Kim Tae Ri

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Kim Tae Ri - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Tae Ri is a South Korean actress and model.

She rose to prominence due to her roles in movies such as The Handmaiden (2016) and Little Forest (2018), as well drama series which include Mr. Sunshine (2018), Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022), and Revenant (2023).


Kim Tae Ri started her career in the acting industry professionally after she graduated from college, but initially, she already was involved in various theater projects.

Starting from 2012 to 2013, this cat lover was busy with theater technical jobs and various short movies projects.

After working hard in the theatre industry, she got a job to be a CF model for The Body Shop in 2014.

Two years later, Tae Ri made her official debut in a movie called The Handmaiden (2016), a movie masterpiece by Park Chan Woo.

For that movie, she successfully beat other 1.500 applicants who auditioned for her role in the movie and started to get popularity in the entertainment industry.

Tae Ri’s name then was very famous after she starred Mr. Sunshine (2018) alongside Lee Byung Hun.

But after filming that drama, she decided to study abroad for approximately half a year and took a break from the acting industry.

In 2022, Tae Ri comes back to star a drama, Twenty-Five Twenty-One with the Start-Up star, Nam Joo Hyuk.

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  • Real Name: Kim Tae Ri (김태리)
  • Stage Name: Kim Tae Ri (김태리)
  • Nickname: Tae Ri
  • Birthday: April 24, 1990
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Youngshin Nursing Business High School, Kyung Hee University (Department of Journalism and Broadcasting)
  • Hobbies: Playing video games, Drawing
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  • Instagram: @kimtaeri_official
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 46 kg (101 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair color: Black
  • Eye color: Brown
  • Body measurements: –
  • Shoe size: –
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: 1
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

Song Joong Ki

Taeri and Joong Ki were involved in a dating scandal as the two became close after starring in a movie called Space Sweepers in 2021.

Then, in 2022, they allegedly went on a date in Paris. However, this was not confirmed.

Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $5 million to $10 million. She mainly earns from her career as an actress and a model as well as brand deals.

Plastic Surgery

There has been no proof that Tae Ri did any surgery.


  • Tae Ri already wanted to be an actress when she was in the second year during college years.
  • She once joined a theatre club at her college.
  • Tae Ri also once became a technical crew for a theatre troupe in Daehakro.
  • Tae Ri really loves cat.
  • She has two cats that she loves the most.
  • From her own perspective, she doesn’t think that she’s such a strong person.
  • She would like to be together with someone who is able to love her unconditionally.
  • Tae Ri was raised by her grandmother.
  • She loves to draw in her spare time.
  • Actually, she doesn’t like cooking.
  • She enjoys drinking wine.
  • Tae Ri is an independent person.
  • She revealed that actually her hobbies can change frequently because she has low patience.
  • She also said that she needs some free time to be an efficient person.
  • Tae Ri said that she would become a non-actress if she didn’t get a job in the acting industry.
  • She once got a chance to read 50 Korean Literature for a certain audiobook.
  • Initially, she also had a dream to be an announcer.
  • She loves fangirling.
  • She idolizes BTS.
  • When speaking to people older than her, she struggles to speak informally to them.
  • Her ideal type is an animal lover and funny, and also has similar style of communication.

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  • Alienoid: Part 2 (2024), as Yi An
  • Alienoid (2022), as Yi An
  • Space Sweepers (2021), as Captain Jang
  • Little Forest (2018), as Song Hye Won
  • 1987: When the Day Comes (2017), as Yeon Hee
  • Moon Young (2017), as Moon Young
  • The Handmaiden (2016), as Sook Hee


  • Jeong Nyeon (tvN | 2024), as Yoon Jeong Nyeon
  • Revenant (SBS | 2023), as Gu San Yeong
  • Twenty-Five Twenty-One (tvN | 2022), Na Hee Do
  • Mr. Sunshine (tvN | 2018), as Go Ae Shin
  • Entourage (tvN | 2016), as herself

TV Shows

  • MMTG (SBS | 2018), as guest


  • 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Television) – Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  • 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actress – Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  • 2022 Brand of the Year Awards – Best Actress
  • 2018 APAN Arts Awards – Best New Actress – Mr. Sunshine
  • 2017 Asian Film Awards – Best Newcomer –The Handmaiden
  • 2017 Asia Artist Awards – Best Entertainer
  • 2016 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – The Handmaiden
  • 2016 Buil Film Awards – Best New Actress – The Handmaiden


  • 2022 APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  • 2022 APAN Star Awards – Popularity Star Award, Actress – Twenty-Five Twenty-One
  • 2022 Buil Film Awards – Popular Star Award (Female) – Alineoid
  • 2019 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best TV Actress – Mr. Sunshine
  • 2018 The Seoul Awards – Best New Actress – Little Forest
  • 2018 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Actress – Little Forest
  • 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress – Little Forest
  • 2018 Buil Film Awards – Best Actress – Little Forest
  • 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – The Handmaiden


“(Twenty Five, Twenty One) taught me what it is like to be in the rom-com genre; there are so many possibilities in regards to acting.”

“In my voice, I think I have a kind of firmness — you know how you can presume just from the sound of people’s voice whether they’d be sensitive, delicate, stubborn or easygoing? I think I’m that kind of [firm, confident] person, I look like a chestnut, someone you can count on to portray a character like Go Ae-sin from ‘Mr. Sunshine.’” 


Who is Kim Tae Ri?

She is a South Korean actress and model.

Who is Kim Tae Ri’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Tae Ri (김태리).

What makes Kim Tae Ri famous?

She’s famous due to her roles in movies such as The Handmaiden (2016) and Little Forest (2018), as well drama series which include Mr. Sunshine (2018), Twenty-Five Twenty-One (2022), and Revenant (2023).

Where is Kim Tae Ri from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Tae Ri?

She was born in 1990, and she is 34 years old as of 2024.

When does Kim Tae Ri celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 24th of every April.

How tall is Kim Tae Ri?

Her height is 5’5″ or 166 cm.

Who are Kim Tae Ri’s parents?

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

Is Kim Tae Ri married?

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

Who is Kim Tae Ri’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known. However, she used to be rumored to date Song Joong Ki.

How rich is Kim Tae Ri?

Her net worth is around $5 million to $10 million.

What is Kim Tae Ri’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Kim Tae Ri is not just an inspiration for her fans, but she is also the role model. She is smart, talented, beautiful, and funny. What a great combination for a celebrity!