Born March 29, 1980 (1980-03-29)
Ulsan, South Korea
Alma mater Seoul National University
Years active 2001 – present
Relatives Lee Wan (brother)
Kim Tae-hee (Korean: 김태희, born March 29, 1980) is a South Korean actress from Ulsan. She is best known for her roles in the TV series My Princess, Iris, Love Story in Harvard and Stairway to Heaven.
Kim began her career in entertainment as a model and in television commercials. She rose to stardom via her portrayal of the evil stepsister in the popular SBS TV series Stairway to Heaven. Her other TV projects include the supernatural KBS series Forbidden Love and the SBS campus romance Love Story in Harvard. Both series were successful. For her performance in Forbidden Love, she was honored with the Best Female Newcomer award.
In 2009, she starred in the espionage television drama Iris with Lee Byung-Hun, one of the most expensive dramas ever produced. It was a critical and commercial success with an average rating of 30% and nearly 40% for the final episode.  It was the top rated program every week after it’s debut. She also starred in the film Grand Prix opposite Yang Dong-geun where she portrays a horse jockey who dreams of winning the Grand Prix championship.
After the success of Iris, she played the lead in the MBC drama My Princess alongside Song Seung-heon. My Princess began airing on January 5, 2011. She played Lee Seol, an ordinary college student who discovers that she is a princess.
She is also widely known and popular for her natural beauty and is considered “The Most Beautiful Korean Woman.”
Kim has an older sister and a younger brother. Her brother Lee Wan is also an actor and is making himself known through a series of dramas, including Swallow the Sun. Lee Wan worked with her on the drama series Stairway to Heaven, where he played her young character’s young older brother.
She graduated from Seoul National University with a major in Fashion Design. In middle school she had an average of ‘100′ for all subjects throughout her three years in middle school.