Oh Hyun-kyung

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Oh Hyun-kyung
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Oh Sang-ji

(1970-03-25) March 25, 1970 (age 48)
EducationDankook University – Theater and Film
Chung-Ang University Graduate School – Theater and Film
Years active1988–present
AgentHuayi Brothers
(formerly Sim Entertainment)
Spouse(s)Hong Seung-pyo (2002–2006; divorced)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationO Hyeon-gyeong
McCune–ReischauerO Hyŏn-gyŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationO Sang-ji
McCune–ReischauerO Sang-ji

Oh Hyun-kyung (born Oh Sang-ji on March 25, 1970) is a South Korean actress.


Oh Sang-ji won the 1989 Miss Korea beauty pageant,[1] and represented her country at the Miss Universe 1990 pageant. She immediately rose to stardom. Using the stage name Oh Hyun-kyung, she received many television offers and began acting. She was also briefly an adjunct professor at Kongju Communication Arts College. But her career came to a halt in 1998 when a 28-minute video clip explicitly showing her having intercourse with her then-boyfriend was uploaded on file-sharing websites. Oh asked prosecutors to investigate the circumstances that led to the widespread circulation of the sex video, claiming that someone had earlier attempted to blackmail her for money.[2] Despite proof that the video had been filmed without her consent and the boyfriend had released it with malicious intent,[3] the scandal caused her to be harshly criticized in the media and Oh was forced to quit acting.[citation needed] She left the country for the United States, where she lived for three years and struggled economically.[citation needed]

In 2001 she returned to Korea and later found herself in the public eye once again after a hush-hush wedding in September 2002 to Kemongsa president Hong Seung-pyo (the M&A specialist played by Bae Yong-joon in the TV series Hotelier was based on Hong).[4] Oh gave birth to a daughter in 2003, and started a golf fashion business the year after. But in 2004 her husband Hong was arrested for embezzlement, leading to Oh divorcing him in June 2006.[5][6]

Calling her 10-year self-imposed exile from the public limelight "a living nightmare," Oh returned to television in 2007 in the melodrama First Wives' Club.[7] Her acting comeback was a success,[8] and Oh has since starred in a succession of dramas, among them High Kick Through the Roof, Gloria,[9] Miss Ajumma, The Great Seer,[10] She Is Wow!, Wang's Family, Legendary Witches, and The Bird That Sheds No Tears.


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1988 The Tree of Love KBS2
1989 People from Dangchu-dong taekwondo instructor 아셔더 KBS1
1990 Ambitious Times Park Hyung-sook KBS2
1992 The Kingdom of Anger Lee Bok-nam MBC
Wild Chrysanthemum Eun-kyung KBS1
Wind in the Grass Je-ni MBC
1994 Keep Your Voice Down SBS
Way of Living: Man Jang Soo-mi SBS
Police Song Chae-yeon KBS2
My Son's Woman Im Ji-sook MBC
1995 Flames of Ambition Park Boo-hee SBS
To Make a Man Young-ae KBS2
1996 Color KBS2
A Faraway Country Jang Sang-hee KBS2
Splendid Holiday Lee Han-na MBC
1997 Into the Storm Eun-joo KBS2
Fireworks Jae-hee MBC
Three Women Moon-jung KBS2
Because I Love You Eo Ji-na SBS
2007 First Wives' Club Na Hwa-shin SBS
2009 High Kick Through the Roof Lee Hyun-kyung MBC
Mrs. Town Seo Hong-joo tvN
2010 Gloria Na Jin-joo MBC
2011 Miss Ajumma Kang Geum-hwa SBS
Protect the Boss blind date (cameo) SBS
Birdie Buddy Min Se-hwa tvN
The Peak Lee Joong-jik MBC
2012 The Great Seer Soo Ryun-gae SBS
2013 She Is Wow! Jo A-ra tvN
Don't Look Back : The Legend of Orpheus Yoo Sun-young KBS2
Wang's Family Wang Su-bak KBS2
2014 A Mother's Choice Jin So-young SBS
Legendary Witches Son Poong-geum MBC
2015 A Bird That Doesn't Sing Chun Mi-ja tvN
2016 Beautiful Gong Shim Joo Jae-boon SBS
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Lee Dong-sook KBS2
2018 Radio Romance Nam Joo-ha KBS2
A Pledge to God Kim Jae-hee MBC


Year Title Role
2015 Twenty Dong-woo's mother (cameo)

Variety show[edit]

Year/Date Title Role Network
1993 FM Is My Friend (radio program) DJ MBC
1995 스타 한마당 우리는 맞수 MC HBS
1996 Saturday Mystery Theatre MC SBS
도전! 남자 중의 남자 MC HBS
Super Sunday – Woman Theater with Oh Hyun-kyung MC KBS2
1997 시선 집중 패션 자키 MC GTV
퀴즈 영화탐험 MC MBC
2011-04-30 – 2011-11-30 Love Story (music talk show) MC tvN
2013-07-14 – 2013-10-27 Miss Korea Secret Garden MC JTBC
2013-09-05 – 2013-10-06 The Bucket List MC KBS2
2014-06-03 Child Comfort MC JTBC
2014-06-03 Tell Me Your Wish MC MBC QueeN
2017-06-24 – 2017-07-01 Battle Trip Contestant with Jung Si-ah KBS2
2017-07-07 – present Living Together in Empty Room Cast member MBC

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1989 Miss Korea N/A N/A Won
1990 KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Ambitious Times Won
2008 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Best Actress, TV category First Wives' Club Won
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Won
Best Coup with Lee Sang-woo Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Won
Grand Prize (Daesang) Nominated
2011 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Miss Ajumma Nominated
2012 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama Special The Great Seer Nominated
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Wang's Family Nominated
2014 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Legendary Witches Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Drama Short A Mother's Choice Won
2015 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Legendary Witches Won


  1. ^ "오현경 (1989 미스코리아 진)" Archived 2013-12-27 at the Wayback Machine. (in Korean). Miss Korea. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  2. ^ Chung, Byeong-seon (8 June 1999). "Oh Files Charges With Prosecution". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  3. ^ Park, Si-soo (15 February 2012). "Right to be forgotten matters in Internet Age". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  4. ^ Choi, Seung-hyun (19 August 2002). "Former Actress to Wed Businessman". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  5. ^ "Former Miss Korea Divorces Jailbird Husband". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  6. ^ "Troubled Oh Hyung-kyung "Headed for Stability"". The Chosun Ilbo. 1 September 2006. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  7. ^ Sa, Eun-young (8 August 2007). "Actress Oh Comes Back After 10 Years". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  8. ^ "Oh Hyun-kyung Rediscovers Her Love of Acting". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 December 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-08.
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia; Lee, Ji-hye (28 July 2010). "Bae Doo-na was "worried over bad singing"". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-08.
  10. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (27 September 2012). "The Great Seer Cast Members Eager to Kick off New Historical Drama". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-08.

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Preceded by
Kim Sung-ryung
Miss Korea
Succeeded by
Seo Jung-min