Kim Sung-ryung

Kim Sung-ryung
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Kim in April 2018
Born (1967-02-08) February 8, 1967 (age 55)
Seoul, South Korea
Other namesKim Sung-ryoung
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Lee Ki-soo
(m. 1996)
RelativesKim Sung-kyung (sister)
Beauty pageant titleholder
TitleMiss Korea 1988
No. of films16 (as of April 2018)
Years active1988–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seong-ryeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŏngryŏng

Kim Sung-ryung (born February 8, 1967) is a South Korean actress. After winning the Miss Korea beauty pageant in 1988 (she later represented her country at the Miss Universe 1989 pageant),[1][2] Kim began her career as a reporter on KBS's showbiz news program Entertainment Weekly. In 1991, she made a memorable film acting debut in Kang Woo-suk's Who Saw the Dragon's Claws?, though she became more active in television in the next decade. She returned to the big screen in 2007, with notable supporting roles in Shadows in the Palace,[3] and Rainbow Eyes,[4] followed by The Client (2011), Mr. XXX-Kisser (2012),[5] The Fatal Encounter (2014),[6] and The Target (2014).[7][8] As she entered her forties, Kim also became known for the television dramas You're Beautiful (2009), The Chaser (2012), Yawang (2013), The Heirs (2013), and Flower of Queen (2015).[9][10][11][12]



Year Title Role Notes
1991 Who Saw the Dragon's Claws? Kim Ji-won
1992 A Room in the Woods Mi-yang
2007 Shadows in the Palace Court lady inspector
Rainbow Eyes Lee Hye-seo
2008 Our School's E.T. School board director Lee
2010 The Servant Wol-mae
71: Into the Fire Oh Jang-beom's mother
2011 The Client Kang Sung-hee's paralegal / office manager
2012 The Suck Up Project: Mr. XXX-Kisser Ye-ji
The Ugly Duckling Nak-man's mother
Code Name: Jackal Angela
2014 The Target Jung Young-joo
The Fatal Encounter Lady Hyegyeong
2016 Will You Be There? Yeon-ah Special appearance
2018 Keys to the Heart Madam Hong Special appearance[13]
Believer Oh Yeon-ok [14]
2020 The Call Seo-yeon's mother [15]

Television series[]

Year Title Role Network
1992 92 Whale Hunting Dumb waitress Chun-ja KBS2
Sunrise KBS1
1993 Stormy Season Lee Han-sook MBC
Youth Theater Oh Yoo-kyung KBS2
1996 Mountain Mi-ok MBC
Jo Gwang-jo Park Gyeongbin KBS2
1998 A Very Special Trip SBS
The King and the Queen Deposed Queen Lady Yun KBS1
Winners Yoo-ri SBS
MBC Best Theater "Happy Ending" MBC
King of the Wind Princess Hwapyeong
Paper Crane Min-sook KBS2
2000 Juliet's Man Mi-ra SBS
MBC Best Theater "Summer Vacation" OB/GYN doctor Yoon-soo MBC
Novel: The Mind of Governing the People Gisaeng from Bian KBS2
Gibbs' Family Yeom Kyung-ok SBS
2001 Empress Myeongseong Michiko KBS2
This Is Love Ahn Do-hae KBS1
2002 Drama City "Ahjumma Band Formation Case" Seong-mi KBS2
2003 Age of Warriors Mu-bi KBS1
Garden of Eve Baek Ji-ae SBS
2004 Span Drama "The Snow Queen" The Snow Queen MBC
MBC Best Theater "My Mom Is a Superwoman" Woo-jung
Ms. Kim's Million Dollar Quest Seo Woo-kyung SBS
MBC Best Theater "Perfect Roommate" Lee Soo-jung MBC
Count of Myeongdong Kim Hyun-kyung EBS
2005 Don't Worry Jo Mi-yeon KBS2
2006 My Love Dal-ja Kang Nan-hee SBS
2007 Hometown Over the Hill Jeon Se-kyung KBS1
Good Day to Love Kim Hyo-jin SBS
How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor Jung Mi-hee
2008 King Sejong the Great Kim Hyobin KBS1
Iljimae Dan-yi SBS
2009 Ja Myung Go Mo Ha-so
Soul Ha-na and Doo-na's mother MBC
You're Beautiful Mo Hwa-ran SBS
2010 Definitely Neighbors Kang Mi-jin
Stormy Lovers Chae Woo-hee MBC
2011 What's Up? Ha In-young MBN
Padam Padam Jung Ji-na's mother JTBC
2012 Find Someone Who Can Kim Sung-ryung MBC Every 1
Syndrome Oh Eun-hee jTBC
The Chaser Seo Ji-soo SBS
2013 Yawang[16] Baek Do-kyung
The Heirs Han Ki-ae
2015 Flower of Queen Rena Jung/Jung Eun-hye/
Lee Soo-jung
2016 Mrs. Cop 2[17] Ko Yoon-jung SBS
The Legend of the Blue Sea Jang Jin-ok (Special appearance)
2018 Are You Human?[18] Oh Ro-ra KBS2
The Beauty Inside[19] Special appearance JTBC
2021 Political Fever Lee Jeong-eun[20][21] wavve
2022 Kill Heel Bae Ok-seon[22] tvN
2022 Love to Hate You [23] Netflix

Variety show[]

Year Title Network Notes
1988 Entertainment Weekly KBS2
1991 Delightful Studio MBC
1995 명사가요 초대석 MBC
2013 Woman Show Story On
2014 My Tutor Friend MBC Regular member
2018 Law of the Jungle in Patagonia SBS Second-half cast member
2020 I Am a Survivor tvN Regular member
2021 Woman Plus SBS FiL Host [24]


Year Title Role
1991 A Woman's Choice
1992 The Merchant of Venice Portia
2005 Art Kyung-sook
2008-2009 Melodrama Kang Yoo-kyung
2014 Miss France[25][26] Fleur de Senlis/Martin/Samantha

Radio program[]

Year Title Station
1993 Joyful Afternoon with Park Se-min and Kim Sung-ryung CBS-AM
1995 Music Salon with Kim Sung-ryung MBC-FM

Awards and nominations[]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1988 32nd Miss Korea Pageant Miss Korea - Jin Won
1991 27th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Who Saw the Dragon's Claws? Won
2nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Won
29th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Won
1993 14th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress A Room in the Woods Nominated
1999 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress The King and the Queen Won
2000 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Juliet's Man Won
2002 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Empress Myeongseong Won
2008 45th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Shadows in the Palace Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Special Iljimae Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress King Sejong the Great Nominated
2012 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries The Chaser Won
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Yawang Nominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Acting Award, Actress Won
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Drama Special[27] The Heirs Won
2014 23rd Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Target Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Variety Show My Tutor Friend Won
2015 4th APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Flower of Queen Nominated
2016 SBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Mrs. Cop 2 Nominated
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Genre Drama Nominated
K-Wave Star Award Nominated
Top 10 Stars Award Won
2018 2nd The Seoul Awards Best Supporting Actress (Film)[28] Keys to the Heart Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Are You Human? Nominated
2022 20th Director's Cut Awards[29] Best Actress in series Political Fever Nominated
1st Blue Dragon Series Awards [30] Best Leading Actress Nominated


  1. ^ 김성령 (1988 미스코리아 진). Miss Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  2. ^ Kim, Hyung-eun (4 June 2013). "Its luster lost, Miss Korea's crown now a relic". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  3. ^ Kim, Kyu Hyun (15 August 2008). "Shadows in the Palace". OhmyNews International. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  4. ^ Min, Yong-joon (8 January 2008). "MOVIST" 불혹에 찾아온 두번째 반전, <가면> 김성령 (in Korean). Archived from the original on 27 December 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  5. ^ Cho, Jae-eun (25 May 2012). "Comedy King flatters as Sung Dong-il blabbers". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  6. ^ Chung, Joo-won (11 May 2014). "Kim Sung-ryeong okayed her role in Fatal Encounter partly for Hyun Bin". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  7. ^ Cremin, Stephen (22 May 2014). "Chang and Kim Seong-ryeong on Target". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
  8. ^ Hwang, Hee-yeon; Kim, Hyung-seok (17 October 2014). "10 Scene Stealers⑦ - KIM Sung-ryeong: Shining in Her 40s with Emotional Charisma". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  9. ^ Lee, Eun-ah (13 December 2012). "Kim Sung-ryoung Shows off at Beauty Mnet's Music Awards". Hancinema. "I am a regular plutocrat madam" Kim Sung-ryung
  10. ^ Jung, Jin-young (6 December 2013). "Super Junior's Heechul Thinks Kim Sung Ryoung is Prettier than Jun Ji Hyun". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on 8 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  11. ^ Yoo, Joo-hyun (13 May 2014). "Actress shares tips for success in later life". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
  12. ^ Kwon, Ji-youn (23 March 2015). "Angry Moms are back on screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
  13. ^ "YOUN Yuh-jung, HAN Ji-min and KIM Sung-ryoung Co-Star in New Family Drama". Korean Film Biz Zone. 13 September 2017.
  14. ^ "Kim Joo-hyuk's energetic performance to be a factor in 'Believer'". The Korea Herald. 20 April 2018.
  15. ^ [단독] 김성령, 영화 '콜' 출연 확정…박신혜 엄마 된다. Osen (in Korean). 3 October 2018.
  16. ^ "Interview with Leading Actor and Actress of Yawang". Kofice. 5 March 2013.
  17. ^ "From Miss Korea to glamorous policewoman". The Korea Times. 6 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Are humans ready to fall for a robot?". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 June 2018.
  19. ^ "김성령, JTBC '뷰티 인사이드' 특별출연 (공식)" [Kim Seong-ryeong to make a special appearance on JTBC's 'Beauty Inside' (official)]. TenAsia (in Korean). September 6, 2018.
  20. ^ Tae Yu-na (March 11, 2021). "김성령, 문체부 장관 된다…'이렇게 된 이상 청와대로 간다' 출연 [공식]" [Kim Seong-ryeong to become Minister of Culture... Appeared in 'I'm going to the Blue House' [Official]]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Retrieved March 11, 2021 – via Naver.
  21. ^ Kim Myung-mi (October 7, 2021). "청와대로 간다' 김성령-배해선-백현진-이학주, 범접 불가 포스 공개" [Going to the Blue House' Kim Seong-ryeong-Bae Hae-seon-Baek Hyun-jin-Lee Hak-joo, unveiling the impossible force]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2021 – via Naver.
  22. ^ Ahn Yoon-ji (November 10, 2021). "김성령, tvN '킬힐' 주인공 출연..김하늘과 호흡[공식]" [Kim Seong-ryeong, tvN's 'Kill Hill' starring... Breathing with Kim Ha-neul [Official]] (in Korean). Star News. Retrieved November 15, 2021 – via Naver.
  23. ^ Park Jin-young (January 26, 2022). "김성령, '킬힐' 이어 '연애대전' 합류…연기 열일" [Kim Seong-ryeong joins 'Love War' after 'Kill Hill'... ten days of smoke]. JoyNews24 (in Korean). Retrieved January 26, 2022.
  24. ^ Kim Min-ji (May 11, 2021). "김성령·박효주·장영란·김민정·조이현, '여자플러스4' 라인업 완성…27일 첫방". News 1 (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved May 11, 2021.
  25. ^ Lee, Claire (15 May 2014). "Kim Sung-ryung returns to stage". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
  26. ^ Ki, Sun-min (2 September 2014). "Actress criticizes ageism in entertainment". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
  27. ^ Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Lee Bo-young Grabs 1st Top Prize at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
  28. ^ '제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개. iMBC (in Korean). 28 September 2018.
  29. ^ Noh Kyu-min (February 9, 2022). "[공식] 제20회 디렉터스컷 어워즈, 24일 개최…'오겜' 'D.P.' '지옥' 노미네이트" [[Official] The 20th Director's Cut Awards, held on the 24th... 'Ogem' 'D.P.' 'Hell' nomination] (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved February 9, 2022 – via Naver.
  30. ^ Moon Ji-yeon (July 6, 2022). "제1회 청룡시리즈어워즈 후보 공개..'오징어 게임'·'SNL코리아' 최다노미" [The 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards nominees revealed.. Most Nominees for 'Squid Game' and 'SNL Korea'] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved July 6, 2022 – via Naver.

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