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Kim Sun A - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Kim Sun A, who was vacationing in Korea in the summer of 1996, accidentally got her start in the entertainment industry on behalf of a friend who was working as a model.

Although she did not have the working experience, she dropped out of college and started his career by appearing in the Hanbul Cosmetics company, which jump-started her career.

He later appeared in several music videos and was selected to play a minor role in a few drama series in 1997 such as Bang-Ul-I, New York Story, and White Christmas.

She first made a name for herself as a movie actress with a slightly bigger role in the movie Yesterday (2002) and later followed by the movie Wet Dreams (2005).

In early 2005, she starred in the hit drama series My Lovely Sam Soon, which turned out to be her big breakthrough. She managed to bag home multiple awards because of it.

At the end of that year, she decided to graduate from college by transferring to Kyunghee University’s Theater and Film Department.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Sun A (김선아)
  • Stage Names: Kim Sun A (김선아)
  • Also Known as: Kim Sun Ah, Kim Seon Ah, Kim Seon A
  • Nickname: Sun A (선아)
  • Birthday: October 1, 1973
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (110 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Ball State University (Piano), Kyung Hee University (Theater and Film), Tokyo Korean School, Kyungpook National University Elementary School
  • Hobby: Photography
  • Parents: –
  • Siblings: –
  • Boyfriend: –
  • Facebook: Kim Sun A 김선아
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @kimsuna_official
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Facts

  • Sun A has a younger brother and a younger sister.
  • She completed her secondary school in Japan.
  • Sun A is a careful and meticulous person.
  • She is an actress under Ikkeul Entertainment.
  • Sun A has been active in the entertainment industry for more than 20 years.
  • She said she has a timid personality and does not really like talking to new people.
  • Sun A can play the piano.
  • One of her talents is figure skating.
  • She and her family moved to Japan when she was in middle school.
  • Sun A won a multitude of honors for her performance in the drama series My Lovely Sam Soon (2005).
  • She first debuted as a model back in the 90s.
  • Fans named her the queen of rom-com due to her past works that almost always involve rom-com.
  • She can speak Japanese, Korean, and English fluently.
  • Sun A dropped out of college to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
  • She intended to debut as a member of a South Korean idol group, but she withdrew herself and decided to become an actress instead.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around…

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Movies

  • Operation Chromite: Extended Edition (2016), as Kim Hwa Yeong
  • Operation Chromite (2016), as Kim Hwa Yeong
  • The Five (2013), as Ko Eun Ah
  • Pitch High (2011), as Oh Yoo Ran
  • Attack the Gas Station 2 (2010), as a supporting character
  • Lost and Found (2008), as a supporting character
  • Girl Scout (2008), as Choi Mi Kyung
  • The Worst Guy Ever (2007), as a supporting character
  • She’s on Duty (2005), as Chun Jae In
  • S Diary (2004), as Ji Ni
  • Happy Ero Christmas (2003), as Heo Min Kyong
  • The Greatest Expectations (2003), as Mi Young
  • Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield (2003), as a supporting character
  • Wet Dreams (2002), as Yoo Ri
  • Yesterday (2002), as May

Drama Series

  • The Empire of Law (JTBC | 2022), as Han Hye Ryul
  • Secret Boutique (SBS | 2019), as Jenny Jang
  • Children of Nobody (MBC | 2018), as Cha Woo Kyung
  • Mama Fairy and the Woodcutter (tvN | 2018), as the Butterfly Head Eelworm
  • Should We Kiss First (SBS | 2018), as Ahn Soon Jin
  • The Lady in Dignity (JTBC | 2017), as Park Bok Ja
  • The Man in the Mask (KBS2 | 2015), as Yoo Min Hee
  • Competition of Roses (SBS | 2013), as Shen Wei
  • I Do, I Do (MBC | 2012), as Hwang Ji An
  • Scent of a Woman (SBS | 2011), as Lee Yeon Jae
  • City Hall (SBS | 2009), as Shin Mi Rae
  • Night after Night (MBC | 2008), as Heo Cho Hee
  • My Lovely Sam Soon (MBC | 2005), as Kim Sam Soon
  • Pretty Woman (MBC | 2003), as a supporting character
  • Golden Era (MBC | 2000), as Lee Joo Young
  • Joa, Joa (SBS | 2000), as Woon Cho Ah
  • Love Story: “Sunflower” (SBS | 1999), as Young Eun
  • Jump (MBC | 1999), as a supporting character
  • MBC Best Theater: “A Scent of That Winter’s Day” (MBC | 1999), as Joo Yeon
  • MBC Best Theater: “Her Flower Pot No. 1” (MBC | 1998), as Oh Hyun Ah
  • Forever Yours (MBC | 1998), as Hwang Ji Young
  • Love and Success (MBC | 1998), as Lee Mi Ran
  • Winners (SBS | 1998), as Detective Yang
  • White Christmas (SBS | 1997), as a supporting character
  • New York Story (SBS | 1997), as a supporting character
  • Three Guys and Three Girls (MBC | 1997), as a supporting character
  • Bang-Ul-I (MBC | 1997), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest

Theaters

  • Guys and Dolls (2000), as a supporting character

Music Video Appearances

  • Three People (2007) – Lee Ki Chan
  • Time Out (2000) – J
  • I Didn’t Go to School (2000) – Ryang Hyun and Ryang Ha
  • Serenade (2000) – Jinu
  • I Realized Too Late (2000) – Yoo Ji Min

Awards

  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Wednesday – Thursday Drama) – Children of Nobody
  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Should We Kiss First
  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Should We Kiss First
  • 2018 31st Grimae Awards – Best Actress – Should We Kiss First
  • 2014 34th Golden Cinema Festival – Best Actress – The Five
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Scent of a Woman
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama) – Scent of a Woman
  • 2011 China Entertainment Television – Top Ten Hottest Asia Award – Scent of a Woman
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – City Hall
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Drama Special) – City Hall
  • 2009 Kyung Hee University (College of Art and Design) – Achievement Award – Kim Sun A
  • 2007 19th Korean Broadcasting Producers Award – Best Performer (TV Actress category) – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 18th Grimae Awards – Best Actress – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 10th Asian Television Awards – Best Actress – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Popularity Award – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress) – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 Korea Green Foundation – 100 People Who Brightened Our World – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2005 6th Korea Visual Arts Festival – Photogenic Award (TV Actress category) – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2004 27th Golden Cinematography Awards – Most Popular Actress – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress (Film) – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2004 2nd CGV Viewer’s Choice of the Year Awards – Best Actress – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2003 26th Golden Cinematography Awards – Best New Actress – Yesterday

Nominations

  • 2019 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Secret Boutique
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Children of Nobody
  • 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – Should We Kiss First
  • 2018 2nd The Seoul Awards – Best Actress – Should We Kiss First
  • 2018 6th APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Should We Kiss First
  • 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (TV) – The Lady in Dignity
  • 2012 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – I Do, I Do
  • 2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (TV) – Scent of a Woman
  • 2011 1st Hong Kong Cable TV Awards – Best Actress – City Hall
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress) – Night After Night
  • 2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (TV) – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2006 1st Seoul International Drama Awards – Best Actress – My Lovely Sam Soon
  • 2004 41st Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Film) – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2003 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Leading Actress – The Greatest Expectation
  • 2002 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Wet Dreams

Kim Sun A has put a lot of sweat and hard work into each and every project she was in. We certainly cannot wait to see what she is going to present for us all in the future.

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