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Park Bo-young is a well-known South Korean actress

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BirthdayFebruary 12, 1990
NationalitySouth Korean
FamousSouth Korean Actress, South Korean Women, Film & Theater Personalities, Actresses
Birth PlaceJeungpyeong County, South Korea
Height158cm
GenderFemale
FatherPark Wan-soo,
MotherChoi Jeong-ok
Sun SignAquarius
Born inJeungpyeong County, South Korea
Famous asSouth Korean Actress

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Who is Park Bo-young?

Park Bo-young is a well-known South Korean actress who has made a mark in both films and television earning huge acclaim in a career spanning over a decade. Best known for big-screen flicks like ‘A Werewolf Boy’ and ‘Scandal Makers’ and TV series like ‘Oh My Ghostess’, Bo-young recognised for her natural beauty and charm made her official debut in acting while in high school. Her initial works includes TV series’ like ‘The King and I’ and ‘Secret Campus’. Her big break came with the 2008 South Korean film ‘Scandal Makers’, counted among biggest hits of Korean cinema, that not only shot her to limelight but also garnered her huge acclaim. Basking with success of the film and continuing with other projects she got entangled with several disputes with a film production company as also with the management agency she was associated with resulting in a number of lawsuits. Such developments caused disruption in her work and she could return to mainstream success only after a gap of around four years. Her second innings saw her doing several notable projects including films like ‘A Werewolf Boy’ and ‘The Silenced’ and TV series like ‘Oh My Ghostess’ and ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-soon’ bringing her back to the limelight.

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Childhood & Early Life

Park Bo-young was born on February 12, 1990, in Jeungpyeong, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea as the second daughter of her parents among three. Her father was a soldier who served the Special Forces for over three decades.

She stepped into the world of acting while in middle school featuring as Kim Da-mi in a 2005 short film ‘Equal’. It went on to bag the ‘Challenging Reality Award’ that year at the 7th Seoul International Youth Film Festival.

Park attended ‘Jeungpyeong Elementary School’ for her primary education. She completed her studies in Theater and Film from the Dankook University.

Career

Her official debut in acting happened in 2006 when she played Cha Ah-rang in ‘Secret Campus’, a high school TV series that aired on the EBS network.

She then went on to feature in three SBS series in 2007 namely ‘Witch Yoo Hee’, ‘Mackerel Run’ and ‘The King and I’.

One of her early notable works includes essaying the character of Lee Eun-soo in the teen drama ‘Jungle Fish’ that originally aired on KBS2 on May 5, 2008. It went on to earn several accolades including Peabody Award in 2009.

She was among the extended cast of the 2008 South Korean historical drama ‘Strongest Chil Woo’ that aired on KBS2 and in the supporting cast of the SBS TV series ‘Star's Lover’.

Meanwhile she forayed into films with South Korean comedy-drama ‘Our School's E.T.’ that released on September 11, 2008. Her next flick released that year on November 27 was a South Korean supernatural romance ‘The ESP Couple’.

Although a couple of films old, Bo-young grabbed the spotlight with the blockbuster hit South Korean film ‘Scandal Makers’ that released on December 3, 2008. The film emerged as the top grosser of that year and is counted among the all-time biggest hits in the history of Korean cinema.

Her remarkable performance as Hwang Jeong-nam/Hwang Jae- starring opposite Cha Tae-hyun in ‘Scandal Makers’ earned her kudos from both critics and audience apart from fetching several awards and nominations. Her role was acclaimed as “excellent” by ‘Variety’ while she received the informal title of "Nation's Little Sister" in South Korean entertainment industry.

Her next project was the Lee Hyun-seung directed short film If You Were Me 4 (2009), a live-action sequel of the 2003 South Korean omnibus film ‘If You Were Me’.

Her thriving career in the world of entertainment took a back foot in 2010 when she got tied up with a number of disputes resulting in law suits with her the then management agency and a film production house. This disturbed her work for some time.

In 2011, she became the promotional ambassador of ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival’. Following this she made her come back to the big screen with the lead role of Se-hee in the South Korean horror film ‘Don't Click’. It released on May 31, 2012 and grossed US$5.29 million at the box office.

Her next film ‘A Werewolf Boy’ where she played Sun-yi / Eun-joo became a blockbuster hit upping her fame to new heights. The film was released theatrically on October 31, 2012 after being premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2012, in its "Contemporary World Cinema" section and screened at the 17th Busan International Film Festival.

‘A Werewolf Boy’ emerged as one of the most thriving melodramas in the history of Korean cinema. It garnered a whooping US$41.5 million at the box office bringing Bo-young back to the limelight with a bang. She won the Best Actress award from 4th Pierson Movie Festival in 2012 and 20's Movie Star – Female from 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards in 2013.

She remained a cast member of the South Korean reality-documentary show on SBS ‘Law of the Jungle’ in its episode ‘Law of the Jungle in New Zealand’ that aired from March 8, 2013 – May 10, 2013. In the show she featured with celebrities like Kim Byung-man and Jung Suk-won in exploring and surviving in the forests of New Zealand.

Over the years she featured in many other reality and variety shows often in guest appearances. Some of them were ‘Gag Concert’ (2008), 2 Days & 1 Night Season 3 (2014) and ‘Let's Eat Dinner Together’ (2017).

South Korean teen romantic comedy film ‘Hot Young Bloods’ that released on January 23, 2014 saw her playing the starring role of Young-sook, a tough and foul mouthed leader of a female high school gang, way different from the sweet and bubbly characters she portrayed earlier.

Her next notable film was the South Korean mystery-thriller ‘The Silenced’ released on June 18, 2015 that fetched her several awards and nominations. This was followed by black comedy ‘Collective Invention’ and workplace comedy ‘You Call It Passion’ both of which released in 2015.

Meanwhile she made her come back in television after seven years with the critically acclaimed and commercially hit romantic comedy series ‘Oh My Ghostess’. It aired for 16 episodes on tvN from July 3, 2015 to August 22, 2015.

Her role of Na Bong-sun in ‘Oh My Ghostess’ fetched her a whooping salary of ₩30 million (US$27,000) marking her as the highest paid actress to feature on tvN. She received several awards for the series while the Korean press tagged her as the "romantic comedy queen”.

She then featured in the title character of TV series ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-soon’ that aired on JTBC from February 24, 2017 to April 15, 2017.

According to her agency she would start shooting for her upcoming film ‘Your Wedding’ from October 2017. The film is planned for a 2018 release.

Personal Life & Legacy

Although there is not much information available regarding her personal life and romantic associations, according to some sources she started dating actor-singer Park Hyung-sik in 2017.

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Park Bo-young awards

YearNameAward

Other

2009 · Scandal Makers - Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Actress in Film
2015Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award - Female
2009 · Scandal Makers - Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress
2009 - Grand Bell Award Popularity Award
2009 · Scandal Makers - PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film

Park Bo-young biography timelines

  • // 12th Feb 1990
    Park Bo-young was born on February 12, 1990, in Jeungpyeong, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea as the second daughter of her parents among three. Her father was a soldier who served the Special Forces for over three decades.
  • // 2003 To 2009
    Her next project was the Lee Hyun-seung directed short film If You Were Me 4 (2009), a live-action sequel of the 2003 South Korean omnibus film ‘If You Were Me’.
  • // 2005
    She stepped into the world of acting while in middle school featuring as Kim Da-mi in a 2005 short film ‘Equal’. It went on to bag the ‘Challenging Reality Award’ that year at the 7th Seoul International Youth Film Festival.
  • // 2006
    Her official debut in acting happened in 2006 when she played Cha Ah-rang in ‘Secret Campus’, a high school TV series that aired on the EBS network.
  • // 2007
    She then went on to feature in three SBS series in 2007 namely ‘Witch Yoo Hee’, ‘Mackerel Run’ and ‘The King and I’.
  • // 2008
    She was among the extended cast of the 2008 South Korean historical drama ‘Strongest Chil Woo’ that aired on KBS2 and in the supporting cast of the SBS TV series ‘Star's Lover’.
  • // 5th May 2008 To 2009
    One of her early notable works includes essaying the character of Lee Eun-soo in the teen drama ‘Jungle Fish’ that originally aired on KBS2 on May 5, 2008. It went on to earn several accolades including Peabody Award in 2009.
  • // 11th Sep 2008
    Meanwhile she forayed into films with South Korean comedy-drama ‘Our School's E.T.’ that released on September 11, 2008. Her next flick released that year on November 27 was a South Korean supernatural romance ‘The ESP Couple’.
  • // 3rd Dec 2008
    Although a couple of films old, Bo-young grabbed the spotlight with the blockbuster hit South Korean film ‘Scandal Makers’ that released on December 3, 2008. The film emerged as the top grosser of that year and is counted among the all-time biggest hits in the history of Korean cinema.
  • // 2010
    Her thriving career in the world of entertainment took a back foot in 2010 when she got tied up with a number of disputes resulting in law suits with her the then management agency and a film production house. This disturbed her work for some time.
  • // 2011 To 31st May 2012
    In 2011, she became the promotional ambassador of ‘Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival’. Following this she made her come back to the big screen with the lead role of Se-hee in the South Korean horror film ‘Don't Click’. It released on May 31, 2012 and grossed US$5.29 million at the box office.
  • // 2012 To 2013
    ‘A Werewolf Boy’ emerged as one of the most thriving melodramas in the history of Korean cinema. It garnered a whooping US$41.5 million at the box office bringing Bo-young back to the limelight with a bang. She won the Best Actress award from 4th Pierson Movie Festival in 2012 and 20's Movie Star – Female from 7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards in 2013.
  • // 11th Sep 2012
    Her next film ‘A Werewolf Boy’ where she played Sun-yi / Eun-joo became a blockbuster hit upping her fame to new heights. The film was released theatrically on October 31, 2012 after being premiered in the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, 2012, in its "Contemporary World Cinema" section and screened at the 17th Busan International Film Festival.
  • // 10th May 2013
    She remained a cast member of the South Korean reality-documentary show on SBS ‘Law of the Jungle’ in its episode ‘Law of the Jungle in New Zealand’ that aired from March 8, 2013 – May 10, 2013. In the show she featured with celebrities like Kim Byung-man and Jung Suk-won in exploring and surviving in the forests of New Zealand.
  • // 23rd Jan 2014
    South Korean teen romantic comedy film ‘Hot Young Bloods’ that released on January 23, 2014 saw her playing the starring role of Young-sook, a tough and foul mouthed leader of a female high school gang, way different from the sweet and bubbly characters she portrayed earlier.
  • // 18th Jun 2015
    Her next notable film was the South Korean mystery-thriller ‘The Silenced’ released on June 18, 2015 that fetched her several awards and nominations. This was followed by black comedy ‘Collective Invention’ and workplace comedy ‘You Call It Passion’ both of which released in 2015.
  • // 22nd Aug 2015
    Meanwhile she made her come back in television after seven years with the critically acclaimed and commercially hit romantic comedy series ‘Oh My Ghostess’. It aired for 16 episodes on tvN from July 3, 2015 to August 22, 2015.
  • // 2017
    Although there is not much information available regarding her personal life and romantic associations, according to some sources she started dating actor-singer Park Hyung-sik in 2017.
  • // 15th Apr 2017
    She then featured in the title character of TV series ‘Strong Woman Do Bong-soon’ that aired on JTBC from February 24, 2017 to April 15, 2017.
  • // Oct 2017
    According to her agency she would start shooting for her upcoming film ‘Your Wedding’ from October 2017. The film is planned for a 2018 release.

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  • What is Park Bo-young birthday?

    Park Bo-young was born at 1990-02-12

  • Where is Park Bo-young's birth place?

    Park Bo-young was born in Jeungpyeong County, South Korea

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    Park Bo-young's nationalities is South Korean

  • How tall is Park Bo-young?

    Park Bo-young's height is 158

  • Who is Park Bo-young's father?

    Park Bo-young's father is Park Wan-soo,

  • Who is Park Bo-young's mother?

    Park Bo-young's mother is Choi Jeong-ok

  • What is Park Bo-young's sun sign?

    Park Bo-young is Aquarius

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