The Info List - Kim Tae-ri

Kim Tae-ri (born April 24, 1990) is a South Korean actress.

Early life

Kim Tae-ri was born on April 24, 1990 in Seoul as the youngest child among one son and one daughter, and has a brother who is older than two years old. She has been raised by her grandmother since childhood and still lives with her. After graduating from Youngshin Girls ' High School, Kim enrolled into the Department of Media Communication at Kyung Hee University.[citation needed]


Kim started her career appearing in theater productions and modelling in TV adverts. She made her feature film debut in Park Chan-wook's film The Handmaiden (2016) where she was chosen from among 1,500 candidates who auditioned for the role.[2] Park's first impression of Kim reminded him strongly of his first meeting with actress Kang Hye-jung, who had her career breakthrough in Park's film Oldboy (2003).[3][4]



Year Title Hangul Role Notes
2010 Citizen Zombie 시민좀비 Art Short film
2014 What Are You Looking At? 뭐보노? High School Girl
2015 Who Is It? 누구인가
Lock Out 락아웃 The Woman
Moon Young 문영[5] Moon-young
2016 The Handmaiden 아가씨 Sook-hee
2017 1987: When the Day Comes 1987 Yeon-hee [6]
2018 Little Forest 리틀 포레스트 Hye-won [7]

Television series

Year Title Role Network Notes
2016 Entourage Herself tvN Cameo (episode 1)
2018 Mr. Sunshine Ae-shin [8]

Music video appearances

Year Song title Artist
2010 "Spring Is Coming" Tafka Buddah
2012 "봄타령" Bitnara Yang
"먹다버린 레몬" Number Nine


Year Title
2013 사랑을 묻다
너한테 실망이야
Spoonface Steinberg
지금도 가슴 설렌다

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 16th Director's Cut Awards Best New Actress The Handmaiden Won [9]
25th Buil Film Awards Won [10]
17th Busan Film Critics Awards Won
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [11]
17th Women in Film Korea Festival Won [12]
2017 8th Korean Film Reporters Association Awards (KOFRA) Won [13]
6th Marie Claire Film Festival Best Newcomer Won
11th Asian Film Awards Won [14]
53rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Nominated
22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Nominated
2nd Asia Artist Awards Best Entertainer N/A Won [15]
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) Little Forest Pending [16]


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