Full Profile of Korean Actress Kim Hye-sun

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Kim Hye-sun is a South Korean actress. She was a teen idol in 1980s, but currently she played small parts in movies or television dramas. Her recent movie “My Secret Partner” gained much attention due to its explicit content, which featured a number of nude scenes. She was born in September 28, 1969. She’s best known for her lead role in the television drama “First Wives’ Club” in 2007–2008.

Kim Hye-sun: Full Profile and Facts


  • Name: Kim Hye Sun (김혜선)
  • Other names: Shirakawa Shoko
  • Profession: Actress
  • Birthdate: September 28, 1969
  • Height: 162cm
  • Weight: 43kg
  • Star sign: Libra
  • Blood type: A
  • Talent agency: IT EM
  • Education: Dankook University (Cheonan) majoring in Theater and Film
  • Years active: 1986-present


Kim Hye-sun began modeling when she was in middle school, back then she was attending Anyang High School of the Arts. She was featured in commercials for Orion, Lotte Samkang, and Korea Cosmetics. She later made her acting debut in 1986 with a minor role in the movie “Dancing Daughter”. She quickly gained popularity as a teen star with an innocent and bright image. Kim Hye-sun also became active in the Japanese entertainment industry in 1988, where she was known under the name Shirakawa Shoko. In 1993, she won Best Supporting Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance in “Love Is Oh Yeah!”.

After getting married in 1995, Kim retired from show business and immigrated to the United States. But she returned to acting two years later in the television drama “The River of Maternal Love”. As she grew older, she began playing ajummas (middle-aged wives and mothers), notably in “Famous Princesses”, “First Wives’ Club” and “What’s for Dinner?”. Then in 2011, Kim Hye-sun was cast in her first big-screen leading role in 17 years of her career. In “Perfect Partner”, she played a famous chef in her 40s who becomes involved in a passionate romance with a younger man in his 20s. The film became controversial due to its explicit content, which featured her nude in a number of scenes.

In 2018, Kim Hye-sun said that she went bankrupt after being unable to pay off her W2.3 billion debt. This debt was caused by her ex-husband, whom she divorced in 2009. Her husband won’t give her custody of her daughter if she doesn’t pay the debt.

Kim Hye-sun’s Son and Husband

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Kim married her first husband in 1995, but after eight years of marriage, they divorced in September 2003. She remarried in July 2004, but she and her second husband, a businessman, divorced in 2009. She got married for the third time in 2016 to a businessman. Kim has two children, a son and a daughter, from her first and second marriage.

She revealed her son, Choi Won-suk, for the first time in TvN program “Nest Escape”. The program captured children’s adventures overseas without their parents. In the program, Kim Hye-sun shared that she’s sorry for her son, because he has to go through his parents divorce two times. She also said that she is worried because her son is very quiet at home. But it turns out, her son showed his good side by leading fellow cast in the program.