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Song Hye Kyo (Song Hye Gyo)

Actress Song Hye Kyo (Song Hye Gyo) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

Song Hye Kyo Profile, Drama, Facts, TMI

Song Hye Kyo Profile

  • Birth Name: 송혜교 (Song Hye Kyo)
  • Stage Name: Song Hye Kyo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1981.11.22
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 155-160 cm
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: United Artists Agency (UAA)
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram

Song Hye Kyo Facts & TMI

  • Song Hye Kyo was born in Daegu.
  • She is an only child.
  • When she was a child, her parents divorced and she has been living with her mother.
  • Although her family is mostly Buddhist, she stated that she doesn’t have religion.
  • She made her official debut in 1996 in a Smart Uniform model competition when she was only 15.
  • Song Hye Kyo is acknowledged as South Korea’s top actress and “queen” of drama.
  • Ever since making her debut in early 2000, almost all of her dramas became hits in the country.
  • Some of her dramas like ‘Autumn in My Heart’, ‘Full House’, and ‘Descendant of the Sun’ were very popular all over Asia and contributed to the spread of Hallyu wave all over the world.
    She has long-lasting popularity.
  • Song Hye Kyo has become the “symbol” of South Korea beauty and is frequently mentioned in drama lines or anecdotes in South Korean pop culture.
  • Before debuting in the entertainment industry, she was a figure skating athlete.
  • During her school days, Song Hye Kyo was nicknamed Eungwang High School Top 3 Beauties.
  • She started gaining popularity after being cast as Oh Hye Kyo in SBS’ sitcom ‘Soonpoong Clinic’ in 1998.
  • Song Hye Kyo enrolled in Sejong University School of Film and Art in 1999 but she dropped out of university.
  • She mentioned the drama ‘Autumn in My Heart’ as a turning point in her career.
  • She received her first Best Actress Award at SBS Drama Awards 2002 for her performance in the drama ‘All In’ which successfully recorded 47.7% viewership rating during its broadcast.
  • She was a big fan of the comic series ‘Full House’. Later in 2004, she was cast as the female lead in the drama version of ‘Full House’.
  • She created a short haircut trend among South Korean women in 2008 after appearing in KBS2 drama ‘Worlds Within’ sporting a short haircut.
  • She dated actor Hyun Bin from 2008 to 2011. The two first met through the drama ‘Worlds Within’ where they acted as a couple.
  • She joined a newly founded management agency called United Artist Agency (UAA) in 2012.
  • Song Hye Gyo enjoyed the second heyday in her career thanks to ‘Descendent of the Sun’ which was broadcasted in 2016 and achieved the highest rating of 38.8%. The drama won her several awards including a Grand Prize from KBS Drama Awards 2016 and many best couple awards.
  • In ‘Descendant of the Sun’ Song Hye Gyo was paired with actor Song Joong Ki whom she married later in July 2017.
  • Song Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki became the nation’s couple before the two filed for divorce in June 2019.
  • She has been involved in various philanthropic acts including donationg for child cancer foundations, sponsoring for publication of history books, providing scholarships for students, etc.
  • She was proven to committing tax evasion in 2014.
  • 3 of Song Hye Kyo drama reached 40% viewership rating, namely ‘Autumn in My Heart’, ‘All In’, and ‘Full House’.
  • She has modeled for more than 50 brands throughout her career.
  • Song Hye Kyo is one of the highest-paid actresses in South Korea, it was said that she received more than $50,000 per episode.
  • She shared that her height and fast speech are her complexes.
  • Song Hye Kyo is known to be the best friend of actor Yoo Ah In.
  • She is also close to Ok Joo Hyun, Sung Yu Ri, Cho Yeo Jeong, Kim Hee Sun, and Song Yoo Na.
  • She has modeled for Amore Pacific’s cosmetic line brands from Etude, Innisfree, Laneige, to Sulhwasoo in 2021.
  • Compared to drama, she rarely appears in movies.
  • She starred in her first movie 8 years after her debut.
  • During a cosmetic brand promotional event held in China in 2005, she shared that she was a fan of Takeshi Kaneshiro and Tony Leung.
  • She held a fan meeting to commemorate her 10th debut anniversary on November 27, 2005.
  • In 2007, she became the first Korean model to grace the cover of Vogue Korea.
  • She was frequently involved in dating rumors with her co-actors including Lee Byung Hun, Hyun Bin, SECHSKIES’ Jang Suwon, Kim Min Jong, Rain, Jo In Sung, Kang Dong Won, Yoo Ah In, Song Joong Ki, and Park Bo Gum which mostly proven to be untrue. Among the name mentioned, she confirmed her relationships with Lee Byung Hun, Hyun Bin, and Song Joong Ki.
  • On November 13, 2016, she held a fan meeting to commemorate her 20th debut anniversary.
  • She bought a building worth USD 16 million in 2021.


‘My Girl and I’ as Bae Su Eun (2005)
‘Hwang Jin Yi’ as Hwang Jin Yi (2007)
‘Make Yourself at Home’ as Sookhy (2008/ American indie film)
‘Camellia – Love for Sale’ as Bo Ra (2010/ Omnibus film)
‘Countdown’ as Pretty girl (2011/ Special appearance)
‘A Reason to Live’ as Da Hye (2011)
‘The Grandmaster’ as Zhang Yongcheng (2013/ Chinese film)
‘My Brilliant Life’ as Choi Mi Ra (2014)
‘The Crossing: Part 1’ as Zhou Yunfen (2014/ Chinese film)
‘The Queens’ as Annie (2015/ Chinese film)
‘The Crossing: Part 2’ as Zhou Yunfen (2015/ Chinese film)

TV Series

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


‘This Promise’ by Kim Soo Keun (1996)
Curious Destiny’ by Shin Sung Woo (2000)
Once Upon a Day‘ by Kim Bum Soo (2000/ co-stars with Song Seung Heon and Ji Jin Hee)


‘Inkigayo Live 20’ (SBS/ 1998/ co-host with Park Soo Hong)
‘Our Happy Saturday’ (SBS/ 1999-2000/ Host)
‘Music Bank’ (KBS/ 2000/ co-host with Lee Hwi Jae)
‘Mnet KM Music Festival’ (Mnet/ 2001/ co-host with Cha Tae Hyun)

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