Kim Young-ae

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Kim Young-ae (Korean: 김영애; 21 April 1951 – 9 April 2017) was a South Korean actress.

Kim Young-ae
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Born(1951-04-21)April 21, 1951
DiedApril 9, 2017(2017-04-09) (aged 65)
Seoul, South Korea
EducationBusan Girls' Commercial High School
Years active1971-2017
AgentStar Village Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Yeong-ae
McCune–ReischauerKim Ryŏngae


Kim Young-ae began her acting career when she joined MBC's 3rd Open Recruitment in 1971. She made her acting debut in the TV police procedural Chief Inspector and subsequently built a prolific career in film and television.[1]

After she made her film debut in 1973's Long Live the Island Frogs, Kim became most active on the big screen in the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in films such as Wang Sib Ri, My Hometown (also known as Wangsimni or A Bygone Romance, 1976), Suddenly at Midnight (1981),[2] and Diary of King Yeonsan (1987).

As she grew older, Kim transitioned to more television work. Among her notable television dramas are Queen Min (1973), Ilchul (or Sunrise, 1989), Magpie-in-law (1991), The Brothers' River (1996), Waves (1999), Go, Mom, Go! (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), Royal Family (2011),[3][4] and Moon Embracing the Sun (2012).

In 2009, she drew praise for her portrayal of a terminally ill yet headstrong mother who has a love-hate relationship with her daughter in the dramedy film Aeja (internationally known as Goodbye Mom).[1][5][6][7][8] Another notable role was as a Busan restaurant owner whose son is arrested and tortured during the 1980s in The Attorney (2013). Kim later won Best Supporting Actress at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performances.[9][10]

Other activitiesEdit

In 2006, Kim temporarily put her acting career on hold when she became the vice chairman of cosmetics firm Chamtowon, which mainly produces soap and mud packs. Her company filed a ₩20 billion lawsuit against state-owned network KBS in 2008, after the program Consumer Report falsely reported that Chamtowon's mud-based products contained heavy metals above safe levels. During the eight months after the broadcast, the company went virtually bankrupt, and had to suspend operations at its factory in Jeongeup in North Jeolla Province and lay off 100 workers. After the Korea Food and Drug Administration confirmed that the magnetic substance found in the mud products was oxidized steel originally present in the mud, not foreign materials put in the products during the manufacturing process, the court ruled in favor of Chamtowon, and ordered KBS to release a correction regarding the wrong report.[11] But Chamtowon wasn't able to recover from its financial losses, and the strain contributed to Kim's divorce from her husband.[1]


Kim died of pancreatic cancer on April 9, 2017, just two weeks before her 66th birthday.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
1973 Long Live the Island Frogs
A Female Sailor
1976 Wang Sib Ri, My Hometown
An Unfortunate Woman
An Extinguished Window
1977 The First Snow
Snow Country
1978 Climax
A Light Goes Off in Your Window
1979 Romance Gray
Red Gate to Tragedy
Portrait of a Rock
Who Knows This Pain?
1980 The Hidden Hero
The Outsiders
A Fine, Windy Day Woman at the outdoor food stand
1981 Freezing Point '81
Ban Geum-ryeon
Love Me Once Again 2
Two Sons
Suddenly at Midnight Seon-hee
1982 The Carriage Running into Winter[13]
The Whereabouts of Eve
I Loved
Champions of Tomorrow
1983 Fiery Wind
Madam Oh's Day Out
The Rose and the Gambler
1984 Like a Petal or a Leaf
Woman Who Grabbed the Rod
To My Children With Love
1985 Tragedy of W
Dreams of the Strong
1986 Rain Falling on Yeongdong Bridge
Street of Desire
Riding the Moonlight
Wanderer in Winter
1987 A Long Journey, A Long Tunnel
Eve's Second Bedroom
The Hero Returns
A Woman on the Verge
Diary of King Yeonsan
1988 Miri, Mari, Uri, Duri
The Invalid
1990 You Know What, It's a Secret
1991 Do You Like Afternoons After the Rain?
Blood and Fire
1995 Piano in Winter
1998 Naked Being
2002 Bet On My Disco
2003 Star
Please Teach Me English Young-ju's mother
2009 Goodbye Mom Choi Young-hee
2012 Confession of Murder Han Ji-soo
2014 The Attorney Choi Soon-ae
Cart Mrs. Soon-rye
We Are Brothers Seung-ja
Entangled Soon-im
2015 Chronicle of a Blood Merchant Gye-hwa's mom
2016 Proof of Innocence
Operation Chromite Na Jeong-nim Special appearance
Pandora Mrs. Seok

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1971 Chief Inspector Guest MBC
1973 Queen Min Queen Min
1974 Gangnam Family Second daughter Young-hee
1978 I Sell Happiness N/A
Trap of Youth Noh Young-joo
1979 Mom, I Like Dad N/A
Oddogi Squad Kim Hyo-shik
Become a Mountain and Become a River N/A
1980 Portrait of Youth Min Bi
1981 Na-ri's House N/A
Han River N/A
Let's Love N/A
Embrace N/A
Nocturne N/A
Lee Shim's Tragic Love Lee Shim
1982 Three Sisters N/A KBS
Foggy N/A
1983 Your Portrait N/A MBC
Sunflower in Winter N/A
Thaw N/A KBS
500 Years of Joseon - Tree With Deep Roots N/A MBC
1985 Mother's Room N/A
1986 Natalia 여간첩 나타리아 KBS
임이여 임일레라 N/A KBS2
1987 Portrait of Life N/A MBC
The Beginning of Love Yoo Soon-joo KBS
Terms of Endearment N/A
1988 The 7th Ward N/A MBC
13-year-old Bom N/A KBS
Soonshim-yi N/A KBS2
1989 Ilchul N/A KBS
Wang Rung's Family N/A
1990 Copper Ring Bok-il
Freezing Point Seo Hye-yeon
Geom Saeng-yi's daughter Shaman
Our beloved Sinner N/A
1991 Magpie-in-law N/A MBC
Silent's land N/A KBS
Asphalt My Hometown Host KBS2
Yesterday's Green Grass Jung-mi KBS
1992 People of Love Town N/A
For the Sake of Love Soo-wan's mother-in-law (special appearance) KBS2
Autumn Woman Jeong Yeon-hee SBS
1993 Survivor's Grief N/A KBS
White Maze N/A
Happiness Without You Hye-seon MBC
When I Miss You Hyun-joo KBS
1994 Scent of Love Myung-hee SBS
Winter in Dohwari N/A KBS
1995 Sandglass Tae-soo's mother SBS
Jang Hui-bin 대왕 대비 조씨
Your Voice N/A
1996 Father N/A KBS
Wealthy Yu-chun Kim Jung-ja - Hwa-won's mother-in-law SBS
Colors: Gray Soo-hye KBS
Reporting for Duty Colonel Principal of Women's Army Corps school KBS2
Until We Can Love Soo-ryun
The Brothers' River Lee Soon-rye SBS
Power of Love Seol Ok-soon MBC
1997 Beautiful Face N/A SBS
Woman Ki Nam's mother
Over the Horizon Seo Boo-yong
Only You Yang-ja
Wedding Dress Shin Jung-ja KBS2
1998 아빠를 찾아주세요 N/A KBS
Legend of Ambition Shin Ok-joo KBS2
Panther of Kilimanjaro N/A
White Nights 3.98 Hong Young-sook SBS
I Love You, I'm Sorry N/A KBS
Hug Lee Hye-sook SBS
Seven Brides (7인의 신부) N/A
1999 Did We Really Love? Jung Jin-sook MBC
Waves N/A SBS
Did You Ever Love? Oh Myung-joo KBS2
Look Back in Anger Dong-hoon's mother
Can Anyone Love N/A MBC
Dandelion Kang Hae-soon KBS
She's More Beautiful Than a Flower Joon Young's mother MBC
Cheers for the Women Da Young's mother SBS
Tender Hearts Lee Jae-kyong KBS1
Legend N/A SBS
Why Women N/A KBS2
2002 We Are Dating Now Yeol-sun SBS
Rival Hong Joo-kyung
Golden Pond Hae Soon's mother
The Maengs' Golden Era Ji Ha-ja (Choi Kyu-sik's mother) MBC
Royal Story: Jang Hee-bin Queen Myeongseong of the Kim clan (Suk Jong's mother) KBS2
2003 Love Letter Dr. Im Kyung-eun MBC
Go Mom, Go! N/A KBS2
2004 Old Miss Diary N/A
2006 Hwang Jini Im Baek-Mu
2007 My Husband's Woman Hwa-young's mother SBS
2010 Athena: Goddess of War Choi Jin-hee KBS2
2011 Royal Family Gong Soon-ho MBC
Heaven's Garden Hwa-Young (Boo-Sik's wife) Channel A (TV channel)
My Lover, Madame Butterfly Lee Jung Ae SBS
Moon Embracing the Sun Great Mrs. Yoon MBC
2013 Medical Top Team Deputy Director
After School: Lucky or Not Guest B TV (South Korean IPTV), Nate (web portal), Hoppin & T-store
2014 Liar Game Cha Woo-jin's Mother tvN
Birth of a Beauty Ko Soon-dong SBS
2015 Kill Me, Heal Me Seo Tae-lim MBC
2016 Mirror of the Witch Queen Yoon JTBC
The Doctors Kang Mal-soon SBS
The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Choi Gook-ji KBS2

Radio programEdit

  • This Is Hwang In-yong and Kim Young-ae (KBS, 1992)



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