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).
- Real Name: Song Hye Kyo (송혜교)
- Stage Name: Song Hye Kyo
- English Name: Lorraine Song
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- Birthday: November 22, 1981
- Birthplace: Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: Korean
- Height: 161 cm (5’3″)
- Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Catholic
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Sejong University
- Hobbies: Traveling, Figure skating, Swimming, Shopping, Watching movies, Knitting, Collecting perfumes.
- Parents: –
- Siblings: –
- Boyfriend: Lee Byung Hun (2003-2004), Hyun Bin (2008-2011)
- Husband: Song Joong Ki (2017-2019)
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- Instagram: @kyo1122
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- 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.
Pics of Song Hye Kyo
1. Hye Kyo always looks so rich and glamorous
2. She is such a boss lady
3. Love the simple and soft look
4. She makes a great model
5. Hye Kyo also looks amazing in blue jeans
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.