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

Kim Ah Joong is a South Korean actress. She gained fame due to her roles in Korean movies such as 200 Pounds Beauty (2006) and Whatcha Wearin’? (2012).


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
  • 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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  • Twitter: @AJoongKim
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  • Instagram: @ashia_kim
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’6″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Kim Se Joong

Boyfriend & Dating History

She has never been involved in any publicly disclosed romance. She most likely wants to keep her personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

She has accumulated around $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to multiple sources. It appears that she earns most of her income through acting.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change her appearance.


  • 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

  • Behind Every Star (tvN | 2022), as Kim Ah Joong (ep.12)
  • 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


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


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


“I really don’t date. To be honest, I can’t. Because of work? You can date and work at the same time. I just wasn’t able to date.”

“You say it’s a surprise that I haven’t had any dating scandals, but I haven’t dated anyone, so there haven’t been any scandals. I can say that with a clear conscience.”

“I want to be an actress that can do any role no matter her age.”

“There are times when I feel limited as an actress. It’s hard for a movie that has a woman in the starring role to do well. People don’t invest in it. It’s okay if someone says, ‘The narrative is weak, it needs a more original approach” because you can apply a concrete solution. But when someone tells you, ‘It’s not the time for a female-led production right now, it’s hard to invest in it,’ that’s really hard to accept.”

“I strongly feel that actresses and females in film are unable to overcome the barriers of a male-centered industry if we do not band together and put in the effort, such as launching a Women’s Film Festival.”

“We face a situation where females have to work incredibly hard to even at least be considered on the same level as males.”

“The reality is that there is rarely a place for an actress in productions, particularly films. Most films being produced these days have a multi-casting style, with male actors boasting big-name values in the center.”


Who is Kim Ah Joong?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kim Ah Joong’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Ah Joong (김아중).

What makes Kim Ah Joong famous?

She gained fame due to her roles in Korean movies such as 200 Pounds Beauty (2006) and Whatcha Wearin’? (2012).

Where is Kim Ah Joong from?

She was born in Hwigyeong-Dong, Dongdaemun District, Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Ah Joong?

She was born in 1982, and she is 42 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Ah Joong celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 16th of every October.

How tall is Kim Ah Joong?

Her height is 5’6″ or 170 cm.

Who are Kim Ah Joong’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Kim Ah Joong married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kim Ah Joong’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Ah Joong?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Kim Ah Joong’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

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