Park Bo-young Profile and Facts
[Photo: BH Entertainment, 2020]
Name: Park Bo-young (박보영)
Birthdate: 12 February 1990
Birthplace: Goesan, North Chungcheong, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Height: 158 cm (5’2″)
Weight: 41 kg (90 lbs)
Blood Type: O
Management: BH Entertainment
Management Profile: bhent.co.kr/en/artist/park-bo-young
VLIVE: Park Bo Young
Park Bo-young Facts:
– Education: Dankook University (Theatre).
– Religion: Christian. She was baptized as a child. (Sportsseoul)
– She has one older sister and one younger sister. (Naver/Sportschosun)
– Park Bo-young’s father was a soldier who served in Army Special Operations for 34 years. (Osen)
– She is a capable vocalist and can play the piano.
– Park Bo-young’s first acting role in middle school was not exactly planned; the senior-student filmmakers needed someone to play a doll and Park Bo-young was the shortest student. (Naver/Sports Donga)
– She debuted in 2006 in EBS’s Secret Campus (비밀의 교정).
– She received harassment from some students as she gained a certain “celebrity status”. (ibid.)
– In early 2010, she was involved in contractual and legal disputes between her, her then-management agency Humane Entertainment, and film company Botem (보템). This prevented her from working for about 2 years. (Dailian)
– During this 2-year period, she considered giving up acting but thought it was fortunate that she went through the painful process relatively quickly. (Naver/Lady Kyunghyang)
– In 2011, she featured on BEAST‘s “Fiction” MV.
– In 2013, she featured on SPEED‘s “It’s Over” and MV.
– She is “not good at watching horror movies”. (KoreanUpdates)
– When asked which is more difficult to work on, drama series or films, she answered that dramas are more tiring due to the time constraints but acting is more difficult in films. (ibid.)
– She considers Kim Hae-sook (김해숙) to be her role model and would like to act with the veteran actress in the future. (ibid.)
– In October 2015, she stated that she likes cooking but is not good at it. However, from her experience on Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님), she learnt how to make cream pastas. (ibid.)
– In 2016, she was a mentor on the music variety show We Kid (위키드), short for “We Sing Like a Kid”.
– She is a fan of the Hanwha Eagles. (Heraldcorp)
– In April 2017, she explained that she does not have a strong social media presence because she can be emotional and does not wish to react impulsively. (Nate)
– In 2017, before shooting Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순), her ankle ligaments were torn during a workout. After finishing the drama, she underwent a 20-minute surgery. (Kpop Herald)
– She likes to watch the food show Delicious Guys (맛있는 녀석들).
– In August 2018, she was a guest on Delicious Guys. She revealed that she likes stews and is good at making galbijjim, dakbokkeumtang and kimchijjigae. She also indicated that she didn’t like the taste of alcohol in the past but appreciates it more now. (Naver/HeraldPOP)
– Of all the characters she has played, the one character she would like most to be friends with is Bong-soon for her strength, kindness and sense of justice. (The Swoon)
– If she had to pick one superpower, although she may change her mind later, it would be the ability to reverse time. (ibid.)
– She doesn’t really have a favorite color. It depends on the situation. (ibid.)
– In November 2019, she announced that she would take time off to recover from scar-removal surgery on her arm. The scar was due to an injury from 2 years earlier. (VLIVE)
– She was with the agency Fides Spatium for around 10 years, their arrangement ending in December 2019.
– In February 2020, she signed with the agency BH Entertainment. (Naver)
– In August 2020, it was announced that she will star alongside Lee Byung-hun and Park Seo-jun in the disaster-thriller Concrete Utopia (working title), to be produced in 2021. (Naver)
– Currently filming drama series Doom at Your Service (어느 날 우리집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다), scheduled to air in May 2021.
– Ideal Type: “I like men who straightforwardly express their emotions. Up until now [May 2017], there hasn’t been anyone who’s directly said, ‘I think I like you.’ For some reason, I think it’s cool when a guy just swoops in [to your life].” (Nate)
Park Bo-young Films:
Your Wedding (너의 결혼식) | 2018 – Seung-hee
Collective Invention (돌연변이) | 2015 – Joo-jin
You Call It Passion (열정 같은 소리 하고 있네) | 2015 – Do Ra-hee
The Silenced (경성학교: 사라진 소녀들)| 2015 – Joo-ran
Hot Young Bloods (피끓는 청춘) | 2014 – Young-sook
A Werewolf Boy (늑대소년) | 2012 – Soon-yi
Don’t Click (미확인 동영상: 절대클릭금지) | 2012 – Se-hee
If You Were Me 4 (시선 1318) | 2009 – Kim Hee-soo
Scandal Makers (과속스캔들) | 2008 – Hwang Jung-nam
ESP Couple (초감각 커플 / 초감각커플) | 2008 – Hyun-jin
Our School’s E.T. (울학교 이티)| 2008 – Han Song-yi
Equal (이퀄) | 2005 short film – Kim Da-mi
Park Bo-young Drama Series:
Doom at Your Service (어느 날 우리집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다) | tvN / 2021 – Tak Dong-kyung
Abyss (어비스) | tvN / 2019 – Go Se-yeon/Lee Mi-do
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) | JTBC / 2017 – Do Bong-soon
Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) | tvN / 2015 – Na Bong-sun
Star’s Lover (스타의 연인) | SBS / 2008 – Ma-ri (young)
Strongest Chil Woo (최강칠우) | KBS2 / 2008 – Choi Woo-young
Jungle Fish (정글피쉬) | KBS2 / 2008 – Lee Eun-soo
King and I (왕과 나)| SBS / 2007 – Yoon So-hwa (young)
Mackerel Run (달려라 고등어) | SBS / 2007 – Shim Chung-ah
Witch Yoo Hee | SBS / 2007 – Yoo Hee (young)
Secret Campus (비밀의 교정) | EBS / 2006 – Cha Ah-rang
Park Bo-young Awards:
2017 Seoul International Drama Awards | Outstanding Korean Actress (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon)
2017 The Seoul Awards | Best Actress (Strong Woman Do Bong-soon)
2015 APAN Star Awards | Excellent Actress (mini-series) (Oh My Ghostess)
2015 Blue Dragon Film Awards | Popularity Award (The Silenced)
2009 BaekSang Arts Awards | Best New Actress (Scandal Makers)
2009 BaekSang Arts Awards | Most Popular (Scandal Makers)
2009 Critics Choice Awards | Best New Actress (Scandal Makers)
2009 Daejong Film Awards| Popularity Award (Scandal Makers)
2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards | Best New Actress (Scandal Makers)
2009 Golden Cinematography Awards | Best New Actress (Scandal Makers)
Park Bo-young Music:
“Listen to Me” (내 얘기 좀 들어봐) | On Your Wedding Day OST – 2018
“Leave” (떠난다) | Oh My Ghostess OST – 2015
“Boiling Youth” (피끓는 청춘) | Hot Young Bloods OST – 2014
“It’s Over” | SPEED (feat. Park Bo-young) – 2013
“My Prince” (나의 왕자님) | A Werewolf Boy OST – 2012
“Fiction” | BEAST – 2011 (MV only)
“Era of Freedom” (자유시대) | Scandal Makers OST – 2008
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