Profile of “My Golden Life” Actress Kim Hye-ok

KBS2 “Love and Secret”

Kim Hye-ok is a South Korean veteran actress. She’s been in the industry since the 80s and is still active now. She acts on Korean television, and is a highly popular actress. During the 2011 SBS Drama Awards held on December 31, she was given a Special Acting Award in the category of Weekend Drama programs.

Kim Hye-ok’s Profile

  • Name Kim Hye-Ok
  • Hangul: 김혜옥
  • Birthdate: May 9, 1958
  • Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts – Theater and Film; Chung-Ang University – Theater and Film; Chung-Ang University Graduate School of Mass Communication – Master’s degree in Journalism
  • Occupation: Actress
  • Years active: 1980-present
  • Hobbies: Swimming

Kim Hye-ok in “My Golden Life”

KBS2 “My Golden Life”

One of the most famous dramas she starred in was the weekend drama My Golden Life. This drama was a huge commercial success, and had a rating more than 40% at it’s peak.

The drama revolves around a woman who has a chance to rise in status and a man who finds happiness in her. A mother’s misguided love causes her daughters to get swapped in status, and so the heroine Seo Ji-an enters the chaebol household to have a better life without knowing she is actually not their long-lost daughter, but her “former twin” sister instead.

Kim Hye-ok played Yang Mi-jung, the twins’ mother. She thought she would live as a housewife without ever having to get her hands dirty. Her pride is battered with her husband Taesu’s bankruptcy. Reality makes her feel miserable. She prays that her daughter Jian, who enters a chaebol family, does not end up like her.