Kim Hyang-gi

Kim Hyang-gi (born August 9, 2000) is a South Korean actress.

Kim Hyang-gi
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Kim in 2018
Born (2000-08-09) August 9, 2000 (age 19)
Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
EducationHanyang University[1]
Years active2003–present
AgentNamoo Actors
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Hyang-gi
McCune–ReischauerKim Hyangki


Kim began her career as a child actress,[2] and first appeared in the animal film Heart Is... alongside Yoo Seung-ho.[3] Thereafter she starred in melodrama film Cherry Tomato, which depicts the poverty-stricken life of an old man and his granddaughter.[4] One of Kim's earlier notable roles were in the drama film Wedding Dress where she played Song Yoon-ah's daughter.[5]

In 2013, Kim starred in the television drama The Queen's Classroom, which won her a Best Young Actress Award at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards.[6] Kim next appeared in Thread of Lies, a film adaptation of Kim Ryeo-ryeong's novel Elegant Lies about a willful girl seeking the truth behind her sister's suicide.[7] Her performance as a victim of bully won her the Best New Actress award at the Baeksang Arts Awards.

In 2015, Kim had a lead role in the Drama City television special, Snowy Road. The two-part drama series is about the "comfort women" in Korea under Japanese rule during World War II, and was later released as a film in theaters.[8][9]

In 2017, Kim starred in the web drama Sweet Revenge, which earned positive reviews and had over 11 million views online.[10] The same year, she starred in the fantasy blockbuster Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds.[11] The film was the second highest-grossing film in South Korea, and Kim won the Best Supporting Actress award at the Blue Dragon Awards. Kim subsequently reprised her role in the sequel of the film, Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days.[12]

In 2018, Kim starred in the drama film Youngju, playing a lonely girl whose environment has forced her to grow up too fast.[13] The same year, she was cast in the two-episode romance drama Drunk in Good Taste.[14]

In 2019, Kim starred alongside Jung Woo-sung in the drama film Innocent Witness. She earned positive reviews for her portrayal of a girl who suffers from a developmental disorder.[15][16] She also appeared in the youth drama At Eighteen alongside Ong Seong-woo.[17]



Year Title Role Ref.
2006 Heart Is... So-yi [3]
2008 Cherry Tomato Da-seong [4]
Girl Scout Yoon-yi [18]
Santamaria young Ho-kyung (cameo)
2009 Private Eye Byul-yi
2010 Wedding Dress Jang So-ra [5]
Troubleshooter Kang Soo-jin [19]
2011 Late Blossom street light kid (cameo)
2012 The Grand Heist Nan-yi [20]
A Werewolf Boy Sun-ja [21]
2014 Thread of Lies Cheon-ji [7]
2016 A Letter from Prison Kwon Dong-hyun [22]
2017 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds Duk-choon [11]
Snowy Road Choi Jong-boon [9]
2018 Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days Duk-choon [12]
Youngju Young-ju [13]
2019 Innocent Witness Ji-woo [23]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2007 Salt Doll Min Ha-na SBS [24]
Bad Couple Jo Yeon-doo [25]
Cruel Love Lee Mi-so KBS2 [26]
2008 Night After Night Kang Ji-yoon MBC [27]
2009 Hero Jin Sol [28]
2011 Pluto Secret Society Geum-sook EBS
2013 The Queen's Classroom Shim Ha-na MBC [6]
2014 Drama Special "You're Pretty, Oh Man-bok" Oh Man-bok KBS2 [29]
2015 Drama Special "Snowy Road" Choi Jong-boon KBS1 [8]
2017 Sweet Revenge Ho Goo-hee oksusu TV [10]
2018 Drunk in Good Taste Jung Choong-nam tvN [14]
2019 At Eighteen Yoo Soo-bin JTBC [17]

Music videoEdit

Year Song title Artist Ref.
2007 "Flying Girl" Magolpy [30]
2011 "Love Is Delicious" Wheesung [31]
2013 "Green Rain" SHINee [32]
2014 "Back" Infinite [33]
2020 "The Reason For My Spring" Paul Kim


Year Song title Notes
2010 "So-ra's Song" Track from Wedding Dress OST

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Bad Couple Nominated
2013 6th Korea Drama Awards The Queen's Classroom Nominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Won [34]
MBC Drama Awards Won[35] [36]
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Thread of Lies Won [37]
16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actress The Queen's Classroom, Thread of Lies Won [38]
23rd Buil Film Awards Best New Actress Thread of Lies Nominated
51st Grand Bell Awards Nominated
2015 KBS Drama Awards Best Young Actress Snowy Road Won [39]
2018 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds Nominated [40]
27th Buil Film Awards Popular Star Award Won [41]
39th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won [42][43]
Popular Star Award Won
18th Korea Youth Film Festival Most Popular Actress Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds, Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days Won [44]
2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress Innocent Witness Nominated [45]
28th Buil Film Awards Nominated [46]
39th Golden Cinema Film Festival Won [47]
19th Korea Youth Film Festival Most Popular Actress Innocent Witness, Youngju, Along with the Gods: The Last 49 Days Won [48]
39th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Actress Innocent Witness Won [49]
27th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards [ko] Best Actress in a Film Won [50]
2020 56th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated [51]


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  8. ^ a b "Comfort women TV drama to screen on Independence Day". The Korea Times. 18 January 2015.
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  13. ^ a b "A girl who grows up too fast falls in with the wrong clan: Actor Kim Hyang-gi's portrayal is central point of new film 'Youngju'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 12 October 2018.
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  35. ^ Award shared with Kim Sae-ron, Seo Shin-ae and Lee Young-yoo.
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