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Bae Doona (Bae Doo Na)

Actress Bae Doona (Bae Doo Na) Profile, Facts, and TMI

Bae Doona Profile

  • Birth Name: 배두나 (Bae Doo Na)
  • Stage Name: Bae Doo Na
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1979.10.11
  • Zodiac Sign: Libra
  • Chinese Zodiac: Sheep
  • Height: 170.5 cm (5’59”)
  • Weight: 49 kg (108 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Agency: N/A
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Bae Doona Facts & TMI

  • Bae Doona was born and grew up in Seoul
  • Her family consists of mother (Kim Hwayoung), father (Bae Jongdeok), an older brother (Bae Doohan), and a younger brother (Bae Taehan).
  • She is an atheist.
  • Bae Doona began her career as a fashion model in 1998 after being street-casted in the street of Apgujeong, Gangnam.
  • She became the host for the music programs MBC ‘Music Camp’ and SBS ‘Radio TenTen Club’ in 1999.
  • She debuted as an actress by appearing in the drama ‘School’ in 1999 which earned her the Best New Actress at KBS Drama Awards 1999.
  • She made a big-screen debut through the remake of Japanese horror ‘The Ring’ as the ghost Sadako.
  • She received a Best New Actress Award at Blue Dragon Awards 2000 through the movie ‘Barking Dogs Never Bite’ which was written by Korea’s most famous director Bong Joonho.
  • She constantly starred in many films and dramas in 2000~2010. Some of her works became hot issues and meet good reviews, including drama ‘Country Princess’, ‘God of Study’ and movie ‘The Host’ which successfully sold 13 million tickets.
  • In the 2010s she started appearing in Hollywood through movies such as ‘Cloud Atlas’ (2012), ‘Jupiter Ascending’ (2015), and the Netflix original series ‘Sense8’ (2015).
  • She also starred in the critically acclaimed drama ‘Secret Forest Season 1’ and ‘Secret Forest Season 2’.
  • In 2019 she starred in the popular Netflix series ‘Kingdom‘, through this project she enjoys another heyday in her career.
  • She seems to have a lot of interest in photography.
  • She released three photo books: ‘Doona’s London Play’ in 2006, ‘Doona’s Tokyo Play’ in 2007, and Doona’s London Play’ in 2008.
  • She has become an ambassador for Louis Vuitton from 2013 until now.
  • She is especially famous for her method acting.
  • Bae Doona has portrayed different roles in various genres, she is known as one of the actresses with a wide acting spectrum.
  • To appear as natural as possible, she often shoots her scenes in movies without make-up.
  • She said that she loves to challenge herself by portraying roles that she hasn’t tried in her previous projects.
  • Bae Doona came from a wealthy family, her father was the vice president of a big food company in Korea, Pulmuone.
  • Her name is very uncommon in Korea, she confessed that she got stressed when people making fun of her name.
  • She is often sporting a short hairstyle.
  • Because of her tall body frame and short hair, she often portrays the role of athletes.
  • Many fans think that she resembles the anime character Ayanami Rei from ‘Evangelion’.
  • She was in a public relationship with actor Shin Hakyun in the past.
  • She dated her co-star in ‘Cloud Atlas’, Jim Sturgess from 2014 to 2015.
  • She is nicknamed ‘Netflix’ Daughter’ after starring in many Netflix-produced projects including ‘Sense8’, ‘Kingdom‘, ‘Persona’, and ‘The Silent Sea’.
  • She was the first Korean to be featured in Louis Vuitton’s global campaign.
  • Because she is a light drinker, she mostly drinks wine.
  • Her MBTI is INFP.
  • She revealed that she doesn’t want to appear in projects that include sexual abuse and unnecessary skin-exposing scenes.


‘The Ring Virus’ as Park Eunsuh (1999)
‘Barking Dogs Never Bite’ as Park Hyunnam (2000)
‘Plum Blossom’ as Seo Namok (2000)
‘Take Care of My Cat’ as Yoo Taehee (2001)
‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ as Cha Youngmi (2002)
‘Saving My Hubby’ as Jung Geumsoon (2002)
‘Tube’ as Song Inkyung (2003)
‘Spring Bears Love’ Jung Hyunchae (2003)
‘Linda Linda Linda’ as Son (2005/ Japanese Film)
‘Tea Date’ as Sunhee (2005/ American short film)
‘The Host’ as Park Namjoo (2006)
‘Air Doll’ as Nozomi (2009/ Japanese Film)
‘Doomsday Book’ as Adult Park Minseo (2012/ cameo)
‘As One’ as Ri Bunhui (2012)
‘Cloud Atlas’ as Sonmi~451/ Sonmi~351/ Tilda Ewing/ Megan’s mom/ Mexican woman (2012/ German/ American Film)
‘A Girl at My Door’ as Lee Youngnam
‘Jupiter Ascending’ as Razo (2015/ American Film)
‘Red Carpet Dream’ as Herself (2015/ Web Film)
‘The Tunnel’ as Sehyun (2016)
‘Chang-ok’s Letter’ (2017)
‘The Drug King’ as Kim Jeongah (2018)
‘Iamhere’ as Soo (2020/ French film)
‘Broker’ TBA

TV Series

‘Angel’s Kiss’ (KBS2/ 1998)
‘School’ as Doona Bae (KBS1/ 1999)
‘Ad Madness’ as Pyo Roona (KBS2/ 1999)
‘Love Story: Miss Hip-hop and Mr. Rock’ as Youngyi (SBS/2000)
‘Look Back in Anger’ as Lee Mina (KBS2/ 2000)
‘Cruise Ship of Love’ as Doona Bae (KBS2/ 2000)
‘RNA’ as Park Semi (KBS2/ 2000)
‘I Want To Keep Seeing You’ as Ham Choonbong (SBS/ 2000)
‘Mothers and Sisters’ as Gong Chanmi (MBC/ 2000)
‘Open Drama Man & Woman: You say it’s love, but I think it’s desire’ (SBS/ 2001)
‘Country Princess’ as Lee Eunhee (MBC/ 2003)
‘Rosemary’ as Shin Kyungsoo (KBS2/ 2003)
‘Beating Heart’ as Doona Bae (MBC/ 2005)
‘Someday’ as Hana Yamaguchi (OCN/ 2006)
‘How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor’ as Jung Yoonhee (SBS/ 2007)
‘Master of Study’ as Han Soojung (KBS2/ 2010)
‘Gloria’ as Na Jinjin (MBC/ 2010)
‘Sense8’ as Sun Bak (Netflix/ 2015-2018)
‘Stranger’ aka ‘Secret Forest’ as Han Yeojin (tvN/ 2017-2020)
‘Matrimonial Chaos’ as Kang Hwiroo (KBS2/ 2018)
Kingdom‘ as Seobi (Netflix/ 2019–present)
‘Persona’ as Doona (Netflix/ 2019)
‘The Silent Sea’ as Song Jian (Netflix/ 2019)


‘Music Camp’ (MBC/ 1999/ as MC)
‘Radio TenTen Club’ (SBS/ 1999/ as DJ)


‘You’ by Fish (2000)
‘Party Time’ by Ray Jay (2000)
‘But’ by Kim Donkyoo (2000)
‘Every Time I Look at You’ by Kang Kyunsung (2007)
‘Tsumetai Ame’ by Every Little Thing (2009)
‘Seesaw’ / ‘Confession’ by Hot Potato (2010)
‘Temperature of Separation’ by Yoon Jongshin feat. Yoo Heeyeol (2010)


‘Linda Linda’ (Linda Linda Linda OST/ 2005)
‘My Right Hand’ (Linda Linda Linda OST/ 2005)
‘Never-Ending Song’ (Linda Linda Linda OST/ 2005)
‘Gloria’ (Gloria OST/ 2010)
‘I’m a Fool’ (Gloria OST/ 2010)
‘Ready to Fly ft. Jung Jaeyun’ (Gloria OST/ 2010)

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