Kim Sae-ron

Kim Sae-ron

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Kim Sae-ron
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Born (2000-07-31) July 31, 2000 (age 18)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation Actress
Years active 2009–present
Agent
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised Romanization Gim Sae-ron
McCune–Reischauer Kim Sae-ron

Kim Sae-ron (born July 31, 2000) is a South Korean actress. She began her career when she was nine years old and became a popular child star through the films A Brand New Life (2009) and The Man From Nowhere (2010). As Kim reached her teenage years, she was cast in more leading roles, notably in the film A Girl at My Door (2014). She has also starred in television drama series, including Can You Hear My Heart (2011), The Queen’s Classroom (2013) and Hi! School-Love On (2014). Her first adult lead role was in the television drama Mirror of the Witch (2016).

Early life and education[edit]

Kim has two younger sisters, Ah-ron and Ye-ron, who are also actresses.[1][2] She attended Miyang Elementary School in Seoul,[1] and graduated from Yang-il Middle School in Ilsan in February 2016. She then began attending School of Performing Arts Seoul.[3]

Career[edit]

2009-2014: Beginnings as a child actress[edit]

Kim’s first acting role was in the 2009 film A Brand New Life, directed by the French-Korean filmmaker Ounie Lecomte and loosely based on her life. Kim played the main character, a nine-year-old girl named Jin-hee, who is abandoned by her father at an orphanage after he remarries, and is later adopted by a French couple. Kim attended the Cannes Film Festival when the film was shown there in a special screening, becoming the youngest actress to be invited to the festival.[4][5][6] She then co-starred with Won Bin in The Man From Nowhere, which was the highest-grossing film in South Korea in 2010.[7] She played Jung So-mi, the daughter of a heroin addict who is kidnapped by an organized crime ring.[8] During filming, she was only allowed to watch her own scenes on the monitor.[1] Kim won several awards for her first two roles, including Best New Actress at the Korean Film Awards and Buil Film Awards.[9]

In February 2014

In 2011, Kim was in another crime film, I Am a Dad, playing the daughter of Kim Seung-woo.[10] She had her first television role in the drama series Can You Hear My Heart?, playing the younger version of Hwang Jung-eum‘s character. She appeared in the first four episodes, and her performance was praised by TV critics.[2] Her next role was in the drama film Barbie (ko), alongside her sister Ah-ron. The film is about international adoption, and was the first Korean film to win Best Film at the Giffoni International Film Festival in 2012.[2][11] Kim then had a dual role in the thriller film The Neighbor, playing a murder victim and the serial killer’s next target.[2] In 2013, she played a student in the television drama The Queen’s Classroom, which won her a Best Young Actress Award at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards (shared with three fellow cast members).

In a 2014 interview, Kim’s manager said Kim had “a great eye for good scripts which made it possible for her to choose her own projects at a very young age”. Kim also stated that she never had difficulty accepting difficult roles and was able to slowly immerse herself in the characters.[10] Her first role of the year was in the documentary-drama film Manshin: Ten Thousand Spirits, reenacting the teenage version of shamanist Kim Geum-hwa.[12] She then played a victim of bullying and domestic violence in the film A Girl at My Door.[13] She accepted the role because she liked the script was attracted to the character. Kim attended the Cannes Film Festival for the second time when the film premiered there as an Un Certain Regard official selection.[6][14] Her performance was praised by critics—Variety called it “mesmerizing” and Twitch Film noted she had shown more layers and depth compared to her previous roles.[15][16] She was nominated for many awards, winning Best New Actress at the 35th Blue Dragon Film Awards and Golden Cinematography Awards (ko).[17] Also in 2014, she starred in the teen fantasy-romance television series Hi! School: Love On as an angel who becomes human, and the thriller film Manhole, playing a hearing impaired girl who is kidnapped by a serial killer.[18][19]

2015-present: Acclaim and transition to lead roles[edit]

In 2015, Kim had a lead role in the Drama City television special, Snowy Road. The two-part drama series is about the “comfort women” in Korea under Japanese rule during World War II, and was later released as a film in theaters.[20][21] Kim’s performance as a 15-year-old comfort woman was praised by both critics and viewers, and she was awarded Best Actress in a Foreign Film at the Golden Rooster and Hundred Flowers Film Festival.[17][21][22] She then played the main character in the television series To Be Continued and the younger version of Choi Kang-hee‘s character in Glamorous Temptation.[23][24] She was cast in her first adult role in the 2016 television drama series, Mirror of the Witch, playing a cursed Joseon-era princess.[25] Her character has a fictional romance with Heo Jun, played by Yoon Shi-yoon, who is 14 years Kim’s senior.[25][26]

On November 2016, Kim signed with YG Entertainment.[27]

In 2018, Kim starred in the thriller film The Villagers.[28]

Filmography[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Song title Album
2012 “The Phrase” (귀가)[29] The Neighbor OST
Actress (17 credits)
 2016 Secret Healer (TV Series)
Seo-ri

Episode #1.20 (2016) … Seo-ri
Episode #1.19 (2016) … Seo-ri
Episode #1.18 (2016) … Seo-ri
Episode #1.17 (2016) … Seo-ri
Episode #1.16 (2016) … Seo-ri
 2015-2016 Glamorous Temptation (TV Series)
Shin Eun-soo (young)

Think About It! What Kind of Person Is Kwon Soo-Myung? (2016) … Shin Eun-soo (young)
Why Do You Keep Me Alive? (2016) … Shin Eun-soo (young)
Why Does the Old Man Travel! (2016) … Shin Eun-soo (young)
Instead, I chose Kang Seok-hyun. (2016) … Shin Eun-soo (young)
I Do Not Like the Violence. (2016) … Shin Eun-soo (young)
 2015 To Be Continued (TV Series)
Jeong Ah-rin

Back to the Astro (2015) … Jeong Ah-rin
A Piece of Memory … Jeong Ah-rin
Episode #1.11 … Jeong Ah-rin
Back to the Future … Jeong Ah-rin
 2015 Snowy Road
Kang Young-Ae
 2014 Manhole (Soo-jeong)
 2014 Hai seukool (TV Series)
Lee Seul-bi
 2014 A Girl at My Door
Do-Hee
 2013 The Queen’s Classroom (TV Series)
Kim Seo-hyun

Episode #1.16 (2013) … Kim Seo-hyun
Episode #1.15 (2013) … Kim Seo-hyun
Episode #1.14 (2013) … Kim Seo-hyun
Episode #1.13 (2013) … Kim Seo-hyun
Episode #1.12 (2013) … Kim Seo-hyun
 2012 The Neighbors
Yoo Soo-Yeon / Won Yeo-Seon
 2012 Fashion King (TV Series)
Young Lee Ga-young

Episode #1.1 (2012) … Young Lee Ga-young
 2011 Heaven’s Garden (TV Series)
Kang Eun-soo

Episode #1.1 … Kang Eun-soo
 2011 Barbie
Soon-Young
 2011 Can You Hear My Heart? (TV Series)
young Woo Ri
 2010 The Man from Nowhere
Jeong So-mi
 2010 I Am a Dad
Jong-sik’s daughter – Han Min-ji
 2009 A Brand New Life
Jinhee
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