Song Ok-sook

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Song Ok-sook
Born (1960-08-14) August 14, 1960 (age 58)
South Korea
Education Chung-Ang University - Theater and Film
Yonsei University Graduate School of Journalism and Mass Communication - Master's degree
Occupation Actress
Years active 1980–present
Agent Great Company
Spouse(s) Lee Jong-in
Korean name
Hanja 宿
Revised Romanization Song Ok-suk
McCune–Reischauer Song Ok-suk

Song Ok-sook (born August 14, 1960) is a South Korean actress. She has appeared in supporting roles in numerous television dramas, including Winter Sonata,[1] Beethoven Virus, More Charming by the Day, and Missing You.[2][3]

Song is also a full-time professor in the Department of Film Arts at the Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts since 2005.[4] She is an advocate of adoption.[5][6]


Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1984 MBC Bestseller Theater
"The Story of a Woman Like a Small Octopus"
MBC Bestseller Theater "Unruly Child" MBC
MBC Bestseller Theater "Sa-ra's Tears" MBC
1985 MBC Bestseller Theater "Divorce Party" MBC
MBC Bestseller Theater
"Wildflowers in the Wind"
A Human Land MBC
1986 MBC Bestseller Theater "Wind" MBC
1991 We Are Middle Class Se-ra KBS2
1992 Small Town Madam Jang SBS
1993 Good Morning Yeongdong! KBS2
1997 Beautiful Woman Jang Soon-ja SBS
1998 The Great King's Road Heo sanggung MBC
For Love MBC
1999 Magic Castle Bang Choon-ja KBS2
2002 Winter Sonata Kang Mi-hee KBS2
Man of the Sun, Lee Je-ma Ms. Gong KBS2
Glass Slippers Oh Kim Sun SBS
2003 The Bean Chaff of My Life Kim Hyun-ja MBC
Drama City "To William" Sun-ja KBS2
First Love Hee-soo's mother SBS
2004 Drama City
"Cherry Blossom Daughter-in-law"
Jeom-rye KBS2
2005 Drama City "Fox, Fox" Oh Soo-hee KBS2
5th Republic Former First Lady
Kim Ok-sook
Fashion 70's Lee Yang-ja SBS
Only You Park Mi-jung SBS
MBC Best Theater
"Crying in the Glow of Sunset"
Hyeong-gook's mother MBC
Love Needs a Miracle Park Soon-ae SBS
TV Novel "Hometown Station" Soon-deok KBS1
2006 Hello God Woman from Bongpyeong KBS2
My Lovely Fool Choi Jung-min SBS
Jumong Bi Geum-seon MBC
My Beloved Sister Yoon Soo-ah's mother MBC
2007 Love Isn't Stop KBS N
Witch Yoo Hee Geum Bok-joo SBS
Fly High Lee Sung-hee SBS
Belle Kang Soon-ae KBS1
Cruel Love Lee Jin-sook KBS2
2008 Woman of Matchless Beauty, Park Jung-geum Cha Kwang-soon MBC
Wanted: Son-in-Law Park Soon-ae SBS
Don't Ask Me About the Past Han Hyo-jung OCN
Hometown of Legends
"Curse of the Sajin Sword"
Gook-moo KBS2
Beethoven Virus Jung Hee-yeon MBC
Innocent You Kim Hee-sook SBS
2009 Can Anyone Love? Managing director Kim SBS
Queen Seondeok Seori MBC
Smile, You Baek Geum-ja SBS
Son of Man Dong-pal's mother KBS2
2010 Pasta Seo Yoo-kyung's mother MBC
More Charming by the Day Song Ok-sook MBC
Daemul Madam Min SBS
2011 The Thorn Birds Kim Kye-soon KBS2
While You Were Sleeping Na Pil-boon SBS
Deep Rooted Tree Woman from Dodam SBS
Brain Kim Soon-im KBS2
What's Up? Jang Jae-heon's mother MBN
2012 Rooftop Prince Gong Man-ok SBS
Bridal Mask Mrs. Han KBS2
I Like You Ma Joo-hee SBS
Seoyoung, My Daughter Kim Kang-soon KBS2
Missing You Kim Myung-hee MBC
2013 Ugly Alert Bang Jung-ja SBS
Goddess of Fire Son Haeng-soo MBC
2014 Big Man Hong Dal-sook KBS2
Only Love Oh Mal-sook SBS
Fated to Love You Kim Mi-young's mother MBC
Drama Festival "Lump in My Life" Yeo-ok MBC
Punch Park Jung-hwan's mother SBS
2015 House of Bluebird Oh Min-ja KBS2
Queen's Flower Gu Yang-soon MBC
2016 Five Enough Park Ok-soon KBS2
Squad 38 Noh Bang-shil OCN
2017 Missing Nine Jo Hee-kyung MBC
My Father Is Strange Ok Bok-nyeo KBS


Year Title Role
1973 A She-Sailor
1985 Mother Young-ja
1986 Dan Martial Arts
Hero's Love Song
1990 I Stand Up Every Day Sook-hee
1992 Walking All the Way to Heaven
1995 A Hot Roof Young-hee's mother
1996 Farewell My Darling Madam Go
Kill the Love Mother
1997 Sky Doctor Mrs. Na
1998 Spring in My Hometown Sung-min's mother
1999 The Harmonium in My Memory Yun Hong-yeon's mother
2000 Just Do It! Won Jung-rim
2001 Summertime Gi-ok
My Sassy Girl Gyeon-woo's mother
I Love You Hyun-soo's mother
Ray-Ban Bong-nyeo
2003 The First Amendment of Korea Woman from Bongchun
Garden of Heaven Moon Hye-ja
Eunjangdo (Silver Knife) Min-seo's mother
2010 Happy Killers Choi Jung-min's mother
Grand Prix Seo Ju-hee's mother


Year Title Role
2004 The Seagull[7] Irina Nikolayevna Arkadina
2010 The Most Beautiful Goodbye in the World[8] In-hee

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1995 16th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Supporting Actress A Hot Roof Won
2005 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Won
2008 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Veteran Actress Beethoven Virus Won
2009 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Special Planning Drama Smile, You Nominated
2010 24th Yechong Cultural Arts Award Recipient, 지역부문 N/A Won
MBC Entertainment Awards[9] Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Sitcom/Comedy More Charming by the Day Won
2011 SBS Drama Awards[10][11] Special Award, Actress in a Drama Special Deep Rooted Tree Won
2012 SBS Drama Awards Special Award, Actress in a Drama Special Rooftop Prince Nominated
2014 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress Fated to Love You Nominated
2017 MBC Drama Awards Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Soap Opera Person Who Gives Happiness Won


  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (14 December 2012). "Winter Sonata celebrates a decade". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 11 April 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  2. ^ "Song Ok Suk praises JYJ's Yoochun!". Daily K Pop News. December 2012. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  3. ^ "Song Ok Sook mentions Yoochun in her interview with Women Chosun Magazine". Daily K Pop News. February 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  4. ^ "방송연예계열" [Department of Broadcasting and Entertainment]. Dong-Ah Institute of Media and Arts (in Korean). Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Song Ok Sook's Love". KPCulture. 2 May 2009. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  6. ^ Bae, Ji-sook (10 May 2009). "Adoption Settling Here Steadily". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  7. ^ "2004.10.22 Event Calendar". Korea JoongAng Daily. 21 October 2004. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  8. ^ Song, Woong-ki (28 April 2010). "Dysfunctional family dissected". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  9. ^ Lee, Jong-gil (30 December 2010). "Yoo Jae-seok wins grand prize once again at MBC Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  10. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (1 January 2012). "Han Seok Gyu Takes Home the Grand Prize at SBS Drama Awards". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 
  11. ^ Kim, Jessica (2 January 2012). "Han Suk-kyu reclaims glory at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-02-10. 

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