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).
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.
|English Name:||Lorraine Song|
|Date Of Birth:||22 November 1981|
|Age:||41 Years Old|
|Place Of Birth:||Daegu, South Korea|
|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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
- 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
- 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
|2021||SBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Now, We Are Breaking Up||Nominated|
|2021||SBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award (with Jang Ki-yong)||Now, We Are Breaking Up||Nominated|
|2021||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama||Now, We Are Breaking Up||Nominated|
|2016||APAN Star Awards||Best Couple (with Song Joong-ki)||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Descendants of the Sun||Nominated|
|2016||APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Descendants of the Sun||Nominated|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Asia Best Couple (with Song Joong-ki)||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Descendants of the Sun||Nominated|
|2016||APAN Star Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Descendants of the Sun||Nominated|
|2016||Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple (with Song Joong-ki)||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||Baeksang Arts Awards||iQiyi Global Star Award||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|2016||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Descendants of the Sun||Nominated|
|2013||APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Best Couple (with Jo In-sung)||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2013||APAN Star Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Won|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Won|
|2013||Mnet 20’s Choice Awards||20’s Drama Star-Female||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2013||Seoul International Drama Awards||Outstanding Korean Actress||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Won|
|2013||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2013||Korea Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||That Winter, the Wind Blows||Nominated|
|2011||Women in Film Korea Awards||Best Actress||A Reason to Live||Won|
|2009||Shanghai New Entertainment Charity Awards||Most Charming Charity Star Award||Song Hye-kyo||Won|
|2008||KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Worlds Within||Nominated|
|2007||Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actress||Hwang Jin Yi||Nominated|
|2007||Korean Film Awards||Best New Actress||Hwang Jin Yi||Won|
|2006||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress – Film||My Girl and I||Nominated|
|2006||Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actress||My Girl and I||Nominated|
|2005||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actress (TV)||Full House||Nominated|
|2004||KBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award, Actress||Full House||Won|
|2004||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in Drama Special||Sunlight Pours Down||Nominated|
|2004||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Full House||Won|
|2004||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Sunlight Pours Down||Nominated|
|2004||KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple (with Rain)||Full House||Won|
|2003||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||All In||Won|
|2003||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||All In||Won|
|2002||CETV Awards||Top 10 Asian Entertainers||Song Hye-kyo||Won|
|2001||Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress (TV)||Autumn in My Heart||Won|
|2001||Gold Song Awards (Hong Kong)||Top Korean Star||Song Hye-kyo||Won|
|2001||SBS Drama Awards||SBSi Award||Guardian Angel||Won|
|2001||Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress (TV)||Autumn in My Heart||Nominated|
|2001||Golden Disk Awards||Popular Music Video Award||Kim Bum-soo’s Once Upon a Day||Won|
|2001||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Guardian Angel||Won|
|2000||KBS Drama Awards||Photogenic Award, Actress||Autumn in My Heart||Won|
|2000||KBS Drama Awards||Popularity Award, Actress||Autumn in My Heart||Won|
|2000||KBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Autumn in My Heart||Nominated|
|1998||SBS Drama Awards||Best New Actress in a Sitcom||Soonpoong Clinic, How Am I?||Won|
|1996||SunKyung Smart Model Contest||Best Actress||A Reason to Live||Won|
Song Hye-kyo has a net worth that is estimated to be $25 Million.