Kim Ah-joong

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Kim Ah-joong
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Born (1982-10-16) October 16, 1982 (age 34)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Kim Ah-jung
Years active 2004–present
Agent King Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 김아중
Revised Romanization Gim A-jung
McCune–Reischauer Kim Ajung

Kim A-joong (born October 16, 1982) is a South Korean actress, model and singer. She graduated from Dongduk Women's University, attended Korea University, and attended the International Hotel Management Institute Switzerland.[1] She is best known for playing the main character in the 2006 critically acclaimed romance comedy 200 Pounds Beauty.


Kim Ah-joong is an actress, model, and singer who rose to stardom from her roles in numerous films and commercials. She is best known for her role in the highly successful 2006 South Korean comedy movie 200 Pounds Beauty, where she played an overweight girl who undergoes cosmetic surgery makeover to become a pop sensation. For this role, she was awarded Best Actress in the 2007 Grand Bell Awards.[2] She did her own singing in the movie, including "Beautiful Girl" in the opening credits music and the Korean version of the song "Maria". Prior to this role, she appeared in a few other acting roles, including the popular KBS TV series Bizarre Bunch.

In September 2011 Kim was found guilty of tax evasion from 2007-09. She also had to pay an additional $600,000 fine. She and her management at the time parted ways due to the verdict. Due to this scandal she was banned from TV work in South Korea from late 2011 to late 2014 when she made a successful comeback with the drama Punch. She has since continued her career with rave reviews of her recent performances.[3]

In December 2012, Kim co-starred with Ji Sung in the romantic comedy film My PS Partner.[4][5] She joined Kim Rae-won to star in the 2014 SBS television series Punch.[6][7] In 2016, she was the main female lead for SBS drama Wanted (South Korean TV series).



Year Title Role
2005 When Romance Meets Destiny Lee Kyung-jae
2006 200 Pounds Beauty Kang Han-na / Jenny
2009 Present Spy W
2010 Foxy Festival Soo-jung, cameo
2011 Amazing Erin
2012 My PS Partner Yoon-jung
2013 Catch Me Yoon Jin-sook/Lee Sook-ja
2017 The King Sang-hee


Year Title Role
2004 Love Survival Herself
2004 Emperor of the Sea (KBS2) Ha Jin
2005 Our Attitude to Prepare Parting (MBC) Seo Hee-won
2005 Bizarre Bunch (KBS1) Kim Jong-nam
2008 On Air (SBS) Cameo
2009 The Accidental Couple (KBS2) Han Ji-soo
2010 Strong Heart (SBS) Guest, Ep 57
2011 Sign (SBS) Go Da-kyung
2014 Punch (SBS) Shin Ha-Gyung
2015 Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy (SBS) Guest, Ep 181
2016 Wanted (SBS) Jung Hye-in
2017 Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo (tvN) Choi Yeon-kyung

Music videos[edit]

  • Shin Hye-sung - Same thought
  • Youme - 여자라서 하지 못한 말


Year Award
  • KBS Drama Awards: Best New Actress[8]
  • 42nd Paeksang Arts Awards: Most Popular[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kim Ah Joong ( Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ah-jung Kim". IMDb. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  3. ^ . Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  4. ^ Ho, Stewart (17 October 2012). "Ji Sung and Kim Ah Joong’s Release Movie Poster for Phone Sex Comedy". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  5. ^ Lee, Nancy (9 November 2012). "Ji Sung and Kim Ah Joong Dial Up for My PS Partner". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 28 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Kim Rae Won and Kim Ah Joong Confirm for "Punch," Both Making Three-Year Drama Comebacks". Soompi. Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  7. ^ "The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea - Kim A-joong Rediscovers the Fun of Acting". Retrieved 2015-11-05. 
  8. ^ a b c d "Korean Actor(Actress) Kim Ah-Jung, Biography and Photos". Tour 2 Korea. Archived from the original on 2007-11-02. 

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