She’s a well-known name in South Korea who has captured audiences’ imaginations in various iconic roles over the years. At the recently-concluded 57th Baeksang Arts Awards, she beat fellow veteran actress Uhm Ji-won, who was nominated for Birthcare Center, and younger stars Seo Ye-ji, nominated for It's Okay To Not Be Okay, Shin Hye-sun (Mr. Queen) and Kim So-hyun (River Where the Moon Rises) to snag the coveted Best Actress in TV award for her role in The Penthouse: War in Life.
Kind of reminds us of last year, when The World of the Married’s Kim Hee-ae beat hot favourite Son Ye-jin of Crash Landing On You to take home the Best TV Actress prize. Intense dramas with lots of backstabbing and revenge yielding Best Actress winners two years in a row? Interesting.
For now, here’s what you need to know about Kim So-yeon, the 40-year-old actress who’s enjoying some well-deserved time in the spotlight.
Her most iconic role was probably as a villainous anchorwoman in 2000 hit melodrama All About Eve
K-drama fans still remember her evil TV personality Heo Young-mi as one of the ultimate female villains of K-drama. Unfortunately for her, she was so good at playing bad that it affected her career negatively, and it would be a few years before she would see a resurgence in her popularity.