Ku Hye-sun (Hangul: 구혜선, born November 9, 1984 in Incheon, South Korea) is a South Korean actress, singer, and director. She gained popularity in the early 2000s as an ulzzang and with her lead role in Pure in Heart.

Ku is well known for roles in Boys Over Flowers, Angel Eyes, and Blood. She began directing in 2009 with the short film, The Madonna.


Early life

Ku Hye-sun was born on November 9, 1984 in Incheon, South Korea. She attended Bu Heung Middle School and graduated from Bu Pyeong Girls' High School.


Ku began appearing on the internet as an ulzzang in the early 2000s. She starting gaining fame with Pure in Heart (2006) and The King and I (2007). In 2009, she starred as Geum Jan-di in the megahit Boys Over Flowers with Lee Min-ho. The same year, she directed and wrote a short film titled The Madonna.

After the success of Boys Over Flowers, Ku continued appearing in dramas such as The Musical (2011), Absolute Darling (2012), Angel Eyes (2014), and Blood (2015). Ku has also directed three feature films, Magic (2010), The Peach Tree (2012), and Daughter (2014).

Personal life


Ku with Ahn at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards[1]

Ku confirmed on March 11, 2016 to have been secretly dating her Blood co-star Ahn Jae-hyun since April 2015.[2][3] In early April 2016, they announced their plans to marry in a small ceremony on May 21. Instead of a lavish wedding, they donated their wedding expenses to the pediatric ward of Sinchon Severance Hospital.[4][5]

The couple registered their marriage on May 20 and held a private ceremony the following day.[6] They were later spotted on their honeymoon in Japan.[7] In 2017, the couple appeared together on the reality show, Newlywed Diary.[8]

Selected filmography

Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2004 Nonstop 5 Hye-sun
Drama City - "Anagram" Nurse
2005 Drama City - "Everybody Cha Cha Cha"
Ballad of Seodong Eun-jin
2006 Pure in Heart Yang Gook-hwa
2007 The King and I Yoon So-hwa/Queen Jeheon
2008 Strongest Chil Woo Yoon So-yoon
2009 Boys Over Flowers Geum Jan-di
2010 Ku Cine Herself
2011 The Musical Go Eun-bi
2012 Take Care of Us, Captain Han Da-jin
Absolute Darling Guan Xiao Fei Taiwanese drama
2014 Heo Nanseolheon Heo Nanseolheon/Narrator Documentary
Angel Eyes Yoon Soo-wan
2015 Blood Yoo Ri-ta/Yoo Chae-eun
2017 You're Too Much Jung Hae-dang Episodes 1-6


Year Title Role Notes
2007 August Rush Girl on couch Cameo; American film
2014 Daughter San Also director and screenwriter


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