Kim Su-an

Kim Su-an (Korean김수안; born January 27, 2006) is a South Korean actress. She debuted in the entertainment industry when she was five years old, and has since featured in films and television series, eventually gaining wider recognition with her role in the international hit film Train to Busan (2016).[1]

Kim Su-an
Kim Su-an promoting Train to Busan, May 2016.png
Kim in May 2016
Born (2006-01-27) January 27, 2006 (age 15)
Years active2011–present
AgentBlossom Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Su-an
McCune–ReischauerKim Su-an


2011–2015: BeginningsEdit

Kim debuted as an actress in the film Sorry, Thanks in 2011. Since then, she has become an in-demand child actress in both independent and big-budget films like Sprout (2013) Mad Sad Bad (2014) and Coin Locker Girl (2015).[2]

2016–present: Rising popularityEdit

In 2016, she gained wider recognition for playing the daughter of Gong Yoo's character in the box-office zombie hit Train to Busan. The same year, she signed an exclusive contract with talent management agency Blossom Entertainment.[3]

In 2017, she starred in the action film The Battleship Island, playing Hwang Jung-min's daughter. She was awarded the Best Supporting Actress award at the Buil Film Awards.[4] She also appeared in Along With The Gods: The Two Worlds (2017).



Year Title Role Notes
2011 Sorry, Thanks Bo-eun Segment: "My Younger Brother"
A Reason to Live Church kid
2013 Hide and Seek Baek Soo-ah
Sprout Bo-ri
2014 Mad Sad Bad Soo-min Segment: "Picnic"
Gyeongju Little kid
Whistle Blower Shim Soo-bin
Cart Min-yeong
Late Spring Song-i
Twinkle-Twinkle Pitter-Patter Onew Short film
2015 Coin Locker Girl Young Il-yeong
Memories of the Sword Goo-seul
The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's Tattoo Little kid
2016 Love, Lies Young So-yool
Kid, Tickling Kid Short film
Horror Stories 3 Girl Segment: "A Girl from Mars"
Sports Day Seung-hee
Train to Busan Soo-an
The Net North Korean flower girl
Moonlight Palace Hyeon Joo-ri Voice only
2017 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds Great King Teasan
The Mayor Yoon-hak
The Battleship Island Lee So-hee
The Mimic Soon-ja's older sister (voice) Special appearance
2019 A Little Princess Gong-joo
2021 Silence Cha Kyeong-min

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes
2015–2016 Mom MBC Ha-na
2016 The Cravings - Temple Stay Naver TV Cast
2021 Reflection of You Ahn Ri-sa JTBC [5]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2014 Busan International Short Film Festival Acting Award Sprout Won
Great Short Film Festival Great Actress Award Won
2015 2nd Wildflower Film Awards Best New Actress Mad Sad Bad Won
2016 BloodGuts UK Horror Awards Best Actress in an International Film Train to Busan Nominated
2017 1st The Seoul Awards Special Acting Award The Battleship Island Won
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Popular Star Award Won [6]
6th Korea Film Actors Association Awards Won [7][8]
26th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2018 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated [9]


  1. ^ Ehrlich, David (18 July 2016). "'Train To Busan' Review: This Electric Korean Zombie Movie Goes Off The Rails". IndieWire. Retrieved 2016-07-25.
  2. ^ "[기획S]'제2의 김유정-김소현은?' 빛나는 女아역 셋, 허정은-김수안-김환희". SPOTTV STAR. 2016-11-20.
  3. ^ "아역배우 김수안, 차태현-송중기-박보검과 한솥밥!…블러썸 엔터테인먼트에 둥지 틀었다". Aju News (in Korean). 2016-08-03.
  4. ^ "A TAXI DRIVER Tops Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 17, 2017.
  5. ^ Park Soo-in (March 10, 2021). "아역배우 김수안 '너를 닮은 사람' 출연, 고현정 딸 된다(공식)" [Child actor Kim Soo-an appears in 'People like you', becomes Ko Hyun-jung's daughter (official)]. Newsen. Naver. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
  6. ^ "A TAXI DRIVER Drives Off with 4 Blue Dragons". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 1, 2017.
  7. ^ "제6회 톱스타상, 수상자 절반이 불참...반쪽짜리 시상식 [종합]". Osen (in Korean). December 28, 2017.
  8. ^ "Top Star Awards for NA Moon-hee, LEE Jung-hyun, CHOI Min-shik and Hyun-bin". Korean Film Biz Zone. January 8, 2018.
  9. ^ "제23회 춘사영화제 5월18일 개최..홍상수·김민희 참석하나". Newsen (in Korean). May 3, 2018.

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