Kim Hee-ae Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics, Biography, Family, Facts

Kim Hee-ae Quick Info
Height 5 ft 4½ in
Weight 48 kg
Date of Birth April 23, 1967
Zodiac Sign Taurus
Spouse Lee Chan-jin

Kim Hee-ae is a South Korean actor and model who is best known for having been cast in shows like Sons and DaughtersThe World of the MarriedHow Long I’ve KissedMy Husband’s WomanSecret AffairPerfect LoveSisters Over FlowersSecond To Last LoveA Woman’s HeartBeyond the MountainsForget TomorrowWifeLove and MarriageMidasPrecious Family, and others. In addition to that, she has also appeared in many movies including Moonlit Winter, The Hero Comes BackHerstoryThe VanishedThe 101st PropositionC’est Si Bon, My Love Jjang-gu, and Thread of Lies.

Born Name

Kim Hee-ae

Nick Name


Kim Hee-ae pictured during an event
Kim Hee-ae pictured during an event (PARKJAEHWAN.2019 / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Jeju City, South Korea


South Korean



Kim Hee-ae studied at Hyehwa Girls’ High School and it was there that she was discovered by the younger brother of one of her teachers. The man had been visiting the school by chance and worked for an advertising agency.

Later, she got enrolled at Chung-Ang University as a Theater and Film major. She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater and Film and also has a Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism.


Actor, Model


  • Siblings – She has an older sister.


Kim Hee-ae has been signed with YG Entertainment.



Kim Hee-ae smiling for the camera
Kim Hee-ae smiling for the camera (LG전자 / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)


5 ft 4½ in or 164 cm

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48 kg or 106 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Kim Hee-ae has dated –

  1. Lee Chan-jin (1996-Present) – She got married to Lee Chan-jin, CEO of the web portal DreamWiz, in 1996. The duo has been blessed with 2 sons.

Race / Ethnicity


Kim Hee-ae is of Korean descent.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Pierced ears

Brand Endorsements

In 1982, Kim Hee-ae was cast in a commercial for a school uniform brand.


Roman Catholicism

Kim Hee-ae as seen during an event
Kim Hee-ae as seen during an event (KIYOUNG KIM / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Kim Hee-ae Facts

  1. She was born in Jeju City and her family later shifted to Seoul.
  2. She made her acting debut in the film The First Day of the Twentieth Year in 1983.
  3. In 2012, Kim Hee-ae was cast as Yoon Seo-rae in the romantic drama television series How Long I’ve Kissed. This won her the 49th Baeksang Arts Award in the “Best Actress (TV)” category.
  4. She played Hyun-sook, a widowed single mother who is raising 2 teenage daughters while working at a big grocery store, in the 2014 drama film Thread of Lies. This marked Kim Hee-ae’s return to the big screen after a 21-year absence.
  5. She was one of 30 Catholic celebrities who appeared in the 2014 music video for the digital single titled Koinonia to commemorate Pope Francis’s visit to South Korea. It was the first time in 19 years that the pope visited Asia.
  6. Kim Hee-ae brought to life the character of Moon Jung-sook in the 2018 drama film Herstory. For this role, she was awarded as the “Best Actress” at both the 27th Buil Film Awards and the 2nd Korea China International Film Festival. She also bagged the 6th Marie Claire Asia Star Award for “Actress of the Year”.
  7. Alongside Yūko Nakamura and Kim So-hye, she co-starred as Yoon-hee in the 2019 film Moonlit Winter.
  8. In 2020, Kim Hee-ae co-starred as Ji Sun-woo, a doctor at Family Love Hospital who is happily married to aspiring film director Lee Tae-oh, in the family romantic thriller television series The World of the Married. This performance won her the 2nd Asia Contents Award for “Best Actress” and the 56th Baeksang Arts Award for “Best Actress (TV)”.
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