Kim So-eun (born September 6, 1989) is a South Korean actress. She rose to fame with a supporting role in the popular television drama Boys Over Flowers, and has since starred in A Good Day for the Wind to Blow, A Thousand Kisses,Liar Game and Scholar Who Walks the Night. In 2015, she was paired withSong Jae-rim on season 4 of We Got
Kim So-eun made her acting debut with a bit part in the 2004 film Two Guys, when she was in junior high school. She then appeared in minor roles on TV and film, including Sisters of the Sea and The Show Must Go On (where she played Song Kang-ho’s daughter).
Kim rose to fame in 2009 with her supporting role as the heroine’s best friend, Cha Ga Eul in the popular television series Boys Over Flowers. Kim gained praise for her versatility since she also portrayed Chae Shi-ra’s childhood counterpart Hwangbo Soo in the period epic Empress Cheonchu, for which she learned how to ride a horse and shoot with a bow and arrow. She portrayed an older mid 20s woman by joining the cast of romantic comedy series He Who Can’t Marry, a remake of Japanese drama Kekkon Dekinai Otoko.
She landed her first leading role in the 2010 daily drama A Good Day for the Wind to Blow (also known as Happiness in the Wind), which further raised herKorean Wave profile. She then starred in weekend drama A Thousand Kisses (2011-2012), which explored age differences in relationships.
In 2012, she starred in the ten-episode Chinese drama Secret Angel, which aired on the portal websiteSohu.com.returned to Korean television in the cable drama Happy Ending. That same year, she also appeared in Music and Lyrics, a reality show in which an actress and a male musician are paired together to collaborate, as lyricist and composer respectively, in creating a song. Kim and Lee Junho (from boyband 2PM) composed the song “Love is Sad,” which Lee also recorded; it was released as a single and featured on the soundtrack of Feast of the Gods.
After playing Princess Sukhwi in the period epic Horse Doctor (also known as The King’s Doctor, 2012-2013), Kim starred in After School: Lucky or Not (in the Korean title, bokbulbok refers to a game of chance, literally meaning “Luck, No Luck”), opposite the 5 members of actor-idol group 5urprise, which was distributed via SK Telecom’s online and mobile portals. Kim played a timid girl who gets invited to a high school club, and encounters fantastical “missions” every episode, which draws out her bright, lively personality.
She and Victoria Song (member of girl group f(x)) were also chosen to host Glitter, a variety show on the lives of trendy twenty-somethings.
In 2014, Kim starred in the horror film Mourning Grave, playing a ghost girl who forms a friendship with a ghost-seeing high school boy.This was followed by a leading role in Liar Game, a Korean drama adaptation of the titular Japanese manga by Shinobu Kaitani. Kim also joined the fourth season of reality show We Got Married, where she was paired withSong Jae-rim in a “virtual” marriage; it boosted their popularity as a couple and as individual celebrities.
In 2015, Kim starred in the webtoon adaptation Scholar Who Walks the Night, playing dual roles as a nobleman’s daughter and a vampire’s past love . She is set to launch her activities in China through the romance film Sky Lantern (also known as Lover of Days Past), a Korean-Chinese co-production film in which she stars opposite Taiwanese singer-actorAaron Yan. Kim will play a young lantern designer trying to move on after losing a loved one. She was also casted on KBS’s radio program Volume Up as a special DJ, standing in for the show’s regular DJ, Yoo In-na, who had to film for a drama.