Let’s take a look at the actress who played the role “Han Mi-nyeo” in “Squid Game” – Kim Joo-ryoung and her past career as well as future plans.
Actress Kim Joo-ryoung recently made a strong impression on the world with her role as “Kim Mi-nyeo” on Netflix’s “Squid Game.” After the release of “Squid Game,” she has attracted more than 1.9 million Instagram followers and is now in the middle of worldwide attention.
Interestingly, looking at her past history, she once won the 1999 National Miss Chunhyang which is a representative beauty pageant in South Korea. Looking back, it seems that her character’s name in the series, Han Mi-nyeo (which means beauty) doesn’t come out of anywhere. Kim Joo-ryoung was an actress who had been active in various theater stages, cinema movies, and TV works before “Squid Game.” Looking at her filmography, there are countless names for each category.
She left a strong impression on movie fans with the role that made her presence known to the movie industry. In 2000, she appeared as Werther in the movie “Plum Blossom” starring Kim Rae-won and Bae Doo-na, in which she performed an unconventional bed scene, impressing the professionals with her first screen.
Having been active in independent and commercial films, most of her representative films comes from independent filmmakers. In 2005, she appeared as the main cast of director Lee Sung-gang’s first live-action film “Texture of Skin”, and appeared as the main character Min-woo’s ex-lover, Jae-hee, showing exceptional acting again.
Since then, she has appeared in many movies such as director Lee Yoon-ki’s “My Dear Enemy”, director Min Kyu-dong’s “Re-encounter”,…and one of “Squid Game” director Hwang Dong-hyuk’s old film, “Silenced”, where she played the villain Yoon Ja-ae. She impressed the audience as well as professional movie directors with her impressive acting.
Among all her works, the representative film that received the greatest reaction from the audiences was “Sleepless Night” directed by Jang Gun-jae in 2012. This film tells the story of a couple in their second year of marriage thinking about having a child. Then concerns and pressure keep on arising and making them sleepless. She gained favorable reviews and was highly praised by critics for successfully expressing subtle changes in the couple’s relationship and psychological conflicts. If you are into Kim Joo-ryoung’s charm, this is a good recommendation for you.
Since then, Kim Joo-ryoung has been continuing to appear in more movies. She appeared in the newly released movies “Collectors” and “Recalled” as a cameo. Moreover, Kim Joo-ryoung, who recently became popular with her role in “Squid Game”, has attracted fans’ attention again by showing impressive performances not in a movie but in the trailer for a film festival.
The video that made headlines was the ‘6th Chungmuro Film Festival- Director Week’ trailer, which was directed by Lee Yoon-jung, the director of “Remember You”. This trailer featured Kim Joo-ryoung and Park Ye-ni, who appeared in the recently aired drama “You Are My Spring”. The released trailer captured the reality of the film industry when passing through a dark tunnel and the shining moments of the filmmakers who own great love for movies.
Kim Joo-ryoung left a deep impression by taking on the role of a director in this trailer. She touched the hearts of the viewers with her emotional acting when she shed tears after seeing Park Ye-ni’s performance as an actor. As the slogan was ‘DIRECTORS PLAYGROUND’, this film festival delicately described the moments of movie directors without ignoring the staff’s expressions during the filming and showed respect to the colleagues who created the scenes together.
Meanwhile, after gaining recognition through “Squid Game”, Kim Joo-ryoung will appear in her next work, “Sabotage City”, a drama to be aired on JTBC, and is expected to show her intense appearance once again.