Kim Jae-kyung

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Kim Jae-kyung
Kim Jae-kyung wearing brown outfit at The Secret Life of My Secretary press conference in May 2019
Kim Jae-kyung in May 2019
Born (1988-12-24) December 24, 1988 (age 32)
Seoul, South Korea
Occupation
  • Singer
  • actress
AgentNamoo Actors
RelativesKim Jae-hyun (brother)
Musical career
GenresK-pop
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2009–present
LabelsDSP
Associated acts
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja
Revised RomanizationGim Jae-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Chae-gyŏng
WebsiteOfficial website

Kim Jae-kyung (born December 24, 1988) is a South Korean actress and singer. Before transitioning to acting full-time, she was a member and leader of the South Korean girl group Rainbow.[1]

Biography[edit]

Jae-kyung was born in Seodaemun-gu, Seoul, South Korea on December 24, 1988. She studied at Deungchon High School and Dongduk Women's University, where she majored in Fashion Design. She was a trainee at JYP Entertainment before switching to DSP Media.[2] Her brother is N.Flying's Jaehyun.

Career[edit]

Pre-debut[edit]

While under DSP Media, in 2007 she was asked if she wanted to debut as a member of Kara. Jaekyung turned the offer down because she thought she would be happy with her Rainbow members.[3] In 2007 Jaekyung was asked to join SM Entertainment, hinting at the possibility that she may have joined Girls' Generation.[3] In 2008, she appeared in SS501's song "A Song Calling For You" music video before debuting as a Rainbow member.

Rainbow[edit]

Jae-kyung debuted as leader of girl group Rainbow. On November 12, 2009, Rainbow's released mini album "Gossip Girl". The group's first broadcast performance of "Gossip Girls" was held at MBC's music show Show! Music Core on November 14, 2009 .

Rainbow Blaxx[edit]

Jaekyung, Woori, Seungah, and Hyunyoung debuted as Rainbow Blaxx, the second official sub-unit of Rainbow, was formed in 2014. The group released their first mini-album titled RB Blaxx on January 20, 2014.

Solo activities[edit]

In the year 2010, she became a cast member in the variety television show Honey Jar.[4] In the same year, she also became a cast member in the school variety show 100 Points Out of 100. On March 31, 2012, her major leading role, she portrayed Na Yoo-mi in the JTBC's drama Monster.[5] In the year 2012, she became a cast member in the variety television show Law of the Jungle W.[6][7] In December 2013, she was confirmed for tvN's new reality program, The Genius: Rule Breaker, with 12 other representative figures from different fields of work such as TV personalities, politicians, gamblers, and more. She was the second person eliminated.[8]

She was then cast in a supporting role in the 2014 drama Inspiring Generation. In 2014, she has also been a main in Quiz of God 4.[9] On January 12, 2014, she was a guest on Running Man. In 2015, she entered the main cast of tvN's Always Cantare 2.[10] In 2016, she became a host on Beauty Bible, alongside Jessica Jung. In December 2016, Kim signed with new management agency Namoo Actors to start afresh as an actress.[11]

Discography[edit]

Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Title Year Album
"I Love You, I Like You"
(Kim Jae-kyung with Cho Hyun-young)
2010 Secret Agent Miss Oh OST
"You and I" 2011 City Hunter OST
"Maybe" 2014 Quiz of God 4 OST
"Is It the Start?"
(Kim Jae-kyung with Sung Hoon)
2015 Noble, My Love OST

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2010 Heartbeat Girl group member Cameo
2021 Way Station Jia [12]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2010 Dae Mul SBS Herself (Rainbow) Cameo
2012 Monster JTBC Na Yoo-mi
Family KBS2 Yoon Yoo-mi Cameo
2013 Reply 1994 tvN Jun Ji-hyun
2014 Inspiring Generation KBS2 Meiling
Quiz of God OCN Im Tae-kyung Season 4
Turning Point MBC Maeng Ran-young
My Lovely Girl SBS Radio DJ Cameo
2016 Madame Antoine: The Love Therapist JTBC Jyoo Ni
2018 Miracle That We Met KBS2 Mao Cameo
Life on Mars OCN Han Mal-sook [13]
Bad Papa MBC Cha Ji-woo [14]
2019 The Secret Life of My Secretary SBS Veronica Park [15][16]
2021 The Devil Judge tvN Oh Jin-joo [17]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015 Noble, My Love Naver TV Cha Yoon-seo Lead role

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2010 Honey Jar MBC Cast member
2010–2011 100 Points Out of 100 KBS2
2012 Law of the Jungle W SBS
2013–2014 The Genius: Rule Breaker tvN Contestant
2015 Get It Beauty OnStyle Co-host
Always Cantare 2 tvN Cast member
2016 Beauty Bible KBS Co-host With Jessica Jung
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant As "A Monstrous Net" (Episode 101) [18]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
MBC Drama Awards 2018 Best Supporting Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Bad Papa Won [19]
SBS Drama Awards 2019 Best Supporting Actress The Secret Life of My Secretary Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rainbow's biography at Universal Music Japan website" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. n.d. Archived from the original on July 9, 2012. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Rainbow's Kim Jae Kyung Shares a Doll Face Selca". Soompi. December 30, 2012. Archived from the original on September 17, 2017. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Jaekyung reveals she also turned down an offer to join SM Entertainment". Archived from the original on March 31, 2014. Retrieved August 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Kim, Hyun-rok (July 29, 2010). "'꿀단지' 미녀 3인방 '주목!'" (in Korean). starnews. Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  5. ^ 레인보우 재경, 종편 드라마로 연기자 데뷔 (in Korean). Nate. March 14, 2011. Archived from the original on December 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rainbow's Kim Jae Kyung is all over pork belly after shooting Law of the Jungle W". Korea.com. November 3, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2015.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Rainbow's Jaekyung shows her bare face on 'Laws of the Jungle W'". allkpop. December 18, 2012. Archived from the original on November 12, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  8. ^ Kim, Ka-young (December 3, 2013). "'더지니어스2' 재경 "출연진 보고 내 부족함 느껴…우뇌 사용할 것"" (in Korean). TV report. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  9. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (April 30, 2014). "Super Junior's Donghae Says Ryu Deok Hwan was a Huge Help in Acting for God's Quiz 4". enewsWorld. Archived from the original on May 2, 2014. Retrieved May 2, 2014.
  10. ^ Ghim, Sora (June 9, 2015). "Will The Members Of 'Always Cantare' Season 2 Be Successful?". bntnews. Archived from the original on July 27, 2015. Retrieved August 17, 2015.
  11. ^ "Kim Jae-kyung signs with Lee Joon-gi's agency". Kpop Herald. December 21, 2016. Archived from the original on April 22, 2021. Retrieved June 17, 2018.
  12. ^ Kang Min-kyung (January 20, 2021). "순수함 느낄 수 있어"..'간이역', 김동준X김재경이 전할 휴식 같은 ♥[종합]". star.mt (in Korean). Archived from the original on January 27, 2021. Retrieved January 20, 2021.
  13. ^ "김재경, '라이프 온 마스' 출연…츤데레 걸크러시 변신". TenAsia (in Korean). April 27, 2018. Archived from the original on June 6, 2018. Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  14. ^ "Kim Jae-kyung cast in 'Bad Papa'". Kpop Herald. June 18, 2018. Archived from the original on April 22, 2021. Retrieved June 18, 2018.
  15. ^ Kim Ji-won (January 16, 2019). "김재경, '초면에 사랑합니다' 캐스팅…영화 제작사 대표役". Ten Asia Hankyung (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Kim Young-kwang, Jin Ki-joo, Kim Jae-kyung, Moo Jin-sung Line Up for Office Romance". Hancinema. January 16, 2019. Archived from the original on April 22, 2021. Retrieved January 17, 2019.
  17. ^ Park Chang-ki (May 12, 2021). "김재경, '악마판사' 합류 "즐겁게 촬영에 임할 것" [공식]". TenAsia (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved May 12, 2021.
  18. ^ Yoon Joon-pil (March 5, 2017). "레인보우 김재경, '복면가왕'에 떴습니다…발레리나 2R 진출". TenAsia (in Korean). Archived from the original on March 5, 2017. Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  19. ^ Jung, Yu-jin (December 31, 2018). 소지섭 ‘데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상’(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD] [So Ji-sub Soo'First Debut in 23 Years' (mbc Drama Awards)[Photo and HD]]. Newsen (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved June 5, 2020 – via Naver.

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