Ra Mi-ran

Ra Mi-ran (born March 6, 1975) is a South Korean actress and television personality.

Ra Mi-ran
Ra Mi-ran in 2017.jpg
Ra Mi-ran in 2017
Born (1975-03-06) March 6, 1975 (age 46)
Gangwon Province, South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts
OccupationActress, television personality
Years active2005–present
Spouse(s)Kim Jin-gu (김진구)[1]
ChildrenKim Geun-woo (김근우)[2]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationRa Mi-ran
McCune–ReischauerRa Miran


Before making her film debut in Lady Vengeance (2005), Ra Mi-ran spent years acting in theatre. Afterwards, she appeared in more than 40 films but did not receive acclaim or public recognition until she starred in Dancing Queen (2012), with one review calling her "the standout" as the protagonist's best friend and hairdresser.[3]

She is most prolific as a supporting actress,[4][5][6] notably in Lee Joon-ik's Hope (2013), for which her portrayal of a young boy's mother won Best Supporting Actress at the 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards;[7] as well as The Himalayas (2015),[8] for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards. She was also noted as a scene stealer in the hit cable drama Reply 1988 (2015).[9][10]

Ra was also praised in her leading role as a North Korean defector in Jeon Kyu-hwan's indie 'Dance Town' (2011), with Variety calling it "riveting" and "a landmark performance."

Though the reality show 'Sister's Slam Dunk", she, along with cast members: Min Hyo Rin, Kim Sook, Hong Jin Kyung, Jessi, and Tiffany. They debuted as a girl group with the oldest average age in kpop history, under the name 'Unnies'.



Year Title Role Ref.
2005 Sympathy for Lady Vengeance Oh Su-hee
2006 Forbidden Quest housewife 1
The Host cameo
Mission Sex Control Un-nyeon
2007 Bank Attack Mrs. Bong
2008 Life Is Cool cameo
Crush and Blush Jung-nyeo's Aunt
Portrait of a Beauty nobleman's wife
2009 Thirst Nurse Yu
Running Turtle cameo
Searching for the Elephant middle-aged teacher
2010 Twilight Gangsters cameo
Enemy at the Dead End head nurse
Hello Ghost cameo
2011 Children... psychic, cameo
Late Blossom nurse
Dance Town Ri Jeong-rim
Penny Pinchers Lady owner
2012 Dancing Queen Myung-ae
The Beat Goes On cameo
Runway Cop cameo
Two Moons Na Mi-ran
Horror Stories mother
The Traffickers female courier 1, cameo
Code Name: Jackal cleaner
2013 South Bound Ra Mi-Ran, cameo
Very Ordinary Couple Ms. Son [11]
The Spy: Undercover Operation Yakult [12]
Act Doctor Choi, cameo
Hope Gwang-sik's wife
The Weight woman from Incheon
2014 Hot Young Bloods Na-young [13]
My Love, My Bride Madam [14]
Big Match Young-ho's wife [15]
Ode to My Father Deok-soo's paternal aunt [16]
2015 Casa Amor: Exclusive for Ladies Eum Soon-ok
Wonderful Nightmare Mi-sun [17]
The Himalayas Jo Myeong-ae
The Tiger: An Old Hunter's Tale Chil-goo's wife [18]
2016 Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River Female Buddhist Yoon [19]
The Last Princess Bok-soon [20]
2017 Ordinary Person Song Jeong-sook (special appearance) [21]
The Mayor Yang Jin-joo [22]
Speckles: The Tarbosaurus 2 Fang (voice)
2018 High Society Lee Hwa-ran [23]
Intimate Stranger Kim So-wol (voice)
2019 The Dude In Me Oh Mi-seon [24]
Miss & Mrs. Cops Mi-yeong [25]
2020 Honest Candidate Joo Sang-sook [26]
2021 New Year Blues Yong Mi's sister-in-law (cameo)
TBA Citizen Deok Hee [27]
Honest Candidate 2 Joo Sang-sook [28]
High Five [29]
Come Back Home Yeong Shim [30] [31]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2009 Cinderella Man Velvet Lee MBC
2011 The Duo Eob Deuk-ne
2012 Fashion King Young-gul's employee SBS
The King 2 Hearts cameo MBC
I Like You Yoon Gong-ja SBS
2013 Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love Jo Sa-seok's wife
Rude Miss Young-ae - Season 12 Ra Mi-ran tvN [32]
The Eldest Na Mi-soon jTBC
The Suspicious Housekeeper Yang Mi-ja SBS
The Heirs Myung-soo's mother, cameo
2014 Drama Special "You're Pretty, Oh Man-bok" Nam Mi-soon KBS2 [33]
Let's Eat cameo, ep 16 tvN
Rude Miss Young-ae - Season 13 Ra Mi-ran
Steal Heart Kkang-soon jTBC
A Witch's Love Baek Na-rae tvN
The Idle Mermaid Seblin
Lump in my Life Class president's mother/


Blade Man Elisa Park KBS2
2015 Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 14 Ra Mi-ran tvN
Reply 1988 Ra Mi-ran
2016 Come Back Mister Maya SBS [34]
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Bok Sun-nyeo KBS2 [35]
Rude Miss Young-Ae Season 15 Ra Mi-ran tvN
2017 Avengers Social Club Hong Do-hee [36]
Drama Special - Madame Jung's Last Week Madame Jung KBS [37]
2018 The Beauty Inside Han se-gye JTBC Cameo (Ep.10)
Miracle That We Met Jo Yeon-hwa KBS2 [38]
2019 Melting Me Softly Kang Ok Bong (Panelist) tvN Cameo (Ep. 6)
Black Dog: Being A Teacher Park Seong-soon
2021 Bossam: Steal the Fate A widow who gets bossam MBN Cameo (Ep.1)[39]

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2014 Real Men MBC Cast Season 1, episode 69–73, Female Soldier Special [40]
2016 Sister's Slam Dunk KBS Cast Season 1 [41]
2018–2019 Weekend Playlist tvN Cast Episode 1–17 [42]
2020 House on Wheels tvN Guest Episode 1-2
2021 Living for an Empty House in a Fishing Village MBC&Lifetime Host [43]


Title Album details Peak chart
Sales Album

"Shut Up"
(featuring Yoo Hee-yeol)
3 Non-album single
"Show Time"
(with Lee Sung-kyung)[47][48]
  • Released: 2019
Miss & Mrs. Cops OST
"RAMIRANI ""라미란이"
(with Mirani) [49]
  • Released: June 1, 2021


  • Briquette Road (2009-2010)
  • Semi-Musical (2009)
  • My First Time (2009)
  • Very Good Day (2008-2009)
  • Romeo and Bernadette (2008)
  • When I Looked the Prettiest (2008)
  • The Donkey Show (2007-2008)
  • Five Sketches About Love (2006-2007)
  • A Midsummer's Nightmare (2006)

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 15th Busan International Film Festival Best Actress (Korean Cinema Today - Vision program) Dance Town Won
2012 49th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Dancing Queen Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
2013 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards Hope Won [50]
2014 5th KOFRA Film Awards Won [51]
51st Grand Bell Awards Nominated
50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (Film) Nominated
35th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress My Love, My Bride Nominated
14th MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award for Variety Show Real Men Won
2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Ode to My Father Nominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
2016 11th Max Movie Awards The Himalayas Won [52]
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated
Special Popularity Award Won [53]
25th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (Film) Won [54]
Best Actress (TV) Reply 1988 Nominated [55]
2nd Scene Stealer Festival Scene Stealer of the Year Won
10th Korea Cable TV Awards Popular Star Won [56]
1st tvN10 Awards Scene Stealer, Actress Won [57]
15th KBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award for Variety Show Sister's Slam Dunk Won
30th KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Won [58]
Best Couple (with Cha In-pyo) Won
24th SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Fantasy Drama Please Come Back, Mister Nominated
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Last Princess Nominated
53rd Grand Bell Awards Won [59]
2017 8th KOFRA Film Awards Won [60]
22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Nominated
26th Buil Film Awards Nominated
53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (Film) Nominated
8th Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation N/A Won [61]
31st KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Drama Special - Madame Jung's Last Week Won [62]
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (TV) Avengers Social Club Nominated [63]
6th APAN Star Awards Best Supporting Actress The Miracle We Met Nominated [64]
32nd KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Won [65]
Best Couple Award (with Kim Myung-min) Won
Best Couple Award (with Kai) Nominated
2021 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards[66][67] Best Leading Actress Honest Candidate Won [68][69]
Brand Customer Loyalty Award 2021 Best Actress - Film N/A Won [70]
26th Chunsa Film Art Awards 2021 Best Actress Honest Candidate Pending [71]


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2017 Korea Power Celebrity 19th [72]


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