Park Eun-bin is a South Korean actress. She is well-known for playing the role of Woo Young-woo, an autistic lawyer, in the 2022 South Korean television series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo.” She became popular after playing one of the lead roles in the 2016 series “Hello, My Twenties!” for two seasons. Her prominent TV shows are “Hot Stove League” (2019), “Do You Like Brahms” (2020), and “The King’s Affection” (2021).
Park Eun-bin was born on Friday, 4 September 1992 (age 30 years; as of 2022) in Jamsil-dong, Songpa District, Seoul, South Korea. Her zodiac sign is Virgo. She went to Seoul Bangi Elementary School in Seoul. Later, she studied at Bangi Middle School and then completed her high school at Youngpa Girls’ High School in Seoul. She graduated from Sogang University in Seoul, South Korea with two degrees, a degree in Psychology, and a degree in Journalism and Broadcasting. She was a top-tier and diligent student in college. She started acting at the age of five and balanced her studies with acting. In an interview with a fashion magazine, she said,
When I was younger, the person who wanted me to do this work was not my parents, but myself. That’s why I had to do everything I could to succeed.”
Height: 5′ 5″
Weight: 43 kg
Hair Colour: Black
Eye Colour: Black
Figure Measurements (approx.): 32-26-32
Park Eun-bin belongs to a family in Seoul, South Korea.
Parents & Siblings
She has an older brother.
In an interview, Eun-bin shared her views on dating. She said,
I want to hide the fact that I have no experience in relationships because it’s embarrassing. However, I don’t like being called ‘no boyfriend since birth actress’ because it seems like something is wrong with me. Love is so foreign to me. I don’t think I know the true meaning of it just yet.”
She follows Paganism. Paganism was first described by Christians in the fourth century as a religion followed by the people in the Roman empire who held different religious beliefs than the mainstream religions. Initially, Pagans practised polytheism or ethnic religions. Modern pagans express a worldview including pantheistic and polytheistic, but some are monotheistic.
In 1996, She debuted as a child model for the children’s clothing catalogue ‘Pippy Pippy’ at the age of 4.
She started acting at the very young age of 6. In 1998, she debuted as a child actor with the television series “White Nights 3.98” as Choi So-young alongside actor Choi Min-soo.
In 1999, she played the role of Jung-min in the television series “I Only Know Love.” She worked as a supporting child actor in the series “The Thief’s Daughter” in 2000. In 2001, she appeared in the series “Empress Myeongseong” in which she portrayed the character of young Lady Min. In the same year, she worked in the historical drama series “Sangdo,” which is based on the novel “The Merchant of Joseon” by Choi In-ho. She appeared in the 2001 drama series “Guardian Angel” starring popular South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo. In 2002, she worked in multiple TV series including “Me and My Transformed Dad,” “My Love, Patzzi,” “Glass Slippers,” and more. She worked in a historical drama series “Age of Warriors” in which she portrayed the character of Queen Sapyeong in 2003. In 2005, she appeared as young Seo Eun-ha in the series “Resurrection” directed by Park Chan-hong. In an interview, when she was asked about how she managed her studies in school along with acting, she replied,
I had to go to school and work at the same time, so I had no time to relax. I never really went out or broke the rules to have fun. That was a little difficult for me at the time.”
In 2006, she played the role of Moon Suk-kyung, which was one of the main characters in the period television series “Seoul 1945;” the movie is set around 1945 when South Korea was going through ideological turmoil after independence from Japanese colonial rule. She appeared in the 2007 historical fantasy series “The Legend” starring actor Bae Yong-joon in which she played the role of young Seo Kiha. In 2011, she appeared to play a cameo role in the series “Dream High.” She worked in the 2012 romantic series “Operation Proposal,” which was a remake of the Japanese drama “Operation Love.” She played the lead role of Oh Dong-hee in the 2016 Television series “Father, I’ll Take Care of You.” In 2017, she appeared in a lead role in the TV series “Judge vs. Judge” in which she played the role of Lee Jung-joo. She played the main role of an assistant detective named Jung Yeo-wool in the 2018 drama series “The Ghost Detective.”
In 2000, she debuted with the military film “A Girl’s Prayer.” She worked in two films, “Memories” and “The Romantic President” in 2002. In 2004, she appeared in a short film titled “Has the Shower Ended?,” and in the same year, she worked in the film “How to Keep My Love.” She played the character of Na-rae in the 2010 horror film “Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp.”
She was cast to play a cameo role in the action comedy film “Secretly, Greatly” in 2013. She played the role of Kyung-hee, one of the lead characters, in the 2022 sci-fi action horror film “The Witch: Part 2. The Other One.”
In 2001, she appeared in the music video of the song “Doll” by the K-pop music group Baby V.O.X. She appeared as a child actress in the music video of the song “Cold” by the South Korean singer and actor Lee Ki-chan. In the same year, she was cast as an actor for the music video of the song “Sad Day” by Jung Yoon-don. In 2005, she acted in the music video for the song “Thank You for Loving Me” by S. Jin. In the 2009 song “Romantic Winter” by Kim Jin-pyo, she shared a kiss on screen with the opposite actor Han Ji-hoo. She appeared in the music video of the song “I’ll Be There” sung by Teyang, a member of the popular K-pop boy band Big Bang. In the same year, she was cast as an actor in the music video for the song “Like a Star” sung by Taeyeon, a member of the prominent K-pop girl group Girls’ generation, and pop musician The One. In 2011, she acted in music videos for two songs, “Without You” by BoM and “You and Me, Heart Fluttering” by a Korean Indie group, Acoustic Collabo.
In 2009, she played the role of a wife in a theatre play titled “A Long Time Ago, Whoa, Whoa….”
In 2016, She worked in a web series titled “Choco Bank” in which she played the character of Ha Cho-co.
Eun-bin sang the song ‘A Little Love Story’ for the Original soundtrack of the TV series ‘Operation Proposal’ in 2012. She lent her voice to one of the original soundtracks, ‘The Blue Night of Jeju Island,’ of the 2022 television series ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo.’
In 2002, She was cast for the comedy show KBS Gag concert, where comedians perform comedy gigs; later, she became a regular for a particular segment titled ‘Sudaman,’ which means talkative man.
In 2003, she was master of ceremony (MC) for the show KBS Open Children’s Songs World. She was the MC for EBS Exciting New Semester, Dreaming Future in 2005. In 2009, she hosted KBS Children’s Song Contest. In 2010, she hosted a South Korean music television program titled ‘Boys & Girls Music Countdown’ alongside Shin Dong-ho. She hosted the 16th Seoul International Drama Awards with actor Cha Eun-woo in 2021.
Awards, Honours, Achievements
- Won an award for Best Young Actress for the television series “The Iron Empress” at the KBS Drama Awards
- Won an award for Best Actress for the television series “Hot Stove League” at the Grimae Awards
- Won Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance Drama for the TV series “Do You Like Brahms?” at the SBS Drama Awards
- Won an award for Best Couple (with actor Kim Min-jae) in the TV series “Do You Like Brahms?” at the SBS Drama Awards
- Won Top Excellence Award (Actress) for the television series “The King’s Affection” at the KBS Drama Awards
- Won Popularity Award (Actress) for the TV series “The King’s Affection” at the KBS Drama Awards
- Won Best Couple Award (with actor Rowoon) in the television series “The King’s Affection” at the KBS Drama Awards
- Won an award for Best Actor/Actress for the TV series “The King’s Affection” at the Korean Broadcasting Awards
As of 2022, She charges 400 million Korean won for a one-year modelling contract. Reportedly, after the success of the TV show “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” she started charging 200 million Korean won; earlier, she, reportedly, used to charge 100 million Korean won.
- Initially, Park Eun-bin declined to play the role of attorney Woo in the TV series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” as she found the role a little difficult to play and would not be able to do justice with the role. In an interview, she said,
I knew it was a good story but I was not confident in playing it well at that time. It was a work that made me feel greedy but a little burdensome at the same time. I was afraid and I wondered if I could perform it without hurting anyone or not. It felt really difficult but at some point, I found a clue, and from then on, it was solved. There was a time when I felt the expectation that the director and writer had for me. I also have faith in myself. This work sometimes reminds me of my belief and it has given me the courage to face my fear.”
- In an interview, she shared her experience on how she prepared to play the role of autistic lawyer Woo Young-woo in the TV series “Extraordinary Attorney Woo,” she said,
I studied like a student preparing for an exam. I tried to memorize the script by writing down the lines on the paper, find ways to clearly deliver the lines and revise the sentences. It was an intense seven months. Many scenes from ‘Extraordinary Attorney Woo’ were an experiment to test my limits as an actor and a human being.”
- The show “Extraordinary Attorney Woo” set a record after receiving the highest ratings in the history of ENA, a South Korean TV channel. The show became the sixth highest-rated TV drama by the number of viewers and the seventh highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history.
- Her talent management agency is Namoo Actors Co Ltd.
- For the 2020 TV series “Do You Like Brahms?,” she actually learned violin for three months.
- The actual reason for her to work in the 2021 TV series “The King’s Affection” was to wear a dragon robe, which was a formal attire worn by Korean kings during the Joseon dynasty.
- The first line of her acting debut was the word ‘Egg’ as she was eating rolled eggs while acting.
- When she was a child, she wanted to become an architect, fashion designer, psychiatrist, counsellor or professor.
- Her MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) personality type is INFP (introverted, intuitive, feeling, perceiving).
- According to Chinese zodiac signs, she was born in the year of the monkey.
- Her blood type is ‘A-,’ which is very rare.
- In 2002, Park Eun-bin became the first South Korean citizen to cross the border between South Korea and North Korea.
- Park Eun-bin does not carry a regular handbag like other actresses, instead, she carries a pink coloured children’s trolley backpack with floral prints. Her favourite part about the bag is that it has wheels with lights. She loves rabbits and has an earphone pouch and makeup pouch with rabbit designs.
- She is popular for doing her signature cute “ppu-ing” that she does after ending the filming of every drama. After completing the shooting, she posts a photo of her holding a handwritten note, the script of the drama, or a bouquet while making her signature pose, on social media.
- She is an accomplished pianist, and she learned to play the drum in 3 days for her cameo role in the 18th episode of the TV drama ‘Entertainer.
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