• Kim Rae-won is a South Korean actor born in 1981 in Gangneung, Gangwon Province
• He studied Theatre and Film at Chung-Ang University
• He made his acting debut in 1997 and rose to prominence in 2003 for the TV series "Rooftop Room Cat"
• His net worth is estimated to be over $3 million
• Kim was involved in an altercation with a waitress in 2011 and has been single since his break up with actress Lee Yo Won in 2011

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Who is Kim Rae-won?

Kim Rae-won was born on the 19th March 1981 in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, South Korea, and is an actor, best known to the world for his portrayal of Lee Kyeong-min in the TV romantic drama series “Rooftop Room Cat” in 2003, and also as Park Sang-min in the romantic comedy film “My Little Bride”, among other differing roles.

Kim Rae-won Wiki: Early Life, and Education

Kim has managed to hide all the major details about his childhood, including the identity of his parents and whether he has any siblings or not, however, he has revealed that he inherited an apartment, and also received a decent sum of money from his grandmother as an inheritance. At an early age, Kim wanted to become a professional basketball player, but unfortunately an ankle tendon injury brought his career to an end before it even started, so after that dream ended, he decided to pursue an acting career, and enrolled at Chung-Ang University, where he studied Theater and Film.
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Career Beginnings

Kim made his acting debut back in 1997 in the teen drama “Me”, and then two years later featured in the TV series “School 2”. He was gradually improving with every new role, and in 2000 starred in the teen drama film “Plum Blossom”, after which he appeared in minor roles in several TV series, which eventually saw him chosen for the lead role in the TV series “Rooftop Room Cat” in 2003, starring next to Jung Da-bin, Choi Jung-yoon and Lee Hyun-woo.

Rise to Prominence

He appeared in all 16 episodes of the highly-acclaimed TV series, which launched him to prominence. After that, Kim continued with successful appearances, starring in the film “My Little Bride” next to Geun-young Moon and Sun-yeong Ahn in 2004 – one of his most prominent roles. Throughout the 2000s, Kim enjoyed success, starring in such TV series as “Love Story in Harvard” (2004-2005), then in the film “Mr. Socrates” (2005), while in 2009 he starred in the crime-drama thriller film “Insadong Scandal”, with Jeong-hwa Eom and Ha-ryong Lim. Nothing changed for Rae-won in the next decade, continuing with lead roles in successful series such as “A Thousand Days’ Promise” with Soo Ae and Yu-mi Jeong. He became even more successful with the lead role in the drama film “My Little Hero” in 2013, while the public fell in love with him when he portrayed the staggering Hong Ji-Hong in the TV romantic drama series “Doctors” (2016). In recent years, Rae-won starred in “The Prison”, then the highly-acclaimed action thriller film “RV: Resurrected Victims”, both in 2017 Furthermore, Kim returned to television with the lead role in the series “Black Knight: The Man Who Guards Me”.

Do You Know How Rich Rae-won Kim Is?

Kim has become a household name in the Korean film industry; he has featured in over 25 film and TV titles, some of which increased his wealth and popularity, while few failed to make a positive impact on his career. Nevertheless, have you ever wondered how rich Rae-won Kim is, as of mid- 2018? Authoritative sources estimate that his net worth is  now over $3 million, accumulated during his 20-year career.

Do You Know About Kim’s Personal Life, Affairs, Marriage, Controversies?

When it comes to his personal life, Kim has been quite open about ups and downs that happened behind the camera. His first love – believed to be actress Lee Yo Won – left a big trace on him; he spent a year and a half together with her, after which Kim became depressed and had suicidal thoughts, which he managed to overcome. Since the break-up, Rae-won has been single and solely focused on his career. Back in 2011 he was involved in an altercation with a waitress in a bar in Gangnam, Seoul; he denied the accusations at first, but later apologized for his actions. According to reports he was drinking and was a bit tipsy.

Internet Popularity

Since launching his career, Kim has become popular on social platforms as well, especially Instagram and Facebook. His official Instagram page has almost 200,000 followers, with whom he has shared details from his personal life, his own interests and ideas, including pictures from places he visits, and details from his career such as the announcement of the film “The Prison”, among many other posts. Kim can also be found on Facebook, on which he has over 25,000 followers, who have enjoyed daily posts in regards to his life and career.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent South Korean actor, then this is a fantastic opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to his official pages.




Dakteoseu2016TV SeriesHong Ji-Hong
Punch2014-2015TV SeriesPark Jung-Hwan
Gangnam 19702015Yong-ki
Ma-i li-teul hi-eo-ro2013Il-han
A Thousand Days' Promise2011TV SeriesPark Ji Hyung
Insadong seukaendeul2009Kang-jun Lee
Shik-gaek2008TV SeriesLee Sung-Chan
Hana kage2008Song Seung-woo
Yeol-se-sal soo-ah2007Clown
Neon Eoneu Byeoleseo Wassni2006TV SeriesChoi Seung-hee
Miseuteo Sokeurateseu2005Ku Dong-hyeok
Rubeusutori in Habeodeu2004-2005TV SeriesHyun-Woo Kim
Eorin shinbu2004Park Sang-min
Oktapbang goyangi2003TV SeriesLee Kyeong-min
24242002Han Ik-su
Nae sa-rang pat-jooi2002TV SeriesKim Hyun Sung
Hakgyo1999TV SeriesKim Rae Won


Nominated Awards

2015Baek Sang TVBaek Sang Art AwardsBest ActorPunch (2014)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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