Sunwoo Eun-sook

Sunwoo Eun-sook (born December 24, 1959) is a South Korean actress. Sunwoo made her acting debut in 1978, and rose to fame in the 1980s.[2] She married actor Lee Young-ha in 1981 when they were both at the peak of their careers; they divorced in 2007 after 26 years of marriage.[3] Sunwoo remains active as a supporting actress in television dramas. Sunwoo and Lee have two sons, one of whom is also an actor, Lee Sang-won.[4]

Sunwoo Eun-sook
Born (1959-12-24) December 24, 1959 (age 61)
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Broadcasting and Entertainment[1]
Years active1978-present
AgentManagement Koo
(m. 1981; div. 2007)
Korean name
鮮于 銀淑
Revised RomanizationSeonu Eun-suk
McCune–ReischauerSŏnu Ǔn-suk


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
1979 The Young Zelkova Tree KBS1
1980 Hope Shin Sun-hee KBS1
1981 신촌억순이 KBS
Great Vocation KBS1
Eunhasu (Milky Way) Kyung-ah KBS1
A Halo Around the Moon Ji-sook KBS2
우리에게 축복의 기도를 KBS1
1982 Flower Carriage KBS2
1983 Eun-ha's Dream KBS1
Eldest Daughter KBS1
Geum-nam's House KBS2
Foundation of the Kingdom Queen Noguk KBS1
1984 TV Tale of Chunhyang Sung Chunhyang KBS2
1986 고향을 어이 잊으리까 KBS
My Heart Is Like a Star Lee Ok-rye KBS2
1987 Lee Cha-don KBS1
Land Wol-sun KBS1
1990 머슴아와 가이내 Dae-soon KBS2
어둔 하늘 어둔 새 Shin-hee MBC
1991 Thief's Wife Young-il KBS2
We Are Middle Class Ja-ok KBS2
1992 Your Name Is Hyo-ja Eldest daughter Hyo-soon KBS1
Sons and Daughters Soon-mi MBC
1993 Adolescence Dong-min's mother MBC
Friday's Woman
"Sunwoo Eun-sook's Rainbow Love"
Seo Ji-hye KBS2
1995 The Road Yoo Sun-ae KBS2
1996 Sibling Relations Jae-sook MBC
A Faraway Country Park Young-hye KBS2
Sometimes Like Strangers Myung-joo SBS
1997 Happy Morning Won Jung-soo's wife KBS2
1998 Please Find My Dad KBS1
You and My Song Soon-nyeo KBS1
1999 Encounter Lady Yoo KBS2
Into the Sunlight Song Soon-ja MBC
2000 Bad Friends Kim Kang-seok's mother MBC
RNA Jo Young-sook KBS2
The More I Love You Mrs. Yoon MBC
Autumn in My Heart Lee Kyung-ha KBS2
2001 Delicious Proposal MBC
In the Flower Garden Wang In-hee KBS2
Stock Flower Lee Sook-hee KBS2
Empress Myeongseong Lady Yi of Gamgodang KBS2
Father and Sons Kang-ja's mother SBS
Purity Hwang Soo-mi KBS2
2002 Hwatu Geum-soon SBS
Sidestreet People Mrs. Ahn KBS2
We Are Dating Now Tae-hee SBS
Like a Flowing River Kim Seok-joo's aunt SBS
MBC Best Theater "My Long-suffering Mom" Soo-jin's mother MBC
2003 Good News Kim Geum-shil MBC
All In Yoon Hye-sun SBS
Yellow Handkerchief Oh Kyung-ae KBS1
My Fair Lady Oh Nam-sook SBS
A Problem at My Younger Brother's House Lee Young-joo SBS
2004 Passion Mrs. Im MBC
The Age of Heroes Chun Tae-san's mother MBC
Full House Mrs. Kim KBS2
2005 Dangerous Love Go Yoon-ja KBS2
That Summer's Typhoon Oh Sung-mi SBS
Resurrection Kim Yi-hwa KBS2
2006 One Fine Day Ji Soo-hyun MBC
2007 Good Morning Shanghai (纯白之恋) Hao Yun's mother Hunan TV
Kimchi Cheese Smile Sunwoo Eun-sook MBC
2008 Don't Be Swayed Cha Young-mi MBC
2009 Wife Returns Mrs. Park SBS
2010 Marry Me, Please Lee Young-shin KBS2
2011 Dangerous Woman Na Yeon-sook MBC
2012 Can We Get Married? Eun-kyung jTBC
2013 Empire of Gold Yoo Soon-ok SBS
2014 The Noblesse'[5] Bang Jung-shim jTBC
You're Only Mine Na Soon-shim SBS
2016 Bubbly Lovely Im Soon-bok SBS
2017 Return of Fortunate Bok Park Mi-ok MBC


Year Title Role
1980 The Woman Who Laughs Three Times
1981 The Haunted Wedding Dress
1982 The Hero, Pal Bul-chul
1983 A Time to Love, a Time to Part
1987 Prince Yeonsan Deposed Queen Lady Yun
1997 Robinson Crusoe '97 Mom
2002 Sex Is Zero Lee Eun-hyo's mother (cameo)
2004 My Little Bride Bo-eun's mother
2006 A Dirty Carnival Kim Byung-doo's mother
2018 Gate Ok-ja

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1983 19th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress Flower Carriage Won


  1. ^ Sunwoo also took a course in Top-Class Communication at the Korea University Graduate School of Media.
  2. ^ Sa, Eun-young (22 October 2007). "Long-Time Star Couple Agree on Divorce". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  3. ^ "Two Star Couples Divorce". The Chosun Ilbo. 22 October 2007. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  4. ^ Han, Eun-jung (18 October 2005). "Like Father, Like Son". The Korea Times via Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  5. ^ "Lady main cast, confirmed". Hancinema. 12 December 2013. Retrieved 2015-04-07.

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