Son Tae-young

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Son.
Son Tae-young
Son Tae-Young.jpg
Born (1980-08-19) August 19, 1980 (age 36)
Daegu, South Korea
Other names Sohn Tae-young
Education Sangmyung University - Major in Dance
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-present
Agent H8 Company (2013-present)
Spouse(s) Kwon Sang-woo (m. 2008)
Children 2
Korean name
Hangul 손태영
Revised Romanization Son Tae-yeong
McCune–Reischauer Son Taeyŏng

Son Tae-young (born August 19, 1980) is a South Korean actress and former Miss Korea.[1]


As Miss Daegu, Son Tae-young placed second runner-up (or third place) at the Miss Korea pageant in 2000.[2] She was the country's representative at the 2000 Miss International pageant, where she won 1st runner-up and Miss Photogenic.[3][4]

Son later turned to acting, appearing in the films Sad Movie (2005),[5][6][7] the critically acclaimed The Railroad (2007),[8][9][10] and Crazy Waiting (2008). Son is more prolific in television, with starring and supporting roles in dramas such as One Million Roses (2003), Two Wives (2009),[11] You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin (2013),[12][13] and Into the Flames (2014).[14]

In 2014, Son played the leading role of a wife with a cheating husband in the Chinese romantic comedy film Love War, opposite Hu Bing and Winston Chao.[15][16]

Known for her sense of style, she has also hosted several beauty and fashion programs, among them Son Tae-young's Life Magazine (2008),[17] Actress House - Season 2 (2011),[18][19] and Son Tae-young's W Show! (2013).[20][21]

Personal life[edit]

She previously dated songwriter Joo Young-hoon, actors Shin Hyun-joon and Yoon Tae-young, singer Tim and music video director Cool K.[22][23]

Son married actor Kwon Sang-woo at the Shilla Hotel on September 28, 2008.[22][23][24][25][26] On February 6, 2009, she gave birth to a son, christened as Luke (nicknamed Rookie).[27] Their second child, a daughter, was born on January 10, 2015.[16][28][29]

Son's older sister Son Hye-im, also a former Miss Korea, is married to pianist/composer Yiruma.[23]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2001 Pure Heart Cha Da-hye KBS2
2002 Remember Shin Ji-eun MBC
2003 One Million Roses Park Hye-ran KBS2
2004 Banjun Drama "Romance Solver" SBS
Banjun Drama "Cute Hostage" SBS
2005 Marrying a Millionaire Jung Soo-min SBS
2006 Yeon Gaesomun Hong Bol-hwa SBS
Freeze Ehwa CGV
2007 I Am Sam Shin So-yi KBS2
2008 Drama City "Love Hunt, Thirty Minus Three"[30] Yi-kyung KBS2
Iljimae Lee Yeon SBS
2009 Two Wives Han Ji-sook SBS
2013 Queen of Ambition room salon customer
(cameo, episode 2)[31][32]
You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin Lee Hye-shin KBS2
2014 Into the Flames Kumiko TV Chosun
2016 The K2 Uhm Hye-rin tvN
2017 You Are Too Much Hong Yoon-hee MBC


Year Title Role Notes
2003 My Daddy cameo short film
2004 Ghost House Soo-kyung
2005 Sad Movie Choi Suk-hyun
2006 3 Colors Love Story[33][34] Yoo-mi segment: "I Can Hear the Memory"
2007 The Railroad Lee Han-na
2008 Crazy Waiting Kim Hyo-jung
2014 Love War

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2000 야!한밤에 KBS2 MC
2001 Movies and Popcorn KBS2 MC
Section TV MBC MC
Inkigayo (Popular Music) SBS MC
2008 Son Tae-young's Life Magazine Dong-A TV MC
2011-2012 Actress House - Season 2 Fashion N MC
2011 Entertainment Inside Channel A MC[35]
K-PopCon Channel A
2013 Son Tae-young's W Show! KBS W MC
2015 Running Man SBS Ep. 264-Guest

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2002 "La La La" Lee Soo-young
2003 "Because I'm a Girl" Kiss
2005 "추억은 시간이 지운다" Youme
2008 "Always with Me"[10] Revi


Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2000 44th Miss Korea Pageant 2nd Runner-up (Miss International Korea) N/A Won
40th Miss International Pageant 1st Runner-up N/A Won
Miss Photogenic N/A Won
2003 KBS Drama Awards[36] Popularity Award One Million Roses Won


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  2. ^ Han, Hyeon-woo (29 May 2000). "Kim Sa-rang Crowned Miss Korea 2000". The Chosun Ilbo. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ Constantino, Ronald (19 November 2000). "Miss International 2000 Update". Philippine Headline News Online. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  4. ^ Cho, Jae-hyon (30 November 2009). "Seo Eun-Mi Draws Keen Attention From Netizens". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  5. ^ Yang, Sung-jin (13 October 2005). "Star-studded Sad Movie not so sad". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  6. ^ Jeong, Su-jin (2 May 2006). "Sad movie, but pretty faces". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  7. ^ "Actors Sohn Tae-yung and Lee Ki-woo to Visit Thailand". KBS Global. 21 July 2006. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  8. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (23 April 2007). "Pusan Selection The Railroad's Domestic Release". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  9. ^ Yi, Chang-ho (6 December 2007). "The Railroad Wins Two Awards at Torino Fest". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  10. ^ a b Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (29 January 2008). "Actress Sohn Praised". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  11. ^ Oh, Jean (4 May 2009). "Single mothers and baseball coming to small screen". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2014-11-10. 
  12. ^ Ho, Stewart (29 January 2013). "Son Tae Young to Play IU's Sister on You're the Best Lee Soon Shin". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  13. ^ Lee, Sun-min (20 August 2013). "Son Tae-young pledges to show "mature acting"". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-08-20. 
  14. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (14 February 2014). "Son Tae-young joins Flames". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-02-14. 
  15. ^ "S. Korean stars thrive in Chinese films". The Korea Herald. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  16. ^ a b Lee, Sun-min (24 July 2014). "Kwon, Son confirm second pregnancy". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  17. ^ Han, Sang-hee (22 July 2008). "Stars Offer Trendy Tips Through Programs". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  18. ^ "Son Tae-yeong reveals family album". Hancinema. 1 September 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  19. ^ "Son Tae-young to walk runway at fashion show in China". 10Asia. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  20. ^ Ho, Stewart (14 January 2013). "Son Tae Young Cast as MC of KBS' New Program for Women". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  21. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (15 January 2013). "Son Tae-young lands her own show". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  22. ^ a b "Kwone, Son to Tie the Knot on Sept. 28". The Chosun Ilbo. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  23. ^ a b c Lee, Hyo-won (18 July 2008). "Kwon, Sohn to Wed in Sept.". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  24. ^ "Kwon Vows to be a Passionate and Devoted Husband". KBS Global. 21 July 2008. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  25. ^ Han, Sang-hee (28 September 2008). "Actors Kwon, Sohn Tie Knot". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  26. ^ "Kwon Sang-woo & Son Tae-young Say "I Do"". KBS Global. 29 September 2008. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  27. ^ Kim, Jessica (27 January 2010). "Kwon Sang-woo, Sohn Tae-young reveal son's pics". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  28. ^ "Kwon Sang-woo, Son Tae-young expect second child". The Korea Herald. 23 July 2014. Retrieved 2014-07-25. 
  29. ^ Sung, So-young (12 January 2015). "Son Tae-young has baby girl". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-01-14. 
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  31. ^ Ho, Stewart (10 January 2013). "Son Tae Young to Cameo in Yawang For Husband, Kwon Sang Woo". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  32. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (16 January 2013). "Son Tae Young Shouts at Kwon Sang Woo for Looking Like Her Husband on Yawang". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  33. ^ "Korean News in Brief - August 19: Audible Memories, Losing Love". Twitch Film. 20 August 2005. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  34. ^ "KT releases Valentine's film shorts". Korea JoongAng Daily. 5 February 2006. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  35. ^ "Son Tae Young sexy outfit, the surprise is in the back". KpopFever. 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  36. ^ "2003 KBS Drama Awards". KBS Drama Awards (in Korean). Retrieved 2013-05-01.

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