Kim Hyo-jin in 2016.
|Born||February 10, 1984|
Yoo Ji-tae (m. 2011)
|Revised Romanization||Gim Hyo-jin|
Kim Hyo-jin (Hangul : 김효진; born February 10, 1984) is a South Korean actress.
The Korean alphabet, known as Hangul in South Korea or Chosŏn'gŭl (조선글) in North Korea, has been used to write the Korean language since its creation in the 15th century by King Sejong the Great. It may also be written as Hangeul following the standard Romanization.
Kim began her career modeling in teen magazines, and made her acting debut in 1999. After a series of forgettable roles, she is best known for playing the youngest of the three sisters in sex comedy film Everybody Has Secrets ,and the female lead in family drama I Am Happy.
Everybody Has Secrets is a 2004 South Korean romantic comedy film. It stars Lee Byung-hun, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Hyo-jin and Chu Sang-mi. Because it has several sex-scenes, it is generally restricted to viewers under 18 or 21. Although the film wasn't a particularly big hit in South Korea it grossed $4,888,679 in Japan.
Though she continues to act in mainstream films and TV dramas such as Mary Stayed Out All Night , in recent years Kim has become more adventurous in her choice of projects. She made her theater debut in the plays A Midsummer Night's Dream ,and Fool for Love , then made an acting leap into queer cinema. Kim said portraying a bisexual in Five Senses of Eros (later expanded to In My End Is My Beginning ) and a lesbian in Life is Peachy was not a problem for her: "I approached the film in this way: Two people meet and fall in love. And the person that I fall in love with happens to be a woman."
A Midsummer Night's Dream is a comedy written by William Shakespeare in 1595/96. It portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta. These include the adventures of four young Athenian lovers and a group of six amateur actors who are controlled and manipulated by the fairies who inhabit the forest in which most of the play is set. The play is one of Shakespeare's most popular works for the stage and is widely performed across the world.
Fool for Love is a play written by American playwright and actor Sam Shepard. The play focuses on May and Eddie, former lovers who have met again in a motel in the desert. The play premiered in 1983 at the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, where Shepard was the playwright-in-residence. The play was a finalist for the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Five Senses of Eros is a 2009 South Korean omnibus film with five short films depicting love and desire, but in different styles and genres. The shorts are: His Concern, directed by Daniel H. Byun; I'm Right Here, directed by Hur Jin-ho; The 33rd Man, directed by Yoo Young-sik; In My End Is My Beginning, directed by Min Kyu-dong; and Believe in the Moment, directed by Oh Ki-hwan.
In 2011 Kim replaced Han Chae-young in the Korea-China-Japan joint production Strangers 6,which tells the story of six individuals assigned by the highest level authorities of their respective countries to protect the three countries' joint economic area from being infiltrated by a hostile organization. Filming in Japan was delayed by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami, and the TV series aired on Japan's WOWOW TV and Korea's Channel A in 2012.
Kim Ji-young, professionally known by the stage name Han Chae-young, is a South Korean actress. She first gained recognition as the antagonist in the television series Autumn in My Heart (2000) before gaining wider prominence as the titular character in Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang (2005). Her other roles include Only You (2005), Fireworks (2006), Boys Over Flowers (2009), A Man Called God (2010) and Pretty Man (2013).
The 2011 earthquake off the Pacific coast of Tōhoku was a magnitude 9.0–9.1 (Mw) undersea megathrust earthquake off the coast of Japan that occurred at 14:46 JST on Friday 11 March 2011, with the epicentre approximately 70 kilometres (43 mi) east of the Oshika Peninsula of Tōhoku and the hypocenter at an underwater depth of approximately 29 km (18 mi). The earthquake is often referred to in Japan as the Great East Japan Earthquake and is also known as the 2011 Tōhoku earthquake, the Great Sendai Earthquake, the Great Tōhoku Earthquake, and the 3.11 earthquake.
Channel A is a South Korean pay television network that was launched in 1 December 2011 and owned by Dong-A Media Group (DAMG).
After appearing in Im Sang-soo's erotic suspense drama The Taste of Money ,Kim starred opposite Hidetoshi Nishijima in the Korea-Japan joint production Genome Hazard , a film adaptation of Tsukasaki Siro's same-titled sci-fi mystery novel.
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Kim first met actor-director Yoo Ji-tae in 2003 when they were models for a clothing brand, and their friendship turned into a romantic relationship in 2006.One of the few Korean star couples who openly admitted their dating status, they are very active in charitable organizations, and in 2011 were both appointed as honorary ambassadors for World Vision.
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World Vision International is an Evangelical Christian humanitarian aid, development, and advocacy organization. It prefers to present itself as interdenominational and also employs staff from non-evangelical Christian denominations. It was founded in 1950 by Robert Pierce as a service organization to meet the emergency needs of missionaries. In 1975 development work was added to World Vision's objectives. It is active in nearly 100 countries with a total revenue including grants, product and foreign donations of more than $2 billion (2017).
They announced their engagement in August 2011 (Kim reportedly turned down a movie role to prepare for her upcoming nuptials),and subsequently released pre-wedding photos. Their minimalist invitation was made from environmentally friendly paper and had the number 1,825 written on it, the exact amount of the days the two have spent together as a couple. They were married at the Shilla Hotel in Seoul on December 2, 2011. The date marked the couple's fifth anniversary together and was booked by Yoo one year in advance despite landing on a Friday – an unusual day for a wedding. The ceremony was officiated by the president of World Vision Korea; Yoo and Kim then donated a portion of their monetary gifts to the organization to help build an elementary and middle school in Myanmar. Kim gave birth to their first child, a son, on July 5, 2014.
Kim adheres to a vegetarian diet for ethical and health reasons.
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