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Park Bo-young Profile and Facts

Park Bo-young Profile
Park Bo-young (Ahn Joo-young, 2023)
Park Bo-young (박보영) is a South Korean actress. She officially debuted in 2006 and is currently under BH Entertainment. [Photo: Ahn Joo-young, 2023]

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
Instagram: @boyoung0212_official

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. (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.
– MBTI: ISFP. (@Ansohee.)
– In the 2000s, she was dubbed “Nation’s Little Sister” which she is now thankful for.
– However, at the time, she didn’t necessarily like being looked on as “young”. Nevertheless, she thought of the title as making time pass slower for her (i.e. her staying young longer).
– Having two sisters, she wondered about having a brother, wanting an older brother when young. (ibid.)
– Shoe size: 215mm. (@youngji_boxmedia)
– She is a fan of Park Hyo-shin and g.o.d. (ibid.)
– 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 (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. (Lady Kyunghyang)
– 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. (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)
– She loved listening to the radio ever since middle school because she is curious about other people’s stories and can sympathize with them. And when she hears a DJ console someone with a similar story to hers, she is comforted too. (Kim Eana’s Starry Night)
– She keeps an acting diary and reviews it so she can better conduct promotional interviews. Although she does write to vent, she also writes two or three things that she is grateful for to practice and to remain being thankful. (ibid.)
– She keeps her diaries in a safe and has burnt the ones written prior to 2014. (tvN You Quiz on the Block)
– She has left instructions for all her diaries to be burnt if anything happens to her. (ibid.)
– In a promotional interview for Doom at Your Service, when asked what she would do if she had only 100 days to live, she thoughtfully answered, amongst other things, that she wouldn’t tell anyone and continue living the same life. She would live a bit more “diligently and productively”, making small changes, but to “do a lot of different things … doesn’t sound right”. (Viu Singapore)
– She has been involved in various philanthropic work. In 2022, she donated 50 million won to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association to support victims of forest fires. (WOW TV)
– In 2023, she donated 30 million won to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association for efforts regarding the earthquake in Turkey and Syria. (Edaily)
– She says that she gets drunk with 3 shots of soju. (@youngji_boxmedia)
– It is her habit to go home if she is drunk.
– She needs to eat ramen when she drinks.
– She finds it difficult to accept compliments as she doesn’t trust them.
– Asked if there were any scenes that she was really happy with, she answered that she doesn’t feel that way as every time she checks the monitor, she would think “Did I do my best?”
– She likes buying and collecting books. She sells some after reading them. (ibid.)
– She used to be more cautious, especially with speaking her mind, but she said, “…I have become less afraid and accept who I am, just being myself.” She used to dislike the timid girl image but is now thankful for having a “signature image” by which she is remembered. (The Korea Herald)
– Although she is grateful for her good image, she says, “I’m not a good person. I get really angry a lot.” (MyDaily)
– She did Daily Dose of Sunshine because there weren’t many works of the “healing” genre in her filmography. (GQ Korea)
– Her home is her precious space where she can be completely herself.
– Her home has wooden floors and doors to give a sense of warmth.
– She also likes her car if she is by herself.
– She likes to take walks listening to songs. (ibid.)
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:
Concrete Utopia (콘크리트 유토피아) | 2023 | Myung-hwa
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 Dramas:
Melo Movie (멜로 무비) | TBA | Kim Moo-bi
Light Shop (조명가게) | 2024 | TBA
Daily Dose of Sunshine (정신병동에도 아침이 와요) | 2023 | Jung Da-eun
Strong Woman Kang Nam-soon (힘쎈여자 강남순) | 2023 | Do Bong-soon (cameo)
Doom at Your Service (어느 날 우리집 현관으로 멸망이 들어왔다) | 2021 | Tak Dong-kyung
Abyss (어비스) | 2019 | Go Se-yeon/Lee Mi-do
Strong Woman Do Bong-soon (힘쎈여자 도봉순) | 2017 | Do Bong-soon
Oh My Ghostess (오 나의 귀신님) | 2015 | Na Bong-sun
Star’s Lover (스타의 연인) | 2008 | Ma-ri (young)
Strongest Chil Woo (최강칠우) | 2008 | Choi Woo-young
Jungle Fish (정글피쉬) | KBS2 / 2008 | Lee Eun-soo
King and I (왕과 나)| 2007 | Yoon So-hwa (young)
Mackerel Run (달려라 고등어) | 2007 | Shim Chung-ah
Witch Yoo Hee (마녀유희) | 2007 | Yoo Hee (young)
Secret Campus (비밀의 교정) | 2006 | Cha Ah-rang

Park Bo-young Awards:
2023 Blue Dragon Film Awards | Popular Star Award
2023 London Asian Film Festival | Best Actor Award (Concrete Utopia)
2023 Buil Film Awards | Female Star of the Year (Concrete Utopia)
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 | Popular Star 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)
2008 Cine 21 Awards | Best New Actress (Scandal Makers)
2007 SBS Drama Awards | Best Young Actress (King and I)

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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(Sources: Sportsseoul, Sportschosun, Osen, @Ansohee., @youngji_boxmedia, Sports Donga, Dailian, Lady Kyunghyang, KoreanUpdates, Heraldcorp, Nate, Kpop Herald, HeraldPOP, The Swoon, VLIVE, Naver, Kim Eana’s Starry Night, tvN You Quiz on the Block, Viu Singapore, WOW TV, Edaily, The Korea Herald, MyDaily, GQ Korea, Nate.)

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