Song Hye-kyo Profile

Song Hye-kyo (송혜교; born 22) is a South Korean actress. She gained international fame through her leading roles in the television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004).

Song Hye-kyo Profile, net worth, age,drama, husband,baby

That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Encounter (2018), Now, We Are Breaking Up (2021). Her film work includes Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), My Brilliant Life (2014), and The Queens (2015).

Song Hye-kyo ranked 7th in Forbes magazine’s Korea Power Celebrity list in 2017, and 6th in 2018. She is referred to as one of “The Troika,” along with Kim Tae-hee and Jun Ji-hyun, collectively known by the blend word “Tae-Hye-Ji”. The success of Song’s television dramas internationally established her as a top Hallyu star.

Basic Information

Name:Song Hye-kyo
English Name:Lorraine Song
Hangul:송혜교
Date Of Birth:22 November 1981
Age: 41 Years Old
Place Of Birth:Daegu, South Korea
Nationality:South Korean
Zodiac Sign:sagittarius
Blood Type:A
Occupation:Actress
Years Active:1996 – Present
Agent:United Artists Agency, Jet Tone Films
Height:5 ft 3 in (163 cm)
Weight:45 kg (99 lbs)
Education:Sejong University (BFA)
Spouse:Song Joong-ki, (m. 2017; div. 2019)
Net Worth:$25 Million

Early Life and Education

Song Hye-kyo was born, 22 November 1981. she was so ill that her parents and doctors thought that she would not survive. Upon her recovery, Song’s parents registered her birth on 26 February 1982 instead of her actual birth date. Song Hye-kyo’s parents divorced when she was a young girl, after which she was raised by her mother. They moved from her birthplace in Daegu to the Gangnam District in Seoul, where she trained as afigure skater in elementary school but quit when she was in the eighth grade.

Song hye-kyo considered herself shy and introverted, but her high school teacher described her as a “cheerful persons” at Ewha Girls’ High School. “she mixed well with her friends and was always in a bright mood.” Song Hye-kyo attended Sejong University, where she majored in Film Arts.

Career

Song Hye-kyo won first place in the SunKyung Smart Model Contest in 1996, She was fourteen-year-old and song was a third-year junior high school student by then. This made her entertainment debut as a model for the school uniform company. After it led to her being cast in a small role in her first television drama, First Love.

Sond Hye-kyo continued to appear in a drama Autumn in My Heart in 2000 with Song Seung-heon and Won Bin that she rose to fame in Korea and throughout Asia. The romantic melodrama series was a success, pioneering a trend in Korean melodramatic series and launching a trend that is commonly referred to as the “Korean Wave” and leading to Song becoming a Hallyu star.

Song Hye-kyo’s popularity continued to rise as she played a leading role alongside Lee Byung-hun in the gambling drama All In, The following year, she co-starred with singer Rain in the hit romantic comedy series Full House. Song Hye-kyo went to San Francisco to study English, and later traveled to Seattle in early 2005. She took time off to recharge herself after the successful Asia drama Full House (2004).

The same year, Song made her big-screen debut in My Girl and I, She also played as the titular gisaeng in the film adaptation of Hwang Jin Yi in 2007. In 2008, song hye-kyo made her American debut in the Hollywood indie Make Yourself at Home formerly “titled Fetish”. She made her TV comeback in late 2008 with The World That They Live In (also known as Worlds Within) In 2010, she starred in Camellia, an omnibus film.

In 2011, son Hye-kyo became the first Asian actress to sign a contract with French global agency Effigies, paving the way for her possible entry into the European market. She released a photo book in early 2011 titled It’s Time for Song Hye-kyo Moment, which was shot by top photographers in Atlanta, New York City, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Paris, the Netherlands and Brazil. Proceeds from the sales of the photo book was donated to a children’s foundation.

Song Hye-kyo released a photo-essay book in 2012 titled It’s Time for Hye-kyo.She also played a supporting role in The Grandmaster. Song starred in That Winter, the Wind Blows In 2014, Song reunited with Kang Dong-won in My Brilliant Life, the romantic epic The Crossing was Song’s second Chinese film to be released. Another Chinese film followed in 2015, The Queens.

Song Hye-kyo starred in the mega-hit romantic comedy series Descendants of the Sun in 2016. After a two-year hiatus, she returned in the small screen with romantic-melodrama Encounter alongside Park Bo-gum. In 2021, Song starred in SBS romanctic drama Now, We Are Breaking Up.

Personal Life

Marriage

On July 5, 2017, Song and Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Joong-ki announced through their respective agencies that they were engaged. They married in a private ceremony on October 31, 2017, at Youngbingwan, Hotel Shilla in Seoul, amid intense media interest across Asia.

The ceremony was attended by the couple’s closest family and friends, including actors Lee Kwang-soo, Yoo Ah-in, and Park Bo-gum, who also played the piano at the reception.

Divorce

On June 27, 2019, Song Joong-ki revealed that he had filed for divorce with Song Hye-kyo the previous day. The divorce was finalised in July 2019.

On July 25, 2019, Song Hye-kyo filed a complaint against fifteen online netizens for “spread of false information, defamation of character and insult.”

Taxes

In August 2014, following inadvertent exposure by a politician overseeing the administration of the National Tax Service of South Korea, Song Hye-kyo made a public apology for committing tax evasion when she claimed undocumented expenses. In response to allegations that she had underpaid income tax from 2009 to 2011 totaling ₩2.56 billion, she argued that her accountant had mishandled her paperwork without her knowledge.

After receiving notification from the NTS in October 2012, Song Hye-kyo paid the tax balance due plus understatement of income tax penalties in the aggregate of ₩3.8 billion (US$3.7 million). Song was again billed another ₩700 million in April 2014 against her 2008 tax filing, a result of the legally required five-year audit neglected since the 2012 notification.

Donations

Song actively participates in voluntary work, especially with animals. She participates in activities related by KARA regularly.

Song is also known for her frequent large charitable donations.

In October 2013, Song donated 1,000 tickets to the Busan International Film Festival for the underprivileged young people in the Busan area. In July 2014, Song purchased 800 tickets for The Seoul International Women’s Film Festival and donated them to the Korean Psychological Association and the Magdalena Community.

In December 2016, Song made a donation to the Beautiful Foundation, to be used for educational support projects for low-income students who dream of becoming design experts. In July 2017, Song donated 100 million won to Seoul National University Children’s Hospital.

In March 2022, Song donated 100 million won to Korean Red Cross to the help the victims of the massive wildfire that started in Uljin, Gyeongbuk and has spread to Samcheok, Gangwon.

K-drama Series

  • 2021–2022 Now, We Are Breaking Up | SBS / as Ha Young-eun
  • 2018 Encounter | tvN / as Cha Soo Hyun
  • 2016 Descendants of the Sun | KBS2 / as Kang Mo Yeon
  • 2013 That Winter, The Wind Blows | SBS / as Oh Young
  • 2008 Worlds Within… | KBS2 / as Joo Joon Young
  • 2004 Full House | KBS2 / as Han Ji Eun
  • 2004 Rays of Sunshine | SBS / as Ji Yeon Woo
  • 2003 All In | SBS / as Min Soo Yeon / Angela
  • 2001 Guardian Angel | SBS / as Jung Da Seo
  • 2001 Hotelier | MBC / as Kim Yoon Hee
  • 2000 Autumn In My Heart | KBS2 / as Yoon Eun Seo
  • 1999–2000 Marching | SBS/ asSong Hye-kyo
  • 1999–2000 Sweet Bride | SBS / as Kim Young-hee
  • 1998–1999 How Am I? | SBS / as Ye-rin
  • 1998–1999 Six Siblings | MBC / as Choi Eun-shil
  • 1998 Deadly Eyes | SBS / as Oh Jung-ah
  • 1998 White Nights 3.98 | SBS / as young Hong Jung Yeon
  • 1998 Soonpoong Clinic | SBS / as Oh Hye Kyo
  • 1997-1998 Wedding Dress | KBS / as Granddaughter (cameo
  • 1997 Happy Morning | KBS2 / as Oh Ye-boon
  • 1996–1997 First Love | KBS2 / as one of the students being tutored by Hyo-kyung

Movies

  • 2015 The Crossing: Part 2 | as Zhou Yunfen
  • 2015 The Queens | as Annie
  • 2014 My Brilliant Life | as Mi Ra
  • 2014 The Crossing | as Zhou Yunfen
  • 2013 The Grandmaster | as Zhong Yongcheng
  • 2011 A Reason to Live | as Da Hye
  • 2011 Countdown | as pretty girl Special appearance
  • 2010 Camellia – “Love for Sale” | as Bo-ra Omnibus film
  • 2008 Make Yourself at Home | as Sookhy American indie film
  • 2007 Hwang Jin Yi | as Hwang Jin Yi
  • 2005 My Girl and I | as Bae Soo Eun

Awards and Nominations

YearAward CeremonyCategoryWorkRemarks
2021SBS Drama AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)Now, We Are Breaking UpNominated
2021SBS Drama AwardsBest Couple Award (with Jang Ki-yong)Now, We Are Breaking UpNominated
2021SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy DramaNow, We Are Breaking UpNominated
2016APAN Star AwardsBest Couple (with Song Joong-ki)Descendants of the SunWon
2016Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actress (TV)Descendants of the SunNominated
2016APAN Star AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesDescendants of the SunNominated
2016KBS Drama AwardsAsia Best Couple (with Song Joong-ki)Descendants of the SunWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesDescendants of the SunNominated
2016APAN Star AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)Descendants of the SunNominated
2016Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actress (TV)Descendants of the SunWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)Descendants of the SunWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsBest Couple (with Song Joong-ki)Descendants of the SunWon
2016Baeksang Arts AwardsiQiyi Global Star AwardDescendants of the SunWon
2016KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressDescendants of the SunNominated
2013APAN Star AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressThat Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2013SBS Drama AwardsBest Couple (with Jo In-sung)That Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2013APAN Star AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)That Winter, the Wind BlowsWon
2013SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesThat Winter, the Wind BlowsWon
2013Mnet 20’s Choice Awards20’s Drama Star-FemaleThat Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2013Seoul International Drama AwardsOutstanding Korean ActressThat Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2013SBS Drama AwardsTop 10 StarsThat Winter, the Wind BlowsWon
2013Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actress (TV)That Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2013Korea Drama AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang)That Winter, the Wind BlowsNominated
2011Women in Film Korea AwardsBest ActressA Reason to LiveWon
2009Shanghai New Entertainment Charity AwardsMost Charming Charity Star AwardSong Hye-kyoWon
2008KBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesWorlds WithinNominated
2007Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActressHwang Jin YiNominated
2007Korean Film AwardsBest New ActressHwang Jin YiWon
2006Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actress – FilmMy Girl and INominated
2006Grand Bell AwardsBest New ActressMy Girl and INominated
2005Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actress (TV)Full HouseNominated
2004KBS Drama AwardsPopularity Award, ActressFull HouseWon
2004SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actress in Drama SpecialSunlight Pours DownNominated
2004KBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressFull HouseWon
2004SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressSunlight Pours DownNominated
2004KBS Drama AwardsBest Couple (with Rain)Full HouseWon
2003SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, ActressAll InWon
2003SBS Drama AwardsTop 10 StarsAll InWon
2002CETV AwardsTop 10 Asian EntertainersSong Hye-kyoWon
2001Baeksang Arts AwardsMost Popular Actress (TV)Autumn in My HeartWon
2001Gold Song Awards (Hong Kong)Top Korean Star
Song Hye-kyoWon
2001SBS Drama AwardsSBSi AwardGuardian AngelWon
2001Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actress (TV)Autumn in My HeartNominated
2001Golden Disk AwardsPopular Music Video AwardKim Bum-soo’s Once Upon a DayWon
2001SBS Drama AwardsTop 10 StarsGuardian AngelWon
2000KBS Drama AwardsPhotogenic Award, ActressAutumn in My HeartWon
2000KBS Drama AwardsPopularity Award, ActressAutumn in My HeartWon
2000KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, ActressAutumn in My HeartNominated
1998SBS Drama AwardsBest New Actress in a SitcomSoonpoong Clinic, How Am I?Won
1996SunKyung Smart Model ContestBest ActressA Reason to LiveWon

Net Worth

Song Hye-kyo has a net worth that is estimated to be $25 Million.


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