Song Hye Kyo is a South Korean actress who works in television. Song Hye Kyo is well-known in South Korean drama series such as All In, Autumn in My Heart, and That Winter, The Wind Blows. Her numerous acting accolades include Drama Awards from the Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and the Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS).
Age of Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo was born in Daegu, South Korea, on November 22, 1981. Her astrological sign is Sagittarius, and she is 40 years old. She is of South Korean nationality and Asian ethnicity.
Song Dae-seob is her father’s name, but her mother’s name is unknown. There is also no information about her siblings, step-siblings, or half-siblings until now.
In terms of her childhood, when she was born, she was so sick that her parents and doctors thought she wouldn’t live. Following her recovery, her parents registered her birth on February 26, 1982, rather than her actual birthdate of November 22, 1981.
Furthermore, her parents are no longer married and divorced when she was a young girl. Her mother and grandmother have been raising her since then. They were able to relocate from her birthplace of Daegu to Seoul’s Gangnam District, where she trained as a figure skater in elementary school.
She did, however, drop out in the eighth grade. She is also a shy and introverted person who rarely speaks openly about her family in order to keep their lives private and hassle-free with no interference from her fans or the general public.
Song attended Sookmyung Girls’ Middle School and Eunkwang Girls’ High School for her educational background and qualifications. She then went on to study Film Arts at Sejong University.
Song Hye Kyo won first place in the SunKyung Smart Model Competition in 1996. She was 14 years old and in her third year of junior high school. She later made her acting debut as a model for a school uniform company.
As a result, she was cast in a minor role in her first television drama, “First Love.” She was then able to continue appearing in a number of dramas and sitcoms, most notably Soonpoong Clinic.
Her breakthrough came in 2000 when she co-starred in the KBS drama “Autumn in My Heart” with Song Seung-heon and Won Bin. She rose to fame in Korea and throughout Asia as a result of this appearance.
Furthermore, the romantic melodrama series was a rating success, ushering in a trend in Korean melodramatic series and launching a trend known as the “Korean Wave,” propelling Song to Hallyu stardom.
Similarly, her popularity grew when she was cast in a leading role alongside Lee Byung-hun in the gambling drama “All In” in 2003. The following year, she co-starred in the hit romantic comedy series “Full House” with singer Rain.
She rose to prominence as one of Asia’s most well-known Korean actresses as a result of this drama. She then took some time off after the drama to recharge her batteries by traveling to San Francisco to study English and also to Seattle.
In the year 2005, she made her big-screen debut in “My Girl and I.” In 2007, she returned to the big screen as the titular gisaeng in the film adaptation of Hwang Jin Yi.
After a year, Song was able to make her American debut in the indie film “Make Yourself at Home,” a psychological thriller. Later, she co-starred with Hyun Bin in “The World That They Live In,” a drama series set in a broadcast station.
Song Hye Kyo is regarded as one of Korea’s most attractive women. Song Hye-Moment, kyo’s a photo book shot by top photographers in Atlanta, New York City, Buenos Aires, Patagonia, Paris, the Netherlands, and Brazil was released in early 2011.
In 2012, she published “It’s Time for Hye-kyo,” a photo essay book. Similarly, she was able to appear in “A Reason to Live (Korean title: Today)” in 2011.
She was also the first Asian actress to sign a contract with the French global agency Effigies that year. She paved the way into the European market with the help of this.
She went on to star in films such as “The Grandmaster,” “Camellia,” “That Winter, the Wind Blows,” “My Brilliant Life,” “The Crossing,” “The Queens,” and many more. She also received the Daesang (or “Grand Prize”) for “That Winter, the Wind Blows” at the 2nd APAN Star Awards, which is the highest award for television.
Furthermore, Song Hye Kyo was cast in the mega-hit romantic comedy series “Descendants of the Sun” in 2016. She appeared alongside Song Joong-ki, a well-known Korean actor.
This drama was extremely popular in Korea and throughout Asia. She rose to prominence as a Hallyu leader and topped popularity polls in Asia as a result of her popularity. She was even recognized for her strong brand recognition in South Korea.
Hye Kyo and her co-star for this drama received Daesang at the 2016 KBS Drama Awards.
After a two-year hiatus, Song Hye Kyo returned to the small screen with the romantic melodrama “Encounter,” co-starring Park Bo-gum. Then, in 2021, she was cast in the SBS romantic drama “Now, We Are Breaking Up.”
Song Hye Kyo actively participates in volunteer work, particularly with animals, and is a regular participant in KARA-related activities. She is well-known for her large charitable donations.
She worked with Sungshin Women’s University professor Seo Kyung-duk to donate information brochures in Korean to various historic Korean sites, art galleries, and museums around the world.
Similarly, she donated 1,000 tickets to the Busan International Film Festival for underprivileged youth in the Busan area. She, on the other hand, bought 800 tickets to the Seoul International Women’s Film Festival and donated them to the Korean Psychological Association and the Magdalena Community.
Furthermore, in December 2016, she was able to make another donation to the Beautiful Foundation. This donation was used to fund educational support projects for low-income students who aspire to be designers.
The following year, she gave 100 million won to the Seoul National University Children’s Hospital. She recently donated 100 million won to the Korean Red Cross. To assist those affected by the massive wildfire that began in Uljin, Gyeongbuk, and has spread to Samcheok, Gangwon.
Song Hye Kyo issued a public apology in August 2014 for committing tax evasion by claiming undocumented expenses. According to allegations, she underpaid income taxes totaling $2.56 billion from 2009 to 2011.
She then claimed that her accountant had handled her paperwork incorrectly without her knowledge. However, following notification from the NTS in October 2012, she paid the tax balance due plus understatement of income tax penalties totaling 3.8 billion (US$3.7 million).
Furthermore, she was billed another 700 million in April 2014 for her 2008 tax filing, as a result of the legally required five-year audit that had been neglected since the 2012 notification.
Married Life of Song Hye Kyo
On July 5, 2017, Song Hye Kyo announced her engagement to her “Descendants of the Sun” co-star Song Joong-Ki. The couple married on October 31, 2017, in a private ceremony at Youngbingwan, Hotel Shilla in Seoul.
Only the couple’s closest family and friends were present at their wedding. Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki were well-known Korean and international couples. They had a lot of fans and people loved and adored them. They were well-known as the “Song-Song” couple.
Their marriage, however, did not last long, as they divorced after only two years. On June 27, 2019, Song Joong Ki revealed his divorce to critics, and the divorce was finalized in July 2019. Song Hye Kyo has been single or has kept her relationship private since then.
In terms of previous relationships, Hye Kyo was romantically linked to fellow South Korean actors Lee Byung-hun and Hyun Bin before marrying Song Joong Ki.
Net Worth of Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo has a net worth of $20 million, according to celebritynetworth, and her primary source of income is her acting career. She also earns money from other sources such as endorsements, promotions, and so on.
Height of Song Hye Kyo
Song Hye Kyo stands 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 50 kg, and her body measurements are 34-25-34 inches. Hye Kyo also has dark brown hair and dark brown eyes.
Song Hye Kyo is present on two social media platforms. She has 13.4 million followers on her Instagram account, which she calls “kyo1122.” Similarly, her Facebook page is called “OfficialSongHyeKyo” and has 575K followers as of now.