Kim Ha-neul (Hangul: 김하늘; born February 21, 1978) is a South Korean actress. After starting her career as a model, she rose to fame by starring in romantic-comedy films My Tutor Friend (2003) and Too Beautiful to Lie (2004) and the action-comedy film My Girlfriend Is an Agent (2009). In 2011, Kim won Best Actress at the 48th Grand Bell Awards and the 32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performance in the serial killer thriller Blind. Her television work includes romance series Romance (2002) and A Gentleman's Dignity (2012), On Air (2008) and the melodrama On the Way to the Airport (2016).
Kim Ha-neul was born on 21 February 1978 in Seoul, South Korea. Her given name "Ha-neul" means “sky” in Korean. Her immediate family consists of her parents and one younger brother. She attended Seoul Institute of the Arts.
October 9, 2017, Kim announced that she is expecting her first child.
Kim Ha-neul started her career by modeling for clothing brand Storm in 1996. She then made her acting debut in the 1998 film Bye June alongside Yoo Ji-tae. In 1999, she starred a medical drama film Doctor K, which earned her first acting award nomination. In the same year, she made appearances in television dramas Happy Together and Into the Sunlight, and featured in the music video for "To Heaven" by Jo Sung-mo. Later, she reunited with Yoo Ji-tae in 2000 sci-fi romance Ditto, and rose to fame as an actress.
Kim's breakout role was in romance melodrama series Piano, in which she played a pure, fragile young woman. The series was the second most successful drama of 2001, achieving a peak rating of 40.2%. She then starred in 2002 hit Romance alongside Kim Jae-won, which led her to stardom and won her Top Excellence Award in acting. In 2003, she raised her profile through the huge box-office hit My Tutor Friend, where she acted as a college girl tasked with helping a delinquent student her own age graduate from high school alongside her opposite Kwon Sang-woo. In 2004, she starred in Too Beautiful to Lie, as an ex-convict who pretends to be the fiancee of a man being pressured to marry by his nosy, close-knit family. Due to the success of her films, Kim was dubbed "the queen of romantic comedies" by the Korean press.
In 2004, she starred in mountain-climbing drama Ice Rain, horror film Dead Friend and the melodrama Stained Glass. Kim then returned to the familiar romance genre with 2006 romantic comedy Almost Love, in the role of an aspiring actress with stage fright, which also reunited her with My Tutor Friend co-star Kwon Sang-woo. This was followed by Lovers of Six Years, about a longtime couple facing relationship problems.
In 2008, Kim starred in On Air, a Kim Eun-sook penned drama which gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at a television drama production. Kim plays a top actress with an arrogant personality in the series. The drama raised Kim's popularity and earned her acting recognition at the Korea Drama Awards. The following year, Kim starred in spy romantic comedy My Girlfriend Is an Agent. The film was a box-office success, and earned positive reviews for its quality and performance.
She bounced back in 2011 with serial killer thriller Blind, where she challenged herself by portraying a visually impaired former detective who becomes witness to a murder. Her performance won her Best Actress honors at the Grand Bell Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. This was followed by another rom-com You're My Pet, adapted from the Japanese josei manga Kimi wa Petto.
In 2012, Kim returned to the small screen as a high school ethics teacher who falls for a playboy architect (played by Jang Dong-gun) in the hit drama A Gentleman's Dignity. Made by the same team behind On Air (writer Kim Eun-sook and director Shin Woo-chul), the series revolved around the love lives of four male friends in their forties.
In 2016, Kim starred in crowdfunded indie feature Don't Forget Me opposite Jung Woo-sung. In September, she made her small-screen comeback in four years, starring in romance melodrama On the Way to the Airport opposite Lee Sang-yoon.
In 2017, she starred in Misbehavior, playing an unloved teacher at a boys' high school. Kim will be appearing in upcoming blockbuster With God, alongside actors Ha Jung-woo, Lee Jung-jae and Cha Tae-hyun.
|1998||Bye June||Yoo Chae-young|
|1999||Doctor K||Oh Sae-yeon|
|2003||My Tutor Friend||Choi Su-wan|
|2004||Ice Rain||Kim Kyung-min|
|Too Beautiful to Lie||Joo Young-ju|
|Dead Friend||Min Ji-won|
|2006||Almost Love||Jin Dal-rae|
|2008||Lovers of Six Years||Lee Da-jin|
|2009||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Ahn Soo-ji|
|You're My Pet||Ji Eun-yi|
|2016||Don't Forget Me||Jin-young|
|Making Family||Go Mi-yeon|
|Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds||God of Betrayal Hell|
|1999||Happy Together||Jin Soo-ha||SBS|
|Into the Sunlight||Kang Soo-bin||MBC|
|2004||Stained Glass||Shin Ji-soo||SBS|
|2006||90 Days, Time to Love||Go Mi-yeon||MBC|
|2008||On Air||Oh Seung-ah||SBS|
|2009||Paradise (telecinema)||Mi-kyung||SBS / TV Asahi|
|2010||Road No. 1||Kim Soo-yeon||MBC|
|2012||A Gentleman's Dignity||Seo Yi-soo||SBS|
|2016||On the Way to the Airport||Choi Soo-ah||KBS2|
|1998||"To Heaven"||Jo Sung-mo|
|2009||"I Was Happy"||Jo Sung-mo|
|2008||"Sky Love"||Kim Ha-neul||from On Air OST|
|2011||"Stars in the Night Sky"||Yang Jung-seung (Kiroy Y)
feat. Kim Ha-neul
|"Bbuing Bbuing -
You're My Pet Song"
and Kim Ha-neul
|from You're My Pet OST|
|"I Only Look at You"||Jang Keun-suk
and Kim Ha-neul
|1999||20th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Doctor K||Nominated|
|2000||21st Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Ditto||Nominated|
|2001||SBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award||Piano||Won|
|2002||MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Romance||Won|
|2003||39th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress||My Tutor Friend||Won|
|24th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2004||40th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress||Too Beautiful to Lie||Won|
|41st Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|25th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
|2008||Korea Fashion & Design Awards||Best Dressed||N/A||Won|
|29th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Popular Star Award||Lovers of Six Years||Won|
|2nd Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||On Air||Won|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress||Won|
|2009||30th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||My Girlfriend Is an Agent||Nominated|
|2011||48th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actress||Blind||Won|
|32nd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2012||1st K-Drama Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actress||A Gentleman's Dignity||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Won|
|Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||On the Way to the Airport||Won|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Lee Sang-yoon||Won|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Nominated|
|InStyle Fashion Award||N/A||Won|
|22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actress||Misbehavior||Nominated|
|26th Buil Film Awards||Best Actress||Nominated|
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