Kim Suna


Kim Sun-a(born October 1, 1975) is a South Korean actress best known for her role as Kim Sam-soon inMy Lovely Sam Soon.

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 Kim Suna's Biography

Kim Suna was born in Daegu and then spent much of her school years in Chōfu, Tokyo (she speaks Japanese fluently). After first appearing in a music video by Kim Hyun-cheol, she started appearing often on TV but did not emerge as a star. She would first become well known as a film actress, debuting in the big-budget box office failureYesterdaybut going on to play a lead role as a student teacher in the unexpected hitWet Dreams.

Following this, Kim began to establish a niche for herself in comedies, often appearing as a straight-talking and not particularly demure comic heroine. She appeared in three films in 2003: a memorable cameo appearance in the period comedyOnce Upon a Time in a Battlefield, opposite Im Chang-jung in the strong hitThe Greatest Expectation, and together with Cha Tae-hyun in the little-watchedHappy Ero Christmas. In 2004 she took the lead role inS Diaryas a jilted woman who decides to get revenge on her ex-boyfriends.

The early part of 2005 saw her star in the action-comedyShe's on Duty, but she would follow this up by returning to the realm of TV dramas. It proved to be the best move of her career, asMy Lovely Sam Soonended up becoming the most-watched drama of 2005. The forthright, independent personality she displayed in her leading role as a woman who finds unexpected success in life as a baker endeared her to women across Korea, and later Asia, establishing her as an top star.

Kim then re-enrolled in college at Ball State University in the US as a piano major, presumably also brushing up on her English skills in order to further her career.

Her first post-Sam Soonproject was supposed to have been the movieThursday's Child, but the project ran into problems midway through filming. The film production company Yoon and Joon sued Kim for breach of contract and damages worth 1 billion won, claiming that the actress was liable for their losses of more than 2.3 billion won. She won the lawsuit in 2007, with the Seoul Central District Court ruling that Kim bore no responsibility for the shutdown of the movie.After undergoing script revisions and a change of director and lead actress,Thursday's Childeventually became the Yunjin Kim -starrerSeven Days.

In early 2008, Kim was involved in another controversy. Na Hoon-a , a successful trot singer with a career spanning over 40 years, was falsely rumored to had been castrated by yakuza , because he was having an affair with the mistress of a gang boss. The mistress was wildly guessed at, with the names of actresses Kim Hye-soo and Kim Suna thrown around (both issued official denials). Na ended up holding a press conference in which he almost stripped in order to prove the rumor was untrue, and demanded that the media apologize to the two actresses.

After her three-year hiatus caused by legal and contractual disputes, Kim finally got back to work in 2008, starring in the big-screen comedyGirl Scoutand the poorly-received TV dramaNight After Night(a.k.a.When It's At Night).2009'sCity Hall, where she played a low-ranking official whose life takes a turn when she wins a pageant and later becomes the mayor,was a modest hit, with fans crediting its success to Kim's chemistry with her co-star Cha Seung-won .

Originally cast as the lead actress for 2010'sI Am Legend, Kim quit before filming started due to issues with the production (she was replaced by her good friend Kim Jung-eun ).Instead she chose the 2011 dramaScent of a Woman, which centers on an old maid who, after slaving herself at a travel agency for many years, is diagnosed that she only has six months left to live, and decides to live the rest of her life happily, turning in her resignation and leaving for a vacation of luxury.She next starred in the movieFighting Spiritin which she plays the supportive wife of a second string baseball pitcher ( Kim Joo-hyuk ).

In 2012 dramaI Do, I Do, Kim's character is described as an "alpha girl", a workaholic shoe designer who gets knocked up by a young newbie employee, then meets a charming obstetrician.

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 Kim Suna's Filmography


1998 A Scent of That Winter's Day MBC
MBC Best Theater: "Her Flower Pot No. 1" Oh Hyun-ah MBC
Forever Yours Hwang Ji-young MBC
Love and Success Lee Mi-ran MBC
Showdown SBS
1999 Love Story: "Sunflower" SBS
Jump MBC
2000 Joa, Joa Woon Choo-ah SBS
Golden Era Lee Ju-young MBC
2005 My Lovely Sam Soon Kim Sam-soon MBC
2008 Night After Night Heo Cho-hee MBC
2009 City Hall Shin Mi-rae SBS
2011 Scent of a Woman Lee Yeon-jae SBS
2012 I Do, I Do Hwang Ji-ahn MBC


2002 Yesterday May
Wet Dreams Yoo-ri
2003 Once Upon a Time in a Battlefield cameo
The Greatest Expectation Mi-yeong
Happy Ero Christmas Heo Min-kyung
2004 S Diary Jin-yi
2005 She's on Duty Chun Jae-in
2007 The Worst Guy Ever cameo
2008 Girl Scout Choi Mi-kyung
Sweet Lie First Love Sun-ah cameo
2010 Attack the Gas Station! 2 Herself cameo
2011 Fighting Spirit Oh Yoo-ran

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 Kim Suna's Musical theater

  • Guys and Dolls(2000)

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 Kim Suna's Commercials

  • Fried BBQ Chicken
  • Hanafos Telecom
  • Lotte Pokhan Potato Chips
  • Pizza Hut
  • DHC Cosmetics
  • Chamasi
  • Max Beer
  • Crystia
  • Paris Baguette
  • Lotte Binch
  • Collagen Drink
  • Samsung Credit Card
  • Dongwon
  • VONO
  • Waffle Bant
  • Make Up For Ever
  • Emporio Armani watch
  • OB Beer Americas

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 Kim Suna's Awards

  • Golden Cinematography Awards:Best New Actress
  • CGV Viewer's Choice of the Year Awards:Best Actress
  • Baeksang Arts Awards:Popularity Award (Film)
  • MBC Drama Awards:Grand Prize/Daesang (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • MBC Drama Awards:Top Excellence Award (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • MBC Drama Awards:Popularity Award (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • MBC Drama Awards:Best Couple Award with Hyun Bin (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • Grime Awards:Best Actress (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • Korea Visual Arts Festival:Photogenic Award, TV Talent (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • Korea Green Foundation:100 People Who Brightened Our World
  • Korea Broadcasting Producers Awards:Best Actress (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • Seoul Drama Awards:Best Actress, Miniseries category (My Lovely Sam Soon)
  • SBS Drama Awards:Excellence Award - Special Drama (City Hall)
  • SBS Drama Awards:Top Ten Stars (City Hall)
  • SBS Drama Awards:Top Excellence Award, Weekend Drama (Scent of a Woman)
  • SBS Drama Awards:Top Ten Stars (Scent of a Woman)
  • China Entertainment Television:Top Ten Hottest Asia Award

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