Bae Doona Biography


Bae Doona

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Birth Name: Bae Doona
Date of birth:
Birth Country: South Korea
Height: 5 Feet 6 Inch
Birth Sign: libra
Age:   38 Years
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Sweet and adorable, Bae Doona who has once been honored with Asian Film Awards for Best Actress is an actress and photographer from South Korea. She is popular for starring the role of Cha Young-mi in the movie, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance. Bae was born as Bae Doona in Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea to Hwa-yeong Kim and Bae Jong Deok. Her mother is also a well known Korean address. She is Korean and is of Korean ethnicity.

Bae has been keeping her personal matters to herself. But there is some information about her love affairs and that is with Jim Sturgess. It is also said that they have not been married yet.

In 1998, when Bae was attending Hanyang University, she was discovered by the modeling agents and they pursued her to begin her modeling career. She then appeared in the COOLDOG's catalog as a model; however, within a year she changed her mind and she began acting. She made her acting debut in the TV series, School starring the role of Bae Doo-na. She also appeared in the TV series, Ad Madness. She also made her feature film debut in 1999. Her debut movie role was in the movie, The Ring Virus. She got her rise in fame after she appeared in the movie, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance starring the role of Cha Young-mi. Her net worth is said to be around $20 million dollars.

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Born in Jongno District, Seoul

1979 11th of October

Bae was born as Bae Doona in Jongno District, Seoul, South Korea to Hwa-yeong Kim and Bae Jong Deok. Her mother is also a well known Korean address. She is Korean and is of Korean ethnicity. She is five feet and six inches tall. 

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Began her modeling career

1998

In 1998, when Bae was attending Hanyang University, she was discovered by the modeling agents. During that time, she was walking in some street in Seoul and they pursued her to begin her modeling career. She then appeared in the COOLDOG's catalog as a model. 

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Began her acting career

1999

Though she began her modeling career in 1998, she changed her mind to acting within a year. She made her acting debut in the TV series, School starring the role of Bae Doo-na. She also appeared in the TV series, Ad Madness.

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Appeared in the movie, The Ring Virus

1999

She also made her feature film debut in 1999. Her debut movie role was in the movie, The Ring Virus. The following year, she appeared in two different movies and they were Barking Dogs Never Bite and Plum Blossom.

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Won KBS Drama Awards

1999

She had a great start in her acting career. She began acting since 1999 and she was also honored with one of the prestigious Korean movie award that year. She won KBS Drama Awards for Best New Actress.

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Appeared in the movie, Sympathy for Mr Vengeance

2002

She got her rise in fame after she appeared in the movie, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance starring the role of Cha Young-mi. She is also well known in the world for starring the role of Park Nam-joo in the movie, The Host.

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Published her first photo-essay books

2004

After getting critical acclaim for her several movie roles she went on a hiatus in acting. Then she began pursuing her photo journey. Within few months, she also released her first book photo book. Later she began appearing in the TV series. 

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Won Hundred Flowers Awards

2014

She is also well known for starring her role in the movie, A Girl at My Door. For this role she got nominated in three different awards in 2014 and out of these three nominations she was honored twice. She was honored with Hundred Flowers Awards for Best Actress in a Foreign Film.

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Won Asian Film Awards

2015

Till now she has been nominated in Asian Film Awards twice and out of these two nominations she has been honored only once. She was honored with this award for the first time in 2015 for Best Actress.

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