Nam Gi-ae (Korean:남기애; born on 13 September 1961)[1] is a South Korean actress in Chung-Ang University, Department of Theater and Film.[2] She made her acting debut in 1998, since then, she has appeared in number of plays, films and television series. She is known for her supporting roles in Suspicious Partner (2017), Flower of Evil (2020), and Now, We Are Breaking Up (2021). She has acted in films such as: The Merciless (2017) and High Society (2018) among others.[3]

Nam Gi-ae
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Nam Gi-ae in March 2019
Born (1961-09-13) 13 September 1961 (age 61)
Other names
  • Nam Ki-ae
  • Nam Nam-ae
  • Actress
  • Theater actor
Years active1998–present
AgentAce Factory
Nam Gi-ae
Revised RomanizationNam Giae
McCune–ReischauerNam Kiae


Nam Gi-ae is affiliated to artist management company Ace Factory since 2019. She made her acting debut in plays in 1998 and her TV series debut in 2015 in All About My Mom. Since then she has appeared in supporting roles in Oh My Venus (2015), Descendants of the Sun, Another Miss Oh , and MBC TV's fantasy comedy W (2016). In 2017, she got recognition by appearing in KBS's mystery comedy Ms. Perfect, Suspicious Partner, and JTBC's melodrama Rain or Shine. In 2018, Nam was seen in tvN's suspense drama Mother, KBS TV series Love to the End, Matrimonial Chaos and tvN's romance drama Encounter.[4]

In 2019, Nam was part of main cast in tvN's legal drama Confession.[5]

In 2020, she was cast in tvN's suspense TV series Flower of Evil.[6]

In 2021 she appeared in Sell Your Haunted House, Chimera, Jirisan, The Red Sleeve, SBS's romantic TV series Now, We Are Breaking Up as Kang Jeong-ja, mother of Song Hye-kyo's character and JTBC's mystery drama Artificial City.[7]

In 2022 she appeared in JTBC's romantic drama Thirty-Nine as mother of the one of the main leads.[8]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Snow Paths Kim Seong-sim [9]
2017 The Merciless Hyun-soo's mother [10]
2018 High Society Madam 1
2019 Exit Lee In-sook
2020 Pray Yeong-ae, Jeong-in's mother [11]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Oh My Ghost Seo Bing-go's customer Special appearance [9]
All About My Mom Hong Yoo-ja
Oh My Venus Je Soon-ja
2016 Descendants of the Sun Kang Mo-yeon's mother
Monster Jung Mi-ok
Another Miss Oh Heo Ji-ya
W Gil Soo-sun
Be Positive Hwan-dong's mother
2016-17 Night Light Moon Hee-jeong
2017 Introverted Boss [10]
Ms. Perfect Choi Duk-boon / Moon Hyung-sun
My Secret Romance Jo Mi-hee
Suspicious Partner Hong Bok-ja
Stranger Choi Kyung-soon
Hospital Ship Lee Soo-kyung
KBS Drama Special - "If We Were a Season" Kim Mi-hee Season 8, Episode 1
2018 Rain or Shine Joo-won's mom
Mother Mother of Nam Hong-hee
Suits CEO Sim Young Joo Special appearance
Love to the End Ha Yeong-ok [12]
Life Mother of Jin-woo and Sun-woo
Matrimonial Chaos Baek Mi-yeon [13]
Encounter Jin Mi-ock [14]
2019 Haechi Queen Inwon [11]
Confession Madame Jin [15]
Catch the Ghost Han Ae-sim [16]
2020 When the Weather Is Fine Yoon Yeo-jeong [17]
Flower of Evil Gong Mi-ja, Hee-sung's mother [18]
2021 Sell Your Haunted House Joo Kyeong-hee [19]
Jirisan Kang Hyun-jo's mother [20]
Chimera Cha Eun-soo, Hee-sung's mother [21]
The Red Sleeve Royal Noble Consort Yeong-bin Yi [22]
Now, We Are Breaking Up Kang Jeong-ja [23]
2021-22 Artificial City Min Ji-yeong - Seo Yeong-ho's wife, Min Seong-sik's sister [24]
2022 Thirty-Nine Jang Joo-hee's mother [25]
Doctor Lawyer Han Yi-han's mother [26]
2023 Call It Love Ma Hee-ja [27]
The Secret Romantic Guesthouse Queen Dowager [28]


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Pine Tree in Front of the Yard Mother [29]
2011 Scandal Gang Mrs. Sneawell
2012 Cola Girl Eldest daughter-in-law
Please Turn Off the Lights Woman
2021 Oil Ma Singer
Lovesong Maggie Abi Morgan's play[30]
2022 Vincent River Anita [31]


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  2. ^ "남기애" [Nam Gi-ae]. Daum (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  3. ^ "남기애" [Nam Gi-ae]. Daum Movies. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  4. ^ Kim Myung-mi (March 14, 2019). "남기애, 에이스팩토리와 전속계약..유재명과 한솥밥(공식입장)" [Nam Gi-ae, exclusive contract with Ace Factory.. Yoo Jae-myung and Hansot-bap (official position)]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  5. ^ Kim Soo-kyung (March 15, 2019). "'자백' 남기애, "내 연령대, 엄마 외의 역할 맡는 것 쉽지 않아"" ['Confession' Nam Gi-ae, "It's not easy to take on a role other than my mother, my age"]. Ten Asia (in Korean). Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  6. ^ Yoon Seong-yeol (September 24, 2020). "'악의꽃' 남기애 "홀가분함과 후회 동시 밀려와 눈물"" ['Flower of Evil' Nam Ki-ae, "Tears pouring in at the same time with sadness and regret"]. Star News (in Korean). Retrieved March 3, 2022.
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  8. ^ Lee Yi-jin (March 3, 2022). "'서른, 아홉' 김지현 母 남기애, 손예진 친모일까" ['Thirty, Nine' Kim Ji-hyun, Nam Nam-ae, Son Ye-jin's biological mother?]. Export News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 3, 2022.
  9. ^ a b "Nam Gi-ae (남기애) - Filmography page 3". HanCinema. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  10. ^ a b "Nam Gi-ae (남기애) - Filmography page 2". HanCinema. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  11. ^ a b "Nam Gi-ae (남기애) - Filmography page 1". HanCinema. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  12. ^ Bae Soo-jung (October 23, 2018). "'끝까지 사랑' 남기애, 강은탁-이영아 아들 윤수 사진 보고 그리워…정혜인 자식 있다는 사실에 '깜놀'" ['Love to the end' Nam Ki-ae, Kang Eun-tak, Lee Young-ah, I miss Yoonsu's son's photo... 'I am shocked' at the fact that Hyein Jung has a child]. Top Star News (in Korean). Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  13. ^ Ha Su-jeong (August 2, 2018). [공식입장] 남기애, '최고의 이혼' 출연 확정..차태현母 역할 [[Official Position] Nam Ki-ae, confirmed to appear in 'The Best Divorce'.. Role of Cha Tae-hyun]. Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  14. ^ Young-eun Shin (September 7, 2018). `남자친구` 측 "문성근·남기애, 송혜교 父母 역 출연 확정" ['Boyfriend' side "Moon Seong-geun, Nam Ki-ae, Song Hye-kyo confirmed to appear as 父母"]. Maeil Business Newspaper Star Today (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  15. ^ Hong Se-young (January 11, 2019). ‘자백’ 남기애 출연확정…‘마더’ 감독과 재회·3월 첫방 [공식입장] [Nam Ki-ae confirmed for 'Confession'... Reunion with the director of 'Mother', the first episode in March [Official position]]. Sports Donga (in Korean). Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  16. ^ Kim Na-hee (May 23, 2019). "'유령을 잡아라' 정유진·기도훈·남기애 캐스팅.."임팩트甲 활약" [공식]" ['Catch the Ghost' Jung Yu-jin, Ki Ki-hoon, Nam Ki-ae Casting..“Impact Performance” [Official]]. Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  17. ^ Jung, Da-hoon (October 30, 2019). "[공식] 남기애, '날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요' 출연 확정..서강준과 '母子 케미'" [[Official] Nam Ki-ae, confirmed to appear in 'I'll Go To You When the Weather Is Nice'... Seo Kang-joon and Seo Kang-joon's chemistry]. Seoul Economic Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  18. ^ Park Ah-reum (September 24, 2020). "'악의 꽃' 남기애 "벅찬 캐릭터, 압박감서 벗어나 눈물 왈칵"" ['Flower of Evil' Nam Ki-ae "A daunting character, bursting into tears from the pressure"]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  19. ^ Ahn Byung-gil (April 29, 2021). "'대박부동산' 남기애 특별출연 '대박'" [Nam Gi-ae's special appearance in 'Jackpot Real Estate' in 'Jackpot']. Sports Trend (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  20. ^ Yu Gyeong-sang (December 11, 2021). "'지리산' 김갑수 남기애 이선빈, 주지훈 가족 특별출연 "그만 보내주자"" ['Mt. Jirisan' Kim Kap-soo, Nam Gi-ae, Lee Sun-bin, Ju Ji-hoon's family special appearance "Let's let him go"]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  21. ^ Park Soo-in (December 18, 2021). "'키마이라' 기억 잃어가는 남기애, 엄마 구하려는 박해수[오늘TV]" [Nam Gi-ae, who is losing her memories of 'Chimaira', and Park Hae-soo trying to save her mother [Today's TV]]. Newsen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  22. ^ Kim Min-ji (November 13, 2021). "'옷소매' 이준호♥이세영, 연못가 포옹 엔딩으로 '운명적 재회'" ['Sleeves' Lee Jun-ho ♥ Lee Se-young, 'Fateful Reunion' with a hugging ending by the pond]. News1 (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2022 – via Naver.
  23. ^ Kim Bo-ra (January 9, 2022). "남기애, '지헤중' 종영소감 "영은이 엄마와 헤어지려니 서운해"[공식]" [Nam Ki-ae, 'Jihe-jung' ending feelings "I'm sad that Young-eun is breaking up with her mother" [Official]]. Osen (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  24. ^ Lee Si-yeon (December 24, 2021). "'공작도시' 수애, 정재계 부인들과 대결..남편들 불륜 자료 대공개 [★밤TV]" ['Duke City' Soo-ae, confrontation with the wives of Jeong Jae-gye... Husbands' affair data released [★Night TV]]. Star News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  25. ^ "[리뷰] '서른, 아홉' 손예진, 사기전과 7범 친모와 만남 후 오열" [[Review] 'Thirty, Nine' Son Ye-jin, crying after meeting with the mother of 7 criminals before fraud]. JTBC (in Korean). Naver. March 18, 2022. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  26. ^ Kim Jae-dong (June 5, 2022). "'닥터 로이어' 닥터→로이어 변신 소지섭, 단테스식 복수할까? [김재동의 나무와 숲]" ['Doctor Royer' Doctor → Royer Transformation So Ji-sub, Dante's-style revenge? [Kim Jae-dong's Trees and Forests]] (in Korean). OSEN. Retrieved June 5, 2022 – via Naver.
  27. ^ Lee Yoo-min (February 23, 2023). "'사랑이라 말해요' 이성경, 시작부터 위기다[종합]" ['Say it's love' Lee Sung-kyung, it's a crisis from the beginning [Comprehensive]] (in Korean). Sports Kyunghyang. Retrieved February 23, 2023.
  28. ^ Kang, Seon-ae (March 2, 2023). "단순한 로맨스 사극이 아니다…'꽃선비 열애사', 1차와 확 다른 2차 티저" [It's not just a romantic historical drama... 'Flower Scholar's Love Story', the 2nd teaser that is completely different from the 1st] (in Korean). SBS Entertainment News. Retrieved March 2, 2023 – via Naver.
  29. ^ "남기애: 연극배우" [Nam Gi-ae: Theater actor performances]. Play DB (in Korean). Retrieved March 1, 2022.
  30. ^ Shin Sung-ah (August 24, 2021). "프로젝트 아일랜드 10주년 연극 '러브송', 남명렬·남기애 주연" [Project Island's 10th anniversary play 'Love Song' starring Nam Myeong-ryeol and Nam Ki-ae]. New Daily News (in Korean). Retrieved March 2, 2022.
  31. ^ Kang Jin-ah (June 10, 2022). "동성애 혐오, 그로 인한 범죄…2인극 '빈센트 리버' 재공연" [Homophobia and its crimes... Two-person play 'Vincent River' re-performed] (in Korean). NEWSIS. Retrieved June 10, 2022 – via Naver.

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