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Eugene Kim

Eugene korean actress
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Eugene Kim
Birth name Kim Yoo-Jin
Also known as Eugene, Yoo Jin
Born March 3, 1981 (1981-03-03) (age 30)
Origin Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupations Singer, Actress
Years active 1999–present
Labels PFull Entertainment
SM Entertainment

eugene kim

Birth name
Hangul 김유진
Hanja 金楢真
Revised Romanization Gim Yu-jin
McCune–Reischauer Kim Yu-chin
Kim Yoo-jin (Korean: 김유진, born March 3, 1981), professionally known in English as Eugene, is a singer, actress, and performer. She was a former member of a Korean female idol group called SES, popular in the late 1990s and early 2000s. She has released two solo albums and has gone on to star in dramas and movies and work as an MC in various shows and programs.

Early life

Eugene was born in Seoul, South Korea, but spent her childhood in Guam moving there after finishing elementary school. She returned to Korea with her mom and younger sister sometime in high school,and eventually graduated from Korea Kent Foreign School.[1]

Career start

By way of an audition tape, Eugene was able to be part of a music group for SM Entertainment in South Korea, even though she was still in Guam. Debuting in 1997, S.E.S. became one of the biggest Korean groups of all time, having the record for biggest selling album by a female group in Korea. While in S.E.S., Eugene became known for her beauty and was part of the reason why S.E.S. had many advertising contracts. In fact, for certain print campaigns (like for Korean cosmetics company Etude), Eugene had the leading role, being the focus of the advertisements.

Solo career

After the split of S.E.S. in 2002, Kim has appeared in four Korean dramas: Loving You, Save The Last Dance, Wonderful Life, and I Really, Really Like You. She has also appeared in commercials and advertisements, most notably for Korean cosmetics company Cathy Cat. In addition, she has released two solo albums. My True Style, her first album, has sold nearly 65,000 records and had one hit ballad, "The Best". Her second album 810303 sold a disappointing 19,000 copies. Although sales were low, Eugene still had a very successful single with "Windy", mostly due to her new "sexy" image (compared to her previous girl next door image). This song was performed on all the music video programs in Korea for many months, in addition to her second single. Promotions were stopped near the end of the year.
In 2007, she was one of the co-hosts of KBS's Happy Together: Friends, taking over from Lee Hyori, until the show was overhauled for a third season. Also, she has become part of the musical version of the film Innocent Steps.[2]
She also debuted as a film actress in Unstoppable Marriage (released on May 10, 2007).
In March 2008, it was announced that she would take the lead role in the drama Three Daddies and One Mommy, to be aired starting in April.[3]
In 2010, Eugene plays the role of an abused daughter and Kim Tak Goo's love interest in her new TV-Drama, King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo. She hosts the new Beauty-show, Get it Beauty on O'Live network in July.



























  • 1st album (2003): My True Style
  • 2nd album (2004): 810303




Year Film Role Broadcast
2002 Loving You Jin Da-rae KBS
2004 Save the Last Dance for Me Ji Eun-soo SBS
2005 Wonderful Life Jung Se-jin MBC
2006 I Really Really Like You Yeo Bong-soon MBC
2008 Three Dads With One Mommy Song Na-Young KBS2
2009 Creating Destiny Han Sang-eun MBC
2010 King of Baking, Kim Tak Goo Shin Yoo-kyung KBS2

Year Film Role
2007 Unstoppable Marriage Park Eun-ho
2008 Heartbreak Library Jo Eun-soo
Romantic Island Yoo Ga-young
2009 Yoga School Hyo-jung


* 2007 "Innocent Steps" CL Station (Seoul, White Rock Art Gallery from 03.29 to 07.01)

Entertainment (MC)

2002 SBS "on Saturday comes"
2003 KBS "namhuiseok, Eugene's Love Story"
2005 "Stone Lane annual concert live"
2005 KBS "Happy Together Friends"
2006 "Seoul Drama Awards," the eve of
2007 MBC "MBC AMERICA countries chukhasyo Memorial WE ARE ONE"
2007 "Dream Concert"
2007 "Asia Song Festival"
2008, "Pusan International Film Festival Premiere Asia Rising Star Awards"
2008 "Seoul Drama Awards"
2009 O'live TV "Living Beauty - Makeup of Eugene Diary Season"
2009 O'live TV "Living Beauty - Make-up Diary of Eugene, Season 2"
2010 O'live TV "Beauty Season 4 get It" (07.14 ~ on the air)
2010 "Asia Song Festival"

Books / Publishing

* 2009 "" Beauty Secret Eugene S>>, seeded paper (published 12/21/2009)


  • 1999 Korea's Best Dresser
  • 2002 KBS Drama Awards: Most Popularity Newcomer Actress "Loving You"
  • 2004 Republic of Korea War Video artist Photogenic Division
  • 2004 'Geonchi Artists' seniors experience chiwisaengsa
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress "Save the Last Dance for Me (TV series)"
  • 2005"Healthy Family Planning Research" appointed Goodwill Ambassador
  • 2005 PDMnet KM Music Video Festival, Special Selection
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards: Best Actress "Wonderful Life (2005 TV series)"
  • 2006 Department of Tourism Awards: Appointed Philippine'Tourism Ambassador
  • 2007 Al loved to collect an ambassador for the campaign
  • 2008 12th PiFan ambassador
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards: Excellence Actress Award King of Baking, Kim Takgu

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