Kim Gyu Ri

Kim Gyu Ri - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Kim Gyu Ri landed her first job in the acting industry back in 1995 when she appeared in an SBS drama, LA Arirang, as a minor role.

Four years after that, this Leo actress then made a pretty notable comeback for School 1 (1999) and the popular movie Memento Mori (1999).

Her career then was followed by some acting projects in the early 2000s, such as her role in Like Father Unlike Son (2001), Hyeon-jeong, I Love You (2002), and The Nymph and The Con Artist (2003).

Later, Gyu Ri then acted for different roles in various dramas, Han River Ballad (2004) and Young-Jae’s Golden Days (2005).

In 2008, she got her career breakthrough after starring in the movie Portrait of a Beauty, which later rewarded her with some nominations and recognitions.

Two years later, she appeared in Five Senses of Eros (2009) and The Weird Missing Case of Mr. J with some pretty big success.

She came back to the drama industry after starring in God of War (2012) and Scandal (2013).

After that, Gyu Ri then appeared in other dramas, such as Cunning Single Lady (2014), Our Gab Soon (2016), and About Time (2018).

Later, her career then was continued by Designated Survivor: 60 Days (2019) and Green Mothers’ Club (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Min Sun (김민선)
  • Stage Name: Kim Gyu Ri (김규리)
  • Nickname: Gyu Ri
  • Birthday: August 16, 1979
  • Birthplace: Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 168 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Religion: Buddhism
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Dongduk Women’s University (Majored in Broadcasting and Entertainment)
  • Hobbies: Swimming, Painting
  • Parents: Park Jong Nam (mother)
  • Sibling: –
  • Boyfriend: Kim Joo Hyuk (ex)
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  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @kimqri
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  • YouTube: –

Facts 

  • Gyu Ri changed her original name, Kim Min Sun, to Kim Gyu Ri in November 2009.
  • She changed her name because she got the nickname “Gyu Ri” at home in her childhood days.
  • Gyu Ri is under MBK Entertainment.
  • For her, changing her name was a fresh new start.
  • Gyu Ri once was involved in the 2008 controversy about eating beef imported from the United States.
  • Her ex-boyfriend, Kim Joo Hyuk, was her co-star in God of War.
  • Her ideal type is…

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Movies

  • The Gangster, The Cop, The Devil (2019), as Cha Seo Jin
  • Revivre (2014), as Choo Eun Joo
  • Another Family (2014), as Yoo Nan Joo
  • My Dear Girl, Jin-Young (2013), as Kim Jin Young
  • Doomsday Book (2012), as Bodhisattva Hye Joo
  • Poongsan (2011), as In Ok
  • Shotgun Love (2011), as So Yeon
  • HaHaHa (2010), as No Jung Hwa
  • Looking For My Wife (2010), as Yoo Young Shim (cameo)
  • The Weird Missing Case of Mr. J (2009), as Yu Mi Seon
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Kim Mi Jin
  • Antique (2008), as Jin Hyuk’s 4th girlfriend
  • Portrait of a Beauty (2008), as Shin Yun Bok / Shin Yun Jeong
  • Rainbow Eyes (2007), as Eun Ju
  • For Eternal Hearts (2007), as Pippi
  • Low Life (2004), as Park Hye Ok
  • My Beautiful Days (2002), as Hyun Ji
  • 2009: Lost Memories (2002), as Kindergarten teacher
  • Afrika (2002), as Min Sun
  • Bloody Beach (2000), as Doyeon
  • Summer Story (2000), as Han Yeo Reum
  • Memento Mori (1999) – Min Ah

TV Movies

  • Drama Special: Hurry Up and Tell Me (KBS2 | 2010), as Choi Yeong Hui

Drama Series

  • Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC | 2022), as Jin Ha
  • Designated Survivor: 60 Days (tvN | 2019), as Choi Kang Yeon
  • About Time (tvN | 2018), as Kim Joon A
  • Our Gab-Soon (SBS | 2016-2017), as Heo Da Hae
  • The King’s Face (KBS2 | 2014-2015), as Gwiin Kim
  • Cunning Single Lady (MBC | 2014), as Kook Yeo Jin
  • Scandal: A Shocking and Wrongful Incident (MBC | 2013), as Jang Joo Ha
  • God of War (MBC | 2012), as Choi Song Yi
  • Loveholic (KBS2 | 2005), as Lee Yool Joo
  • Young-Jae’s Golden Days (MBC | 2005), as Joo Young Jae
  • Han River Ballad (MBC | 2004), as Yoon Na Young
  • The Nymph and the Con Artist (SBS | 2003), as Song Kyung Sook
  • Glass Slippers (SBS | 2002), as Woo Seung Hee
  • Hyeon-jeong, I Love You (MBC | 2002), as Lee Hyeon Jeong
  • Like Father Unlike Son (KBS2 | 2001-2002), as Lee Soo Jin
  • Morning Without Parting (SBS | 2000), as Han Jung Seo
  • Medical Center (SBS | 2000), as Jo Soo Ahn
  • School 1 (KBS2 | 1999), as Park Na Ri
  • LA Arirang (SBS | 1995)

TV Shows

  • Law of the Jungle in Solomon Islands (SBS | 2014), as cast member
  • Dancing with the Stars Season 2 and 3 (MBC | 2012), as host
  • Dancing with the Stars Season 1 (MBC | 2011), as contestant

Music Video Appearances

  • It Hurts (2011) – Yangpa
  • I’ll Hure More (2010) – Hwanhee
  • Love… That Guy (2009) – Bobby Kim
  • Sunflower (2004) – Park Sang Min
  • Love Is More Beautiful When You Can’t Have It (2004) – Tony An
  • Elevator (2002) – Park Jin Young

Awards

  • MBC Entertainment Awards 2012 – Popularity Award, MC category – Dancing with the Stars
  • MBC Drama Awards 2004 – Excellence Award, Actress – Ode to the Han River
  • SBS Drama Awards 2002 – Best Supporting Actress – Glass Slippers
  • MBC Drama Awards 2002 – Best New Actress – I Love You, Hyun-jung
  • KBS Drama Awards 2001 – Best New Actress – Like Father, Unlike Son
  • Korean Association of Film Critics Awards 2000 – Best New Actress – Memento Mori
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2000 – Best New Actress – Memento Mori

Nominations

  • MBC Drama Awards 2013 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama – The Scandal
  • MBC Drama Awards 2012 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama – God of War
  • Grand Bell Awards 2009 – Best Actress – Portrait of a Beauty
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2009 – Best Actress – Portrait of a Beauty

Kim Gyu Ri is a really talented entertainer. She can act really well, host really well, and perform really well. Good job!

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