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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. 

In 2019, she starred in Bong Joon Ho's movie Parasite, which won several international awards, including The Oscars.


Full name: Park So Dam (Bak So Dam)
Age: 29
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. This shows how she is not afraid of taking on bold roles and how she is passionate about portraying them.



[Film] Fukuoka

Role: So Dam
Storyline: Back in college, Je Moon and Hae Hyo were bosom buddies, but their friendship foundered when they both fell in love with the same woman, Soon Yi. 28 years later, Je Moon, now the owner of a second-hand bookshop in Seoul, travels to Japan to meet his onetime friend, who runs a bar in Fukuoka. He is accompanied by his enchanting young neighbour So Dam, who suggested the meeting in the first place. But in Fukuoka, the traumatic conflict of a long-buried past gradually implodes... (Source: HanCinema)
Co-actors: Kwon Hae Hyo, Yoon Je Moon
Release date: March 31, 2020

[Drama] Youth Record

Role: Sa Hye Joon
Storyline: Youth Record follows the lives of young people in the world of modeling. (Taken from Asianwiki)
Co-actors: Park Bo Gum, Byun Woo Seok
Release date: May 2020

Link to Soompi thread


[Film] Special Cargo

Role: Eun Ha
Storyline: "Special Cargo" is a crime action film about the unexpected events that unfold when Eun-ha, a driver with a 100% success rate at delivering anything worth money, puts a child in her car. (Taken from MyDramaList)
Co-actors: Song Sae Byuk, Jung Hyun Joon, Kim Eui Sung
Release date: TBA

[Film] Fifth Column

Role: Staff sergeant
Storyline:Kang Jong Duk, an army criminal investigator working for the Ministry of National Defense, who gets involved in an accident fifteen days before his military retirement date. He fights alone to uncover the truth of his last case. (Taken from MyDramaList)
Co-actors: Song Kang Ho, Jung Woo, Ryu Seung Ryong
Release date: TBA





Short list:



Detailed list:


Cinderella and the Four Knights


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Release date: August 12, 2016

Role: 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.

Link to Soompi thread





Beautiful Mind


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Release date: June 20, 2016

Role: Main lead character, Gye Jin Sung
Storyline: Lee Young Oh is a neurosurgeon who lacks empathy due to an antisocial disorder. Strange murders seem to be occuring related to the hospital where Lee Young Oh works, and police officer Gye Jin Sung is sent to investigate these murders.

Link to Soompi thread






Drama Special 2015: Red Moon




Release date: August 7, 2015

Role: 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...






Because It's the First Time


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Release date: October 7, 2015

Role: Main lead character, Han Song Yi
Storyline: The story evolves around a group of friends and their struggles in their youth. Han Song Yi moves in with her friend Yoon Tae Oh, who begins to harbour feelings for his childhood friend, new room mate. However, Han Song Yi has a crush on someone else... This drama later got a remake titled "My First First Love".

Link to Soompi thread









[Upcoming] Good Day

Unknown role/"The Innkeeper's daughter"
Storyline: Unknown




Run-Off: http://mydramalist.com/15283-run-off





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

Sinopsis Film Korea Terbaru Snow Paths 2   




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.

Veteran: http://mydramalist.com/10691-veteran





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.”

(Play) Closer





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



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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. 




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





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]

Written Interviews:

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]

Shows/Other appearances:

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/
Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Park_So-dam
Caramel Entertainment profile: http://www.caramel2010.com/html/sub04.php
IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm6524394/
KMDb (Korean Movie Database): http://www.kmdb.or.kr/eng/vod/mm_basic.asp?person_id=00180235
Daum Profile: http://movie.daum.net/person/main?personId=353892




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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

@multiloverssss you're very welcome, thanks for your support  @hrkharis thank you so much chingu  New teaser/clip and MV from Cinderella and Four Knights with PSD: http://tvcast.na

Old, but still one of my favourite press-con pix of Jang Hyuk and Park So-dam. They look so good together!

This is a nice subbed interview with Sodam. I watched it a while ago and really enjoyed it. The rest of the parts are listed by ththe video.


She'll also be in Elle's September issue. Yay!


Man now I really want a Jang Hyuk×Park So Dam magazine spread.

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Thank you my chingu. I love how you create section per section of her projects with the official picture of her drama and movie and you complete each with its stories. 

It makes all her fans know clearly what she had done during this time. Because not all her fans know what the tittle of movie she has played  before she played drama.  Including me, I don't know yet that in fact she also plays in a movie about a member of Ice Hockey team. Thank you ...  You give us a very clear information about her. :heart:

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@hrkharis Thank you so much for your support :heart: I really appreciate your input about the layout!

I am still not sure what the exact role she has in The Royal Tailor. I also saw that she was in Friend 2, but am not ssure there either. So if any of you have seen either of these two films and know, feel free to tell me. 

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