Happy Kim Tae Ri Day: An Inside Look at the Multi-talented Actress’s Hugely Successful Career

Kim Tae Ri | is best known for her starring role in the films ‘The Handmaiden’ (2016), ‘Little Forest’ (2018), ‘Space Sweepers’ (2020) and in the historical drama ‘Mr. Sunshine’ (2018). More recently, Kim Tae Ri gained more recognition for her starring role in the tvN coming-of-age drama ‘Twenty-Five Twenty-One’ (2022).

Lets have a look at Kim Tae Ri’s successful career :-

in 2016, Kim Tae Ri | made her feature film debut in Park Chan Wook’s “The Handmaiden,” where she was chosen from 1,500 actresses to audition for the role. She played the part of Nam Sook Hee, the maid who seduced the Lady on the pretext of preparing Hideko for her married life with the Count. Her performance as Nam Sook Hee really put her on the map for the complex emotions portrayed by her. For her role in the film, she won Best New Actress at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, Director’s Cut Awards, Buil Film Awards and Busan Film Critics Awards.

in 2018, Kim Tae Ri | headlined the Korean film adaptation of the manga series ‘Little Forest’ alongside Ryu Jun Yeol and Jin Ki Joo. It is the story of a young woman who returns to her childhood home, in a traditional Korean village, after going to the big city in search of what turned out to be an elusive dream. When she comes home, her mother isn’t there – but her mother’s ‘Little Forest’, the many ways a single mother has successfully made a home for her beloved child, unfold with a long succession of lovingly drawn details featuring mainly food preparation. Kim Tae Ri brought peace and love to the viewers with both the slice of life and the delicious food! She won the Director’s Cut Award and received nominations for the Blue Dragon Film Award, Baeksang Arts Award and Buil Film Award, all for Best Actress.

In the same year 2018, Kim Tae Ri made her small screen debut in the melodrama ‘Mr. Sunshine’, written by Kim Eun Sook, and she was nominated for the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actress for her performance. Set in Hanseong (modern-day Seoul) in the early 1900s, the series focuses on activists fighting for Korea’s independence. Kim Tae Ri played the role of Go Ae Shin, a Joseon noblewoman who lost her parents as a baby.

Ae Shin’s mother and father were independence fighters and were both killed in Japan because of their colleague’s betrayal. She is raised by her paternal grandfather, Go Sa Hong, who helps Ae Shin train as a sniper under Jang Seung Goo and join the Just Army. She meets Eugene Choi (Lee Byung Hun), who looks like people from Joseon yet claims to be American, and falls in love with him. The series is the sixth highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history, with a final episode rating of 18.129% and an average rating of 12.955%, the second-highest ever cable television average rating. She was nominated for the Baeksang Arts Award for Best Actress for her performance.

Her latest work, ‘Twenty Five Twenty One’ has brought her a new wave of popularity around the world for her portrayal of the cute and sweet national fencer, Na Hee Do. The series depicts the romantic lives of five characters from 1998 to 2021. Na Hee Do is a child prodigy who has yet to reach her full potential. She idolizes Ko Yu Rim and goes to her high school especially to train with her. The series was a commercial hit and became one of the highest-rated Korean dramas in cable television history. Many loved the way she, a 31-year-old, could so easily convey the confusing and sweet emotions of a high school student. Her loud and brash personality was completely unlike any other role of hers.

If you get a glimpse of her career, you could definitely say that Kim Tae Ri certainly knows how to choose her scripts and with the latest Baeksang nominations, she may have another accolade under her belt!

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