Kim Mi-sook

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Kim Mi-sook
Born (1959-03-26) March 26, 1959 (age 60)
Other namesKim Mi-suk
Education Korea National Open University - Early Childhood Education (dropped out)
Kyungwoon University - Business Administration
Dongshin University Graduate School - Master's degree in Cultural Industry
Occupation Actress
Years active1979-present
Spouse(s)Choi Jeong-sik
Korean name
Revised Romanization Gim Mi-suk
McCune–Reischauer Kim Misuk

Kim Mi-sook (Korean : 김미숙; Hanja : 金美淑, born March 26, 1959) is a South Korean actress.



Kim Mi-sook made her acting debut in 1979 and has since had a prolific career on television. Recent notable roles include a divorcee making a new start in morning drama Queen's Conditions (2005), and the villainous stepmother in primetime hit Brilliant Legacy (2009). [1] For her much-praised portrayal of the mother of an autistic runner in Marathon (2005), Kim received Best Supporting Actress nominations from the Grand Bell Awards and Korean Film Awards. [2] [3] [4] [5] She was again nominated at the Grand Bell Awards, Blue Dragon Film Awards and Korean Film Awards for her supporting turn in action thriller Seven Days (2007). [6] [7]

Other activities

Kim established 사랑유치원 ("Love Kindergarten") in 1987 and served as its director until 2002. [8]


A woman who had been stalking Kim for 17 years was arrested in 2007. [9]


Television drama

  • Beautiful Love, Wonderful Life (KBS2, 2019)
  • Man Who Sets the Table (MBC, 2017)
  • The Flower in Prison (MBC, 2016)
  • All About My Mom (KBS2, 2015)
  • Flower of Queen (MBC, 2015)
  • Glorious Day (SBS, 2014)
  • Empire of Gold (SBS, 2013)
  • Case Number 113 (SBS, 2013)
  • Hur Jun, the Original Story (MBC, 2013) [10]
  • Insu, The Queen Mother (jTBC, 2011)
  • Just Like Today (MBC, 2011)
  • City Hunter (SBS, 2011)
  • My Love By My Side (SBS, 2011)
  • Happiness in the Wind (KBS1, 2010)
  • Definitely Neighbors (SBS, 2010)
  • Brilliant Legacy (SBS, 2009)
  • Don't Cry My Love (MBC, 2008)
  • Lobbyist (SBS, 2007)
  • Golden Bride (SBS, 2007)
  • I'll Go With You (SBS, 2006)
  • As the River Flows (KBS1, 2006)
  • Queen's Conditions (SBS, 2005)
  • The Land (SBS, 2004)
  • Love Is All Around (MBC, 2004)
  • Island Village Teacher (SBS, 2004)
  • Punch (SBS, 2003)
  • Sweetheart (SBS, 2003)
  • Outing (SBS, 2001)
  • Well Known Woman (SBS, 2001)
  • Blue Mist (KBS2, 2001)
  • Sad Temptation (KBS2, 1999)
  • Hug (SBS, 1998)
  • I Love You! I Love You! (SBS, 1998)
  • Three Kim Generation (SBS, 1998)
  • Love (MBC, 1998)
  • MBC Best Theater "7일간의 선택" (MBC, 1997)
  • 70-minute Dramas "Two Mothers" (SBS, 1997)
  • Power of Love (MBC, 1996)
  • 바다가 넓은 아이들 (SBS, 1996)
  • Until We Can Love (KBS2, 1996)
  • Confession (SBS, 1995)
  • Korea Gate (SBS, 1995)
  • Warm River (MBC, 1993)
  • To the Lovely Others (SBS, 1993)
  • 서른 한 살의 반란 (KBS2, 1993)
  • The Third Republic (MBC, 1993)
  • Wind in the Grass (MBC, 1992)
  • Women's Time (KBS2, 1991)
  • 가을에 온 손님 (KBS2, 1990)
  • Dark Sky, Dark Bird (MBC, 1990)
  • Under the Wool (KBS2, 1989)
  • The Second Republic (MBC, 1989)
  • Fetters of Love (KBS2, 1989)
  • 타인 (KBS2, 1987)
  • Gayo Drama (KBS2, 1987)
  • Warm River (KBS2, 1986)
  • Your Portrait (KBS2, 1986)
  • 멀고 먼 사람들 (KBS2, 1986)
  • Finding Happiness - Episode 2 "Cheer Up, Dad" (KBS2, 1986)
  • TV Literature "The Jehol Diary" (KBS2, 1985)
  • TV Literature "The Last Song" (KBS2, 1985)
  • Silver Rapids (KBS1, 1985)
  • 딸이 더 좋아 (KBS2, 1984)
  • 간호병동 (KBS2, 1984)
  • Maze (KBS2, 1984)
  • A Youth March (KBS1, 1983)
  • A Water-bearer From Bukcheong (KBS1, 1982)
  • 우둥불 (KBS1, 1982)
  • The Land of Promises (KBS2, 1982)
  • 우리에게 축복의 기도를 (KBS2, 1981)
  • Hometown of Legends "상사초" (KBS, 1980)
  • Hometown of Legends "Dead Woman" (KBS, 1979)
  • Hometown of Legends "Hongsalmun" (KBS, 1979)
YearEnglish TitleOriginal TitleRoleNetwork
2017 Man in the Kitchen MBC
2016 The Flower in Prison MBC
2015All About My MomKBS



Radio program

Spoken word album

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1985KBS 연기대상 방송연기상Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
1989 Dong-A Theatre Awards Best ActressAutumn SonataWon
1991 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressWomen's TimeWon
2001 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, ActressOutingWon
2005 Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Marathon Nominated
Korean Film Awards Best ActressNominated
SBS Drama Awards [12] Top Excellence Award, ActressQueen's ConditionsWon
2006KBS Right Language AwardsRecipient, Radio host categoryAll the Music in the WorldWon
2007 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries Lobbyist Won
2008 Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Seven Days Nominated
Korean Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
2009 SBS Drama Awards [13] Excellence Award, Actress in a Special Planning Drama Brilliant Legacy Nominated
Top Excellence Award, ActressWon
2010 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards Commendation from the Minister of CultureN/AWon
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Definitely Neighbors Nominated
2011 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama My Love By My Side Nominated
2013 SBS Drama Awards [14] Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama ShortCase Number 113Won
Special Acting Award, Actress in a Drama Special Empire of Gold Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards Special Acting Award, Actress in a Serial Drama Glorious Day Nominated

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