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Baek Yoon Shik

Baek Yoon Shik

Name: 백윤식 / Baek Yoon Shik (Baek Yun Sik)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1947-Mar-16
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Pisces
Blood type: B
Family: Son/actor Baek Do Bin & Baek Seo Bin
Talent agency: Namoo Actors

TV Shows

Immortal Classic (Channel A, 2012)
Deep Rooted Tree (SBS, 2011)
Harvest Villa (TVN, 2010)
Hero (MBC, 2009)
Apgujeong House 압구정 종갓집 (SBS, 2003, sitcom)
Jang Hee Bin (KBS, 2002)
Ladies of the Palace (SBS, 2001)
Duk Yi (SBS, 2000)
Until the Azalea Blooms 진달래꽃 필때까지 (KBS2, 1998)
A Bluebird Has It 파랑새는 있다 (KBS2, 1997)
Jang Nok Soo (KBS, 1995)
War And Love 전쟁과 사랑 (MBC, 1995)
Han Myeong Hoe 한명회 (KBS, 1994)
The Moon of Seoul 서울의 달 (MBC, 1994)
Independence Gate 독립문 (KBS1, 1984)

Yoo Seung Ho

Yoo Seung Ho

Name: 유승호 / Yoo Seung Ho
Nickname: Little So Ji Sub
Birthdate: 1993-Aug-17
Profession: Actor and model
Star sign: Leo
Blood type: A
Family: Older sister
Made his debut in the 2000 MBC mini-drama “Fish Bones”
He appeared in Brown Eyes’ “Don’t Go, Don’t Go” MV alongside Lee Se Na.

TV Series

Arang and the Magistrate (MBC, 2012)
Operation Proposal (CSTV, 2012)
Warrior Baek Dong Soo (SBS, 2011)
Flames of Ambition (MBC, 2010)
God of Study (KBS2, 2010)
You’re Beautiful (SBS, 2009) cameo
Queen Seon Duk (MBC, 2009)
The King and I (SBS, 2007)
The Legend (MBC, 2007)
Alien Sam (2006)
Sad Love Song (MBC, 2005)
Precious Family (KBS2, 2004)
The Immortal Lee Soon-Shin (KBS1, 2004)
Sweet Buns (MBC, 2004)
Love Letter (MBC, 2003)
Daddy Fish (MBC, 2000)

Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 4

 Soompi Weekly High Five – January Week 4

Worried you might have missed out any important news in the week of Korean entertainment? Get comfortable and ready to scroll as we go through the best news and articles of this week in music, drama, variety and fashion.

This is your Weekly High Five (Beta Version)!


1. Kara’s Nicole Quietly Goes to the U.S.A. to Prepare for Solo Comeback

2. Sasaeng Fan Sells EXO Members’ Underwear

Lyn Appears on Chinese Variety Show for the First Time

Lyn Appears on Chinese Variety Show for the First Time

Lyn has been fairly busy in recent times. She has appeared on various variety shows such as “Radio Star” and “Immortal Song 2.” Now she is expanding her activities overseas, appearing on a Chinese variety show for the first time.

On April 10, Lyn appeared at a recording at the Chinese channel “Zhejiang TV” for their show “I Love to Remember the Lyrics” as a Korean representative. The show first started airing 2007 and since that time, it has been a popular music show featuring various famous guests. Korean guests have also frequented the show in past years, with actor Jang Geun Seuk and Miss A appearing on the show during the last couple years.

"Yi Sun-sin is my teacher": admiral comes to life on comic book pages


The cover of Onrie Kompan”s graphic novel about Admiral Yi. In total, 33,000 copies of the constituent comic books have been sold in the U.S. (image courtesy of Onrie Kompan)

“People must understand that nothing is impossible. When you put your mind to something, you can achieve anything. Yi Sun-sin is a living testament to this belief”.So said Onrie Kompan, a 31-year-old U.S. comic book creator living in Chicago. He made the four-volume comic book miniseries “Yi Soon Shin: Warrior and Defender” about the life of Admiral Yi, as he was impressed with the military man”s story after watching a TV historical drama “The Immortal Yi Soon Shin” about the admiral when he was in college. A total of 12 comic books, all of it printed in color, have been published. The first series” graphic novel narrates the story of Admiral Yi who fought in the bloody war that began with the Japanese invasion of Korea in the late 16th century. The seventh series will be published in December.Some readers wrote in their reviews that the vibrant colors and the art work revived the hero from 400 years ago.

Exclusive: Fly to the Sky Celebrates 15th Anniversary with LA Concert

Exclusive: Fly to the Sky Celebrates 15th Anniversary with LA Concert


On November 29th, the famous R&B duo Fly to the Sky held a concert entitled Masterpiece of the Legends. The fantastic duo held the concert to celebrate their 15th anniversary since debut. Ballad singer Gummy was a guest at the concert which was held at the Pasadena Civic Center, outside of Los Angeles, California.

Before the concert started, Brian and Hwanhee held both a fan meeting and press conference. Fans had the opportunity to win raffle prizes, which included signed CD’s and even a trip to South Korea. Perhaps even more importantly, fans got the chance to shake hands or hug Brian and Hwanhee. The fan meeting also included and Q&A session with fans.

M.I.B's Kangnam, 4Ten, Tae Jin Ah & Ali To Perform At 55th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration In New York City

M.I.B's Kangnam, 4Ten, Tae Jin Ah & Ali To Perform At 55th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration In New York City


(Photo : M.I.B, Jungle Entertainment ) M.I.B”s Kangnam, 4Ten, Tae Jin Ah, and Ali will perform at KAAGNY”s 55th Annual Korean-American Day Celebration.

On Tuesday, January 13 the Korean American Association of Greater New York (KAAGNY) will present the 55th Korean Night and Day Celebration. M.I.B’s Kangnam, girl group 4Ten, legendary trot singer Tae Jin Ah, and female vocalist Ali are included in the performance lineup.

January 13 is Korean-American Day, as recognized by the United States Congress. The theme for the 2014 celebration of Korean-American Day was “Amazing Korea” while the 2015 theme will be “Greatest Generation.”

[HanCinema"s Drama Review] "Incomplete Life"


One would think this is an incredibly boring series. They would also be wrong. Yes, this drama lacks the tropes that come with most shows. No overly dramatic conflicts, no twists, no gimmicks. There is also no romance here, despite it being a Korean drama staple. How is it not boring then? Well that is simple. This is a well-written show with a good feel for what really moves and engages people beyond the mere satisfaction of raw emotional needs. It handles subjects people can relate to, rather than just fantasize over. And it does so through looking at people, rather than using them.

8 Non-Idols who Shined on Immortal Songs 2

8 Non-Idols who Shined on Immortal Songs 2

8 Non-Idols who Shined on Immortal Songs 2 Written by Thuy On January 14, 2015

There is no doubt that Immortal Songs 2 has really brought back the legends to life. The program is even more significant to international fans like us in the sense that we get to know more about other breath-taking Korean artists beyond the realm of idols. Today on Seoulbeats, we present to you what we think are the best performances by non-idol singers in the program. The only criteria for judging is that the performer must be able to make the audience go “woah” after watching them on the stage.

Son Ye-jin to star in Chinese movie Bad Guys

Son Ye-jin to star in Chinese movie Bad Guys

Actress Son Ye-jin is going to China to film a Chinese movie called “Bad Guys”.

“Bad Guys” is an action black comedy about a young Chinese man and his friends meeting a mysterious Korean woman in Jejudo. Son Ye-jin is that mysterious woman. This project is directed by Korean Kang Je-gyu and Chinese Fung Xiao Kang.

MS Team Entertainment says, “Kang Je-gyu“s action and humanity along with Fung Xiao Kang”s comical touch has the movie industry in high expectations. Full support will be given to them to create a masterpiece”.

B1A4′s Baro Talks about His Character and ′Angry Mom′ Co-Stars

B1A4′s Baro Talks about His Character and ′Angry Mom′ Co-Stars

B1A4′s Baro showed his determination for the upcoming drama, Angry Mom.

Appearing in MBC′s new drama, Angry Mom, Baro stated through MBC on March 12, “Because Angry Mom is a project I′m doing in a while, I′m very worried. I′m filming with a lot of fun and the atmosphere is great, so I′m grateful. I have good feelings about it.”

In Angry Mom, Baro will act as Hong Sang Tae, the son of CEO Hong. He pretends to be a model student, but actually holds the power to control even the class bully.

Yoon Eun Hye Expresses Embarrassment Over Acceptance Speech Mistake

Yoon Eun Hye Expresses Embarrassment Over Acceptance Speech Mistake

On October 20, Yoon Eun Hye posted on her Twitter, “News. I’m embarrassed about my mistake. Coming down the stairs, I was so nervous I forgot everything. My mind went blank.. But still, thank you to everyone who supported me. I’ll return it from a more humble place. The love I’ve received.”

At the 10th Anniversary Hallyu Awards that was held in Japan on October 19, Yoon Eun Hye was presented with the Korean Drama Excellence Award for the Female Actor category. While delivering her acceptance speech in Japanese, she completely forgot what she was saying, and was forced to resume reading her speech from her palm.

Choi Jin Sil

Choi Jin Sil

Name: 최진실 / Choi Jin-shil (Choe/Chae Jin-sil)
Chinese name : 崔眞實
Nickname: Miser
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1968-Dec-24
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 163 cm
Weight: 46 kg
Star sign: Capricorn
Blood type: O
Family: Divorced from baseball player Jo Sung Min. 2 children
Hobby: Swimming, Drawing
Education: Sun-Il Girls’ High School
Family: Brother/singer/actor Choi Jin Young and two children

Choi Seol Ri

Choi Seol Ri

Name: 최설리 / Choi Seol Ri (Choi Sul Li)
Also known as: Sulli
Real name: 최진리 / Choi Jin Ri
Profession: Singer, actress, MC, and model
Birthdate: 1994-Mar-29
Birthplace: Yangsan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Height: 167cm
Star sign: Aries
Talent agency: S.M. Entertainment
KPOP group: f(x)

TV Shows

To the Beautiful You (SBS, 2012)
Welcome to the Show (SBS, 2011)
Drama City (KBS2, 2007)
Vacation (SBS, 2006)
Love Needs a Miracle (SBS, 2005) cameo
Ballad Of Suh Dong (SBS, 2005)

Eugene Kim

Eugene Kim

Stage name: Eugene
Real name: 김유진 / Kim Yoo Jin (Gim Yu Jin)
Nickname: Panda
Profession: Singer and actress
Birthdate: 1981-Mar-03
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea (grew up in Guam)
Height: 160cm
Weight: 47kg
Star sign: Pisces
Blood type: A
Family: Husband/actor Ki Tae Young and one younger sister
Education: Sang Soo Elementary School, Agatha Johnston Middle School, JFK High School, K.F.S (Korean Foreign School)
Hobbies: Collecting albums and athletics
Specialty: Playing piano, drawing, writing, interior design and photography
Languages: Korean, English and Chamorro
Religion: Christianity (Protestant)
Kpop group: Singer of S.E.S

Go Doo Shim

Go Doo Shim

Name: 고두심 / Go Doo Shim (Ko Du Sim)
Profession: Actress
Birthdate: 1951-May-22
Height: 161cm
Star sign: Gemini
Blood type: A
Education: Jeju Girls High School

TV Series

Immortal Classic (Channel A, 2012)
If Tomorrow Comes (SBS, 2011)
The Peak (MBC, 2011)
Sparkling (MBC, 2011)
Please Marry Me (KBS2, 2010)
Merchant Kim Man Deok (KBS1, 2010)
Let’s Not Divorce (MBC, 2009)
Swallow the Sun (SBS, 2009)
Chunja’s Happy Events (MBC, 2008)
Kaikyo (NHK, 2007)
Kimcheed Radish Cubes (MBC, 2007)
Blissful Woman (KBS2, 2007)
The Snow Queen (KBS2, 2006)
How Much Love (MBC, 2006)
Seoul 1945 (KBS1, 2006)
The Youth in Bare Foot (MBC, 2005)
Best Mother (SBS, 2005)
Han River Ballad (MBC, 2004)
You are a Star (KBS1, 2004)
More Beautiful Than a Flower (KBS2, 2004)
Sweetheart (SBS, 2003)
Like a Flowing River (SBS, 2002)
Rustic Period (SBS, 2002)
Miss Mermaid (MBC, 2002)
Picnic (MBC, 2001)
Fox and Cotton Candy (MBC, 2001)
Legend (SBS, 2001)
Law of Marriage (MBC, 2001)
Virtue (SBS, 2000)
Mothers and Sisters (MBC, 2000)
Should My Tears Show (MBC, 1999)
Love and Success (MBC, 1998)
Daewongun (MBC, 1990)
Pa Mun (MBC, 1989)
Queen Inhyeon (MBC, 1988)
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow (MBC, 1984)

Ha Ji Won

Ha Ji Won

Name: 하지원 / Ha Ji Won
Real name: 전해림 / Jeon Hae Rim
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthdate: 1979-Jun-28
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 168cm
Weight: 46kg
Star sign: Cancer
Blood type: A
Family: Younger brother/actor Jun Tae Soo
Talent agency: Wellmade STARM
Education: Dan Gook University

TV Shows

The King 2hearts (MBC, 2012)
Secret Garden (SBS, 2010)
Hwang Jin Yi (KBS2, 2006)
What Happened in Bali (SBS, 2004)
Damo (MBC, 2003)
Days in the Sun (KBS2, 2002)
Life is Beautiful (KBS2, 2001)
Secret (MBC, 2000)
School 2 (KBS1, 1999)
Tears of the Dragon (KBS1, 1996)

Han Hyo Joo

Han Hyo Joo

Name: 한효주 / Han Hyo Joo (Han Hyo Ju)
Profession: Actress and Model
Birthdate: 1987-Feb-22
Birthplace: Cheongju, South Korea
Height: 170cm
Weight: 48kg
Star sign: Pisces
Blood type: A
Talent agency: Fantom Ent
Family: Younger brother
Education: Dong Gook University (Dramatics and Films department)
Hobbies: Singing, Watching Movies, Writing, Practice acting, Playing piano, Listening to music, Reading, etc.
Talents: Piano, telling fairy tales, writing, running, fencing
Religion: Christian
Discovered at a teenage beauty pageant in 2003

Han Ji Woo

Han Ji Woo

Han Ji Woo, former finalist of miss Korea 2007 joins Jungle Fish 2 Aug 23, 2010 Author: daiko | Filed under: korean drama

23 years old Han Ji Woo, former finalist of miss Korea 2007 pageant joins upcoming KBS1 drama Jungle Fish 2.
In Jungle Fish 2, Han Ji Woo will play lead character named Baek Hyo An , a wealthy high school girl.
This is Han Ji Woo debuts in drama series, previously she joined MBCblind date show “Sunday Night – Hot Brothers” and starred in some CFsuch as Aveda cosmetics and Nokia phones.

Han Ye Seul

Han Ye Seul

Name: 한예슬 / Han Ye Seul (Han Hye Seul)
Real name: Leslie Kim
Nickname: Barbie Doll
Profession: Actress and model
Birthdate: 1982-Sep-18
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Height: 166cm
Weight: 46kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: A
Education: Cerritos High School, Cerritos College (Computer Graphics degree)
Hobbies: Piano
Specialties: Singing and dancing
Languages: English and Korean
Religion: Christianity
Talent agency: SidusHQ