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    Seungri

    Seungri

    Seungri (Lee Seung Hyun (이승현, 李勝賢) was born 12 December 1990, in Gwangju. He is the youngest member of Big Bang, his position; vocals, but before Big Bang, he was a member of a dance team in Gwangju called Illhwa. In the summer of 2005, Seungri appeared on an episode of "Let's Cokeplay: M.net Battle Shinhwa" (a TV show to find the second Shinhwa through auditions). In the thirteenth episode, he was cut from the show because his singing wasn’t impressive enough, though his dancing was. He also won couple of awards for his solo album single "Strong Baby". He debuted in the musical "Sonagi" 2008 and in the movie "Why Did You Come To My House" 2008. He is starring in a musical call "Shouting". Daesung was also to participate in "Shouting" but due to Daesung's car accident, Seungri will be doing "Shouting" alone. He is featured in the upcoming drama "My 19" with fellow member, T.O.P. Seungri appeared on the popular variety show "Family Outing" as a temporary replacement for Daesung on August 24.
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    Dennis Oh

    Dennis Oh

    Dennis Joseph O'Neil, known professionally as Dennis Oh (데니스 오), is an American model and actor. Dennis Joseph O'Neil, born on August 29, 1981, is an actor and model in South Korea. He was born to a Korean mother and a former American GI father. He is also known in South Korea as Dennis'O. O'Neil starred in the MBC miniseries Sweet Spy and has also acted in commercials across Asia, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. In the drama, he appears as a mysterious spy who falls in love with an ordinary female police officer. O'Neil started modeling at the age of 16 while majoring in photography in college. He won the 22nd Korean model "Best Dress" in 2005. He appeared in an episode of the 2009 series of Melrose Place. He is considering on becoming a professional photographer when he retires from the entertainment industry. He has fans in numerous countries, such as South Korea, China, and Japan. O'Neil's hobbies include drawing, traveling, and photography. TV: Movie:
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    Kwon Yuri

    Kwon Yuri

    Kwon Yuri (born December 5, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actress, presenter and promotional model. She is a member, main dancer and rapper of the popular girl group Girls' Generation. Yuri was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi, South Korea on December 5, 1989. She auditioned at the SM Entertainment Casting System and joined the company in 2001 after finishing in second place in the 2001 SM Youth Best Dancer Contest. She then underwent training for 5 years and 11 months before her debut. She has a older brother, Kwon Hyuk-jun. She graduated from NeungGok High School in 2008 and is currently attending at Chung-Ang University along with fellow group member, Sooyoung. She also had a small role in a television segment, The King's Boyfriend, which was part of the 2005–2006 KMTV Super Junior documentary, Super Junior Show. Yuri also played a part in the KBS sitcom Unstoppable Marriage (못말리는 결혼), alongside Sooyoung. At the end of 2009, she cast for KBS2 reality show Invincible Youth (청춘불패) with her fellow member, Sunny. Because of Girls' Generation's international promotions, Yuri left the show along with Sunny and Hyuna of 4minute on June 2010. On December 17, 2011 Yuri has been
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    Luna

    Park Sunyoung (Hangul: 박선영), better known mononymously as Luna (Hangul: 루나), born on August 12, 1993, is a South Korean singer, dancer and model. She is best known for being a part of the quintet pop girl band f(x), under the label of SM Entertainment in South Korea and Avex Trax in Japan. Luna was born as Park Sun-Young in Seoul, South Korea on August 12, 1993. Luna has an identical twin sister who is older her name is Jin-Young. It is said that if Luna's sister joined F(x) her voice would be sweet and soft. In October 2011, it was confirmed that she has been accepted at Chung-Ang University's Institute of the Arts as theater majors through a special rolling admissions screening process. In 2006, SM Entertainment, an entertainment agency based in South Korea, recruited Luna after seeing her performing on a SBS's television program, "Truth Game". After training for more than three years, she became a member of a quintent pop idol girl group, f(x), under the label of her agency. On September 1, 2009, f(x)'s first single "La Cha Ta" (stylized as "LA chA TA") was digitally released. The group's first broadcast performance of "La Cha Ta" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core on
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    Kim Rae-won

    Kim Rae-won (born March 19, 1981) is a South Korean actor and model. Kim graduated from Joong-Ang University and his childhood dream was to become a basketball player, but his dream was shattered when he hurt his ankle tendon. He starred in the movie Plum Blossom with actress Bae Doona in 2000. He enlisted in the military in 2009 and served for 2 years; he was released from the military on August 23, 2011.
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    Choi Dae Hyun

    Choi Dae Hyun (Hangul: 최대현) (born 2 July 1986) is a Korean model from Germany. Born of Korean and Chinese descent, he moved from Düsseldorf, Germany to Seoul, South Korea in 1989. Signed with Seoul Entertainment Agency and Fashion Dream International Model Management Group, Choi debuted as a model at a young age in 1994 and has appeared in numerous magazines including An An, Yuhaeng Tongshin, Junior, and GQ Korea. In 1998, he continued his modeling career into high fashion, representing several local labels such as Naknine and Hang Ten.
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    Daniel Henney

    Daniel Henney

    Daniel Phillip Henney (Hangul: 다니엘 필립 헤니; born November 28, 1979) is an American actor and model. Daniel Henney was born to a Korean adoptee mother and an American father of Irish descent. Henney started modeling in the U.S. in 2001 and worked in France, Italy, Hong Kong and Taiwan while attending college. After his debut in South Korea with an advertisement for the Amore Pacific's cosmetic "Odyssey Sunrise", he became a spokesperson for commercials with Jeon Ji-hyun for Olympus cameras and Kim Tae-hee for Daewoo Electronics's Klasse air conditioners. Despite speaking no Korean, Henney became a household name through the South Korean hit TV drama, My Name is Kim Sam Soon. He played the role of Henry Kim, a radiologist who is devotedly in love with Hee-jin (played by Jung Ryu Won) He later learned a bit of the language and appeared on a few variety shows, such as Family Outing. Henney was a part of an academic scandal in which many sources stated that he had an Economics degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago to bolster his image, while in actuality he had no college degree. In 2009, he portrayed Agent Zero in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine. In the fall season of
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    Lee Si-yeon

    Lee Si-yeon (born Lee Dae-hak, 24 July 1979) is a South Korean transsexual actress and model. Lee debuted as a male model under her birth name Dae-hak, becoming known for her feminine appearance and wearing women's clothing on the catwalk, but ultimately wished to pursue a career as an actor. She appeared in the films My Boss, My Hero (2001) and Sex Is Zero (2002), providing comic relief in effeminate male roles, but felt pressured into cutting her hair and building up muscle. Lee recalled that, "once I entered showbiz, I was forced to live a life I didn't like", and growing increasingly unhappy, made several attempts at suicide before deciding to become a woman. Adopting the given name Si-yeon, Lee underwent sex reassignment surgery in 2007, and admitted to having doubts over her sexuality since being in secondary school. She returned to acting later that year in the sequel Sex Is Zero 2, with her character from the original film now also a transsexual. Lee publicly announced her sex change prior to the release of the film, but was apprehensive about the reaction from audiences. Co-star Shin-ee observed that surgery had not changed her image much, and stated that she had always
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    Sandara Park

    Park Sandara (Korean: 박산다라, born November 12, 1984), better known as Dara (Korean: 다라; Japanese: ダラ), is a South Korean idol singer, rapper, actress, television host and model. She is best known as being a member and the Director of Communications of the Korean girl group 2NE1. However, she first gained major popularity on ABS-CBN's Star Circle Quest during her stay in the Philippines. Her younger brother, Park Sang-Hyun (Thunder), is also in the entertainment industry as a member of a Korean boy band, MBLAQ in J. Tune Entertainment. Dara released her first digital single "Kiss" in 2009. Sandara Park was born in Busan, South Korea. When she was 10 years old, Park's family moved to the Philippines to start a trading business. Also the brother of MBLAQ's member Thunder/Cheondoong(Park Sang Hyun) In 2004, Park was involved in a talent survival show, known as Star Circle Quest of the ABS-CBN Network where she came in 2nd place behind Hero Angeles. She was only 19 years old at that time. During one of her school functions, Park met Pauleen Luna, who was then a talent of ABS-CBN Channel 2 Talent Center. Luna encouraged the shy Sandara to audition for Star Circle Quest, a
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    Kim Sa-rang

    Kim Sa-rang

    Kim Sa-rang (Hangul: 김사랑; born January 12, 1978) is a South Korean actress. She is most known for her work in Secret Garden and being crowned Miss Korea in 2000. Kim was crowned Miss Korea on May 28, 2000 at the Sejong Cultural Center, the site of the 1980 Miss Universe Pageant. She represented Korea in the Miss Universe Pageant 2001. During the pageant, she won the award for Best National Costume, which was a Korean hanbok dress. Kim Sa-Rang is a Christian and has one older brother. She has a degree in Korean traditional music from Yong-In University.
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    Son Dam-bi

    Son Dam Bi (born September 25, 1983) is a South Korean singer and actress. Son Dam Bi is one of the most hyped names to debut in Korea. She had appeared in music videos for Paran and MYV, along with many advertisements. She first came to fame when she appeared in a commercial for an MP3 player alongside Poppin' Hyun Joon. Before her debut, MSN Japan had a video documentary made, capturing her pre-debut training and rehearsals; it attracted 480,000 visitors in 5 days. Son Dam Bi trained especially with a well-known American choreographer in preparation for this album, and people began calling her the female version of Rain (비). Son Dam Bi’s highly anticipated debut single comes with five tracks that give her ample opportunity to show off her vocal and dancing talents. Her debut single "Cry Eye" was produced and composed by Jang Joon Ho, who previously wrote MC Mong's "180 Degrees" and Jang Woo Hyuk's "Last Game". The lyrics were provided by Brian Kim, who also penned Shinhwa’s Once in A Lifetime. Son Dam Bi joined MBC's reality show 우리 결혼했어요 ("We Got Married"), being paired with Marco. Joining the show in late 2008 as part of the second group of couples, their last episode was on
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    Song Yun-ah

    Song Yun-ah (Born 7 June 1973) is a Korean model, singer and actress. She spent most of her childhood days in Gimcheon, Gyeongsangbuk-do. She graduated with a Humanities Degree at the Hanyang University. Song, as an aspiring actress, made her debut in the 1995 KBS drama Age of Individuality. She later became a well-known icon by co-starring in the MBC drama Hotelier. Song is also part-time lecturer at the Korean Central Academy of Fine Arts.
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    Han Ye-seul

    Han Ye-seul

    Han Ye Seul (born September 18, 1981) is a Korean actress and model primarily working in Korea. Han's real name is Kim Ye-Seul-Yi, while her English name is Leslie Kim. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, before moving to South Korea to pursue acting/modeling. She attended Cerritos High School and graduated from Cerritos College with an AA degree in computer graphics and is fluent in both English and Korean. Han Ye Seul gave up her American nationality in 2004 for a Korean one in order to fully establish herself on the Korean market as a Korean actress. Han debuted as a model after winning a super model competition in 2001. Ye-seul is an all-round artist as she is a singer, actress of dramas and movies. She also has starred in a variety of commercials in Korea ranging from health drinks to beauty products to Venus women's apparel to Pizza Hut TV spots, Samsung ads and commercials for Motorola phones. She is also the voice for the character Susan Murphy in the Korean-language version of the DreamWorks Animation film Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). She also appeared in Rain's music video for "Love Song". She was involved in a dispute with Korea Broadcasting System (KBS)
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    Ok-bin Kim

    Ok-bin Kim

    Kim Ok-bin (born 29 December 1986) is a South Korean actress. Kim made her debut in an online beauty contest in 2004, and began her acting career with a role in 2005 film Voice. Subsequent appearances include the television drama series Over the Rainbow and films such as Dasepo Naughty Girls and The Accidental Gangster and the Mistaken Courtesan. Kim has received several award nominations, and won Best Actress at the 2009 Sitges Film Festival for her role in Thirst. Originally from Gwangyang, Jeollanam-do, Kim was born on 29 December 1986 and is the eldest of three siblings. As a child she trained in martial arts, and has attained third dan in Hapkido and second dan in Taekwondo; she also practices Muay Thai. Prior to her career as an actress, Kim considered joining the police. Kim made her debut in an online beauty contest hosted by web portal Naver in 2004. Despite having little prior acting experience, she was cast of one of the three leads in the 2005 film Voice, a role which saw her nominated for "Best New Actress" at both the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards. Kim next starred as the lead actress in Hanoi Bride, a two-part SBS drama aired during the Chuseok
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    Oh Yoon-ah

    Oh Yoon-ah (Hangul: 오윤아, born October 14, 1980 in Ulsan, South Korea) is a South Korean actress, model and a former hot race queen. She made her debut in 2000 by winning the first Cyber Race Queen Contest. Her acting break came in 2004 when she starred opposite Kim Suk-hoon in SBS network's action drama, "Into the Storm". Several movie and TV series followed, including her 2004 SBS Network's "Best Supporting Actress" award for her role as Kim Mi-yoon in Alone in Love, starring Son Ye Jin and Gam Wu-seong. Later that year, she co-starred with Ahn Jae Wook and Lee Bo Young in the KBS network's romantic comedy series, Mr. Goodbye. She is currently appearing in another KBS series, "Please Marry Me". The show is about four couples, living under one roof, getting married.
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    Song Seung-heon

    Song Seung-heon

    Song Seung-heon (Korean: 송승헌; born October 5, 1976) is a South Korean actor. Song is noted for his roles in Korean dramas like East of Eden, Autumn in My Heart (2000) and Summer Scent. Song started his career as a model in 1995, modeling for the jeans brand STORM, and began acting in sitcoms and TV dramas in 1996. He first became known to viewers in the popular sitcom Three Guys and Three Girls in 1996. The following year he started his extremely successful career in TV dramas, which made him well-known throughout Korea. His feature film debut came in 1999 in the film Calla together with star Kim Hee-sun. True stardom only came to Song in late 2000, however, with the broadcast of the hugely popular TV drama Autumn in My Heart. The series was exported all over Asia, making pan-Asian stars of both him and co-stars Song Hye-kyo and Won Bin. He is known to be one of the most popular stars in Korea today whose popularity even gave rise into other countries in Asia, adding to the Korean wave. Because of this, he has been actively recruited for film roles and advertisements in Hong Kong and other Asian countries. In 2002, Song starred in the comic-action film Make It Big by director Cho
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    Hong Soo-hyun

    Hong Soo-hyun (Hangul: 홍수현; or spelled Hong Su-hyeon; born 15 February 1981) is a South Korean actress being worked on Dae Jo Yeong as Suk-yeong, Dae Jo Yeong's wife and also the princess of Goguryeo who later becomes the empress of Balhae. There, she became good friend with Park Ye-Jin who works as Dae Joyeong's first lover and Li Jiegu (Lee Haego or Yi Hae-go in Korean)'s wife. She also worked with TVXQ in two of their Banjun Theater dramas, Banjun Theater & Finding Lost Time.
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    Han Ji-hye

    Han Ji-hye (born June 29, 1984) is a South Korean actress. Born Lee Ji-hye, she used the stage name Han Ji-hye upon learning that her real name would cause confusion among fans since an older actress, Lena Lee, also has the same Korean name. Han debuted as a model, then started acting in supporting roles in TV dramas such as Summer Scent. She landed her first leading role in Sweet 18. The next couple of years saw Han starring in low-rating dramas, but her 2007 daily drama Likeable or Not became very popular, topping the ratings chart during its run and recording the highest rating for a daily drama since 2000. Han then displayed newfound maturity and great improvement in her acting in the 2008 epic drama East of Eden. In 2008, Han along with Leon Jay Williams sang the Korean and Chinese versions of Olympic theme song "Friends." She was brought to the project via a proposal from the Chinese Olympic committee to sing "Friends" as the official swimming theme of the Beijing National Aquatics Centre at the Beijing Olympics. Less than a year later, she again recorded a digital single, an upbeat electro-pop song titled "Luv Luv." After studying the craft of shoemaking and design in
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    Jin Hee-kyung

    Jin Hee-kyung (진희경 Jin Hui-gyeong) (born 7 September 1968) is a South Korean actress, who was born in Jeollabuk-do, South Korea.
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    Kang Dong-won

    Kang Dong-won

    Kang Dong Won (born January 18, 1981 in Changwon, South Korea) is a South Korean model, film and television actor. Born in Busan, Kang's family moved to Changwon when he was 7 years old. While studying Technological Engineering at Hanyang University, he was spotted on the streets by a modeling agent in 2000. After working as a model, he began his acting career in two TV dramas, and in 2004 shot his first movie, the romantic comedy Too Beautiful to Lie. However, his first real breakthrough was in Temptation of the Wolves, the film adaptation of Guiyeoni's teen internet novel. With his beautiful, androgynous looks, Kang's popularity rose, extending to other Asian countries, especially Japan. Instead of starring in more mainstream fare, Kang surprised audiences with his next roles as an inmate on death row in Maundy Thursday and the antagonist in Voice of a Murderer. His two collaborations with auteur Lee Myung-se in Duelist and M further cemented Kang's status as one of the top young actors in Korean cinema. He has earned recognition from critics for his stylish flair and diverse choice of roles. Kang said that he decided to play the mischievous titular character in the action
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    Kim Kibum

    Kim Ki-bum (Hangul: 김기범, Hanja: 金起範) was born on 21 August 1987, sometimes mononymously credited as Kibum. He is a South Korean singer, actor, and a member of K-pop boy band Super Junior. He made his debut in the Korean television drama April Kiss in 2004. Although debuted as an actor, he was initially well known as a singer after his music debut with Super Junior in 2005. Since the release of the group's third studio album "Sorry, Sorry", Kibum did not take part in any of the group's promotional activities except for music video shoots for "Sorry, Sorry" and "It's You", due to acting pursuits. Kibum was born in Seoul South Korea. He has a younger sister, Kim Saehee, who lives with their mother. One of his cousin is a actor and model, Shin Dong Wook. At the age of ten, he moved to Los Angeles, California, United States where he attended Santa Monica High School. In 2002, he was discovered by a talent agent from South Korea and was recommended to audition for the Starlight Casting System by SM Entertainment. Kibum signed a contract with SM Entertainment and became an official trainee, being trained in areas of singing, acting, dancing, and other performing talents such as hosting
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    Hyun Young

    Yoo Hyun-young (Hangul: 유현영; born September 6, 1976) is a South Korean entertainer. Her name is well known as simply Hyun Young. She has worked as a model, TV show host, actress, singer, instructor for Public Relations & Personal Financial Planning at colleges, companies. Educated at Yong-In University, she is known for her unusual, almost cartoon-like voice. Her three year relationship with singer Kim Jong Min of Koyote ended in April 2009. Hyun Young appears in numerous Korean television shows, and was mainstay on Korean Broadcasting System's variety show, Heroine 6, since 2005 until the show's final episode in 2007. For her work on various shows, she won the 2006 Best Female Star award (for variety/comedy) on both the KBS and MBC Entertainment Awards. Since 2007, she has acted as one of the team leaders for the variety show Jiwhaza! ("Burst! Mental concentration"), airing on SBS. She is also one of the main 5 stars on KBS's Hi-Five, part of its Happy Sunday line-up; the show also stars Chae Yeon. She was also part of Introducing A Star's friend as a presenter. Hyun Young has recorded the Korean version of "Dragostea din tei" (otherwise known as the Numa Numa song), titled
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    Chae An

    Chae An (born August 8, 1973 in Seoul, Korea) is a model and was a member of WCW's Nitro Girls. Chae An graduated from Armstrong State University in Savannah, Georgia with a General Studies degree. She went on to become a cheerleader for the Atlanta Falcons and then she became a member of the original Nitro Girls in 1997 as Nitro Girl Chae. She was a member of the WCW dance team until 2000. She dated wrestler Kevin Nash from 1996 - 2002. In 1999, she was part of a non-nude Nitro Girls pictorial in Penthouse Magazine. After the demise of the Nitro Girls in 2001, she was a member of the pop music group Diversity 5 with some other former Nitro Girls. She is now doing modeling and has her own website. During the Nitro Girls' opening dance routine on the October 7, 1997, edition of WCW Monday Nitro from the Target Center in Minneapolis, one of Chae's nipples accidentally popped out of her top. Cameras immediately cut to a shot of the live audience. Pro wrestling fans, especially those who post in the usenet group rec.sport.pro-wrestling, have since dubbed this incident the "Nitro Nipple" Incident. An, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, ChaeAn, Chae
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    BoA

    BoA

    Kwon Boa (Korean: 권보아, Japanese: クォン·ボア, born November 5, 1986), commonly stylized and known by her stage name BoA, which is a backronym for Beat of Angel, is a Korean singer, active in South Korea, Japan, and the United States and sometimes referred to as the "Queen of Korean Pop Music". BoA is a Roman Catholic, she was born and raised in Gyeonggi-do, South Korea, BoA was discovered by SM Entertainment talent agents when she accompanied her older brother to a talent search. In 2000, after two years of training, she released ID; Peace B, her debut Korean album. Two years later, she released her debut Japanese album, Listen to My Heart, becoming the first Korean pop star to break through in Japan following the fall of barriers that had restricted the import and export of entertainment between the countries since the end of World War II. On October 14, 2008, BoA debuted in the United States with the single "Eat You Up" and released her debut English-language album, BoA on March 17, 2009. BoA's multilingual skills (she speaks Japanese and English along with native Korean and has recorded songs in Mandarin Chinese) have contributed to her commercial success throughout East Asia. She is
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    Bae Doona

    Bae Doona (Hangul: 배두나; born October 11, 1979 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean actress and photographer. She is best known outside Korea for her role as the protagonist's political activist girlfriend, Cha Young-mi, in Park Chan-wook's film Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002) and as archer Park Nam-ju in The Host (2006). Growing up, Bae would follow her mother, Kim Hwa-young, a famous stage actress in Korea, around the theater and rehearsal halls, learning the lines of dialogue as she went along. This did not initially lead Bae towards acting, saying: "People might say that since my mother is a theater actor, I became an actress. But to me, those experiences probably had the opposite effect. On the contrary, because I saw many great actors working with my mother, I thought this was a job only people with extraordinary talent could do." A Hanyang University student in 1998, Bae was scouted by a model talent agency while walking in Seoul. This led to modeling clothing for COOLDOG's catalog, amongst others. In 1999 she made the switch to acting, debuting in the KBS TV drama School. Later the same year she appeared as Eun-suh in The Ring Virus, a Korean remake of the Japanese
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    Go Ara

    Go Ara (Korean: 고아라, Hanja: 高雅羅; born February 11, 1990), often performing under the mononym Ara, is a South Korean actress, and model under record label and talent agency, SM Entertainment. She debuted in the 2003 Korean television drama, Sharp #1 as Lee Ok-lim. Go Ara also called as Go Ah Ra was born in Jinju, South Gyeongsang, South Korea. At a young age, she constantly moved around Korea because her father was a soldier. When she was in junior high, she was recommended by a friend to audition for SM Entertainment. In 2003, she became the winner of the SM Entertainment Teen Model Contest. After joining SM Entertainment, she began to train with the other trainees under the same company in areas of acting, singing, and dancing. Ara was chosen to be play the female lead, Lee Ok-lim, in the 2003 KBS teen drama, Sharp #1, acting alongside Lee Eun-song, Kim Si-hoo, and Yoo Ah-in. In 2005, she was once again chosen to reprise her role as Lee in the sequel of Sharp #1, Sharp #2, this time starring alongside Super Junior members Kim Kibum and Kim Heechul, both labelmates with Ara, as well as Lee Eun-song. Ara's breakthrough performance was in the 2006 SBS drama, Snow Flower, where she
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    Kan Mi Youn

    Kan Mi-Youn (Hangul: 간미연, Hanja: 簡美妍 born February 2, 1982) is a K-pop singer. Kan was the lead singer in the girl group Baby V.O.X from 1997 to 2006. After the group's breakup, Kan moved on to pursue a career as a solo singer. Kan Mi Youn debuted in 1997 as a member of a K-pop girl group Baby V.O.X, replacing an ex-member (Cha Yu-mi) who was injured on stage during performance. Kan was assigned the "princess" role in the group and known for her cute and comical traits. Kan was considered not only the main but also the best vocalist in the group, having the ability in hitting high notes. In 1999, the group's Come Come Come album "Get Up" reached the number one spot on the Korean music pop charts and since then, the group released many hit albums which earned them a vast loyal fan base in Korea, China, Thailand and other Asian market. Although garnering a large fan base, Kan was a frequent target of anti-fans. The most shocking incident was in 1999, when Kan was targeted for murder by a fan of the K-pop boy group H.O.T. Kan was rumored to be dating H.O.T. member Moon Hee Joon which resulted in attracting many anti-fans. She received an envelope containing razor blades and a letter
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    Ha Ri-su

    Harisu (Hangul: 하리수; Hanja: 河莉秀) is the stage name of Lee Kyung-eun originally Lee Kyung-yeop (born February 17, 1975), a transsexual pop singer, model and actress from South Korea. Born biologically male, Harisu identified as female from early childhood, and underwent sex reassignment surgery in the 1990s. She is noted for being South Korea's first transgender entertainer, and in 2002 became only the second person in Korea to legally change their gender. Her stage name is an adaptation of the English phrase "hot issue". Harisu first gained public attention in 2001, after appearing in a television commercial for DoDo cosmetics. The commercial was a big success and ended up launching her career, allowing her to branch out into other fields such as music and acting. So far she has recorded five Korean musical albums, switching genres between techno and R, and her overseas releases have featured songs recorded in Mandarin. Her first major acting role was in the 2001 film Yellow Hair 2, and since then her credits have included Hi! Honey, a Taiwanese drama series, and Colour Blossoms, an erotic drama by Hong Kong filmmaker Yonfan. On May 19, 2007, Harisu married boyfriend Micky Jung,
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    Jo Yoon-hee

    Jo Yoon-hee (born 13 October 1982) is a South Korean actress and model. She is perhaps best known outside of Korea for playing the granddaughter in Taegukgi. | 2012 || My Husband Got a Family | Neongkuljjae Gulleoon Dangsin (KBS2 / 2012) - Bang Yi-Sook
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    Jo Yeo Jeong

    Jo Yeo-jeong (Hangul: 조여정; born February 10, 1981) is a South Korean actress. Actress Jo Yeo-jeong debuted as a CeCi Magazine cover girl at the age of 16, and made her TV debut in 1999. Despite appearing in drama series, music videos, and TV commercials afterwards, she remained obscure. During this period, she was also unhappy with the limited roles being offered to her. Then Jo instantly rose to the spotlight in 2010 by starring as the ambitious Joseon woman of low caste in the erotic period drama The Servant. The R-rated movie, which was a newly adapted and tragic version of Korea’s famous folktale The Story of Chunhyang, had been turned down by a few actresses because it contained too many sex scenes. Jo, however, took advantage of the opportunity and it turned out to be a huge stepping stone in her career. Upon the release of the film, Jo successfully escaped being "another pretty face" in Korea’s entertainment scene. Few would have expected her to star in another period drama that requires full nudity, as doing so may stigmatize her in Korea’s film industry ― where most young actresses still stay away from nude scenes as much as possible. Despite the collective concerns
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    Kim A-joong

    Kim Ah-joong (also Kim Ah-Jung or Kim A-joong; born October 16, 1982, in Seoul, South Korea), is a South Korean film and drama actress/model. She graduated from Dongduk Women's University and attended Korea University and the International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland. She is best known for playing the main character in the 2006 critically acclaimed romance comedy 200 Pounds Beauty. Kim Ah-joong is a well-known Korean actress/model/singer who rose to stardom from her roles in numerous films and commercials. She is best known for her role as a large girl (Han-na) who undergoes cosmetic surgery makeover to become a pop sensation in the highly successful 2006 South Korean comedy movie 200 Pounds Beauty. For this role, she was awarded Best Actress in the 2007 Grand Bell Awards. She did her own singing in the movie, including "Beautiful Girl' in the opening credits music and the song 'Maria'. Prior to that, she appeared in a few other TV series including the popular Bizarre Bunch in 2005 by KBS. Kim also is one of the most featured models in South Korean advertisements.
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    Lee Byung-hun

    Lee Byung-hun

    Lee Byung-hun (Korean: 이병헌; born July 12, 1970) is a South Korean actor known for starring in the critically acclaimed Joint Security Area (2000), A Bittersweet Life (2005), The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008) and I Saw the Devil (2010). His more popular television dramas include Iris (2009), All In (2003) and Beautiful Days (2001). Lee, along with Ahn Sung-ki, are the first Korean actors to imprint their hand and foot prints on the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, Los Angeles. Lee auditioned in the 1991 KBS Super Talent Audition and was accepted, making his debut in the television drama Asphalt My Hometown. His breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Joint Security Area directed by Park Chan-wook. He played a border-guard soldier who crossed to North Korea nightly and forged a friendship with a soldier on the opposing side. The film was a critical and commercial success and broke records as the highest grossing film in Korean history. His performance earned him Best Actor jointly with Song Kang-ho at the Pusan Film Critics Awards. He also starred in the film Bungee Jumping of Their Own, about a man whose girlfriend dies and is reincarnated as a boy. In 2001 he
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    Song Hye-kyo

    Song Hye-kyo (Korean: 송혜교, born February 26, 1982) is a South Korean model and actress. She gained popularity through television dramas such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), and Full House (2004). Song debuted in the entertainment industry in 1996 when she won the Grand Prize in SunKyung Smart (a school uniform company) when she was finishing her third year in junior high school. It was not long until she starred in her first drama, Merry Morning. Since then, she would continue to star in a string of various dramas and sitcoms but it wasn't until the KBS drama Autumn in My Heart in 2000 with Song Seung-hun and Won Bin that she rose to fame throughout Asia. In 2003, her popularity continued to climb when she played a leading role alongside Lee Byung-hun in the gambling drama All In. The following year, she co-starred with singer Rain in the hit romantic comedy series Full House. After the pan-Asian success of Full House, she made her big-screen debut in My Girl and I (a Korean adaptation of Crying Out Love in the Center of the World), which was panned by audiences and critics alike. Vocal about her dissatisfaction with typecasting in the roles she was being offered, Song
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    Choi Siwon

    Choi Siwon

    Choi Si-won (Korean: 최시원; born February 10, 1987), often known simply as Siwon (Korean: 시원), is a South Korean recording artist, actor and model. He is best known as a member of the K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroup Super Junior-M. He is also one of the first four South Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps. Siwon was scouted by a talent agent from SM Entertainment when he was 16 as he was waiting for friends in front of his high school. The agent recommended him to audition for the company's Starlight Casting System to become an entertainer. Siwon knew his parents would object, so he had to secretly audition. Siwon's parents were later notified that he had passed the auditions. Although his parents allowed him to sign a contract with SM Entertainment, they did not give him any help because they wanted him to take responsibility in his actions. He later moved into dormitories with fellow trainees and was trained in areas of singing, acting, and dancing. SM Entertainment saw potential for him in acting, and thus gave him training in the field. He made his first appearance in a music video of The Grace's Dana when he was still a solo singer in 2003. A year
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    Jaejoong

    Jaejoong

    Kim Jaejoong (Hangul: 김재중; Hanja: 金在中; born on January 26, 1986 as Han Jaejun), sometimes known by his stage name Hero Jaejoong, is a Korean singer-songwriter, actor, and director. Best known as a member of the Korean pop group JYJ and one of the original members of TVXQ, he has branched out to act in dramas including Sunao ni Narenakute and Protect the Boss and in films such as Heaven's Postman. He was also the Executive Director for JYJ's 2011 Worldwide Tour and the 2011 LG Whisen Rhythmic All Stars. Jaejoong was born as Han Jaejun in Gongju, Chungcheongnam-do, South Korea. His real birthday, as revealed by his biological mother, is on 4 February, instead of 26 January. The reason for this change was for auspicious reasons. At a young age, he was given up for adoption by his birth mother to the Kims and his name was changed to Kim Jaejoong. When he was fifteen, he moved to Seoul by himself in order to take part in the auditions held by SM Entertainment. Life in Seoul was financially difficult and he took various odd jobs to pay for rent, food, and training fees. Jaejoong auditioned at SM Entertainment in 2001 and was accepted into the agency. From 2003 to 2010, he was the lead
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    Kim Hyo-jin

    Kim Hyo-jin (Hangul: 김효진; born February 10, 1984) is a South Korean actress. Kim began her career modeling in teen magazines, and made her acting debut in 1999. She is most well known for her roles as the youngest of the three sisters in sex comedy film Everybody Has Secrets and as the female lead character in family drama I Am Happy. Though she continues to act in mainstream films and TV dramas, in recent years Kim has become more adventurous in her choice of projects. She made her theater debut in the plays A Midsummer Night's Dream and Fool for Love, then made an acting leap into queer cinema. Kim said portraying a lesbian in Life is Peachy was not a problem for her: "I approached the film in this way: Two people meet and fall in love. And the person that I fall in love with happens to be a woman." In 2011 Kim was cast in the upcoming Korea-China-Japan produced TV series Strangers 6, replacing Han Chae-young. Strangers 6 tells the story of six individuals from Korea, Japan and China assigned by the highest level authorities of their respective countries to protect the three countries' joint economic area from being infiltrated by a hostile organization. Kim and her co-star Oh
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    Lee Eon

    Lee Eon (5 February 1981 – 21 August 2008) was a South Korean actor and model. Lee Eon was born Park Sang-min on 5 February 1981. Lee began practising ssireum while in elementary school, going on to win gold medals at Korean national ssireum competitions in 1997 and 1998. As a freshman at university, he was inspired by Cha Seung-won to become a model, and after losing 30 kg (66 lb) made his debut at a fashion show in Busan in 1999. His later fashion show appearances included the Seoul Fashion Artists Association Collection. Lee branched out into acting, making his film debut in 2006; he played a ssireum wrestler in Like a Virgin, putting his skills to good use and helping lead actor Ryu Deok-hwan learn the moves. He later appeared in the 2007 hit drama series Coffee Prince, and made his final appearance in KBS drama Mighty Chil-woo. Lee died in a motorcycle accident on 21 August 2008. He had been riding home from a party celebrating the last airing of Mighty Chil-woo, when his motorcycle hit the guardrail of an overpass in Hannam-dong, Seoul, at around 2 am. He died on the spot from a broken neck and was taken to the nearby Soonchunhyang University Hospital. Many of his colleagues
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    Choi Jin-sil

    Choi Jin-sil (December 24, 1968 – October 2, 2008) was a South Korean actress. She was considered one of the best actresses in South Korea, nicknamed "The Nation's Actress". Since her debut two decades ago, she played a leading role in 18 movies, 20 television dramas and 140 commercials. Choi Jin-sil was born as the first child to her parents Choi Guk-hyeon and Jeong Ok-suk on 24 December 1968 in Seoul. Her mother had lived separately from her father since 1985 and divorced him in 1998. She had a younger brother, Choi Jin-yeong who was an actor and singer. Her family was so poor that her mother once managed the household by running a pojangmacha (a small street stall selling foods). She dreamed of becoming a star to survive from the poverty. She confessed in talk shows her nickname during her school days was "Choisujebi" because she used to eat "sujebi" (a dumpling soup) instead of ordinary meals due to the home environment. Although she later became a high-paid model and actress, she was known for frugality, even receiving awards for her savings activity and frugality. In 1987, Choi Jin Sil graduated from Seonil Girls' High School. She debuted in Korea's entertainment circles as a
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    Han-byeol Park

    Han-byeol Park

    Park Han-Byul (born November 17, 1984) is a South Korean actress and model. As a student at Anyang Art High School, Park posted photographs of herself on the internet, becoming an online celebrity due to her close physical resemblance to actress Jun Ji-hyun. After being signed by an entertainment agency, she made her acting debut in the 2003 horror film Wishing Stairs, her part requiring her to learn ballet over a two month period of rigorous training. Having since appeared in a succession of television drama series, Park returned to the big screen with a role in the 2008 film Fate. Her next project will be a film titled Yoga School. In June 2009, K-pop singer Seven acknowledged on his website that he and Park had been in a relationship for seven years, with the couple having first met when they were seniors in high school. Seven had previously denied rumours that they were a couple in order to protect Park's privacy and let the relationship grow naturally.
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    Ivy

    Ivy (Hangul: 아이비, stylized as IVY, born November 7, 1982) is a South Korean singer, model and occasional actress. A former JYPE trainee, Ivy first appeared in Lee Soo Young's music video "Holding onto the Flowers" in 2001. She officially debuted as a singer in 2005 with the single "What Happened Tonight" (Korean: 오늘밤 일). The official second single "Aha.." was also an uptempo/R single; the dance routine was famously parodied by Park Kyung Lim on X-Man. Around the same time, Ivy also promoted "I Am a Fool" (Korean: 바본가봐), a ballad, which was performed in conjunction with "Aha..". The album placed 48th for the year. Although inactive for most of 2006, she has collaborated with Shinhwa for their album State of the Art on the track "Highway Star". On February 12, 2007, Ivy's second album, Vol. 2 - A Sweet Moment, was released, with the lead single "Sonata of Temptation", which sampled Beethoven's Fur Elise, performing very well on the charts. Due to the song's popularity, she received the 2007 M.net KM Music Festival award for Best Female Solo Artist. Despite its success, the song's music video caused controversy, as it recreated a fight scene between Tifa Lockhart and Loz from Final
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    50

    Ji-hyo Song

    Song Ji-hyo (born Cheon Seong-im, August 15, 1981) is a South Korean TV and film actress. She is well known for her portrayal of ballerina Min Hyo Rin in Princess Hours, Lady Ye So-ya in MBC Jumong and as the Queen in A Frozen Flower. Song was co-MC with Heechul of Super Junior on SBS's weekly live music show Inkigayo, from 11 November 2007 to 4 May 2008. Song also co-MC the 2009 Dream Concert with Heechul, which was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on 10 October. She is currently a cast member of SBS variety show Running Man. Song was originally a guest for the second (episode 2-3) and third landmark (episode 4-5). She officially joined the program in the fourth landmark (episode 6) but was unable to attend until the fifth landmark (episode 7). Some of her characters on the show are Mong (blank) Ji-Hyo, Ace Ji-Hyo, Bad Ji-Hyo and also one half of the Monday couple with Kang Gary. On 19 September 2011, Song was sent to an emergency room with breathing difficulties following an all-night shoot on the set of MBC television series Gye Baek. This also led to her cancelling her appearance on episode 63 and 64 of Running Man.
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    51
    Ko Soo

    Ko Soo

    Go Soo (born October 4, 1978) is a South Korean actor. He has appeared in SBS television series Piano, Green Rose and Will It Snow On Christmas?. He has also starred in the 2004 Some and 2009 White Night. He recently started Front Line with Shin Ha Kyun Go Soo first appeared in a soft drink TV advertisement wherein he waits for his girlfriend in a curfew and, in 1998, appeared as an extra in a music video, the band Position’s "Last Promise". He made his first step onto television in 1999 through MBC sitcom Jump, where his handsome appearance and cute smile reminded the audience of Cho Hyeon Jae and Ji Sung. He also drew critical praise when he appeared in the drama series Piano in 2001. One review described him as an "actor with precision." Piano was his first drama series produced by SBS, where he was asked to sign a contract; after this, all of his dramas have been SBS-produced. Go had his first movie hit in 2004 as a drug crime officer in Some, the first film in which he performed his own stunts. In 2005, he starred in action-packed TV series Green Rose, playing a simple man who fell in love with a rich woman and was accused of a crime he did not commit. Green Rose was shot in
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    Cha Seung-won

    Cha Seung-won

    Cha Seung-won (Born June 7, 1970 in Seoul) is a top South Korean actor and former fashion model. Cha Seung-won dropped out of Sungkyunkwan University and began a successful career as a fashion model in 1988. He was cast in the TV sitcom New York Story, which would eventually pave the way for his debut in film. Although his debut film Holiday in Seoul (1997) and many of his subsequent roles did not establish him as a major star, he attracted attention in 2000 for his performance as an arsonist in the firefighting film Libera Me. The following summer, the runaway success of Kim Sang-jin's comedy Kick the Moon (over 4.3 million tickets sold) secured his place in the industry as a leading actor with strong star appeal. Since then, Cha has become one of the few surefire box office draws in the country. In a 2005 survey of influential movie producers, he was ranked among the top ten most bankable stars. In early 2003, Cha took on a slightly more serious role as a corrupt schoolteacher who is transferred to a country school in the film My Teacher, Mr. Kim. The film grossed over 2.4 million admissions and drew Cha additional praise for his acting abilities (he would later team up again
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    Kim Tae-yeon

    Kim Tae-yeon

    Kim Tae-yeon (Hangul: 김태연; Hanja: 金泰耎; born March 9, 1989) is a South Korean idol singer, host, radio DJ, dancer, actress, and promotional model. She is the leader and main vocalist of the girl group Girls' Generation. Tae-yeon was born in South Korea on March 9, 1989. She is trained in singing and dancing. Taeyeon was discovered in the 2004 SM Entertainment's 8th Annual Best Contest winning Best Singer 1st Place & Grand Award in the contest. In 2004, she was featured in The One's song "You Bring Me Joy" before debuting as Girls' Generation's leader. She is a 2008 graduate of Jeonju Art High School and was decorated with the school's Lifetime Achievement Award. Taeyeon has contributed to a couple of soundtracks as a solo artist, singing the theme song "Manyageh" ("만약에", "If") for the KBS2 drama Hong Gil Dong and "Deullinayo" ("들리나요", "Can You Hear Me") from the Beethoven Virus soundtrack. "If" became popular on various online charts, around the same time "Baby Baby" was released, while "Deullinayo" received the YEPP Popularity award at the 2008 Golden Disk Awards. She also sang "SarangInGulYo" ("사랑인걸요", "It is love") with Sunny for the drama Heading to the Ground, and the
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    Park Si-yeon

    Park Si-yeon

    Park Si-yeon (born Park Mi-seon on March 29, 1979, in Busan, South Korea) is a South Korean actress. As a child, Park Si-yeon first displayed talent for singing, saying, "When I was young, I used to be so shy that I cried when I was told to sing in front of my dad on the Lunar New Year. My mom ended up sending me to a singing academy, hoping it would help me get over my shyness, but the strange this is that I couldn't sing in front of my mom but I wasn't nervous at all on stage." In 1990, the fifth grader won the top prize in a children's music contest on KBS. Park attended high school and college in the United States, graduating with a Journalism degree from Long Island University. In 2000, Park entered in the regional Miss Seoul beauty pageant, placing third. She then competed in the national Miss Korea beauty pageant and won second runner-up. Though her parents initially opposed her pursuing acting, Park took profile pictures of herself and went to various talent agencies. Her profile photos were eventually handed over to a Chinese agency, and several auditions later, this led to Park making her acting debut in China, appearing in small roles in three CCTV dramas. She also
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    55
    Jun Ji-hyun

    Jun Ji-hyun

    Jun Ji-hyun (Hangul: 전지현, Hanja: 全智賢) (born 30 October 1981) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her role as "The Girl" in the 2001 romantic comedy My Sassy Girl, one of the highest grossing Korean comedies of all time. Other notable films include Il Mare (2000) and Windstruck (2004). Wang Ji-hyun was born in Seoul, South Korea. Her childhood dream was to be a flight attendant, but at the age of 16, she was discovered on the street by a fashion editor. Using the screen name Jun Ji-hyun, she began her career as a model for Ecole Magazine in 1997. Jun first became well-known as a commercial model and as a TV actress. Although she made her film debut in the little-watched White Valentine in 1999, it was not until later in the year when she was featured in a commercial for Samsung My Jet Printer that she became a popular sensation. The dancing and attitude expressed in the ad made her into an icon for Koreans in their late teens and early twenties. After continuing her TV and modelling career, Jun made her first well-publicized film appearance in late 2000 with Il Mare. A handsomely-shot melodrama set on Ganghwa Island, the film did respectably well at the box office
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    Jo Insung

    Jo Insung

    Zo In Sung (Hangul: 조인성; Hanja: 趙寅成) was born on 28 July 1981. He is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his lead roles in Korean drama What Happened in Bali in 2004, and A Frozen Flower in 2008. Zo was born and raised in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He debuted in 1998 as a fashion model for Ziozia, and started his acting career by taking a role in daytime sitcom Nonstop 2. He majored in Performing Arts at Chunnam Science College and then later at Dongguk University. However, he was dismissed due to inadequate class attendance. He was cast in his first TV drama, Piano, co-starring Ko Soo as his stepbrother. He then gained acclaim for his portrayal of an illiterate actor in Shoot for the Stars. After which he starred in film The Classic, with Son Ye-jin. In 2004, he returned to television in What Happened in Bali, with Ha Ji-won and So Ji-sub. Aside from its high ratings, the drama netted Jo a Best Actor award at the Paeksang Arts Awards, and several more from the SBS Drama Awards, even minor ones like Best Kiss and Best Tears. In 2005, he starred opposite Go Hyun-jung in her comeback drama Spring Days. He collaborated with renowned director Yoo Ha in his
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    Ko So Young

    Ko So Young

    Ko So-young (born October 6, 1972) is a South Korean actress and model. She graduated from Chung-Ang University with a major in Drama & Cinema. She was known as one of South Korea's "ideal women". Ko was born in Seoul, South Korea. She attended an all-female high school before gaining early admission to Chung-Ang University, where she studied computer science. Ko debuted in the TV drama Love Tomorrow in 1993 and quickly established herself as a representative star of her generation. She made her film debut opposite Jung Woo-sung in The Fox with Nine Tails in 1994, which ranked as the first Korean film ever to use computer-generated images. However, it failed to make an impression on audiences or critics. Ko first achieved wide recognition through her role in Beat (again with Jung Woo-sung), a film that caught the imagination of many South Korean high school students. Since then she has acted in a series of successful melodramas, portraying a young model in If the Sun Rises in the West, a Jeju Island tour guide in Love Wind, Love Song, and a Korean American adoptee in Love. In 2001, Ko teamed up with actor Lee Seong-jae in A Day, about a married couple who have trouble conceiving a
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    58

    M

    Lee Min Woo (Hangul: 이민우, Hanja: 李玟雨), mononymously credited as M as a solo artist, was born on 28 July 1979. He is a South Korean entertainer, known as a member of six-member boy band Shinhwa. Lee was the fourth member picked for the group. As part of Shinhwa, he has recorded nine studio albums as a vocalist and a rapper. Though he left the group's management company in early 2007, Lee has stated that he is still part of Shinhwa and that the band will never disband. Lee first started his solo act in 2003 when Shinhwa was on hiatus. He has since released three studio albums. Aside from singing, Lee has also appeared in Korean television dramas and movies, with and without his bandmates. Throughout his career with Shinhwa, Lee has changed his looks along with his bandmates. From having a cute image in the early days and transitioning to various looks, Lee and his bandmates never lost their strong fanbase. While dancing for his group, Dicky Ducky, as a student at JunJoo Fine Arts School for the Everland dancing competition, Lee was spotted by some SM Town members and became a part of the much known boy band, Shinhwa. Although he started out as a rapper and a singer, he stopped
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    Shin Min-a

    Shin Min-a

    Shin Min-a (Korean: 신민아, born April 5, 1984) is a South Korean actress, model, and singer. Shin Min Ah debuted as a model for KiKi Magazine and has since appeared in many commercial and films advertisements, becoming one of the most in-demand commercial and films endorsers in South Korea. Notable among her forays into branded entertainment is the 2008 multi-episode Summer Days opposite Hyun Bin and Ryu Seung-beom for LG Xnote featuring music by Yoo Hee-Yeol, as well as Friends & Love, a movie-style extended advertisement for Giordano in 2011 costarring Jung Woo-sung and So Ji-sub. In 2008, Shin became the first Asian celebrity to do a photoshoot with a Calvin Klein model. The spread with Jamie Dornan was shot in Milan, Italy, and published in the September 2009 issue of Elle Korea. In 2011, she was selected as the first Asian model for a DIY project with American clothing brand Rag & Bone. Other models chosen included Miranda Kerr, Carolyn Murphy and Karolina Kurkova. A performing arts major at Dongguk University, Shin has also appeared in numerous K-Pop music videos, contributed her vocals to several singles and soundtracks, and has published a travel book titled Mina's French
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    60

    Yu Ji-tae

    Yoo Ji-tae (Hangul: 유지태; born April 13, 1976) is a South Korean actor and director. Yoo Ji-tae in a very short time rose to become a major actor in Korean film. In the year 2000, with a series of hit films, widely-seen TV appearances, and a career in modeling, Yoo was more constantly in the limelight than any other actor. His first brush with fame came in the role of "Paint" in his second feature, the 1999 hit Attack the Gas Station. His sensitive and artistic image in this film and the warm character he displayed as a guest on TV talk shows helped to propel him to stardom. With the surprise success of his third film Ditto in spring 2000, Yoo's star status was secured. He also appeared in the successful firefighting film Libera Me. In this early part of his career, he was known particularly for the wild colors that he would dye his hair (white in Attack the Gas Station, blue in Ditto, blonde in Libera Me). In 2001, however, he dyed his hair black and took on a more subdued, serious role in Heo Jin-ho's One Fine Spring Day. Although it wasn't a big hit with audiences, his performance in this film opened many critics' eyes and drew widespread praise, while officially launching the
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    Kim Tae-hee

    Kim Tae-hee

    Kim Tae-hee (Korean: 김태희, born March 29, 1980) is a South Korean actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Korean dramas such as Iris and Stairway to Heaven. Kim Tae-hee was born on 29 March 1980 in Ulsan, South Korea. She is the second of three children. Kim has an older sister and a younger brother, Lee Wan, who is also an actor and appeared in her television series Stairway to Heaven. Kim moved to Ulsan as a child. She had an average of ‘100′ for all subjects throughout her three years in middle school. She enrolled at Ulsan Girls High School and moved to Seoul to attend university. In 2005, she graduated from Seoul National University with a degree in Fashion Design. Kim began her career in entertainment as a model and in television commercials. She rose to stardom via her portrayal of the evil stepsister in the popular SBS TV series Stairway to Heaven. Her other TV projects include the supernatural KBS series Forbidden Love and the SBS campus romance Love Story in Harvard. Both series were successful. For her performance in Forbidden Love, she was honored with the Best Female Newcomer award. Kim then turned to film, starring in The Restless and the romantic comedy
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    Kim Tae-yeon

    Kim Tae-yeon (Hangul: 김태연) is a South Korean model and actress. She made her film debut in the highly controversial film Lies in 1999. Love Story (SBS, 1999)
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    Lee Da-hae

    Lee Da-hae

    Lee Da-hae (born Byun Da-hye, April 19, 1984), is a South Korean actress who has appeared in a number of Korean television series and dramas such as My Girl and Green Rose. Lee Da-hae and her family moved to Sydney, Australia, for five years, and she graduated from Burwood Girls High School before debuting as an actress in Korea. She now lives with her mother in Seoul while her father and brother still reside in Sydney, Australia. Besides acting, Lee Da Hae's other passion is traditional Korean dance. She has performed many times in front of small audiences in Australia. In 2008, following Yoon Eun Hye’s signing event for Zipel refrigerator, Samsung continues to hold another signing event for those who buy Kimchi Hauzen freezer. She was also later cast in the 2008 hit action drama East of Eden along side Yun Jung Hoon and Song Seung Hun. Not much later Lee went to the emergency room. She had collapsed because her busy schedule along with her excessive workouts at the gym resulted in severe fatigue. But Lee Da Hae had shockingly announced her departure from the drama due to health reasons and decided to leave in Episode 40, which was aired January 14. Lee's character, Min Hye Rin,
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    Park Ji-yeon

    Park Ji-yeon (Hangul: 박지연; Hanja: 朴智妍; born June 7, 1993), better known as simply Jiyeon, is a South Korean idol, singer, model and actress and a member of girl group T-ara. Ji-yeon was born in Seoul, South Korea on June 7, 1993, from a Korean family. She briefly attended Seoul Arts High School and Hyehwa Girls' High School. Eventually, she "gave up a normal high school life" although "misses being a high school girl sometimes" and forsook attending university due to her busy acting schedule and career. She and Eunjung are the only two members of T-ara to be trained in acting. Instead, the two switched over to singing despite their original intentions. Ji-yeon has expressed an interest in modeling. In 2008, when she was 15 years old, Ji-yeon was featured in several pictorials and advertisements for SMART with Korean boy band SHINee. She collaborated with Davichi and SeeYa on the digital single "Female Generation/Forever Love", which was released in May 2009, making her the first member of T-ara to appear in public. She appeared in SG Wannabe's music videos "Saranghae" and "My Love is Crying" from their 2009 album, Gift From SG WANNABE. Early on, the Korean media dubbed Ji-yeon
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    Ko Hyun Jung

    Ko Hyun Jung

    Go Hyun-jung (Hangul: 고현정; born March 2, 1971 in Hwasun, South Jeolla) is a South Korean actress. Like the characters she plays, Go Hyun-jung has had a life filled with drama. A Dongguk University Performing Arts major, she got her start as a runner-up in the Miss Korea pageant in 1989, which launched her acting career. Her big break came in the 1995 SBS drama Sandglass. The drama dealt with modern Korean history from 1970 to the 1990s and was one of the highest rated dramas in Korean television history, with average ratings of 50.8 percent. People would rush home just to see a new episode, saying “it’s time to go home,” which meant they had to go home to watch Sandglass. In May 1995, at the peak of her career, Go married Chung Yong-jin, vice chairman and co-CEO of Shinsegae Group and grandson of Samsung founder Lee Byung-chull. The two first met in New York purely by coincidence when Chung had offered to help Go find her seats at the Winter Garden Theatre because her English was so bad. After the most talked-about wedding in Korea at the time, Go announced her retirement from acting to focus on her new role as a chaebol's wife. They had two children together, a boy and a girl. But
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    Sulli

    Choi Jinri (born March 29, 1994), better known by her stage name Sulli is a Korean actress, singer, dancer, and MC. She made her debut as a child actress in 2005. She is a member of the five-member girl group f(x), formed by SM Entertainment in 2009 and an MC of SBS’s program Inkigayo from 2010-02-07 until now. Sulli was born on 29 March 1994 in the City of Yangsan, South Gyeongsang Province, Republic of South Korea. But since childhood she was a citizen of Busan. Her real name is Choi Jin Ri. Jinri itself means it is the truth. Sulli is the only daughter of her family, she has two older brothers. Since she was a little girl, her mother entered her to attend acting school. Sulli first came to Seoul in 2004 (4th grade), and in 2005, Sulli began acting professionally as little Princess Sunhwa in the SBS drama The Ballad of Seodong and some later became a cameo in another SBS drama, Love Needs a Miracle. From the dramatic play Sulli had a dream to become a singer, she then followed and escaped SM audition casting system by singing songs from the S.E.S titled Chingu (Friend). From there she became an SM’s trainee and lived in Seoul alone without their parents. Sulli attended Jungbu
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    Cho Kyuhyun

    Cho Kyuhyun

    Cho Kyu-hyun (Hangul: 조규현; Hanja: 曺圭賢) was born on 3 February 1988, mononymouly credited as Kyuhyun. He is a South Korean Singer, actor and television host. He is best known as a member of K-pop boy band Super Junior and its sub-groups, Super Junior-M and Super Junior-K.R.Y. He is also one of the first four Korean artists to appear on Chinese postage stamps. Kyuhyun has only one sister, Cho Ara. Kyuhyun's father is in the education business and owns a school. Kyuhyun's mother also runs an art academy and a cafe. Kyuhyun was initially urged to study law and would have been a lawyer had he not become a singer. His original plans were abandoned once Kyuhyun joined a band in high school, where he became more interested in music and singing. His father was against his dream of singing but allowed him to do so if he did well on his college entrance exams and was accepted into a university. Kyuhyun graduated from Kyunghee University with a major in Post-Modern Music. Kyuhyun won third place at the Chin Chin Singing Competition in 2005. Kyuhyun officially debut in May 2006 as part of Super Junior, formerly "Super Junior 05", the first generation of 12-member rotational boy band, who had
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    Hong Seok-cheon

    Hong Seok-cheon (born February 3, 1971) is a South Korean actor, restauranteur and politician for the Democratic Labor Party. He was a male model and actor before causing considerable controversy in his home country when he came out as gay in 2000. Hong is the most prominent openly gay celebrity in Korea. Hong Seok-cheon appeared on South Korean television, including children's programmes and variety shows. After revealing his homosexuality, the network fired him from his prime-time variety show, and he went on to be selected by Time Magazine as the 2004 Asian Hero. He also appeared in the thriller films Ggotcheul deun namja (English release title Man Holding Flowers) in 1997, and the 2001 film Hera Purple as well as a 1998 romantic release entitled Tie a Yellow Ribbon. In 2005 he appeared with his parents on the Korean talk show Lee Honglyol, Park Ju-mi's Yoyumanman to discuss his life since coming out.
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    Leeteuk

    Leeteuk

    Park Jung-soo (Hangul: 박정수, Hanja: 朴正洙) was born on 1 July 1983, mononymouly credited by his stage name Leeteuk (Hangul: 이특, Hanja: 利特). He is a South Korean singer-songwriter, MC, presenter, and occasional actor. He is best known as the leader of K-pop boy band Super Junior and its subgroups, Super Junior-T and Super Junior-Happy. When Leeteuk and his older sister, Park In-young, traveled to Myeongdong for a holiday in early 2000, he was recommended by a talent scout to audition for SM Entertainment's Starlight Casting System. After several test recordings and performances, he signed with SM Entertainment and became a trainee. That same year, he appeared as an extra in the MBC Korean drama All About Eve, and briefly as a model for Pepsi in 2002. In 2003, he was put into a five-member boyband with future bandmate Donghae, but the project was quickly dropped. They were then put into rotational group Super Junior along with ten other boys. Being older than the other trainees, Leeteuk became the leader of the group. Leeteuk explained that he uses a stage name due to his desire to have a name with the same effects as Kangta, and to also prevent confusion with veteran actress Park
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    Park Eun-hye

    Park Eun-hye (Hangul: 박은혜; born February 21, 1978 in Incheon, South Korea) is a South Korean actress. She starred in the famous drama, Dae Jang Geum in 2003, as Jang-Geum's best friend, Lee Yeon-seng. In Dae Jang Geum, Park's character eventually wins the favor of the king and becomes pregnant with his child. After being pressured by the queen and the king's mother to inform them of Jang Geum's plans, Yeon-seng goes into a difficult labor. With Jang Geum's help, she gives birth to a princess.
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    Yoon Eun-hye

    Yoon Eun-hye

    Yoon Eun-hye (Korean: 윤은혜; born October 3, 1984) is a South Korean actress, singer, entertainer and model. She debuted as a member of girl group Baby V.O.X, staying with the group from 1999 to 2005. Yoon has since moved on to acting, including a role in Princess Hours, as well as The 1st Shop of Coffee Prince. Yoon Eun Hye debuted as a member of Baby V.O.X at the age of 15, replacing an ex-member (Lee Gai) in 1999. Yoon was the sub-vocal in the group, known for her cuteness and child-like traits. Being the youngest member of the group, she received little attention and was often overshadowed by her other four members. Following her replacement, the group released their third album Come Come Come in 1999. This album became their first major success, with their singles “Get Up” and “Killer” reaching the number one spot on the Korean music pop charts. Since then, the group released many hit albums which garnered them not just a large loyal fan base in Korea, but also in China, Thailand and other Asia markets. Yoon was often the prey of anti-fans. One infamous incident was during her debut year, she was shot in the eye by an anti-fan who tried to make her blind with a mixture of soy
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    Choi Yeo-jin

    Choi Yeo Jin (born July 27, 1983) is a South Korean actress and model. Choi is a Korean Canadian actress and studied Hotel management at George Brown City University. She debuted to the entertainment business by getting selected as a first entry at the 2001 Super Elite Model Contest. After the casting to TV drama series, I'm Sorry, I Love You and Hello My Teacher, she also starred in Ssaum-ui gisul (Art of Fighting). Choi has been mainly cast to act as a sophisticated city girl who speaks English well. But despite her time spent studying abroad, her English remains heavily accented and not at the proficient level that is touted on shows such as "My Woman".
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    Lee Jung-jae

    Lee Jung-jae (born 15 March 1973) is a South Korean actor. One year after his debut on television in 1993, Lee Jung-jae was cast in his first film, a feature by Bae Chang-ho. In 1995 what was supposed to be a small supporting role as the heroine's the strong, silent bodyguard in ratings behemoth Sandglass turned him into a national heartthrob, such that his screen time was increased throughout the series' run. His acting breakthrough would come in late 1998 in the award-winning film An Affair by E-J Yong. This was followed up by another success, City of the Rising Sun, for which he received a Best Actor award at the domestic Blue Dragon Film Awards ceremony. After starring in the Korean-Japanese coproduction Asako in Ruby Shoes, released in December 2000, Lee found considerable popular success in a melodrama titled Last Present, where he was cast opposite Lee Young-ae, and in the action/mystery/drama The Last Witness directed by Bae Chang-ho. In 2002 he starred in the romance Over the Rainbow with Jang Jin-young. In 2003 he starred opposite Lee Beom-soo in Oh! Brothers, a comic drama about two brothers, one of whom has an unusual disease. The film was one of Lee's biggest hits
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    Choi Ji-woo

    Choi Ji-woo (Hangul: 최지우; born Choi Mi-hyang on June 11, 1975 in Paju, Gyeonggi Province) is a South Korean actress most famous for starring in the television dramas Winter Sonata, Beautiful Days and Stairway to Heaven. Choi was first discovered when she won a talent audition organized by MBC in 1994, and made her debut in 1995's War and Love, after which she adopted the stage name Choi Ji-woo. In the next couple of years she would star in both dramas and films, including The Hole (a Korean remake of Hollywood thriller Hush) and the romantic comedies First Kiss with Ahn Jae-wook and The Romantic President with Ahn Sung-ki. But it was her portrayals on TV of tragic heroines with a pure and innocent image -- notably in Truth opposite Ryu Shi-won and Beautiful Days opposite Lee Byung-hun -- that boosted her rising popularity. It was in 2002 when she reunited onscreen with Bae Yong-joon (she previously had a supporting role in his 1995 drama First Love) that she would star in her most famous, iconic role. Directed by Yoon Seok-ho as the second installment of his "season dramas", Winter Sonata became a phenomenal hit throughout Asia and has been credited as one of the initiators of the
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    Won Bin

    Won Bin

    Won Bin (Hangul: 원빈; born Kim Do-jin; Hangul: 김도진 on November 10, 1977) is a top South Korean actor and model. Won was born and raised in a hamlet in the north of Jeongseon in Gangwon-do, South Korea. He is the fifth and youngest child, with one brother and three sisters. His father was formerly employed in a mine and his mother worked on a farm; both of his parents are now retired. As was common for other children living in mountaineous regions, Won spent most of his time playing around with friends in the mountains and rivers, and later explained: "I came back home most nights at sunset with a black and dusty face." He was frequently shy, introspective, and quiet, character traits that would continue to follow him throughout adulthood. While not talkative or outgoing, he excelled at athletics. Won started taekwondo lessons and now holds a black belt. As a young boy, he initially planned to become a car mechanic due to his interest in car racing and motorcycling. Won graduated from a mechanical high school, where he studied car repair and mechanics. In November 1995, a cable television station was looking to recruit and hire new actors; Won applied and was accepted in his last
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    Krystal Jung

    Krystal Jung

    Krystal Jung (Korean name: Jung Soo-jung; Hangul: 정수정; Hanja: 鄭秀晶; born October 24, 1994), better known mononymously as Krystal, is an American-born South Korean idol singer and actress. Discovered by SM Entertainment in 2000, she began filming for commercials and music videos by 2002. She is currently a member of the Korean quintet girl group f(x), formed by SM Entertainment in 2009. Krystal was born in San Francisco, California, where her family from South Korea settled in the 1980s. During a family trip to South Korea in early 2000, when Krystal was five years old, she and her sister Jessica Jung were spotted by a talent agency SM Entertainment, which earned her a cameo appearance in Shinhwa's "Wedding March" music video. The agency saw potential in both Krystal and her sister and offered them singing and dancing lessons, opting to professionally train them in a singing career. However, the offer was turned down by her parents, reasoning that Krystal was too young. Therefore, her parents at first only allowed her older sister to join the agency, who debuted as a member of girl group Girls' Generation in August 2007. In 2002, Krystal began appearing in television commercials. She
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    Rain

    Rain

    Jung Ji-Hoon (born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name Rain, is a South Korean singer, recording artist, dancer, actor, model and designer. Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 19 singles and numerous concert tours around the world And 220 Big Solo Concert. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting award for his role in the drama Full House. After starring in A Love To Kill, he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer (2008) and Ninja Assassin (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV award. 2nd Enter Time 100(World İnfluential People) List . In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment. Rain spent most of his childhood living with his parents and younger sister, Jung Hanna, near Yonsei University. Despite being an introverted and shy child, he discovered he had a
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    Seohyun

    Seohyun

    Seo Joo-hyun (born June 28, 1991), who uses the stage name Seohyun, is a South Korean idol singer, dancer, actress, and spokesmodel. She is the maknae, or youngest member, lead vocalist and lead dancer of the popular girl group Girls' Generation. She was appointed by the Seoul Metropolitan Office as their goodwill ambassador for student fitness. Also, Seohyun was appointed as one of the UNICEF envoys on the 11th at Changseong-Dong, Seoul. This is a notable feat, as only those who have a respectable reputation are appointed as goodwill representatives. On May 2012, Seohyun was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador for the UN 2012 Yeosu Expo. Seohyun was born on June 28, 1991, in Seoul, South Korea. She is an only child. She is known for singing children's songs for her audition unlike other applicants who usually sing pop and dance songs. She attended Seoul Middle School and Daeyoung High School, then transferred to Jeonju Arts High School, from which she graduated on February 9, 2010 and currently attends Dongguk University with her fellow member, Yoona. Seohyun's major is acting. She has been taking lessons on jazz piano. Seohyun also knows fluent Japanese with fellow member
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    Moon Geun-young

    Moon Geun-young

    Moon Geun-young (born May 6, 1987, in Gwangju, South Korea) is a multi-talented South Korean award-winning actress, commercial film (CF) star, and model. Affectionately called "Korean nation's little sister," Moon started modeling at the age of 12 and appeared in the documentary film On the Way (1999) the following year. She came into the spotlight through her role as the young Eun-suh in the hugely popular television drama series Autumn Tale (2000). Her major breakthrough as a star was the horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003) directed by Kim Ji-woon. Later, she starred in such hit films as My Little Bride in 2004 and Innocent Steps in 2005. Moon Geun Young's recent drama is Mary Stayed Out All Night with Jang Keun Suk . Moon has been loved as a proper and pure “Korea's younger” ever since she debuted as a child actress in the 2000 TV drama Autumn in My Heart. Unlike other teenage celebrities who have already physically matured, she had the look of a young girl, she studied hard and acted well. People called her flawless and unspoiled. Moon read the eulogy to fellow actress, Lee Eun-joo, on February 22, 2005. Moon was in the same management agency as Lee. In May 2005, Moon
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    Bae Yong-joon

    Bae Yong-joon (born August 29, 1972 in Seoul, South Korea), is a South Korean actor best known for his roles in numerous television dramas and one of the first kkonminam icons. He is known as Yon-sama (ヨン様) to his Japanese fans. Born in Mapo-gu, Seoul, he was educated in Il-mun Preschool and Myung-il Elementary School. He eventually went to study in PaiChai Middle School and Hanyoung High School. Later he went on to the Sungkyunkwan University with his major is FTM (Film, TV & Multimeadia) in 1999. Bae Yong-jun acknowledged that he had a girlfriend named Lee Sa-gang (aka Sagan Lee, Sagang Lee, 이사강), and a photograph of her has since been distributed on the Internet. However, according to a 2005 edition of the I-weekly, a MediaCorp owned magazine in Singapore, Bae has since separated from Lee, citing personal reasons. He has since decided to keep his marital status private. Sources, notably HanCinema, maintain that Bae is still single. Bae's agency, KeyEast, reported that Bae's apartment at Samseong-dong, Seoul caught fire on May 7, 2006 around 8:00 p.m., due to a short circuit. The house was empty when the fire broke out, thus causing no injuries. However, the fire caused damages
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    Im Su-jeong

    Lim Soo-jung (Hangul: 임수정; Hanja: 林秀晶; born on 11 July 1979) is a South Korean film and television actress. Lim made her debut in 1998 as a cover model for teen magazines. She then moved onto television and film, but it was Kim Ji-woon's 2003 stylish horror A Tale of Two Sisters that first drew her critical notice and newcomer awards. A year later, the hit KBS2 drama I'm Sorry, I Love You catapulted her into stardom. With Lim looking much younger than her age, those projects solidified Im's image as an eternal ingenue, as did touching character study ...ing, horse jockey film Lump Sugar and Park Chan-wook's surrealist I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK. In recent years she began shedding that image by taking on more adult roles, notable among them Hur Jin-ho's romantic melodrama Happiness, Choi Dong-hun's blockbuster fantasy Jeon Woo Chi, and Lee Yoon-ki's minimalist breakup indie Come Rain, Come Shine. She also starred in the romantic comedies Finding Mr. Destiny and All About My Wife. Lim was previously part of the SidusHQ agency, and is now managed by Key East Entertainment. Key East launched her official website in June 2012. According to the actress, the online space will be a place
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    Lee Ha-nui

    Lee Ha-nui (Hangul: 이하늬, born March 2, 1983), better known as Honey Lee in the Western media, is a South Korean beauty pageant titleholder, classical musician, gayageum player, and actress. She is also one of the most well-known vegetarians in Korea with her TV show, Lee Ha-Nui's Vegan Recipe. She represented her country at the Miss Universe 2007 pageant in Mexico City. Lee is the middle child of two daughters and one son. Her father was a high-ranking official with the National Intelligence Service. Her mother is a Ph.D in Korean Music History and is a professor at Ewha Womans University, has exclusive performances, leads a Gayagum Concert group, and was designated the title of Human Cultural Asset No. 23 in Korea due to her superb musical skills. She is also a music director of Gimhae City Gayageum Orchestra, trustee of the Yegahoe Corporation, and visiting scholar at New York University in 2008 to 2009. Lee's older sister also graduated with a degree in Korean traditional music from Seoul National University. She has released three albums since 2005 ― "The Song of String," "In the Green Cafe?" and "Blossom." She is a member of the KBS Orchestra of Traditional Korean Music and
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    Oh Ji-ho

    Oh Ji-ho (born April 14, 1976 in Mokpo, South Jeolla, South Korea) is a South Korean actor and model, becoming popular with MBC's drama Couple or Trouble (환상의 커플, also known as Fantasy Couple) co-starring Han Ye-seul. He has also starred in the film My Wife is a Gangster 3. Oh Ji-ho completed his education at Anyang University, located in Anyang City. He encountered controversy when his alleged ex-girlfriend Lim killed herself on January 9, 2007 shortly after the relationship ended. He said though he loved her, Lim was the one who wanted an end to their 2-year relationship. Later, a TV program interviewed Lim's relatives and got permission to enter her bedroom. They even showed some of Oh Ji-ho's personal items to the public, such as his screenplay and photos. After the show was aired, the TV station was severely criticized by the public for compromising others' privacy. Some of the dramas he acted in were exported to Japan in 2007, which attracted attention from Japanese TV shows. His works in Korean Dramas such as Super Rookie and Couple of Trouble garnered him wide popularity in 2005 and 2007 respectively. Oh, after starring in the romantic comedy Get Karl, Oh soo Jung, and the
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    Goo Ha-ra

    Goo Hara (born on January 13, 1991) is a South Korean idol singer and actress, known for being a member of girl group Kara formed by DSP Entertainment in 2007. Goo Hara was born on January 13, 1991, in Gwangju, South Korea. Before debuting, she participated in the SM's youth appearance tournament in 2005. In 2007, she auditioned for JYP, however, she lost the runoff. She was also an online shopping mall model, having been scouted after her photos were uploaded onto DSP's homepage. Thus, Goo Hara became a member of Kara. Currently, she is attending at Sungshin Women's University. On June 28, 2011, Cube Entertainment announced that Hara and Yong Jun Hyung from Beast are in a relationship. DSP Media also announced; “They do have good feelings towards one another, but they’re still getting to know each other." Kara debuted on March 29, 2007. In 2008, however, a member, Kim Sunghee, left the group. DSP Entertainment replaced her with two new members, Goo Hara and Kang Jiyoung, and Kara made a comeback with Rock U, which changed their image from "Hip-hop" to "cute and playful". On December 4, 2008, Kara started their comeback on M! Countdown with "Pretty Girl". In February 2009, Kara
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    Park Min-young

    Park Min-Young (Hangul: 박민영; born 4 March 1986) is a South Korean model and actress. She is a graduate of Dongguk University.
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    Jang Jin-young

    Jang Jin-young (Hangul: 장진영; or spelled Chang Jin-yeong; June 14, 1972 – September 1, 2009) was a South Korean actress. Her death came after a year-long battle with stomach cancer. Jang began her career as a model, and participated in the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest, before making the switch into acting. After making her film debut in 1998, Jang received critical praise and won a number of awards for her work. She became only the second winner of two Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress, having won in 2001 for Sorum, and again in 2003 for Singles. As of 2008, Jang was one of the highest paid stars in the Korean film industry, earning in the region of ₩400 million per film. Jang began her career as a model, and represented the Chungcheongnam-do province at the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest. After making the transition into acting with appearances in a number of TV dramas, she received her film debut with a supporting role in the 1998 fantasy Ghost in Love. In 2000 she appeared in Kim Ji-woon's The Foul King, one of the biggest domestic hits of that year, and Jang's tough image in the film drew attention from critics, with Derek Elley of Variety saying that she "makes an
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    Lee Young-ae

    Lee Young-ae

    Lee Young Ae (born January 31, 1971 in Seoul, South Korea) is a South Korean actress. Lee made her debut as a TV model in 1991. After appearing in TV commercials, she started playing in TV dramas and movies. Her popularity has grown in an exponential manner due to her performance in the popular Korean drama Dae Jang Geum. After the successful broadcast in Korea, it was then shown oversea the first time in 2004 and won many hearts of audience in Taiwan. In 2005, nearly half of the Hong Kong population watched the final episode of the drama. In China, hundreds of million viewers watched the drama though it was shown late at night. She was awarded Best Actress awards in the Blue Dragon Film Awards in 2005 and Baeksang Art Awards in 2006 for the film Sympathy For Lady Vengeance. Because of the success, Lee Young-Ae has been invited to visit Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Japan. The first time in 12 years, NHK had to use NHK Hall to host the NHK show (2006). She was invited to the 2007 Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival in China as an Image Ambassador. Beside her acting career, she has also been involved in several charity events. In 1997 she went to Ethiopia
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    Eun-kyeong Lim

    Yim Eun-kyeong (任恩頃, also credited as Lim Eun Kyung(english mark) or Yim Eun Kyung, Im Eun-gyeong) is a South Korean actress. She was born on July 7, 1983 in Seoul, South Korea. Lim is most famous for her commercial ads role, TTL Girl. She is now pursuing a professional acting career. Lim is a student at the Department of Theater in Chung-Ang University, which has produced a great number of famous Korean actors. Lim made a debut as a model (TTL Girl) for SK Telecom in 1999 when she was still in high school. TTL is a mobile phone service mostly targeting for the younger generation (especially under the 20s). Since then, Lim has become a famous cultural icon. She appeared on a series of TTL ads. Her mysterious look and clean image attracted many people, and eventually this popularity. Unfortunately, Resurrection of the Little Match Girl was a boxoffice flop even though it received mixed review results. Her acting was plain and not so impressive. Both critics and audiences merely regarded her performance there as a re-play of her image-oriented works on the former TTL commercials. Nevertheless, she continued participating into four Korean movies as leading lady by 2005. Her most
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    Kim Ji-hoo

    Kim Ji-hoo (April 5, 1985 – October 6, 2008) was an openly gay South Korean actor and model. Kim made his debut as a fashion model in 2007. Regarded as "one to watch", he later appeared as a guest on the MBC drama series Before and After Plastic Surgery, and on family sitcom The Unstoppable High Kick. On April 21, 2008, he came out as a gay man on the tvN reality show Coming Out, a series which profiles the lives of LGBT Koreans. Shortly after the episode aired, Kim's personal webpage was inundated with messages denouncing his sexuality. Several fashion shows and television programmes cancelled his appearances, while his management company declined to renew his contract. Kim hanged himself at his home in Jamsil, southern Seoul, on October 6, 2008. A suicide note found at the scene read: "I'm lonely and in a difficult situation. Please cremate my body." Kim's mother said that he "underwent many professional and personal difficulties following his coming-out", while police attributed his suicide to public prejudice against homosexuality. Days before taking his life, Kim wrote on his web site: "Life is like the wind. What's there to agonise over? Meetings are happy, partings are sad,
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    Lee Yoon-ji

    Lee Yoon Ji (born March 15, 1984) is a Korean actress. Lee attended Jin Myung Girls' High School and Chung-Ang University. She graduated in 2010 with a diploma in Theater and Film. Lee's first appearance was in Korean sitcom "Nonstop 4" in 2003. Since then, she has averaged one to two dramas per year. In 2006, Lee appeared in the popular drama "Goong" as Crown Prince's sister Hye-myung. That same year, she won the KBS New Actress Award. Lee partnered with Super Junior member Kang-in in the Korean reality show "We Got Married". most recent she started as Princess Lee Jae Shin in King 2 Hearts
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    Han Hyo Joo

    Han Hyo Joo

    Han Hyo-joo (Korean: 한효주, born February 22, 1987 in Cheongju, North Chungcheong) is a popular South Korean Actress and Model. Han Hyo Joo debuted as a actress in famous sitcom Nonstop 5. Han Hyo Joo got her big break when she was cast as the female lead (main character) in Brilliant Legacy (2009). ‘Brilliant Legacy’ proved to be a huge hit and helped Han Hyo Joo gain much popularity, both in South Korea and abroad. She quickly followed up with Postman to Heaven, which was a modest success. Her 7th drama, Dong Yi (2010), was immensely popular and cemented Han Hyo Joo’s place as an A-list superstar in the Korean entertainment industry and as a hallyu star abroad. ‘Brilliant Legacy’ and ‘Dong Yi’ is The most Popular Drama in 2009 and 2010, cause Ratings of these drama are always on the top / got 1st (first) ratings position until the end of episodes. Han was first discovered in a teenage beauty pageant in 2003. She began her acting career in the sitcom Nonstop 5 and the gangster comedy My Boss, My Teacher. Han raised her profile by being cast in Spring Waltz, the fourth and final installment of TV director Yoon Suk-ho's Season Dramas series, following Autumn in My Heart, Winter Sonata
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    Kim Jung-hwa

    Kim Jung-hwa (Hangul: 김정화; born September 9, 1983) is a South Korean actress and model who debuted in the Lee Seung-hwan music video "You And You".
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    Lee Hyori

    Lee Hyori

    Lee Hyori (Hangul: 이효리; born May 10, 1979) is a South Korean singer. She debuted as a member of the successful pop girl group Fin.K.L, but has since become a solo artist. In 2003 she released her debut solo album Stylish which won many "Daesangs" (a Korean award equivalent to "Artist of the Year"). In 2006, she was the highest-paid female singer in South Korea when she signed a contract with Mnet Media. She started her career as part of the Korean pop girl group Fin.K.L. As the oldest member, she would become the leader of the group. Lee was discovered while taking sticker pictures with her friends and was actually the last to join Fin.K.L., just before their debut in January 1998. Fin.K.L. debuted officially on May 22, 1998 with their first single "Blue Rain." It was received quite well. The second release from their first album, To My Boyfriend, became the first of their multiple number one hits. Fin K.L. became one of the most popular and successful Korean groups of all-time, rivaling fellow popular girl group S.E.S.. A year after Fin K.L.'s fourth album Forever, her solo album was released at the end of 2003, entitled Stylish...E. The singer nearly swept the 2003 Daesangs, the
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    Park Shin-hye

    Park Shin Hye (born on February 18, 1990; also written as Park Shin-Hye, Park Shin-hye, or Park Shinhye) is a South Korean actress, singer and promotional model. She debuted in the 2003 music video "Ggot" (Hangul: 꽃, flower). She is best known for the roles of "Go Mi Nam" in the television drama You're Beautiful and "Lee Gyu Won" in the 2011 drama Heartstrings. She attends Chung-Ang University. Park Shin Hye was born on February 18, 1990, in Gwangju, South Korea. Her family consists of her parents, an older brother and her. When she was in the 6th grade at Hak-Kang Elementary School in Gwangju, she auditioned for the lead role in the music video "Ggot - Flower" by "Dream Factory," pop singer Lee Seung-Hwan's music company. She passed the audition, joined the company, and began training as a singer there. Park's fame came when she played the younger version of the character Han Jung-suh in the popular Korean drama Stairway to Heaven. She also starred in a drama series called Tree of Heaven which aired on SBS, starring her former co-star in Stairway to Heaven, Lee Wan. The show had decent ratings, and the reviews and criticism were mixed, but mostly positive. Many critics keyed in on
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