Koo Hye Sun

구혜선

Ku Hye Sun( Korean :구혜선, born November 9, 1984) is a South Korean actress, singer, author and director. An admirer of Leonardo Da Vinci ,Ku also dabbles in directing, writing, illustrating, singing and composing. She is best known for her role as Geum Jan Di in the hit TV showBoys Over Flowers.

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  • by ellie8782  -  May 8, 2012 07:40 AM

    A Pink released the teaser of their new song “Hush”

    Korean girl-group A Pink, who is anticipating their comeback,released a teaser video for their first official album “Une Annee” on May 7. At midnight of May 7, A Pink released the teaser video oftheir title “Hush” through their official online site and showed off theirupbe…

  • by ellie8782  -  April 22, 2012 06:48 AM

    Koo Hye Sun posted her flawless self-taken photos

    Koo Hye Sun took self-taken photos while she was studying for her midterm. She posted on her twitter, “Midterms. I am studying after I got off work. It’s 4 in the morning…wow haha” and posted the photos. In the photos, she is wearing a white shirt and making a V sign. Sh…

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    Gu hae-sun, share her recent look by set up shoot ‘Acting pretty’…”It’…

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 Koo Hye Sun's Career

Ku entered the entertainment industry after gaining popularity on the internet as an ulzzang . She began her acting career in one-act dramas and the sitcomNonstop 5. She was also co-MC with Heechul of Super Junior on SBS 's weekly live music showInkigayofrom April 23, 2006 to February 18, 2007.

Ku soon rose to fame in the dramaPure in Heartand surprised critics with her performance in the historical dramaThe King and I. She is most well known for portraying Geum Jan-di in the hit KBS dramaBoys Over Flowers. After a year in limbo with no broadcasting slot,her pre-produced dramaThe Musicalfinally aired in September 2011.Ku next starred as a female pilot in the SBS seriesTake Care of Us, Captain,followed by the Taiwanese drama adaptation of the mangaAbsolute Boyfriend.

Originally set to debut as a singer (supposedly in a 3-member girl group with 2NE1 's Park Bom and Sandara Park ), YG Entertainment CEO Yang Hyun-seok advised Ku to pursue acting rather than music. In recent years, she has displayed her vocal talents throughSaranga(which became the title song ofPure in Heart), a cover of Shim Soo-bong'sI Don't Know Anything But Love(which played during a crucial scene inBoys Over Flowers), and a duet of Kim Gun Mo 's songRain Falls on a Sleepless Nightwith Big Bang member Seungri on the music talk showLee Hana 's Peppermint. Ku has also composed an album of New Age music titledBreath.

Ku wroteTango, a semi-autobiographical novel about a twenty-something woman's experience with love and relationships. The book was a bestseller, selling 30,000 copies within a week. Its release coincided with her first solo art exhibition, also titledTango, in July 2009 at La Mer Gallery, which attracted 10,000 visitors. The exhibition featured around 40 of Ku's illustrations, some from her novel.She has also done artwork for Gummy 's fourth albumComfort.

Ku made her official debut as a director through her short filmThe Madonna(Korean title translates toThe Cheerful Caretaker) at the 2009 Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival .In 2010 she wrote and directed her first feature-length filmMagic,followed by more short films and trailers.

In 2011 Ku established her own company, Ku Hye-sun Film, under which she will produce and film her projects, which offers her a measure of legal/business protection.Her second directorial featureThe Peach Treewas the first film made by her newly established production company.

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 Koo Hye Sun's Filmography

As Actress

Television Drama
Year Title Role Network Notes
2012 Absolute Boyfriend(Taiwan) Lu Xiao Fei GTV/FTV Lead Role
Take Care of Us, Captain Han Da-jin SBS Lead Role
2011 The Musical Go Eun-bi SBS Lead Role
2009 Boys Over Flowers Geum Jan-di KBS2TV Lead Role
2008 Strongest Chil Woo Yoon So-yoon KBS2TV Lead Role
2007 The King and I Queen Jeheon SBS Lead Role
2006 Pure in Heart Yang Guk-hwa KBS1TV Lead Role
2005 Ballad of Suh Dong Eun-jin SBS
Nonstop 5 Hye-sun MBC Main Cast
Drama City– Everybody Cha Cha Cha KBS
2004 Drama City– Anagram KBS


Film
Year Title Role Notes
2010 Magic Cameo
2007 August Rush Cameo


Music Video
Year Title Artist
2010 Brown Hair Ku Hye-sun
Touch Your Heart Fahrenheit
2007 Yesterday is Different from Today Kim Ji-eun
2006 Forget You Soul Star
2004 The Reason I Close My Eyes Taebin
2002 We Match Quite Well Sung Shi-kyung

As Director

Film
Year Title Notes Other contribution Ref.
2012 Scattered Pieces of Memories short film
2011 The Peach Tree feature film screenplay
Trailer- 13th International Women's Film Festival in Seoul film festivaltrailer
2010 Magic feature film screenplay
You short film
2009 The Madonna short film screenplay
Trailer- 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival film festivaltrailer

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 Koo Hye Sun's Books

  • Tango( novel , 2009)

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 Koo Hye Sun's Discography

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 Koo Hye Sun's Awards

YearAwards
2010
  • 12th Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia: Spotlight Award for (The Madonna)
2009
  • KBS Drama Awards : Excellence Award for Drama Series and Actress (Boys Over Flowers)
  • KBS Drama Awards : Netizen Popularity Award (Boys Over Flowers)
  • KBS Drama Awards : Best Couple Award with Lee Min Ho (Boys Over Flowers)
  • 6th Yahoo! Taiwan Asia Buzz Awards: Best Asian Female Star (Boys Over Flowers)
  • Andre Kim Best Star Awards: Best Female Star (Boys Over Flowers)
  • Busan Asian Short Film Festival: Audience Award (The Madonna)
2007
  • SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (The King and I)
2006
  • KBS Drama Awards : Best New Actress (Pure in Heart)

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 Koo Hye Sun's References

  1. "구혜선 탤런트, 영화감독" (in Korean). Naver Profiles. 31 May 2011. http://people.search.naver.com/search.naver?sm=tab_txc&where=people_profile&ie=utf8&query=%EA%B5%AC%ED%98%9C%EC%84%A0&os=159517. Retrieved 6 August 2011. 
  2. Goo Hye Sun accepted to Sungkyunkwan University Allkpop. October 29, 2010.
  3. Gu Hye-sun's self-taken photo while studying Star N. March 26, 2012.
  4. Jack-of-all-trades Gu Hye-sun's secret: "I'm a workaholic" DongA via Dramabeans. March 13, 2010.
  5. The Musical still hanging in production limbo Dramabeans. April 10, 2011.
  6. The Musical inches closer toward securing a timeslot Dramabeans. August 3, 2011.
  7. Ku Hye Sun – "The Musical" Magazine Interview Love Minsun. January 29, 2011.
  8. Ku Hye-sun mini-series "The Musical" to premiere Sept 2 10Asia. August 22, 2011.
  9. Ku Hye-sun says drank wild berry wine before musical scenes in new drama 10Asia. August 30, 2011.
  10. Ku Hye-sun, Yoo Sun, MBLAQ Lee Joon cast in new SBS series 10Asia. September 22, 2011.
  11. Shooting begins for new Ji Jin-hee, Ku Hye-sun TV series 10Asia. November 1, 2011.
  12. Ku Hye-sun thought flying a plane would be as easy as driving a car 10Asia. January 3, 2012.
  13. Ku Hye-sun to star in magic world with custom-order boyfriends JoongAng Daily. March 10, 2012.
  14. The original writer of 'Absolute Boyfriend' highly compliments Gu Hyesun Star N. April 25, 2012.
  15. Ku Hye Sun Puts Tango On Display KPculture. July 2, 2009.
  16. 1st, Gallery La Mer Goo Hye Sun's 'Tango' Illustration Exhibition Joongsun Lovers. December 24, 2010.
  17. Actress Koo Hye-sun Reveals Artistic Side Korea Times. July 5, 2009.
  18. Director Gu Hye-sun talks about her film at PiFan Dramabeans. July 24, 2009.
  19. Versatile actress aims for next big hit JoongAng Daily. July 30, 2009.
  20. Ku Hye Sun’s Interview Elle Girl via KPculture. July 24, 2009.
  21. Movieweek interview on Gu Hye-sun's Magic Movieweek via Dramabeans. June 18, 2010.
  22. Gu Hye-sun sets up film production company Dramabeans. February 18, 2011.
  23. Ku Hye-sun Returns to Director's Chair Chosun Ilbo. February 19, 2011.
  24. Cho Seung-woo Set to Return to the Big Screen Chosun Ilbo. February 24, 2011.
  25. Ku Hye-sun: The appeal to being a director is that you get to do everything together 10Asia. October 13, 2011.
  26. Ku Hye-sun casts Yoo Seung-ho in her next short film 10Asia. March 12, 2012.
  27. Ku Hye Sun – Official Trailer of 13th IWFFIS Love Minsun. March 8, 2011.
  28. Gu Hye-sun directs festival trailer Dramabeans. January 30, 2011.
  29. Ku Hye Sun’s Short Film DAHNG-SHIN (You) Love Minsun. October 24, 2010.
  30. Gu Hye-sun's film festival trailer Dramabeans. October 20, 2009.
  31. "구혜선 일러스트 픽션 탱고" Aladin.
  32. "1집 구혜선 소품집 - 숨". Daum. http://music.daum.net/album/album.do?albumId=486087. Retrieved 6 February 2011. 
  33. Ku Hye-sun's short feature wins at Japan film fest 10Asia. June 14, 2010.

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