Im Soo-jung is a South Korean actress who was born on July 11, 1979. Im made her acting debut in Kim Jee-horror woon's film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), which was followed by the popular television drama I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004). She has since starred in a number of films, including Park Chan-a wook's I'm Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), Hur Jin-Happiness ho's (2007), Lee Yoon-Come ki's Rain, Come Shine (2011), and Min Kyu-All dong's About My Wife, for which she received the Best Actress award at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards.
Im Soo-jung made her debut as a teen magazine cover model in 1998. She then began acting, making her debut in the teen drama School 4, but it was Kim Jee-2003 woon's stylish horror A Tale of Two Sisters that garnered her critical acclaim and newcomer awards. A year later, she shot to fame with the hit KBS2 drama series I'm Sorry, I Love You. Those projects cemented Iimage m's as an eternal ingenue, as did the touching character study...ing, horse jockey film Lump Sugar, and Park Chan-surrealist wook's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK.
In recent years, she has begun to shed that image by taking on more mature roles, such as Hur Jin-romantic ho's melodrama Happiness and Choi Dong-blockbuster hoon's fantasy The Taoist Wizard by Jeon Woo-chi, the romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny, and Lee Yoon-minimalist ki's breakup indie Come Rain, Come Shine. She won Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Women in Film Korea Awards for her performance in All About My Wife.
In the short film El Fin del Mundo ("The End of the World"), Im and Lee Jung-jae portrayed two artists in a post-apocalyptic environment, which screened at the prestigious contemporary art exhibition dOCUMENTA. She also appeared in Aditya Assarat's short film Phuket, which was commissioned jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Phuket Association of Tourism and Hotel Operators.
Im was previously managed by the SidusHQ agency, but has since been transferred to KeyEast. In June 2012, KeyEast launched her official website. According to the actress, the online space will be a place where she can directly communicate with her fans.
Im appeared in Perfect Proposal, a remake of the British crime thriller Woman of Straw that was partly shot in Macau, in 2015. She then appeared in Time Renegades, a time-traveling romantic thriller in which she played dual roles.
Her contract with KeyEast expired in October 2015, and she decided to join new management firm YNK Entertainment.
Im then starred in Kim Jong-female-centric kwan's indie film The Table, which premiered at the 21st Busan International Film Festival.
Im was cast in the drama Chicago Typewriter alongside Yoo Ah-in in February 2017. This is Ifirst m's appearance on a small screen in thirteen years, since 2004. She was named cultural ambassador for the UK-Korea Creative Futures mutual exchange the same year.
She then returned to the big screen with Mothers, a film based on Lee Dong-book eun's Your Request - My Other Mother, which she also directed.
Im returned to television in 2019 with the series Search: WWW.
Im appeared in the film Single in Seoul with Lee Dong-wook in 2020.
Im co-starred in the tvN drama Melancholia with Lee Do-hyun in 2021.
Im contract with King Kong by Starship expires in August 2022, and I have decided not to renew it.
She is a vegan and an animal rights activist.
|2002||The Romantic President||피아노 치는 대통령||Han Young-hee|
|2003||A Tale of Two Sisters||장화, 홍련||Bae Su-mi|
|2005||Sad Movie||새드무비||Ahn Soo-jung|
|2006||Lump Sugar||각설탕||Kim Shi-eun|
|I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK||싸이보그지만 괜찮아||Cha Young-goon|
|2009||Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard||전우치||Seo In-kyung|
|2010||Finding Mr. Destiny||김종욱 찾기||Seo Ji-woo|
|2011||Come Rain, Come Shine||사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다||Young-shin|
|2012||All About My Wife||내 아내의 모든 것||Yeon Jung-in|
|2015||Perfect Proposal||은밀한 유혹||Ji-yeon|
|2016||Time Renegade||시간이탈자||Yoon-jung (1983) / So-eun (2015)|
|2017||The Table||더 테이블||Hye-gyeong|
|2019||Our Cat||고양이 집사||Narration|
|TBA||Single in Seoul||싱글 인 서울||Joo Hyeon-jin|
|2001–2002||School 4||학교 4||Oh Hye-ra||KBS2|
|2004||I'm Sorry, I Love You||미안하다, 사랑한다||Song Eun-chae|
|2017||Chicago Typewriter||시카고 타자기||Jeon Seol||tvN|
|2019||Search: WWW||검색어를 입력하세요: www||Bae Ta-mi|
|2001||"I'm Sorry"||Kim Jang-hoon|
|2003||24th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||A Tale of Two Sisters||Won|
|2nd Korean Film Awards||Best New Actress||Won|
|23rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Won|
|4th Busan Film Critics Awards||Won|
|6th Director's Cut Awards||Won|
|4th Women in Film Korea Awards||Nominated|
|Cine 21 Awards||Won|
|Screamfest Horror Film Festival||Best Actress||Won|
|2004||24th Fantasporto Film Festival||Best Actress in an International Fantasy Film||Won|
|41st Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||I'm Sorry, I Love You||Won|
|Best Couple Award with So Ji-sub||Won|
|2005||41st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2006||27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actress||Lump Sugar||Nominated|
|2nd Premiere Rising Star Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2007||31st Hong Kong International Film Festival||I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK||Nominated|
|1st Asian Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|28th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actress||Happiness||Nominated|
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|16th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|17th Buil Film Awards||Nominated|
|45th Grand Bell Awards||Nominated|
|2012||5th Style Icon Awards||Style Icon||—||Won|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||All About My Wife||Nominated|
|55th Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Nominated|
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Nominated|
|13th Women in Film Korea Awards||Won|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actress||Won|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|2019||12th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Search: WWW||Nominated|