Naming it a “Shanghai Romance”, Korean news site STARNEWS reports that according to several officials, the actor-singer and actress spent a romantic time with each other, proving their sustained love relationship that has lasted for more than two years.
Kim then turned to film, starring in action fantasy epic The Restless (2006), Later that year, she starred in her first Japanese television drama Boku to Star no 99 Nichi, where her character is a Korean Wave star who meets an ordinary Japanese bodyguard and he somehow makes her fall head over heels in love with him.
In 2002, she starred in the short film Living in New Town and the sitcom Let's Go, followed by Screen and A Problem at My Younger Brother's House in 2003.
Kim rose to stardom in 2003 via her portrayal of the evil stepsister in the popular SBS TV series Stairway to Heaven.
In 1999, Kim moved to Seoul to attend college at the prestigious Seoul National University, where she became the president of the SNU Women's Ski Club.
In 2005, she graduated from SNU with a bachelor's degree in fashion design.