Kim Won-hee (born June 9, 1972) is a South Korean television presenter and actress. She began her career in acting, starring in television series such as Queen (1999), The Thief's Daughter (2000), Love Needs a Miracle (2005) and Don't Ask Me About the Past (2008), as well as the films Oh! LaLa Sisters (2002), Marrying the Mafia II (2005), Marrying the Mafia III (2006) and Swindler in My Mom's House (2007).[3][4][5][6][7] In recent years, Kim has become more active with variety and talk shows, notably Come to Play which she and Yoo Jae-suk hosted for eight years.[8][9][10]

Kim Won-hee
Born (1972-06-09) June 9, 1972 (age 50)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation(s)Television presenter, actress
Years active1992–present
AgentSky E&M[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Won-hui
McCune–ReischauerKim Wŏn—hǔi



Year Title Role
1992 An Unlikely Farewell (short film) Sook-yi
1994 The Man Who Cannot Kiss Yoo Mi-na
1996 Piano Man Doctor
1998 Extra Kang Bo-ra
2002 Oh! LaLa Sisters Jang Mi-ok
2003 North Korean Guys Woman at homestay (cameo)
2004 Father and Son: The Story of Mencius Piggy mother (cameo)
2005 Marrying the Mafia II Kim Jin-kyung
2006 Marrying the Mafia III Kim Jin-kyung/Park Jin-sook
Who Slept with Her? Jae-seong's mother (cameo)
2007 Swindler in My Mom's House Hye-ju

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1991 Mudongine House MBC
1994 The Moon of Seoul Ho-soon MBC
Way of Living: Woman Choi Yoon-na SBS
1995 Jang Hui-bin Queen Inhyeon SBS
LA Arirang SBS
1996 Wealthy Yu-chun Song Cho-won SBS
Im Kkeokjeong Hwang Woon-chong SBS
1997 Palace of Dreams Heo Mi-kang SBS
OK Ranch SBS
Miss & Mister SBS
1998 The Barefooted Youth KBS2
Hong Gil-dong Kim In-ok SBS
Eun-shil Yang Kil-rye SBS
1999 Queen Kang Seung-ri SBS
2000 The Thief's Daughter Kim Myung-sun SBS
2001 Honey Honey SBS
2005 Love Needs a Miracle Cha Bong-shim SBS
2008 Don't Ask Me About the Past Kwak Sun-young OCN
Things We Do That We Know
We Will Regret
(episode 4: "On a Night Sparkling with Stars") KBS2

Variety/radio showEdit

Year Title Network Role
1998-2001 Love for Three Days iTV
2001-2003 Hopeful Music at Noon MBC FM4U DJ
2002-2009 Mystery TV: Surprise MBC Host
2003-2005 Korea's First Period KBS2
2004-2012 Come to Play with Yoo Jae-suk
and Kim Won-hee
2005-2007 Afternoon Discovery MBC FM4U DJ
2006-2007 Hey Hey Hey - Season 2 SBS Host
2006-2008 3 Color Women Talk Show MBC Dramanet
2008-2009 Complaint Zero MBC
May I Sleep Over? MBC
2009–present Jagiya (Honey) SBS
Sold Out Women's Blog Story On
2010 Family Outing 2[11] SBS Cast member
2010-2011 He's Just Not That into You Mnet Host
2011 Diet Revenge E Channel
2011-2012 Art School Channel A
2012-2013 Chatter with Kim Won-hee[12] Story On
King of Anger Channel A
2013–present 살림 9단의 만물상 TV Chosun
2014 King of the Game JTBC
2015 Great Recipe: Let's Go to the Mart[13] KBS2
2020–present TV Loaded with Love Season 3 (TV는 사랑을 싣고)[14][15][16][17] KBS2
We Got Divorced TV Chosun
2021 Falling for Korea - Transnational Couples[18] MBN
2022 Groom's Class[19] Channel A
We Got Divorced 2[20] TV Chosun

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1996 SBS Drama Awards Netizen Popularity Award Won
2001 Excellence Award, Actress Won
2002 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award in Radio Hopeful Music at Noon Won
2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Im Kkeokjeong Won
2004 MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in a Variety Show Won
2005 Top Excellence Award in a Variety Show Won
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Female Variety Performer Come to Play Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Popularity Award in a Variety Show Won
2009 SBS Entertainment Awards[21] Best MC Won
2010 MBC Entertainment Awards[22] Special Award in a Variety Show Come to Play Won
2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards[23] Best Female Variety Performer Won
MBC Entertainment Awards PD Award Won
SBS Entertainment Awards Netizen Popularity Award Jagiya Nominated[24]
2014 SBS Entertainment Awards[25] Best MC Jagiya Won


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