The Info List - Kang Soo-yeon

Kang Soo-youn (also known as Kang Soo-yeon, born 18 August 1966) is a South Korean actress. She was born in Seoul, South Korea
South Korea
and was one of the best known and internationally acclaimed stars from South Korea from the mid-1980s to the end of the 1990s.


1 Career 2 Filmography 3 Awards 4 See also 5 References & notes 6 External links

Career[edit] Kang made her acting debut as a child actor in the 1970s. She acted in a number of low profile movies before making a breakthrough performance in the Im Kwon-taek directed 1986 movie, The Surrogate Woman for which she was honored with the Volpi Cup Best Actress
award at the 1987 Venice International Film Festival
Venice International Film Festival
and Best Actress
Award at the Nantes International Film Festival. This was the first time a Korean actor has been given the award at the major film festival and at the time people did not even know that South Korea
South Korea
has a film industry.[1][2] Two years later, she again took the limelight by winning the Best Actress
award at the 16th Moscow International Film Festival for her role in the Im Kwon-taek directed 1989 Buddhist
theme movie, Come, Come, Come Upward.[3] In the film, Kang played the role of Sun Nyog, a young student who sought refuge in the monastery to escape from her troubled home and study to become a nun, and later fell in love with the person who tried to take away her modesty.[4] Kang actually got her head shaved on-screen in the scene when Sun Nyog became a nun.[5][6] In the same year, she was invited to serve as a juror in the Tokyo International Film Festival. In 1991 she was a member of the jury at the 17th Moscow International Film Festival.[7] In the 1990s, Kang appeared in a number of movies, the best known of which are Jang Sun-woo's acclaimed Road to the Racetrack which won her the Chunsa Film Art Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress, the box office hit movie titled That Woman, That Man by Kim Ui-seok, Lee Myung-se's film about adultery titled Their Last Love Affair and Im Sang-soo's debut film Girls Night Out.[1] By the end of the 90s, she had acted in 32 movies and after her movie Rainbow Trout was released in 1999 winning her the Baeksang Arts Awards
Baeksang Arts Awards
for Best Actress, she cut down her work in movies and took to acting in TV drama.[8][9] Kang was invited to be a juror in the 5th Pusan International Film Festival in the year 2000.[10] In 2001, Kang starred in the popular 150 episodes TV Drama aired on SBS TV titled Ladies of the Palace (Yeo-in Cheon-ha). The TV drama managed to garner her new visibility among mainstream audiences.[1] Her performance in the TV Drama as Jung Nan-jung enabled her to win the Performance Award awarded by SBS TV.[11] After a brief hiatus from the movie scene, she make her comeback in the movie The Circle playing the role of an attorney. Kang has since then appeared in another movie titled Hanbando in 2006. In 2007, she make another foray into mainstream TV after a gap of six years by acting in the MBC TV Drama by the name of Moonhee. In the TV Drama, she played the role of a woman who is forced to leave her child she had when she was only eighteen and thus the TV Drama seeks to portray the travails of the woman's life.[12][13][14] and become chairman of Busan Film festival[15] Filmography[edit]

Year Film

2007 Moonhee (TV Drama)

2006 Hanbando

2003 The Circle (Seokkeul)

2001 Ladies of the Palace (TV Drama)

1999 Rainbow Trout

1998 Girls' Night Out

1997 Deep Sorrow

1997 Black Jack

1996 Their Last Love Affair

1995 Go Alone Life a Rhino's Horn

1994 Rosy Days

1993 That Woman, That Man

1993 Western Avenue

1991 Blue in You

1991 Road to the Racetrack

1991 Berlin Report

1990 All That Falls Has Wings

1989 For Long After That

1989 Come, Come, Come Upward

1989 Potato

1988 Karma

1988 Miri, Mari, Uri, Duri

1987 King Yonsan

1987 Youth Sketch of Mimi and Cheolsu

1987 Tohwa

1987 The Surrogate Woman
The Surrogate Woman

1987 Potatoes

1987 Now, We are Going to Geneva

1985 Whale Hunting, Part II

1985 W's Tragedy

1982 The Two Tomboys

1979 A Letter from the Heaven

1978 Good Bye, Sorrow!

1978 Where is My Mother?

1978 A Chorus of Pigeons

1977 Three Stars

Source:[16][17] Awards[edit]



1987 Venice International Film Festival Volpi Cup Best Actress

1987 Nantes International Film Festival Best Actress

1989 Moscow International Film Festival Best Actress

See also[edit]

List of Korea-related topics List of Koreans Contemporary culture of South Korea List of South Korean actors

References & notes[edit]

^ a b c koreanfilm.org Brief profile Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007 ^ koreanmovie.com Two World Stars Speak About Life, Acting Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007 ^ " 16th Moscow International Film Festival (1989)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2013-03-16. Retrieved 2013-02-24.  ^ cinemaya.net Come, Come, Come Upward
Come, Come, Come Upward
summary Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007 ^ themakeupgallery.info the nuns: Aje aje bara aje Retrieved on Nov 24, 2007 ^ koreanfilm.org Interview Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007 ^ " 17th Moscow International Film Festival (1991)". MIFF. Archived from the original on 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2013-03-02.  ^ koreanfilm.org Awards List in excel spreadsheet Retrieved on Nov 10, 2007 ^ cinemasie.com Baeksang Arts Awards
Baeksang Arts Awards
Retrieved on Nov 10, 2007 ^ Pusan International Film Festival
Pusan International Film Festival
Archive Retrieved on Nov 10, 2007 ^ china.tour2korea.com Profile (Chinese) Retrieved on Nov 10, 2007 ^ content.mbc.co.kr MoonHee TV Drama (English) Retrieved on Nov 10, 2007 ^ "The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Actress Kang Soo-yeon to Helm This Year's Busan Film Fest". English.chosun.com. 2015-07-07. Retrieved 2016-01-16.  ^ Hyo, Lee. "Busan: Icon Kang Soo-yeon Names Festival Co-Director". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2016-01-16.  ^ "BIFF Launches 20th Edition in Style". Koreanfilm.or.kr. 2015-10-05. Retrieved 2016-01-16.  ^ Cinespot.com Selected Filmography Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007 ^ asiandb.com Selected Filmography Retrieved on Nov 9, 2007

External links[edit]

Kang Soo-yeon on IMDb Kang Soo-yeon's profile (Korean) at epg.epg.co.kr Kang Soo-yeon's filmography at movies.nytimes.com

v t e

Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Actress

Hwang Jung-seun (1963) Moon Jung-suk (1964) Um Aing-ran (1965) Moon Jung-suk (1966) Ju Jeung-ryu (1967) Nam Jeong-im (1969) Kim Ji-mee (1970) Youn Yuh-jung (1971) Yoon Jeong-hee (1972) Yoon Jeong-hee (1973) Won Mi-kyung (1990) Chang Mi-hee
Chang Mi-hee
(1991) Kang Soo-yeon (1992) Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
(1993) Choi Myung-gil
Choi Myung-gil
(1994) Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
and Bang Eun-jin (1995) Shim Hye-jin (1996) Shin Eun-kyung (1997) Shim Eun-ha (1998) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(1999) Lee Mi-yeon (2000) Jang Jin-young
Jang Jin-young
(2001) Kim Yoon-jin
Kim Yoon-jin
(2002) Jang Jin-young
Jang Jin-young
(2003) Lee Na-young
Lee Na-young
(2004) Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae
(2005) Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
(2006) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2007) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin
(2008) Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
(2009) Yoon Jeong-hee and Soo Ae
Soo Ae
(2010) Kim Ha-neul
Kim Ha-neul
(2011) Im Soo-jung
Im Soo-jung
(2012) Han Hyo-joo
Han Hyo-joo
(2013) Chun Woo-hee
Chun Woo-hee
(2014) Lee Jung-hyun
Lee Jung-hyun
(2015) Kim Min-hee (2016) Na Moon-hee (2017)

Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actress
– Film


- (1965)* Moon Jung-suk (1966) Moon Jung-suk (1967) Moon Hee
Moon Hee
(1968) Kim Ji-mee (1969)


Yoon Jeong-hee (1970) Yoon Jeong-hee (1971) Ko Eun-ah (1972) Yoon Jeong-hee (1973) Kim Ji-mee (1974) - (1975)** Kim Ja-ok
Kim Ja-ok
(1976) Tae Hyun-sil (1977) Kim Yun-gyeong and Yoon Mi-ra (1978) Kim Ja-ok
Kim Ja-ok


Yu Ji-in (1980) Jeong Yun-hui (1981) Jeong Yun-hui (1982) Jung Young-sook (1983) Won Mi-kyung (1984) Lee Mi-sook
Lee Mi-sook
(1985) Lee Bo-hee
Lee Bo-hee
(1986) Kim Ji-mee (1987) Lee Bo-hee
Lee Bo-hee
(1988) Lee Hye-young (1989)


Chang Mi-hee
Chang Mi-hee
(1990) Lee Hye-sook (1991) Kang Soo-yeon (1992) Bae Jong-ok
Bae Jong-ok
(1993) Choi Jin-sil
Choi Jin-sil
(1994) Choi Myung-gil
Choi Myung-gil
(1995) Shim Hye-jin (1996) Shim Hye-jin (1997) Shim Eun-ha (1998) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon


Kang Soo-yeon (2000) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2001) Bae Doona
Bae Doona
(2002) Uhm Jung-hwa
Uhm Jung-hwa
(2003) Kim Ha-neul
Kim Ha-neul
(2004) Kim Hye-soo
Kim Hye-soo
(2005) Lee Young-ae
Lee Young-ae
(2006) Yum Jung-ah
Yum Jung-ah
(2007) Kim Min-hee (2008) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin


Ha Ji-won
Ha Ji-won
(2010) Tang Wei
Tang Wei
(2011) Uhm Jung-hwa
Uhm Jung-hwa
(2012) Kim Min-hee (2013) Shim Eun-kyung
Shim Eun-kyung
(2014) Yum Jung-ah
Yum Jung-ah
(2015) Jeon Do-yeon
Jeon Do-yeon
(2016) Son Ye-jin
Son Ye-jin

* category named Best Performance; ** no winner

v t e

Volpi Cup for Best Actress


Katharine Hepburn
Katharine Hepburn
(1934) Paula Wessely
Paula Wessely
(1935) Annabella (1936) Bette Davis
Bette Davis
(1937) Norma Shearer
Norma Shearer
(1938) Luise Ullrich
Luise Ullrich
(1941) Kristina Söderbaum
Kristina Söderbaum
(1942) Anna Magnani
Anna Magnani
(1947) Jean Simmons
Jean Simmons
(1948) Olivia de Havilland
Olivia de Havilland
(1949) Eleanor Parker
Eleanor Parker
(1950) Vivien Leigh
Vivien Leigh
(1951) Ingrid Bergman
Ingrid Bergman
(1952) Lilli Palmer
Lilli Palmer
(1953) Maria Schell
Maria Schell
(1956) Dzidra Ritenberga (1957) Sophia Loren
Sophia Loren
(1958) Madeleine Robinson (1959) Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1960) Suzanne Flon
Suzanne Flon
(1961) Emmanuelle Riva
Emmanuelle Riva
(1962) Delphine Seyrig
Delphine Seyrig
(1963) Harriet Andersson
Harriet Andersson
(1964) Annie Girardot
Annie Girardot
(1965) Natalya Arinbasarova
Natalya Arinbasarova
(1966) Shirley Knight
Shirley Knight
(1967) Laura Betti
Laura Betti


Darling Légitimus
Darling Légitimus
(1983) Pascale Ogier
Pascale Ogier
(1984) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(1986) Kang Soo-yeon (1987) Isabelle Huppert/ Shirley MacLaine
Shirley MacLaine
(1988) Peggy Ashcroft/ Geraldine James (1989) Gloria Münchmeyer
Gloria Münchmeyer
(1990) Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton
(1991) Gong Li
Gong Li
(1992) Juliette Binoche/ Anna Bonaiuto
Anna Bonaiuto
(1993) Maria de Medeiros/ Vanessa Redgrave
Vanessa Redgrave
(1994) Sandrine Bonnaire/Isabelle Huppert/ Isabella Ferrari
Isabella Ferrari
(1995) Victoire Thivisol (1996) Robin Tunney
Robin Tunney
(1997) Catherine Deneuve
Catherine Deneuve
(1998) Nathalie Baye
Nathalie Baye
(1999) Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
(2000) Sandra Ceccarelli (2001) Julianne Moore
Julianne Moore
(2002) Katja Riemann
Katja Riemann
(2003) Imelda Staunton
Imelda Staunton
(2004) Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Giovanna Mezzogiorno
(2005) Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren
(2006) Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
(2007) Dominique Blanc
Dominique Blanc
(2008) Kseniya Rappoport
Kseniya Rappoport
(2009) Ariane Labed
Ariane Labed
(2010) Deanie Ip (2011) Hadas Yaron
Hadas Yaron
(2012) Elena Cotta
Elena Cotta
(2013) Alba Rohrwacher
Alba Rohrwacher
(2014) Valeria Golino
Valeria Golino
(2015) Emma Stone
Emma Stone
(2016) Charlotte Rampling
Charlotte Rampling

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