Korean Actors

Kim Soo Hyun Profile, Bio, & Facts 

Kim Soo Hyun
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Kim Soo Hyun (김수현) is a South Korean actor under GOLDMEDALIST. He made his debut in 2007 with the sitcom “Kimchi Cheese Smile”.

Kim Soo Hyun Profile

Stage NameKim Soo Hyun (김수현)
Birth NameKim Soo Hyun (김수현)
BirthdayFebruary 16th, 1988
Active Years2007–present
Age36 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignAquarius
Height180 cm (5’11”)
Weight65 kg (143 lbs)
Blood TypeAB

Kim Soo Hyun Facts:

Early Life

– Kim Soo Hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– He went to Seoul Ilwon Elementary School, Jung-dong Middle and High School.
– He played pranks when he was in school as a way to relieve stress.

Personal Life

– He was an introverted child.
– He will go cycling, rock climbing, kickboxing, skiing, bowling and other sports to try to vent his feelings.
– His mother encouraged him to take acting classes.
– Kim Soo Hyun got into university after trying for 4 years. (You Quiz On The Block)
– He has a half-sister Kim Ju Na, who was a contestant on Produce 101.
– He respects Christoph Waltz.
– He was supposed to star in Boys Over Flowers.
– He got heart surgery for supraventricular tachycardia in 2010.
– He usually plays sports like bowling and badminton with his friends.
– He wants to work with Gwyneth Paltrow.
– He wants to have the power of teleportation.
– He sleeps really deep.
– He is one of the highest paid actors in South Korea.
– He wants to try a romance film. (Viu Singapore)
– His father was a lead singer for 80s band ‘Seven Dolphins’.
– Being a villain is more impressive for him.
– He has a nickname “Forever Suffering Kim”.
– He chose to be a billionaire instead of an actor.
– He applied to become a professional bowler in 2016.
– His bag is his precious thing. (Tommy Hilfiger)
– He has a habit of covering his mouth when he laughs.
– He has to have his script, pencil case, lip balm, toothpaste, and toothbrush on set with him. (Netflix K-Content)
– He completed his military service on July 1, 2019.
– He is left-handed.
– Kim Soo Hyun’s ideal type is the British actress Kaya Scodelario.
– He wants to play a con artist and a thief.
– He enrolled in the Department of Film and Theater at Chung-Ang University in 2009.


 – Kim Soo Hyun used to be an underwear model for his friend’s shopping mall.
– He was under KeyEast.
– He was an MC on Mnet’s Boys & Girls Music Countdown with KARA‘s Han Seung Yeon in 2009.
– He was a Promotional ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) in 2012.
– In 2014, he was a Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul and in 2015, he was the honorary ambassador for the Incheon International Airport.
– He was in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 list and appeared in Forbes in their 30 Under 30 Asia list of 2016.
– He appeared in several dramas including Queen of Tears, It’s Okay to Not Be Okay, My Love from the Star, One Ordinary Day, Moon Embracing the Sun, and Secretly, Greatly.
– He became one of the most in-demand endorsers with 35 product endorsements in 2014.
– His wax figure was displayed at Madame Tussauds, Hong Kong and Musée Grévin, Seoul in 2015.
– He has endorsed Tommy Hilfiger, Dunkin’ Donuts, and Eider.

Likes & Dislikes

– He is a fan of K-pop group Orange Caramel.
– He likes to stay home.
– He likes cats.
– His favorite fairytale is Anne of Green Gables.
– He enjoys golfing.
– He doesn’t like wearing hats. (ELLE)
– His favorite color is black.
– His favorite feature of his face is his ears. (KBS World TV)
– He doesn’t like the sight of his wrinkles.

Food Preferences

– Pork cutlets are his soul food. (CINEPLAY)
– He is a meat lover.
– He likes tteokbokki.
– He likes bitter coffee with a nutty flavor.
– He can’t drink alcohol.


– In 2024, during the broadcasting of his hit drama “Queen of Tears”, actress Kim Saeron posted a picture with him in an intimate light that caught the public eye and started a war on social media. People bashed Kim Soo Hyun due to the huge age gap between him and the actress. The photo was deleted after and his agency denied the rumors of them being together. Kim Saeron also refrained from making any comments on the matter.


– He has won many awards in his career including multiple ‘Grand Prize (Daesang)’ awards as well as ‘Hallyu Star Award’, ‘Most Popular Actor’, ‘Most Popular Actor’, ‘Actor of the Year’, and ‘Model of the Year Award’.
– He has a total of 5 Daesang Awards.

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