Get to Know Kim Ga-yeon, Korean Actress and Owner of eSport Team StarCraft II

Learn More About Kim Ga-yeon, Korean Actress and Owner of eSport Team StarCraft II

Kim Ga-yeon is a South Korean actress and owner of StarCraft II team SlayerS. She got married in 1995 but divorced in 1998. She has a daughter from her first marriage. She had been a single mother for several years. However, in February 2011, she registered her marriage with South Korean former professional StarCraft player Lim Yo-hwan, which was kept secret for two years. And five years later, the couple had their official wedding ceremony which was held privately in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel on May 8th, 2016. The couple has a daughter, born on August 1st, 2015.

In this article, Channel-Korea will provide you with a rundown of everything about Kim Ga-yeon, Korean actress and owner of eSport Team StarCraft II. So, stay tuned!

Kim Ga-yeon’s Full Profile

Name: Kim Ga-yeon

Occupation: Actress

Date of Birth: September 9th, 1972

Age: 46 years old

Height: 164 cm

Weight: 44 kg

Star sign: Virgo

Husband: Lim Yo-hwan

Children: 2

Relatives: actress Lee Ji-soo

Agency: Door entertainment

Kim Ga-yeon’s Filmography

Drama Series:

  • Lover (MBC, 1996)
  • The Star on My Heart (MBC, 1997)
  • Snail (SBS, 1997)
  • You and Me (MBC, 1997)
  •  LA Arirang (SBS, 1998)
  • Sunwoon Obstetrics and Gynecology (SBS, 1998)
  • Did We Really Love (MBC, 1999)
  • Three Friends (MBC, 2000)
  • Cruise Ship of Love (KBS2, 2000)
  • Life is Beautiful (KBS2, 2001)
  • New Non-Stop (MBC, 2001)
  • Tofu Bell (MBC, 2002)
  • The King of Fireworks (MBC, 2004)
  • Barefoot Youth (MBC, 2005)
  • The Queen of the Game (SBS, 2006)
  • Bad Love (KBS2, 2007)
  • Walking Mam (SBS, 2008)
  • Sleeping Beauty (SBS, 2009)
  • I Love You (MBC, 2009)
  • Ruby Ring (2013)
  • There is a Blue Bird (TV Chosun, 2014)
  • Young Ae-seul 15 (tvN, 2016)
  • Dang Chan Our Town (KBS W, 2018)
  • Why Would Kim Ji-seo (tvN, 2018)


  • Pisces (2000)
  • Anti-Czar (2000)
  • Mr. Handy (2004)
  • Cracked Eggs and Noodles (2005)
  • Splendid Vacation (2007)
  • Fantastic Suicide Bustle (2007)

Television programs:

  • Sunday Sunday Night (MBC)
  • Today is a God Day (MBC)
  • Challenge Mystery Express (MBC)
  • Happy Together (KBS2)
  • Vitamins (KBS2)
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season (KBS2)
  • Infinite Girls (MBC Every 1)
  • Determine Women’s Ranks (QTV)
  • Find! Delicious TV (MBC)
  • Midnight TV Entertainment (SBS)
  • The 13th game (MBC game)
  • Infinity Challenge (MBC)
  • Olive Show – Kitchen Fighter (Olive TV)
  • 100 Million Quiz Show (SBS)
  • Family’s Dignity: Full House (KBS2)
  • SNL Korea (Season 6) (tvN)
  • Gag Concert (appearing as a guest with Lim Yo-hwan (KBS2)
  • Nest Escape (tvN)
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC)

Marriage and Husband

Actress Kim Ga-yeon and former pro-gamer Lim Yo-hwan first met in 2008 at a sports event, and started a relationship even though he is eight years younger than her. In 2011, the couple registered their marriage. Ga-yeon and Yo-hwan held their official wedding ceremony after 5 years of their marriage. Their official wedding was held privately in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Seoul D Cube City Hotel on May 8th, 2016, and it was officiated by Yoo Jae-suk, who is a good friend of Kim Ga-yeon.

Her husband, Lim Yo-hwan is a former professional player of the real-time strategy computer game StarCraft. He is known by the ID SlayerS_`BoxeR`usually shortened to BoxeR and widely considered to be one of the most successful players of the genre as well as an esports icon.

When he was active as a pro-gamer, they couldn’t have an official wedding ceremony because their timing was off and Ga-yeon also got pregnant. However, after going through some situations, they were finally able to hold their official wedding ceremony.

In 2012, Lim Yo-hwan had some major health concerns. He announced that due to his elbow hurting for over a year and a half, he would be taking a break to rehabilitate. However, in September 2013 things only got worse when he announced that he left his game positions due to health complications and effectively retired from the eSports.


Ga-yeon had a daughter from her previous marriage and she is 19 years old. However, she is rarely exposed to the public. In 2015, Ga-yeon gave birth to her second daughter from her marriage with Lim Yo-hwan. The baby’s name is Lim Ha-ryeong. She was born on August 1st, 2015.

Kim Ga-yeon often shares images of her second daughter Ha-ryeong on her personal Instagram account.

She always posts her pictures spending time with her daughter. It looks like Ha-ryeong is growing up and getting more beautiful.

Funded Her Husband’s eSport Team

Kim Ga-yeon revealed to have invested money into her husband’s eSports team SlayerS. She said that she put 500 million Korean won, or $447,000 USD, bought all of the computers, monitors, one training facility, and one house for Yo-hwan before their marriage. According to her, it was because they needed a place to practice. It was not an investment, but rather, the best she could do for a person that she loves.

Kim Ga-yeon in Happy Together

In episode 548 of Happy Together, Kim Ga-yeon appeared as a guest. During the show, she shared information about her wedding that was hosted by her close friend, Yoo Jae-suk.

She said that her wedding was supposed to be a secret and asked the guests not to disclose anything. However, as soon as the wedding was over, a photo of her and her husband smiling was revealed. She wondered who spread the photo and she collected all the photos and found out who spilled it.

Kim Ga-yeon in Running Man

In episode 286 of Running Man, Kim Ga-yeon appeared as a guest. The episode featured a Sherlock Holmes style mission where the members were required to find the culprit who stole a precious diamond necklace. Ga-yeon acted as a resort’s owner and her precious diamond necklace which was worth about 20 billion won was stolen. The members were given four hours before the police arrived, to find the culprit. The case got even more complicated with the name tag removal. Some clues indicated that a woman was involved, and they were throwing suspicion on Song Ji-hyo. Lee Kwang-soo was also being suspected for his suspicious invitation.

In the end, the culprits turned out to be Kim Ga-yeon and Haha. The two of them were siblings. They were angry at their father who decided to donate all his inheritance and wealth to charity in his last will. They both decided to pretend the diamonds were stolen in order to collect the insurance money.