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Other names  Kang Su-yeon
Hanja  姜受延
Occupation  Actress

Years active  1976–present
Name  Kang Soo-yeon
Hangul  강수연
Role  Actress

Born  18 August 1966 (age 49) (1966-08-18) Seoul, South Korea
Awards  Grand Bell Award for Best Actress
Movies and TV shows  Ladies of the Palace, The Surrogate Woman, Hanji, Come Come Come Up, Girls' Night Out
Similar People  Im Kwon‑taek, Lee Myung‑se, Jang Sun‑woo, Chung Ji Young, Im Sang‑soo

Revised Romanization  Gang Su-yeon

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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 and was one of the best known and internationally acclaimed stars from South Korea from the mid-1980s to the end of the 1990s.


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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 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 has a film industry. 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. 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. Kang actually got her head shaved on-screen in the scene when Sun Nyog became a nun. 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.

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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. 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 for Best Actress, she cut down her work in movies and took to acting in TV drama. Kang was invited to be a juror in the 5th Pusan International Film Festival in the year 2000.

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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. Her performance in the TV Drama as Jung Nan-jung enabled her to win the Performance Award awarded by SBS TV. 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. and become chairman of Busan Film festival


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