Kang Ye-won

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Kang Ye-won
Kang Ye-won (강예원) in Jan 2015.jpg
Kang Ye-won in 2015.
Kim Ji-eun

(1980-03-15) March 15, 1980 (age 39)
South Korea
EducationHanyang University
Years active2000–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGang Ye-won
McCune–ReischauerKang Yewŏn
Birth name
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-eun
McCune–ReischauerKim Chiŭn

Kang Ye-won (born Kim Ji-eun on March 15, 1980) is a South Korean actress best known for her roles in Tidal Wave, Harmony and Quick.[1]



Year Title Role Ref.
2002 Sex of Magic Han Ji-hye
Addicted Young-eun
2005 The Red Shoes Keiko/Tae-Su(grown up)
2007 Miracle on 1st Street Seon-joo
2009 Tidal Wave Kim Hee-mi
2010 Harmony Kang Yoo-mi
Hello Ghost Jung Yeon-soo
2011 Quick Ah-rom [2]
2012 Ghost Sweepers Chan-young [3]
2014 The Huntresses Hong-dan [4]
My Ordinary Love Story Park Eun-jin [5]
2015 Love Clinic Gil Shin-Seol [6]
2016 El Condor Pasa Soo-ha [7]
Insane Kang Soo-ah [8]
Trick Choi Young-ae [9]
2017 Part-Time Spy Jang Young-shil [10]
2019 Bad Guys: The Movie Yoo Mi-young [11]
Watching Yeong-woo [12]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2001 Honey Honey Ji-eun SBS
2002 Who's My Love Joo-mi KBS2
Five Brothers and Sisters Han Sun-hee (young) SBS
2003 Long Live Love Lee Ji-hye SBS
2004 My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law SBS
2012 One Thousandth Man Koo Mi-jin MBC
2014 Bad Guys Yoo Mi-young OCN
2016 Becky's Back Yang Baek-hee (Becky) KBS2 [13]
2017 Man Who Dies to Live Lee Ji-young "A" MBC [14]
2018 Drama Stage - Fighter Choi Kang-Soon Choi Kang-soon tvN [15]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2015 Real Men: Female Soldier Special – Season 1 MBC Cast member (Edition 2) [16]
We Got MarriedSeason 4 Cast member with Oh Min-Suk (ep.146-180) [17]
2016 Scene Stealer SBS Cast member
2017 Sister's Slam Dunk – Season 2 KBS2 [18]


Year Title Role Ref.
2000 Carmen (Korean adaptation) Carmen

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Miracle on 1st Street Nominated
2009 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actress Haeundae Nominated
2010 46th Paeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Harmony Nominated
18th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Won [19]
47th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Nominated
31st Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2015 15th MBC Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award for Variety Show We Got Married Nominated
Popularity Award for Variety Show Won
Best Couple (with Oh Min-suk) Nominated
2016 53rd Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Insane Nominated
Korea Film Actors Association Awards Popularity Award Won [20]
30th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act Drama Becky's Back Won [21]


  1. ^ "Kang Ye-won's continuous lack of success..."Now I'm greedier than ever!"". Hancinema. March 30, 2016.
  2. ^ Kwak, Je-Yeop (June 21, 2011). "Quick promises fastest Korean blockbuster ever". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2014-06-15.
  3. ^ "Lee Je-hoon and Kang Ye-won in "The Fortune Tellers"". Hancinema. October 4, 2011.
  4. ^ "Press Conference Held for THE HUNTRESSES". Korean Film Biz Zone. January 8, 2014.
  5. ^ "Kang Ye-won and Song Sae-byeok in "My Seventh Man"". Hancinema. May 5, 2013.
  6. ^ "'Curiosity is my driving force,' actress Kang Ye-won says". The Korea Times. May 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "Kang Ye-won cast for musical movie "El Condor Pasa"". Hancinema. April 23, 2012.
  8. ^ "Upcoming thriller critiques mental hospitalization laws". The Korea Herald. March 16, 2016.
  9. ^ "LEE Jung-jin, KANG Ye-won and KIM Tae-hun on Board with TRICK". Korean Film Biz Zone. November 30, 2015.
  10. ^ "Actress Kang Ye-won in Her Comfort Zone in New Comedy". The Chosun Ilbo. March 11, 2017.
  11. ^ "KIM Sang-joong, Don LEE and KANG Ye-won Return for BAD GUYS: THE MOVIE". Korean Film Biz Zone. August 7, 2018.
  12. ^ "Kang Ye-won Puts in Defiant Performance in New Thriller". The Chosun Ilbo. April 13, 2019.
  13. ^ "'Baek-hee is Back' Kang Ye-won and Jin Ji-hee have been confirmed to play mother and daughter". Hancinema. May 17, 2016.
  14. ^ ""Man Who Dies to Live" Kang Ye-won and Shin Sung-rok 'positive + human vitamin' come together". Hancinema. July 23, 2017.
  15. ^ "Kang Ye-Won Fights for Justice in "Drama Stage - Fighter Choi Kang-Soon"". Hancinema. November 8, 2017.
  16. ^ Lee, Seung-Mi (February 17, 2015). "Kang Ye-Won hated boot camp". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-03-04.
  17. ^ "Kang Ye-won and Oh Min-suk to join "We Got Married"". Hancinema. June 3, 2015.
  18. ^ "'Slam Dunk' announces final cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 18, 2017.
  19. ^ "18th Icheon Chunsa Film Festival". Hancinema. September 19, 2010.
  20. ^ "2016 Korea Movie Stars Awards". Hancinema. July 15, 2016.
  21. ^ "Winners of the 2016 KBS Drama Awards". Asia Pacific Daily. January 3, 2017.

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