5 endearing K-drama grandmas and moms: #1 never fails to make us cry 

Here are 5 actresses who often portray grandmas and moms on the Korean screen. 

Let’s take a look at 5 K-drama grandmothers and mothers that we are all familiar with. These actresses often play caring and kind-hearted women who do everything they can for their kids and families.

1. Kim Young Ok

Kim Young Ok is called the “Nation’s Grandmother” because she has taken on the role of a grandmother in countless dramas. One of her most outstanding portrayals of a grandma is in Hometown Cha Cha Cha. Raise your hand if you also burst into tears when the lovable granny Gam Ri passed away at the end of the drama. 

 2. Youn Yuh Jung

Veteran actress and Oscar winner Youn Yuh Jung has a collection of iconic roles where she plays a grandmother or mother. She has also been listed among the most influential women in the global entertainment industry and made history by becoming the first Korean actor to take home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Some of her well-known works are Minari, Canola, Dear My Friends,…

3. Kim Hae Sook

Actress Kim Hae Sook is no stranger to K-drama fans with her roles of the grandmother or the mother in many famous series. The actress possesses a kind, gentle beauty and a bright smile that brightens the heart of everybody. Recently, she has participated in Hospital Playlist with the role of Mama Rosa and in Start Up with the role of the grandmother.

4. Kim Mi Kyung

Kim Mi Kyung has been the mother of many actors and actresses in a lot of well-known Korean series. She has participated in many hit K-Dramas in the role of a mother and she can easily make you cry with her image of a gentle, hard-working mother. Among them are outstanding works such as The Heirs, Her Private Life, Forecasting Love And Weather, …

5. Lee Il Hwa

Actress Lee Il Hwa is best known for her role as a mother in the Reply series. Until now, despite being over 50 years old, the actresses still retain a gentle beauty that many people dream of. In addition to “Reply”, the actress also appeared in other hit works such as Her Private Life, The King’s Affection, My Love From The Star,…


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