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Kim Joo-ryoung Wiki, Biography, Age, Family, Career, Height, Net Worth

Kim Joo-ryoung is a South Korean actress. She gained international fame after playing ‘Han Mi-nyeo’ in the Netflix original web series ‘Squid Game’. Kim Joo-ryoung was born on Thursday, July 15, 1976 (age 45; as of 2021), in Gapyeong-gu, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. Her zodiac sign is Cancer. She graduated in drama and film from Dongguk University, Seoul, South Korea.

Physical appearance

Height: 5′ 6″ (167 cm)

Weight: 49kg

Eye Color: Black

Hair Color: Black


In 2010 she married a man two years her junior. Her husband is a professor who teaches management at Texas State University, San Marcos. She met her husband while acting in a play, which was directed by her husband. She has a daughter named Katherine.


Agency: Just Entertainment (Joined in September 2019)


She made her acting debut on a theater stage. She has acted in such plays as Amhaeng-eosa Joldoya (2001), Waiting For Specters (2005), Detective Hong Yoon-sik (2007), Checkmate (2009), Oneul-ui Jeonlyag-eun? (2010) and Scent of Love (2012). She is part of a theater company ‘Dream Play’.


In 2000, she made her film debut with ‘Plum Blossom’ as ‘Werther’.

She only played minor or supporting roles in the South Korean feature films Sorum (2001), Memories of Murder (2003), You Are My Sunshine (2005), No Mercy for the Rude (2006), and Paradise Murdered (2007). In 2007, she landed her first leading role as ‘Jae-hee’ in the South Korean feature film ‘Texture of Skin’. The film follows the story of a journalist named Min-woo, who indulges in a sexual relationship with his now-married ex-girlfriend, Jae-hee. However, he is distracted by the soul of a woman who died in her arms in an accident and in whose apartment she lived.

She went on to play supporting roles in the South Korean films Handphone (2009), Silenced (2011), Sleepless Night (2013), Bluebeard (2017), Land of Happiness (2018), and Spring, Again (2019). In 2017, she made her short film debut with ‘Girl at the Door’ (South Korean) as ‘Hye-ri’s mother’. The short is about a girl named Hye-ri who, unlike her submissive mother and her little brother, learns armbar maneuvers to gain the upper hand in a fight with her father, who becomes abusive. when he is drunk.

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In 2020, she appeared in the TV movie ‘SF8: Joan’s Galaxy’ as ‘Kim Jung-won’. The movie was broadcast on MBC.

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In 2017, she made her television debut with the KBS2 drama ‘Ms. Perfect.’

She then only played minor roles in Kdramas Criminal Minds (2017), Andante (2017), Ms. Hammurabi (2018), The Rich Son (2018), The Ghost Detective (2018), Mr.Sunshine (2018), Kingmaker: The Change Destiny (2020), The School Nurse Files (2020). She also made cameo appearances in Kdramas Queen of Mystery 2 (2018), Sky Castle (2018), Babel (2019), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), Voice 3 (2019) and Doctor John (2019). In 2019, she appeared in the one-act drama TV series ‘Drama Stage’ in the story ‘Woman with a Bleeding Ear’ as ‘Im Song-hee’. The story is about an office worker who is going to marry her boyfriend, whose ear bleeds every time she hears something she doesn’t want to hear.

In 2021, she appeared in Netflix’s survival drama TV series ‘Squid Game’, which was streamed and distributed by Netflix. Written and directed by South Korean filmmaker Hwang Dong-hyuk, the series is based on a contest, consisting of children’s games, involving 456 players to win a prize money of ₩45.6 billion; losers face the death penalty. She played the lead role of ‘Han Mi-nyeo’ (issue 212), a loud and manipulative woman who boasts of being a con artist and has been charged five times with fraud. Her reasons for entering the game are never made clear in the series. Other leading roles in the series were played by Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Jung Ho-yeon, Wi Ha-joon, O Yeong-su, Anupam Tripathi, and Heo Sung-tae. The series was a huge success globally, as it became Netflix’s most-watched series upon its release. The series is also the first South Korean drama to top Netflix’s top ten weekly lists of most-watched TV shows globally.


  • 2005 Incheon Theater Festival Best Actress Award
  • Chunhyang National Selection Contest in 1999

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