Song Joong Ki

Song Joong Ki - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Song Joong Ki started his acting career in 2008 with the movie A Frozen Flower. After playing a few small roles, he gained fame in 2010 when he starred in the drama series Sungkyunkwan Scandal.

That very year, he began showing up on the TV show Running Man, which quickly turned into a hit in South Korea. Unfortunately, he decided to quit the show the following year.

He gained further fame in 2012 after appearing in the movie A Werewolf Boy and the drama series The Innocent Man, where he played the lead role.

From 2013 to 2015, he enrolled for his compulsory military duty. After his release from the military, he was cast in the drama series Descendants of the Sun (2016).

The drama series received good reviews from viewers and became a hit all across the world. It was a turning point in his acting career.

Also, throughout his acting career, he has won various awards for his spectacular performance including eight KBS Drama Awards, one SBS Drama Award, and one Korean Producer Award.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Song Joong Ki (송중기)
  • Stage Name: Song Joong Ki (송중기)
  • Also Known as: Song Joong Gi, Song Jung Ki, Song Jung Gi
  • Nickname: Joong Ki (중기)
  • Birthday: September 19, 1985
  • Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 178 cm (5’10”)
  • Weight: 66 kg (122 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Sungkyunkwan University (Business Administration)
  • Hobbies: Watching TV shows, singing, playing sports
  • Parents: Song Yong Gak (Father)
  • Siblings: Song Seung Ki (Brother), Song Seul Ki (Sister)
  • Girlfriend: –
  • Wife: Song Hye Kyo (Married 2017 – 2019)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @hi_songjoongki
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Facts

  • Joong Ki used to be a short-track speed skater during his school days for a total of ten years.
  • He once won awards at the National Sports Festival and a few big sports gatherings.
  • Joong Ki suffered from an ankle injury when he was in junior high school and had to give up his career as an athlete.
  • Korean netizens named him pretty boy and flower boy.
  • At university, he was known for having the best face and referred to as ‘umchina’ which is the term used to describe someone who is perfect in everything.
  • He was a straight-A student and a body president at school.
  • Joong Ki was scouted by an agency when he was preparing for his college entrance exam in Seoul.
  • He made his debut as an actor by starring in an erotic movie.
  • Joong Ki is friends with a lot of famous actors such as Cha Tae Hyun, Jo In Sung, and Park Bo Gum.
  • During his time in the military, he was a stellar soldier.
  • When he served his military duty, he was sent to the DMZ to perform several reconnaissance and stakeout operations.
  • He published a book about skincare for men in South Korea in 2010 and re-published it in Japan in 2013.
  • Joong Ki admitted that he is not tech-savvy.
  • He wanted to become a diplomat when he was a kid.
  • Before debuting as an actor, he thought of becoming a staff member at a broadcasting company.
  • He cries out easily.
  • His fan club’s name is ‘Ki Aile’ which means Song Joong Ki’s wings.
  • Initially, his parents were against his decision to become an actor.
  • He cannot handle alcohol very well.
  • Joong Ki said he prefers to have a long-term relationship with only one person.
  • He divorced his ex-wife, who is also an actress, because of the difference in their personalities.
  • Besides acting, he is also good at singing.
  • He is the middle child in the family.
  • Joong Ki looks a lot younger than his actual age.
  • He is known for his kind personality.
  • Joong Ki managed to score 380 out of 400 points on his college entrance test.
  • His interest in pursuing a career as an actor came when he was still in high school.
  • He said his secret to flawless skin is by eating apples and yogurt and doing a basic skincare routine every day.
  • His MBTI is ENFJ.
  • He has been contributing to charities and good causes since 2011.
  • His Instagram account is handled by his agency.
  • He often goes to temples to seek peace for his mind.
  • He went to the same high school as rapper Reddy.
  • Joong Ki is a member of the actor gang alongside fellow actors Jo In Sung, Lim Joo Hwan, Bae Seong Woo, Lee Kwang Soo, Kim Woo Bin, Kim Ki Bang, and D.O. from the boy group EXO.
  • He is a fan of the baseball club Hanwha Eagles.
  • Joong Ki admitted that he is bad at dancing.
  • He can handle spicy food.
  • Joong Ki was a shy kid so his parents encouraged him to join various social activities.
  • He suffered from a fractured wrist and ruptured ACL while filming the drama series Descendants of the Sun (2016).
  • Joong Ki and fellow actor Lee Kwang Soo are best friends.
  • His ideal type is a cute and sexy woman who has long hair.
  • His net worth is around $21 million.

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Movies

  • Hwaran (TBA), as the main character
  • Bogota: City of the Lost (2022), as Gook Hee
  • Space Sweepers (2021), as Kim Tae Ho
  • The Battleship Island (2017), as Park Moo Young
  • A Werewolf Boy (2012), as Cheol Su
  • The Grand Heist (2012), as Adult Jung Goon
  • Pengi and Sommi (2012), as the narrator
  • Rio (2011), as Blu
  • Penny Pinchers (2011), as Chun Ji Woong
  • Hearty Paws 2 (2010), as Dong Wook
  • The Case of Itaewon Homicide (2009), as Jo Jung Pil
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Yoo Jae Hyuk
  • A Frozen Flower (2008), as No Tak

Drama Series

  • The Youngest Son of a Conglomerate (JTBC | 2022), as Yoon Hyun Woo
  • Vincenzo: Special (tvN | 2021), as Vincenzo Cassano
  • Vincenzo (tvN | 2021), as Vincenzo Cassano
  • Arthdal Chronicles (tvN | 2019), as Eun Seom
  • Man to Man (JTBC | 2017), as the Bank Teller
  • The Sound of Your Heart (KBS2 | 2016), as the Webtoon Writer
  • Descendants of the Sun: BTS (KBS2 | 2016), as Yoo Shi Jin
  • Descendants of the Sun: Recap Special (KBS2 | 2016), as Yoo Shi Jin
  • Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as Yoo Shi Jin
  • The Innocent Man (KBS2 | 2012), as Kang Ma Roo
  • Deep Rooted Tree (SBS | 2011), as Young King Se Jong
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Special (KBS2 | 2011), as Goo Yong Ha
  • Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2 | 2010), as Goo Yong Ha
  • OB & GY (SBS | 2010), as Ahn Kyung Woo
  • Will It Snow For Christmas? (SBS | 2009), as Han Ji Yong
  • My Fair Lady (KBS2 | 2009), as the Handsome Butler
  • Triple (MBC | 2009), as Ji Poong Ho
  • My Precious You (KBS2 | 2008), as Jang Jin Ho
  • Love Racing (CGV | 2008), as Mi So
  • Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung (SBS | 2007), as the Reporter

TV Shows

  • The Game Caterers Special (tvN | 2021), as a guest
  • 26th Busan International Film Festival (YouTube | 2021), as the co-host
  • 23rd Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mnet | 2021), as the co-host
  • 22nd Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mnet | 2020), as the co-host
  • MMTG (SBS | 2018), as a guest
  • 20th Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mnet | 2018), as the co-host
  • JTBC Newsroom (JTBC | 2017), as a guest
  • 19th Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mnet | 2017), as the co-host
  • Happy Camp (Hunan TV | 2016), as a guest
  • Running Man China Season 4 (ZRTG | 2016), as a guest
  • KBS News 9 (KBS | 2016), as a guest
  • 14th Mnet Asian Music Awards (Mnet | 2012), as the co-host
  • Made in U (JTBC | 2012), as the main host
  • Tears of the Antarctic (MBC | 2011), as the narrator
  • I’m Real: Song Joong Ki (JTBC | 2011), as the main host
  • Dream Concert (VLIVE | 2011), as the co-host
  • Mnet 20’s Choice Awards (Mnet | 2011), as the co-host
  • 24th KBS Drama Awards (KBS | 2010), as the co-host
  • 2nd Melon Music Awards (MBC | 2010), as the main host
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a regular member
  • Star Velo (ELLE | 2010), as the main host
  • Let’s Go! Dream Team Season 2 (KBS2 | 2009), as a guest
  • Strong Heart (SBS | 2009), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
  • Infinite Challenge (MBC | 2005), as a guest
  • Music Bank (KBS | 1998), as a regular member

Music Video Appearances

  • Happen (2021) – Heize
    Men Are All Like That (2012) – Kim Jong Kook
    Wicked Tongue (2009) – Tei

Books

  • Beautiful Skin Project (Antenna Books | 2010), as a co-author

Awards

  • 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Popular Star Award – Space Sweepers
  • 2021 Seoul International Drama Awards – Outstanding Korean Actor – Vincenzo
  • 2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award – Best Actor (Film) – Song Joong Ki
  • 2021 Brand of the Year Awards – Actor of the Year – Song Joong Ki
  • 2021 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Actor – Space Sweepers
  • 2021 Kinolights Awards – Actor of The Year (Domestic) – Vincenzo and Space Sweepers
  • 2021 Financial Services Commission – Presidential Commendation – Song Joong Ki
  • 2017 Korean Producer Awards – Best Performer Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Brand of the Year Awards – Actor of the Year – Song Joong Ki
  • 2016 APAN Star Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 APAN Star Awards – Best APAN Star Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 APAN Star Awards – Best Couple Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (TV) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards – iQiyi Global Star Award – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Asia Best Couple – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Seoul International Drama Awards – Outstanding Korean Actor – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Style Icon Asia – Style Icon – Song Joong Ki
  • 2016 South Korea – Presidential Commendation – Song Joong Ki
  • 2013 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards – Favorite Actor – A Werewolf Boy
  • 2012 Korea Culture & Entertainment Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – The Innocent Man
  • 2012 APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – The Innocent Man
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – The Innocent Man
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Netizens’ Award – The Innocent Man
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – The Innocent Man
  • 2012 Style Icon Asia – Style Icon – Song Joong Ki
  • 2011 Asia Model Festival Awards – BBF Fashionista Award – Song Joong Ki
  • 2011 SBS Drama Awards – Producer’s Award – Deep Rooted Tree
  • 2010 Style Icon Asia – New Style Icon (TV Actor) – Song Joong Ki
  • 2010 SBS Entertainment Awards – Best Newcomer in a Variety Show – Running Man
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award – Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Nominations

  • 2021 Asia Contents Awards – Best Actor (TV) – Vincenzo
  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Television) – Vincenzo
  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor – Song Joong Ki
  • 2021 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Actor – Space Sweepers
  • 2016 APAN Star Awards – Best Actor in a Miniseries – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Asia Artist Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Television) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2016 Korea Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Descendants of the Sun
  • 2013 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Film) – A Werewolf Boy
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length Drama) – The Innocent Man
  • 2011 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Sungkyunkwan Scandal
  • 2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – Hearty Paws 2
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length Drama) – Sungkyunkwan Scandal

Song Joong Ki has charmed a lot of fans with his humble personality and prominent talents. It is all thanks to him that Korean movies and drama series have become a trend internationally.

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