Hwang Bo-ra

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Hwang Bo-ra
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Born (1983-10-02) October 2, 1983 (age 36)
EducationDongguk University - Theater and Film
Years active2003–present
UL Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationHwang Bo-ra
McCune–ReischauerHwang Po-ra

Hwang Bo-ra (born October 2, 1983) is a South Korean actress. Hwang made her acting debut in 2003 and became popular after she played a quirky-looking "cup noodle girl" in a ramyeon commercial.[1] In 2007, Hwang played the daughter/narrator in black comedy Skeletons in the Closet (also known as Shim's Family), for which she won Best New Actress at the Busan Film Critics Awards and Director's Cut Awards.[2]

This was followed by supporting roles in films and television dramas such as Arang and the Magistrate (2012), The Firstborn (2013), and Cunning Single Lady (2014).[3][4][5] Hwang has also played leading roles in ghost romance Jumunjin (2010; which reunited her with Rainbow Romance co-star Kim Kibum), revenge drama Dangerous Woman (2011), and horror movie Navigation (2014).[6][7]



Year Title Role Notes
1999 Memento Mori Classmate
2007 Skeletons in the Closet Shim Yong-sun
2008 Radio Dayz[8] Myeong-wol, a gisaeng
Dachimawa Lee Weird girl
2009 I Am a Stewardess
The Relation of Face, Mind and Love Tae-young Telecinema[9]
2010 Jumunjin Ji-ni
Petty Romance Bol-mae's older sister (cameo)
2014 Navigation[10] Soo-na
2015 Chronicle of a Blood Merchant Gye-hwa
Petit Bourgeois
The Phone Kim Hye-jin
2016 Phantom Detective Used-book store woman
2019 Trade Your Love Song Mi-yeon

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2004 2002's Successful Story of a Bright Girl SBS
2004 Human Market Gong-mi
Land Yeon-yi
2005 Lawyers Shin Ji-na MBC
The Secret Lovers Seo Young-min
Rainbow Romance Herself
My Girl Ahn Jin-shim SBS
2007 Ground Zero Kim So-young MBC
2008 Love Marriage Kim Soon-young KBS2
Amnok River Flows young Goo Wol-yi SBS
2009 Father, Your Place Mi-ok
2010 Road No. 1 Girl from Oh Jong-ki's
hometown (Cameo)
Smile, Mom Kim Mi-so SBS
2011 Dangerous Woman Kang So-ra MBC
2012 Love Rain[11] Hwang In-sook KBS2
Arang and the Magistrate Bang-wool MBC
Something Shocking[12] Channel A
2013 The Firstborn Park Soon-geum JTBC
2014 Cunning Single Lady Kang Min-young MBC
Mr. Back[13] Yoo Nan-hee
2016 My Horrible Boss Jang Mi-ri JTBC
Blow Breeze Jo Hee-ra MBC
2017 Fight for My Way Park Chan-sook (Cameo) KBS2
2018 Miracle That We Met Song Sa-ran
What's Wrong with Secretary Kim[14] Bong Se-ra tvN
My Strange Hero cameo SBS
2019 Vagabond[15] Gong Hwa-sook SBS
Touch Your Heart cameo tvN

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2005 "Struggle" F&F
2010 "My Name's Woman" Bi Girl


Year Title Role Reprised
2010 Rooftop Room Cat[16] Nam Jung-eun 2011-2012

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2007 8th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New Actress Skeletons in the Closet Won
28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Nominated
10th Director's Cut Awards Best New Actress Won
2012 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Arang and the Magistrate Nominated


  1. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (12 July 2014). "Actors confirm they're in love". Korea Joongang Daily. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  2. ^ "Media attention focuses on Hwang Bo-ra". Korea Joongang Daily. 27 February 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  3. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra is the comical shaman in Arang and the Magistrate". Hancinema. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  4. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 June 2012). "Character Still Cuts From Lee Joon Gi's Arang and the Magistrate Posted". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  5. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra, "It's been 11 years, I'm not a little girl anymore"". Hancinema. 24 April 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  6. ^ "Now Playing: Joomoonjin". The Korea Times. 21 January 2010. Archived from the original on 4 March 2016. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  7. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra, evil eyes closed and idiot when closed". Hancinema. 22 September 2011. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  8. ^ Yi, Ch'ang-ho (25 January 2008). "RYOO Seung-bum and KIM Sa-rang bewitch audiences". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  9. ^ Also aired on SBS.
  10. ^ "We lead you to the destination of terror". Hancinema. 30 May 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  11. ^ "Son Eun-seo and Hwang Bo-ra on board with Love Rain". Hancinema. 21 September 2011. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  12. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra is a columnist in Something Shocking". Hancinema. 11 November 2012. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  13. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra to star in Mister Baek". Hancinema. 13 October 2014. Retrieved 2015-04-28.
  14. ^ "황보라, '김비서가 왜 그럴까' 출연 "자칭 팜므파탈"". TenAsia (in Korean). April 18, 2018.
  15. ^ "Hwang Bo-ra to Join 25 Billion Won Drama, "Vagabond"". Hancinema. Dailian. July 8, 2018.
  16. ^ Chung, Ah-young (14 March 2010). "Popular Drama Goes on Stage". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-04-28.

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