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Kang Ki-young (강기영)

Updated: Oct 1, 2023

Kang Ki-young made it late to the oppa club but now that he’s there, people can’t get enough of him.

GwenchaNoona | K-drama Actor Profile: Kang Ki-young

Birthday: October 14, 1983

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Photo from Instagram/ Koreaboo

Almost everyone one who watched the hit k-drama Extraordinary Attorney Woo probably already knew Kang by face if not by name. Since his first appearance in 2012’s The King’s Doctor, Kang has starred as a supporting actor in several k-dramas including W (2016), Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo (2016), While You Were Sleeping (2017), and I Am Not a Robot (2017).

In What’s Wrong with Secretary Kim (2018), he played Park Seo-joon’s BFF who was still in love with his ex-wife. Interestingly enough, it was his first on-screen kiss.

Kang Ki-young was born in 1983 in Incheon, South Korea. He studied Theatre and Film in the University of Suwon. He has had several dramas under his sleeve since his debut in 2012. Often cast as a lovable, good guy Kang made an effort to diversify his roles. He said in an interview in 2018, “So last year, I became very ambitious about taking on different characters. I was thankful to receive good reviews but I wasn’t satisfied because I was stiff.”

His desire to do even better paid off. His latest role saw him as a wonderful mentor to young lawyers in Extraordinary Attorney Woo (2022). He has also hosted and starred in variety shows like RUN (2020) and Petkage (2021).

He was last seen crossing over to the dark side in the second season of Uncanny Counter 2.

We hope to see him be the main lead soon!

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