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  • Name: 김현주 / Kim Hyun Joo (Hyun = Intelligent and warm-hearted, Joo = Jewel, treasure)
  • Hanja: 金賢珠 (Jin Xian-Zhu)
  • Profession: Actress
  • Birthdate: 1977-Apr-24
  • Birthplace: Gyeonggi province, Il-san City
  • Height: 167cm
  • Weight: 48kg
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Blood type: B
  • Family: Mother, Younger brother
  • Hobbies: Knitting, cross-stitching, driving. Special Interest: In-line skating, snowboarding.
  • Personality: She tends to be really shy (with strangers), but she's bright and vivacious.
  • Bad habits: Rolling up toilet paper over and over, crushing paper cups. She can't keep her hands still.
  • Favourite saying: Love is the way, the theme is humanity = Let's live with love and humanity.
  • Sleeping habits: She sleeps hanging off the end of the bed.
  • First love: A friend who was in the same class as her in fourth grade.
  • Nickname: Miss "I-don't-know"
  • Countries she wants to visit: Switzerland, Greece, everywhere
  • Favourite food: If she has to pick...Meat, sushi, cold noodles, sweet and sour pork chops.
  • Favourite colour: Violet, gray.
  • Favourite music: Movie music
  • Favourite number: 2
  • A movie she wants to recommend to fans: She hasn't watched it yet, but "The Way Home"
  • The kind of person she respects: A person who simply tries to become the kind of person who can receive respect from others.
  • Celebrity friends: Suh Yoo Jung, Song Hye Gyo, FinK.L, Kim Gyu Lee, Park Yong Ha, Kim Ji Ho, So Ji Sub, Kim Min Sun, Kim Ho Jin, Lee Jae Ryong, the "Sang Do" team actors.
  • What she wants to happen after she succeeds: Make it so that there are no hungry children.
  • The reason she became an entertainer: Because she wanted to...Because she felt that only by gaining love you can gain respect.
  • What she would do if she wasn't an entertainer: Study design more.
  • How she gets rid of a slump: She spends time by herself. She goes to the riverside or a place where there aren't any people.
  • What she does on her days off: She sleeps. If there's time, she wants to exercise. And learn how to dance.


  • Elementary School: 상사초등학교 Il-san Achievement Elementary School
  • Middle School원당중학교 Won-Dang Junior High School
  • High School고양종합고등학교 Go-yang Composite High School
  • CollegeDankook University (Theatre and Film)


Drama Series

  • Fantastic (JTBC 2016) - Lee So Hye
  • I Have a Lover | Aeinitseoyo (SBS / 2015) - Do Hae-Gang / Dokgo Yong-Gi
  • What Happens to My Family? | Gajokkkiri Wae Irae (KBS2 / 2014-2015) - Cha Gang-Sim
  • Can We Love | Wooriga Saranghal Soo Iteulka (JTBC / 2014) - top star (cameo)
  • Cruel Palace - War of Flowers | Goongjoongjanhoksa - Ggotdeului Jeonjaeng (jTBC / 2013) - Royal Concubine Soyong Jo
  • Foolish Mom | Babo Eomma (SBS / 2012) - Kim Young-Joo
  • Twinkle Twinkle | Banjjak Banjjak Bitnaneun (MBC / 2011) - Han Jung-Won
  • The Partner | Pateuneo (KBS2 / 2009) - Kang Eun-Ho
  • Boys Over Flowers | Kkotboda Namja (KBS2/ 2009) - Ku Jun-Hee
  • Pretty Insun | Insunyineun Yeoppeuda (KBS2 / 2007) - Park In-Soon
  • Marrying a Millionaire | Baekmanjangjawa Kyeolheunhagi (SBS / 2005-2006) - Han Eun-Young
  • The Land | Doji (SBS / 2004)
  • Ms. Kim's Million Dollar Quest | Paran Manjang Miseu Kim 10eok Mindeulgi (SBS / 2004)
  • Glass Slippers | Yuri Goodu (SBS / 2002)
  • That Woman's House | Geu Yeojane Jip (MBC / 2001)
  • Sangdo (MBC / 2001-2002) - Park Da-Nyung
  • 8 Love Stories | Reobeuseutori (SBS / 1999-2000) - Seo-Young (Ep.7 "Insomnia, Manual and Orange Juice")
  • Into the Sunlight | Haetbit Sokeuro (MBC / 1999) - Lee Yun-Hee
  • I Love You!, I Love You! | Saranghae! Saranghae! (SBS / 1998)
  • Ready, Go! (MBC / 1997)
  • The Reason For My Living | Naega Saneun Yiyu (MBC / 1997)


  • Shin Suk-ki blues (2004) - Seo Jin-yeong
  • Star Runner | Siu nin a Fu (2003) - Mei Chung
  • Calla (1999) - Soo-jin
  • If It Snows on Christmas | Christmase nuni naerimyeon (1998)

MC Work

  • Scoop! Entertainment City (MBC, 1997) - VJ
  • Popular Song Best 50 (MBC, 1997) - VJ
  • Saturday Power Start (KBS, 1997) - MC
  • Gung Sun-young's 가요광장 (KBS 2FM, 1997) - Panelist in "I Don't Know Anything But Love" segment
  • Super TV Enjoy Sunday (KBS, 1998) - MC
  • Sunday Sunday Night (MBC, 1999) - MC
  • Kim Hyun-joo's FM Dating (MBC FM, 1999) - DJ
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (Mnet, 2000) - MC
  • And e-Wonderful World (MBC, 2000) - MC
  • Section TV Entertainment (MBC, 2001) - MC
  • Kim Hyun-joo's Music Village (MBC FM, 2009) - DJ
  • ECO Canada by Kim Hyun-joo (MBC Life, 2009)
  • Musical Journey to Yesterday (MBC, 2014) - MC




  • 1998 SBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress (I Love You! I Love You!)
  • 1998 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actress
  • 2000 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actress (Virtue)
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards: SBSi Award (Glass Slippers)
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars (Glass Slippers)
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama (Glass Slippers)
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special (Miss Kim's Million Dollar Quest)
  • 2005 SBS Drama Awards: Top 10 Stars (The Land)
  • 2005 SBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (The Land)
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actress (In-soon Is Pretty)
  • 2011 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama (Twinkle Twinkle)
  • 2015 SBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2015
  1. Best Actress (long-length drama) ("I Have a Lover”)
  2. Ten Star Award ("I Have a Lover”)
  3. Best Netizen Award ("I Have a Lover”)
  4. Best Couple Award ("I Have a Lover”)
  • 2015 (4th) APAN Star Awards - November 28, 2015
  1. Best Actress (serial drama) ("I Have a Lover”)
  2. 2014 KBS Drama Awards - December 31, 2014
  3. Best Actress ("What Happens to My Family?")
  4. Best Couple Award ("What Happens to My Family?")




현주의 손으로 짓는 이야기 (Hyun Joo's Handcrafted Story)

Pages: 212

ISBN 9,788,952,213,143

Format: B5, 188 * 257mm

Current Management Company: S BOX

SOURCES: Translated by Dahee Fanel Her official cafe, LIPS (Live In her Pretty Smile): http://cafe.daum.net/kkk2393 ,LOVE Kim Hyun Joo 's blogger.DramaWiki, Wikipedia, AsianMedia Wiki, Nate

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Name: Kim Hyun Joo (Kim Hyun Ju)

Birthday: April 24, 1978

Height: 167 cm (5' 6")

Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs.)

School: Dongkuk University

TV dramas:

Glass Slippers

Sang Do

Her House

Into the Sunlight

Miss Kim's Making A Million Won Project

Springtime/Days of Youth

8 Love Stories

3 Men 3 Women

Marry A Millionaire [currently filming]


Calla (w/ Kim Hee Sun & Song Seung Hun)

If It Snows At Christmas (w/ Park Yong Ha)

Star Runner (w/ Vanness Wu)


































Latest News:

9/7/05 – Go Soo and Kim Hyun Joo will lead the weekend drama “Marry a Millionaire (백만장자와 결혼하기)” scheduled to be aired by SBS in November following the final episode of “Lover in Prague”. The drama gets the idea from the reality show “Joe Millionaire” aired in the States. Go Soo plays the role Kim Young Hoon (김영훈) who pretends to be a millionaire appearing on a TV show and woos women by his good-looking appearance. The lady who is picked by him would get large amount of reward. KHJ plays the role Han Eun Young (한은영) who is not pretty and works as a clerk in a bank. One day, she accidentally participates in the TV show and is picked by Young Hoon who happens to be her first love. Although Young Hoon’s secret and true identity is disclosed afterwards, he and Eun Young still fall in love. The filming location of the first few episodes will be at Bordeaux, France (프랑스 보르도). Go Soo’s recent drama was “Green Rose”, and KHJ’s last drama was “The Land”.

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shes so pretty and a very good actresses too!! I loved her movies and her drama glass slipper!

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She is so beautiful and talented! I loved her in Brown eye's M/V and Glass Slippers!!

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Does anyone have that MV or any other MV with KHJ in it to share with all of us? Please do, it is very much appreciated!

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Kim Hyun Joo is soo pretty pretty..she is great in all the pixs..the best Part is that We have the same Birthday...I am soo joyful that i get to share my bday w/the pretty Ms.Kim!! She looks great with the Beautiful so Ji Sub!! :lol:

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Wow, thanks for all those beautiful pics, cutegurl! There's some I haven't seen before...*saves frantically* And thanks for the profile. I've added it to the first post.

Some more pics...

From "Glass Slipper":




From "Calla":








NEpack CF (with Cha Tae Hyun):


An article I found on Saturn's Resource Pool:

Kim Hyun Joo "Dating with So Ji Sub? Poo Ha Ha ~"

She disregarded the endless rumor, but boasted 'Special friendship'


Man and woman, people misunderstand their friendship as love or something.

It usually causes a breakup of friendship.

But Kim Hyun Joo and So Ji Sub overcomed this problem, let their friendship harden,

They are friends and colleagues.

Kim Hyun Joo expressed a special friendship with So Ji Sub.

Recently she had interview with Sports Hankook, she said,

"I know 'Sorry I love' is making lots of mania fans from first episode. I amd one of those mania fan.

Even though I am busy for filming 토지(The land), I am watching SorryLove every episode."

They had been in rumor for long time especially after drama 'Glass shoes'.

"Jisub is one of my few precious friends. We can't meet often, since we both are quite busy.

But we are keeping good friendship.

I am very happy. In this drama, I can see Jisub's various attractiveness which I'v known only personally.

He is the really talented actor, I was sorry that people didn't find it. "

She kept praising So Ji Sub.

2004-Dec-01 Sports Hankook


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One of my favourite actresses.....I have watched her in most of her dramas and movies...but my favourite to date is Ms Kim's Million Dollar Porject ....because she acted besides one of my favourite Korean actor - Ji Jin Hee..

I am waiting to see her in Joe Millionaire....

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A couple of accounts concerning her supposed romance with So Ji Sub:

Some old news (from 2003) about SJS and Kim Hyun-joo that I dug up from Soompi:

So Ji Sub and Kim Hyun Joo's heartbreaking love

Former star couple Kim Hyun Joo and So Ji Sub had one year of heartbreaking love that faced many obstacles. Kim Hyun Joo and So Ji Sub were a couple that would have definitely gotten married, but there have been obstacles that have tested their relationship.

Both sides of their families have objected to their relationship because of status. A close relation of Kim and Soh's party witnessed that both sides have had lots of troubles, but Kim Hyun Joo has still said that So Ji Sub is her last guy of which So Ji Sub shed tears after hearing. They have kept in contact despite the objections, and have looked after each other.

Kim Hyun Joo is living alone with her mom while her younger brother is in the army. So Ji Sub was raised by his mom after his dad left them due to religious problems. Because of the similarities in upbringing, both families have objected to the relationship.

Last year (2002), when Kim and So were filming the SBS drama "Glass Slippers", Kim's mother came to the studio. At this time, So would always hide so he wouldn't be seen by her mother, as said by a close relation of the couple. They have broken up many times to just stay as friends, but it hasn't been easy when they care so much about each other.

When news of their breakup was going around, both were in the Philippines for different reasons. At this time, they met at D Hotel in a cafe and where they spent time together. Currently, Kim is filming a Chinese movie, while So is appearing in KBS "Dream Team". Recently, though, So was hospitalized, which has delayed his entrance into the army.

Translation credits: sungie79 source: photo1818

They were an item but only being exposed since Yuri Kudu.

SJS's young sister is good friend of KHJ. So when SJS's younger sister got married, it was expected that SJS and KHJ would be the next pair. But they then declared that they were just friends. So ppl wondered if they turned their relationship 'underground' (meaning keep their mouth shut in order to hide the truth and still maintain status quo) ... then they came out with the news that they are just GOOD friends.

SJS is known to be fond of KHJ. And the two are still, as they claimed, good friends.

Credit: So Ji Sub thread on Hotelier2002

There's one error in the last one that I feel I should fix. So Ji Sub doesn't have a younger sister - he has an older one. As for the rest of that account, I have no idea if that's true or not. It's up to you to decide.

An old picture with him:


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