Kim Jae-kyung

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Kim Jae-kyung
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Kim Jae-kyung in a press conference for The Secret Life of My Secretary (May 2019)
Native name
Kim Jae-kyung

(1988-12-24) December 24, 1988 (age 30)
RelativesKim Jae-hyun (brother)
Musical career
Years active2009–present
LabelsDSP Media
Namoo Actors
Associated acts
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Jae-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Chae-gyŏng

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


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.



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.


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]



Solo artist[edit]

Year Song Title From Album Duration Artist
2010 I Love You, I Like You Secret Agent Miss Oh OST 3:28 With Cho Hyun-young
2011 You and I City Hunter OST 3:35 Solo
2014 Maybe Quiz of God 4 OST 3:32 Solo
2015 Is It the Start? Noble, My Love OST 3:35 With Sung Hoon



Year Title Role Notes
2010 Heartbeat Cameo

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
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 Cameo
2014 Inspiring Generation KBS2 Meiling
Quiz of God Season 4 OCN Im Tae-kyung
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 Special appearance
Life on Mars OCN Han Mal-sook [12]
Bad Papa MBC Cha Ji-woo [13]
2019 The Secret Life of My Secretary SBS Veronica Park [14][15]

Web drama[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Noble, My Love Cha Yoon-seo Leading role

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2010 Honey Jar MBC main cast
2010–2011 100 Points Out of 100 KBS2 main cast
2012 Law of the Jungle W SBS main cast
2013–2014 The Genius: Rule Breaker tvN contestant
2015 Get It Beauty OnStyle co-host
2015 Always Cantare 2 tvN main cast
2016 Beauty Bible KBS co-host with Jessica Jung
2017 King of Mask Singer MBC Contestant as "A Monstrous Net" (Episode 101)[16]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2018 MBC Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama Bad Papa Won [17]


  1. ^ "Rainbow's biography at Universal Music Japan website" (in Japanese). Universal Music Japan. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  2. ^ "Rainbow's Kim Jae Kyung Shares a Doll Face Selca". Soompi. December 30, 2012. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Jaekyung reveals she also turned down an offer to join SM Entertainment".
  4. ^ Kim, Hyun-rok (29 July 2010). "'꿀단지' 미녀 3인방 '주목!'" (in Korean). starnews. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  5. ^ 레인보우 재경, 종편 드라마로 연기자 데뷔 (in Korean). Nate. March 14, 2011. Retrieved June 19, 2012.
  6. ^ "Rainbow's Kim Jae Kyung is all over pork belly after shooting Law of the Jungle W". 3 November 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-17.[permanent dead link]
  7. ^ "Rainbow's Jaekyung shows her bare face on 'Laws of the Jungle W'". allkpop. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  8. ^ Kim, Ka-young (3 December 2013). "'더지니어스2' 재경 "출연진 보고 내 부족함 느껴…우뇌 사용할 것"" (in Korean). TV report. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  9. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (30 April 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 2 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-02.
  10. ^ Ghim, Sora (9 June 2015). "Will The Members Of 'Always Cantare' Season 2 Be Successful?". bntnews. Retrieved 2015-08-17.
  11. ^ "Kim Jae-kyung signs with Lee Joon-gi's agency". Kpop Herald. December 21, 2016.
  12. ^ "김재경, '라이프 온 마스' 출연…츤데레 걸크러시 변신". TenAsia (in Korean). April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "Kim Jae-kyung cast in 'Bad Papa'". Kpop Herald. June 18, 2018.
  14. ^ Kim Ji-won (16 January 2019). "김재경, '초면에 사랑합니다' 캐스팅…영화 제작사 대표役". Ten Asia Hankyung (in Korean).
  15. ^ "Kim Young-kwang, Jin Ki-joo, Kim Jae-kyung, Moo Jin-sung Line Up for Office Romance". Hancinema. January 16, 2019.
  16. ^ Yoon Joon-pil (March 5, 2017). "레인보우 김재경, '복면가왕'에 떴습니다…발레리나 2R 진출". TenAsia (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2017.
  17. ^ "소지섭 '데뷔 23년 만에 첫 대상'(mbc연기대상)[포토엔HD]". Newsen (in Korean). December 31, 2018.

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