Im Soo-jung (Hangul: 임수정; born on July 11, 1979) is a South Korean actress. After modeling for teen magazines, Im made her acting breakthrough in Kim Jee-woon's horror film A Tale of Two Sisters (2003), followed by the popular television drama I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004). She has since appeared in numerous films, notably Park Chan-wook's I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (2006), Hur Jin-ho's Happiness (2007), Lee Yoon-ki's Come Rain, Come Shine (2011), and Min Kyu-dong's All About My Wife (for which she won Best Actress at the 33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards).
Im Soo-jung made her debut in 1998 as a cover model for teen magazines. She then moved onto television and film, but it was Kim Jee-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 series I'm Sorry, I Love You catapulted her into stardom. With Im looking much younger than her age, those projects solidified her 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-hoon's blockbuster fantasy Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard, romantic comedy Finding Mr. Destiny, and Lee Yoon-ki's minimalist breakup indie Come Rain, Come Shine. For her performance in All About My Wife, she won Best Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, and the Women in Film Korea Awards.
Im and Lee Jung-jae played two artists in a post-apocalyptic environment in the short film El Fin del Mundo ("The End of the World"), which screened at the prestigious contemporary art exhibition dOCUMENTA. She also acted opposite veteran Thai actor Sorapong Chatree in Aditya Assarat's short film Phuket, which was commissioned jointly by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Association of Tourism and Hotel Operators of Phuket.
Im was previously part of the SidusHQ agency, but moved to being managed by KeyEast. KeyEast launched her official website in June 2012. According to the actress, the online space will be a place where she can converse with her fans directly.
In 2015, Im starred in Perfect Proposal, a remake of British crime thriller Woman of Straw that was partly shot in Macau. She next starred in Time Renegades, a time-hopping romantic thriller where she played dual roles.
In February 2017, Im was cast in the drama Chicago Typewriter alongside Yoo Ah-in. This marks Im's small screen come back after thirteen years since 2004. The same year, she was named the cultural ambassador for the UK-Korea Creative Futures mutual exchange.
|2002||The Romantic President||Han Young-hee|
|2003||A Tale of Two Sisters||Bae Su-mi|
|2005||Sad Movie||Ahn Soo-jung|
|2006||Lump Sugar||Kim Shi-eun|
|I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK||Cha Young-goon|
|2009||Jeon Woo-chi: The Taoist Wizard||Seo In-kyung|
|2010||Finding Mr. Destiny||Seo Ji-woo|
|2011||Come Rain, Come Shine||Woman|
|2012||All About My Wife||Yeon Jung-in|
|2016||Time Renegade||Yoon-jung (1983) / So-eun (2015)|
|2001–2002||School 4||Oh Hye-ra||KBS2|
|2004||I'm Sorry, I Love You||Song Eun-chae|
|2017||Chicago Typewriter||Jeon Seol||tvN|
|2001||"I'm Sorry"||Kim Jang-hoon|
|1998||CeCi Magazine's Model Contest||N/A||N/A||Won|
|2003||24th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||
|2nd Korean Film Awards||Won|
|23rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Won|
|4th Busan Film Critics Awards||Won|
|6th Director's Cut Awards||Won|
|2004||24th Fantasporto Film Festival||Best Actress in an International Fantasy Film||Won|
|41st Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||
|Best Couple Award with So Ji-sub||Won|
|2005||41st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|2006||2nd Premiere Rising Star Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|27th Blue Dragon Film Awards||
|2007||1st Asian Film Awards||
|43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|28th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Nominated|
|17th Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|45th Grand Bell Awards||Nominated|
|2012||5th Style Icon Awards||Style Icon||N/A||Won|
|21st Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||
|49th Grand Bell Awards||Nominated|
|33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Won|
|13th Women in Film Korea Awards||Won|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (Film)||Nominated|