Ryu Hyun Kyung

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Ryu Hyun Kyung - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Ryu Hyun Kyung is a South Korean actress and director. Throughout her career, she has many notable movie and drama titles that have brought her popularity.

She is popular for her role in The Servant (2010), Mama (2011), Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012), and also Miss Cherry’s Love Puzzle (2013).


Even though at first Ryu Hyun Kyung wanted to be a rapper, she debuted as an actress in 1996 by appearing in an SBS drama, Oxtail Soup.

Not long after that, after trying some time to become an actress, she later wanted to give it a try to be a rapper.

There was a time when she turned down the offer to be a rapper from YG Entertainment when she was attending Jinusean’s signing event.

The reason behind her rejection to be a rapper was because she didn’t want to ruin her rising acting career.

Hyun Kyung later continued her acting journey by appearing in various dramas and movies, such as Marriage is a Crazy Thing (2002), North Korean Guys (2003), and The Divine Weapon (2008).

In 2009, she started to direct a short film, Kwang Tae’s Basic Story, which later was followed by her directing project for Heart Robber (2010).

In the same year, she gained more recognition after her breathtaking acting in The Servant (2010), and she was continued by her lead roles in Mama (2011), Two Weddings and a Funeral (2012), and Miss Cherry’s Love Puzzle (2013).

She was also active in drama series, such as Empress Ki (2013), Oh My Ghost (2015), 20th Century Boy and Girl (2017), Feel Good to Die (2018), and Doctor Detective (2019).

Her career then was continued by her amazing appearances in Perhaps Love (2021), Life Is Beautiful (2022), Fairy (2022), and Cheer Up (2022).

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  • Real Name: Ryu Hyun Kyung (류현경)
  • Stage Name: Ryu Hyun Kyung (류현경)
  • Nickname: Hyun Kyung
  • Birthday: March 10, 1983
  • Birthplace: Masan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: Korean
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  • Profession: Actress, Director
  • Education: Hanyang University, Kyunggi Girls’ High School, Sookmyung Girl’s Middle School
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 162 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
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  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Sister: 1
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Boyfriend & Dating History

Yang Ik Joon

After working together with Yang Ik Joon since 2011, many media made a rumor that she has been dating him for approximately a year.

Unfortunately, the agency refused to make a valid statement about their relationship and just said they had developed such a good friendship.

Park Sung Hoon

In March 2017, Hyun Kyung and Park Sung Hoon were confirmed to date each other. But after 6 years of spending time together, on August 5, 2022, the couple was confirmed to split up.

Net Worth

The net worth of Ryu Hyun Kyung is estimated at between $1 million to $5 million. Her income comes from many entertainment projects that she has handled, primarily as an actress.

Hyun Kung has earned a huge income from her job as an actress, whether it is for the big screen or in drama series.

Besides, she also got her income by getting some brand deals, such as modeling jobs, advertisement campaigns, and partnerships.


  • Hyun Kung originally wanted to be a Korean rapper.
  • Her age gap with her younger sister is three years.
  • Her sister works as an elementary school teacher.
  • Throughout her career journey, Hyun Kung has always been playing a variety of characters.
  • Hyun Kyung loves singing.
  • She once was interviewed by some reporters who asked about the rumors about her and Jang Giha, and she didn’t answer at all.
  • Hyun Kyung once told reporters that she was uncomfortable with journalists who wrote articles that were telling something bad about her.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Fairy (2022), as Young Ran
  • O’PENing: Find The 1st Prize (tvN | 2022), as Kang Mi Ran
  • Life is Beautiful (2022), as Kang Ye Jin’s homeroom teacher
  • Perhaps Love (2021), as Hye Jin
  • I (2021), as Young Chae
  • Pray (2020), as Jeong In
  • Drama Stage: My Husband Has Kim Hee Seon (tvN | 2020), as Choi So Hae
  • Drama Special: Hidden (KBS2 | 2019), as Han Joo Kyung
  • A Tiger in Winter (2018), as Hyun Ji
  • The Artist: Reborn (2017), as Giselle
  • Run Toward Tomorrow (SBS | 2015), as Han Yoo Jung
  • You Call It Passion (2015), as Reporter Chae Eun
  • Office (2015), as Assistant Manager Hong Ji Sun
  • Intimate Enemies (2015), as Jung Sook
  • Three Summer Night (2015), as Ji Young (Myung Seok’s girlfriend)
  • The Whistleblower (2014), as Kim Mi Hyun
  • The Road Called Life (2014), as wife (voice)
  • Manshin (2014), as Kim Geum Hwa (young adult)
  • Miss Cherry’s Love Puzzle (2013), as Aeng Doo
  • Drama Special: Outlasting Happiness (KBS2 | 2013), as Sun Joo
  • Born To Sing (2013), as Mi Ae
  • How to Use Guys with Secret Tips (2013), as cameo
  • Two Weddings And a Funeral (2012), as Hyo Jin
  • Boy (2011), as Jin Sook
  • Mama (2011), as Eun Sung
  • Smile Bus (2011), as Yun A (short movie)
  • Departure (2011), as cameo (short movie)
  • Heart Robber (2010), as Soo Yeon and director (short movie)
  • Petty Romance (2010), as Kyung Sun
  • Cyrano Agency (2010), as Seon Ah
  • The Servant (2010), as Hyang Dan Yi
  • Thirsty, Thirsty (2009), as Kwak Seon Ju
  • Kwang Tae’s Basic Story (2009), as director
  • The Divine Weapon (2008), as Bang Ok
  • North Korean Guys (2003), as Han Na Ra
  • My Wife Is a Gangster 2 (2003), as Yoon Ji Hyun
  • Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002), as female student part-time worker
  • Flying Warriors (2000)
  • Truth Game (2000)
  • Mayonnaise (1999)
  • City of the Rising Sun (1998)
  • Deep Sorrow (1997)

Drama Series

  • Big Bet (Disney+ | 2022), as Kang Min Jung
  • Trolley (SBS | 2022-2023), as Jin Seung Hee
  • Behind Every Star (tvN | 2022), as Director Ye Min Su (ep.10)
  • Cheer Up (SBS | 2022), as Shin Ji Young
  • Would You Like a Cup of Coffee? (KakaoTV | 2021), as Kim Ji Young (ep.2)
  • Taxi Driver (SBS | 2021), as Baek Kyung Mi (ep.16)
  • Doctor Detective (SBS | 2019), as Choi Min
  • Feel Good To Die (KBS2 | 2018), as Choi Min Joo
  • 20th Century Boy and Girl (MBC | 2017), as Han A Reum
  • The Master of Revenge (KBS2 | 2016), as Kim Sun Joo
  • Oh My Ghost (tvN | 2015), as Police Officer Kang (ep.13-14)
  • The Lover (Mnet | 2015), as Ryoo Doo Ri
  • Empress Ki (MBC | 2013-2014), as Princess Kyunghwa (cameo)
  • Tasty Life (SBS | 2012), as Jang Jung Hyun
  • Salamander Guru and The Shadow Operation Team (SBS | 2012), as Detective Kyung Ja
  • Late Night Hospital (MBC | 2011), as Hong Na Kyung
  • Terroir (SBS | 2008), as Gook Yook Gong
  • Their Romance Encyclopedia (Channel CGV | 2008)
  • Just Run! (KBS2 | 2006), as Song Ji Hyun
  • MBC Best Theater “Miss Kim’s Boomerang” (MBC | 2006)
  • Drama City “Fog Street” (KBS2 | 2006)
  • Drama City “Don’t Go Home Tonight” (KBS2 | 2005)
  • Pharmacist Kim’s Daughters (MBC | 2005), as Kim Yong Ok
  • Sweet Buns (MBC | 2004), as Kim Sun Hee
  • Age of Warriors (KBS1 | 2003)
  • Because of You (MBC | 2000)
  • The Boss (MBC | 1999)
  • School 2 (KBS2 | 1999)
  • Oxtail Soup (SBS | 1996)


  • SBS Drama Awards 2022 – Best Supporting Team – Cheer Up
  • University Film Festival of Korea 2010 – Best Supporting Actress – The Servant

Ryu Hyun Kyung is not just a beautiful and talented actress, but she is also a genuine public figure. She is never afraid to speak what is on her mind. What a role model!