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Kim in 2013
July 7, 1989
Mapo, Seoul, South Korea
|Agent||King Kong by Starship|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Beom|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Sang-beom|
Kim Sang-bum (Hangul: 김상범; Hanja: 金尚汎; born July 7, 1989), known professionally as Kim Bum (alternatively Kim Beom), is a South Korean actor, dancer, singer and model. He is best known for his television roles as F4 member So Yi-jung in Boys Over Flowers (2009), guardian angel Lee Gook-soo in Padam Padam (2011), villainous CEO Lee Ro-joon in Mrs. Cop 2 (2016), half-blood gumiho Lee Rang in Tale of the Nine Tailed (2020), and Han Joon Hwi in Law School (2021).
Early life and education
Kim Sang-beom was born in Seoul, South Korea on July 7, 1989. He attended Chung-ang University, majoring in Film and Theater.
Kim joined the "Survival Star Audition", and was placed 6th out of hundreds of contestants. However, because he was under 20, he could not proceed in the competition. "Survival Star Audition" opened many opportunities for Kim, and he received multiple roles in television series. Kim made his acting debut in the sitcom High Kick!.
2008–2011: Rising popularity
Kim first gained recognition for his scene-stealing role in MBC's anniversary drama East of Eden, winning the Netizen Popularity Award at the Korea Drama Awards. He rose to prominence in 2009 after playing the role of So Yi-jung in the hit drama Boys Over Flowers. He achieved further recognition with his supporting role in fantasy melodrama Padam Padam (2011), written by Noh Hee-kyung.
2012–2015: Solo debut and overseas activities
Kim released his first studio album, Hometown, on June 20, 2012. He performed his first solo concert, Kim Beom Japan Live 2012, at the Stellar Ball in Tokyo's Shinagawa Prince Hotel.
In 2013, Kim reunited with Noh in romance melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013). He made his Chinese film debut in Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon directed by Tsui Hark, which became one of the highest grossing Chinese films of the year. He then starred in the thriller Miracle Hands by Kwon Ho-young. The same year, he took on his first historical drama Goddess of Fire which co-stars Moon Geun-young.
In 2014, Kim was cast in his first Chinese television drama V Love, also known as the Chinese version of Gossip Girls. Kim subsequently starred in two Chinese films; romantic comedy Lovers & Movies and suspense film The Beloved.
2015–present: Comeback to Korea
Kim made his small-screen comeback in tvN's crime thriller Hidden Identity in 2015. He starred in another crime thriller Mrs. Cop 2, and earned praise for his portrayal of a villain.
In 2018, Kim appeared in Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead, the third installment in the comedy-mystery Detective K film series, marking his return to Korean cinemas after four years.
In 2020, he starred in the fantasy drama Tale of the Nine Tailed alongside Lee Dong-wook and Jo Bo-ah.
In 2021, he starred in legal drama Law School.
On June 30, 2021, Kim was for cast for the series Ghost Doctor, acting alongside Rain.
In February 2012, Kim's agency announced that he was suffering from degenerative arthritis due to the dramatic weight-loss he experienced after training for his role in the JTBC cable drama Padam Padam.
Kim is close friends with fellow actors Lee Min-ho and Jung Il-woo.
It was revealed on November 1, 2013, that Kim was dating his Goddess of Fire co-star, Moon Geun-young. On May 15, 2014, media outlets reported that they had ended their 7-month-long relationship. Agencies of both actors confirmed the news stating: "They did break up not too long ago but have decided to remain good friends and supportive colleagues".
On March 29, 2018, it was confirmed that Kim is in a relationship with actress Oh Yeon-seo. However, after a few months of dating they were reported to have parted ways.
|Death Bell||Kang Hyeon|
|2013||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon||Yuan Zhen|
|The Gifted Hands||Kim Joon|
|Hello Seoul||Kim Kyung-woo||Promotional web short film
produced for MIOGGI Hong Kong
|2015||Lovers and Movies||Lin Jun|
|The Beloved||Jiang Suying|
|2018||Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead||Cheon-moo|
|2006||Rude Women||Jeong Hyeon-jun|
|Unstoppable High Kick||Kim Bum|
|2008||East of Eden||Lee Dong-cheol (15 years old)|
|2009||Boys Over Flowers||So Yi-jung|
|High Kick Through the Roof||Ja-ok's nephew||Cameo (episode 72)|
|2010||The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry||Ha Min-jae|
|Haru: An Unforgettable Day in Korea||Photographer||Produced by the Korea National Tourism Organization.|
|2011||Padam Padam||Lee Gook-soo|
|2012||High Kick 3||Cameo (episode 108)|
|2013||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Park Jin-sung|
|Goddess of Fire||Kim Tae-do|
|2014||The Micro Era of Love||Ou Hui|
|2015||Hidden Identity||Cha Gun-woo|
|2016||Mrs. Cop 2||Lee Ro-joon|
|2020||Tale of the Nine Tailed||Lee Rang|
|2021||Law School||Han Joon-hwi|
|Ghost Doctor||Go Seung-tak|
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Christmas Eve's Sky (聖夜の空)||
Awards and nominations
|2007||1st Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Best Couple Award with Kim Hye-sung||Unstoppable High Kick||Won|
|2008||2nd Korea Drama Awards||Netizen Popularity Award||East of Eden||Won|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|3rd Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Male Drama Star||Boys Over Flowers||Nominated|
|Andre Kim Best Star Awards||Male Star Award||N/A||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Boys Over Flowers||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award||Dream||Won|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Film)||The Gifted Hands||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2016||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Mrs. Cop 2||Nominated|
|Forbes||2010||Korea Power Celebrity||24th|
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