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Song Hye Kyo is a South Korean actress. She gained popularity when she played in notable dramas, such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), Descendants of the Sun (2016), and The Glory (2022).

Career

In 1996, Song Hye Kyo participated in SunKyung Smart Model Contest. She ended up winning the competition and became a model for their school uniform.

This experience led her into getting some acting roles. She made her debut in 1996, getting small role in the TV series First Love.

She would then go on to star in many TV series, mostly in supporting roles.

This actress began to gain recognition in 2000. At the time, she got a role in the drama Autumn in My Heart.

It was a hit domestically and across Asia, pioneering the Korean wave trend. As one of the star, Hye Kyo also gained massive popularity.

The woman from Daegu continued to see a rise in popularity over the next few years. She starred in many hit series such as All In (2003) and Full House (2004).

But she also had some underwhelming projects in the film Hwang Jin Yi (2007) and Make Yourself at Home (2008).

Following her slum in late 2000s, Hye Kyo made a comeback in 2013 with That Winter, the Wind Blows.

Her performance in the hit series was widely praised. She even won Daesang at APAN Star Awards.

Her biggest role yet later came in 2016. She got the lead female role in Descendants of the Sun.

The TV series was unbelievably popular across Asia, bringing another Korean wave. Hye Kyo soon became known as the leader of Hallyu (Korean Wave).

She went on a 2-year hiatus after Descendants of the Sun. She came back to play a small romantic, melodrama series. Encounter, along with Park Bogum.

In 2021, she played in another romantic drama, Now, We Are Breaking Up.

Hye Kyo then made a bang in 2022 when she played as the lead role in Netflix series, The Glory. The series gained popularity quickly and she was praised by the critics and fans for her performance as a victim of bullying seeking revenge on her bullies.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Song Hye Kyo (송혜교)
  • Stage Name: Song Hye Kyo
  • English Name: Lorraine Song
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: November 22, 1981
  • Birthplace: Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Sejong University
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Figure skating, Swimming, Shopping, Watching movies, Knitting, Collecting perfumes.
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  • Instagram: @kyo1122
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  • Youtube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances

  • Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
  • Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: 34-25-34 inches
  • Shoe Size: 8 US
  • Dress Size: –

Family

  • Father: Song Dae-seob
  • Mother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Brother: –

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Lee Byung Hun

The couple started dating after filming the 2003 drama, All In, together.

However, they split after 13 months because Hye Kyo didn’t want to get married to focus on her career.

Hyun Bin

Hye Kyo and Hyun Bin both starred in the 2008 drama, The Way They Live. Because of this, there were many dating rumors that were finally confirmed to be true.

In 2011, Hyun Bin’s agency announced the split because both actors had hectic schedules and overwhelming public attention.

Song Joong Ki 

The famous Song-Song couple dated after they met in the set of Descendants of the Sun. They started dating in February of 2015 before the drama began filming.

The couple haad their grand wedding in 31 October 2017, with the attendance of families, friends and famous fellow actors.

However, the heartbreaking news of their divorce came in July 2019 as the couple found they were too different from one another.

Net Worth

Song Hye Kyo is one of the highest paid star in the industry with an estimated net worth of $20 million to $25 million.

She earns from the success of her acting career, such as in 2022 when The Glory became an instant hit. Hye Kyo also has many endorsements and is notably the first ever brand ambassador of Fendi.

Controversies

Committing Tax Evasion

Following the National Tax Service of South Korea’s administration investigation by a politician, Song Hye Kyo’s revealed to claim undocumented expenses and therefore commit tax evasion.

She made a public apology towards accusations that she filed underpaid income tax in 2009 to 2011, that summed up to ₩2.56 billion, claiming that her accountant making mistakes while handling the paperwork without her knowing.

She paid the owed amount plus penalties that totaled up to ₩3.8 billion or around $3.7 million.

She was billed once more in April 2014 for understatement in her 2008 tax report filing, which resulted in her paying ₩700 million.

Plastic Surgery 

It has not been proven that Hye Kyo did any plastic surgery. In fact, plastic surgeons would analyze her face and consider her a natural beauty.

Facts

  • Hye Kyo is signed under United Artists Agency.
  • She was a very sickly baby.
  • Her parents and the doctor didn’t think she would survive.
  • Her mother and father got divorced when she was still young.
  • She went on to live with her mother at Gangnam Districk in Seoul.
  • She used to dream of becoming an athlete.
  • During elementary school, this actress trained in figure skating until eventually quit in eighth grade.
  • She sees herself as an introvert and shy person.
  • But according to her high school teacher, she’s quite cheerful and sociable.
  • Hye Kyo is known to be a graceful and elegant person.
  • She also has quirky and fun personalities that not many people has seen.
  • She often participates in voluntary works, especially involving animals.
  • The woman from Daegu also often makes large donations to charities.
  • She has released two books: a photobook titled Song Hye-kyo’s Moment (2011) and a photo essay It’s Time for Hye-kyo (2012).
  • During the peak of her career, she had a break for around two years in order to learn English.
  • The Hallyu leader can speak Cantonese.
  • She idolizes BIGBANG.
  • She likes going shopping.
  • Hermès is her most favorite brand.
  • She loves spending her time by watching movies and knitting.
  • She likes collecting various perfumes.
  • Her favorite sport is swimming.
  • She enjoys traveling to different places.
  • She is quite a modest person.
  • Hye Kyo had dated several of her co-stars such as Lee Byung Hun in 2003, Hyun Bin in 2008, and Song Joong Ki in 2016.
  • She got married to Song Joong Ki in October 2017, but the two got divorced in July 2019.
  • Her ideal type is a man who respects her job and can make her feel comfortable.

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Movies

  • The Crossing: Part 2 (2015), as Zhou Yunfen
  • The Queens (2015), as Annie
  • The Crossing: Part 1 (2014), as Zhou Yunfen
  • My Brilliant Life (2014), as Choi Mi Ra
  • The Grandmaster (2013), as Zhang Yongcheng
  • A Reason to Live (2011), as Da Hye
  • Countdown (2011), as pretty girl
  • Camellia – “Love for Sale” (2010), as Bo Ra
  • Make Yourself at Home (2008), as Sookhy
  • Hwang Jin Yi (2007), as Hwang Jin Yi
  • My Girl and I (2005), as Bae Su Eun

Drama Series

  • The Price of Confession (TBA), as Ahn Yoon Su
  • The Glory (Netflix), as Moon Dong Eun
  • Now, We Are Breaking Up (SBS | 2021–2022), as Ha Young Eun
  • Encounter (tvN | 2018–2019), as Cha Soo Hyun
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as Kang Mo Yeon
  • That Winter, the Wind Blows (SBS | 2013), as Oh Young
  • Worlds Within (KBS | 2008), as Joo Joon Young
  • Full House (KBS | 2004), as Han Ji Eun
  • Sunlight Pours Down (SBS | 2004), as Ji Yeon Woo
  • All In (SBS | 2003), as Min Su Yeon / Angela
  • Guardian Angel (SBS | 2001), as Jung Da So
  • Hotelier (MBC | 2001), as Kim Yoon Hee
  • Autumn in My Heart (KBS2 | 2000), as Yoon / Choi Eun Seo
  • Sweet Bride (1999–2000), as Kim Young Hee
  • Marching (1999–2000), as Song Hye Kyo
  • How Am I? (1998–1999), as Ye Rin
  • Deadly Eyes (1998), as Oh Jung Ah
  • White Nights 3.98 (SBS | 1998), as young Hong Jung Yeon
  • Soonpoong Clinic (1998–2000), as Oh Hye Kyo
  • Six Siblings (1998–1999), as Choi Eun Shil
  • Wedding Dress (1997–1998), as granddaughter
  • One of a Pair (1997)
  • 70-minute Drama: When They Met (1997)
  • Beautiful Face (1997)
  • Happy Morning (1997), as Oh Ye Boon
  • First Love (KBS | 1996–1997), as one of the students being tutored by Hyo-kyung
  • New Generation Report: Adults Don’t Know (1995)

TV Shows

  • May, the Children (2016), as Narrator
  • Good Morning Panda (2009), as Narrator
  • She’s Olive: Song Hye-kyo in Paris (2007), as Herself
  • Mnet KM Music Festival (Mnet | 2001), as Host
  • Music Bank (KBS2 | 2000), as Host
  • Our Happy Saturday (1999–2000), as Host
  • Inkigayo Live 20 (SBS | 1998), as Host

Quotes

“People assume that I’m girly. But people who know me say I’m more boyish.”

“Honestly, I do not care about my age.”

“I don’t believe love has borders. If I meet a nice man in China, I definitely think it’s possible.”

“I cry if something bad happens. I grab a drink with friends when I get stressed out. I travel. I sometimes lash out at my closest friends.”

“Just like how male actors get to play varied characters, I would also like to play characters that people don’t normally see female characters portraying on screen.”

“I don’t usually paint a big picture on what I’ll do in the future.”

“When I was younger, I liked guys who had a good personality and decent looks.”

“Sometimes I think, ‘I need to get married soon.’ Other days I think, ‘Why get married?'”

“I usually go to the swimming pool if I want to swim.”

“If I were to do a drama again, I would really like to work on a fatal melodrama, like a love that can’t be.”

“For dramas, I’ve become more careful because now there are specific works that you think of when you hear the name Song Hye-kyo.”

“I personally think that it is acceptable if I take a step forward and can act with more diverse expressions and feelings.”

Pics of Song Hye Kyo

1. Hye Kyo always looks so rich and glamorous

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2. She is such a boss lady

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3. Love the simple and soft look

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4. She makes a great model

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5. Hye Kyo also looks amazing in blue jeans

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FAQs

Who is Song Hye Kyo?

She is a South Korean actress. 

Who is Song Hye Kyo’s real name?

Her real name is Song Hye Kyo (송혜교).

What makes Song Hye Kyo famous?

She’s famous for her roles in notable dramas, such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), Descendants of the Sun (2016)and The Glory (2022).

Where is Song Hye Kyo from?

She was born in Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Song Hye Kyo?

She was born in 1981, and she is 42 years old as of 2023.

When Song Hye Kyo celebrates her birthday?

She celebrates on the 22nd of every November.

How tall is Song Hye Kyo?

Her height is 5’3″ or 161 cm.

Who are Song Hye Kyo’s parents?

Her father’s name is Song Dae-seob, but her mother’s name is not known.

Is Song Hye Kyo married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Song Hye Kyo’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriends are Lee Byung Hun and Hyun Bin.

Who is Song Hye Kyo’s ex-husband? 

Her ex-husband is Song Joong Ki.

How rich is Song Hye Kyo?

Her net worth is around $20 million to $25 million.

What is Song Hye Kyo nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Song Hye Kyo is without a doubt one of the most famous actress in South Korea. Her role in introducing the Korean wave to international audience has been really big as well.

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