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Kim Jae Hwa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Jae Hwa is a South Korean actress. She’s best known for her appearances in various Korean movies such as Escape from Mogadishu (2021) and Traffickers (2012).


Kim Jae Hwa made her acting debut with the movie Harmony in 2009 and began to earn respect following her role in another movie titled As One in 2012.

Throughout her career, she only took minor roles for several projects both movies and drama series like The Yellow Sea (2010), Quick (2011), The Innocent Man (2012), and so on.

In fact, most of the roles she played so far are secondary to others. Though, the gravity of certain characters she played is getting more and more important to the narratives.

That being said, as she gained more experience in handling diverse roles, she started to accept the offer to play a major character, for example, in the drama series Cleaning Up (2022).

Besides being an actress, she has also been active in the realm of TV shows. Some of the TV shows she was featured in are Kick a Goal (2021), Unexpected Business (2021), and Real Men 300 (2018).

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  • Real Name: Kim Jae Hwa (김재화)
  • Stage Name: Kim Jae Hwa (김재화)
  • Nickname: Jae Hwa (재화)
  • Birthday: September 1, 1980
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education:
    Anyang Arts High School;
    Chung-Ang University (Drama)
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 168 cm (5’6”)
  • Weight: 62 Kg (136 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Kim Hye Hwa, Kim Seung Hwa

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Unidentified Man

Even though Kim Jae Hwa kept her marriage life relatively private, she opened up about her husband during her appearance in the television show Omniscient Interfering View.

It was then revealed that they met as senior and junior at the same school. She also disclosed how her husband usually helps her practicing script and gives feedback accordingly.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated her net worth to be around $1 million to $5 million. She appears to earn most of her income through working as an actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Jae Hwa has always felt drawn to acting since the majority of her family was working in the area of arts.
  • Her sister, Kim Hye Hwa, is also an actress.
  • She is close friends with fellow actress Yum Jung Ah.
  • Jae Hwa once participated in a musical and Korean traditional opera.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Smugglers (2023), as pig mother
  • Miss Fortune (2023), as Kumiko
  • Kill Boksoon (2023), as Yoo Cheol Woo’s mother
  • Honest Candidate 2 (2022), as Rim Sun Hee
  • Strange (2022)
  • Missing Yoon (2022), as Baek Doo Ri
  • Nothing Serious (2021), as chief editor
  • Sinkhole (2021), as Kyung Mi
  • Escape from Mogadishu (2021), as Jo Soo Jin
  • Sinkhole (2021), as Kyung Mi
  • Action Hero (2021), as Professor Cha
  • Pawn (2020), as Madame Jung
  • Idol (2019), as Soo Ryun
  • The First Issue (2019), as Hye Soo
  • Door Lock (2018), as Assistant Manager Park
  • Microhabitat (2018), as Jung Mi
  • Love Guide For Dumpees (2016), as Dol Sook
  • Summer Snow (2015), as Choi Mi Yeon
  • Salute D’Amour (2015), as Madam Wang
  • Shoot Me in the Heart (2015), as Princess Buckingham
  • Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (2015), as a supporting character
  • The Royal Tailor (2014), as Ji Mil
  • How to Steal a Dog (2014), as a supporting character
  • Set Me Free (2014), as a supporting character
  • Entangled (2014), as Myung Ja
  • Manhole (2014), as a supporting character
  • Mourning Grave (2014), as a supporting character
  • APOSTLE (2014), as a supporting character
  • Fasten Your Seatbelt (2013), as Kim Hwal Ran
  • Traffickers (2012), as Gong Choon Ja
  • As One (2012), as Deng Ya Ping
  • LOVE CALL (2012), as Ji Won
  • Countdown (2011), as a supporting character
  • Quick (2011), as a supporting character
  • The Yellow Sea (2010), as a supporting character
  • Harmony (2010), as Kwon Dal Nyeo
  • Cathy Blues (2005), as Park Young Sook

Drama Series

  • The King of Desert (Watcha | 2022), as Hyun Sook
  • The Law Cafe (KBS2 | 2022), as real estate agent (ep.1-2)
  • Why Her? (SBS | 2022), as Cho Kang Ja
  • Cleaning Up (JTBC | 2022), as Maeng Soo Ja
  • Kiss Sixth Sense (Disney+ | 2022), as Jo Sun Hee
  • The King of the Desert (Watcha | 2022), as a supporting character
  • Drama Stage: Way to Ob-Gyn (tvN | 2021), as Han Jae Sook
  • Work Later, Drink Now (TVING | 2021), as a supporting character
  • 2021 Summer Drama Collage: Monster Mansion (Olleh TV | 2021), as a supporting character
  • So Not Worth It (Netflix | 2021), as a supporting character
  • Drama Special: To My Assailant (KBS2 | 2020), as a supporting character
  • Run On (JTBC | 2020), as Yeom Gang Sun
  • True Beauty (tvN | 2020), as a supporting character
  • Birthcare Center (tvN | 2020), as Kwon Young Mi
  • Men are Men (KBS2 | 2020), as Butler Kim
  • Oh My Baby (tvN | 2020), as Shin Jung Hwa
  • Extraordinary You (MBC | 2019), as a supporting character
  • Pegasus Market (tvN | 2019), as a supporting character
  • Ugly Young A Season 17 (tvN | 2019), as Kim Jae Hwa
  • My Strange Hero (SBS | 2018), as Kang So Jung
  • Room No. 9 (tvN | 2018), as Kam Mi Ran
  • Secret Mother (SBS | 2018), as Myung Hwa Sook
  • The Happy Loner (KBS2 | 2017), as Nurse Park
  • Witch at Court (KBS2 | 2017), as Son Mi Young
  • Girls’ Generation 1979 (KBS2 | 2017), as a supporting character
  • Good Manager (KBS2 | 2017), as Na Hee Yong
  • Fantastic (JTBC | 2016), as Jo Mi Sun
  • Uncontrollably Fond (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Bong Sook
  • D-Day (JTBC | 2015), as Kim Hyun Sook
  • The Idle Mermaid (tvN | 2014), as Kim Woo San
  • Cunning Single Lady (MBC | 2014), as Oh Bang Soon
  • Bride of the Century (TV Chosun | 2014), as Kim Bong Sook
  • Heartless City (JTBC | 2013), as Park Eun Ae
  • What is Mom? (MBC | 2012), as Kim Jae Hwa
  • The Innocent Man (KBS2 | 2012), as a supporting character
  • Drama Special: Guardian Angel Kim Young Goo (KBS2 | 2011), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Kick a Goal Season 2 (SBS | 2021), as a regular member
  • Kick a Goal (SBS | 2021), as a regular member
  • Unexpected Business (tvN | 2021), as a guest
  • Real Men 300 (MBC | 2018), as a regular member
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Video Star: Season 1 (MBC every1 | 2016), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest


  • 2022 Wildflower Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Actor) – Action Hero


  • 2022 SBS Drama Awards – Best Supporting Team – Why Her
  • 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Film) – Escape from Mogadishu


“At first, I wanted to do Korean traditional music when I went to high school, but my parents were against it when I suddenly said I wanted to do Korean traditional music.” 

“Hyehwa and I have done several works together. We often get offered auditions for the same roles. We read each other’s scripts during auditions and give each other help.”

“When I was in school, I was often a class president, but I was chosen not because I was good at studying, but because my friends liked me.” 

“I am a person with a great desire for creation. It’s fun to play a given character, but I also want to create and express my work.”

“In some ways, documentaries are more like feature films than feature films. Feature films make it look like it’s real, but everything in documentaries is real, and in that sense, it’s a lot of fun to watch.”


Who is Kim Jae Hwa?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kim Jae Hwa’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Jae Hwa (김재화).

What makes Kim Jae Hwa famous?

She’s best known for her appearances in various Korean movies such as Escape from Mogadishu (2021) and Traffickers (2012).

Where is Kim Jae Hwa from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Jae Hwa?

She was born in 1980, and she is 45 years old as of 2025.

When does Kim Jae Hwa celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 1st of every September.

How tall is Kim Jae Hwa?

Her height is 5’6″ or 168 cm.

Who are Kim Jae Hwa’s parents?

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

Is Kim Jae Hwa married?

Yes, she is married to an unidentified partner. 

Who is Kim Jae Hwa’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Jae Hwa?

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

What is Kim Jae Hwa’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Kim Jae Hwa has been on the scene for a very long time. Though her roles are almost always subtle and not quite there, her passion and talent still manage to shine through.