Song Hye-Kyo is a popular South Korean actress. She gained prominence after her role in the South Korean television drama ‘Autumn in My Heart’. The series, directed by Yoon Seok-ho, was a huge success and is considered a pioneer in the Korean melody series. Song’s performance earned her numerous awards and helped her gain popularity.
Over the years, she has appeared in other TV series such as ‘Full House’,’That Winter, The Wind Blows’ and, ‘Worlds Within’. She has also acted in several films. She first appeared on the big screen with the lead role in ‘My Girl and I’. Directed by Jeon Yun-su, the film is based on the novel ‘Socrates in Love’.
She recently starred in the Chinese romance film ‘The Queens’. The film, directed by Annie Yi, is based on a novel of the same name. In addition to acting, she is also associated with ‘Korea Animal Rights Advocates’.
Height of Song Hye-Kyo
She is 5ft 3 inches tall.
Song’s Zodiac Sign
Her Sun Sign is Scorpio.
Husband of Song Hye-Ky0
Song Joong-Ki is her Ex-husband.
She went to New York School for her early education. She completed her degree from Sejong University
Childhood and Early Life of Song Hye-Kyo
Song Hye-Kyo was born in South Korea on November 22, 1981, although his parents reported her date of birth as February 26, 1982. She is a daughter of divorced parents and raised by her mother. From a very young age, she wanted to be an actress.
At the age of fourteen, she won first place in the Sunkyung Smart Model Contest. This helped her to become a model for the school uniform company.
She completed her college education from Sejong University with a Film Arts degree and later began her full-time acting career.
Showbiz Career of Song Hye-Kyo
When Song Hye-Kyo became a model for a school uniform company, it helped her play a minor role in the 1996 TV series ‘First Love’, the first role in her acting career. Over the years, she has appeared in minor roles in several TV shows such as ‘Sweet Bride’, ‘Six Siblings’, ‘, and Soonpoong Clinic’.
She became popular after starring in the television drama series ‘Autumn in My Heart’. Directed by Yoon Seok-ho, the show was a huge hit in the country. The series runs from September 2000 to November 2000, with sixteen episodes.
She then starred in the TV series ‘Hotelier’ directed by Jan Yong-Woo. Her performance was praised and she won the ‘MBC Drama Award’ for ‘Best Actress’. The series has 20 episodes from April 2001 to June 2001.
That same year, she starred in the TV series ‘Guardian Angel’. Directed by Kim Young-Sup, the show aired from August 2001 to September 2001, with sixteen episodes. In later years, the song appeared on several TV shows, including ‘Full Down'(2004), ‘Sunlight Pours Down’ (2004), and ‘Worlds Within’ (2008).
She made her film debut in 2005 with the lead role in ‘My Girl and I’. The film is directed by Jeon Yun-Sun and is based on the novel ‘Socrates in Love’.
She later appeared in the 2007 biographical drama film, ‘Hwang Jin Yi’. The film was directed by Chang Yoon-Hyun and was based on the 2002 novel ‘Hwangjini’. Other films she has shown over the years include ‘A Reason to Live ‘(2011), ‘Make Yourself at Home ‘(2008), and ‘The Grandmaster’ (2013).
Meanwhile, she also continued her acting career on TV. In 2013, she appeared in the melodramatic TV series ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’. The show was hugely popular and acclaimed and won numerous awards.
Song Hye-Kyo played an important role in the television series ‘Descendants of the Sun’. The series, directed by Baek Sang-hoon and Lee Eung-Bok, and it gains a huge success in South Korea. It has won many awards. Her recent films include ‘The Crossing: Part 1 ‘(2014), ‘The Queens’ (2015), and ‘The Crossing: Part 2’ (2015).
Major Works by Song
Song Hye-Kyo’s first major work on television was the 2000 South Korean romantic drama TV series ‘Autumn in My Heart’. The series was directed by Yoon-Seok Ho. Song was the lead actress in this Tv Series, the show also featured several other actors, including Song Seong-Heon, Won Bin, Han Chae-Young, and Han Na-Na. Not only is the show hugely popular, but it is also considered a pioneer in the Korean melodramatic series. Song won three awards for her performance in the series.
She played the title role in the 2007 biographical drama film ‘Hwang Jin Yi’. Directed by Chang Yoon-Hyun, the film is based on the 2002 novel Jhwangjini ‘about Hwang Jin-Yi’s famous etiquette. The other actors in the film are Yoo Ji-tae, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Youn Yuh-Jung. The film has won numerous awards and nominations.
‘Descendants of the Sun’, a popular 2016 South Korean television series in which Song is one of the main characters. Directed by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon, the show was hugely popular not only in South Korea but also internationally. The show has won several awards, including five at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, three at the 11th Seoul International Drama Awards, and eight at the 30th KBS Drama Awards.
Song’s Awards and achievements
Song Hye-Kyo’s great acting talent has won her many awards and nominations.
- She won the Most Popular Actress (TV) Award at the 37th Baeksang Arts Awards in 2001.
- In 2003, she won the SBS Drama Award for Top Excellence Award (Actress) for her role in ‘All In’.
- She received three KBS Drama Awards for her performance in ‘Full House’ the following year. ‘
- In 2016, She won Daesang (Grand Prize), the highest award at the KS Drama Awards with his co-star Song Jong-ki.
Personal life of Song Hye-Kyo
In 2003, it was confirmed that Song Hye-Kyo was in a relationship with actor Lee Byung-hun. However, the next year they broke down.
In 2009, she dated actor Hyun Bin. The couple split in early 2011.
In July 2017, Song Hye-Kyo announced that she was dating actor Song Jong-ki, with whom she co-starred in the TV series ‘Descendants of the Sun’.
In addition to acting, she is also involved with Korea Animal Rights Advocates, an animal welfare organization based in South Korea. She is a big contributor to philanthropic and social causes.