Get to Know More About Park So-dam
Park So-dam is a South Korean actress who’s best known for her leading roles in Cinderella and Four Knights (2016) and Beautiful Mind (2016). She started her acting journey in 2013, with a role in the short film, No More No Less. Park’s interest in acting reaches back to high school, and watching the musical Grease.
While in university, Park tried to start her career, but after being rejected for about 17 auditions, she began turning to independent films. Known as a prolific performer in independent titles, Park starred in the Korean Academy of Film Arts feature Ingtoogi: Battle of the Internet Trolls and the indie film Steel Cold Winter, which drew notice when it premiered at the Busan International Film Festival. Park also took on bit parts in mainstream titles like Scarlet Innocence and The Royal Tailor.
Even though the public still wasn’t giving her much notice, Park won several awards for her work. 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 at the Busan Film Critics Awards. She was then featured in the box-office hits Veteran and The Throne, which led to her casting in the critically-acclaimed mystery thriller The Priests. Her role as a possessed high school student won her multiple Best New Actress nods.
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Park So-dam’s Profile
Name: Park So-Dam
Born: September 8, 1991
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 169 cm
Education: Korea National University of Arts (Acting)
Agent: Caramel Entertainment
Park So-dam’s Movies List
|2019||Fifth Column||Staff Sergeant|
|2018||Lee Nan-young||Lee Nan-young|
|2018||Ode to the Goose||Innkeeper’s daughter|
|2017||Man of Will||Han Yeong-hee|
|2016||Run Off||Lee Ji-hye|
|2015||Blue Monday’s Woman||So-dam|
|2015||C’est Si Bon||Schoolgirl 1|
|2015||The Priests||Lee Young-shin|
|2015||The Silenced||Hong Yeon-deok|
|2015||The Throne||Lady Moon|
|2015||The Vampire Lives Next Door||Na-mi|
|2014||One on One||Coffee delivery girl|
|2014||Scarlet Innocence||Chung-yi’s friend at the club|
|2014||The Royal Tailor||Yoo-wol|
|2013||Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls||Yeon-hee|
|2013||No More No Less||Schoolgirl|
|2013||Steel Cold Winter||Ji-yeon|
Park So-dam’s Dramas
|2015||Drama Special “Red Moon”||Princess Hwawan||KBS2|
|2015||Because It’s The First Time||Han Song-yi||OnStyle|
|2016||Beautiful Mind||Gye Jin-sung||KBS2|
|2016||Cinderella with Four Knights||Eun Ha-won||tvN|
Park So-dam’s Theater Work
Besides on screen roles, Park is also involved in theater. Here is the list of her theater appearances.
|Year||English title||Korean title||Role|
|2016||Let Me In||렛미인||Eli|
|2017||The Student and Mr. Henri||Constance|
Awards and Nominations
Through her career, she has been nominated for, and even won, some prestigious awards. Most of them were for her roles in The Silenced and The Priests.
|2015||24th Buil Film Awards||Best New Actress||The Silenced||Nominated|
|2015||52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||The Silenced||Nominated|
|2015||36th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actress||The Silenced||Nominated|
|2015||16th Women in Film Korea Awards||Best New Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2015||16th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best New Actress||The Silenced||Won|
|2015||One Night Surprise Awards||To Be The Queen of Cannes Award||N/A||Won|
|2015||Korea Film Actors Association Awards||Popular Movie Star||The Priests||Won|
|2016||7th Korea Film Reporters Association Awards
|Best New Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2016||11th Max Movie Awards||Best Female Newcomer||The Priests||Won|
|2016||11th Max Movie Awards||Rising Star Award||N/A||Won|
|2016||10th Asian Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Priests||Nominated|
|2016||21st Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Rookie Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (Film)||The Priests||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Because It’s The First Time||Nominated|
|2016||5th APAN Star Awards||Best New Actress||Cinderella with Four Knights||Nominated|
|2016||25th Buil Film Awards||Best New Actress||The Priests||Nominated|
|2016||25th Buil Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2016||37th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2016||3rd Korean Film Producers Association Awards||Best Supporting Actress||The Priests||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress||Beautiful Mind||Nominated|
Park So-dam’s Latest News
Park So-dam is reported to be joining the cast for an upcoming drama in 2019, called Parasite. The drama will be directed by director BONG Joon-ho, and has locked down its main cast. “No parasites appear in this movie. It’ll be neither a horror nor Sci-fi. It’ll be a family drama which revolves around various characters and strange kinds of families.” the director said. Besides Song Kang-ho, who was cast earlier, Lee Sun-kyun, Jo Yeo-jeong, Park So-dam, Choi Woo-shik and Jang Hye-jin have been confirmed to be part of the cast.
The drama will tell the stories of two families. One of the two fathers is Song Kang-ho with his son played by Choi Woo-shik, who starred in BONG’s fantasy drama Okja, and his daughter played by Park So-dam. Appearing in films like Secret Sunshine (2007), The World of Us (2016) and Yongsoon (2017), Jang Hye-jin was cast to play Song’s wife. The other father will be played by Lee Sun-kyun, while Jo Yeo-jeong will play his wife. Their teenage daughter and young son will be selected through auditions. The movie is expected to feature a great ensemble of various actors and actresses.
This is Bong’s seventh feature film, and his first Korean film in 10 years after Mother (2009). It will start shooting sometime this year and be released in 2019.