Kim Young-ran (actress)

Kim Young-ran (born August 19, 1956) is a South Korean actress.[1] Kim dropped out of Konkuk University in 1976 to pursue an acting career. She enjoyed her heyday as a leading actress in the late 1970s to the early 1980s, and continues to be active in supporting roles in television dramas until the present.[2]

Kim Young-ran
Born (1956-08-19) August 19, 1956 (age 64)
Years active1974-present
AgentPK Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-ran
McCune–ReischauerKim Yŏng-ran


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1978 Ok-nyeo Ok-nyeo MBC
Yeon-ji Yeon-ji MBC
Smile MBC
1979 Anguk-dong Lady Lady Hyegyeong MBC
White Dandelion MBC
1980 Country Diaries Second daughter Young-sook MBC
1981 Sae-ah MBC
Mischievous Milady Jeong Nan-jeong MBC
Angry Eyes MBC
1983 The Tale of Attendant Bae Ae-rang MBC
500 Years of Joseon:
The King of Chudong Palace
Queen Wongyeong MBC
1984 Diary of a Devoted Wife MBC
1985 500 Years of Joseon: The Wind Orchid Jeong Nan-jeong MBC
1986 Winter Flower MBC
1987 The Last Witness Son Ji-hye MBC
1988 Sand Castle MBC
1989 Winter Mist Hye-ryun MBC
Your Toast MBC
1990 500 Years of Joseon: Daewongun Cho-wol, lover of
Heungseon Daewongun
1991 Do You Know Eun Ha-su Yoon Ji-sun SBS
1993 Love That Can't Be Stopped Young-ok KBS2
1994 Han Myung-hoi Dowager Queen Insu KBS2
1995 Good Man, Good Woman KBS2
Always Blue Hearts Byung-hee's mother EBS
1996 Tears of the Dragon Queen Sindeok KBS1
Landscaping with My Wife KBS2
Eun Ha-su Sung-ja KBS1
Helpless Mom SBS
Under Seoul's Sky Woo Myung-sook MBC
1997 Yesterday Hong Kyung-ae MBC
Passionate Love KBS2
1998 As We Live Our Lives KBS2
1999 Roses and Bean Sprouts Kang Soo-ok MBC
Into the Sunlight Han Eun-ok MBC
2000 Look Back in Anger Shin Jung-hee's mother KBS2
Tough Guy's Love Moon Sung-ja KBS2
TV Novel: Dandelion KBS1
Novel: Admonitions on Governing the People Queen Jeongsun KBS2
The Golden Era MBC
2001 Ladies of the Palace Jeong Nan-jeong's mother SBS
My Heart's Jewelry Box Park Eun-shil MBC
Four Sisters Yeo-jin, Dr. Jung's wife MBC
2002 Sweet Home Young-shil MBC
Orange Kim Young-ran SBS
Ice Flower Choi Do-ran SBS
Jang Hui-bin Princess Sukan KBS2
2003 The Bean Chaff of My Life Gu Sook-hee MBC
Swan Lake Heo Young-ae MBC
Something About 1% Jung Mi-jung MBC
Pretty Woman Hong Hyang-sook MBC
2004 Beautiful Temptation Kang Min-woo's mother KBS2
Island Village Teacher Jang Jae-doo's mother SBS
Save the Last Dance for Me Ms. Park SBS
2005 5th Republic Rhee Soon-ja MBC
Autumn Shower Kang Hyung-sook MBC
Dear Heaven Bong Eun-ji SBS
2006 A Woman's Choice Ji Sun-young KBS2
2007 Moon Hee Bang Sook-hee MBC
2008 Aster Jung Soo-hee MBC
White Lie Joo Ae-sook MBC
2009 Queen of Housewives Chun Ji-ae's mother MBC
Two Wives Oh Dal-ja SBS
2010 Pink Lipstick Jung Hae-shil MBC
Three Sisters Madam Tu SBS
Life Is Beautiful Kyung-soo's mother SBS
2011 Drama Special "Hair Show" Jin Kang-hye KBS2
Pit-a-pat, My Love Im Jin-sook KBS2
2012 My Husband Got a Family Han Man-hee KBS2
Yellow Boots Han Kyung-sook tvN
The Sons[3] Mrs. Jung MBC
It Was Love Kim Myung-ja MBC
2013 Crazy Love Go Yoo-jung tvN
Princess Aurora Lee Anna MBC
Who Are You? Park Eung-joon's mother
(guest, episodes 3-4)
Hold My Hand Kang Ae-soon MBC
2014 12 Years Promise Yeo Sam-sook jTBC
Apgujeong Midnight Sun[4] Oh Dal-ran MBC
2016 The Love is Coming Yang Bok-soon SBS


Year Title Role
1974 Bridge of Death
1976 I Want to Give You
1977 A Young Man Aware of Gwanghamun Well
The Virgin's Castle
1978 Woman Walking on Asphalt Nam-soon
Two Minus Three
1979 Muldori Village
The Rain at Night Ga-hee
A Single Woman
1980 The Man to Be Forgotten
Male Housekeeper
Love Me Once Again Despite Hatred '80
Two Women
1981 Goodbye Daddy '81
1985 The Singing Tramp of Last Year
1991 Cafe Girl
1993 To the Starry Island
2013 Norigae Go Da-ryung's mother

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network
1981 Kim Young-ran's Dish of the Day MBC
1999 Kim Young-ran's Affordable Money Tech KBS2


Year Title Publisher
1997 Kim Young-ran's Money Tech Lecture Series The Dong-a Ilbo
1998 Kim Young-ran's Housewife Economics Golden Bough Books

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1977 Hyundai Society of Film Critics Awards Best New Actress The Virgin's Castle Won
16th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Won
1979 25th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Muldori Village Won
1980 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won
1981 17th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Mischievous Milady Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won


  1. ^ "김영란" [Kim Young-ran]. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  2. ^ Jeong, Yun-seok (11 May 2007). "탤런트 김영란 VS 탤런트 김현주: 세월이 느껴지지 않는 아름다움~" [TV actress Kim Young-ran vs. TV actress Kim Hyun-joo: Beauty that remains untouched by the years]. Woman Donga (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-05-26.
  3. ^ "Rascal Sons Kim Yeong-ran see's Lee Seong-jae's marriage partner". Hancinema. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-21.
  4. ^ "Apgujeong Midnight Sun Baek Ok-dam kisses RUN". Hancinema. 6 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-21.

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