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), 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, and Rainbow Eyes, followed by The Client (2011), Mr. XXX-Kisser (2012), The Fatal Encounter (2014), and The Target (2014). 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).
Kim in April 2018
|Born||February 8, 1967|
Seoul, South Korea
|Other names||Kim Sung-ryoung|
|Height||1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)|
|Title||Miss Korea 1988|
|Relatives||Kim Sung-kyung (sister)|
|Beauty pageant titleholder|
|No. of films||16 (as of April 2018)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Seong-ryeong|
|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|
|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|
|2019||The Call||Seo-yeon's mother|||
|1992||92 Whale Hunting||Dumb waitress Chun-ja||KBS2|
|1993||Stormy Season||Lee Han-sook||MBC|
|Youth Theater||Oh Yoo-kyung||KBS2|
|Jo Gwang-jo||Park Gyeongbin||KBS2|
|1998||A Very Special Trip||SBS|
|The King and the Queen||Deposed Queen Lady Yun||KBS1|
|MBC Best Theater "Happy Ending"||MBC|
|King of the Wind||Princess Hwapyeong|
|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|
|This Is Love||Ahn Do-hae||KBS1|
|2002||Drama City "아줌마밴드 결성사건"||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|
|Miss 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|
|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||할 수 있는 자가 구하라||Kim Sung-ryung||MBC Every 1|
|The Chaser||Seo Ji-soo||SBS|
|The Heirs||Han Ki-ae|
|2015||Flower of Queen||Rena Jung/Jung Eun-hye/
|2016||Mrs. Cop 2||Ko Yoon-jung||SBS|
|Legend of the Blue Sea||Jang Jin-ok (Special appearance)|
|2018||Are You Human?||Oh Ro-ra||KBS2|
|The Beauty Inside||Special appearance||JTBC|
|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|
|1991||A Woman's Choice|
|1992||The Merchant of Venice||Portia|
|2014||Miss France||Fleur de Senlis/Martin/Samantha|
|1993||Joyful Afternoon with Park Se-min and Kim Sung-ryung||CBS-AM|
|1995||Music Salon with Kim Sung-ryung||MBC-FM|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|1988||32nd Miss Korea Pageant||Miss Korea - Jin||N/A||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||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)||Keys to the Heart||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Are You Human?||Nominated|
- 김성령 (1988 미스코리아 진). Miss Korea (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2014-02-20. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- Kim, Hyung-eun (4 June 2013). "Its luster lost, Miss Korea's crown now a relic". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- Kim, Kyu Hyun (15 August 2008). "Shadows in the Palace". OhmyNews International. Archived from the original on 27 February 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- 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.
- Cho, Jae-eun (25 May 2012). "Comedy King flatters as Sung Dong-il blabbers". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-01-18.
- 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.
- Cremin, Stephen (22 May 2014). "Chang and Kim Seong-ryeong on Target". Film Business Asia. Retrieved 2014-05-27.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- Yoo, Joo-hyun (13 May 2014). "Actress shares tips for success in later life". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-05-13.
- Kwon, Ji-youn (23 March 2015). "Angry Moms are back on screen". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-02.
- "YOUN Yuh-jung, HAN Ji-min and KIM Sung-ryoung Co-Star in New Family Drama". Korean Film Biz Zone. 13 September 2017.
- "Kim Joo-hyuk's energetic performance to be a factor in 'Believer'". The Korea Herald. 20 April 2018.
- [단독] 김성령, 영화 '콜' 출연 확정…박신혜 엄마 된다. Osen (in Korean). 3 October 2018.
- "Interview with Leading Actor and Actress of Yawang". Kofice. 5 March 2013.
- "From Miss Korea to glamorous policewoman". The Korea Times. 6 March 2016.
- "Are humans ready to fall for a robot?". Korea JoongAng Daily. 1 June 2018.
- "김성령, JTBC '뷰티 인사이드' 특별출연 (공식)". TenAsia (in Korean). September 6, 2018.
- Lee, Claire (15 May 2014). "Kim Sung-ryung returns to stage". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-08-13.
- Ki, Sun-min (2 September 2014). "Actress criticizes ageism in entertainment". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-09-07.
- 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.
- '제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개. iMBC (in Korean). 28 September 2018.