Full Profile of Kim Hee-ae: Husband, Sons, Beauty Secrets, and Movies

Cosmopolitan Magazine

Kim Hee-ae is a South Korean actress under YG Entertainment, one of the biggest entertainment companies in South Korea. She is one of the most popular Korean actress that has starred in more than 30 television dramas. She has also scored a lot of commercials for her natural beauty. Even in her 50s, Kim Hee-ae still manages to look a lot younger than her actual age. She’s famous in Korea for having an everlasting beauty. Kim Hee-ae’s full profile and beauty secrets will soon revealed!

Kim Hee-ae: Profile and Facts

  • Name: Kim Hee-ae (김희애)
  • Birthday: April 23, 1967
  • Hometown: Jeju City, Jeju Province, South Korea
  • Profession: Actress
  • Height: 163cm
  • Weight: 49kg
  • Star sign: Taurus
  • Blood type: B
  • Talent agency: YG Entertainment
  • Education: Chung-Ang University (B.A. in Theater and Film; M.A. in Communication and Journalism)
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1983–present
  • Spouse: Lee Chan-jin (m. 1996)
  • Children: 2


Kim was a freshman at Hyehwa Girls’ High School when she was discovered by the younger brother of one of her teacher that visited the school by chance and worked for an advertising agency. This led to her first modeling job in a commercial for a school uniform brand in 1978.

In 1983, Kim made her acting debut in the film “The First Day of the Twentieth Year” when she was still in collage. Years later, Kim Hee-ae started to get recognition as her movie “Beyond the Mountains” in 1991 and “Sons and Daughters” in 1992 won the highest award at the MBC Drama Awards and the Baeksang Arts Awards, called the Daesang (“Grand Prize”).

In her drama “Perfect Love”, she got another Daesang from the Baeksang Arts Awards. She played a role as the perfect wife and mother who gets diagnosed with a terminal illness. Her third collaboration with Kim Soo-hyun was 2007’s “My Husband’s Woman”. She portray a role as a sexy, worldly woman having an affair with her best friend’s husband. The adultery drama was a hit with a peak viewership rating of 38.7%, and Kim Hee-ae yet again won the Daesang at the Korea Drama Awards and the SBS Drama Awards.

In 2014, Kim Hee-ae returned to the big screen after a 21-year absence in “Thread of Lies”, a film adaptation of Kim Ryeo-ryeong’s novel “Elegant Lies” about teen bullying which leads to a young girl’s suicide. Her latest movie was the psychological thriller “The Vanished” and drama film “Her Story”, based on the real story of comfort women.

Kim Hee-ae’s Husband and Son


Kim Hee-se’s husband Lee Chan-jin is the CEO of venture company Dreamwiz. Lee’s Korean word processor is widely used in Korea. The couple married in 1997. She said that she is content with her married life. On the SBS entertainment program “Healing Camp” Kim Hee-ae made an appearance. On this day, Kim Hee Ae said, about her married life, “Married life is not just about being happy. There are a lot of hard times as well.”

Kim Hee-ae is called supermom, widely because she can balance her role as a mom, a wife, and a top actress at the same time. She said in an interview that it didn’t feel that hard, because it’s fun to watch her kids growing up. She also said that parents have to let their kids do what they want so they can grow up well.

What are Kim Hee-ae’s Beauty Secrets?


Kim Hee-ae always said that she has everlasting beauty and an unchanging appearance even when she grew older. She was even an ambassador for beauty products. She mentioned her beauty secrets several times in an interview. One of them is that even though she does not exercise much, but she moves around a lot because she is a mom and a wife. She said that it’s enough for her to maintain her body.

As for her glossy skin, her secret is to make a firm moisture protective film on her skin by using a moisture pack every single day. A pack is a skin care product which can be easily used, even by beginners. She also said, for anti-aging, selecting a product including certified natural substances such as snail mucus and gold or wrinkle-relieving substances is a must. Another technique is washing your face and putting a cool moisture pack on the face to arrange the skin texture after. Kim Hee-ae said that that’s how moist gloss skin can be achieved the next morning. She also said that one must have consistency in using a product.

Her solution to slowing down the entire process? A regular diet and workout regime. She said it’s best to maintain a good balance between food, exercise, and skincare. “If you work out, remember to take care of your skin; if you have a strict diet plan, stay off the alcohol, and never stay up too late.”