Reminiscing Bae Doona Iconic Roles

Reminiscing Bae Doona Iconic Roles - The Daebak Company

We are back with another actor/actress spotlight and this time we are looking back at Bae Doona iconic roles throughout the years.

Bae Doona, born on October 11, 1979, is a South Korean actress and photographer. She became globally known for her roles in Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance (2002), The Host (2006), and Air Doll (2009). She also had a few English-speaking roles in Cloud Atlas (2012), Jupiter Ascending (2015), and Sense8 (2015).

At the beginning of her career, Bae Doona started as a model in 1998 but then switched to pursue acting. As soon as she graduated from Hanyang University, she got her first role as a ghost in The Ring Venus, a Korean remake of the Japanese horror film Ring.

Ever since then, Bae Doona has become one of the most versatile and charismatic actresses in Hallyu. We have compiled a list of Bae Doona's iconic roles throughout the years!

Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUAs8CE4oEY&ab_channel=CJENTERTAINMENT

Barking Dogs Never Bite (2002) is an independent dark comedy directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film stars Lee Sung-Jae as a college professor who lost his job and is easily irritated by barking dogs' sound in his apartment complex. A young woman played by Bae Doona works at the apartment complex, and she starts to investigate who is stealing dogs in the apartment complex. Director Bong Joon-ho said he cast Bae Doona because she was the only actress who was willing to act without makeup.

Sympathy For Mr.Vengeance (2002)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6D0cjs2NW9w

The second film is Sympathy for Mr.Vengeance (2002), directed by Park Chan-wook. The film stars Shin Ha-Kyun as Ryu, a young deaf-mute factory worker trying to earn money for his sister's kidney transplant. The only way to do that is by holding the daughter of a wealthy man for ransom, and it does not go actually to plan. The film cast also involves Song Kang-ho, Bae Doona, Han Bo-bae, Im Ji-Eun.

The Host (2006)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HRTy26s4hw

One of Bae Doona's iconic role was in The Host (2006), directed by Bong Joon-ho. The film is about a monster kidnapping a man's daughter and his attempt to save her no matter what. It was a Bong Joon-ho highest-grossing film at the South Korea box office.

A Girl at My Door (2014)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hgi0a_kGTvo

Bae Doona starred in the 2014 film A Girl at My Door, directed by July Jung. She plays a small-town officer who tries to save a mysterious young girl from her abusive father. It was one of Bae's challenging roles because the story was so fascinating to her.

Kingdom (2018)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l-yByZpaaM

Bae Doona plays a physician's assistant in the South Korean drama. Kingdom. Her character desperately seeks to find a cure to stop the virus that is affecting the entire population.

Is Bae Doona your favorite actress? If so, which role your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.


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