo Ji Tae (Married 2011 – )
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  • Twitter: @persona__84
  • Instagram: @hyojin__0705
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  • Hyo Jin has a son who was born in 2014.
  • She was a fashion model before finally turning into an actress.
  • Her husband, Yoo Ji Tae, is a director and an actor.
  • Besides acting on small and big screens, she also has the skills to be a stage performer.
  • She used to model for teen magazines in the early days of her career.
  • Hyo Jin met her husband in 2003 when they modeled for the same clothing brand.
  • Her friendship with her husband turned into something romantic in 2006.
  • She is active in charitable organizations.
  • Hyo Jin and her husband were chosen as honorary ambassadors for World Vision in 2011.
  • She once turned down an offer to play a role because she wanted to be well prepared for her wedding ceremony.
  • Her wedding invitations were made from environmentally friendly materials.
  • She and her husband were married at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul.
  • Her wedding ceremony was officiated by the president of World Vision Korea.
  • She and her husband decided to donate some of their wedding gifts to the charitable organization that helped build a primary and secondary school in Myanmar.
  • Hyo Jin is among the list of elite celebrities in South Korea.
  • Her Chinese zodiac sign is Rat.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around…

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  • Will You Be There? (2016), as Irina
  • Genome Hazard (2013), as Kang Ji Won
  • Marriage Blue (2013), as Joo Young
  • In My End is My Beginning (2013), as Kang Na Roo
  • Horny Family (2012), as Yoon Jung
  • The Taste of Money (2012), as Yoon Na Mi
  • Life is Peachy (2011), as Yoon Ji Woo
  • Jeon Woo Chi: The Taoist Wizard (2009), as the Red-Haired Woman
  • A Dream Comes True (2009), as Lee Ha Na
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Gang Na Ru
  • Mr. Wacky (2006), as Yun So Joo
  • Barefoot Ki Bong (2006), as Jeong Won
  • Marrying the Mafia II (2005), as the Cafe Employee
  • Everybody Has Secrets (2004), as Han Mi Young
  • The Legend of Evil Lake (2003), as Ja Un Bi

Drama Series

  • The Good Detective season 2 (JTBC | 2022), as Cheon Nana
  • Lost (JTBC | 2021), as Lee Kyung Eun
  • Private Lives (JTBC | 2020), as Jeong Bok Gi
  • Strangers 6 (WOWOW | 2012), as An Ji Hye
  • Marry Me, Mary! (KBS2 | 2010), as Seo Joon
  • Sisters in Love (KBS2 | 2008), as a supporting character
  • Happiness (SBS | 2008), as Park Seo Yoon
  • Ice Girl (KBS2 | 2005), as Kim So Ryung
  • Hong Kong Express (SBS | 2005), as Choi Ma Ri
  • Magic (SBS | 2004), as Yoon Dan Young
  • Wu Ri’s Family (MBC | 2001), as Kang Tae Shil
  • My Home (MBC | 2001), as a supporting character
  • Medical Center (SBS | 2000), as Go Mi Ni
  • Golbaengi (SBS | 2000), as the main character
  • RNA (KBS2 | 2000), as Kim Myung Sook
  • Nonstop (MBC | 2000), as self
  • Great, Great (SBS | 2000), as Won Cho Eun
  • Secret (SBS | 2000), as Cho Young Ran
  • All About Eve (MBC | 2000), as Jo Cho Jeh
  • Love Story (SBS | 1999), as Hee Jung

TV Shows

  • Hyena on the Keyboard (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
  • Vocal War: God’s Voice (SBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Same Bed, Different Dreams (SBS | 2015), as a guest
  • The Return of Superman (KBS2 | 2013), as a guest


  • Fool for Love (2010), as a supporting character
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (2009), as a supporting character


  • 2012 Asia Model Festival Awards: – Model Star Award – Kim Hyo Jin
  • 2004 Golden Cinematography Awards – Best New Actress – Everybody Has Secrets
  • 2004 SBS Entertainment Awards – Best New Actress in a Sitcom – Wu Ri’s Family
  • 2000 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – RNA

Kim Hyo Jin is an actress of top quality who is not afraid to take on all kinds of roles, ranging from minor to major. It is definitely a skill not many actresses can pull off.


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