Korean Actress Kim Young-ran: Full Profile

List of Kim Young-ran’s Movies

Kim Young-ran

Kim Young-ran has starred in 18 movies since her debut. She began her career with an appearance in a movie called Bridge of Death in 1974. In 1976, she appeared in I Want to Give You. Her career was at its peak in 1980, when she played in 4 movies The Man to Be Forgotten, Male Housekeeper, Love Me Once Again Despite Hatred ’80,  and Two Women.

Her latest movie was Norigae in 2013. She was acting as Go Da-ryung’s mother.  The movie was inspired by the suicide of actress Jang Ja-Yeon. Its about an actress who dies. A reporter then investigates the case, and a female prosecutor seeks justice. In order to reveal the truth behind the actress’s death, the reporter and the female prosecutor begin to fight against a power group.

Year Title Role
1974 Bridge of Death
1976 I Want to Give You
1977 A Young Man Aware of Gwanghamun Well
The Virgin’s Castle
1978 Woman Walking on Asphalt Nam-soon
Two Minus Three
1979 Muldori Village
The Rain at Night Ga-hee
A Single Woman
1980 The Man to Be Forgotten
Male Housekeeper
Love Me Once Again Despite Hatred ’80
Two Women
1981 Goodbye Daddy ’81
1985 The Singing Tramp of Last Year
1991 Cafe Girl
1993 To the Starry Island
2013 Norigae Go Da-ryung’s mother


Kim Young-ran’s Appearances on Variety Shows

Kim Young-ran

Kim Young-ran has a special show for herself in 1981. The show was called Kim Young-ran’s Dish of the Day and it was airing on the MBC Network. In 1999, she got another special show called Kim Young-ran’s Affordable Money Tech that aired in 1999.

Year Title Network
1981 Kim Young-ran’s Dish of the Day MBC
1999 Kim Young-ran’s Affordable Money Tech KBS2



Kim Young-ran’s Books

Kim Young-ran

Aside from her career as actress, Kim Young-ran’s hobby is writing. Kim Young-ran published a book called Kim Young-ran’s Money Tech Lecture Series in 1997. The book was published by The Dong-a Ilbo. A year later, she published another book called Kim Young-ran’s Housewife Economics. The book was published by Golden Bough Books.

Year Title Publisher
1997 Kim Young-ran’s Money Tech Lecture Series The Dong-a Ilbo
1998 Kim Young-ran’s Housewife Economics Golden Bough Books


Kim Young-ran’s Nominations and Awards

Kim Young-ran

In the 44 years of her career, Kim got several awards because of her acting in a drama or movie. Kim got her first award from the Hyundai Society of Film Critics Awards in 1977. She won as Best New Actress because of her acting in a movie called The Virgin’s Castle. She got another award for Best New Actress at the 16th Grand Bell Awards in the same year.

In 1979, she won Best Actress at the 25th Asia-Pacific Film Festival. In 1980, she won the Top Excellence Award (Actress) at the MBC Drama Awards. In 1981, she won as Best Actress (TV) at the 17th Baeksang Arts Awards and won Top Excellence Award, Actress at the MBC Drama Awards.


Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1977 Hyundai Society of Film Critics Awards Best New Actress The Virgin’s Castle Won
16th Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Won
1979 25th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Actress Muldori Village Won
1980 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won
1981 17th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Mischievous Milady Won
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Won