The Info List - Kim Yong-rim

Kim Yong-rim (born March 3, 1940) is a South Korean actress. Kim made her acting debut in 1961 and has since worked steadily in Korean dramas, notably Silver Grass, for which she won the Grand Prize (Daesang) at the MBC Drama Awards in 1985.[1][2]


Television series

Year Title Role Network
1974 Paldogangsan: Where Flowers Bloom KBS
1975 Bride's Diary Aunt MBC
1977 왜 그러지 MBC
I Regret It MBC
1978 Lawful Wife MBC
Young Master Housemaid MBC
1979 산이 되고 강이 되고 MBC
1980 Daughter MBC
Terminal MBC
1981 Gyo-dong Madam Queen Munjeong MBC
Let's Love MBC
1982 Market People MBC
Annals of Renunciation - Kim Gap-sun Paek Son-haeng MBC
Friend, Friend MBC
Women's History - Hwang Jini MBC
1983 Your Portrait MBC
Father and Son Jinsa Choi's daughter-in-law MBC
1984 Love and Truth Sang-hoon's mother MBC
1985 Silver Grass MBC
1986 500 Years of Joseon - The Hoechun Gate Gang Hong-rip's wife MBC
1987 Love and Ambition Park Tae-joon's mother MBC
1988 Forget Tomorrow Mrs. Hwang MBC
1989 Sleepless Tree MBC
Journal of Baekbeom Kim Koo's mother MBC
A Happy Woman MBC
1990 House with a Sunken Courtyard Madam Noh MBC
That Woman Woman from Gyeongsan MBC
1991 The Beginning of the End MBC
Women's Time Choi Hee-soon KBS2
Dongui Bogam (Mirror of Eastern Medicine) Heo Jun's mother MBC
Beyond the Mountains Jung-ah's grandmother MBC
1992 Gwanchon Essay Min-gu's mother SBS
1993 How's Your Husband? Go Min-ja SBS
Woman's Mirror Ma In-soon SBS
Theme Series "A Thing Called Love" SBS
1994 Mudang Danggolne KBS2
Shoal Mrs. Seo MBC
1995 Dazzling Dawn Queen Sinjeong KBS1
1996 Gomtang (Oxtail Soup) Soon-rye SBS
Daughter-in-Law's Three Kingdoms Lee Jung-rye KBS2
Three Guys and Three Girls Kim Yong-rim MBC
Power of Love Lee Soon-im MBC
1997 Women Gi-nam's grandmother SBS
1998 Shy Lovers Mother MBC
Married 7 Years KBS2
I Hate You, But It's Fine Kim Ae-gi SBS
1999 Trap of Youth Mrs. Han SBS
I'm Still Loving You Hwang In-soon MBC
Days of Delight Woman from Hongsan MBC
2000 Ajumma Oh Sam-sook's mother MBC
Promise Kwon Yong-soon KBS1
2001 Well Known Woman Jung Byung-hoon's mother SBS
Empress Myeongseong Grand Royal Dowager Queen Jo KBS2
2002 Miss Mermaid Geum Sil-ra MBC
2003 Wife Ms. Song KBS2
Wedding Gift KBS2
A Problem at My Younger Brother's House Kim Soon-ja SBS
2004 Lotus Flower Fairy Ascetic Joo MBC
The Age of Heroes Jin-joo's grandmother MBC
2005 Three-Leaf Clover Ryu Yeon-ja SBS
The Barefooted Youth Ms. Seo MBC
My Girl Jang Hyung-ja SBS
2006 One Day Suddenly Yang Hye-sook SBS
2007 Bad Woman, Good Woman Mrs. Song MBC
Landscape in My Heart Hwang Jung-sun KBS1
2008 I Am Happy Kim Il-dong SBS
Don't Be Swayed Song Ok-boon MBC
Aster Lee Soon-shim MBC
2009 Again, My Love Hwang Bo-seon KBS2
Two Wives Jang Young-ja SBS
Style Lee Bang-ja (cameo) SBS
2010 Life Is Beautiful[3] Yang Byung-tae's mother SBS
2011 Ojakgyo Family[4] Shim Kap-nyeon KBS2
2012 Drama Special "A Corner" Lee Young-ae KBS2
2013 You Are the Best! Shim Mak-re KBS2
Drama Special "Mother's Island"[5][6] Mom KBS2
The Greatest Thing in the World Woo Sun's grandmother MBC
Thrice Married Woman Mrs. Choi SBS
2014 Jang Bo-ri is Here![7] Park Soo-mi MBC
Everybody, Kimchi! (cameo) MBC
Birth of a Beauty Mrs. Park SBS
2015 Love on a Rooftop Kim Soon-im KBS2


Year Title Role
1979 The Sleep Deeper Than Death
1980 Admiration of Nights
1988 Love's Scribble Mom
1990 Oseam Mother abbess
1991 Black Snow Ms. Baek

Variety show

Year Title Network Notes
2007 Big Mama KBS2 Fixed guest
2013 Mamado ("Mama, Too")[8][9] KBS2 Cast member

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
1973 9th Dong-A Theatre Awards Best Actress The Lion in Winter Won
1985 MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) Silver Grass Won
1986 22nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Won
1997 34th Savings Day Presidential Commendation N/A Won
1999 MBC Drama Awards Special Award Won
2003 KBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama Wedding Gift Won
2007 15th Korean Popular Entertainment Awards Talent Partnership Award in Broadcasting Won
2010 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend/Daily Drama Life Is Beautiful Nominated
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama A Corner Nominated


  1. ^ "인생은 아름다워 스페셜: 김용림·이민우·남규리 릴레이 인터뷰" [Life Is Beautiful Special: Interview Relay with Kim Yong-rim, Lee Min-woo and Nam Gyu-ri]. Woman DongA (in Korean). 15 July 2010. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  2. ^ Kim, Sung-wook (June 2007). "'빅마마'의 유쾌한 수다 현장…김용림·김을동·선우용녀·김자옥". Lady Kyunghyang (in Korean). Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  3. ^ Wee, Geun-woo (8 November 2010). "Review: SBS TV series Beautiful Life - Finale Episodes". 10Asia. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  4. ^ "Ojakgyo Brothers and Moon duke it out on weekly TV charts". 10Asia. 6 February 2012. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 
  5. ^ "Drama Special - Mother's Island, everyone in ghost make over". Hancinema. 26 August 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  6. ^ Schwartz, William (28 August 2013). "HanCinema's Drama Review: Drama Special - Mother's Island". Hancinema. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  7. ^ "Jang Bo-ri Is Here Kim Yong-rim appoints Oh Yeon-seo as initiator for Bisulchae". Hancinema. 20 July 2014. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  8. ^ Lee, Sun-min (30 August 2014). "Veteran actresses to share life experiences on new show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-05-24. 
  9. ^ "Pilot senior show Mamado gets regular slot". The Korea Herald. 10 September 2013. Retrieved 2015-05-25. 

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