Bae Doo-na (배두나)

If you watched The Host (South Korea’s top grossing movie to date) recently, then you would know who this pixie-like South Korean actress is. She plays the hero’s sister in the monster movie.

Bae was first discovered by a model talent agency fresh after University in 1998. She modeled for a couple of clothing lines before making a debut in acting in 1999. She first appeared in the KBS TV drama “School”. And the rest, as they say, is history – check out the impressive filmography. Bae’s mother is an accomplished stage actress Kim Hwa-young.

Bae loves photography and has published a photo book entitled Doo-na’s London Play (2006). You will also be able to see some of her work in Bae Doo-na’s official blog.

Bae, well known for accepting challenging roles once said “I think I’m lucky not to be so pretty that every man admires me. That means that I can play characters that other actresses can’t. I want to be an actress favored more by women than men.

Name: Bae Doo-na

Date of birth: October 11, 1979

Height: 171 cm (5′ 7″)

Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs.)



  • The Host (2006)
  • Linda Linda Linda (2005)
  • Spring Bears Love / Do you like Spring Bear? (2003)
  • Tube (2003)
  • Saving My Hubby (2002)
  • Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance (2002)
  • Take Care of My Cat (2001)
  • Plum Blossom aka Youth (2000)
  • Barking Dogs Never Bite (2000)
  • The Ring Virus (1999)


  • How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor (2007)
  • Someday (2006)
  • Beating Heart (2005)
  • Rosemary (2003)
  • Country Princess (2003)
  • Mothers and Sisters (2000)
  • Turn Your Angry Face (2000)
  • RNA (2000)
  • Love Story (1999)

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We love Bae Doo-na (even if Korea doesn’t)