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    Kim Young Kwang 김영광 Profile Overview

    Known for his cute eye smile and long legs which is one of his huge advantages as an actor and model, Kim Young Kwang is no longer a rookie on the block and we are giving you more reasons to fall for him! Here's an overview of his profile.



    Background Highlights

    Kim Young Kwang 김영광
    Birthday: January 11, 1987
    Birthplace: South Korea


    Early Years

    Kim Young Kwang has humble beginnings losing his father when he was in elementary school. His father is one of the veterans for the Vietnam war. He only served the military for six months as his father used to help during the Vietnam war and this gives him eligibility to get excused from the traditional 18-month military service required by the government. He served from December 2013 to June 2014.


    Modeling Career

    He began his career through modeling for popular designers like Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, and Etro. In fact, before partaking in dramas, he's been known as the first Asian model in Dior Homme's show in 2008.

    Together with other models who became actors including Lee Soo Hyuk, Kim Woo Bin, Hong Jong Hyun and Sung Joon whom he worked with onscreen through White Christmas, they've been tagged together as 'Model Avengers' by their fans.


    First Acting Break

    The first movie of Kim Young Kwang was the Runaway Cop which has been released in 2012 but his first drama, the Good Doctor aired in 2008. This is when he had the chance to showcase his acting talent and still portray his real-life modeling experience. Following are some of his famed shows including Pinocchio (2014-2015), Love Rain (2012) and starred on his lead role for The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019).


    Breakthrough in the Industry: On Your Wedding Day (2018)

    Even though he starred in numerous web dramas, his most popular movie is the romance film On Your Wedding Day where he was partnered with Park Bo Young. The movie garnered numerous positive comments worldwide and it landed him a spot for the Baeksang Arts Award as the Best New Actor. The Secret Life of My Secretary is also his first major romantic comedy-drama where he has a lead role and has been paired with Jin Ki Joo. 


    Here's a list of Kim Young Kwang's Movies

    On Your Wedding Day (2018)

    Neoui Gyeolhonsik 너의 결혼식
    Role: Woo Yeon

    Broker (2018)

    Broker 브로커
    Choi Sang Min

    The Soul-Mate (2018)

    Wondeopool Goseuteu 원더풀 고스트
    Role: Tae Jin 

    Hot Young Bloods (2014)

    Pikkeulneun Chungchoon 피끓는 청춘
    Role: Gwang Sik

    Runway Cop (2012)

    Cha Hyungsa 차형사
    Role: Han Seung Woo

    Here's a list of Kim Young Kwang's Drama Series

    The Secret Life of My Secretary (2019)

    Chomyune Saranghabmida
    Role: Do Min Ik 
    Channel: SBS

    Room No. 9  (2018) 

    Nainroom
    Ki Yoo Jin 
    tvN

    Lookout (2017) 

    Pasooggoon 
    Jang Do Han 
    MBC

    Gogh, The Starry Night (2016)

    Gohoui Byuli Bitnaneun Bame 
    Kang Tae Ho 
    SBS

    Sweet Stranger and Me 

    Woorijibe Saneun Namja (2016)
    Go Nan Gil
    KBS2 

    D-Day (JTBC / 2015) 

    Lee Hae-Sung 

    Pinocchio (2014-2015)

    Role: Seo Bum Jo 
    Channel: SBS

    Plus Nine Boys  (2014) 

    Ahobsoo Sonyeon
    Kang Jin Goo (29 years old) 
    Channel: tvN 

    Secret Love (2014) 

    Channel: Dramacube

    Good Doctor (2013) 

    Han Jin Wook 
    Channel: KBS2

    Secret of the Birth  (2013) 

    Choolsaengui Bimil
    Park Soo Chang 
    Channel: SBS

    Can We Get Married?  (2012-2013)

    Uriga Gyeolhonhal Soo Iteulkka 
    Role: Ki Joong 
    Channel: JTBC

    Love Rain (2012) 

    Sarangbi 
    Role: Han Tae-Sung 
    Channel: KBS2

    Bachelor's Vegetable Store (2011-2012) 

    Chonggagne Yachaegage 
    Role: Lee Seul Woo
    Channel: Channel A

    Drama Special Series: White Christmas (2011)

    Hwaiteu Keuriseumaseu  
    Role: Jo Young-Jae 
    Channel: KBS2

    Cutie Pie (2010)

    Bolsurok Aegyomanjeom
    Role: Lee Yeong Kwang 
    Channel:  MBC 

    My Fair Lady (2009)

    Agasshireul Butakhae 
    Role: Jung Woo Sung
    Channel: KBS2 

    Triple (2009) 

    Teuripeul 
    Role: Jae Wook 
    Channel: MBC

    Worlds Within...... (2008)

    Keudeuli Saneun Sesang 
    Role: Young Woong
    Channel: KBS2


    Awards

    2008 Korea Fashion Photographers Association
    Best New Model
    2009 4th Asia Model Festival Awards 
    Best Fashion Model

    2nd Style Icon Awards 
    Style Icon
    Model category

    2013 27th KBS Drama Awards
    Best New Actor 
    Good Doctor 
    Nominated 

    2014 22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment Awards 
    Hot Young Bloods
    Best New Actor in a Film 

    22nd SBS Drama Awards  
    Pinocchio
    New Star Award

    2016 30th KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award
    Actor in a Miniseries 
    Sweet Stranger and Me 
    Nominated 

    2017 36th MBC Drama Awards 
    Top Excellence Award
    The Guardians 
    Nominated 

    2018 2nd The Seoul Awards Best New Actor (Film)
     On Your Wedding Day
    Nominated

    2nd Elle Style Awards 
    Man of the Year

    39th Blue Dragon Film Awards 
    On Your Wedding Day 
    Popular Star Award
    Best New Actor (Nominated)

    2019 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 
    On Your Wedding Day
    Best New Actor 


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