Kim Hyun-joo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kim Hyun-joo Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More

Kim Hyun-joo (born April 24, 1977) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her roles as the lead in the television dramas Glass Slippers (2002), Toji, the Land (2004), Twinkle Twinkle (2011), What Happens to My Family? (2014), and I Have a Lover (2015). (2015).

Career s1996–2001: Early acting experience

When Kim Hyun-joo was in her third year of high school, she began modelling in teen magazines. She made her acting debut in 1996, when she appeared in the music video for Kim Hyun-"Lifetime." chul's One's Kim made her acting debut in the 1997 television drama The Reason I Live (1997). Despite her inexperience, she was cast in the lead role in If It Snows on Christmas (1998) alongside Park Yong-ha, followed by Calla (1999) alongside Song Seung-heon.

Kim expanded her resume by appearing in supporting roles on television after appearing in a few sitcoms. In 1999, she landed her first major role in the Jang Dong-gun film Springtime (also known as Youth), which received mixed reviews. However, Kim's career was boosted later that year by the success of Into the Sunlight. In early 2000, she appeared in "Insomnia, Manual, and Orange Juice," episode 7 of Song Ji-omnibus na's drama Love Story. Kim then landed her first TV lead role in Virtue (Deok-yi), followed by more supporting roles in Her House (starring Kim Nam-joo) and the historical drama Sangdo (based on Choi In-novel ho's about Joseon merchant Im Sang-ok) in 2001.

Glass Slippers achieves success between 2002 and 2005.

Kim rose to prominence in 2002 as the Cinderella-esque lead in Glass Slippers, a story about two sisters who were separated as children and unknowingly cross paths as adults. The drama, which also starred Kim Ji-ho, Han Jae-suk, and So Ji-sub, was a ratings success, with ratings exceeding 30%, and Kim received acting and popularity awards at the SBS Drama Awards. Glass Slippers was also a success in China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Vietnam, and with Kim's new pan-Asian popularity, she starred in the martial arts film Star Runner alongside Taiwanese actor/singer Vanness Wu (2003).

Ms. Kim's Million Dollar Quest (also known as Miss Kim's One Billion Won Project and Miss Kim's Adventures in Making a Million) stars her and Ji Jin-hee as a girl left at the altar and a bankrupt playboy who join forces in a moneymaking scheme. In the body swapping comedy film Shinsukki Blues, Kim played Lee Sung-love jae's interest.

Kim starred as Choi Seo-hee in Toji, the Land, a television adaptation of Park Kyung-celebrated ni's novel Toji ("The Land"), which depicted the lives and loves of peasants and nobility ("yangban") in Korea at the turn of the twentieth century, from Japan's colonial rule to the division of the peninsula. The big-budget production was a success, and Kim was nominated for Best TV Actress at the 2006 Baeksang Arts Awards.

Marrying a Millionaire (2005), inspired by the American TV show Joe Millionaire, was about an average guy (Go Soo) pretending to be rich as the concept for a dating reality show, who then genuinely falls for one of the contestants (Kim), the only girl who knows the truth. Kim took a two-year break after marrying a millionaire. She later stated that she took a break because she disliked being typecast in roles that portrayed a gentle and innocent image. However, she later stated that she regretted her decision and that she should have worked harder to overcome her career slump.

2007-2010: Revival

Kim returned to television in 2007 with In-soon Is Pretty, in which she played the titular character, who was imprisoned for unintentionally killing someone in high school and, after serving her sentence, must face prejudice as an ex-con while rebuilding her life. Despite the drama's low ratings, Kim's performance was praised, and she received a Top Excellence Award at the KBS Drama Awards.

In 2009, she was cast in a small supporting role (or extended cameo) as the hero's tough-but-stylish older sister in Boys Over Flowers, an adaptation of the Japanese manga Hana Yori Dango. Kim then appeared in the legal drama Partner as a widow-turned-lawyer whose passionate idealism clashed with her colleague's (Lee Dong-wook) cool cynicism.

Kim then spent ten days in Vancouver, Whistler, and Victoria filming Kim Hyun-documentary joo's ECO Canada, which aired on MBC Life. The shoot, which was also featured as a photo spread in Sure magazine, promoted environmental awareness by emphasising Canada's natural backdrops and demonstrating Kim's environmentally friendly practises such as using fabric bags instead of plastic and unplugging unused electrical appliances.

Hyun-Handcrafted joo's Story, a collection of personal essays and photographs about her needlework and knitting, was released on December 20, 2009.

Kim had a difficult year in 2010, as three of her loved ones committed suicide in quick succession: her friend, actor Park Yong-ha, committed suicide on June 30, the production company executive who'd cast her in The Land committed suicide on July 1 due to financial difficulties, and her father, Kim Tae-beom, died on July 7 after a long illness. She spent the rest of the year volunteering as a goodwill ambassador for Good Neighbors, a humanitarian NGO, in Bangladesh and the Philippines. She gave the money she received in condolences for her father's funeral and a portion of her book sales to Good Neighbors, which was used to build libraries in 11 orphanages in Dhaka's slum areas. Kim stated, "After a series of personal tragedies, I literally fled to Bangladesh, but the smiles of children living in these deplorable conditions consoled me. Sharing has given me the strength to live." She is currently an instructor for several Good Neighbors classes, teaching Korean elementary schoolchildren about poverty around the world.

From 2011 to 2015, I concentrated on weekend dramas.

Kim returned to the stage in 2011, playing the daughter of a wealthy publishing family whose life is turned upside down when she discovers she was switched at birth with another baby in Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. Her performance earned her the MBC Drama Awards' Top Excellence Award. She also appeared in Kim Dae-short seung's film Q&A, which was included in the omnibus film If You Were Me 5, commissioned by Korea's National Human Rights Commission. She then starred in Dummy Mommy (2012) as a fashion magazine editor with a genius IQ who is embarrassed by her developmentally disabled mother (Ha Hee-ra).

In a departure from her usual roles, Kim portrayed Lady Jo (or Jo Gwi-in), one of the Joseon Dynasty's legendary femme fatales, in the period drama Blooded Palace: The War of Flowers (2013). She stated that she was "more than delighted to have been given the opportunity to try something new," adding that, "This role will be a new life story for my acting career. Personally, I believe it would be more interesting for an actress with a more innocent image, such as myself, to take on this wicked role." Critics praised Kim's versatility as Lady Jo evolves from a naive young girl into an ambitious royal concubine who uses her beauty and cunning on King Injo in her thirst for power.

Kim debuted Musical Journey to Yesterday in early 2014, a music programme in which a mix of current idol singers and industry veterans perform live hit songs from the 1970s to the 1990s. Later that year, she appeared in the weekend drama What Happens to My Family?, which drew more than 40% of the audience. Her performance received the KBS Drama Awards' Top Excellence award.

She had a dual role in the 2015 melodrama I Have a Lover. She received the APAN Star Awards and SBS Drama Awards' Top Excellence Top Excellence Award.

2016-present: Professional advancement

Kim then starred in Fantastic as a drama screenwriter with a terminal illness.

In 2018, she played a tired wife trapped in a loveless marriage in the fantasy melodrama Miracle That We Met. Kim described her character Sun Hye-jin as "a dormant volcano waiting to be active".

Kim appeared in the OCN drama Watcher in 2019. She portrayed a former elite and promising prosecutor in the role of a criminal lawyer. Kim's performance earned rave review that she "created an independent and unique character that has never been seen before".

Kim was set to star in Undercover, a JTBC remake of the British BBC drama of the same name, in July 2020. Ji Jin-hee, her co-star from the 2015 drama I Have a Lover, appeared in the drama for the third time. Kim explained why she accepted the offer to join the drama: "Ji Jin-hee was very helpful with my character last time. On the contrary, Ji Jin-character hee's Han Jeong-feelings hyeon's need to be expressed more this time. Furthermore, many people want the two of us to reunite after I Have a Lover, so I want to reciprocate that love."

Kim was confirmed to join the cast of Hellbound, a Netflix series directed by Yeon Sang-ho, in the same month of 2020. She portrayed Min Hye-jin, an attorney who opposes religious extremists.

Netflix confirmed the production of its upcoming thrilling drama The Bequeathed in October 2022, with Kim playing one of the lead roles. Kim appeared in the SBS drama Trolley in December 2022, playing the wife of a National Assembly member.

In 2023, starred as the title character in Hellbound director Yeon Sang-Netflix ho's sci-fi film Jung E. She played a legendary mercenary who was the subject of brain-clone research.


Kim Hyun-joo at The Miracle We Met script reading session in 2018.

Television series

Films that have not yet been releasedDenotes TV series/Films that have not yet been released
YearEnglish TitleKorean TitleRoleNote
1997Reason I Live For내가 사는 이유Chun ShimSupporting role, a bar clerk
CoupleJung Hee-ryungSupporting role, new flight attendant (Ep.152)
Ready Go!레디 고!Na Min-jungSupporting role
1998Love You! Love You!사랑해 사랑해Lee Joo-heeMain role
Three Guys and Three Girls남자셋 여자셋Kim Hyun-jooGuest appearance, Ep.117, 133, 205 207, 212, 214, 493
I Don't Know Anything But Love사랑밖엔 난 몰라Baek Young-guMain role
MBC Best Theater "Jeondeungsa"MBC 베스트극장 - 전등사Hyo Im
1999Springtime청춘Cha Won-young
The Last War마지막 전쟁Han Ji-eunSupporting role
Into The Sunlight햇빛속으로Lee Yun-heeMain role
2000Love Story - Ep.7: Insomnia, Manual and Orange Juice러브스토리 - 불면증, 매뉴얼 그리고 오렌지 주스Seo Young
Virtue덕이Jung Kwi-duk
Medical Center메디컬센터Soo KyungGuest appearance, Ep.29
2001Her House그 여자네 집Park Young-chaeSecond lead role
Sangdo, Merchants of Joseon상도Park Da-nyungMain role
2002Glass Slippers유리구두Lee Sun-woo/Kim Yoon-hee
2004Ms. Kim's Million Dollar Quest파란만장 미스김 10억 만들기Kim Eun-jae
Toji, the Land토지Choi Seo-hee
2005Marrying a Millionaire백만장자와 결혼하기Han Eun-young
2007In-soon is Pretty인순이는 예쁘다Park In-soon
2009Boys Over Flowers꽃보다 남자Gu Joon-heeGuest appearance
Partner파트너Kang Eun-hoMain role
2011Twinkle Twinkle반짝반짝 빛나는Han Jung-won
2012Dummy Mommy바보엄마Kim Young-joo
2013Blooded Palace: The War of Flowers궁중잔혹사 꽃들의 전쟁Jo Yam-jeon
2014Can We Fall In Love, Again?우리가 사랑할 수 있을까HerselfCameo, Ep.13-14
What Happens to My Family?가족끼리 왜 이래Cha Kang-shimMain role
2015I Have A Lover애인 있어요Do Hae-kang (Dokgo On-gi)/Dokgo Yong-gi
2016Fantastic판타스틱Lee So-hye
2018The Miracle We Met우리가 만난 기적Sun Hye-jin
2019Watcher왓쳐Han Tae-joo
2021Undercover언더커버Choi Yeon-soo
2021–presentHellbound지옥Min Hye-jin[34]Main role, Season 1–2
2022Love All Play너에게 가는 속도 493 kmPresident of Eunice Business TeamCameo (episode 1)[35]
Trolley트롤리Kim Hye-joo[36]Main role
TBAThe Bequeathed선산Yoon Seo-ha[37]


YearEnglish TitleKorean TitleRoleNote
1998If It Snows On Christmas크리스마스에 눈이 내리면Lee Song-hee
1999Calla카라Yoon Soo-jin
2003Star Runner스타러너Kim Mi-kyoHong Kong film
2004Shinsukki Blues신석기 블루스Seo Jin-young
2011If You Were Me 5: Questions & Answers시선 너머  -  백문백답Jung Hee-jooFunded by the NHRCK[38]
2023Jung_E정이Jung_E [39]Netflix film

Music video appearances

YearSong TitleKorean TitleArtistNote
1996One's Lifetime일생을Kim Hyun-chul
The Day Was Beautiful그때가 좋았어Seo Ji-won
1997Entreaty애원Lee Seung-hwanwith Jang Hyuk
1999To The Bride신부에게Yurisangja
2001Already One Year벌써1년Brown Eyeswith Chang ChenLee Beom-sooJung Eun-pyo
2002Little By Little점점Brown Eyeswith Chang ChenLee Beom-soo
2004Parting Was Far Away이별은 멀었죠Han Kyung Il

Variety shows

YearEnglish TitleKorean TitleRole
1997Scoop! Entertainment City특종! 연예시티VJ
Popular Song Best 50인기가요 베스트 50VJ
Saturday Power Start토요일 전원 출발MC
Gwangjang Music with Gung Sun-young궁선영의 가요광장  -  사랑밖엔 난 몰라Panelist
1998Super TV Enjoy Sunday슈퍼TV 일요일은 즐거워MC
1999Sunday Sunday Night일요일 일요일 밤에MC
Section TV Entertainment섹션TV 연예통신MC, with Seo Kyung-suk
FM Dating with Kim Hyun Joo김현주의 FM데이트DJ
MBC Drama AwardsMBC 연기대상MC, with Shin Dong-ho
2000Mnet KM Music Festival뮤직비디오 페스티벌MC
And e-Wonderful World와 e-멋진 세상MC
2005SBS Drama AwardsSBS 연기대상MC, with Park Sang-won
2009Music Village with Kim Hyun Joo
ECO Canada by Kim Hyun Joo
2010SBS Hope TV희망TV SBSHost
2014Musical Journey to Yesterday음악여행 예스터데이MC
2015Lady Action레이디 액션Cast member


YearTitleOriginal TitleAuthorPublication DatePublisherISBN
2009Hyun-joo's Handcrafted Story현주의 손으로 짓는 이야기Kim Hyun-joo20/12/2009살림LIFE9788952213143


2003Sad Fate슬픈인연Kim Hyun-jootrack from album "In The Name Of Love" (사랑의 이름으로) released on 29/11/2003
2009"Promise"약속Kim Hyun-jootrack from Partner OST
2012"Forgetfulness"건망증Kim Hyun-joo feat. PK Hemansingle


  • Ambassador for Busan Contents Market (2022)

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
APAN Star Awards2013Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaBlooded Palace: The War of FlowersNominated
2014What's With This FamilyNominated
2015Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaI Have a LoverWon
2022Excellence Award, Actress in an OTT DramaHellboundNominated
Baeksang Arts Awards2002Best Actress – TelevisionHer HouseNominated
2006Toji, the LandNominated
2008In-soon Is PrettyNominated
2012Twinkle TwinkleNominated
2016I Have a LoverNominated
Director's Cut Awards2022Best Actress in seriesHellboundNominated
KBS Drama Awards2007Top Excellence Award, ActressIn-soon Is PrettyWon
2014Top Excellence Award, ActressWhat's With This FamilyWon
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaNominated
Best Couple AwardKim Hyun-joo (with Kim Sang Kyung)
What's With This Family
2018Top Excellence Award, ActressThe Miracle We MetNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length DramaNominated
Korea Drama Awards2011Best ActressTwinkle TwinkleNominated
2012Top Excellence Award, ActressDummy MommyNominated
2016Top Excellence Award, ActressI Have a LoverNominated
MBC Drama Awards1998Best New ActressI Don't Know Anything But LoveWon
2001Excellence Award, ActressHer HouseWon
2002Top Excellence Award, ActressSangdo, Merchants of JoseonNominated
2011Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaTwinkle TwinkleWon
Best Couple AwardKim Hyun-joo (with Kim Suk-hoon)
Twinkle Twinkle
OCN Awards2019Best Case Solver AwardWatcherWon
SBS Drama Awards1998Best New ActressI Love You! I Love You!Won
2000Excellence Award, ActressVirtueWon
2002Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning DramaGlass SlippersWon
Top 10 Stars AwardWon
SBSi AwardWon
2004Top Excellence Award, ActressMs. Kim's Million Dollar QuestNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialWon
Top 10 StarsWon
2005Top 10 StarsToji, the LandMarrying a MillionaireWon
Top Excellence Award, ActressToji, the LandNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in Serial DramaNominated
Netizen Popularity AwardWon
2015Grand PrizeI Have a LoverNominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaWon
Netizen Popularity AwardWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Best Couple AwardKim Hyun-joo (with Ji Jin-hee)
I Have a Lover

Kim Hyun-joong Biography

NameKim Hyun-joong
Date of Birth6-Jun-1986
Age in 202337
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.82 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionSouth Korean Actor
Famous asActor, Dancer, Model, Singer, And Songwriter
HeightIn Centimeters: 182 cm.
In Meters: 1.82 m.
In Feet Inches: 6'0"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Kim Hyun-joong.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Kim Hyun-joong?

The Net Worth of Kim Hyun-joong is 5 million dollars.

  1. What is the Height of Kim Hyun-joong?

The height of Kim Hyun-joong is 1.82.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Kim Hyun-joong?

The birthplace of Kim Hyun-joong is Seoul, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Kim Hyun-joong?

The birthday of Kim Hyun-joong is on 6-Jun-1986.

  1. Is Kim Hyun-joong Married?

The marital status of Kim Hyun-joong is: Yet to update.

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