Im Soo-jung

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Im Soo-jung
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Im in 2013
Born (1979-07-11) July 11, 1979 (age 39) [1]
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesLim Soo-jung
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Agent King Kong by Starship [2]
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Im Su-jeong
McCune–Reischauer Rim Sujŏng
Website imsoojung.com

Im Soo-jung (Hangul : 임수정; born on July 11, 1979) is a South Korean actress. After modeling for teen magazines, Im made her acting breakthrough in Kim Jee-woon's horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), followed by the popular television drama I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004). She has since appeared in numerous films, notably Park Chan-wook's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), Hur Jin-ho's Happiness (2007), Lee Yoon-ki's Come Rain, Come Shine (2011), and Min Kyu-dong's All About My Wife , for which she won Best Actress at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards. [3]

Hangul Native alphabet of the Korean language

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Kim Jee-woon is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

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Career

Im Soo-jung made her debut in 1998 as a cover model for teen magazines. She then moved onto acting and debuted in the teen drama School 4, [4] but it was Kim Jee-woon's 2003 stylish horror A Tale of Two Sisters that first drew her critical notice and newcomer awards. [5] [6] A year later, the hit KBS2 drama series I'm Sorry, I Love You catapulted her into stardom. [7] [8] With Im looking much younger than her age, those projects solidified her image as an eternal ingenue, as did touching character study ...ing , [9] horse jockey film Lump Sugar , [10] and Park Chan-wook's surrealist I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK . [11]

<i>A Tale of Two Sisters</i> 2003 South Korean psychological horror-drama film directed by Kim Jee-woon

A Tale of Two Sisters is a 2003 South Korean psychological horror drama film written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. The film is inspired by a Joseon Dynasty era folktale entitled Janghwa Hongryeon jeon, which has been adapted to film several times. The plot focuses on a recently released patient from a mental institution who returns home with her sister, only to face disturbing events between her stepmother and the ghosts haunting their house- all of which are connected to a dark past in the family's history.

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Korean drama Television program genre

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In recent years she began shedding that image by taking on more adult roles, [12] notable among them Hur Jin-ho's romantic melodrama Happiness , [13] [14] Choi Dong-hoon's blockbuster fantasy Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard , [15] [16] romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny , [17] and Lee Yoon-ki's minimalist breakup indie Come Rain, Come Shine . [18] For her performance in All About My Wife , [19] [20] she won Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, [21] and the Women in Film Korea Awards. [22] [23]

Hur Jin-ho is a South Korean film director and screenwriter.

<i>Happiness</i> (2007 film) 2007 film by Hur Jin-ho

Happiness is a 2007 South Korean film, directed by Hur Jin-ho and starring Hwang Jung-min and Im Soo-jung. It is a love story about two people who meet while battling serious illnesses.

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Im and Lee Jung-jae played two artists in a post-apocalyptic environment in the short film El Fin del Mundo ("The End of the World"), which screened at the prestigious contemporary art exhibition dOCUMENTA. [24] [25] She also acted opposite veteran Thai actor Sorapong Chatree in Aditya Assarat's short film Phuket, which was commissioned jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Tourism and Hotel Operators of Phuket. [26] [27]

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Im was previously part of the SidusHQ agency, but moved to being managed by KeyEast. KeyEast launched her official website in June 2012. According to the actress, the online space will be a place where she can converse with her fans directly. [28] [29]

KeyEast South Korean company

KeyEast is a management agency founded by actor Bae Yong-joon.

In 2015, Im starred in Perfect Proposal , a remake of British crime thriller Woman of Straw that was partly shot in Macau. [30] [31] She next starred in Time Renegades , a time-hopping romantic thriller where she played dual roles. [32]

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In October 2015, her contract with KeyEast expired and she decided to sign with new management agency YNK Entertainment. [33] [34]

Im then starred in the female-centric indie film The Table directed by Kim Jong-kwan, which premiered at the 21st Busan International Film Festival. [35]

In February 2017, Im was cast in the drama Chicago Typewriter alongside Yoo Ah-in. This marks Im's small screen come back after thirteen years since 2004. [36] The same year, she was named the cultural ambassador for the UK-Korea Creative Futures mutual exchange. [37]

She then returned to the big screen with Mothers based on the book Your Request - My Other Mother by Lee Dong-eun, who also directs the film. [38] [39]

Im is set to return to the small screen with fantasy drama www in 2019. [40] [41]

Filmography

Film

YearEnglish titleKorean titleRoleNotes
2002 The Romantic President 피아노 치는 대통령Han Young-hee
2003 A Tale of Two Sisters 장화, 홍련Bae Su-mi
...ing 아이엔지Kang Min-ah
2005 Sad Movie 새드무비Ahn Soo-jung [42]
2006 Lump Sugar 각설탕Kim Shi-eun
I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK 싸이보그지만 괜찮아Cha Young-goon
2007 Happiness 행복Eun-hee
2009 Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard 전우치Seo In-kyung
2010 Finding Mr. Destiny 김종욱 찾기Seo Ji-woo
2011 Come Rain, Come Shine 사랑한다, 사랑하지 않는다Woman
2012 All About My Wife 내 아내의 모든 것Yeon Jung-in
2015 Perfect Proposal 은밀한 유혹Ji-yeon
2016 Time Renegade 시간이탈자Yoon-jung (1983) / So-eun (2015)
2017 The Table 더 테이블Hye-gyeong
2018 Mothers 당신의 부탁Hyo-jin

Television series

YearEnglish titleKorean titleRoleNetwork
2001–2002 School 4 학교 4Oh Hye-ra KBS2
2004 I'm Sorry, I Love You 미안하다, 사랑한다Song Eun-chae
2017 Chicago Typewriter 시카고 타자기Jeon Seol tvN
2019Search: www검색어를 입력하세요: wwwBae Ta-mi

Music video

YearSong titleArtist
1999"Deep Sadness"Y2K
2001"I'm Sorry" Kim Jang-hoon
2012"White Night" [43] Nell

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef.
1998CeCi Magazine's Model ContestN/AN/AWon
200324th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress A Tale of Two Sisters Won [44]
2nd Korean Film Awards Won [45]
23rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Won [46]
4th Busan Film Critics Awards Won [47]
6th Director's Cut Awards Won [48]
4th Women in Film Korea AwardsNominated
Cine 21 AwardsWon [49]
Screamfest Horror Film Festival Best ActressWon [50]
200424th Fantasporto Film FestivalBest Actress in an International Fantasy FilmWon [51]
41st Grand Bell Awards Best New ActressNominated
KBS Drama Awards I'm Sorry, I Love You Won [52]
Netizen AwardWon
Popularity AwardWon
Best Couple Award with So Ji-sub Won
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV)Nominated
20062nd Premiere Rising Star AwardsBest Actress Lump Sugar Won [53]
27th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
2007 1st Asian Film Awards Best Actress I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK Nominated
43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film)Nominated
28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Happiness Nominated
2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film)Nominated
16th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best ActressNominated
17th Buil Film Awards Nominated
45th Grand Bell Awards Nominated
20125th Style Icon Awards Style IconN/AWon [54]
21st Buil Film Awards Best Actress All About My Wife Nominated
55th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Nominated
49th Grand Bell Awards Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [55]
13th Women in Film Korea AwardsWon [56]
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film)Nominated

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