Kim Tae Hee – Korean Actress
Kim Tae-hee was born on March 29, 1980 in Busan, South Korea. She is a model and an actress. She and her younger brother, Lee Wan, who is also an actor, appeared alongside in her television series “Stairway to Heaven.” Kim moved to Ulsan in her childhood and was considered as a brilliant child who excelled in her studies in middle school. After which she attended Ulsan Girls High School and then went to Seoul National University in South Korea, where she earned a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Fashion Design.
Tae-hee started her career with modeling, and appeared in various television commercials. Her film debut as an actress was in 2001 in the film “Last Present.” The most significant reason that ignited her launch to stardom was due to her fame in the role as Han Yoo-ri in the television series “Stairway to Heaven.” Other roles that brought her recognition were attributable to her performance in the television series “Forbidden Love,” for which she won a Best Female Newcomer award, and a role in “Love Story in Harvard.”
Tae-hee was a diverse actress; she not only did well in films but also in television dramas. Her acting in films was also appreciated by her audiences when she starred in the films “The Restless” and “Venus and Mars.” Although her films did well she returned to television in 2009, and was co-starred alongside actor Lee Byung-Hun in the action thriller series “Iris” which was a huge success. It added to her accomplishments because as soon as it made its debut it got ranked as the top program and helped her to reach commercial success and critical acclaim. Subsequent to this series, she appeared in the romantic comedy series “My Princess,”, which aired in January of 2011 together with Song Seung-Heon, as an average college student who discovers that she is a princess. Her first role was in a Japanese drama “Boku to Star no 99 Nichi,”, in which she portrayed a successful South Korean star who falls in love with an average thirty year-old man. In 2013, she acted the role of a famous concubine Jang Hiu-bin in the historical drama “Living by Love”.
Tae-hee did amazingly well in extracurricular activities as well at Seoul National University. The accolades she attained at the time of her graduation included being president of the SNU Women’s Ski Club, and a spokesperson for popular Korean brands such as Hera, Paris Baguette, Samsung, Olympus, Maxwell House, Toyota, Calli, Cyon, Daewoo Matiz, S-Oil, and Vivian. She is also one of the most desirable celebrities and also celebrates as the most widely popular product endorsers in Korea.
She has won many awards for her acting in various television drama series. She won an SBS Drama Award for Best New Actress for her role in Stairway to Heaven and has since won nine other awards for four other television shows.
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