Nam Sang-mi (born May 3, 1984) is a South Korean actress.

Nam Sang-mi
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Born (1984-05-03) May 3, 1984 (age 38)
Years active2001–present
AgentJR Entertainment
Lim Jae-hyun
(m. 2015)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNam Sang-mi
McCune–ReischauerNam Sangmi
WebsiteOfficial website


Nam Sang-mi was working in a Lotteria restaurant near Hanyang University in the fall of 2001 when someone posted her personal photos on the internet.[1] Her popularity as an ulzzang led to her discovery as an actress. She made her debut in the 2003 melodrama series Love Letter, and began her acting career by taking small roles in films, TV dramas, and commercials.[2] Her first leading role came with Sweet Spy in 2005.[3] This was followed by leading roles in comedy drama Bad Family (2006) and action romance drama Time Between Dog and Wolf (2007).[4]

In 2008, Nam starred as an aspiring food columnist in Gourmet, a hit series based on Huh Young-man's manhwa Sikgaek.[5]

Nam said regarding her role in horror film Possessed (2009), "The moment I read the script, I wanted this part badly. After such a long time away from films, it excited me, and I can show a completely different side than I've shown in dramas."[6] She next played the titular character in romantic comedy drama Invincible Lee Pyung Kang.[7]

After starring in close friend Ku Hye-sun's short film You (2010), Ku cast her as the leading lady of her second feature film The Peach Tree (2012).[8] Meanwhile, on the small screen, Nam starred in the retro music drama Lights and Shadows (2011)[9] and romantic comedy drama Goddess of Marriage (2013).[10]

In 2014, Nam reunited with Time Between Dog and Wolf costar Lee Joon-gi in the period drama Gunman in Joseon.[11][12] This was followed by a starring role in the comedy film Slow Video.[13]

In 2017, Nam starred in the office comedy drama Good Manager.[14][15] In 2018, Nam starred in the mystery thriller series Let Me Introduce Her.[16]

Personal lifeEdit

Nam married a businessman at a small church in Yangpyeong County, Gyeonggi Province on January 24, 2015.[17][18][19][20] She gave birth to a baby girl on the afternoon of November 12, 2015.[21][22]



Year Title Role
2004 Spy Girl Nam Jin-ah
Too Beautiful to Lie Jae-eun
Dead Friend Su-in
2005 She's on Duty Cha Seung-hee
Never to Lose Lee Hae-ryung
2009 Possessed Hee-jin
2010 You (short film)
2012 The Peach Tree Park Seung-ah
2014 Slow Video Bong Soo-mi

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2003 Love Letter young Im Kyung-eun MBC
Open Drama Man & Woman
"Spring Came to Me Like a Hooligan"
Sun-young SBS
Drama City
"The Truth about Wormwood and Garlic"
Sa-rang KBS2
Escape from Unemployment Wang Bit-na SBS
2004 Not Alone Sang-mi SBS
2005 Drama City
"Freesias, Teddy Bears, Hot Chocolate and..."
Choi Da-young KBS2
My Sweetheart, My Darling Yoo In-kyung KBS1
Sweet Spy Lee Soon-ae MBC
2006 Bad Family Kim Yang-ah SBS
2007 Time Between Dog and Wolf Seo Ji-woo MBC
2008 Gourmet Kim Jin-soo SBS
2009 Invincible Lee Pyung Kang Lee Pyung-kang KBS2
2010 Life Is Beautiful Boo Yeon-joo SBS
2011 Lights and Shadows Lee Jung-hye MBC
2012 Drama Special "Like a Miracle" Han Myung-joo KBS2
2013 Goddess of Marriage Song Ji-hye SBS
2014 Gunman in Joseon Jung Soo-in KBS2
2017 Good Manager Yoon Ha-kyung
2018 Let Me Introduce Her Ji Eun-han SBS

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2003 Declaration of Freedom Saturday Big Operation
- The War of Roses
2004 Brain Survival MBC
Real Situation Saturday - X-Man SBS
2005 Good Sunday - X-Man
2006 Live TV Entertainment MC

Music videoEdit

Year Song title Artist
2002 "Christmas Miracle" Shin Seung-hun
2004 "She's Laughing..." Kim Hyung-joong
2005 "Love Is..." Vintage Blue
2006 "Difficult Words to Say" Lee Seung-gi
2009 "Have a Drink" Zia

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (TV) Sweet Spy Nominated
MBC Drama Awards Best New Actress Won
2007 MBC Drama Awards[23] Excellence Award, Actress Time Between Dog and Wolf Won
2008 3rd Seoul International Drama Awards[24] Most Popular Actress Won
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Gourmet Nominated
2009 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Invincible Lee Pyung Kang Nominated
2010 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Life Is Beautiful Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Project Drama Lights and Shadows Nominated
2013 SBS Drama Awards[25] Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Goddess of Marriage Won
Top 10 Stars Won
2014 KBS Drama Awards[26] Top Excellence Award, Actress Gunman in Joseon Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama Won
Best Couple Award with Lee Joon-gi Won
2018 6th APAN Star Awards[27] Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Let Me Introduce Her Nominated
SBS Drama Awards[28] Producers Award for Actress Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily and Weekend Drama Nominated


  1. ^ "Internet Becomes Path to Stardom". The Korea Times. 11 January 2006.
  2. ^ "Nam Sang-mi introduces her "peculiar" method of acting training". KBS Global. 7 February 2005.
  3. ^ "Sweet Spy". MBC Global Media.
  4. ^ "Time Between Dog and Wolf". MBC Global Media.
  5. ^ "Sikgaek Brings Korean Cuisine Back to TV Screen". The Korea Times. 10 June 2008.
  6. ^ "Faith ups the fear factor". Korea JoongAng Daily. 16 July 2009.
  7. ^ "[PREVIEW] TV series "Invincible Lee Pyung Kang"". 10Asia. 9 November 2009.
  8. ^ "Ku Hye-sun Returns to Director's Chair". The Chosun Ilbo. 19 February 2011.
  9. ^ Hong, Lucia (13 October 2011). "Actress Nam Sang-mi cast as female lead in Ahn Jae-wook series". 10Asia.
  10. ^ "[bnt photo] Nam Sang mi and Kim Ji hoon, we became a couple!". BNT News. 25 June 2013.
  11. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (22 April 2014). "Actors reunited 7 years after series". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  12. ^ Kim, Ji-soo (23 April 2014). "Nam to co-star with Lee Jun-gi". The Korea Times.
  13. ^ Park, Yoon-jin (28 October 2014). "Nam Sang Mi, Might Be A Not So Pretty First Love". BNTNews.
  14. ^ "Nam Sang-mi to Star in 1st TV Series After Marriage". The Chosun Ilbo. 15 December 2016.
  15. ^ "On TV, offices become battlefields : Once the setting for finding love, workplace dramas get serious". Korea JoongAng Daily. 13 April 2017.
  16. ^ "Nam Sang-mi to star in 'About Her'". The Korea Herald. 21 May 2018.
  17. ^ Sung, So-young (26 January 2015). "Actress Nam Sang-mi marries". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  18. ^ "Nam Sang-Mi, releases her wedding photo... beautiful bride of January". Innolife. 26 January 2015. Archived from the original on 4 February 2015.
  19. ^ "Actress Nam Sang-mi announces wedding plans". The Korea Times. 28 November 2014.
  20. ^ Lee, Sun-young (28 November 2014). "Actress Nam to wed in January". The Korea Herald.
  21. ^ Jin, Min-ji (21 May 2015). "Actress Nam Sang-mi is pregnant". Korea JoongAng Daily.
  22. ^ "Nam Sang-mi gives birth, Welcomes first child!". Star MK. 13 November 2015.
  23. ^ "2007 Year-end Korean drama awards round-up". Hancinema. 7 January 2008.
  24. ^ "Seoul International Drama Awards 2008". Seouldrama.
  25. ^ Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Lee Bo-young Grabs 1st Top Prize at the 2013 SBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014.
  26. ^ "'KBS Drama Award' Nam Sang-mi wins Excellence Award and mentions about her soon-to-be husband". eToday. 31 December 2014.
  27. ^ "이병헌·손예진·아이유 APAN스타어워즈 노미네이트". Star News (in Korean). 27 September 2018.
  28. ^ Lee, Jihyun (January 1, 2019). [SBS 연기대상] 감우성·김선아, 공동 대상..베스트 커플상까지(종합) [[SBS Drama Awards] Gam Woo-sung, Kim Sun-ah, co- grand prize.. Best Couple Award (Comprehensive)]. News1 (in Korean). Archived from the original on December 31, 2018. Retrieved June 26, 2020.

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