Kim Min-jung (actress)

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Kim Min-jung
Born (1982-07-30) July 30, 1982 (age 37)
EducationHanyang University
Theater and Film
Years active1988–present
AgentGreat Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationKim Min-jeong
McCune–ReischauerKim Minjŏng

Kim Min-jung (Korean김민정; born July 30, 1982) is a South Korean actress.[1][2][3]


Kim made her acting debut in 1988, at six years old, in the MBC Best Theater episode Widow. She then starred in numerous television dramas as one of the most in-demand and praised child actresses of her generation.[4] As she grew up, she would become one of the few Korean child actors who successfully transitioned into adult roles.[5] Kim's more notable TV series include Ireland, Fashion 70's, New Heart,[6] Strike Love,[7] and The Thorn Birds.[8] She has also appeared in films such as Flying Boys, Forbidden Quest,[9] and The Scam.[10][11] In 2018, Kim was cast in Kim Eun-sook's romance melodrama Mr. Sunshine.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1989 Samtos and Dori with Braids
1992 Come Back, Frog Boys
1993 Kid Cop
1995 ??? ???
1998 Zzang Class President
Whispering Corridors chatter
2002 L'abri: Bus Stop So-hee
2003 Project X
2004 Flying Boys Hwangbo Soo-jin
2006 Forbidden Quest Jeong-bin
2009 The Scam Yoo Seo-yeon
2012 Return of the Mafia Kim Hyo-jeong [13]
2013 Queen of the Night Hee-joo [14]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2019 My Fellow Citizens![15] Park Hoo-ja KBS2
2018 Mr. Sunshine Kudo Hina / Lee Yang-hwa tvN
2017 Man to Man[16] Cha Do-ha jTBC
2015 The Merchant: Gaekju 2015[17] Mae-wol KBS2
2014 Gap-dong[18] Oh Maria tvN
2012 The Third Hospital[19] Jin Hye-in
2011 The Thorn Birds Han Yoo-kyung KBS2
2009 Strike Love Choi Eom-ji MBC
2007 New Heart Nam Hye-suk
2006 Stranger Than Paradise[20] Yoo-hee-ram SBS
2005 Fashion 70's Ko Joon-hee / Kang-hee
2004 Ireland Han Shi-yeon MBC
2003 Land of Wine Sun-hee SBS
2002 The Thought of Wearing Rubber Shoes Backwards MBC
Rival Jung Chae-yeon SBS
Sidestreet People KBS
2001 Mina KBS2
2000 She's the One KBS
Medical Center SBS
The Unstoppables
Bad Boys MBC
1999 Invitation KBS
I'm Still Loving You MBC
KAIST Kim Min-hee SBS
Nice Girls KBS
1998 Sunflower MBC
See and See Again
The King and the Queen Queen Jeong-sun KBS
MBC Best Theater: 설사약 권하는 사회 MBC
1997 Yesterday
Wedding Dress KBS
70-minute Drama: Isle SBS
70-minute Drama: Baby Blues Parenting Diary
70-minute Drama: Baby Blues Fetal Diary
Drama City: There's Still Time to Love KBS2
1996 Start KBS
Jo Gwang-jo
Princess Deok-hye MBC
1995 Adolescence 2
Jang Nok-su
1994 Stranger in Paradise
1992 Women's Theater: Shaking Distance SBS
1991 Flower That Never Wilts KBS
1990 Bizarre Family, Bizarre School MBC
1988 MBC Best Theater:Widow

Variety show[edit]

  • Kiss Kiss Kiss: What Children Like (MBC)
  • 2002: Music Bank (KBS2)
  • 2012: The Duet (MBN)
  • 2016: Tasty Road with Girl's Day Yura (Olive TV)[21]


  • 2009: "From Me to You" (from Strike Love OST)



  1. ^ 김민정 :: 네이버 인물검색. Naver (in Korean). Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  2. ^ "Kim Min-jung (김민정, Korean music department, actress)". HanCinema. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  3. ^ "KIM Min-jung". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  4. ^ "Kim Min-Jung (김민정)". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  5. ^ "From Kim Min-jeong to Kang Soo-yeon, Best 5 child actors". Hancinema. May 15, 2008. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  6. ^ Kwon Mee-yoo, Han Sang-hee (December 5, 2007). "New Medical Drama New Heart to Hit TV". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on April 7, 2014. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  7. ^ "Strike Love". MBC Global Media.
  8. ^ Kwon, Mee-yoo (February 27, 2011). "Love, lies & family secrets". The Korea Times. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  9. ^ "Heavy Scandal". Hancinema. The Korea Herald. February 16, 2006.
  10. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (January 7, 2009). "Park Yong-ha Returns as Scam Artist". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on December 27, 2013. Retrieved November 18, 2012.
  11. ^ "First Korean film to tackle the stock market". Hancinema. The Korea Herald. January 6, 2009.
  12. ^ "Kim Min-jung Joins "Mr. Sunshine"". Hancinema. SE Daily. February 18, 2018.
  13. ^ "The Return of the Family' Jun Ho-Min Jung vs Dujun-Na Eun, Christmas steal-cuts revealed". Yahoo. Star News. December 26, 2012.
  14. ^ "Chun Jung Myung, Kim Min Jung Cast as Leads for 'Queen of the Night'". Mwave. December 10, 2012. Archived from the original on February 13, 2018. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  15. ^ "[공식]최시원X이유영X김민정, '국민 여러분' 캐스팅 확정…내년 3월 첫 방송". Sports Chosun (in Korean). December 8, 2018.
  16. ^ "JTBC drama to star Kim Min-jung". Korea JoongAng Daily. September 28, 2016.
  17. ^ ""The Merchant: Gaekju 2015", "Twenty Again" and "All About My Mom" reunite stars with producers". Hancinema. Sports Donga. August 19, 2015.
  18. ^ "Kim Min-jung's transformation in "Gabdong - The Serial Killer"". Hancinema. TV Daily. March 27, 2014.
  19. ^ "Sooyoung, Kim Min Jung for ′The Third Hospital′". Mwave. March 20, 2012.
  20. ^ "Kim MinJung, selected for the female lead in a drama 'Stranger than Paradise'". Mwave. May 9, 2006.
  21. ^ "Girl′s Day Yura and Kim Min Jung Confirmed as New ′2016 Tasty Road′ MCs". Mwave. January 19, 2006.
  22. ^ "이병헌, '미스터 션샤인' 대상 수상..정해인 2관왕(종합)[2018 APAN]". Osen (in Korean). October 13, 2018.
  23. ^ "'하나뿐인내편' 최수종, 2019 코리아드라마 어워즈 대상 영예[공식]". Osen (in Korean). October 2, 2019.

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