All About Senior Actress, Kim Soo-mi
Kim Soo-mi is a senior South-Korean actress who began her debut in the entertainment industry in 1980. She is not only famous as an actress, but also as an entertainer, radio DJ, author, and model for music videos. Although she became well known for her comedy act at the beginning of her career, she also acts serious for some roles in several dramas and movies. Let’s get to know senior actress Kim Soo-mi.
Kim Soo-mi: Full Profile and Facts
Real Name = Kim Young-ok
Stage Name = Kim Su-mi / Kim Soo-mi
Nickname = Queen of Ad-lib
Birthday = September 3, 1949
Origin = Gunsan, North Jeolla Province, South Korea
Education = Korea University Graduate School of Media
Years Active = 1970 – Present
- She has a daughter named Jung Joo-ri who works as jewelry designer.
- She debuted in a talent contest in 1970.
- She was the most popular Korean actresses in 1980 after she shot to fame through the landmark TV series “Country Diaries” which aired for almost 20 years.
- She made a low-budget indie movie become a sleeper hit and for her portrayal of an Azheimer’s-afflicted woman.
- Her chauffeur-driven BMW shot backwards killing her mother-in-law, and she filed a 1 billion won lawsuit against BMW at Seoul High Court in 1998, alleging that the sudden-start had been a car defect.
- She become a model for 2 music videos such as Tara N4 “Countryside Life” in 2013, and EZ-Life “Your Sister, Instead of You” in 2005.
- She became a radio DJ for KBS Radio “The Pursuit of Happiness with Kim Soo-mi and Kang Nam-gil” in 1995 and MBC Radio “Hello, This is Kim Hong-shin and Kim Soo-mi” from 1993 until 1995.
- As an author, she has already released 8 books since 1990.
- She has already won 14 awards as an actress. Her first award was in 1972 at the MBC Drama Awards for Best New Actress for the MBC drama “Adada”.
- She starred in 3 theatre plays, starting in 1998 and her last play was “My Mother” from 2010 until 2013.
- She has been he chairman of the Department of Theater and Film at Soongsil University College of Social Sciences since 2003.
- She headed the publicity as part of the organizing committee of the 1999 Hanam International Environment Expo.
- She once put a stop to her entertainment activities and needed to start seeing a psychiatrist due to malicious comments that she read over the internet.
List of Kim Soo-mi’s Variety Shows
Kim Soo-mi began to appear on variety shows in 1982 on MBC’s “Kim Soo-mi’s Cooking of the Day”. Her love for cooking made her rise in the variety show. Kim Soo-mi’s amazing entertainer skills can be seen in 7 variety shows afterwards, with her latest variety show being tvN’s “Soo-mi’s Side Dish” which shows her amazing cooking skills. Check out the other variety shows of Kim Soo-mi.
|2011 – 2012||Show King (Global Korean Talk Show King)||Channel A|
|2005||Sunda Sunday Night : Age of Charm||MBC|
|1982 -1985||Kim Soo-mi’s Cooking of the Day|
|2015||A Look at Myself||KBS|
|2018||Soomi’s Side Dishes||tvN|
List of Kim Soo-mi’s Dramas
Kim Soo-mi has already acted in 48 drama since 1970. Most the dramas she has started on have aired on MBC. Her latest drama was the SBS drama “Unni is Alive” in 2017. Here is a list of Kim Soo-mi’s drama appearances.
|1979||엄마 아빠 좋아|
|1980-2002||Country Diaries aka Lifetime in the Country|
|1983||Father & Son|
|1985||The Season of Men|
|1987||The Face of a City|
|1990||마당 깊은 집|
|1993||Professor Oh’s Family||SBS|
|1995||Our Sunny Days of Youth||KBS2|
|1997||A Bluebird Has It||KBS2|
|1998||The King’s Path||MBC|
|누룽지 선생과 감자 일곱 개||KBS2|
|2001||See You in the Morning||SBS|
|2003||MBC Best Theater “내 딸 소란이”||MBC|
|2004||What Happened in Bali||SBS|
|2005||Cute or Crazy|
|Hello Franceska Season 3|
|Love Needs a Miracle||SBS|
|2007||The King and I|
|2011||Hooray for Love||MBC|
|2013||Incarnation of Money||SBS|
|2017||Unni is Alive||SBS|
List of Kim Soo-mi’s Movies
Kim Soo-mi began her acting career through the movie “Cuckoo’s Dolls” in 1976. She made a memorable appearance as a cameo in the comedy movie “Oh! Happy Day” which starred actress Jang Nara. Her acting as profanity-spouting ajumma at the time led to her successfully revamping her image, and it rejuvenated her fading career after her first movie appearance. Kim Soo-mi became well known as “Queen of Ad-lib” with her comic talent showcased in many successful projects afterward such as “Mapodo”, “Twilight Gangsters”, “Granny’s Got Talent” and the “Marrying the Mafia” sequel. Here is a list of Kim Soo-mi’s movie appearances.
|1984||Milky Way in Blue Sky|
|1987||Ureme 4 : Thunder V Operation|
|Blitz of Ureme from Outer Space|
|2003||Oh! Happy Day||Cameo|
|The Greatest Expectation|
|2004||Mr. Gam’s Victory aka Superstar Mr. Gam|
|2005||A Bold Family|
|Marrying the Mafia II : Enemy-in-law|
|Mr. Housewife||Quiz King|
|Oh! My God|
|Now and Forever|
|Detective Mr. Gong aka Detective ODD|
|Dasepo Naughty Girls|
|Marrying the Mafia III : Family Hustle|
|2007||Mapado 2: Back to the Island||Cameo|
|2008||Black Heart aka Delivering Love aka Beyong All Magic|
|2010||Twilight Gangsters aka Pistol Bandit Band|
|Meet the In-Laws|
|The Suicide Forecast||Cameo|
|Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil||Korean dubbing|
|Marrying the Mafia IV : Unstoppable Family|
|2013||Born to Sing|
|2015||Granny’s Got Talent|