Kim Hae-sook

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Kim Hae-sook
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Kim Hae-sook in March 2019
Born (1955-12-30) December 30, 1955 (age 67)
Alma mater Kyung Hee University
Occupation Actress
Years active1975–present
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Hae-suk
McCune–Reischauer Kim Hae-suk

Kim Hae-sook (Korean : 김해숙; Hanja : 金海淑; born December 30, 1955) is a South Korean actress. [1]



In 1974, she made her acting debut in MBC's Chief Inspector. Over the past decade, she has won over 10 awards and appeared in over 30 films. Kim Hae-sook has published a book entitled "Mother of Hallyu Stars: Kim Hae-sook's Story".



1976Angry Apple
1981A Battle Journal
The One Love
The Door to the Flesh
Die to Live
Woman of Fire '82
1983I Like Women Better
1984Road to Peace
The Beloved, Part 3
No More Sexual Life, Part 2
1985Love in the Dark
The Headless Murderess
1986Rain Falling on Youngdong Bridge
1987Eve's Second Bedroom
1992Winter Galaxy
2000 The Legend of Gingko
2001 My Sassy Girl
2002 Marrying the Mafia Dae-seo's mother
2003Oh! Happy DayYang Mi-sook
Scent of Love In-ha's mother
2004 Dead Friend Ji-won's mother
My Brother Mother
2005 Wet Dreams 2 Sung-eun's mother
My Girl and I Su-ho's mother
2006 Sunflower Yang Deok-ja
2008 Open City Kang Man-ok
Viva! Love Bong-soon
Eye for an Eye Do-soo's mother
2009 Thirst Mrs. Ra
2010A Long VisitMother
2012 Wonderful Radio Mrs. Lee
The Thieves Chewing Gum
Tone-deaf ClinicDong-joo's mother
2013 Tough as Iron Soon-i
Hope Song Jung-sook
2014 Kundo: Age of the Rampant Dolmuchi's mother
2015 Helios Park Young-sook
Assassination Cafe Anemone owner (cameo)
The Throne Queen Inwon
2016 The Handmaiden Sasaki
The Tunnel Minister (special appearance)
Miss ButcherNecropsic
2017 Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds God of Indolence Hell
New Trial Soon-im
RV: Resurrected Victims Choi Myung-sook
2018 Herstory Bae Jeong-gil
2022 Alienoid Old woman [2]
TBA Our Season Bok-ja [3]
Bigwang Jung-gu's mother [4]

Television series

1974Chief Inspector
1979산이 되고 강이 되고
Last WitnessSon Ji-hye
1980One Hundred Years' GuestsJung-ah
1982Annals of Denial - Kim Kap-soon
Mi-ryeonKim So-hyo
Nari House
1983Portrait of You
500 Years of Joseon: The King of Chudong Palace Queen Jeongan
1984Nongmu (Farm Dance)
500 Years of Joseon:
The Ume Tree in the Midst of the Snow
Jeong Gwi-in
MBC Bestseller Theater
"귀 좀 빌립시다"
Yoon-aeone act-drama
1986Oppa, My Oppa
Morning Dew on Every Blade of Grass
1988500 Years of Joseon:
Queen Inhyeon
Queen Myeongseong
MBC Bestseller Theater
one act-drama
Forget TomorrowJi-sook
1990각시방에 사랑 열렸네Lee Sang-hoon's mother
500 Years of Joseon:
Na-hab Yang
The Dancing Gayageum
1991Another's HappinessSoon-mi
1992Rainbow in Mapo
1993To LiveSoo-jung
The Third RepublicPark Jae-hee
Love and Farewell
Our ParadiseDong-gun's mother
1994PartingNa Jeong-im
The Moon of SeoulSang-guk's mother
1995SukheeOh In-shil
West Palace
Same PeriodYong-ja's mother
LA Arirang
1996Full Heart
Under Seoul's Sky
White Dandelion
Because I ReallyYang Dong-hee
Because I Love YouHyeon-yi's mother
For LoveYoung-joon's mother
My Love by My SideKim Young-joo
The Age of the 3 Kim's Kim Ok-suk
Did We Really Love? Jae-ho's mother
QueenJang-mi's mother
You Don't Know My Mind
Hur Jun Ham Ahn's woman
2000 Fireworks Min-kyung's aunt
Autumn in My Heart Kim Soon-im
The More I LoveMaeng Soon-ja
Some Like It Hot
2001Ladies of the PalaceMadam Park
Law of MarriageOh Mi-ja
Her HouseYoung-soon
This is LoveJang Oh-bok
2002 Winter Sonata Lee Young-hee
RomanceLee Young-sook
Golden WagonKim Jin-bun
To Be with YouKang Young-sook
2003Like a Flowing RiverSang-hee's mother
Country PrincessKim Kil-nyeo
Summer Scent Min-woo's mother
Wedding GiftPark Jin-sook
Pearl NecklaceJung In-sook
2004 Sweet 18 Jung-sook's mother
Little WomenYoon-ja
PassionMs. Jung
Oh! Pil-seung Bong Soon-young Park Ok-ja
Letters to Parents Kim Ok-hwa
2005 My Rosy Life Soon-yi's birth mother
The Bizarre Bunch Kang Min-sook
2006End of LoveJang Yong-shil
Spring Waltz Jo Yang-soon
Infamous Chil PrincessesKyung Myung-ja
Stranger than ParadiseKim Bok-ja
My Love Dal-jaOh Dal-ja
2007 Surgeon Bong Dal-hee Yang Eun-ja
Moon HeeJang Han-na
Likeable or Not Oh Dong-ji
First Wives' Club Ahn Yang-soon
2008 Robber Lee Soon-seom
White Lie Shin Jung-ok
2009 Cain and Abel Na Hye-joo
Good Job, Good Job Wang Young-soon
2010 Life Is Beautiful Kim Min-jae
2011 A Thousand Days' Promise Kang Soo-jung
Saving Mrs. Go Bong-shilGo Bong-shil
2012Can't Live Without YouJang In-ja
Childless Comfort Lee Ji-ae
2013 I Can Hear Your Voice Eo Choon-shim
Wang's Family Lee Ang-geum
The Suspicious Housekeeper Housekeeping Agency director Hong
2014Wonderful Day in OctoberKang Yoon-geum
Hotel King Baek Mi-nyeo
Marriage, Not Dating Shin Bong-hyang
Pinocchio Park Rosa
You Are the Only One Oh Mal-soo
2015 Make a Woman Cry Park Hwa-soon
2016 Yeah, That's How It Is  [ ko ]Han Hye-kyung
2017 Saimdang, Memoir of Colors Kim Jung-hee
Whisper Kim Sook-hee
My Father is Strange Na Young-shil
Judge vs. Judge Yoo Myung-hee
2018 About Time Oh So-nyeo [5]
Room No. 9 Jang Hwa-sa [6]
2019 Babel Sin Hyeon-sook
Mother of Mine Park Seon-ja
2020–2021 Hospital Playlist Jung Ro-saSeason 1–2
2020 Start-Up Choi Won-deok
2021 Inspector Koo Yong Guk-jang [7] [8]
2022 Tomorrow Jade Hwang [9]
Under the Queen's Umbrella Queen Dowager [10]
2023 Divorce Attorney Shin Kim So-yeon's motherCameo [11]
Strong Woman Gang Nam-soon Gil Joong-gan [12]

Web series

2023 Gyeongseong Creature Nawol-daek [13]


2005Mother of Hallyu Stars: Kim Hae-sook's Story Memoir

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2000 KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Autumn in My Heart Won
200425th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress My Brother Nominated
3rd Korean Film Awards Best ActressNominated
KBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Oh Feel Young Won
2005 KBS Drama Awards [14] Top Excellence Award, Actress My Rosy Life Won
2006 KBS Drama Awards Infamous Chil Princesses, Spring Waltz Nominated
200716th Japan Movie Critics Awards [15] International Cooperation AwardWon
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Serial Drama First Wives' Club Nominated
2008 2nd Korea Drama Awards Special Jury PrizeWon
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
17th Buil Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Open City Won
Best Actress Viva! Love Nominated
7th Korean Film Awards Nominated
45th Grand Bell Awards [16] Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Open City Won
29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
20096th Max Movie AwardsBest Supporting ActressWon
45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (Film) Viva! Love Nominated
17th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress Thirst Won
5th University Film Festival of KoreaWon
46th Grand Bell Awards Nominated
30th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Special Cain and Abel Nominated
2010 3rd Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Life Is Beautiful Won
2011 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama A Thousand Days' Promise Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, ActressCan't Live Without YouNominated
33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Thieves Nominated
21st Buil Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
49th Grand Bell Awards Won
20134th KOFRA Film AwardsWon
SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Miniseries I Can Hear Your Voice Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Wang's Family Nominated
2015 52nd Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting Actress The Throne Won
2016 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaYes, That's How It IsWon
2017Korean Film Shining Star Awards [17] Star Award New Trial Won
54th Grand Bell Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
38th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress My Father is Strange Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaNominated
2018 55th Grand Bell Awards [18] Best Actress Herstory Nominated
6th Marie Claire Asia Star Awards [19] Actress of the YearWon
2019 12th Korea Drama Awards [20] Grand Prize (Daesang) Mother of Mine Nominated
27th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards  [ ko ] [21] Won
KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressNominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Serial DramaNominated
2022 MBC Drama Awards [22] Best Character Award Tomorrow Nominated

State honors

Name of country, year given, and name of honor
South Korea [note 1] 2010Prime Minister's Commendation [26]


  1. Honors are given at the Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards, arranged by the Korea Creative Content Agency and hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. [23] [24] They are awarded to those who have contributed to the arts and South Korea's pop culture. [25]

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