The model-turned-actor has definitely come a long way. Unlike some really fortunate actors and actresses who shot to stardom quickly with just one or two dramas and movies, Kim Jae-Young took a while to catch the audience’s attention.

Fortunately, his hard work has paid off. 2019 is a big year for him! He has starred in two different dramas, taking on important roles this year.


Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life

Main Cast: Kim Jae-Young, Seol In-Ah, Yoon Bak, Jo Yoon-Hee.

Synopsis: Koo Joon-Hwi (Kim Jae-Young) is next in line to succeed the chairman position. He is also a self-centered individualist who hates being on the losing end. Kim Cheong-Ah (Seol In-Ah) is on the other end of the spectrum, her life has been pathetic compared to his. She is in her eighth year trying to pass the civil exams, while taking on part-time jobs to earn a living. The two meet and their perspectives on love change.

Here’s the trailer for “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life.”

Secret Boutique

Main Cast: Kim Jae-Young, Kim Sun-Ah, Jang Mi-Hee, Park Hee-Von.

Synopsis: Jenny Jang (Kim Sun-Ah) worked in a bathhouse when she was younger. With the help of the head of Deo Group, Yeo Ok (Jang Mi-Hee), she slowly worked her way up to become a powerful figure that secretly solves problems for people from the upper class. Along with Yoon Sun-Woo (Kim Jae-Young), she works to right the wrongs that the richest families have committed.


Here’s a trailer for “Secret Boutique.

2010 – Modelling career

Kim Jae-Young made his debut as a model.


2011 – Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy

He made his first appearance on the small screen through the audition reality show “Flower Boy Casting: Oh! Boy” along with Dong Hyun-Bae, Yoo Min-Kyu, Do Sang-Woo and the others. It was a fierce competition and unfortunately, Kim Jae-Young did not win. Yoo Min-Kyu ended up being the winner and was awarded a role in the drama “Shut Up! Flower Boy Band.”


2013 – No Breathing

Two years later, Kim Jae-Young took on his very first role in the movie “No Breathing” and acted together with Lee Jong-Suk, Seo In-Guk, Kwon Yuri.


2018 – 100 Days My Prince

After a series of supporting roles and cameos in popular dramas such as “Hello Monster,” “My Secret Romance,” and “Black,” television viewers finally took notice of Kim Jae-Young through his role in the drama “100 Days My Prince” as Moo-Yeon!

Through an interview, Kim Jae-Young said that he had gained a lot more followers on social media after the drama aired. More people could also recognize him on the streets but only as his character “Moo-Yeon,” and not “Kim Jae-Young.”

The actor had mentioned that he would like to work harder to be known as “Kim Jae-Young” instead.

Are there any types of dramas that he is looking forward to doing next?

In an interview, Kim Jae-Young mentioned about hoping to take on roles in realistic romance dramas like “Love Temperature.” Let’s look forward to that, romcom fans!


Have you watched Kim Jae-Young and the other actors and actresses in the dramas “Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life” and “Secret Boutique” yet? Watch them all by subscribing to KOCOWA!

What is your favorite drama with Kim Jae-Young in it? Share it with me in the comments below!



Binge-watching Korean dramas while eating ramyeon. University student. During her free time, she imagines beating up villains in Korean dramas, but often have to remind herself that she can't fight. And then, reality gives her a gentle reminder that she has research essays waiting for her.

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