OccupationActorHangul김래원Yearsactive1997–presentNameKim Rae-wonAgentHB EntertainmentRoleActorReligionRoman CatholicParentsKim Nam-seob

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Kim Rae-won (born March 19, 1981) is a South Korean actor. He rose lớn fame in 2003 lãng mạn comedy series Rooftop Room Cat, và is also known for his leading roles in My Little Bride (2004), Love Story in Harvard (2004), Gourmet (2008), A Thousand Days" Promise (2011), Punch (2014-2015) and Doctor Crush (2016).

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Kim Rae-won initially wanted khổng lồ become a professional basketball player, but when an injured ankle tendon ended that childhood dream, he turned lớn acting and studied Theater và Film at Chung-Ang University. He made his acting debut in the 1997 teen drama Me, in the role of a newbie at the broadcasting club of his high school. This was followed by another teen drama, School 2 (1999) and coming-of-age film Plum Blossom (2000).


In 2003, Kim became a household name after playing a law student slacker who cohabitates with a girl (Jeong Da-bin) in the popular series Rooftop Room Cat. He then played a carefree photographer who enters the life of an introverted girl in melodrama ...ing and starred in the thắm thiết comedy film My Little Bride, in the role of a college graduate forced khổng lồ marry a high school girl (Moon Geun-young). My Little Bride became a sleeper hit & was the second top-grossing Korean film of 2004.

Kim continued playing romantic heroes on television, in dramas such as Love Story in Harvard (2004) và Which Star Are You From (2006). But on the big screen, he focused on darker, more masculine fare. He played a lowlife-turned-cop in Mr. Socrates (2005), a former gangster attempting lớn turn over a new leaf in Sunflower (2006), và an antihero art restorer in Insadong Scandal (2009).


In 2008, Kim played an elementary school teacher who falls for a Korean-Japanese jewelry designer (Mirai Yamamoto) in the Japanese film Flower Shadow (花影, Hanakage). Later that year, he starred as a genius aspiring chef in Gourmet, a hit series based on Huh Young-man"s manhwa Sikgaek.


Kim then explored the melodrama genre in A Thousand Days" Promise (2011), by renowned TV screenwriter Kim Soo-hyun. Kim impressed the audience with his portrayal of a character torn between the longtime girlfriend whom his parents approve of, & the woman he truly loves (Soo Ae) who suffers from early-onset Alzheimer"s disease.

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In the 2012 film My Little hero (released internationally as A Wonderful Moment), Kim played a cynical music director who "discovers" a young boy in an audition contest. He next starred in 2014 legal thriller Punch, where he wowed critics with his portrayal of a prosecutor who is diagnosed with a terminal illness and decides lớn use his remaining six months lớn bring down the corrupt officials within the legal system.


This was followed by Gangnam Blues, a năm ngoái noir action film by director Yoo Ha about the seedy underbelly behind the rapid real estate development of Gangnam in the 1970s. Kim shed 15 kilograms to lớn make his role as a fist-fighting gangster more realistic. He then made his small-screen comeback in the SBS"s medical drama Doctor Crush opposite Park Shin-hye. The drama topped viewership ratings and popularity charts during its 10-week broadcast. Following Doctors, Kim experienced a rise in popularity và commercial offers.

In 2017, Kim starred in the crime action film The Prison alongside Han Suk-kyu, playing a former detective behind bars. The film became a surprise hit at the box office and received critical acclaim; và Kim was praised for his realistic execution of action scenes. He is also set khổng lồ star in the upcoming mystery thriller film RV: Resurrected Victims by Kwak Kyung-taek.

Personal life

On September 28, 2011, Kim was reportedly involved in a physical altercation with a waitress at a bar in Gangnam, Seoul where he & employees of his then-agency Bless Entertainment were drinking. He issued a denial, claiming he had only interceded in a verbal argument between the woman & an agency rep, & later made a public apology regarding the incident.

Kim has long been rumored khổng lồ come from a very affluent family, which he denied in a January 14, 2013 guest appearance on talk show Healing Camp, though he confirmed that he did inherit an apartment unit during middle school as well as a large sum of money from his grandmother.

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