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Kim Ah Jung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Ah Joong made her first debut in the acting industry when she appeared in the drama Emperor of the Sea back in 2004.

One year later, in 2005, she gained popularity by acting in the movie When Romance Meets Destiny and drama Bizarre Bunch.

Ah Joong’s career breakthrough happened when she starred in 200 Pounds Beauty (2006) which gave her a lot of awards because of her role as an overweight girl in that movie, such as the 2007 Grand Bell Awards as the Best Actress.

She came back to acting after three years since then by starring in The Accidental Couple (2009), a romantic comedy-drama.

In 2010, Ah Joong acted in a science fiction movie, Amazing, and also a medical drama series, Sign, as a scientist.

Two years later, this Libra actress starred in My PS Partner (2012) alongside Ji Sung, which was followed by Steal My Heart (2013).

She then acted again in the drama Punch (2014), a legal drama that was aired on the SBS channel.

Later, Ah Joong made an appearance for Wanted (2016) and Live Up to Your Name (2017) with actor Kim Nam Gil.

Continuing her acting projects, she then made a comeback for the movie The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (2019) and a Disney+ drama, Grid (2022).

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  • Real Name: Kim Ah Joong (김아중)
  • Stage Name: Kim Ah Jung / Kim Ah Joong (김아중)
  • Also Known as: Gim Ah Jung, Kim A Joong, Kim A Jung
  • Nickname: Ah Joong
  • Birthday: October 16, 1982
  • Birthplace: Hwigyeong-Dong, Dongdaemun District, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 170 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Hwikyung Girls High School, Dongduk Women’s University. Korea University Graduate School (Majored in Journalism)
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  • Ah Jung once studied abroad in Switzerland.
  • She is a part of King Entertainment.
  • Her role models are Julianne Moore, Na Moon Hee, and Meryl Streep.
  • She was once involved in a case of tax evasion back in 2011.
  • Ah Jung is one of the Korean celebrities who was rumored to have a relationship with her co-stars in movie and drama projects.
  • Her Christian name is Maria.
  • Ah Jung once gave free watches for single mothers in 2015.
  • She thought that she is the kind of person who can’t date well.
  • Ah Jung is more curious about her own personality than dating.
  • She hasn’t dated anyone.
  • She also thought that love is too difficult.
  • Ah Jung said it’s hard to be friends with anyone and takes a lot of time.
  • Her ideal type is someone who is generous, gentle, has a wide perspective, and also has positive thoughts and feelings.

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  • The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (2019), as Kwak No Soon
  • The King (2017), as Sang Hee
  • Amazing (2013), as Erin
  • Catch Me (2013), as Yoon Jin Sook / Lee Sook Ja
  • My PS Partner (2012), as Yoon Jung
  • Foxy Festival (2010), as Soo Jung
  • 200 Pounds Beauty (2006), as Kang Hanna / Jenny
  • When Romance Meets Destiny (2005), as Lee Kyung Jae

Drama Series

  • Grid (Disney+ | 2022), as Jeong Sae Byeok
  • Live Up to Your Name (tvN | 2017), as Choi Yeon Kyung
  • Wanted (SBS | 2016), as Jung Hye In
  • Punch (SBS | 2014), as Shin Ha Gyung
  • Sign (SBS | 2011), as Go Da Kyung
  • The Accidental Couple (KBS2 | 2009), as Han Ji Soo
  • Bizarre Bunch (KBS1 | 2005), as Kim Jong Nam
  • Our Attitude to Prepare Parting (MBC | 2005), as Seo Hee Won
  • Emperor of the Sea (KBS2 | 2004), as Ha Jin


  • Korea Best Star Awards 2019 – Best Actress – The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos KBS Drama Awards 2009 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – The Accidental Couple 
  • Golden Cinematography Awards 2007 – Best New Actress – 200 Pounds Beauty
  • Mnet 20’s Choice Awards 2007 – Best Actress – 200 Pounds Beauty 
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2007 – Best Actress – 200 Pounds Beauty
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2006 – Most Popular Actress – When Romance Meets Destiny 
  • KBS Drama Awards 2005 – Best New Actress – Bizarre Bunch 


  • The Seoul Awards 2017 – Best TV Actress – Live Up to Your Name
  • APAN Star Awards 2016 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Wanted
  • SBS Drama Awards 2015 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special – Punch
  • SBS Drama Awards 2011 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama Special – Sign 
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2011 – Best TV Actress – Sign 
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2007 – Best Actress – 200 Pounds Beauty 
  • Korean Film Awards 2007 – Best Actress – 200 Pounds Beauty 
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2006 – Best New Actress – When Romance Meets Destiny

Kim Ah Jung is really an independent, hard-working, and amazing actress. She always focuses on her career and positivity. Salute!


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