Basic Information About Ok-bin Kim
|Celebrities › Actors
|Date of birth
|1987-01-03 (37 years old)
|Place of birth
|5 ft 5 in (1.67 m)
Kim Ok-bin: A Look at a Multi-faceted Artist
Kim Ok-bin has been entertaining audiences on and off the screen since the mid-200s. As a prolific actress, she’s been featured in many of South Korea’s most popular films, earning esteemed nominations and international acclaim for her roles. Yet, you might not have heard of her. Despite being a household name in South Korean culture, she’s not quite on the same level of international stardom as some other actresses.
Net Worth Details
Regardless, Kim Ok-bin has amassed an impressive net worth of $10 million dollars over the course of her career. This is thanks to her filmography, music video appearances, marketing endorsements and other sources of income.
What is Kim Ok-bin known for?
In case you’re not familiar with her work, Kim Ok-bin is best known for her acting and stage performances. She’s been featured in a range of genres, from science fiction to historical dramas.
Early Life and Education
Kim Ok-bin was born on January 3, 1987, in Gwangyang, South Korea. She’s one of four siblings. When she was in middle school, she dreamed of being a flight attendant. Meanwhile, despite having no official training in acting, she entered an online beauty contest in 2004. Her win brought her into focus in the Korean entertainment industry.
After her win, Kim Ok-bin debuted in 2005 with the film ‘Voice’, which made her an instant sensation, gaining Best New Actress nominations at the Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Film Awards. Despite not having any training, she demonstrated an innate talent through many memorable performances. Her versatility and range have kept her in high demand over the years.
Around 2007, Kim Ok-bin transitioned into more mainstream roles. She acted in a handful of music videos, which led to an increased profile with audiences in different age brackets. Thanks to her confidence and marketability as an actress, she landed musical theater productions such as ‘Aida’ and ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch’. This count thrust her into the realm of becoming a triple-threat – an actor, a singer, and a dancer- adding to her lengthening resume of achievements.
Successes and other Achievements
She later landed lead roles in the following movies:
- ‘Thirst’ (2009)
- ‘Eun-gyo’ (A Muse) (2012)
- ‘The Front Line’ (2013)
- ‘Coin Locker Girl’ (2015)
- ‘The Villainess’ (2017)
- ‘The Clock’ (2021)
Being cast in these movies has not only allowed her to show different acting styles but also allowed her to be widely recognized for her films. Their success came with many awards, including the Golden Ceiling Awards, Cannes Film Festival nominations, and other international accolades.
Her work in movies is all well and good, but her work with other productions has also had quite an impact. She’s acted in multiple television dramas including, “Vampire Prosecutor 2” and “Arthdal Chronicles”. She did a stint as a vocal trainer on reality show “Produce 101” leading up to the promotion of the series top girl group, I.O.I
Not having a formal education from any drama school, Kim Ok-bin’s raw talent lent her natural skills in acting and allowed her an entry into the spotlight in her mid-teens. From there, she led herself to be unstoppably incredible in the entertainment industry with her multifaceted pursuits. It’s needless to say, the range of films she’s appeared in has left an indelible impression on the movie industry. Proving time and time again that she has more talent to offer, there seems to be no limit for what’s next for South Korea’s beloved star.