Oh Yoon-ah (born October 14, 1980) is a South Korean actress and a former racing model.

Oh Yoon-ah
Oh Yoon-ah, 2011 (cropped).jpg
Born (1980-10-14) October 14, 1980 (age 39)
Ulsan, South Korea
Years active2003–present
AgentPolaris Entertainment
Spouse(s)Song Hoon (2007–2015; divorced)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationO Yun-a
McCune–ReischauerO Yun-a


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.[1] 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.[2]

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.[3] 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.[4][5][6][7][8]

Personal lifeEdit

Oh married advertising executive Song Hoon at Imperial Palace Hotel Seoul on January 5, 2007.[9][10] The couple divorced in 2015; they have one son, born in August 2007.[11][12]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2004 Into the Storm SBS
You'll Find Out Oh Hye-ran KBS2
Old Miss Diary Oh Yoon-ah, Mi-ja's friend
2005 Biscuit Teacher and Star Candy Chae Eun-sung SBS
That Woman Oh Se-jung
2006 HDTV Literature "The Flag" Lee Min-jae KBS1
Alone in Love Kim Mi-yeon SBS
Mr. Goodbye Kang Soo-jin KBS2
Someday Yoon Hye-young OCN
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Jo Moon-kyung SBS
2008 Why Did You Come to My House? Jang Bok-hee
The Kingdom of the Winds Hye-ab, Moo-hyul's nurse KBS2
2009 What's for Dinner? Jo Young-mi MBC
2010 Master of Study Jang Ma-ri KBS2
Marry Me, Please Kim Yeon-ho
Athena: Goddess of War Oh Sook-kyung SBS
2011 While You Were Sleeping Go Hyun-sung
2012 21st Century Family Lee Geum-pyo tvN
Drama Special "The Whereabouts of Noh Sook-ja" Noh Sook-ja KBS2
Childless Comfort Lee Young-hyun jTBC
2013 Incarnation of Money Eun Bi-ryung SBS
The Firstborn Lee Ji-sook jTBC
2014 You're All Surrounded Kim Sa-kyung SBS
2015 Angry Mom Joo Ae-yeon MBC
2016 My Fair Lady Yoo Joo-young KBS2
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Whieumdang Choi SBS
Unni is Alive Kim Eun-hyang
2018 Yeonnam-dong 539[13] Yoon Yi-na MBN
The Undateables[14] Coach Yang SBS
A Pledge to God'[15] Na-gyong MBC


Year Title Role
2005 Love in Magic Kim Hyun-joo
2006 Old Miss Diary - Movie Oh Yoon-ah

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2003 Section TV MBC Reporter
2012 She and Him[16] Channel A MC
2015 Look After My Dressing Table[17] FashionN
2017 Swan Club KBS Cast
2018 Real Man 300 MBC Cast
2019 Everyone's Kitchen Olive Guest

Music videoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2003 "Just One Night" M


Year Title
2006 1 Day Fitness: Oh Yoon-ah and Kim Min-chul's Fitness & Beauty Guide[18]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2000 Cyber Racing Queen Contest N/A N/A Won
2006 SBS Drama Awards 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
2010 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Master of Study Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Daily Drama Marry Me, Please Nominated
2011 SBS Drama Awards 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
2018 MBC Drama Awards 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


  1. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah "I think I've gotten over the racing girl image"". Hancinema. 8 November 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  2. ^ Ep. 10 of Everyone's Kitchen
  3. ^ "Oh Yoon-Ah (오윤아)". Korea Tourism Organization. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  4. ^ "Adultery Is Secret of Dramas' Success". The Dong-a Ilbo. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  5. ^ "Alone in Love Review". Twitch Film. 1 September 2006. Archived from the original on 2 February 2014. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  6. ^ Kim, Kyo-seok (11 February 2010). "REVIEW: Master of Study - Episode 12". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  7. ^ "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.
  8. ^ Jin, Min-ji (1 August 2015). "Oh joins SBS's Saimdang". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-08-06.
  9. ^ 오윤아 처음 얼굴 드러낸 신랑과 새해 첫 웨딩마치 '너무 행복해요'. Newsen via Daum (in Korean). 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  10. ^ 오윤아-송훈 커플, 결혼 피로연 건배로 사랑의 서약. Newsen via Daum (in Korean). 6 January 2007. Retrieved 2012-11-18.
  11. ^ "Actress Oh Yun-ah, husband divorce". The Korea Times. 9 June 2015. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  12. ^ Jin, Min-ji (10 June 2015). "Oh Yoon-ha, husband divorce". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  13. ^ "'연남동 539' 오윤아, 연남동 대표 차도녀로 변신 '비주얼 눈길'". 10Asia (in Korean). December 29, 2017.
  14. ^ "오윤아, '훈남정음' 출연 확정…황정음·남궁민과 호흡". 10Asia (in Korean). March 30, 2018.
  15. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah joins new MBC show". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 October 2018.
  16. ^ "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.
  17. ^ "Oh Yoon-ah, singer Ivy to emcee new fashion show". The Korea Times. 3 August 2015.
  18. ^ "1 Day Fitness - 오윤아 김민철의 피트니스 & 뷰티 가이드". Aladin (in Korean). 12 October 2006. Retrieved 2012-11-18.

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