Kim Seul-ki also known as Kim Seul-gi (born October 10, 1991) is a South Korean actress who starred in many critically acclaimed dramas including Oh My Ghost (2015), Splash Love (2015), and The Guardians (2017). She is also a former cast member of tvN's entertainment show SNL Korea.

Kim Seul-ki
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Kim Seul-gi in August 2016.
Born (1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 31)
Busan, South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts
  • Actress
  • Comedienne
Years active2011–present
AgentNoon Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seul-gi
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŭl-ki


Hailing from Busan, Kim enjoyed making people laugh from an early age. According to an interview, during her third year of high school, she started to prepare for a career of professional acting, to overcome a broken heart. She eventually attended the Seoul Institute of the Arts, a leading university for arts and entertainment in South Korea. In 2011, she participated in a 30th anniversary memorial play on a college society called Venture to Meet (만남의 시도), with Jang Jin, a well-known film director. Months later in mid-2011, when Jang Jin was looking for cast members for the live comic variety show called SNL Korea, he recruited Kim as a cast member. While gaining support on this experimental live programme consistently, her popularity significantly increased, especially in the latter half of 2012.[1]

She is a member of both as so-called "Jang Jin's Division" (장진사단), a group of entertainers who have been influenced by Jang Jin, and part of his entertainment company called Film-it-suda (필름있수다).[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dong-haeng Soo-ah Independent films
Pyung Haeng-Sun Han Se-ah
2013 Horror Stories 2 Yoon Mi-ra Segment: Accident
2014 Miss Granny Ban Ha-na
Ode to My Father Yoon Kkeut-soon
2016 Mood of the Day Assistant Manager Hong Cameo
Take-Off 2 Jo Mi-ran
Lost in the Moonlight Darami Voice only
2017 Fabricated City Eun-pye
2019 Jesters: The Game Changers[3] Geun-deok
Present[4] Bo-ra VR film
2021 Romance Without Love Seon-bin's friend [5]
2022 Stella Yeong-mi [6]
Highway Family Ji-sook [7][8]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Heartstrings Musical member MBC
2012 21st Century Family Kim Seul-gi tvN
Drama Special Student KBS2 Episode: "The Whereabouts of Noh Sook-ja"
Drama Special: Another Wedding Han Ji-hye
2013 My Cute Guys Kim Seul-gi tvN
Infinite Power Kim Sol Naver
Pretty Man Dokgo Ma-te's high school teacher KBS2 Cameo (Ep. 1)
Reply 1994 Sseureki's cousin tvN Cameo (Ep. 14–15)
2014 Drama Special Kim Sa-rang KBS2 Episode: "I'm Dying Soon"
The Idle Mermaid Ahn Hye-young tvN Supporting role
Discovery of Love Yoon Sol KBS2
Drama Festival Gong Jwi MBC Episode: "A Resentful Woman's Diary"
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Heo Sook-hee Cameo (Ep. 1–4)
Oh My Ghost Shin Soon-ae tvN Main role
Splash Splash Love Jang Dan-bi MBC Main role
2016 Second to Last Love[9] Go Mi-rye SBS Supporting role
Love in the Moonlight Eunuch trainee KBS2 Cameo (Ep. 18)
2017 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo[10] Seul-gi MBC Cameo (Ep. 15)
The Legend of the Blue Sea Mermaid SBS Cameo (Ep. 20)
Three Color Fantasy: Romance Full of Life Fisherwoman MBC Cameo (Ep. 6)
Three Color Fantasy: Queen of the Ring Mo Nan-hee Main role
The Guardians[11] Seo Bo-mi Main role
2018 Drama Stage Seon-young tvN Episode: "All About My Rival in Love"
2019–20 Love with Flaws Kim Mi-kyung MBC Main role
2020 Find Me in Your Memory[12] Yeo Ha-kyung Supporting role
Hi Bye, Mama! Shin Soon-ae tvN Cameo (Ep. 10)
2021 Shh, Please Take Care of Him Bok Soo-hae olleh tv, Seezn, skylife Main Role [13][14]
Racket Boys Jang PD SBS Cameo (Episode 16) [15]
2022 Sh**ting Stars Happy tvN Cameo (Episode 2)[16]
The Law Cafe Han Se-yeon KBS2 [17]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2012 The Taste of Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Commentator and as a crew member
2011–13 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Cast member (Seasons 1–4)
2013 20's Choice Awards Mnet Moderator alongside Lee Min-woo and Jun Jin and acted on a music performance of Lee Hyori's Bad Girls with Ahn Young-mi during the show[18]
2017 I Live Alone MBC Ep 204
2019 Surfing House [ko] JTBC Main host[19]

Notable characters on SNL KoreaEdit


  • 2013: tvN Paik Ji-yeon's People Inside (백지연의 피플인사이드), interview of SNL Korea's crew, alongside Kim Min-kyo, Jeong Seong-ho, and Jeong Myeong-ok (Episode 353 on May 1)
  • 2013: tvN Active Talk Show: Taxi (현장토크쇼 택시), alongside Park Jae-beom (April 8)
  • 2013: Mnet Music Triangle (뮤직 트라이앵글), as singer and interviewee of a song "I Woke Up Because of You" (너땜에 잠이깨) (March 6)
  • 2013: SBS TV Entertainment Tonight (한밤의 TV연예), as "4 New-trendsetters of 2013" (February 27)
  • 2013: Mnet Wide Entertainment News (와이드 연예뉴스), as "Hidden card(highly anticipated entertainer) of the year 2013" (January 9)
  • 2012: EBS Mother-story: (어머니 전) Director Jang Jin and his mother, appeared during a preparation of Clumsy people with Kim Min-kyo (Episode 30 on September 28)



Year Title Role
2013 Tomorrow Morning Kat
2013–14 December: Unfinished Song Yeo-il
2014 Goong: The Musical Chae-kyung


Year Title Role
2011 Romeo Landing On Earth Mimi
2011–12 Return to Hamlet Yi-yeon
2012–13 Clumsy People Yoo Hwa-yi



Year Title Album Notes
2013 "Rude Girl" (발칙한 녀) She is Wow! OST Featured with Jay Park
"I Woke Up Because of You" (너 땜에 잠이 깨) My Cute Guys OST Featured with Go Kyung-pyo

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song title Artist
2013 "Bad Girls" Lee Hyori
"Thank You, Thank You" Ra.D

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star – Female SNL Korea and My Cute Guys Nominated
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Discovery of Love Won
MBC Drama Awards Best Actress in a Drama Short A Resentful Woman's Diary Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Discovery of Love and I'm Dying Soon Won
2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Miss Granny Nominated
Best New Actress Ode to My Father Won
51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Discovery of Love Nominated
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Actress Splash Splash Love Nominated
4th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Supporting Actress Oh My Ghost Won
Best Womance with Park Bo-young Nominated
tvN10 Awards Best Chemistry with Park Bo-young Won
Made in tvN, Actress in Variety Saturday Night Live Korea Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama Second to Last Love Nominated
2017 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Popularity Award Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama The Guardians Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Love with Flaws Nominated
2020 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Find Me in Your Memory Won

See moreEdit


  1. ^ SNL Korea - Yeouido Teletubbies's actress Kim Seul-gi (Korean), Kyunghyang Shinmun, December 19, 2012, Retrieved on January 7, 2013
  2. ^ "DC Interview with Kim Seul-gi (Korean), DC News, January 3, 2013, Retrieved on January 7, 2013".
  3. ^ "'Jesters' offers a comedic take on King Sejo's reign: A ruler concerned with his legacy gets help from his court".
  4. ^ "SHIN Ha-kyun, SUHO and KIM Seul-ki Accept HUR Jin-ho's PRESENT". Korean Film Biz Zone. September 9, 2019.
  5. ^ "'연애 빠진 로맨스' 전종서X손석구, 새로운 얼굴..스틸 12종 공개" ['Romance in Love' Jeon Jong-seo X Son Seok-gu, new face... 12 kinds of stills released]. Herald POP (in Korean). Naver. November 1, 2021. Retrieved November 3, 2021.
  6. ^ Yoo Byung-chul (April 4, 2022). "스텔라' 김슬기X고규필X이중옥X박영규X신신애, 탄탄한 조연 배우 라인업 화제" [‘Stella’ Kim Seul-gi X Ko Kyu-pil X Lee Jung-ok X Park Young-gyu X Shin Shin-ae, solid supporting actor lineup topic] (in Korean). Korea Economy TV. Retrieved April 4, 2022 – via Naver.
  7. ^ Lee Seung-mi (October 18, 2021). "[공식]라미란·정일우·김슬기·백현진, 영화 '고속도로 가족' 캐스팅…15일 크랭크인" [[Official] Ra Mi-ran, Jung Il-woo, Kim Seul-gi, and Baek Hyun-jin cast for the movie 'Highway Family'... 15 days crank-in] (in Korean). Sports Chosun. Retrieved October 18, 2021 – via Naver.
  8. ^ Kang Min-kyung (September 30, 2022). "[공식] 정일우, 라미란에 2만원 빌리는 가장…'고속도로 가족' 11월 개봉 확정" [[Official] Jung Il-woo, the most borrowing 20,000 won from Ra Mi-ran... 'Highway Family' to be released in November] (in Korean). Ten Asia. Retrieved September 30, 2022 – via Naver.
  9. ^ Jung Ahn-ji (May 23, 2016). "김슬기, SBS '끝에서 두 번째 사랑' 캐스팅...웹툰 작가 변신 (공식)". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  10. ^ '역도요정 김복주' 김슬기 카메오…"즐거웠다" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  11. ^ "MBC 측 "이시영·김영광·김태훈·김슬기·키, '파수꾼' 출연 확정" [종합]". Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  12. ^ "Kim Seul-gi Joins "Find Me in Your Memory"". HanCinema. January 23, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  13. ^ Shim Eon-kyung (March 26, 2021). "[단독]김슬기, '쉿 그놈을 부탁해' 여주인공 발탁". spotvnews (in Korean). Retrieved May 19, 2021.
  14. ^ Park Soo-in (May 20, 2021). "김슬기 송지은 이주우 '쉿! 그놈을 부탁해' 통쾌한 복수 대행 온다". Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved May 21, 2021.
  15. ^ Shin So-won (August 1, 2021). "라켓소년단' 이규형X김슬기, 차도남녀 특별 출연" [Racquet Boys' Lee Kyu-hyung X Kim Seul-gi, Chado Men and Women Special Appearance]. TenAsia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved August 1, 2021.
  16. ^ Choi Hee-jae (April 24, 2022). "'별똥별' 김슬기, 신인가수 변신…담배+욕설 '반전 이중생활'" ['Shooting Star' Kim Seul-gi, a rookie singer... Tobacco + profanity 'reverse double life'] (in Korean). Sports News. Retrieved April 24, 2022 – via Naver.
  17. ^ Jang Da-hee (April 14, 2022). "김슬기, '법대로 사랑하라' 합류…이승기X이세영과 절친 호흡" [Kim Seul-gi joins 'Love According to the Law'... Lee Seung-gi X Lee Se-young and best friend breathing] (in Korean). spoTV News. Retrieved April 14, 2022 – via Naver.
  18. ^ SHINHWA Lee Minwoo, JunJin, Kim Seul-ki to Host Mnet's "20's Choice" Tonight Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine, tenasia, July 18, 2013, Retrieved on July 18, 2013.
  19. ^ 조여정·송재림·김슬기·전성우 ‘서핑하우스’ 출연, 7월21일 첫방 [공식입장]. Newsen (in Korean). 2015-06-10.
  20. ^ Laugh and Enjoy a Satire of the Presidential Election, "Yeouido Teletubbies", Kyunghyang Shinmun, November 7, 2012, Retrieved on January 18, 2013.

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