Park So-dam

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Park So-dam
Park So-dam, 2015 (cropped).jpg
Park So-dam in 2015
Born (1991-09-08) September 8, 1991 (age 29)
EducationKorea National University of Arts
Years active2013–present
AgentArtist Company
Korean name
Revised RomanizationBak So-dam
McCune–ReischauerPak Sotam

Park So-dam (Korean박소담; born September 8, 1991) is a South Korean actress. She came into popular recognition in 2015 for her role as a demon possessed schoolgirl in The Priests, and as Eun Ha-won in the Korean television series Cinderella with Four Knights. She is best known internationally for her role as Kim Ki-jung in the 2019 critically acclaimed Korean comedy thriller film Parasite, which won the Palme d'Or at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the Academy Award for Best Picture.[1] She is appearing in lead role in 2020 series Record of Youth.[2]


When Park was in high school, she watched the musical Grease and developed an interest in acting. While in university, Park started her career by turning to independent films after being rejected in around seventeen auditions.[3][4] 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 bit parts in mainstream titles Scarlet Innocence and The Royal Tailor.[5]

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.[4][6] She then featured in box office hits Veteran and The Throne, which led to her casting in the critically acclaimed mystery thriller The Priests.[7][8] Her role as an evil possessed high school student won her multiple Best New Actress nods.[9][10]

Park also extended her filmography to television. In 2016, she took the lead role in KBS2's medical drama A Beautiful Mind[11] and tvN's romantic comedy series Cinderella with Four Knights.[12]

In 2019, Park starred in Bong Joon-ho's black comedy, Parasite.[13] The film received international critical acclaim and was a box office success in South Korea.[14] She gained recognition for her role as a crafty, whipsmart younger sister of the family, and became known for her "Jessica Jingle".[15]

In 2020, Park was cast in the youth drama Record of Youth as an aspiring makeup artist.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2013 No More No Less Schoolgirl short film
Steel Cold Winter Ji-yeon
Most Ordinary Existence Su-jin short film
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 Take Off 2 / Gukgadaepyo 2 Lee Ji-hye cameo
Snow Paths Maria [17]
2017 Man of Will Han Yeong-hee special appearance
2018 Ode to the Goose Innkeeper's daughter [18]
The Underdog Bamyi voice[19]
2019 Parasite Kim Ki-jung / Jessica ( Alias ) [20]
2020 Fukuoka So-dam [21]
Special Cargo Eun-ha [22]
2021 Ghost Filming[23]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network Notes Ref.
2015 Drama Special - Red Moon Princess Hwawan KBS2 Drama Special [24]
My First Time Han Song-yi OnStyle [25]
2016 A Beautiful Mind Gye Jin-sung KBS2
Cinderella with Four Knights Eun Ha-won tvN
2020 Record of Youth Ahn Jung-ha [16]

Variety shows[edit]

Year Title Network Role Ref.
2019 Three Meals a Day: Mountain Village tvN Main cast with Yum Jung-ah, Yoon Se-ah [26]
2020 34th Golden Disc Awards JTBC Host (2nd day) with Lee Seung-gi [27]
Gamsung Camping Main cast with Park Na-rae , Ahn Young-mi , Son Na-eun , Solar [28]
2021 35th Golden Disc Awards Host (1st day) with Lee Seung-gi [29]


Year English title Korean title Role
2016 Let Me In[30] 렛미인 Eli
Closer 클로저 Alice
2017 The Student and Mr. Henri 앙리 할아버지와 나 Constance
2020–2021 Constance [31]



Title Year Album
"Our Feeling"
(Lee Yoon Chan feat. Kim Min-jae, Park So-dam & Lee Yi-kyung)
2015 My First Time OST

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 Busan Film Critics Awards Won [6]
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 [32]
16th Women in Film Korea Awards Best New Actress Won [33]
2016 7th KOFRA Film Awards Won [34]
11th Max Movie Awards Won [35]
Rising Star Award N/A Won [36]
10th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting Actress The Priests Nominated
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards Best New Actress Won [37]
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) Won [38]
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 [39]
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards Won [40]
3rd Korean Film Producers Association Awards Won [41]
KBS Drama Awards Best New Actress A Beautiful Mind Nominated
2019 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress Parasite Nominated [42]
IndieWire Critics Poll 10th place [43]
2020 Critics' Choice Awards Best Acting Ensemble Nominated [44]
26th Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture Won [45]
56th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Nominated [46]
7th APAN Star Awards Popular Star Award, Actress Record of Youth Nominated [47]
5th Asia Artist Awards 2020 Popularity Award (Actress) N/A Nominated [48]
JTBC Best Chemistry Award with Solar Gamsung Camping Won [49]


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  2. ^ ""Record Of Youth" Sets New Personal Best In Viewership Ratings". Soompi. October 6, 2020.
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  11. ^ Park, Dong Je. "KBS "'뷰티풀마인드' 장혁·박소담, 男女 주인공 확정"(공식입장)". TV Report (in Korean).
  12. ^ "Park So-dam to play heroine". The Korea Times. 2016-01-12.
  13. ^ "PARASITE Interview: Park So-dam on Failure, Family, and "Appa" Song Kang-ho". Screen Anarchy. October 21, 2019.
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  15. ^ "Doorbell song from 'Parasite' hits internet". The Korea Herald. November 18, 2019.
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  17. ^ "Snow Paths (2015)". The Chosun Ilbo.
  18. ^ "MOON So-ri and PARK Hae-il Cast in ZHANG Lu's GOOD DAY". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  19. ^ "PARK So-dam, D.O., PARK Cheol-min to Voice Animation". Korean Film Biz Zone.
  20. ^ "BONG Joon-ho's upcoming movie PARASITE Confirms Cast". Korean Film Biz Zone. February 9, 2018.
  21. ^ "Film 'Fukuoka' searches different shapes of love, history". The Korea Times. November 29, 2019.
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