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Kim Young-ok (Actor) Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Kim Young-ok Quick Info
Height 5 ft 3 in
Weight 50 kg
Date of Birth December 5, 1937
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Eye Color Dark Brown

Kim Young-ok is a South Korean actor and voice artist who debuted in the year 1957. Since then, she has been cast in a variety of films which include Farewell Sorrow!, Even the Clouds Are Drifting, Have Cake and Eat It, Too, Flame in the ValleyNo Woman Is Afraid of the NightWatercolor Painting in a Rainy DayThe Lovers of Woomook-baemiWhite ValentinePublic Enemy ReturnsBig BangLe Grand Chef 2: Kimchi BattleOur School’s E.T.Casa Amor: Exclusive for LadiesSnowy Road, and Fists of Legend. Kim Young-ok has also been a part of shows like The Golden GardenSquid GameMy Mother’s Third MarriageYoung Lady and GentlemanMy Strange HeroThe King: Eternal MonarchHer Private LifeSweet Stranger and MeShopaholic LouisThe Rich SonThe Most Beautiful GoodbyeThe Great SeducerThe Return of Hwang Geum-bokMarriage, Not DatingThe Full SunMy Lover, Madame ButterflyThe Slave HuntersJolly WidowsAll My LoveChil-woo the Mighty, Family’s HonorSuccessful Story of a Bright GirlDal-ja’s Spring, and Live Up to Your Name, Dr. Heo.

Born Name

Kim Young-ok

Nick Name

National Grandma

Kim Young-ok as seen in 2018
Kim Young-ok as seen in 2018 (Kinocine / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Keijō, Gyeonggi, Japanese Korea


South Korean



Actor, Voice Artist




5 ft 3 in or 160 cm


50 kg or 110 lbs

Race / Ethnicity


Kim Young-ok is of Korean descent.

Hair Color

Salt and Pepper

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

  • Short hair
  • Wears glasses

Kim Young-ok Facts

  1. For her role in the 1978 television series I Sell Happiness, she won the Grand Prize (Daesang) for Television at the 15th Baeksang Arts Awards in 1979.
  2. Kim Young-ok is known as “National Grandma” because she has often been cast as the grandmother of characters in shows and movies.
  3. She brought to life the character of Kyul Myung-ja, Sang-shik’s mother, in the family romantic drama television series Assorted Gems in 2009. This performance won her the MBC Drama Award for “Golden Acting Award, Actress in a Serial Drama”.
  4. In 2011, Kim Young-ok was cast as Mrs. Song, Ji-heon and Mu-won’s grandmother, in the workplace romantic comedy television series Protect the Boss. For this, she won the “Achievement Award” at the SBS Drama Awards in 2011.
  5. She played Choi Jong-boon in the 2015 historical drama film Snowy Road. It narrates the story of 2 teenage girls’ tragic fate during the Japanese occupation of Korea and was theatrically released on March 1, 2017. This role won Kim Young-ok the KBS Drama Award for “Excellence Award, Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama” in 2015.
  6. She received the “Lifetime Achievement Award” at the 11th Korea Drama Awards in 2018. The same year, she was also honored with the “Bogwan Order of Cultural Merit (3rd Class)” at the 9th Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards.
  7. As a voice actor, she has worked on projects such as Robot Taekwon VMazinger ZPaul’s Miraculous Adventure, and Esteban, a Boy from the Sun.
  8. Kim Young-ok was cast as Noh Ok-nam, Head Court Lady of the Imperial Household, in the romantic fantasy television show The King: Eternal Monarch in 2020.
  9. In 2021, she appeared as Seong Gi-hun’s mother in the Netflix action-thriller survival drama series Squid Game. It stars Lee Jung-jae, Park Hae-soo, Wi Ha-joon, Jung Ho-yeon, O Yeong-su, Heo Sung-tae, Anupam Tripathi, and Kim Joo-ryoung.

Featured Image by Kinocine / Wikimedia / CC BY-SA 4.0

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