She is best known for her roles in the hit films Scandal Makers and A Werewolf Boy, and the television series Oh My Ghostess. She is the second of three daughters. Because of the success of her movie Scandal Makers in 2008, Park has been dubbed as "Nation"s Little Sister".
She is also known for her natural beauty after her childhood photos surfaced on an online community.
Park Bo-young made her official acting debut in the 2006 high school television series Secret Campus alongside fellow newcomer Lee Minister-house Park rose to fame after starring opposite Cha Tae-hyun in comedy Speedy Scandal (also known as Scandal Makers), which drew 8.3 million viewers to become the number one top grosser of 2008 and one of Korean cinema"s biggest hits.
However, in 2010 she became involved in a series of legal disputes with her then-management agency and a film production company, causing the actress to be tied up in lawsuits and unable to work for the next few years. After she was designated the promotional ambassador (called "PiFan Lady") for the 2011 Puchon International Fantastic Festival, Park finally ended her four-year absence from the limelight by headlining the 2012 horror thriller Don"t Click.
Later that year, she played Song Joong-ki"s leading lady in fantasy romance A Werewolf Boy, which passed 7 million admissions to become one of the most successful Korean melodramas of all time.
The song her character sings in the film, My Prince, was released as a digital single and included in the movie soundtrack. In 2013, Park joined the cast of Law of the Jungle, a reality-documentary program featuring comedian Kim Byung-man and several celebrities as they explore and survive the New Zealand wilderness. In a departure from her previous sweet, innocent characters, in her next starring role, Park played the tough, potty-mouthed leader of her high school gang in Hot Young Bloods, a teen romantic comedy set in the 1980s.
Park, who was born in North Chungcheong Province, said she had fun swearing in southern dialect, though she found it difficult to master, being a mixture of Jeolla and Chungcheong dialects.
In 2015, she headlined mystery thriller The Silenced, set in a girls" boarding school during the Japanese occupation. This was followed by dual roles in romantic comedy Oh My Ghostess, Park"s first television series in seven years.
Her ₩300 million (United States$270,000) salary made her the highest paid actress to appear on cable channel tvN. Park next played the selfish love interest of a mutant in the black comedy Collective Invention, and an entertainment news cub reporter in the workplace comedy You Call lieutenant Passion. Narration Radio guesting Music video appearance.