Koo Hye-sun

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Actress, Singer, Director (1984)
Wed Jan 25 2023
By   Binaya_22

Koo Hye-Sun is a famous South Korean actress and director. She is known for playing the role of Geum Jan-di in the classic Korean series Boys Over Flowers. Some of her other recognizable works are Angel Eyes, Daughter, and Take Care of Us, Captain.

The Seoul actress Koo also goes by the name Ku Hye-Sun and Goo Hye-Sun. She was rumored to have quit acting a few years back, but she was taking a break. She returned to the industry with the 2021 TV series, The Cathedral. 

Why Did Koo Hye-Sun Divorced Her Husband, Ahn Jae-Hyun?

Hye-Sun divorced her husband, Ahn Jae-Hyun, on July 15, 2020. Usually, celebrities keep their divorce matters private, but that's not the case with these two. She alleged that she left the relationship because her ex-husband wasn't faithful to her. 

Koo also claimed that Ahn would get drunk, call other girls suspiciously, and fight upon confrontation. He also passed rude statements about her body. Because of that, they decided to part ways. 

Koo Hye-Sun and Ahn Jae-Hyun are hugging each other in the picture with hill in the background.
Koo Hye-Sun and her ex-husband, Ahn Jae-Hyun (Source: Soompi)

The ex-pair Koo and Ahn first met in 2015 on the sets of the show Blood and fell in love with each other. The news of them seeing each other first broke on March 11, 2016, and they exchanged their wedding vows a few months later, on May 21, 2016.

By profession, Koo's ex-husband Ahn Jae-Hyun is a popular model turned actor in South Korea. His popular works include My Love From Another Star, Cinderella and the Four Knights, and Reunited Worlds.

What Is The Net Worth of Koo Hye-Sun?

Currently, Koo Hye-Sun has an estimated net worth of $12 Million. The popular Korean TV actress's wealth can be credited to her success as an actress and a musician. The biggest credit goes to the success of Boys Over Flowers

The money  Hye-Sun made from the iconic show is yet to be discovered. However, she has disclosed that she is still living off the show at the time of this writing.

Hye-Sun also has a business called Koo Hye-Sun Film. It was a production company established in 2011 and has produced some films, including the ones made by the actress.

Education Background

Hye-Sun took her formal education in arts, which landed her at the Sungkyunkwan University Seoul Institute of Arts. Her college education happened at this institute, one of the country's oldest colleges. Before joining Sungkyunkwan, she graduated from Bupyeong Girls' High School.

Koo Hye-Sun is in her school uniform as she poses in front of a bookshelf.
Koo Hye-Sun in her High School Days (Source: Soompi)

The details of what  Hye-Sun studied at the institute remain to be discovered. However, one known thing about her college days is that she was part of a band.

Previously Been Diagnosed With An Anaphylactic Allergic Reaction

Ahn Jae-Hyun's ex-wife, Hye-Sun, has been previously diagnosed with an Anaphylactic Allergic Reaction. She is in good health now, but this meant she was left with no choice but to leave the show You're Too Much. She was only part of the 2017 show for seven episodes. 

Actress Jang Hee-Jin replaced her character of Yoo Gina in the show You're Too Much. The allergy was severe, and she had to undergo treatment to recover. Luckily, she fully recovered from it and is doing fine today.

Career As An Author

Hye-Sun is involved in making music and loves to write. She has written Tango, Ku Hye-sun's The Story Behind the Making of "Magic," and most recently, Tears Are Heart Shaped.

The cover art has Korean text in red with Koo Hye-Sun's picture.
Koo Hye-Sun's novel Tango (Source: Love Minsun)

All of Hye-Sun's books have been a huge success. Her novel Tango sold more than 30,000 copies within a week of its release. Her 2019 release, Tears Are Heart Shaped, is also a best-selling book. It's safe to say she is a good writer, as people love to read her work.

Why Is Hye-Sun Called Ulzzang?

Hye-Sun has been nicknamed Ulzzang, and people in Korea call her by this name. You call someone who is good-looking, Ulzzang in South Korea. Many famous women in Korea go by this name today, but she is known as the earliest Ulzzang.

All k pop reports that Hye-Sun was one of the biggest celebrities in Cyworld, a popular South Korean social media website. Before she even made a name for herself as an actress, she was popularly known for her beautiful face. This is also one of the reasons why her modeling career took off.

A Brief On Koo Hye-Sun's Music Career

Angel Eyes actress Hye-Sun fell in love with music at a very young age. Even before she fell in love with acting, music was her priority. She was part of a vocal group in her college, but her music career started a bit late. 

Koo delayed her focus on her music career because she of her ongoing successful modeling career. She has released several albums, all of which have been a hit. Apart from her album, Breath: 3.

Koo's album Breath: 3 songs weren't much of a problem. However, the angry fans of her ex-husband, Ahn Jae-Hyun, stormed to give harsh ratings to the album when it came out. That was the reason Breath: 3 got such low ratings.

Besides the album Breath: 3, Koo has given a lot of hits. Some of her popular music include Happy, It's You, Marry Me, Floral Rain, and much more. The actress also made songs for her iconic TV show, Boys Over Flowers, featuring actors like Lee Min-Ho and Kim Hyun-Joong.

Hye-Sun's Philanthropy Works

Hye-Sun is a philanthropist who has been involved with numerous good causes. She has often donated money. She is associated with KARA (Korea Animal Rights Advocates) and has made tons of donations to the animal shelter.

KDrama Stars has reported that Koodonated all the money she received as a prize for winning at the International Short Film Festival to the school fund's campaign to help those kids who can't afford a good education due to financial problems. 

Hye-Sun was also thoughtful when she married her now ex-husband, Ahn Jae-Hyun. Instead of spending all the money on their wedding, she used it for a good cause as she donated that money to the Severance Hospital.

Career As A Director

Koo Hye-Sun not only loves to act but direct movies as well. She isn't popular for her directorial works compared to her acting works. However, her works are liked by her fans and a few film festivals where her film has been premiered.

The picture shows a kid running in the fields, with the tree next to him that has a ladder on it.
A scene from Koo Hye-Sun's film, The Peach Tree (Source: YG Entertainment YouTube Channel)

Hye-Sun debut in the directing world happened with a short film called The Madonna. The film was appreciated for its heavy theme as it dealt with a sensitive topic like Suicide. Some of the films she has directed are Magic, Fragments of Sweet Memories, and Daughter. Her directed film The Peach Tree was also the first film produced by her company Koo Hye-Sun Film.

Loves To Paint 

Ahn Jae-Hyun's ex-spouse, Koo Hye-Sun, loves painting and isn't ashamed to share her work with fans. Some of her works can also be seen in her novel Tango. She has organized numerous art exhibitions to show her work.

Hye-Sun does it because she likes doing it and not for the money. She has put up her paintings for auction, and the highest bid she has ever received is 50 Million won. But she didn't keep the money for herself. Rather decided to donate all of it.

 

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