Kim Hieora, born on March 18, 1989, in South Korea, is an accomplished South Korean actress. She achieved widespread acclaim and recognition for her portrayal of the character Lee Sa-ra in the television series “The Glory,” which aired from 2022 to 2023.
Height- 1.65 m
Born- 18 March 1989
Birthplace- Wonju-si, South Korea
Nationality- Korean, South Korean
Her father is name Kim Seung-ho, while information about her mother’s name remains undisclosed.
At the moment, she is unattached and not in a relationship with anyone. Details regarding her past relationships and prior engagements are relatively scarce and not well-documented.
Kim embarked on her acting journey with her debut appearance in the musical “Jack the Ripper” back in 2009. Since then, she has enjoyed a prolific career, gracing the stage in various plays and musical productions.
In the year 2021, she garnered attention through her involvement in television series such as “Beyond Evil,” “Hospital Playlist 2,” “Bad and Crazy,” and “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.”
From 2022 onward, Kim’s star began to ascend. She catapulted into the limelight with her compelling portrayal of Lee Sa-ra, a drug-addicted artist entangled in a web of school violence, in the Netflix series “The Glory.” In an interview, Kim revealed that she was chosen for the role due to her captivating eyes and extensively researched and prepared for the character.
In April 2023, Kim took a significant step in her career by signing with Gram Entertainment, a one-person agency founded by her longtime manager. Looking ahead, she is slated to grace the screens once again in the second season of tvN’s drama “The Uncanny Counter,” scheduled for release in the latter half of 2023.
- Beyond Evil
- Hospital Playlist 2
- Bad and Crazy
- Forecasting Love and Weather
- Extraordinary Attorney Woo
- Bad Prosecutor
- O’PENing: Shoot Me
- The Uncanny Counter
- 2022–2023: The Glory
- Baeksang Arts Awards 2023
- Director’s Cut Awards 2023
- Yegreen Musical Awards 2017
- Daegu International Musical Festival 2013
- StageTalk Audience Choice Awards 2017
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Kim’s estimated net worth is currently projected to be $750,000 USD.
Kim Hieora’s Letter: Addressing Middle School Mistakes
The agency representing Kim Hieora has issued an extensive statement to counter recent allegations made against the actress.
On September 6, Dispatch published an extensive report detailing accusations that Kim Hieora was part of an alleged iljin (school bullying) group known as Big Sangji during her time at Sangji Girls’ Middle School.
In reaction to this report, GRAM Entertainment, Kim Hieora’s agency, vehemently refuted any claims of her involvement in iljin-related activities or school violence. They further asserted their intention to pursue robust legal action against any malicious attempts aimed at tarnishing the actress’s reputation.
In her Instagram post, Kim Hieora expressed the following:
I apologize for causing concern today.
Like I appealed with heartfelt feelings, I plan on facing every situation honestly and calmly.
I am apologetic once again to those who support and trust me, and I sincerely apologize to those who have been hurt by me even at this moment. As I know that many people trust me, I will continue forward without lies. I ask that you watch over me.
The complete letter penned by Kim Hieora, provided below.
“Dear reporter Kim So Jung..
The heat has crept up on us. On such sunny days, while you must be busy with work, you took time to meet with me and put so much effort into my story. I’m both grateful and apologetic.
I had a lot I wanted to say. But when I met ‘OO’ again after all these years, I realized that saying all those things might not matter after all. This may be a burden, but I would like to still share some of my thoughts with someone, and so I’m writing this letter to you.
I am fully aware that I went astray in my youth when I was immature, and I have lived at times being embarrassed about who I was, at times reprimanding myself for it, at times scrutinizing myself for forgetting. Ever since I was young, I was either at the center of attention, or the target of bullying and exclusion, because of my uncommon name and uncommon appearance. With those feelings of inferiority, I entered my second year of middle school, and against my will, issues arose over my older cousin. I was in a situation where I just could not stand still and tell people to leave me alone, and so I decided that being someone at the center of attention was better than being bullied or excluded.. It was an immature decision.
But the reason that I performed in theater, and eventually went on to work on drama productions, was because I believed in my heart that I was never someone who picked on the weak and the marginalized, I never harmed or bullied anyone repetitively for pleasure. In my heart, I thought that I could swear this, at least to myself.
When you are young and you lack the ability to make morally sound decisions, you receive discipline at school. It is a place where discipline is taught through lessons and in the classroom.
Back in those days, I made many mistakes. I was not a model student. The existence of this group that the others talked about, and my own existence itself, was cause for fear in those around me, and I learned that clearly today. I am regretting those facts. But as a student, I received guidance from good teachers, and in order to earn their trust, I vowed in the second semester of my third year [of middle school] that I would become a better person. That I would become someone others could trust. So from then on, I chose to be a better student and began searching for things I was good at in high school, and ever since I have lived diligently with the intention of being a good influence on others.
When I heard that the other classmates had sent in reports about me being the ‘leader’ of a certain feared group, many thoughts struck me at once. Even now, I am the type of person who prefers to act rather than speak, and so it seems that many people find that I have an intimidating aura at first encounter. Some may keep a respectful distance from me.
So when I heard that in my youth, many underclassmen found me an existence that instilled fear, I did not know how to react. I never imagined that was the case. I was never a perpetrator who led harmful pressuring or bullying. Even so, because I was a student who had spent some time wandering astray, my image became one of a fearsome leader to my younger classmates. I am reflecting on my past, on my complacency and silence. As an adult, my demeanor became my strength, which is why I was unimaginably shocked after hearing of this reputation from my youth.
Today, my past experiences have allowed me to become someone who tries her best to do good, offer help to those who are in need, offer advice to others who want to act, do work that I want to do, and find work that I need to do.
I do not mean to say that I was a good child in the past. I admit that there was a time when I was immature. But I want to say this, that I did not harm anyone without good reason.
In writing, this may all sound like excuses. But because you, the reporter, spent much time and effort in this story, I am aware that this cannot be covered up as if none of it ever happened. I cannot turn back time and erase my past, but I am sure that after my troubled youth, I worked hard to become a mature adult and also do what I love, acting and performing.
If you could just give me one chance, I want to show you a good side through a good production. Or if you don’t want to see me in any more productions, I will show you that I can change and grow, with time and effort.
Please help me. I will live always repaying my debts. Thank you for reading this long letter. I’m sorry that we could not meet for pleasant reasons. Please take care of your meals, and thank you for your valuable time.”