Welcome to the Soompi thread dedicated to the actress Park So Dam, the actress who started her career with a boom.
Starring in successful movies such as Sado (The Throne) and The Priests, for which she won a Baeksang Award
in 2016 for Best New Actress, Park So Dam is a hard-working actress with an impressive amount of works in a very short time.
FACTS AND INFO
Full name: Park So Dam (Bak So Dam) Age: 25 Birthday: September 8th, 1991 Birthplace: South Korea Height: 165cm Occupation: Actress Active years: 2013 - Education: Graduated from Korea National University of Arts and Chungshin Girls' High School Agency: Artist Entertainment
"I don't plan on getting plastic surgery. I don't want to face a wall because of my looks. I want to be an actress who is an issue for her performance and not her looks"
At the age of 17, Park So Dam saw the musical "Grease" and noticed the happiness among the actors, singing and dancing. That's when she realized she wanted to join that lifestyle. During her school years, she enjoyed working hard and rarely took breaks. As she has participated in many projects these last years, we see how she is still working as hard today. With the pressure of not having the "beauty" and big eyes like other actresses, Sodam thought she was only fit for doing stage performances. Even her parents thought it wasn't in her genes to become an actress. So when several producers from different movies scouted Sodam, she was very grateful towards their appreciation of her looks. Today, she is herself appreciative of her small eyes, and how she has the looks which no plastic surgeon can recreate. She also claims how she wishes to be an actress who is acknowledged by her acting performance, and not by her looks. Her family today is very supportive that she is doing a job that she loves doing.
Since she has played in very few roles which are bright and cheery, many think of Park So Dam as a woman with a darker personality. However, this is not the case. Instead, she says how she is drawn to characters with some form of emotional pain, wanting to give them comfort. Sodam shows how she would like to be adventurous in her acting, wanting to try out different kind of roles, such as: characters with emotional pain, a frank and honest character mostly played by men, and a character in a more mature state. Even though her role in "The Priests" was considered to be scary, when filming, Sodam wanted to make it look even more scarier during her scenes (luckily her co-actor Kang Dong Won commented that she'll never be able to get married if they make it any scarier). This shows how she is not afraid of taking on bold roles and how she is passionate about portraying them.
CURRENT & UPCOMING PROJECT(S)
(Upcoming) [Movie] Good Day
Park So Dam as: Unknown role/"The Innkeepers Daughter" Storyline: Two lovers stay together at the Mokpo Inn, where they meet the innkeeper and his daughter. Co-actors: Park Hae Il, Moon So Ri, Jung Jin Young Release date: TBA
Cinderella and Four Knights: http://mydramalist.com/16119-cinderella-and-the-four-knights
Main lead character, Eun Ha Won Storyline: The story about Eun Ha Won, a bright but lonely girl abused by her stepmother and stepsister who, in order to pursue her dream, left home and ends up living in a big mansion together with three Kang cousins and their bodyguard.Soompi Forum
Beautiful Mind: http://mydramalist.com/11690-beautiful-mind
Main lead character, Gye Jin Sung Storyline: Lee Yeong Oh, who is a genius neurosurgeon, is the best at what he does but because of an accident in his frontal lobe, he lacks sympathy for his patients and has erratic personalities. When a series of bizarre patient deaths occur at the hospital, police investigators converge around Yeong Oh. Rookie cop, Gye Jin Sung, who is a detective in the violent crimes division, is sent to investigate Yeong Oh.
Because It's the First Time: http://mydramalist.com/14971-because-its-the-first-time
Main lead character, Han Song Yi Storyline: With a freewheeling personality, Yoon Tae-O is a 20-years-old freshman in college. He has been friends with Han Song-Yi since they were little. Now, he begins to have feelings for the girl who has a bright and positive personality. Meanwhile, Tae-O has a friend, Seo Ji-An, who is well-behaved and exemplary. A love triangle brews between these three people.
Drama Special 2015: Red Moon: http://mydramalist.com/15146-drama-special-2015-red-moon
Supporting character, Princess Hwa Won Storyline: Crown Prince Sado gets sent to Jeoseungjeon where Gyeongjong the Great and Jang Huibin used to reside due to his father Yeongjo's political ambition. One day, a dead body of an eunuch gets thrown in Crown Prince Sado's room. Crown Prince Sado and Princess Hwawan try to find the culprit but things get more mysterious. Meanwhile, in the middle of the night, the mother of Crown Prince Sado visits Jeoseungjeon to check on her son and happens to witness a big secret...
[Upcoming] Good Day
Unknown role/"The Innkeeper's daughter" Storyline: Unknown
Guest role, Lee Ji Hye Storyline: Various women, including a North Korean defector, a banned short track skater, middle age woman and a middle school student, come together to form the first South Korean woman's national ice hockey team.
Snow Paths: http://mydramalist.com/16046-snow-paths
Main character, Maria Storyline: Jeongwoo, an alcoholic in his 30s, enters a rehabilitation center run by a nun called Teresa. She doesn’t normally accept patients during the winter, but she takes him in due to her relationship with his mother. Jeongwoo being the only patient fights with loneliness within the restricted rehab life. He struggles from whips and jingles and wanders about the mountains in search for alcohol but also shares a subtle emotion with Maria, a very pretty nun that he met in the center. In her early 20s, the girl who just became a nun dreamt a miracle and predicted the future and also explains that she saw Jeongwoo in her dreams. While Maria and Jeongwoo get to know each other, a hunter visits the center. Jeongwoo follows him with the intention to drink the alcohol that was in the his bag.
The Priests: http://mydramalist.com/14788-the-priests
Supporting role, Yeong Shin Storyline: A high school student, Yeong Shin, gets hit by a car at night. Soon, she suffers from mysterious ailments. Priest Kim knowsYeong Shin and visits her in the hospital. He is sure she is possessed by demonic spirits. He prepares for an exorcism with the help of the Korean Catholic Church. Priest Kim requires a deacon to help him, but all the deacons flee after taking part in the exorcism. Seminary student Choi is chosen as the 11th deacon to assist Priest Kim. They have only one day left to save Yeong Shin with their lives all at stake.
(Short film) The Vampire Lives Next Door: http://mydramalist.com/15621-the-vampire-lives-next-door
Main lead character, Na Mi Storyline: The Vampire Lives Next Door tells the strange fate entwined between a dead girl and a vampire. She drowned and her body was brought to a morgue, where the vampire lives.
Sado (The Throne): http://mydramalist.com/9615-the-throne
Supporting character, Moon So Won Storyline: In the year of 1762, when King Yeong Jo of the Joseon dynasty's been ruling for 35 years already, Crown prince Sa Do is accused of plotting treason by his biological mother lady Yi. King Yeong Jo falls into a dilemma since he could not penalize his own son as a traitor as it would mean that he would become the father of a traitor threatening his throne, and ends up ordering Sa Do to take his own life. As Sa Do’s lieges oppose King Yeong Jo’s decision by putting their own lives at risk, King Yeong Jo locks Sa Do in a wooden rice chest to kill him.
Supporting character, "The Youngest" Storyline: After an international auto theft sting, dimwitted detective Do-chul is treated to a night at a club where he meets Sun-jin Group third-in-line, Tae-oh, whose rude behavior rubs Do-chul the wrong way. Convinced Tae-oh is a drug addict, Do-chul tries to investigare, but is stopped by his boss. Meanwhile, Tae-ohruns into Mr. Bae - a truck driver that helped Do-chul with his auto theft case - an his 9-year-old son, protesting to get his overdue wages. After being humiliated and beaten for tae-oh's amusement, Bae is hospitalized but his son finds Do-chul's business card and calls for help. Do-chul feels responsible and so decides to get Tae-oh, no matter what it takes and no matter how much Tae-oh tries to sabotage him.
The Silenced: http://mydramalist.com/10929-the-silenced
Main character, Yeon Deok Storyline: Back in 1938, when Korea was under Japanese colonial rule, Joo-Ran is transferred to an all-girl's boarding school in Keijyo (old name of Seoul). The principal there exhibits exemplary behavior to all of the students, but she ends up showing her darker side to Joo-Ran, who gets close to knowing the school's biggest secret. The girl learns of another student with the same name and she tries to figure out the hidden stories that happened at the girl students' dormitory.
The Royal Tailor: http://mydramalist.com/8778-the-royal-tailor
Minor supporting role, Yoo Wol Storyline: Depicts the love lives, jealousies and desires of those that work within the Sanguiwon during the Joseon Dynasty period. The Sanguiwon are responsible for the attire worn by royalty. Dol-Seok is the best master artisan in charge of royal attire. He views set rules as paramount to his job. Kong-Jin is a genius like designer, born with dexterity and an excellent sense. He was brought to the palace by nobleman Pan-Soo who first spotted his talent. The King and Queen then become embroiled in a critical case because of the royal attire made by Dol-Seok and Kong-Jin.
(Short film) Inevitable: http://movie.daum.net/moviedb/main?movieId=89759
Main character, Lee Mi Young Storyline: Lee Chul Woo finally gets out of prison and decides to be a monk. His litle sister Lee Mi Young visits him and leaves after a while. Then he recieves a phone call, saying his sister has committed suicide. He tries to cope with this event.
(Short film) Suzi: http://koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?movieCd=20147621
Main lead character, Suzi Storyline: Su-zi is a high school student who has excellent martial arts skills. During a volunteering session, she runs into an unpredictable person.
The Youth: http://mydramalist.com/11964-the-youth
Main character, Yeon Joo (in segment "Play Girl") Storyline: An omnibus film that consists of four shorts. Each short film is unrelated to the next.
"The Rumor" is about the manipulation of a high school student by schoolyard rumors.
"Wonderwall" tells the story of two friends who must enlist in the military.
"Enemies All Around" relates to us the suspicious minds of three bank robbers.
"Play Girl" tells us about a group of teenage gangster girls.
Scarlet Innocence: http://mydramalist.com/11123-scarlet-innocence
Minor supporting character, "Chung-hee's club friend" Storyline: 8 years ago, University Professor Hak-Kyu moved to a small town because of a scandal. He worked as a literature instructor at a culture center. He fell in love with a young woman, Deok-Yi, who worked at an old amusement park. Once, Hak-Kyu was reinstated at the university he left the town for Seoul and left behind Deok-Yi. Now, Hak-Kyu is a popular writer, but his Cheong blames him for her mother committing suicide. Hak-Kyu is also losing his eyesight to a disease. He is barely able to see. At this time, Se-Jung moves in next door. Nobody realizes Se-Jung is actually Deok-Yi, the woman Hak-Kyu betrayed 8 years ago.
One On One: http://mydramalist.com/9741-one-on-one
Minor supporting role, "Coffee delivery girl" Storyline: After a high school student is murdered, the seven suspects are hunted down by members of a terrorist organization.
Become Pretty things / The Legacy: http://mydramalist.com/5540-become-pretty-things
Supporting role, Eun Seon Storyline: The movie stars Jung Kyeo-woon as a law student who’s been trying to pass the bar exam for ten years straight. He meets and falls in love with Yoon Seung-ah, who is a rough-and-tumble tomboy.
(Short film) Death Theatre: http://kmc.karts.ac.kr/services/front/contents/video/detail?U_CD=CONTENTS&M_CD=SHORT_FILM&PAGE_NO=11&PAGE_SIZE=8&BLOCK_SIZE=10&MEDIA_IDX=97&CATE_CD=&GENRE_CD=&SC_KEYWORD=
Minor supporting character, "High Schooler" Storyline: In the stage named as ‘the Life’... Jong-ki is having a tough day. He was dying to go to the bathroom after he found a dead girl on his way back from someone’s funeral. Actually he needed a bathroom when he snatched a bunch of peanuts and had it with beers all day. So he wanders around to look for a bathroom, and this leads him to walk in to Death Theater.
Watch it here (quality is... meh)
Ingtoogi: The Battle of Internet Trolls: http://mydramalist.com/8891-ingtoogi-the-battle-of-internet-trolls
Supporting character, Yeon Hee Storyline: Tae-Sik (Um Tae-Goo) is a member of Korean online community. He goes by the user name of “Chitkongpot”. Tae-Sik is in a flamewar with another user named “Jutjonseun.” One day, Tae-Sik is surprised attacked by "Jutjonseun" in person and gets physically beaten by him. The assault is recorded on video and it quickly spreads on the internet. Tae-Sik decides to get revenge on “Jutjonseun.” He begins to take ultimate fighting lessons fromhis friend Hee-Joon (Kwon Yool). There, Tae-Sik meets a girl fighter named Young-Ja (Ryoo Hye-Young).
Steel Cold Winter: http://mydramalist.com/8155-steel-cold-winter
Supporting character, Ji Yeon Storyline: Set within a village on the Gangwon-do Mountain, Hae-Won has lived alone with her mentally ill father since she was 10 years old. Her mother left them at that time. Hae-Won has a secret. Yoon-Soo blames himself for his friend's suicide. His parents decide to send him to a small and peaceful school located in Gangwon-do. At his new school, he meets Hae-Won, who seems to have a strange mood. Yoon-Soo falls in love with her.
[PSD DEBUT] (Short film) No More No Less: http://www.koreanfilm.or.kr/jsp/films/index/filmsView.jsp?photoRownum=7&cdKind=014001&userId=&peopleCd=20156999&strMenuId=010301&newsRownum=3&mode=INDEX_PEOPLE_VIEW&indexChar=A&photoType=&photoSeq=9&refCd=&searchKeyword=&pageIndex=1&movieCd=20137713
Main character, "High Schooler" Storyline: The city is calm while everybody is out for the Thanksgiving day(Full Moon Day) and 19 year-old O-yoon Kwon is getting nervous. It's because she has lost her beloved IPod just days before her SAT test. With the help of her friends, O-yoon plans to catch the thief by searching the reading room. On this celebrating day, the girls are in need of a victim to soothe their anxiety.
(Variety Show) (2016 - 2017) My Last 48 Hours
As Herself Information: Celebrity guests are asked to spend 48 hours as if it’s the last 48 hours of their lives. How would your life change if you only had 48 hours left to live? This variety show invites celebrities as guests and asks them to spend 48 hours as if it’s the last 48 hours of their lives. Watch how their behavior and thoughts change as they become part of this interesting experiment that makes them think about “well-dying.”
Main character, Alice Storyline (taken from the 2004 movie): The new arrival Alice meets the mediocre obituary journalist Daniel and they move together. Dan writes a book, inspired in the life of Alice, and while photographing for the release of the book, he meets the photographer Anna. Dan "introduces" the dermatologist Larry to Anna, and they get married. However, Dan and Anna have a passionate affair, complicating the relationship of the couples.
(Play) Let Me In
Main character, "Vampire girl" Storyline (taken from the 2008 movie): ‘Let Me In’ is a play adaptation of the Swedish novel of the same title written by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It portrays a bewitching and cruel romance between a vampire girl and a lonely human boy. An overlooked and bullied boy, finds love and revenge through a beautiful but peculiar girl.
(Video game) (Voice actor) Sudden Attack
Game character, Park So Dam Information: Sudden Attack (Korean: 서든어택) is a free-to-play multiplayer first-person shooter online game developed by the South Korean company GameHi (currently be reformed into NEXON GT) and taken over by Nexon.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
37th Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress for "The Priests" - Won
25th Buil Film Awards: Best Supporting Actress for "The Priests" - Won
5th APAN Star Awards: Best New Actress for "Cinderella and Four Knights" - Nominated 54th Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actress (TV) for "Because It's The First Time" - Nominated Best New Actress (Film) for "The Priests" - Won
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards:
Best Rookie Actress for "The priests" - Won
10th Asian Film Awards:
Best Supporting Actress for "The Priests" - Nominated
11th Max Movie Awards:
Rising Stars Awards - Won
Best Female Newcomer for "The Priests" - Won
7th Korea Film Reporters Association Awards (KOFRA):
Best New Actress for "The Priests" - Won
Sodam's speech at the Baeksang Arts Awards for her Best New Actress (Film) win:
The Korea Film Actors Association Awards:
Popularity Award for "The Priests" - Won
One Night Surprise Awards:
To Be The Queen of Cannes Award - Won
16th Busan Film Critics Awards:
Best New Actress for "The Silenced" - Won
16th Women in Film Korea Awards:
Best New Actress for "The Priests" - Won
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards:
Best New Actress for "The Silenced" - Nominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards:
Best New Actress for "The Silenced" - Nominated
24th Buil Film Awards: Best New Actress for "The Silenced" - Nominated
INTERVIEWS & APPEARENCES
The Star Magazine November 2016 Edition: [Pictures] [Video]
Elle Magazine September 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Cosmopolitan August 2016 Edition: [Pictures]
The Sofaa Spring & Summer 2016 Edition: [Pictures] [Video 1] [Video 2] KWAVE Magazine March 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Vogue Magazine March 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Marie Claire Magazine March 2016 Edition: [Pictures] [Video] Lesportsac February/March 2016 Commercial Photoshoot: [Pictures] [+short interview] [Video] Elle Magazine February 2016 Edition (with Häagen-Dazs): [Pictures] Harpers Bazaar Magazine January 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Dazed Korea January 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Cosmopolitan January 2016 Edition: [Pictures] Céci Magazine November 2015 Edition: [Pictures]
Le Debut, Campus Fashion Magazine 2015: [Video]
2016.10.02 - Dramabeans (from Ilgan Sports) - "Drinking interview with Cinderella Park So-dam" 2016.09.20 - Allkpop (from Grazia Magazine) - "Park So Dam explains how she earned the label 'handsome pretty'" 2016.08.28 - Soompi (from The Medici 2016) - "Park So Dam Shares Her Rough Beginnings As An Actress, Names Her Role Model" 2016.02.13 - The Chosunilbo - "After Film Successes, Park So-dam Gets Back to Basics with Stage Role" 2016.01 - Allure (The Sunny Side translation) - "[January 2016 – Allure] Park So Dam – Interview" 2015.12.02 - Hancinema - "[In-depth] Park So-dam's looks? Not even plastic surgery can create it" 2015.11.20 - Korea Joongang Daily - "Rising actress spreads her wings" 2015.07.04 - The Chosunilbo - "Starlet Hopes to Make a Splash"
Chariot Spring/Summer, Fall/Winter with Jung Il Woo: [Pictures 1] [Pictures 2] [Video 1] [Video 2] [Video 3] Lesportsac Endorsement: [Pictures] [Official Gallery] [Video] Denmark Coffing Road: [Video]
Denmark In Pocket Cheese: [Video]
Missha x Line Friends: [Video]
Lotte Chilsung Cider: [Video]
KBS Entertainment Weekly - October 2016: [Video]
Seoul International Youth Film Festival - August> 2016 (as ambassador): [Video]
Park So Dam fan meeting - July 2016: [Pictures]
Renault Samsung SM3 Endorsement Ambassador - April 2016: [Picture] [Video]
KBS Entertainment Weekly, interview with the Snow Paths cast - March 2016: [Video]
MBC RADIOSTAR - January 2016: [Clip 1] [Clip 2] [Clip 3] [Clip 4]
Park So Dam's IG: https://www.instagram.com/sodam_park_0908/ Park So Dam's Fancafé on Daum (follow instructions on pg 6 to join. @bjvipb2uty Thanks for the instructions!): http://cafe.daum.net/sodam.sodam.
Asianwiki: http://asianwiki.com/Park_So-Dam MyDramaList: http://mydramalist.com/people/7706-park-so-dam Viki: https://www.viki.com/celebrities/21083pr-park-so-dam DramaFever: https://www.dramafever.com/park-so-dam/actor/3426/
Caramel Entertainment profile: http://www.caramel2010.com/html/sub04.php
KMDb (Korean Movie Database): http://www.kmdb.or.kr/eng/vod/mm_basic.asp?person_id=00180235
Hancinema: http://www.hancinema.net/korean_Park_So-dam.php Daum Profile: http://movie.daum.net/person/main?personId=353892
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