Kim Ok-bin

About Kim Ok-bin

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: January 03, 1987
Birth Place: Gwangyang, South Korea, South Korean
Other names: Kim Ok-vin
Alma mater: Kyung Hee University
Occupation: Actress, screenwriter
Years active: 2005–present
Agent: Huayi Brothers
Relatives: Chae Seo-jin (sister)
Hangul: 김옥빈
Hanja: 金玉彬
Revised Romanization: Gim Ok-bin
McCune–Reischauer: Kim Okpin

Kim Ok-bin

Kim Ok-bin was born on January 03, 1987 in Gwangyang, South Korea, South Korean, is Actress. Kim Ok-bin is a South Korean actress who rose to international prominence following her role in Chan Wook Park’s horror film ‘Thirst’. Coming from a very humble background, she entered the industry after participating in an online beauty pageant. She made her debut in 2005 with the TV series ‘Hanoi’. She was considered as one of the leads for the 2005 film ‘Voice’. Her award-winning performance in ‘Voice’ established her in the league of the most talented young actresses and her film career took off quite nicely in the early phase itself. She went on to feature in films such as ‘Arang’ and ‘Thirst’. The latter one was directed by Park Chan-wook and became an international sensation and won the Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. Thereafter, she starred in some highly appreciated films such as ‘The Front Line’ and ‘Over My Dead Body’ and TV series’ such as ‘Blade and Petal’ and ‘War of Money’.
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Popular As Kim Ok-bin
Occupation Film & Theater Personalities
Age 33 years old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Born January 03, 1987 (Gwangyang, South Korea, South Korean)
Birthday January 03
Town/City Gwangyang, South Korea, South Korean
Nationality South Korean

🌙 Zodiac

Kim Ok-bin’s zodiac sign is Capricorn. According to astrologers, Capricorn is a sign that represents time and responsibility, and its representatives are traditional and often very serious by nature. These individuals possess an inner state of independence that enables significant progress both in their personal and professional lives. They are masters of self-control and have the ability to lead the way, make solid and realistic plans, and manage many people who work for them at any time. They will learn from their mistakes and get to the top based solely on their experience and expertise.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Kim Ok-bin was born in the Year of the Rabbit. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Rabbit enjoy being surrounded by family and friends. They’re popular, compassionate, sincere, and they like to avoid conflict and are sometimes seen as pushovers. Rabbits enjoy home and entertaining at home. Compatible with Goat or Pig.

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Biography/Timeline

1987

Kim was born on 3 January 1987 and is the eldest of three siblings. She trained in martial arts as a child, and has attained third dan in Hapkido and second dan in Taekwondo. She also practices muay thai and boxing. She is known to have an interest in cars and motorcycles, speed racing, building computers, Sports such as soccer and baseball. Her IQ is known to be 141 (test taken during elementary school) and is ambidextrous.

2004

Kim made her debut in an online beauty contest hosted by web portal Naver in 2004. Despite having little prior acting experience, she was cast of one of the three leads in the 2005 horror film Voice, a role which saw her nominated for "Best New Actress" at both the Blue Dragon Film Awards and Baeksang Arts Awards.

2006

Kim auditioned for a part in the 2006 KBS drama series Hello, God, and after impressing Director Ji Yeong-soo with her "intense determination," was handed a leading role as confidence trickster Seo Eun-hye. During filming she expressed self-doubts, saying, "I used to cry two or three times everyday [sic] when the shooting began because I felt that I was a rubbish Actress," and with a tight schedule that allowed her less than two hours of sleep per day, was reported to have collapsed on set. Later that year, she appeared in MBC drama Over the Rainbow as aspiring pop singer Jeong Hee-su, a part which required her to sing and master difficult breakdance moves. Series Producer Han Hee complimented Kim, saying, "She is a bold Actress. She's very enthusiastic about her role with an almost perfectionist attitude." However, she caused some concern when she admitted to only eating one meal per day while filming the drama.

2008

In February 2008, Kim was announced as the female lead in Park Chan-wook's Thirst, in a part that required numerous adult scenes with co-star Song Kang-ho. Kim felt that she learned much from working alongside Song, while Park commended her versatility in showing the different sides to her character. Thirst topped the South Korean box office during its opening weekend with over one million admissions, and was invited to the 2009 Cannes Film Festival where it won the Jury Prize. Richard Corliss of Time praised Kim's performance in the film, saying, "It's the lovely Kim, just 22, who is the revelation here. She can play — no, she can be — a creature of mute docility, then searching ardor, then explosive eroticism, then murderous intent. She is Lady Chatterley and Lady Macbeth in one smoldering package." The Hollywood Reporter's Maggie Lee was more critical, commenting, "[Kim's] high-pitched neurosis is sometimes grating, but for a relative newcomer, she keeps her continuous personality transformations in stride," while Kyu Hyun Kim of OhmyNews said, "Kim is stunningly sexy in both wilted-housewife and full-blown femme fatale modes, and throws all of herself into the role," but considered her "a bit too young and contemporary" for the role. She was a co-recipient of the Best Actress award at the 42nd Sitges Film Festival (shared with Elena Anaya for Hierro), and received further nominations at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, the Green Globe Film Awards, and the Baeksang Arts Awards.

2009

Kim was reunited with Director E J-yong for Actresses, a low-budget film in which she and five other leading Korean actresses portray themselves at a special Vogue magazine shoot. Like her co-stars, Kim agreed to take part with no guarantee and shared writing credits. The film opened on 10 December 2009.

2011

In 2011, Kim was to star opposite Eric Mun in KBS's action drama Poseidon, set for broadcast in July 2011. However they dropped out when production was halted after the Bombardment of Yeonpyeong incident in November 2010. In early 2012, she became the vocalist of a rock band, Ok Punk, which was also the title of the Mnet variety show starring the band.

2012

Kim then dyed her hair pink for the 2012 comedy Over My Dead Body, which she said she greatly enjoyed filming, being a fan of the genre. This was followed by a leading role in the science fiction-thriller film 11 A.M., which was released in the second half of 2013.

2013

Kim returned to television in 2013 in the KBS period epic The Blade and Petal set in the Goguryeo dynasty, her first TV drama in seven years. In 2014, Kim played a pickpocket in the jTBC cable comedy series Yoo-na's Street. Minority Opinion, her courtroom drama alongside Yoon Kye-sang and Yoo Hae-jin which had wrapped filming in 2013, was released in theaters in 2015.

2017

In 2017, Kim starred in action thriller film The Villainess. The film was invited to the Cannes Film Festival, where it had its world premiere.

2018

In 2018, Kim starred in military thriller The Discloser. The same year, she returned to the small screen in OCN's fantasy thriller drama Children of a Lesser God.

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