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Kim Young-ae

Kim Young-ae began her acting career when she joined MBC's 3rd Open Recruitment in 1971. She made her acting debut in the TV police procedural Chief Inspector and subsequently built a prolific career in film and television. After she made her film debut in 1973's Long Live the Island Frogs, Kim became most active on the big screen in the 1970s and early 1980s, appearing in films such as Wang Sib Ri, My Hometown (also known as Wangsimni or A Bygone Romance, 1976), Suddenly at Midnight (1981), and Diary of King Yeonsan (1987). As she grew older, Kim transitioned to more television work. Among her notable television dramas are Queen Min (1973), Ilchul (or Sunrise, 1989), Magpie-in-law (1991), The Brothers' River (1996), Waves (1999), Go, Mom, Go! (2003), Hwang Jini (2006), Royal Family (2011), and Moon Embracing the Sun (2012). In 2009, she drew praise for her portrayal of a terminally ill yet headstrong mother who has a love-hate relationship with her daughter in the dramedy film Aeja (internationally known as Goodbye Mom).Another notable role was as a Busan restaurant owner whose son is arrested and tortured during the 1980s in The Attorney (2013). Kim later won Best Supporting Actress at the Grand Bell Awards and the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her performances.

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Apr 21, 1951 In Yeongdo District, Pusan, South Korea
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie A Male Housekeeper 1968-05-01
Latest Project:
Movie Pandora 2016-12-07
Known For
Poster of Operation Chromite
Poster of Kill Me, Heal Me
Poster of Yashimmanman
Poster of Sandglass
Movie Pandora Mrs. Seok 2016-12-07
Series Doctors Mal-soon 2016-06-20
Movie Proof of Innocence Madame 2016-05-19
Movie Operation Chromite Na Jung-Nim 2016-07-27
Series The Gentlemen of Wolgyesu Tailor Shop Choi Gok-Ji 2016-08-27
Series Kill Me, Heal Me Seo Tae-im 2015-01-07
Movie Chronicle of a Blood Merchant Gye-hwa's mother 2015-01-14
Series Birth of a Beauty Go Soon-dong 2014-11-01
Series Liar Game Woo-jin's mother 2014-10-20
Movie We Are Brothers Seung-ja 2014-10-23
Movie Entangled Soon-im 2014-11-06
Movie Cart Soon-rye 2014-11-13
Series Medical Top Team Shin Hye-soo 2013-10-09
Movie The Attorney Choi Sun-ae 2013-12-18
Series The Moon Embracing the Sun Queen Dowager Jung-hui 2012-01-04
Movie Confession of Murder Han Ji-Soo 2012-11-08
Series Royal Family Gong Soon-ho 2011-03-02
Movie Goodbye Mom Choi Yeong-hee 2009-09-09
Series Hwang Jin Yi Im Baek-moo 2006-10-11
Series Yashimmanman Herself 2003-02-28
Series Look Back in Anger Dong-hoon's mother 2000-02-28
Series Sandglass Tae-soo's mother 1995-01-09
Movie You Know What? It's a Secret Hye-na's mother 1990-07-14
Movie A Long Journey, a Long Tunnel Unknown 1987-03-07
Movie Winter Wanderer 1986-04-12
Movie Dreams of the Strong Mrs. Oh 1985-11-19
Movie Fiery Wind 1983-02-19
Movie Madam Oh's Day Out 1983-04-15
Series Tree With Deep Roots Queen Soheon 1983-07-08
Movie Wife Unknown 1983-04-30
Movie The Rose and the Gambler Unknown 1983-10-15
Movie Subzero Point '81 Unknown 1981-04-18
Movie Ban Geum-ryeon 1981-03-13
Movie Love Me Once Again '80 Part 2 Unknown 1981-05-23
Movie Suddenly in the Dark Unknown 1981-07-17
Movie The Hidden Hero 1980-09-04
Movie An Old Man's Death Unknown 1979-05-17
Movie Who Knows the Pain 1979-12-06
Movie Climax Unknown 1978-11-04
Movie The Land of Snow 1977-11-23
Movie My Hometown Jeong-hui 1976-01-31
Movie Long Live the Island Frogs 1972-04-18
Movie A Male Housekeeper Unknown 1968-05-01