Kim Gyu-ri (actress born August 1979)

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To be distinguished from Kim Gyu-ri (actress born June 1979).
This is a Korean name; the family name is Kim.
Kim Gyu-ri
Kim Kyu-Ri (Kim Min-Sun).jpg
Born Kim Min-sun
(1979-08-16) August 16, 1979 (age 34)
South Korea
Education Dongduk University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1999-present
Agent Koen TN
Korean name
Revised Romanization Kim Gyu-ri
McCune–Reischauer Kim Kyu-ri
Birth name
Revised Romanization Kim Min-seon
McCune–Reischauer Gim Min-sŏn

Kim Gyu-ri (Hangul: 김규리; born 16 August 1979), previously known as Kim Min-sun (Hangul: 김민선) is a South Korean actress best known for the film Portrait of a Beauty.[1][2] She was involved in a controversy in 2008 when she made a statement against eating beef imported from the United States; this led to a lawsuit by a beef importer in Seoul but the courts ruled in her favor in 2010.[3] She also spoke out in behalf of entertainers' invasion of privacy regarding the explosive "Entertainment X-file" issue in 2005.[4] In 2009 she officially changed her name from Kim Min-sun to Kim Gyu-ri.[5] She dated Kim Joo-hyuk, her co-star in period drama God of War, from 2012 to 2013.[6][7][8]


Year Title Role
1999 Memento Mori Min-ah
2000 Bloody Beach
2001 2009 Lost Memories Kindergarten teacher
2002 A.F.R.I.K.A. So-hyun
My Beautiful Days Hyun-ji
2004 Low Life Park Hye-ok
2007 For Eternal Hearts Pippi
Rainbow Eyes Detective Park Eun-joo
2008 Antique Jin-hyeok's girlfriend (cameo)
Portrait of a Beauty[2] Shin Yun-bok
2009 Five Senses of Eros[9] Kim Mi-jin
Where is Jung Seung-pil? Yoo Mi-seon
2010 Runaway From Home Yoo Young-shim (cameo)
Ha Ha Ha Noh Jung-hwa
2011 Shotgun Love So-yeon
Poongsan In-ok
2012 Doomsday Book Bodhisattva Hye-joo
2013 My Dear Girl, Jin-young Kim Jin-young
2014 Another Promise certified labor attorney

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role
1995 LA Arirang
1998 Soonpoong Clinic
1999 School Park Na-ri
2001 Morning Without Parting Han Jung-seo
Like Father Unlike Son Lee Su-jin
2002 Glass Slippers Woo Seung-hee
I Love You Hyun-jung Lee Hyun-jung
2003 Fairy and Swindler Song Kyung-sook
2004 Han River Ballad Yoon Na-young
2005 Loveholic Lee Yool-joo
Young-jae's Golden Days Joo Young-jae
2010 MBC Best Theater "We Teach Love" Lee Jin-yi
KBS Drama Special "Just Say It!"[10] Choi Young-hee
2012 God of War Lee Song-yi
2013 Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident Jang Joo-ha
2014 Cunning Single Lady Gook Yeo-jin


  1. ^ "Kim Min-sun Unveils Hidden Sex Appeal through Legendary Artist". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 November 2008. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "While the life of Shin Yoon-bok, one of the most acclaimed artists from the Chosun Dynasty, is in the spotlight thanks to popular soap opera Painter of the Wind, starring Korea's sweetheart Moon Geun-young, a film that deals with Shin's life is also coming out." 
  2. ^ a b Chung Ah-young (9 October 2008). "Mysterious Artist Resurfaces on Modern Culture Scene". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "The upcoming movie Portrait of a Beauty is also spotlighting the painter's life, starring actress Kim Min-sun. The movie is drawing anticipation from the public, as its poster has become one of the hottest teaser promotions." 
  3. ^ Park Si-soo (9 February 2010). "Anti-US Beef Actress Prevails in Court". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "Actress Kim Min-sun won a legal battle Tuesday, started by an American beef importer for an article she wrote two years ago on her private blog that allegedly exaggerated the risk of mad cow disease associated with U.S. beef." 
  4. ^ "Top Entertainers Speak Out". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 January 2005. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "Actress Kim Min-sun speaks out on behalf of entertainers named in the explosive 'entertainment X-file' at a press conference Friday." 
  5. ^ "Actress Kim Min-sun Changes Name to Gyu-ri". The Korea Times. 26 November 2009. Retrieved 2010-12-26. "Actress Kim Min-sun, 30, who was sued over comments she made regarding U.S. beef imports, has changed her first name to Gyu-ri and will act under the new name, her agency said Thursday. "She recently changed her name to Kim Gyu-ri and received a new residential identification card under the new name," her agency TN Entertainment said. She has completed all legal procedures to make the change, it said." 
  6. ^ Carla Sunwoo (5 September 2012). "Kim Ju-hyeok and Kim Gyu-ri dating". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  7. ^ Lucia Hong (4 September 2012). "MBC's Moosin Kim Ju-hyeok admits dating Kim Gyu-ri". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-09-05. 
  8. ^ Oh Mi-jung (15 July 2013). "Kim Ju Hyuk and Kim Gyuri Break Up a Year After Going Public". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-08-07. 
  9. ^ "All That Star: Kim Min-sun". Arirang News. Retrieved 2012-08-14. 
  10. ^ Wee Geun-woo (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actress Kim Gyu-ri". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-03-29. "Kim: I think I like short dramas because it allows me to make a lot of attempts and come across various stories. It's also good for warming up as an actor. An entire narrative is inside a single short book so you can learn how a story should flow by working on a lot of single-episode dramas. That's why I want to tell new actors to try acting in as many one-act dramas as possible." 

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