“Jessica, Only Child, Illinois, Chicago”
If you memorize this iconic jingle by heart, then I’m smart-guessing that you’re totally whipped for Park So-Dam‘s portrayal of Ki-Jung in the phenomenal Korean film, Parasite.
And just like the genius dark comedy film, Jessica’s real-life profile is worthy of attention, too! So, if you want to get to know her more—then keep on reading!
Early Life of Park So-Dam
Park So-dam was born in September 8, 1991 on South Korea.
It was said that young So-dam developed the love for acting when she first watched the famous musical Grease during her high school years.
And despite a total of 17 audition rejections, So-dam’s burning passion fueled by hard work paved her way to get independent/indie film roles in 2013.
In 2015, So-dam broke into the mainstream after starring in the movie The Silenced where she won Best Supporting Actress from Busan Film Critics Awards.
Her career continues to make stride as she appeared in box office hits Veteran, The Throne, and The Priests.
Later in 2016, So-dam extended her acting prowess in the small screen as she took the lead role in the medical drama A Beautiful Mind and the hit Romantic Comedy series Cinderella with Four Knights.
And in 2019, there comes the ground-breaking Bong Joon-ho‘s masterpiece Parasite wherein she portrayed the whipsmart baby sister of the family.
Being a natural in acting, it’s no surprise that Park So-Dam landed on numerous nominations and won several awards from different award-giving bodies.
She bagged a total of nine awards for her amazing portrayal in the Korean thriller movie, The Priests—including Best New Actress in 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, Popular Movie Star in Korea Film Actors Association Awards, and Rising Star Award in the 11th Max Movie Awards.
So-Dam also ended taking home the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Motion Picture award in the 26th Screen Actors Guild Awards for her depiction of Ki-Jung in the hit movie, Parasite.
Park So-Dam Fun Facts
1) The young actress is not dating anyone at the moment. Although—according to CelebsCouples, she had one relationship before.
2) So-Dam’s voice breathe life to Bamyi in the 2019’s animated movie The Underdog alongside with EXO D.O.
3) Aside from acting, Park So-dam also shines in modeling.
4) Some fans are pointing out that So-Dam is a lookalike of Goblin and The King Eternal Monarch actress, Kim Go Eun.
5) Both So-Dam and Go Eun went to The Korea National University of Arts.
Are you also captivated by her irresistible charm? Let us know in the comment section!