Kim Soo Hyun
Family Name: Kim
Native name: 김수현
Also Known as: Kim Su Hyeon
Nationality: South Korean
Born: February 16, 1988
Kim Soo Hyun is a South Korean actor, best known for his roles in the television dramas "Dream High", "Moon Embracing the Sun", "My Love from the Star", and "The Producers", as well as the movies "The Thieves" and "Secretly, Greatly". Soo Hyun was a timid child during his middle school days and no one expected him to enter the entertainment industry. To change his introverted personality, his mother encouraged him to take acting classes before high school and through this Kim's aspiration to pursue an acting career grew.
Soo Hyun made his television debut with a supporting role in the 2007 family sitcom "Kimchi Cheese Smile". He became a household name in 2011, playing a country bumpkin who turned out to be a musical genius in the teen drama "Dream High". As the only young actor in a cast of idols, Kim studied song and dance for three months at JYP Entertainment to pull off the required scenes in the drama.
On 25 October 2014, Kim was appointed as the Goodwill Ambassador of Seoul.