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K-Dramaland's Favorite Eomma: Kim Mi-Kyung And Her On-Screen Daughters & Sons

She plays the role of a mom in the recently-concluded K-Drama "It's Okay to Not be Okay" and the ongoing series "Was It Love?"

Once again, veteran Korean actress Kim Mi-kyung graced the small screen with her ever-warm presence as an eomma (mother). K-Drama fans surely recognize her, and have been touched by her portrayals. 


As Kang Soon-deok in It's Okay to Not be Okay (IOTNBO), she plays the mother of nurse Nam Ju-ri (Park Kyu-young) and the chef at OK Psychiatric Hospital. Her character is so doting that orphans Moon Gang-tae (Kim Soo-hyun), Moon Sang-tae (Oh Jung-se), and Ko Mun-yeong (Seo Ye-ji) are constantly comforted by having a parent figure in her, someone who's always ready to treat them to a feast to fill not only their tummies but also their hearts. In the finale episode of IOTNBO, Moon Sang-tae gave her a copy of Ko Mun-yeong's book that features his illustrations, and his handwritten message for her reads: "Dear my fake, real mom. Thank you for all the delicious meals. I want to eat the food that you make every day. I really like you, Ms. Kang. Here's a heart for you. Six hearts."


Kim Mi-kyung is so in-demand that even before IOTNBO wrapped up, her other series Was It Love? started airing as well. Here, she is Choi Hyang-ja, the mother of film producer Noh Ae-jung (Song Ji-hyo). Recently, too, she made our hearts ache as lead character Cha Yu-ri's (Kim Tae-hee) mom in Hi Bye, Mama! 


Throughout the over three-decade career of this 56-year-old actress, there are more than 70 K-Dramas featured in her filmography, and a significant number of these shows cast her as a mother.  She's also a cast member of the upcoming series 18 Again, slated to be released this September. 





Check out the gallery below to see who served as her daughters and sons in K-Dramas:


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Both It's Okay to Not be Okay and Was It Love? are available for download and streaming on Netflix.


Lead photos from Netflix, tvN, SBS, Song Ji-hyo on Facebook, and Karolina Grabowska on Pexels