All About Korean Actress Kang Sung-yeon: Profile, Marriage, and Drama List

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Kang Sung-yeon’s Profile

Kang Sung-yeon (born July 21, 1976) is a South Korean actress. Kang made her acting debut in 1996 through MBC’s Open Recruitment. Although her main profession was acting, she also contributed songs to several soundtracks, and released two albums in 2001-2002 under the stage name Bobo.

Then, in 2005, Kang rose to fame when she played Prince Yeonsan’s concubine Jang Nok-su in King and the Clown, a period film that drew 12.3 admissions, making it (at the time) the highest-grossing domestic film in Korean cinema history. Kang continued to star in television dramas such as Let’s Get Married (2005), New Wise Mother, Good Wife (2007), Single Dad in Love (2008), Tazza (2008), and Wife Returns (2009). From 2012 to 2014, she hosted her own poetry reading program on EBS Radio.

  • Name: Kang Sung-Yeon / Kang Sung-Yeoun
  • Hangul: 강성연
  • Birthdate: July 21, 1976
  • Birthplace Seoul, South Korea
  • University: Seoul Institute of the Arts, Hannam University
  • Height: 165cm
  • Blood Type: A

Kang Sung-yeon’s Filmography

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Television Series

Year Title Role Network
1997 Medical Brothers Thoracic surgery nurse
at Gangneung hospital
MBC
The Reason I Live Myung-hwa MBC
1998 Love Is All I Know Female detective MBC
Three Guys and Three Girls Song Seung-soon MBC
Forever Yours Jang Yoo-ri MBC
My Love by My Side Na Chang-mi KBS1
1999 KAIST Min Kyung-jin SBS
Happy Together Seo Moon-joo SBS
Assignable Appearance Jin Dal-rae KBS2
Woman on Top Lee Mi-nam SBS
2000 Virtue Jung Kwi-jin SBS
Rookie Na Jin-shim SBS
2001 Well Known Woman Lee Jung-nim SBS
2002 That Woman Catches People Han Bok-nyeo SBS
2003 She’s Cool! Ha Hye-kyung KBS2
2005 Let’s Get Married Hong Na-young MBC
2007 New Wise Mother, Good Wife Kyung Gook-hee MBC
2008 Single Dad in Love Yoon So-yi KBS2
Tazza Madam Jeong SBS
2009 Wife Returns Jung Yoo-hee/Jung Yoo-kyung SBS
2015 The Great Wives Yoo Ji-yeon MBC

Films

Year Title Role
2005 Short Time Kim Young-sook
King and the Clown Jang Nok-su
2007 Cast a Spell Lee Ji-hye
Soo Kang Mi-na

Variety/radio show

Year Title Network Notes
1999 Super TV Sunday Fun KBS2 MC
2008 Love Generation SBS
2011 F.B.I. ELLEatTV
Find! Delicious TV MBC
2012 Now on My Way to Meet You Channel A
2012-2014 Poetry Concert EBS Radio DJ
2012 Fairy Tales for Adults EBS Radio
2016 Two Yoo Project Sugar Man JTBC Sugar Man (Ep 17)
Singderella Channel A MC