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Kim So Eun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim So Eun is a South Korean actress.

She gained fame due her role in Boys Over Flowers (2009), followed by her appearance in various drama series such as Liar Game (2014), Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), Our Gap-soon (2016–2017), and Three Bold Siblings (2022–2023).


Kim So Eun started her acting career with the movie Two Guys in 2004 and the drama series Sisters of the Sea in 2005, both of which had her playing minor roles.

Her prominence rose four years later when she starred in the hit drama series Boys Over Flowers alongside fellow actor Kim Bum.

Another hit drama series she participated in was Happiness in the Wind, which was broadcast in 2010. Even though she did not play the lead role, her performance never ceased to amaze viewers.

In 2012, she expanded her career in China by joining the cast of the Chinese drama series Secret Angel. Four years later, she appeared in another Chinese drama series called Thumping Spike 2.

Besides acting, she also had a knack for composing songs. Once, in 2012, she collaborated with Lee Jun Ho from the boy group 2PM to write a song titled Love is Sad.

She could also be seen modeling for several music videos such as Spring Expectation (2013) by The Position, First Love’s Melody (2012) by Acoustic Collabo, and Bodyguard (2009) by SHINee.

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  • Real Name: Kim So Eun (김소은)
  • Stage Name: Kim So Eun (김소은)
  • Also Known as: Gim So Eun
  • Nickname: So Eun (소은)
  • Birthday: September 6, 1989
  • Birthplace: Namyangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education:
    Chung-Ang University – Seoul Campus (Theater);
    Sutaek High School;
    Donong Middle School;
    Kumkyo Elementary School Namyangju-si
  • Hobbies: Doing yoga, walking, watching movies
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @kimso_
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @socun89
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 163 cm (5’4”)
  • Weight: 55 kg (122 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Boyfriend & Dating History

Song Jae Rim

Ever since their appearance in We Got Married (2014-2015) together as a couple, Kim So Eun and Song Jae Rim has been hit by dating rumors throughout the years.

Each of their respective agency has denied the rumors multiple times.

In 2023, her agency ASCENDIO stated that “they are close and keep in contact once in a while,” while refuted the speculations, while his agency clarified that “the dating rumors are not true” and that the pair “are just close [friends].”

Net Worth 

She has accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to several sources. She appears to earn most of her income through acting.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • So Eun has one younger sister.
  • She is an actress under an agency called Ascendio Reserve.
  • Her favorite foods are chimaek and seotteok.
  • So Eun likes eating out at the Peter Luger Steak House in Brooklyn.
  • She enjoys listening to songs by singers John Lennon and Jae Ha Yoo.
  • Her favorite movies are The Painted Veil (2006) and Colombiana (2011).
  • So Eun also enjoys doing sports like fencing, horse riding, and skiing.
  • She used to be trained to become a professional skiing athlete when she was young.
  • In 2003, she joined junior advanced skiing and snowboarding competitions in Gangwon-do.
  • So Eun is good at singing.
  • She has the ability to compose a song.
  • So Eun has a pet cat named Cuni.
  • She was collegemates with other famous actors and actresses like Kim Bum and Go A Ra to name a few.
  • Her ideal type is actors Kang Ha Neul and Ji Jin Hee.

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  • Drama Special: Phone: Disappeared Memory (KBS2 | 2022), as Im Seon Ae
  • Are You In Love? (2020), as So Jung
  • Drama Special: You’re Closer Than I Think (KBS2 | 2017), as Lee Seo Yeon
  • Sky Lantern (2015), as Mei Lin
  • Entangled (2014), as Kkot Ip
  • Mourning Grave (2014), as Ghost Girl
  • Someone Behind You (2007), as Kim Ga Yeon
  • The Show Must Go On (2007), as Hee Soo
  • Drama City: First Love (KBS2 | 2006), as Jung Hee
  • Fly, Daddy, Fly (2006), as Jang Da Mi
  • Family Matters (2006), as…
  • Two Guys (2004), as a supporting character

Drama Series

  • Three Bold Siblings (KBS2 | 2022), as Kim So Rim
  • Monthly Magazine Home (JTBC | 2021), as Nam Sang Soon’s Girlfriend
  • Lonely Enough to Love (MBC every1 | 2020), as Lee Na Eun
  • Evergreen (OCN | 2018), as Seo Yoo Ri
  • Our Gap Soon (SBS | 2016), as Shin Gap Soon
  • Thumping Spike 2 (Sohu TV | 2016), as Han Da Woon
  • The Scholar Who Walks the Night (MBC | 2015), as Hye Ryeong
  • Falling for Challenge (Samsung | 2015), AS Ban Ha Na
  • Liar Game (tvN | 2014), as Nam Da Jung
  • After School: Lucky or Not (BTV), as self
  • Secret Angel (Sohu TV | 2012), as Angel L
  • Horse Doctor (MBC | 2012), as Princess Sook Whee
  • Happy Ending (JTBC | 2012), as Kim Eun Ha
  • A Thousand Kisses (MBC | 2011), as Woo Joo Mi
  • Happiness in the Wind (KBS | 2010), as…
  • He Who Can’t Marry (KBS2 | 2009), as Jeong Yu Jin
  • Boys Over Flowers (KBS2 | 2009), as Choo Ga Eul
  • Empress Cheon Chu (KBS2 | 2009), as Young Empress Cheon Chu
  • Chosun Police season 1 (2007), as Soo Hee
  • Sad Love Story (MBC | 2005), as Young Park Hye In
  • Sisters of the Sea (MBC | 2005), as Young Song Jeong Hee

TV Shows

  • Black: I Saw the Devil (Channel A | 2022), as a guest
  • Style Me Season 2 (YouTube | 2022), as the main host
  • Style Me (YouTube | 2022), as the main host
  • Trend Record Season 2 (SBS Plus | 2021), as the main host
  • Convenience Store Restaurant (KBS2 | 2019), as a guest
  • 5 Bros: Pilot (JTBC | 2019), as a guest
  • Video Star: Season 2 (MBC every1 | 2018), as a guest
  • Battle Trip (KBS | 2016), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Wednesday Gourmet (tvN | 2015), as the main host
  • Top Gear Korea Season 3 (tvN | 2012), as a guest
  • We Got Married: Season 4 (MBC | 2012), as a regular member

Music Video Appearances

  • Spring Expectation (2013) – The Position
  • First Love’s Melody (2012) – Acoustic Collabo
  • Bodyguard (2009) – SHINee
  • Goodbye My Love (2009) – 8Eight
  • Let’s Separate (2005) – Yoon Gun
  • Bye Bye Bye (2005) – Monday Kiz


  • 2016 SBS Drama Awards – Special Acting Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Our Gap Soon
  • 2014 Korean Wave Awards – Popular Culture Award – Kim So Eun
  • 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – New Star of the Year – We Got Married
  • 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Couple Award – We Got Married
  • 2012 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Horse Doctor
  • 2009 Arirang TV 1000th Episode Poll – Best Couple Award – Boys Over Flowers
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actress – Boys Over Flowers, He Who Can’t Marry, and Empress Cheon Chu


  • 2016 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Our Gap Soon
  • 2014 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Female Newcomer – We Got Married
  • 2011 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actress – A Thousand Kisses
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Daily Drama) – Happiness in the Wind
  • 2009 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Hot New Star – Boys Over Flowers


“As there’s no need for me to act, I show my natural self through [We Got Married]. I realized how powerful variety shows can be through this show. More people approach me now than ever before. Until now, I was busy hiding myself, but with the show, I feel more comfortable showing my true self to others.”

“[Song Jae Rim] is a very humorous and bright person. Because of his merits, we were able to become closer and comfortable for the filming.” 

“When I was filming ‘Empress Cheonchu‘ or ‘Boys over Flowers,’ I didn’t know anything. I didn’t have any time, and there were many moments where I went head on with just passion. I was too busy learning.”

“The drama ‘The King’s Doctor‘ was a turning point for me. I looked back and had the chance to think more about myself. Prior to the drama, I was very shy and introverted, but through my character on that drama, I became very outgoing.”

“‘[‘The King’s Doctor’] was popular, and I felt more at ease afterwards. I don’t think many people were worried for me when I started ‘Liar’s Game.’ I tried to live up to the expectation, and I’m thankful for the positive feedback.”


Who is Kim So Eun?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kim So Eun’s real name?

Her real name is Kim So Eun (김소은).

What makes Kim So Eun famous?

She gained fame due her role in Boys Over Flowers (2009), followed by her appearance in various drama series such as Liar Game (2014), Scholar Who Walks the Night (2015), Our Gap-soon (2016–2017), and Three Bold Siblings (2022–2023).

Where is Kim So Eun from?

She was born in Namyangju, Gyeonggi, South Korea.

How old is Kim So Eun?

She was born in 1989, and she is 35 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim So Eun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 6th of every September.

How tall is Kim So Eun?

Her height is 5’4″ or 163 cm.

Who are Kim So Eun’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Kim So Eun married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kim So Eun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known. However, she used to be rumored to date Song Jae Rim.

How rich is Kim So Eun?

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

What is Kim So Eun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Kim So Eun has had many breakthroughs and starred in many hit drama series throughout her career. Year after year, her popularity and fanbase are growing bigger and bigger.