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Kim Tae Ri (Kim Taeri)

Kim Tae Ri (Kim Taeri) Profile, Facts, and TMI

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Kim Tae Ri (Kim Taeri) Profile

  • Birth Name: 김태리 (Kim Tae Ri)
  • Stage Name: Kim Tae Ri
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1990.04.24
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Height: 166 cm
  • Blood Type: B
  • Agency: Management MMM
  • Instagram: @kimtaeri_official

Kim Tae Ri (Kim Taeri) Facts & TMI

  • Kim Tae Ri was born in Seoul, South Korea
  • Her family consists of parents, grandmother, elder brother, and herself
  • She attended to Kyunghee University majoring in Journalism and Communication
  • She got into acting after she joined theater club in college
  • After she graduated from university, she worked as theater technical crew in Daehakro
  • She began her acting career in theater in 2013
  • Before commercial debut, she joined short movie project entitled Moon Young in 2013
  • One year later, she joined artist management J-Wide Company and began to appear in several commercials including The Body Shop CF
  • She also attended several auditions for actress but she got rejected
  • In 2016, she made first acting debut in Park Chan Wook’s critical acclaim movie The Handmaiden
  • She has to beat 1500 candidates for her role in The Handmaiden
  • Her acting performance in The Handmaiden was highly appreciated as she won several movie awards such as 37th Blue Dragon Film Awards, 2016 Director’s Cut Awards, 25th Buil Film Awards, and 2016 Busan Film Critics Awards
  • In 2017, she appeared in two movies, Moon Young and 1987: When The Day Comes, as the main role
  • The next year, she filmed Little Forest and won 2018 Director’s Cut Award for Best Actress
  • Her role in Little Forest also brought her to several nominations such as 39th Blue Dragon Film Award, 54th Baeksang Arts Award and 27th Buil Film Award
  • She debuted in drama series through tvN’s period drama Mr. Sunshine in 2018 and this drama becomes one of the highest-rated drama in cable TV history
  • After three year vacuum, she is back with blockbuster movie, Space Sweepers starring Song Joong Ki
  • In 2022, she gets the leading role in tvN’s romantic drama Twenty-Five, Twenty-One along with Nam Joo Hyuk
  • She currently joins Management MMM, same agency with Jeon Yeo Been
  • She becomes Korean ambassador of Prada


‘Alien’ (2021)
‘Space Sweepers’ as captain Jang (2021)
‘Little Forest’ as Hye Won (2018)
‘1987: When The Day Comes’ as Yeon Hee (2017)
‘Moon Young’ as Moon Young (2017)
‘The Handmaiden’ as Sook Hee (2016)

TV Series

Twenty-Five, Twenty-One‘ as Na Hee Do (tvN/ 2022)
‘Mr. Sunshine’ as Ae Shin (tvN/ 2018)
‘Entourage’ as herself – ep. 1 (tvN/ 2016)


6th APAN Star Awards: Best New Actress (“Mr. Sunshine”) – October 13, 2018
Director’s Cut Awards: Best Actress (“Little Forest”) – 2018
11th Asian Film Awards: Best Newcomer (“The Handmaiden”) – March 21, 2017
KOFRA Film Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – 2017
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – November 25, 2016
25th Buil Film Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – October 7, 2016
Busan Film Critics Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – 2016
Cine 21 Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – 2016
Director’s Cut Awards: Best New Actress (“The Handmaiden”) – 2016

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