Kim So-yeon

김소연 / Kim So Yun (Kim So Yeon)

Kim So-yeon( Hangul : 김소연; hanja : 金素妍; born November 2, 1980) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the television dramasAll About Eve(2000),Iris(2009) andProsecutor Princess(2010).

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  • by TaekYon.Kim  -  April 11, 2018 05:04 AM

    Kim So-yeon confirms to appear in New SBS Drama after marriage

    The actor Kim So - yeon confirmed the appearance of SBS new weekly 'Secret Mother'. 'Secret Mother' is a Warman mystery thriller drama about the story of a surrogate mother entering the home of a woman who has a secret in her child's death. This is a work that draws attention from the fact that it …

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 Kim So-yeon's Career

Dinosaur Teacher, the teen actress starred in popular TV shows such asReporting for Duty(1996) andSoonpoong Clinic(1998), while hosting the music programInkigayoand appearing in numerous commercials (Kim was the first Korean teen star to earn more than ₩100 million from commercial modeling).Because of her preternaturally mature looks and poise, she was often cast in older roles, notably as a manipulative, villainous anchorwoman inAll About Eve, which drew a peak viewership rating of 45.2% when it aired in 2000.

Anhui Merchantsalso proved unsuccessful.So Kim took a break for three years to ponder whether she wanted to continue being an actress.She returned to television in 2008 withGourmet(adapted from Huh Young-man 's titular manhwa ) and found acting fun for the first time.

Kim later reprised the role in the re-edited cutIris the Movie, the series' spin-offAthena: Goddess of War(2010) and sequelIris II(2013).

Later in the year, she played a rigid doctor in sports dramaDr. Champ.

Changein 1997.This was followed by another period dramaThe Great Seer, where she played a healer in Goryeo .

Kim then appeared in the "Female Soldier Special" of military boot camp reality showReal Men.

Kim also joined the fourth season ofWe Got Married, a reality show which pairs celebrities as fake married couples; her partner was actor Kwak Si-yang.

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 Kim So-yeon's Filmography

Television series[]

1994 Dinosaur Teacher SBS
Daughters of a Rich Family Hye-ri,
Kwon Il-ryung's daughter
1995 Drama Game"Min-woo vs. Min-woo" KBS2
Drama Game"Their Summer" KBS2
1996 You Can't Stop Mom Eldest daughter SBS
Drama Game"Come Back Home" Park Mi-kyung KBS2
City Men and Women Yoo Won-hee SBS
1.5 MBC
Reporting for Duty Woo Ji-soo KBS2
Open Your Heart Jung Yoo-kyung MBC
Seven Spoons Hye-joo MBC
1997 Because of Love KBS2
Drama Special"Christmas in May" KBS2
Yesterday Lee Seung-hye MBC
Friday Night Theater"On Her First Night" KBS2
1998 Soonpoong Clinic Oh So-yeon SBS
I Love You, I Love You Lee Soon-young SBS
Winners Kim Seo-joo SBS
1999 Sunday Best"Pickpocket by Name" Kim Ji-hyun KBS2
We Saw a Little Lost Bird Seo Ga-hee KBS2
Ad Madness Lee Ye-rin KBS2
2000 All About Eve Heo Young-mi MBC
Mom and Sister Noh Seung-ri/Jang Yoo-kyung MBC
2002 Sunlight Upon Me Kim Yeon-woo MBC
Trio Choi Seo-young MBC
2004 2004 Human Market Hong Si-yeon SBS
Just Like a Beautiful Flying Butterfly Jin Zhi Xiu CCTV
2005 Autumn Shower Lee Kyu-eun MBC
2007 Anhui Merchants Hu Yu Ling DTV
2008 Gourmet Yoon Joo-hee SBS
2009 Iris Kim Seon-hwa KBS2
2010 Prosecutor Princess Ma Hye-ri SBS
Dr. Champ Kim Yeon-woo SBS
Athena: Goddess of War Kim Seon-hwa
(cameo, episode 17,19)
2012 The Great Seer Hae-in SBS
2013 Iris II Kim Seon-hwa
(cameo, episode 20)
Two Weeks Park Jae-kyung MBC
2014 I Need Romance 3 Shin Joo-yeon tvN
2015 Falling for Innocence Kim Soon-jung jTBC
High-End Crush Entertainment news anchor
Naver TV Cast
2016 One More Happy Ending Divorced woman
(cameo, episode 1)
2016 Happy Home Bong Hae-ryung MBC


1997 Change Ko Eun-bi
2005 Seven Swords Luzhu/Green Pearl
2007 The Pictures(short film) Photographer
2010 Iris the Movie Kim Seon-hwa
2012 Gabi Tanya
2015 Love Forecast Kang Joon-soo's ex-girlfriend 1 (cameo)

Variety show[]

1997 Inkigayo (Popular Music) Best 50 MBC MC
1998-2000 Inkigayo (Popular Music) SBS MC
2009 KBS Drama Awards KBS2 MC
2010 Happy Together Korean Broadcasting System Guest (Ep 123)
2014 Real Men: Female Soldier Special - Season 1 MBC Cast member
2015 We Got Married-Season 4 MBC Cast member

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
1996 "Why Is the Sky" Lee Ji-hoon
"Beautiful Goodbye" Jung Jae-wook
1998 "Endless Sorrow" Sa Joon
2008 "Classic"KCM
"Diary of a Day"

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 Kim So-yeon's Theater

2009 Hamlet Ophelia

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 Kim So-yeon's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1994 Miss Binggrae Pageant Miss Binggrae JuneN/AWon
SBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Dinosaur TeacherWon
1998 SBS Drama Awards Popularity Award Soonpoong Clinic,
I Love You, I Love You
2000 MBC Drama Awards Viewer's Favorite Character Actress All About EveWon
2008 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Special Planning Drama GourmetWon
2009 Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaIrisNominated
Popularity AwardWon
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV)Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Dr. ChampNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special Prosecutor PrincessNominated
Top 10 Stars Prosecutor Princess,Dr. ChampWon
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards Asia Special AwardN/AWon
9th Korea Jewelry Fair Best Jewelry LadyN/AWon
2012 20th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Film GabiWon
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special The Great SeerNominated
2013 18th Busan International Film Festival APAN Star Road Female Fashionista AwardN/AWon
2nd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress Two WeeksWon
6th Herald-Donga TV Lifestyle Awards Best Style AwardN/AWon
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Two WeeksNominated
2015 MBC Entertainment Awards High Excellence Award for Variety Show Female We Got Married - Season 4Won

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 Kim So-yeon's References

  1. "Kim So-yeon renews contract with Namoo Actors". 10Asia. 3 April 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  2. Lee, Claire (7 March 2012). "Former teen star returns to big screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  3. Lee, Young-ee (18 August 2002). "Korean TV Series to Be Aired First Time in Japan". The Dong-a Ilbo. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  4. Transliterated as Jiu Xiang Mei Li Hu Die Fei.
  5. Transliterated as Da Qing Hui Shang.
  6. Park, Jeong-ho. "Korean producer hopes for hit film". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 24 June 2005. 
  7. Elley, Derek (31 August 2005). "Review: Seven Swords". Variety. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  8. Cho, Suyoun (23 July 2013). "From being a teen star to real actress, Kim So yeon talks about her passion". BNTNews. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  9. "Kim So-yeon Spreads Her Acting Wings in TV Drama Iris". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 November 2009. Retrieved 2014-11-07. 
  10. Han, Sang-hee (24 May 2009). "Iris to Bring Spy Story to Small Screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  11. "Interview: Kim So-yeon, The female warrior Sun-wha from KBS drama Iris - Part 1". 10Asia. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  12. "Interview: Kim So-yeon in Iris - Part 2". 10Asia. 3 November 2009. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  13. Hong, Lucia (19 November 2010). "Movie version of TV series IRIS to be released next week". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  14. Han, Sang-hee (30 March 2010). "Younger Men, Power, Money Fill Dramas". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  15. "Press conference for SBS TV series Princess Prosecutor: Kim So-yeon says "Ma Hye-ri and I are very similar" - Part 1". 10Asia. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  16. "Press conference for SBS TV series Princess Prosecutor: Kim So-yeon says "Ma Hye-ri and I are very similar" - Part 2". 10Asia. 8 April 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  17. "Interview: Actress Kim So-yeon says "feels like I am back at the starting line" - Part 1". 10Asia. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  18. "Interview: Actress Kim So-yeon - Part 2". 10Asia. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  19. "Interview: Actress Kim So-yeon - Part 3". 10Asia. 9 June 2010. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  20. Kim, Sun-young (28 September 2010). "Review: SBS TV series Doctor Champ - 1st Episode". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  21. Lee, Jin-ho (15 February 2012). "Kim So Yeon of Gabi Wants to be Jang Hee Bin". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  22. Kwaak, Je-yup (21 February 2012). "Gabi: East-meets-West thriller on Joseon Kingdom’s first coffee". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  23. Oh, Mi-jung (7 March 2012). "Kim So Yeon Speaks Russian and Japanese for Gabi". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  24. Sunwoo, Carla (8 March 2012). "Kim So-yeon returns to the big screen after 15 years". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  25. "Kim So Yeon: 'I Seem to have Begun Acting 18 Years Since Debut'". KBS Global. 9 March 2012. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  26. "Kim So-yeon cast as female lead in Ji Jin-hee's TV series". 10Asia. 22 June 2012. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  27. Ko, Hong-ju (3 August 2013). "Lee Joon Gi, Cho Min Ki and Kim So Yeon of Two Weeks Point Out the Problems of the Korean Wave". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  28. Lee, Sun-min (19 November 2013). "Kim So-yeon joins I Need Romance". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  29. Hong, Grace Danbi (8 January 2014). "Kim So Yeon Plans on Being Bold If a Bed Scene Comes Up in I Need a Romance 3". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  30. Park, Jin-hai (9 January 2014). "Cable dramas having heyday". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  31. Ko, Hong-ju (4 August 2014). "Kim So Yeon, Girl's Day's Hyeri, G.Na and More Join Real Man Female Soldier Special". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  32. Park, Ah-reum (11 December 2014). "Jung Kyung Ho and Kim So Yeon Confirmed as Leads of New JTBC Drama". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 
  33. "New Couple Kim So Yeon and Kwak Shi Yang's First Appearance Shown in We Got Married Preview". Soompi. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-31. 
  34. Han, Sang-hee (3 January 2010). "2009 Drama Awards Wrap Up With No Surprises". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-03-31. 

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