Kim Hae-sook

Kim Hae-sook (Korean김해숙; Hanja金海淑; born December 30, 1955) is a South Korean actress.[1]

Kim Hae-sook
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Kim Hae-sook in March 2019
Born (1955-12-30) December 30, 1955 (age 67)
Alma materKyung Hee University
Years active1975–present
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Hae-suk
McCune–ReischauerKim Hae-suk


In 1974, she made her acting debut in MBC's Chief Inspector. Over the past decade, she has won over 10 awards and appeared in over 30 films. Kim Hae-sook has published a book entitled "Mother of Hallyu Stars: Kim Hae-sook's Story".



Year Title Role
1976 Angry Apple
1981 A Battle Journal
The One Love
The Door to the Flesh
1982 Mistress
Die to Live
Woman of Fire '82
1983 I Like Women Better
1984 Road to Peace
The Beloved, Part 3
No More Sexual Life, Part 2
1985 Love in the Dark
The Headless Murderess
1986 Rain Falling on Youngdong Bridge
1987 Eve's Second Bedroom
1992 Winter Galaxy
2000 The Legend of Gingko
2001 My Sassy Girl
2002 Marrying the Mafia Dae-seo's mother
2003 Oh! Happy Day Yang Mi-sook
Scent of Love In-ha's mother
2004 Dead Friend Ji-won's mother
My Brother Mother
2005 Wet Dreams 2 Sung-eun's mother
My Girl and I Su-ho's mother
2006 Sunflower Yang Deok-ja
2008 Open City Kang Man-ok
Viva! Love Bong-soon
Eye for an Eye Do-soo's mother
2009 Thirst Mrs. Ra
2010 A Long Visit Mother
2011 Mama Ok-joo
2012 Wonderful Radio Mrs. Lee
The Thieves Chewing Gum
Tone-deaf Clinic Dong-joo's mother
2013 Tough as Iron Soon-i
Hope Song Jung-sook
2014 Kundo: Age of the Rampant Dolmuchi's mother
2015 Helios Park Young-sook
Assassination Cafe Anemone owner (cameo)
The Throne Queen Inwon
2016 The Handmaiden Sasaki
The Tunnel Minister (special appearance)
Miss Butcher Necropsic
2017 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds God of Indolence Hell
New Trial Soon-im
RV: Resurrected Victims Choi Myung-sook
2018 Herstory Bae Jeong-gil
2022 Alienoid Old woman[2]
TBA Our Season Bok-ja[3]
Bigwang Jung-gu's mother [4]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1974 Chief Inspector
1979 산이 되고 강이 되고
Last Witness Son Ji-hye
1980 One Hundred Years' Guests Jung-ah
Kanyangrok Ah-ji
1981 Sae-ah
1982 Annals of Denial - Kim Kap-soon
Mi-ryeon Kim So-hyo
Nari House
1983 Portrait of You
500 Years of Joseon: The King of Chudong Palace Queen Jeongan
1984 Nongmu (Farm Dance)
500 Years of Joseon:
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow
Jeong Gwi-in
MBC Bestseller Theater
"귀 좀 빌립시다"
Yoon-ae one act-drama
1986 Oppa, My Oppa
Morning Dew on Every Blade of Grass
1988 500 Years of Joseon:
Queen Inhyeon
Queen Myeongseong
MBC Bestseller Theater
one act-drama
Forget Tomorrow Ji-sook
1990 각시방에 사랑 열렸네 Lee Sang-hoon's mother
500 Years of Joseon:
Na-hab Yang
The Dancing Gayageum
1991 Another's Happiness Soon-mi
1992 Rainbow in Mapo
1993 To Live Soo-jung
The Third Republic Park Jae-hee
Love and Farewell
Our Paradise Dong-gun's mother
1994 Parting Na Jeong-im
The Moon of Seoul Sang-guk's mother
1995 Sukhee Oh In-shil
West Palace
Same Period Yong-ja's mother
Confession Chae-young
LA Arirang
1996 Full Heart
Under Seoul's Sky
White Dandelion
1997 Brothers
Because I Really Yang Dong-hee
Because I Love You Hyeon-yi's mother
1998 Purity
For Love Young-joon's mother
My Love by My Side Kim Young-joo
The Age of the 3 Kim's Kim Ok-suk
1999 Encounter
Did We Really Love? Jae-ho's mother
You Dong-seo
Queen Jang-mi's mother
You Don't Know My Mind
Hur Jun Ham Ahn's woman
2000 Fireworks Min-kyung's aunt
Autumn in My Heart Kim Soon-im
The More I Love Maeng Soon-ja
Some Like It Hot
2001 Ladies of the Palace Madam Park
Law of Marriage Oh Mi-ja
Her House Young-soon
This is Love Jang Oh-bok
2002 Winter Sonata Lee Young-hee
Romance Lee Young-sook
Golden Wagon Kim Jin-bun
To Be with You Kang Young-sook
2003 Like a Flowing River Sang-hee's mother
Country Princess Kim Kil-nyeo
Summer Scent Min-woo's mother
Wedding Gift Park Jin-sook
Pearl Necklace Jung In-sook
2004 Sweet 18 Jung-sook's mother
Little Women Yoon-ja
Passion Ms. Jung
Oh! Pil-seung Bong Soon-young Park Ok-ja
Letters to Parents Kim Ok-hwa
2005 My Rosy Life Soon-yi's birth mother
The Bizarre Bunch Kang Min-sook
2006 End of Love Jang Yong-shil
Spring Waltz Jo Yang-soon
Infamous Chil Princesses Kyung Myung-ja
Stranger than Paradise Kim Bok-ja
My Love Dal-ja Oh Dal-ja
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Yang Eun-ja
Moon Hee Jang Han-na
Likeable or Not Oh Dong-ji
First Wives' Club Ahn Yang-soon
2008 Robber Lee Soon-seom
White Lie Shin Jung-ok
2009 Cain and Abel Na Hye-joo
Good Job, Good Job Wang Young-soon
2010 Life Is Beautiful Kim Min-jae
2011 A Thousand Days' Promise Kang Soo-jung
Saving Mrs. Go Bong-shil Go Bong-shil
2012 Can't Live Without You Jang In-ja
Childless Comfort Lee Ji-ae
2013 I Can Hear Your Voice Eo Choon-shim
Wang's Family Lee Ang-geum
The Suspicious Housekeeper Housekeeping Agency director Hong
2014 Wonderful Day in October Kang Yoon-geum
Hotel King Baek Mi-nyeo
Marriage, Not Dating Shin Bong-hyang
Pinocchio Park Rosa
You Are the Only One Oh Mal-soo
2015 Make a Woman Cry Park Hwa-soon
2016 Yeah, That's How It Is [ko] Han Hye-kyung
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Kim Jung-hee
Whisper Kim Sook-hee
My Father is Strange Na Young-shil
Judge vs. Judge Yoo Myung-hee
2018 About Time Oh So-nyeo [5]
Room No. 9 Jang Hwa-sa [6]
2019 Babel Sin Hyeon-sook
Mother of Mine Park Seon-ja
2020–2021 Hospital Playlist Jung Ro-sa Season 1–2
2020 Start-Up Choi Won-deok
2021 Inspector Koo Yong Guk-jang [7][8]
2022 Tomorrow Jade Hwang [9]
Under the Queen's Umbrella Queen Dowager [10]
2023 Divorce Attorney Shin Kim So-yeon's mother Cameo[11]
Strong Woman Gang Nam-soon Gil Joong-gan [12]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2023 Gyeongseong Creature Nawol-daek [13]


Year Title Notes
2005 Mother of Hallyu Stars: Kim Hae-sook's Story Memoir

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2000 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Autumn in My Heart Won
2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress My Brother Nominated
3rd Korean Film Awards Best Actress Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Oh Feel Young Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards[14] Top Excellence Award, Actress My Rosy Life Won
2006 KBS Drama Awards Infamous Chil Princesses, Spring Waltz Nominated
2007 16th Japan Movie Critics Awards[15] International Cooperation Award Won
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Serial Drama First Wives' Club Nominated
2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards Special Jury Prize Won
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
17th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Open City Won
Best Actress Viva! Love Nominated
7th Korean Film Awards Nominated
45th Grand Bell Awards[16] Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Open City Won
29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2009 6th Max Movie Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) Viva! Love Nominated
17th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirst Won
5th University Film Festival of Korea Won
46th Grand Bell Awards Nominated
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Special Cain and Abel Nominated
2010 3rd Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Life Is Beautiful Won
2011 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama A Thousand Days' Promise Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress Can't Live Without You Nominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Thieves Nominated
21st Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
49th Grand Bell Awards Won
2013 4th KOFRA Film Awards Won
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries I Can Hear Your Voice Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Wang's Family Nominated
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress The Throne Won
2016 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Yes, That's How It Is Won
2017 Korean Film Shining Star Awards[17] Star Award New Trial Won
54th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress My Father is Strange Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
2018 55th Grand Bell Awards[18] Best Actress Herstory Nominated
6th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards[19] Actress of the Year Won
2019 12th Korea Drama Awards[20] Grand Prize (Daesang) Mother of Mine Nominated
27th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards [ko][21] Won
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Nominated
2022 MBC Drama Awards[22] Best Character Award Tomorrow Nominated

State honorsEdit

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
Country Year Honor Ref.
South Korea[note 1] 2010 Prime Minister's Commendation [26]


  1. ^ Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.[23][24] They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture.[25]


  1. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (30 April 2013). "Won Bin Leaves a Sweet Letter for Actress Kim Hye Sook". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Archived from the original on 15 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-04-30.
  2. ^ Bae, Hyo-joo (July 22, 2022). "외계+인' 이하늬 깜짝 등장‥신스틸러도 안드로메다급" [‘Alien + Human’ Lee Ha-nui makes a surprise appearance… Even the new stealer is Andromeda-class] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved July 22, 2022 – via Naver.
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  4. ^ Kim Seong-hoon (September 28, 2021). "류승룡, 하지원, 김시아가 출연한 영화 '비광' 크랭크업" [Ryoo Seung-ryong, Ha Ji-won, and Kim Si-a in the movie 'Bigwang' Crankup]. Cine21 (in Korean). Retrieved September 28, 2021 – via Naver.
  5. ^ "[Oh!쎈 컷] '어바웃타임' 이상윤·이성경, '케미 만렙' 첫 대본리딩". Osen (in Korean). April 5, 2018.
  6. ^ "[공식]'미션' 후속 '나인룸' 김희선-김영광-김해숙 캐스팅, 9월 첫 방". Sports Chosun (in Korean). August 7, 2018.
  7. ^ Kim Na-young (May 20, 2021). "이영애 복귀작 '구경이'·레드벨벳 조이 '한사람만', JTBC 편성 확정 (공식)". mksports (in Korean). Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  8. ^ Kim Myung-mi (October 7, 2021). "구경이' 김해숙 두 얼굴, 푸근한 미소와 대비되는 눈빛 '압도적" [Kim Hae-sook's two faces in 'Koo-kyung', warm smiles and contrasting eyes 'overwhelming]. Newsen (in Korean). Retrieved October 7, 2021 – via Naver.
  9. ^ Kim Hyun-rok (March 6, 2022). "저승사자 김희선X로운→옥황 김해숙…'내일' 비주얼부터 시선집중" [Grim Reaper Kim Hee-sun X Rowoon → Jade Hwang Kim Hae-suk… Focused on the visual of 'Tomorrow'] (in Korean). SpoTV News. Retrieved March 6, 2022 – via Naver.
  10. ^ Park Ah-reum (August 26, 2022). "중전 김혜수X대비마마 김해숙 만나니(슈룹)" [Middle Battle Kim Hye-soo X Big Mama Kim Hae-sook Met (Shroop)] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved August 26, 2022 – via Naver.
  11. ^ Lee Min-ji (April 1, 2023). "'신성한 이혼' 김해숙 특별출연, 연기 맛집 찾아온 명품 배우" ['Sacred Divorce' Kim Hae-sook special appearance, a luxury actor who came to an acting restaurant] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved April 1, 2023 – via Naver.
  12. ^ Kim Myung-mi (May 27, 2022). "힘쎈여자 강남순' 김정은-김해숙-이유미-옹성우-변우석 캐스팅[공식]" [Strong Woman Gangnam Soon’ Kim Jong-un, Kim Hae-sook, Lee Yu-mi, Ong Seong-wu, Byun Woo-seok Cast [Official]] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved May 27, 2022 – via Naver.
  13. ^ Kim Seong-hyeon (September 28, 2022). "박서준·한소희·위하준, 넷플릭스 '경성크리처' 공개 확정" [Park Seo-joon, Han So-hee, and Wi Ha-jun confirmed to release Netflix 'Kyungseong Creature'] (in Korean). YTN. Retrieved September 28, 2022 – via Naver.
  14. ^ Bae, Keun-min (1 January 2006). "TV Networks Hand Out Awards". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  15. ^ "Kim Hae-sook Wins at Japan's Movie Critics Awards". KBS Global. 28 March 2007. Retrieved 2014-06-19.
  16. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (29 June 2008). "Daejong Film Fest Showcases Trends". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  17. ^ Ji, Min-kyung (4 July 2017). "김윤진·장혁부터 도경수까지...한국영화를 빛낸 ★들 [종합]". OSEN (in Korean).
  18. ^ "제55회 대종상, 각 부문 후보 공개…'공작' 12개 최다부문 노미네이트". Sports Seoul (in Korean). 21 September 2018.
  19. ^ "#BIFF 아시아 스타 어워즈 2018". Marie Clarie Korea (in Korean). October 2018.
  20. ^ "'2019코리아드라마어워즈(KDA)' 연기대상 후보..김해숙·최수종·염정아·조정석 등". Sedaily (in Korean). September 27, 2019.
  21. ^ "제27회 대한민국문화연예대상 시상식 열려, 드라마부문 대상에 중견배우 김해숙씨". NBN News Agency (in Korean). 1 December 2019.
  22. ^ Choi, Hee-jae (December 30, 2022). "최원영, 베스트 캐릭터상…"♥심이영·두 딸, 진심으로 사랑해" [MBC 연기대상]" [Choi Won-young, Best Character Award... "♥Shim Yi-young and my two daughters, I love you sincerely" [MBC Drama Awards]] (in Korean). X-poorts News. Retrieved March 5, 2023 – via Naver.
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