Kim Tae-ri began her acting career in theater plays and short films before making her feature film debut in the award-winning erotic thriller The Handmaiden in 2016. Her performance in the said Park Chan-wook movie earned her numerous Best New Actress citations. In 2017, she became part of the main cast of the political thriller film 1987: When the Day Comes, in which she was nominated for Best Actress at the 55th Grand Bell Awards and the 23rd Chunsa Film Art Awards. In 2018, she led the drama film Little Forest, in which she was named Best Actress at the 18th Director’s Cut Awards. That same year, she acted alongside Lee Byung-hun in the hit tvN series Mr. Sunshine, which logged a peak viewership rating of over 18 percent. She received the Best New Actress honors at the 6th APAN Star Awards for her work in the series.

Kim Tae-ri attended Kyung Hee University’s Department of Journalism and Broadcasting.