Known for her fit body and youthful face, Lee Soo-kyung is also regarded as one of South Korea’s best well-rounded actresses.
Name: Lee Soo-kyung (이수경)
Birthdate: March 13th, 1982
Birthplace: Seoul South Korea
Height: 173 cm
Weight: 48 kg
Blood Type: A
Education: Dongduk Women’s University- Broadcasting and Entertainment
Entertainment Company: Snowball Entertainment – Echo Global Group
Pre-Debut and Early Life
Lee Soo-kyung, born on March 13th, 1982, was born into an upper-class family. Her family’s healthy upbringing led her towards her love of fitness and healthy diets. Due to her love for a healthy lifestyle, she is able to maintain a fit body up even in her thirties.
Her love for the performing arts grew ever since her middle school days, and after realizing her love for performing, she decided to become an actress. In her high school days, she joined the theater and became a fine-tuned actress because of it. Her love for performing eventually led her to enroll in Dongduk Women’s University, and she received her bachelor degree in broadcasting and entertainment.
During her college days, Lee Soo-kyung modeled for several magazines and did photo shoots for many other publications. Not forgetting her initial dream, she auditioned for parts in dramas, albeit having a period where she struggled with her self-confidence.
Career: Movies and Dramas
Lee Soo-kyung started her career as a commercial model in 2003. In the same year, she started her career in the acting industry by playing supporting roles in dramas. Her first drama was MBC’s Lovers (2003). She first received attention after starring in the drama Dear Heaven in 2005 by playing the role of Gu Seul-ah, the sister of the male lead character. Her notable acting eventually led her to the role of Hwa-ran in the movie Tazza: The High Roller (2006) which became the 2nd best-selling film of 2006.
Lee Soo-kyung received her first lead role on the drama Soulmate (2006). In the drama, she plays the role of Soo-kyung and is able to portray a perfect combination for a serious and comical character. Although receiving high praises for her role in the drama, neither the drama nor she received any nominations that year.
However, her big break came a year later through the drama Daughters-in-Law (2007). The KBS2 drama received many nominations and awards at the year-end ceremonies. Through the character Jo Mi-jin, Lee Soo-kyung was able to snatch two of the nominations from the 2007 KBS Drama Awards, Best New Actress and Best Couple Award, which she won with her on-screen partner Kim Ji-hoon.
Recently, she starred in tvN’s highly rated What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018). In the drama, she acted as the young Madam Choi, the mother of the male lead character.
|2003||Span Drama “Lovers”||MBC|
|2004||You’ll Find Out||Song Na-kyung||KBS2|
|2005||Dear Heaven||Gu Seul-ah||SBS|
|2006||MBC Best Theater “통정”||Pil-jeong||MBC|
|2008||Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea||Woo Yi-kyung||MBC|
|2009||Loving You a Thousand Times||Go Eun-nim||SBS|
|2010||My Country Calls||Oh Ha-na||KBS2|
|2011||Can’t Lose||Eun Hee-soo (guest, ep 3-5)||MBC|
|You’re Here, You’re Here, You’re Really Here||Bae Soo-jin||MBN|
|Color of Woman||Hwang Jin-joo||Channel A|
|2013||Pots of Gold||Min Sung-eun||MBC|
|Let’s Eat||Lee Soo-kyung||tvN|
|2015||A Daughter Like You||Ma In-sung||MBC|
|2016||My Little Baby||Han Ye-seul|
|Hey Ghost, Lets Fight||Shin Soo-kyung (ep 9-10)||tvN|
|Father, I’ll Take of You||Han Jeong-eun||MBC|
|2018||What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim||young Madam Choi||tvN|
List of Movies
|2005||Wet Dreams 2||Wedding guest who catches the bride’s bouquet|
|2006||Tazza: The High Rollers||Hwa-ran|
|2007||Rainbow Eyes||Cha Su-jin|
|2008||Romantic Island||Choi Soo-jin|
|2011||Share the Vision||Min-kyung||4D music video film|
Hot Bikini Body
Although already in her thirties, Lee Soo-kyung is well known for her fit and glamorous body. Due to her love of Pilates and healthy eating, Lee Soo-kyung is able to maintain her model body.
Her glamorous body contracted her with Kellogs, a famous cereal brand, for four years. From 2009 until 2012, Lee Soo-kyung modeled for Kellogs, serving the public her S-line figure. Nearly every summer, she dresses in a bikini or jeans that show her slim waist.
In 2013, she explicitly showed her body in a bikini photoshoot with the fashion magazine Cosmopolitan. In the 2013 July issue of Cosmopolitan, Lee Soo-kyung dressed up in a flower print bikini with wedge high heels which accentuated her long legs.
Her photo shoot with Cosmopolitan created a big buzz in many online communities as she successfully showed a sexier side of herself.
Being in the industry for so long has made the public curious about Lee Soo-kyung’s current relationship. Her name has been mentioned several times with the name of her co-star Kim Ji-hoon, who she won the 2007 KBS Drama Awards’ Best Couple with. She has also been mentioned with Shin Dong-wook, her co-star in the drama Soulmate.
Recently, on May 2nd, 2016, Lee Soo-kyung disclosed that she is in a relationship. The representative of her agency, Snowball Entertainment, revealed that she is dating a younger man who is an employee at a company. It has been revealed, too, that her boyfriend is not an entertainer. The news of their relationship came out after their relationship hit the three-month mark.