Hye-kyo Song is a well-known South Korean actress. Her appearance in the South Korean television drama ‘Autumn in My Heart’ catapulted her to fame. The series, directed by Yoon Seok-ho, was a major hit and is regarded as a pioneer in Korean melodramatic television. Song’s performance earned her a slew of prizes and propelled her to stardom. She went on to star in additional TV shows like ‘Full House,’ ‘Worlds Within,’ and ‘That Winter, the Wind Blows.’ She has also appeared in a number of films. With a leading role in the film ‘My Girl and I,’ she made her debut appearance on the big screen. Jeon Yun-su directed the film, which was based on the novel ‘Socrates in Love.’ Her most recent film roles include the lead in the Chinese romantic comedy ‘The Queens.’ Annie Yi directed the film, which was based on a novel of the same name.
She is also working with the ‘Korea Animal Rights Advocates’ group in addition to acting. Song is also a philanthropist who supports a number of social concerns.
Childhood and Adolescence
Song Hye-kyo was born in South Korea on November 22, 1981, while her parents recorded her birth date as February 26, 1982. Her parents and doctors did not expect her to live because she was born unwell. Her parents split when she was a child, and she was reared by her mother for the most part.
She had a strong desire to be an actress since she was a child. She earned first place in the Sunkyung Smart Model Contest when she was fourteen years old. She was able to become a model for the school uniform firm as a result of this. She graduated from Sejong University with a degree in Film Arts and went on to pursue a full-time acting career.
Career of Song
When Song Hye-kyo worked as a model for a school uniform firm, she was able to earn a tiny role in the 1996 television series ‘First Love,’ which was her first acting role. She has acted in minor roles in a number of TV dramas over the years, including ‘Six Siblings,’ ‘Soonpoong Clinic,’ and ‘Sweet Bride.’ She rose to notoriety after starring in the television drama series ‘Autumn in My Heart’ as one of the major characters. The show, directed by Yoon Seok-ho, was extremely successful in South Korea. The sixteen-episode series aired from September through November of 2000.
She then starred in Jan Yong-TV Woo’s series ‘Hotelier,’ in which she had a major role. Her work was praised, and she was awarded the ‘MBC Drama Award’ for ‘Best Actress.’ The series aired for 20 episodes from April to June 2001. In the same year, she starred in the television series ‘Guardian Angel.’ The show was directed by Kim Young-sup and broadcast for sixteen episodes from August to September 2001.
Song participated in various TV shows in the following years, including ‘Sunlight Pours Down’ (2004), ‘Full Down’ (2004), and ‘Worlds Within’ (2004). (2008). In 2005, she made her film debut in the film ‘My Girl and I,’ in which she played the lead part. Jeon Yun-Sun directed the film, which was based on the novel ‘Socrates in Love.’
She next starred in the biographical drama film ‘Hwang Jin Yi’ in 2007, in which she played the major part. Chang Yoon-Hyun directed the film, which was based on the novel ‘Hwangjini’ from 2002. ‘Make Yourself at Home’ (2008), ‘A Reason to Live’ (2011), and ‘The Grandmaster’ are some of the other films she has appeared in over the years (2013).
In the meantime, she resumed her acting career on television. She made her acting debut in the melodramatic TV series ‘That Winter, the Wind Blows’ in 2013. The show was extremely successful and well-received, and it was nominated for multiple prizes.
In the television series ‘Descendents of the Sun,’ Song played a significant role. The series, directed by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon, was a great hit in South Korea. It was also nominated for a number of accolades. Her most recent film performances include ‘The Crossing: Part 1’ (2014), ‘The Queens’ (2015), and ‘The Crossing: Part 2’ (2016). (2015).
Major Projects of Song
‘Autumn in My Heart,’ a South Korean romantic drama TV series from 2000, was Song Hye-first kyo’s important work on television. Yoon-Seok Ho was in charge of the series’ direction. Song Seung-heon, Won Bin, Han Chae-young, and Han Na-na were among the cast members of the show, which also featured Song Seung-heon, Won Bin, Han Chae-young, and Han Na-na. Not only did the show become a tremendous hit, but it was also a pioneer in Korean melodramatic dramas. Song received three accolades for her work in the series.
In the 2007 biographical drama film ‘Hwang Jin Yi,’ she played the title role. The film was directed by Chang Yoon-Hyun and was based on the award-winning novel ‘Hwangjini’ by Chang Yoon-Hyun, which was about a famous courtesan named Hwang Jin-Yi. Yoo Ji-tae, Ryu Seung-ryong, and Youn Yuh-jung also appeared in the film. The film received numerous nominations and awards.
Song starred in one of the key roles in the popular 2016 South Korean television series ‘Descendants of the Sun.’ The drama, directed by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon, was a tremendous hit not only in South Korea but also internationally. Five awards were given out at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, three at the 11th Seoul International Drama Awards, and eight at the 30th KBS Drama Awards for the show.
Achievements & Awards
Song Hye-kyo has received numerous accolades and nominations for her outstanding acting abilities. In 2001, she was named Most Popular Actress (TV) at the 37th Baeksang Arts Awards. For her work in ‘All In,’ she won the SBS Drama Award for Top Excellence Award (Actress) in 2003. Her work in ‘Full House’ earned her three KBS Drama Awards the following year. In 2016, she and her co-star Song Joong-ki won the Daesang (Grand Prize) at the KBS Drama Awards, the highest honor.
Personal Experiences of Song
Song Hye-relationship kyo’s with actor Lee Byung-hun was confirmed in 2003. They did, however, break up the next year. She was rumored to be dating actor Hyun Bin in 2009. In early 2011, the pair called it quits. Song Hye-kyo began dating actor Song Joong-ki, with whom she had co-starred in the TV series ‘Descendants of the Sun,’ in July 2017. The wedding is set to take place on October 31, 2017.
Aside from performing, Song is recognized for her work with the ‘Korea Animal Rights Advocates,’ a South Korean animal protection organization. She is also a philanthropist who has made significant contributions to charitable issues.
Estimated Net Worth
Song Hye-kyo has a net worth of $20 million. Song Hye-kyo is a South Korean actress. In November 1981, Song Hye-kyo was born in the Daiseo District of Daegu, South Korea. Forbes magazine ranked her seventh on their list of Korea’s Power Celebrities in 2017. My Girl and I, Make Yourself at Home, Countdown, A Reason to Live, The Grandmaster, My Brilliant Life, The Crossing: Part 1, The Queens, and The Crossing: Part 2 are among the films in which Hye-kyo has appeared.