Oh Yoon-ah is a South Korean actress and a former racing model.

Oh Yoon-ah
Oh Yoon-ah in March 2012
Born21 November 1980
Ulsan, South Korea
Years active2003–present
Agent(s)Polaris Entertainment
Sandbox Network (YouTube)[1]
Song Hoon
(m. 2007; div. 2015)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationO Yun-a
McCune–ReischauerO Yun-a

Career edit

Oh Yoon-ah began her career as a racing model ("race queen" or "pit babe"), and in 2000 she won the first Cyber Race Queen Contest.[2] She became an entertainment reporter for MBC's Section TV in 2003. However, she was fired in a live interview where she stayed silent for 3 minutes.[3]

Oh made her acting debut in 2004 TV series Into the Storm, but it was her supporting role as the heroine's friend in hit sitcom Old Miss Diary that made her into a household name.[4] She continued acting on television, starring in That Woman, Mr. Goodbye, Surgeon Bong Dal-hee, Master of Study, Marry Me, Please, and notably Alone in Love, for which she won Best Supporting Actress at the 2006 SBS Drama Awards.[5][6][7][8][9]

Personal life edit

Oh married advertising executive Song Hoon at Imperial Palace Hotel Seoul on January 5, 2007.[10][11] The couple divorced in 2015; they have one son, born in August 2007.[12][13] Oh and her son, who has autism, were featured together on the 10th anniversary cover of The Big Issue Korea to raise awareness for people with autism.[14]

Filmography edit

Television series edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2004 Into the Storm
You'll Find Out Oh Hye-ran
Old Miss Diary Oh Yoon-ah, Mi-ja's friend
2005 Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy Chae Eun-sung
That Woman Oh Se-jung
2006 HDTV Literature "The Flag" Lee Min-jae
Alone in Love Kim Mi-yeon
Mr. Goodbye Kang Soo-jin
Someday Yoon Hye-young
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Jo Moon-kyung
2008 Why Did You Come to My House? Jang Bok-hee
The Kingdom of the Winds Hye-ab, Moo-hyul's nurse
2009 What's for Dinner? Jo Young-mi
2010 Master of Study Jang Ma-ri
Marry Me, Please Kim Yeon-ho
Athena: Goddess of War Oh Sook-kyung
2011 While You Were Sleeping Go Hyun-sung
2012 21st Century Family Lee Geum-pyo
Drama Special "The Whereabouts of Noh Sook-ja" Noh Sook-ja
Childless Comfort Lee Young-hyun
2013 Incarnation of Money Eun Bi-ryung
The Eldest Lee Ji-sook
2014 You're All Surrounded Kim Sa-kyung
2015 Angry Mom Joo Ae-yeon
2016 My Fair Lady Yoo Joo-young
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Whieumdang Choi
Unni is Alive Kim Eun-hyang
2018 Yeonnam-dong 539 Yoon Yi-na [15]
The Undateables Coach Yang [16]
A Pledge to God Na-gyong [17]
2020 Hospital Playlist Jung-won's second eldest sister (cameo)
Once Again Song Ga-Hee
2022 Fly High Butterfly Michelle / Mi Sel [18]
2023 Queen of Masks Ko Yu-na [19]

Film edit

Year Title Role Ref.
2005 Love in Magic Kim Hyun-joo
2006 Old Miss Diary - Movie Oh Yoon-ah
2019 Scent of a Ghost Manager Park
2021 The Cursed: Dead Man's Prey Major company executive director [20][21]
TBA Mismatch Song Hye [22]

Variety show edit

Year Title Notes Ref.
2003 Section TV Reporter
2012 She and Him MC [23]
2015 Look After My Dressing Table [24]
2017 Swan Club Cast
2018 Real Man 300 Cast
2020 Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant Cast/contestant
2021 Money Touch Me Host [25][26]
2022 Hope TV SBS Host with children [27]

Web shows edit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2021 Chinchin Golf YouTube KBS Host with Hong Eun-hee [28]

Music video edit

Year Song Title Artist
2003 "Just One Night" M

Book edit

Year Title Ref.
2006 1 Day Fitness: Oh Yoon-ah and Kim Min-chul's Fitness & Beauty Guide [29]

Awards and nominations edit

Award Year Category Nominated work Result Ref.
Cyber Racing Queen Contest 2000 Won
SBS Drama Awards 2006 Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Alone in Love Won
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Mr. Goodbye Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act Drama/Special The Flag Nominated
KBS Drama Awards 2010 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Master of Study Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Marry Me, Please Nominated
SBS Drama Awards 2011 Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama While You Were Sleeping Nominated
2013 Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama Special Incarnation of Money Nominated
2014 You're All Surrounded Nominated
MBC Drama Awards 2015 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Angry Mom Nominated
KBS Drama Awards 2016 Best Supporting Actress My Fair Lady Nominated
SBS Drama Awards 2017 Excellence Award, Actress in a Wednesday–Thursday Drama Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Nominated [30]
MBC Drama Awards 2018 Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Special Project A Pledge to God Nominated
MBC Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Variety Category Real Man 300 Nominated
18th KBS Entertainment Awards 2020 Best Entertainer Award in Reality Category Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant Won [31]
Excellence Award in Reality Category Nominated [32]
34th KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Once Again Won
19th KBS Entertainment Awards 2021 Excellence Award in Reality Category Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant Won [33]

References edit

  1. ^ Lee Se-bin (June 8, 2022). "오윤아, 샌드박스네트워크 손잡고 본격 크리에이터 활동 예고" [Yoon-ah Oh, a full-fledged creator activity in partnership with Sandbox Network] (in Korean). Ilgan Sports. Retrieved June 8, 2022 – via Naver.
  2. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah "I think I've gotten over the racing girl image"". Hancinema. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  3. ^ Ep. 10 of Everyone's Kitchen
  4. ^ "Oh Yoon-Ah (오윤아)". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ "Adultery Is Secret of Dramas' Success". The Dong-a Ilbo. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ "Alone in Love Review". Twitch Film. 1 September 2006. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ Kim, Kyo-seok (11 February 2010). "REVIEW: Master of Study - Episode 12". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  8. ^ "A lovely date with actress Oh Yoon-ah who has been loved for her intellectual and sexy looks". Arirang News All That Star. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  9. ^ Jin, Min-ji (1 August 2015). "Oh joins SBS's Saimdang". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  10. ^ 오윤아 처음 얼굴 드러낸 신랑과 새해 첫 웨딩마치 '너무 행복해요'. Newsen via Daum (in Korean). 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ 오윤아-송훈 커플, 결혼 피로연 건배로 사랑의 서약. Newsen via Daum (in Korean). 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  12. ^ "Actress Oh Yun-ah, husband divorce". The Korea Times. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  13. ^ Jin, Min-ji (10 June 2015). "Oh Yoon-ha, husband divorce". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  14. ^ Kim Yeon-Ah (2020-07-15). "Oh Yoon-ah raises awareness about autism with magazine cover shoot". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2020-09-07.
  15. ^ "'연남동 539' 오윤아, 연남동 대표 차도녀로 변신 '비주얼 눈길'". 10Asia (in Korean). December 29, 2017.
  16. ^ "오윤아, '훈남정음' 출연 확정…황정음·남궁민과 호흡". 10Asia (in Korean). March 30, 2018.
  17. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah joins new MBC show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 October 2018.
  18. ^ Shin Ji-won (December 24, 2020). "날아올라라 나비' 김향기X최다니엘→오윤아, 캐스팅 확정…내년 방송" ['Fly up butterfly' Kim Hyang-ki x Choi Daniel → Oh Yoon-ah, casting confirmed... Broadcast next year]. Star N News (in Korean). Retrieved March 18, 2021.
  19. ^ Oh Seung-hyun (January 5, 2023). "가면의 여왕' 김선아·오윤아·신은정·유선 출연확정…질투X욕망 스릴러 [공식입장]" ['Queen of the Mask' Kim Sun-ah, Oh Yoon-ah, Shin Eun-jung, and Yoo Seon confirmed... Jealousy X Desire Thriller [Official Position]] (in Korean). X-ports News. Retrieved January 5, 2023 – via Naver.
  20. ^ "방법: 재차의(가제)(2020)". Daum (in Korean).
  21. ^ Jeon Hyeong-hwa (June 11, 2021). "[단독]CJ ENM, 오컬트 스릴러 '방법: 재차의'로 여름대전 합류" [[Exclusive] CJ ENM joins the summer warfare with the occult thriller 'Method: Again']. Star News (in Korean). Naver. Retrieved June 25, 2021.
  22. ^ Bae Hyo-joo (October 17, 2022). "오대환X오윤아 '미스매치' 크랭크인‥코믹 가족극[공식]" [Oh Dae-hwan X Oh Yoon-ah 'Mismatch' crank-in...Comic family drama [Official]] (in Korean). Newsen. Retrieved October 17, 2022 – via Naver.
  23. ^ "채널A '그 여자 그 남자' MC 배우 오윤아 "간당간당 위기의 부부 25쌍, 결혼방어율 100% 기록중"". The Dong-a Ilbo (in Korean). 5 June 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  24. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah, singer Ivy to emcee new fashion show". The Korea Times. 3 August 2015.
  25. ^ Ha Ji-won (April 6, 2021). "오윤아, '터치美' MC 발탁..뷰티 노하우 전수 [공식입장]". xportsnews (in Korean). Retrieved April 6, 2021.
  26. ^ Kim Hye-jeong (May 24, 2021). "돈 터치 미' 송은이×장영란×오윤아, 26일 감정 대리인 활약". kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved May 24, 2021.
  27. ^ Lee Jeong-hyuk (November 15, 2022). "권오중, 발달장애인 아들 방송서 첫 공개…오윤아는 아들 민이와 함께 출연" [Kwon Oh-joong, the first public broadcast of a son with developmental disabilities... Oh Yoon-ah stars with her son Min-i]. Sports Chosun (in Korean). Retrieved November 16, 2022 – via Naver.
  28. ^ Hwang So-young (September 10, 2021). "[단독] 홍은희·오윤아, KBS 웹예능 '찐친골프' MC로 호흡" [[Exclusive] Eun-hee Hong and Yoon-ah Oh, breathing as MCs for KBS web entertainment 'Chinchin Golf']. JTBC (in Korean). Retrieved September 10, 2021 – via Naver.
  29. ^ "1 Day Fitness - 오윤아 김민철의 피트니스 & 뷰티 가이드". Aladin (in Korean). 12 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  30. ^ Kim, Sol-ji (December 31, 2017). "[2017 SBS 연기대상] 이상엽·남지현, 수목극 우수연기상 "진심으로 감사" [[2017 SBS Drama Awards] Lee Sang-yeop and Nam Ji-hyeon, Excellence Award for Wed-Thurs Drama “Thank you very much] (in Korean). MBN. Retrieved September 8, 2022 – via Naver.
  31. ^ Lee Ji-hyun (December 24, 2020). "[KBS 연예대상] 오윤아, 베스트 엔터테이너상 수상…아들 송민 "감사합니다". news1 (in Korean). Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  32. ^ "2020 KBS Entertainment Awards official website".
  33. ^ Lee Seung-rok (December 26, 2021). "오윤아·장민호, 우수상 리얼리티 부문 수상 영광 [KBS연예대상]" [Yoona Oh and Minho Jang, Received Excellence Award in Reality Category [KBS Entertainment Awards]] (in Korean). My Daily. Retrieved December 26, 2021 – via Naver.

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