Kim Seul-gi

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Kim Seul-gi
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Kim Seul-gi in August 2016.
Born (1991-10-10) October 10, 1991 (age 29)
Busan, South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts
  • Actress
  • Comedienne
Years active2011–present
AgentNoon Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Seul-gi
McCune–ReischauerKim Sŭl-ki

Kim Seul-gi (born October 10, 1991) is a South Korean actress who starred in many critically acclaimed dramas including Oh My Ghost (2015), Splash Splash Love (2015) and The Guardians (2017). She is also a former cast member of tvN's entertainment show SNL Korea.


Hailing from Busan, Kim enjoyed making people laugh from an early age. According to an interview, during her third year of high school, she started to prepare for a career of professional acting, to overcome a broken heart. She eventually attended the Seoul Institute of the Arts, a leading university for arts and entertainment in South Korea. In 2011, she participated in a 30th anniversary memorial play on a college society called Venture to Meet (만남의 시도), with Jang Jin, a well-known film director. Months later in mid-2011, when Jang Jin was looking for cast members for the live comic variety show called SNL Korea, he recruited Kim as a cast member. While gaining support on this experimental live programme consistently, her popularity significantly increased, especially in the latter half of 2012.[1]

She is a member of both as so-called "Jang Jin's Division" (장진사단), a group of entertainers who have been influenced by Jang Jin, and part of his entertainment company called Film-it-suda (필름있수다).[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2012 Dong-haeng Soo-ah Independent films
Pyung Haeng-Sun Han Se-ah
2013 Horror Stories 2 Yoon Mi-ra Segment: Accident
2014 Miss Granny Ban Ha-na
Ode to My Father Yoon Kkeut-soon
2016 Mood of the Day Assistant Manager Hong Cameo
Take-Off 2 Jo Mi-ran
Lost in the Moonlight Darami Voice only
2017 Fabricated City Eun-pye
2019 Jesters: The Game Changers[3] Geun-deok
Present[4] Bo-ra VR film

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes
2011 Heartstrings Musical member MBC
2012 21st Century Family Kim Seul-gi tvN
Drama Special: The Whereabouts of Noh Sook-ja Student KBS2
Drama Special: Another Wedding Han Ji-hye
2013 My Cute Guys Kim Seul-gi tvN
Infinite Power Kim Sol Naver
Pretty Man Dokgo Ma-te's high school teacher KBS2 Cameo (Ep. 1)
Reply 1994 Sseureki's cousin tvN Cameo (Ep. 14–15)
2014 Drama Special: I'm Dying Soon Kim Sa-rang KBS2
The Idle Mermaid Ahn Hye-young tvN
Discovery of Love Yoon Sol KBS2
Drama Festival: A Resentful Woman's Diary Gong Jwi MBC
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Heo Sook-hee Cameo (Ep. 1–4)
Oh My Ghost Shin Soon-ae tvN
Splash Splash Love Jang Dan-bi MBC
2016 Second To Last Love[5] Go Mi-rye SBS
Love in the Moonlight Eunuch trainee KBS2 Cameo (Ep. 18)
2017 Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo[6] Seul-gi MBC Cameo (Ep. 15)
Legend of the Blue Sea Mermaid SBS Cameo (Ep. 20)
Three Color Fantasy: Romance Full of Life Fisherwoman MBC Cameo (Ep. 6)
Three Color Fantasy: Queen of the Ring Mo Nan-hee
The Guardians[7] Seo Bo-mi
2018 Drama Stage: All About My Rival in Love Seon-young tvN
2019–20 Love with Flaws Kim Mi-kyung MBC
2020 Find Me in Your Memory[8] Yeo Ha-kyung
Hi Bye, Mama! Shin Soon-ae tvN Cameo (Ep. 10)

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2012 The Taste of Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Commentator and as a crew member
2011–13 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Cast member (Seasons 1–4)
2013 20's Choice Awards Mnet Moderator alongside Lee Min-woo and Jun Jin and acted on a music performance of Lee Hyori's Bad Girls with Ahn Young-mi during the show[9]
2017 I Live Alone MBC Ep 204
2019 Surfing House [ko] JTBC Main host[10]

Notable characters on SNL Korea[edit]


  • 2013: tvN Paik Ji-yeon's People Inside (백지연의 피플인사이드), interview of SNL Korea's crew, alongside Kim Min-kyo, Jeong Seong-ho, and Jeong Myeong-ok (Episode 353 on May 1)
  • 2013: tvN Active Talk Show: Taxi (현장토크쇼 택시), alongside Park Jae-beom (April 8)
  • 2013: Mnet Music Triangle (뮤직 트라이앵글), as singer and interviewee of a song "I Woke Up Because of You" (너땜에 잠이깨) (March 6)
  • 2013: SBS TV Entertainment Tonight (한밤의 TV연예), as "4 New-trendsetters of 2013" (February 27)
  • 2013: Mnet Wide Entertainment News (와이드 연예뉴스), as "Hidden card(highly anticipated entertainer) of the year 2013" (January 9)
  • 2012: EBS Mother-story: (어머니 전) Director Jang Jin and his mother, appeared during a preparation of Clumsy people with Kim Min-kyo (Episode 30 on September 28)



Year Title Role
2013 Tomorrow Morning Kat
2013–14 December: Unfinished Song Yeo-il
2014 Goong: The Musical Chae-kyung


Year Title Role
2011 Romeo Landing On Earth Mimi
2011–12 Return to Hamlet Yi-yeon
2012–13 Clumsy People Yoo Hwa-yi



Year Title Album Notes
2013 "Rude Girl" (발칙한 녀) She is Wow! OST Featured with Jay Park
"I Woke Up Because of You" (너 땜에 잠이 깨) My Cute Guys OST Featured with Go Kyung-pyo

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2013 "Bad Girls" Lee Hyori
"Thank You, Thank You" Ra.D

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2013 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Booming Star – Female SNL Korea and My Cute Guys Nominated
2014 3rd APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Discovery of Love Won
MBC Drama Awards Best Actress in a Drama Short A Resentful Woman's Diary Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Discovery of Love and I'm Dying Soon Won
2015 10th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Miss Granny Nominated
Best New Actress Ode to My Father Won
51st Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Discovery of Love Nominated
2016 11th Seoul International Drama Awards Best Actress Splash Splash Love Nominated
4th Annual DramaFever Awards Best Supporting Actress Oh My Ghost Won
Best Womance with Park Bo-young Nominated
tvN10 Awards Best Chemistry with Park Bo-young Won
Made in tvN, Actress in Variety Saturday Night Live Korea Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Romantic Comedy Drama Second To Last Love Nominated
2017 22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Special Popularity Award N/A Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Monday-Tuesday Drama The Guardians Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries Love with Flaws Nominated


  1. ^ SNL Korea - Yeouido Teletubbies's actress Kim Seul-gi (Korean), Kyunghyang Shinmun, December 19, 2012, Retrieved on January 7, 2013
  2. ^ "DC Interview with Kim Seul-gi (Korean), DC News, January 3, 2013, Retrieved on January 7, 2013".
  3. ^
  4. ^ "SHIN Ha-kyun, SUHO and KIM Seul-ki Accept HUR Jin-ho's PRESENT". Korean Film Biz Zone. September 9, 2019.
  5. ^ Jung Ahn-ji (May 23, 2016). "김슬기, SBS '끝에서 두 번째 사랑' 캐스팅...웹툰 작가 변신 (공식)". The Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  6. ^ '역도요정 김복주' 김슬기 카메오…"즐거웠다" (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved 2017-01-03.
  7. ^ "MBC 측 "이시영·김영광·김태훈·김슬기·키, '파수꾼' 출연 확정" [종합]". Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  8. ^ "Kim Seul-gi Joins "Find Me in Your Memory"". HanCinema. January 23, 2020. Retrieved March 18, 2020.
  9. ^ SHINHWA Lee Minwoo, JunJin, Kim Seul-ki to Host Mnet's "20's Choice" Tonight Archived 2013-12-31 at the Wayback Machine, tenasia, July 18, 2013, Retrieved on July 18, 2013.
  10. ^ 조여정·송재림·김슬기·전성우 ‘서핑하우스’ 출연, 7월21일 첫방 [공식입장]. Newsen (in Korean). 2015-06-10.
  11. ^ Laugh and Enjoy a Satire of the Presidential Election, "Yeouido Teletubbies", Kyunghyang Shinmun, November 7, 2012, Retrieved on January 18, 2013.

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