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Song Hye-kyo
Song Hye-kyo.jpg
In October 2008
Born (1981-11-22) November 22, 1981 (age 35)
Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea[1]
Education Sejong University
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Agent United Artists Agency
Spouse(s) Song Joong Ki
Website Website
Korean name
Hangul
Hanja [2]
Revised Romanization Song Hye-gyo
McCune–Reischauer Song Hye-kyo

Song Hye-kyo (born November 22, 1981) is a South Korean actress. She gained popularity through her leading roles in television dramas Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013) and Descendants of the Sun (2016) which achieved pan-Asia success. She has also starred in films Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), My Brilliant Life (2014) and The Queens (2015).

In 2017, she ranked 7th in Forbes magazine's Korea Power Celebrity list.[3] The success of Song's television dramas internationally established her as a top Hallyu star.

Early life and education[edit]

When Song was born, she was sick and her parents and doctors thought that she would not survive. Upon her recovery, Song's parents registered her birth on February 26, 1982 (instead of her actual birthdate, November 22, 1981).[4]

Song's parents divorced when she was a young girl, and she was raised by her mother.[5] They moved from her birthplace in Daegu to the Gangnam District in Seoul, where she trained as a figure skater in elementary school, but quit when she was in the eighth grade.[6] Though Song considered herself shy and introverted, she was described by her high school teacher as having a "cheerful character, she mixed well with her friends and was always in a bright mood."[7][8] Song Hye-kyo attended college at Sejong University, where she majored in Film Arts.

Career[edit]

1996–2004: Breakthrough and international fame[edit]

In 1996, the 14-year-old Song, then a third-year junior high school student, won first place in the SunKyung Smart Model Contest, and she made her entertainment debut as a model for the school uniform company.[9] This led to her being cast in a small role in her first television drama, First Love. She would continue to appear in a string of various dramas and sitcoms, notably Soonpoong Clinic. But it wasn't until the KBS 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 ratings success, pioneering a trend in Korean melodramatic series and launching a fever that is commonly referred to as the "Korean Wave" and leading to Song becoming a Hallyu star.[10]

In 2003, her popularity continued to climb when she played a leading role alongside Lee Byung-hun in the gambling drama All In, which drew solid viewership ratings nationwide throughout its run with a peak viewer rating of 47.7 percent. The following year, she co-starred with singer Rain in the hit romantic comedy series Full House. The drama achieved pan-asia success and established Song as one of the most well-known Korean actress in Asia.[11][10]

2005–2012: Film debut and overseas ventures[edit]

Early 2005, Song went to San Francisco to study English, and later traveled to Seattle. Song took time off to recharge herself after the successful asia drama Full House. "I have had a good rest. It was a good opportunity to reflect on myself," said Song. Song returned to Korea on March 5 2005.[12] The same year, Song made her big-screen debut in My Girl and I (a Korean remake of Crying Out Love in the Center of the World), which was panned by audiences and critics alike. Vocal about her dissatisfaction with typecasting in the roles she was being offered,[13] Song proved in the following year that she took on different roles.

In October 2008

She returned to the big-screen in 2007, as the titular gisaeng in the film adaptation of Hwang Jin Yi.[14][15] Because they found Song's image "too cute," Jun Ji-hyun and Soo Ae were the producers' original choices for the role, but Song went on a rigorous diet and surprised them with her will and desire to be Hwang Jini.[16] A year later, she made her American debut in the Hollywood indie Make Yourself at Home (formerly titled Fetish), a psychological thriller about a girl who was born to a shaman mother and tries to flee her fate by becoming an immigrant bride in the U.S.[17][18] Despite Song's attempts to challenge herself, both films underwhelmed at the box office.[19][20]

She made her TV comeback in late 2008 with The World That They Live In (also known as Worlds Within), a series set at a broadcast station in which Song and Hyun Bin played drama PDs who work together and fall in love.[21][22]

In 2010, she starred in Camellia, an omnibus pic made up of three short films directed by three Asian directors. Each episode is set in the past, present and future of the city of Busan. In the film's final segment Love for Sale, Song and Kang Dong-won played former lovers who forget their memories about each other which later leads them to a fatal destiny.[23]

Considered one of Korea's most beautiful women,[24][25] in early 2011 Song released the photobook Song Hye-kyo's 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.[26][27][28]

Song then played a documentary filmmaker who finds the strength to forgive the 17-year-old boy who killed her fiance but instead of redemption finds only greater tragedy in A Reason to Live (Korean title: Today), which after several delays was released in October 2011.[29] Song was a huge fan of director Lee Jeong-hyang and had actively sought her out,[30] and though she had difficulty getting into character,[31] Song said she fell in love with the script[32][33] and felt her acting had matured.[34] She considers the film "a turning point" in her life.[35][36][37][38]

In 2011, she 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-essay book in 2012 titled It's Time for Hye-kyo.[39]

Song then played a supporting role in The Grandmaster, Chinese director Wong Kar-wai's biographical film about Bruce Lee's kung fu master Ip Man, for which she learned Cantonese and martial arts.[40][41][42] She later admitted there had been "a bit of friction and misunderstanding" with Wong while filming, but that the difficulties helped her mature.[43]

2013–present: Career resurgence[edit]

Song reunited with the writer and director of Worlds Within in That Winter, the Wind Blows, a 2013 remake of 2002 Japanese drama Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu ("I Don't Need Love, Summer"). She played a blind heiress in the melodrama, opposite a con man pretending to be her long-lost brother (played by Jo In-sung). That Winter, the Wind Blows placed number one in its timeslot during most of its run, and Song and Jo were praised for their performances.[44][45][46][47] Song won the Daesang (or "Grand Prize"), the highest award for television, at the 2nd APAN Star Awards.[48]

In December 2016

In 2014, Song reunited with Kang Dong-won in My Brilliant Life, E J-yong's film adaptation of Kim Aeran's bestselling novel My Palpitating Life about a couple who watched their son suffering from progeria grow prematurely old.[49][50][51][52][53]

Romantic epic The Crossing was Song's second Chinese film to be released and was directed by John Woo (Woo's longtime friend and producer Terence Chang has been managing Song's overseas activities since 2008). Previously titled 1949 and Love and Let Love, the long-gestating project had originally been announced at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008,[54][55][56] then cancelled in 2009,[57] and revived again in 2011.[58][59] Woo's recovery from tonsil tumor removal in 2012 led to another delay due to scheduling conflicts among the cast,[60][61] and Song finally began filming in June 2013.[62] The Crossing is based on the true story of the Taiping steamer collision and follows six characters and their intertwining love stories in Taiwan and Shanghai during the 1930s; Song played the daughter of a wealthy banker.[63][64][65]

Another Chinese film followed in 2015, The Queens, a contemporary romantic comedy about three cosmopolitan women – an actress, a PR specialist and a gallery manager – who manipulate friends and put down their enemies as they play the game of love. Also starring Joe Chen and Vivian Wu, it was actress Annie Yi's directorial debut.[66][67]

In 2016, Song starred in the mega-hit romantic comedy series Descendants of the Sun, an intense drama about an army captain (played by Song Joong-ki)and a surgeon who fall in love while working amidst disaster-torn areas.[68][69] The drama was incredibly popular in Korea with a peak viewership rating of 41.6% and in Asia, where it was viewed 2.5 billion times on iQiyi.[70][71] The popularity of the drama reestablished Song as a leader of the Hallyu,[10] and she topped popularity polls in Asia[72] and was noted for her immense brand recognition in South Korea.[73] Song won Daesang (Grand Prize), the highest award at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards along with her co-star, Song Joong-ki.[74]

Personal life[edit]

Relationships[edit]

In April 2003, Song and actor Lee Byung-hun declared to the public that they were in a relationship. In June 2004, they decided to break up.[75][76]

In August 2009, Song and actor Hyun Bin were confirmed to be dating. They had been dating since June 2009. In March 2011, their agencies announced that Song and actor Hyun had split up in early 2011.[77][78]

On July 5, 2017, it was announced in a joint statement by their respective agencies that Song and her Descendants of the Sun (2016) co-star Song Joong-ki were engaged, and are scheduled to wed on October 31, 2017.[79][80][81]

Legal[edit]

In August 2014, Song made a public apology for committing tax evasion, arguing that her accountant had mishandled her paper work without her knowledge, with her omitted income tax from 2009 to 2011 totaling ₩2.56 billion. She said that after receiving a notification from the National Tax Service, she paid the full amount with additional fines in the amount of ₩3.8 billion (US$3.7 million) in October 2012.[82][83][84][85][86]

Other activities[edit]

Song actively participates in voluntary work, especially with animals.[87] She participates in activities related by KARA regularly.

Song is also known for her frequent and large social donations.[88][89][90]

Collaboration with Professor Seo Kyung-duk[edit]

A representative from Song's agency said, "Because Song has travelled extensively for work, she has become aware of how important it is for tourists to be able to read information in their own language.”[91] So, Song in collaboration with professor Seo Kyung-duk of Sungshin Women's University have decided to donate brochure or information in Korean to various historic Korean sites, art galleries and museums in the world. Professor Seo praised Song who is supporting her country quietly.[92]

Filmography[edit]

Television dramas[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1995 New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Know bit part KBS2
1996-1997 First Love one of the students being tutored by Hyo-kyung
1997 Happy Morning Oh Ye-boon
Beautiful Face bit part SBS
70-minute Drama: When They Met extra
One of a Pair extra MBC
1997–1998 Wedding Dress granddaughter KBS2
1998-1999 Six Siblings Choi Eun-shil MBC
1998–2000 Soonpoong Clinic Oh Hye-kyo SBS
1998 White Nights 3.98 young Hong Jung-yeon
Deadly Eyes Oh Jung-ah
1998–1999 How Am I? Ye-rin
1999–2000 Marching Song Hye-kyo
Sweet Bride Kim Young-hee
2000 Autumn in My Heart Yoon/Choi Eun-seo KBS2
2001 Hotelier Kim Yoon-hee MBC
Guardian Angel Jung Da-so SBS
2003 All In Min Su-yeon/Angela
2004 Sunlight Pours Down Ji Yeon-woo
Full House Han Ji-eun KBS2
2008 Worlds Within Joo Joon-young
2013 That Winter, the Wind Blows Oh Young SBS
2016 Descendants of the Sun Kang Mo-yeon KBS2

Films[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2005 My Girl and I Bae Su-eun
2007 Hwang Jin Yi Hwang Jin-yi
2008 Make Yourself at Home Sookhy American indie film
2010 Camellia – "Love for Sale" Bo-ra Omnibus film
2011 Countdown pretty girl, (poster) Special appearance
A Reason to Live Da-hye
2013 The Grandmaster Zhang Yongcheng Chinese film
2014 My Brilliant Life Choi Mi-ra
The Crossing: Part 1 Zhou Yunfen Chinese film
2015 The Queens Annie
The Crossing: Part 2 Zhou Yunfen

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Title Artist Co-star
1996 "This Promise" Kim Soo-keun
2000 "Curious Destiny" Shin Sung-woo Shin Sung-woo
"Once Upon a Day" Kim Bum-soo Song Seung-heon, Ji Jin-hee

Educational, music, radio and entertainment shows[edit]

Year Title Role Network
1998 GO! Our Heaven MBC
1998 Inkigayo Live 20 Host with Park Soo-hong SBS
1999-2000 Our Happy Saturday Host
2000 Music Bank Host with Lee Hwi-jae KBS
2001 Mnet KM Music Festival Host with Cha Tae-hyun Mnet
2007 She's Olive: Song Hye-kyo in Paris Herself O'live
Guerilla Date Guest KBS
Blue Night with Sung Si-kyung MBC FM4U
2008 Gutannubo Fuji TV
2009 Good Morning Panda (Documentary) Narrator EBS
2011 Cultwo Show Guest SBS Power FM
Blue Night with An Jung-yup MBC FM4U
Bae Cheol-soo's Music Camp
2016 May, the Children (Documentary) Narrator KBS1

Discography[edit]

Year Song Title Notes
2012 "Switch: Be White" duet with John Park (single) for Laneige ads

Books[edit]

Year Title Type Publisher ISBN
2011 Song Hye-kyo's Moment Photo Book Nangman Books 9788994842127
2012 It's Time for Hye-kyo Photo Essay 9788994842226

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
1996 SunKyung Smart Model Contest Grand Prize N/A Won [112]
1998 SBS Drama Awards Best New Actress in a Sitcom Soonpoong Clinic, How Am I? Won
2000 KBS Drama Awards Photogenic Award, Actress Autumn in My Heart Won
Popularity Award, Actress Won
2001 37th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actress (TV) Won [113]
Best New Actress (TV) Nominated
Gold Song Awards (Hong Kong) Top Korean Star N/A Won
16th Golden Disk Awards Popular Music Video Award Kim Bum-soo's Once Upon a Day Won [114][115]
SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars Guardian Angel Won
SBSi Award Won
2002 CETV Awards Top 10 Asian Entertainers N/A Won [116]
2003 SBS Drama Awards Top 10 Stars All In Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress Won
2004 KBS Drama Awards Best Couple with Rain Full House Won [117]
Popularity Award, Actress Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress Won
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Nominated
2006 42nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress (Film) My Girl and I Nominated [118]
43rd Grand Bell Awards Best New Actress Nominated [119]
2007 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best Actress Hwang Jin Yi Nominated [120]
6th Korean Film Awards Best New Actress Won [121][122]
2008 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Worlds Within Nominated
2009 Shanghai New Entertainment All Star Charity Awards Most Charming Charity Star Award N/A Won
43rd Taxpayer's Day Prime Minister's Commendation N/A Won [123]
2011 12th Women in Film Korea Awards Best Actress A Reason to Live Won [124][125]
2013 49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) That Winter, the Wind Blows Nominated [126]
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Drama Star – Female Nominated [127][128]
8th Seoul International Drama Awards Outstanding Korean Actress Nominated
6th Korea Drama Awards Daesang (Grand Prize) Nominated [129]
2nd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
Daesang (Grand Prize) Won [48]
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Won [130]
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple with Jo In-sung Nominated
2016 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actress (TV) Descendants of the Sun Nominated [131]
Most Popular Actress (TV) Won [132][133]
iQiyi Global Star Award Won [134]
5th APAN Star Awards Daesang (Grand Prize) Nominated [135]
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
Best Couple with Song Joong-ki Won [136][137]
7th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards President's Award N/A Won [138][139]
1st Asia Artist Awards Best Artist Award, Actress Descendants of the Sun Nominated
30th KBS Drama Awards Daesang (Grand Prize) Won [140][141]
Top Excellence Award, Actress Nominated
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Nominated
Best Couple with Song Joong-ki Won
Asia Best Couple with Song Joong-ki Won

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