Park So-dam

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Park So-dam
Park So-dam, 2016 (cropped).jpg
Park in 2016
Born (1991-09-08) September 8, 1991 (age 28)
South Korea
EducationKorea National University of Arts[1]
Years active2013–present
AgentArtist Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak So-dam
McCune–ReischauerPak Sotam

Park So-dam (born September 8, 1991) is a South Korean actress.


When Park was in high school, she watched the musical Grease and developed an interest in acting. While in university, Park kick-started her career after being rejected in around seventeen auditions, in turning to independent films.[2][3] Known as a prolific performer in independent cinema, Park starred in the Korean Academy of Film Arts feature Ingtoogi: Battle of the Internet Trolls and the indie Steel Cold Winter, the latter of which drew notice when it premiered at the Busan International Film Festival. Park also took on bit parts in mainstream titles Scarlet Innocence and The Royal Tailor.[4]

She broke into the mainstream in 2015 after making a strong impression with her performance in The Silenced, which nabbed her a win for Best Supporting Actress from the Busan Film Critics Awards.[3][5] She then featured in box office hits Veteran and The Throne (film), which led to her casting in the critically acclaimed mystery thriller The Priests.[6][7] Her role as an evil possessed high school student won her multiple Best New Actress nods.[8][9]

Park also extended her filmography to television. In 2016, she took on the lead role in KBS2's medical drama Beautiful Mind[10] and tvN's romantic comedy series Cinderella with Four Knights.[11]

In 2019, Park starred in Bong Joon-ho's black comedy, Parasite. The film received international critical acclaim and was a box office success in South Korea.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 No More No Less Schoolgirl Short film
Steel Cold Winter Ji-yeon
Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls Yeon-hee
Death Theatre Schoolgirl Short film
2014 The Legacy Eun-seon
One on One Coffee delivery girl
Scarlet Innocence Chung-yi's friend at the club
The Youth Yeon-joo Segment: Play Girl
Suzi Suzi Short film
Inevitable Lee Mi-young
The Royal Tailor Yoo-wol
2015 C'est Si Bon Schoolgirl 1
The Silenced Hong Yeon-deok
Veteran "The Youngest"
The Throne Lady Moon
The Priests Lee Young-shin
The Vampire Lives Next Door Na-mi Short film; from omnibus
Color of Asia – Masters
Blue Monday's Woman So-dam Short film
2016 Run Off Lee Ji-hye Cameo
Snow Paths Maria [13]
2017 Man of Will Han Yeong-hee Special appearance
2018 Ode to the Goose Innkeeper's daughter [14]
The Underdog Bamyi Voice[15]
2019 Parasite Ki-jung [16]
Fukuoka So-dam [17]
2020 Special Praise [18]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2015 Drama Special "Red Moon"[19] Princess Hwawan KBS2
My First Time[20] Han Song-yi OnStyle
2016 Beautiful Mind Gye Jin-sung KBS2
Cinderella with Four Knights Eun Ha-won tvN

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2019 Three Meals a Day: Mountain Village tvN Main cast [21]


Year English title Korean title Role
2016 Let Me In 렛미인 Eli
Closer 클로저 Alice
2017 The Student and Mr. Henri Constance

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2015 24th Buil Film Awards Best New Actress The Silenced Nominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards Nominated
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Nominated
16th Women in Film Korea Awards The Priests Won [22]
16th Busan Film Critics Awards The Silenced Won [5]
One Night Surprise Awards To Be The Queen of Cannes Award N/A Won
Korea Film Actors Association Awards Popular Movie Star The Priests Won [23]
2016 7th KOFRA Film Awards Best New Actress Won [24]
11th Max Movie Awards Won [25]
Rising Star Award N/A Won [26]
10th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Priests Nominated
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Won [27]
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Won [28]
Best New Actress (TV) My First Time Nominated
5th APAN Star Awards Best New Actress Cinderella with Four Knights Nominated
25th Buil Film Awards The Priests Nominated
Best Supporting Actress Won [29]
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [30]
3rd Korean Film Producers Association Awards Won [31]
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress Beautiful Mind Nominated


  1. ^ "After Film Successes, Park So-dam Gets Back to Basics with Stage Role". The Chosun Ilbo.
  2. ^ "'The Silenced' actress Park So-Dam was rejected in 17 auditions?". International Business Times. 2016-08-29.
  3. ^ a b "Starlet Hopes to Make a Splash". The Chosun Ilbo. July 4, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  4. ^ "PARK So-dam". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  5. ^ a b "Stars Who Rose to Popularity Through Movies". Yahoo News.
  6. ^ Lee, Eun-sun (November 20, 2015). "Rising actress spreads her wings". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-12-10.
  7. ^ "[In-depth] Park So-dam's looks? Not even plastic surgery can create it". Hancinema. December 2, 2015. Retrieved 2016-01-22.
  8. ^ "Actresses representing the next generation". Hancinema. October 14, 2015. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  9. ^ "Kang Dong-won, Park So-dam Named Most Promising Actors for New Year". The Chosun Ilbo.
  10. ^ Park, Dong Je. "KBS "'뷰티풀마인드' 장혁·박소담, 男女 주인공 확정"(공식입장)". TV Report (in Korean).
  11. ^ "Park So-dam to play heroine". The Korea Times. 2016-01-12.
  12. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy (11 June 2019). "'Parasite' Latches Onto $50M+ In Korea, Tops 'Captain Marvel' To Become Market's #3 Title Of 2019". Deadline. Retrieved 16 June 2019.
  13. ^ "Snow Paths (2015)". The Chosun Ilbo.
  14. ^ "MOON So-ri and PARK Hae-il Cast in ZHANG Lu's GOOD DAY". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  15. ^ "PARK So-dam, D.O., PARK Cheol-min to Voice Animation". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  16. ^ "BONG Joon-ho's upcoming movie PARASITE Confirms Cast". Korean Film Biz Zone. February 9, 2018.
  17. ^ "Zhang Lu's 'Fukuoka' to premiere at Berlinale". The Korea Herald. January 30, 2019.
  18. ^ "PARK So-dam, SONG Sae-byeok and KIM Eui-sung Receive SPECIAL PRAISE". Korean Film Biz Zone. June 14, 2019.
  19. ^ "Park So-dam to star in KBS "Drama Special - Red Moon"". Hancinema.
  20. ^ "Park So-dam entangled in love triangle in romance drama 'My First Time'". The Korea Times. 2015-10-06.
  21. ^ "'Three Meals a Day' goes back to basics". The Korea Times. August 9, 2019.
  22. ^ "Kang honored as 'Woman in Film of the Year'". The Korea Times. December 8, 2015.
  23. ^ "LEE Byung-hun, YOO Ah-in and HAN Hyo-joo Take Top Star Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 30, 2015.
  24. ^ "Jeon Do-yeon named best actress". Korea JoongAng Daily. January 18, 2016.
  25. ^ "Winners of '2016 Max Movie Best Film Awards'". Mnet. February 26, 2016. Archived from the original on May 7, 2018. Retrieved May 7, 2018.
  26. ^ "Ryu Jun-yeol, Seolhyun, Si Wan selected as Rising Stars by Best Film Awards 2016". Hancinema. February 15, 2016. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
  27. ^ "Chunsa Film Art Awards 2016 Winners". Hancinema. April 6, 2016.
  28. ^ "BaekSang Grand Prize Goes to Director LEE Joon-ik". Korean Film Biz Zone. June 13, 2016.
  29. ^ "VETERAN Triumphs at the 25th Buil Film Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. October 20, 2016.
  30. ^ "'Inside Men' wins best film at Blue Dragon Awards". Yonhap News Agency. November 25, 2016.
  31. ^ "INSIDE MEN Tops Korean Film Producers Association Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. December 27, 2016.

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