Im Soo-hyang is a popular South Korean actress. Im Soo-hyang gained fame through her appearances in various TV dramas including ‘Gangnam Beauty’, ‘New Tales of Gisaeng’, ‘Inspiring Generation’, and ‘When I Was The Prettiest’ among others.
Table of Biography
Im Soo-hyang was born on April 19, 1990, and she is currently 30 years old. She hails from Busan, South Korea, and her zodiac sign is Aries. She did her alma mater from Chung-Ang University majoring in Theater and Film. Further, Im Soo-hyang’s name is also spelled as Lim Su-hyang from the direct translation of her Korean name written as 임수향 and in Hanja as 林秀香. She also has three pet dogs namely Akki, Rai, and Ori. They have their own Instagram account under the username @arari0419.
Career and Professional Life
Im Soo-hyang is a popular South Korean actress. She is most famous for starring as Dan Sa-ran in New Tales of Gisaeng and Teguchi Gaya in Inspiring Generation. She also appeared in episodes of SBS’s Paradise Ranch and MBC’s I Do, I Do.
Likewise, in the year 2011, Im Soo-hyang won both a Korea Drama Award and an SBS Drama Award for her performance in New Tales of Gisaeng. The actress also played a cameo role in a 2012 episode of the Choi Minho series Salamander Guru and The Shadows.
Furthermore, Im Soo-hyang was cast in a Chinese film in the year 2014. She played the title character in the prison romance Eun-ha in the year 2016 and the female lead in the campus romance My ID is Gangnam Beauty working alongside Cha Eun Woo in the year 2018.
Im Soo-hyang was still a student at Chung-Ang University when she appeared as a cameo in the 2009 film 4th Period Mystery. Following this, the actress landed her breakthrough role when she played the role of the character Dan Sa-ran. This character is a prideful, lower-middle-class dancer in the 2011 popular TV series New Tales of Gisaeng. For this project, Soo-hyang worked alongside actors Sung Hoon and Han Hye-rin.
Likewise, this series explored the premise that the gisaeng, the Korean equivalent of a geisha or courtesan, still existed in modern-day Korea. Actress Soo-hyang was nominated for several newcomer awards for her performance in this drama. She also bagged the SBS Drama Award for “Best New Star” and the Korea Drama Award for “Best New Actress”.
In the same year, Im Soo-hyang had a prominent supporting role in Paradise Ranch. She also made a cameo appearance in Salamander Guru and The Shadows. In the year 2016, Im Soo-hyang played the lead character in Eunha. It is a prison romance film.
Furthermore, to develop her range, Im Soo-hyang increased her profile with starring roles as diverse as a feisty chairman’s daughter in I Do, I Do in the year 2012, a cool assassin in Iris II: New Generation in the year 2013, the calculating stepdaughter of a high official in Inspiring Generation in the year 2014, a college dropout in Five Enough in 2015, and the female antagonist in Blow Breeze in 2015.
In the year 2017, Im Soo-hyang appeared in the lead role in Lovers in Bloom. Her character in this project is a widowed policewoman. For this role, Soo-hyang received a KBS Drama Award for “Best Actress in a Daily Drama”. The same year, the actress also made a cameo appearance as a serial killer in Criminal Minds. It is a crime procedural drama based on the American series of the same name. Further, Soo-hyang’s character in this drama pretends to be a victim.
Rise in Popularity
Then in the year 2018, Im Soo-hyang experienced a rise in popularity. It was due to her appearance in the TV drama Gangnam Beauty. She worked alongside Cha Eun-woo of Astro and this drama aired on the channel. Further, Gangnam Beauty is a romantic comedy series.
Gangnam Beauty is one of the highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history. This project gaiend praise for its portrayal of issues afflicting South Korean society, especially, on its superficial beauty standards and discrimination on the basis of physical appearance.
For Im Soo-hyang’s performance as Kang Mi-rae, the actress won the “Top Excellence Award for Actress in a Drama” at the 26th Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards. Her character Kang Mi-rae is a college student who went under cosmetic surgery to evade derision from her peers.
In the year 2019, Im Soo-hyang starred in the mystery drama Graceful Family. Her character in this project is a bold, charismatic chaebol heiress. This series premiered with high viewership ratings for the MBN network. It also attracted media attention in Korea and internationally. In the year 2020, the actress played the role of Oh Ye-ji in the MBC drama When I Was The Prettiest. For this project, the actress worked alongside popular actors Ha Seok-jin and Ji Soo in the lead roles.
There is no information regarding Im Soo-hyang’s relationship status and love affairs. The actress might be more focused on her career as an artist or she might be keeping her relationships and personal life private and away from the public.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Im Soo-hyang stands tall at a height of 1.69 meters or 5 feet 5 inches and her weight is around 48 kgs. Other than this, there is no further information regarding her other body measurement details including her chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Likewise, Im Soo-hyang has dark brown eyes and silky hair of the same color.
Talking about her social media presence, Im Soo-hyang is available on Instagram under the username @hellopapa11. This account currently boasts 268 posts shares and more than 1.4 million followers while writing this biography.