Song Hye Kyo – Bio, Wiki, Career, Height, Age, Social Media Accounts, Net Worth, Family, Hobbies, Interesting Facts, Controversies, and More

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South Korean Actress Song Hye-Kyo

Song Hye Kyo is a South Korean Actress celebrated for her exceptional acting skills and timeless beauty. She is a versatile performer with a massive fan following not only in South Korea but all across Asia. Her international recognition and role as a representative of her country on a global scale are noteworthy. As a Hallyu Star, she combined her extraordinary acting abilities with her captivating appearance, making it apt to describe her as “Beauty with Brain”. Despite the emergence of numerous actresses, none can rival her charisma and unique essence.

Song Hye Kyo for Chaumet


Song Hye Kyo was born on 2nd November 1981 in Dalseo-gu Daegu, the fourth largest city in South Korea. When Hye Kyo was born, she was ill. Her parents thought that she couldn’t survive but then after her recovery, her parents registered her birth on 26 February 1982.


Song Hye Kyo was young when her parents separated. Song was brought up by her mother. After her parents’ divorce, they moved from Daegu to Gangnam District, Seoul.

Song hye kyo insta post

Early Education

After moving to Seoul, she was admitted to elementary school where she was a figure skater. But apparently, she decided to quit when she was in 8th grade. After that, she was admitted to Ewha Girls High School in Jeong-dong, Jung-gu Seoul. Then after completing high school, she majored in Film Arts at a private Sejong University, Gwangjin-gu Seoul.


Hye Kyo got married in 2017 to Song Joong-ki, her co-star in Descendants of the Sun. Their engagement news was confirmed on 5 July 2017, and they got married in a private ceremony on October 31, 2017. Only their family and close friends attended the ceremony in Seoul, Hotel Shilla. Moreover, their friends from the industry such as Yoo Ah-in, Park Bo-gum, and Le-Kwang So also made an appearance in this ceremony. Unfortunately, in 2019 on 27 July, was announced by Song Joog-ki that they were getting divorced and the separation was confirmed in July 2019. Song-Joong Ki got married to British Actress Katy Louise Saunders in 2023 and has one son but for now, Hye-Kyo is not married to anyone.

Social Media Accounts

Song is a prominent figure and has a substantial and devoted fan base. She boasts millions of followers across the social media platforms.

She remains very active on her Instagram handle and keeps on posting about her ongoing activities. 

Instagram16.8M Followers
beauty of hye kyo


She wields an enchanting sway through her superlative acting abilities. She has featured in numerous dramas and gained international prominence.

Real NameSong Hye Kyo
Nick NameHye Kyo
Date of Birth2nd November 1981
BirthplaceDaegu, South Korea
Age41 years
Zodiac SignSagittarius
SchoolEwha Girls High School in Jeong-dong
UniversitySejong University, Gwangjin-gu Seoul.
QualificationMajor in Film Arts
NationalitySouth Korean
OccupationActress, Model
Net Worth$37 Million
Height161 cm
1.61 m
5 feet 4 inches
Weight50 kg
110 Ibs
Eye ColorDark Brown
Hair ColorDark Brown
Face ShapeSlim Oval Shape
Famous ForActing and alluring looks
HobbyListening to music
Pet NameTwo Dogs; Ruby and Ogu

Zodiac Sign

Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius. She is optimistic, honest, and fair-minded in the influence of her zodiac sign just like Taylor Swift, Emma Watson, Mahira Khan, and Hande Ercel.

Song Hye Kyo for Dazed



Song started her journey in the entertainment world through modeling when she was only fourteen years old. In 1996, she took the first spot when she was in high school in the Sunkyung Smart Model Contest. She did modeling for a school uniform company. After that, she made her television debut with a brief role in the drama First Love. For a long time, she maintained a presence through sitcoms and dramas including Soonpoong Clinic. In 2000, she got a breakthrough and ascended to fame when a drama Autumn in My Heart was released that starred Won Bin and Song Seung-Hong. It was a sentimental drama that paved the way for the Korean Wave in Asia and got high ratings.

Subsequent Work

In 2003, her star status elevated as she was cast in a leading role with Le Byung Hun in All In. In the upcoming year, she got a role in the comedy-drama Full House. Both of these dramas got recognition and good ratings all over Asia. That’s how she reached the new height of fame and people accepted her as a multi-talented and brilliant actress. 

hye kyo with her pet Ruby

Film Debut

In early 2005, she traveled to San Francisco and later to the US. She revealed that she wants to rest up a bit and rejuvenate herself. In March 2005, she came back to Korea to continue her career as an actress and debut in the My Girl and I movie. Expressing her discontent regarding roles, she demonstrated in the subsequent year that she could portray herself in diverse characters.  

In 2007, she made her comeback in Hwang Jin Yi; a biographical drama directed by Chang Yoon-Hyun.

International Debut

She also proved her competence internationally. She worked on a short film; a psychological thriller Make Yourself at Home

Facial features of Hye Kyo

TV Comeback

In 2008, she made her comeback to TV. She worked as a main lead with Hyun Bin in The World We Live In. She also starred in a compilation movie Camellia with Kang Dong-Won.

In her next role, Song portrayed a documentary filmmaker. In Today, she encountered profound tragedy which hit theaters in October 2011 after numerous delays.

Moreover, she next played a secondary role in a drama based on the life of Wing Chun; Grandmaster. Taking into consideration her role, she also learned Martial Arts and Cantonese.

Song Hye Kyo with her pet

Professional Upturn 

Likewise, in 2013, she worked in That Winter, the Wind Blows. In this sentimental play, she took the role of a blind heiress. This was a massive hit and Song also got the highest award for television on the 2nd APAN Stars Award,Daesang” also called “Grand Prize”.

With her proficient acting skills, she also marked her appearance in the Chinese film industry. She starred in the romantic genre The Crossing in which she played the role of a prosperous banker which John Woo primarily directed. Likewise, she worked in another Chinese film which was of the comedy romantic genre; The Queens.

song hye kyo professional upturn

After one year, in 2016, she played the role of surgeon along with Song Jong-Ki in a romantic comedy-drama Descendents of the Sun in which the male lead was an army captain and they both fell for each other while working in a disaster-hit region. It was a mega-hit. It topped the charts not only in Korea but also all across Asia. She again won the “Daesang” aka Grand Prize along with Song Jong-Ki for their tremendous performance at the KBS Drama Awards. In particular, she made her comeback to the small screen with Park Bo-gum in the drama Encounter. Along with this, she was also cast in a romantic series Now We Are Breaking Up in 2021.

In 2022, Hye Kyo worked in a Netflix Series The Glory in which she played the role of a girl named Moon Dong-Eun who was brutally bullied by her fellows in school and she spent her adult life plotting revenge against those who wronged her. It was also a breakout success. Because of her splendid performance, at the 59th Baeksang Awards, she also won the award for the category Best Television Actress.

Cinematic History

TV Series

Following are TV series in which Song Hye Kyo worked

1996First Love
1997Beautiful Face
Happy Morning
One of a Pair
When They Met
Wedding Dress
1998-2000Six Siblings
Soonpoong Clinic
How Am I
Deadly Eyes
White Nights
Sweet Bride
Autumn in My Heart
2001Guardian Angel
2003All In
2004Full House
Sunlight Pours Down
2008World’s Within
2013That Winter Wind Blows
2016Descendents of the Sun
2021Now We Are Breaking Up
Hye Kyo for Italian brand


Hye Kyo also conquered the film industry with her skillfulness.

2005My Girl and I
2007Hwang Jin Yi
2008Make Yourself at Home
A Reason to Live
2013The Grandmaster
2014The Crossing pt.1
My Brilliant Life
2015The Queen
The Crossing pt.2
Hye Kyo at an event

TV Shows

Song has also made appearances in various TV shows such as

1999Our Happy Saturday
2000Music Bank
2001Mnet KM Music Festival
2007She’s Olive
2009Good Morning Panda
2016May, The Children
2023Grandma Is Back

Music Videos

Following is the music video in which Song Hye Kyo starred:

1996This Promise
2000Once Upon a Time
Curious Destiny
Song Hye Kyo for The Glory

Netflix Series

She also appeared in a web series:

2022The Glory pt.1 and pt.2


Apart from being one of the most celebrated Asian Artists, Song has also been into rumors and people rebuked her too. There has been a rumor that she might be dating a South Korean actor Lee Min-ho. In addition, this news became more prominent when both attended a fashion show together. Nothing has been announced or confirmed by either of them. But despite this, their fans still associate them.


Additionally, in 2011, she released a photo book titled Song Hye Kyo’s Moment Shoot in NYC, Atlanta. The sales were donated to a Children’s Foundation.

Not to forget, in 2012 she also introduced a photo essay named It’s Time for Hye-Kyo.

Hye Kyo in NYC for Fendi


Hye-Kyo distinguished her appearance and was admired and praised all over Asia. She has received numerous accolades in recognition of her talent and dedication.

1996Daesang (Grand Prize)
1998Best New Actress for Sitcom
2000Photogenic Actress Award
Popular Actress Award
2001Most Popular Actress (For TV)
Top Korean Star
Award for Popular Music
SBSI Awards 
Top 10 Stars
2002Top 10 Asian Entertainers
2003Top 10 Stars
Top Excellence Award
2004Popular Actress Award
Best Couple Award
2007Best New Actress
2009Most Charming Star Award
2011Best Actress Award
2013Daesang (Grand Prize)
Top 10 Stars
Top Excellence Award
2016Best Couple with Song Jong-Ki
Most Popular TV actress
Global Star Award
Asia Best Couple with Song Jong-Ki
2022Photogenic Cup Award
2023Grand Prize (Blue Dragon’s Choice)
Best Actress
Song Hye Kyo receiving Award

Net Worth

Reportedly, the net worth of Hye-Kyo is approximately $37.

Source of Income

Her main sources of income are

  • Acting
  • Modeling


Apart from her contributions to the industry, she also elevated national pride and took part in various social activities. She has involvement with KARA; a welfare in South Korea that copes with animals who were abandoned or barbarity cases related to them. Song also incorporated her information bookmarks into many art galleries, museums, and historic sites which is a great contribution to the country. Additionally, for downtrodden youngsters, she turned in 1,000 tickets to the Busan International Film Festival.

Song Hye Kyo Instagram

She also conveyed educational support to the Beautiful Foundation for the students who cannot afford their education and 100 million Won to people who were affected by the wildfire in Gyeongbok.

Brand Ambassador

Hye-Kyo is representing the Italian Luxury Brand Chaumet in Korea. She has been working with them since 2018 and participated in various campaigns. Moreover, she exemplifies this collaboration on the Vogue Korea cover page. To mention, she is the First Korean Artist to make a partnership with the Italian fashion house Fendi. She attended their ongoing promotions and appeared at the Chaumet gala dinner hosted in Paris. Song also promoted Korean Brands such as Michaa and Avouavou.

Hye Kyo for Fendi


Following is the list of favorites of Hye Kyo:

Hye Kyo during shot

Fast Facts

  • In 2022, she ranked 8th in the Most Beautiful Actress of Korea category.
  • Song is very health conscious. She avoids sugar and high-calorie food.
  • She preferred Tofu for rice for dinner because they are low-calorie and rich in fiber.
  • Additionally, she lost 17kg weight.
  • Hye-Kyo avoids snacks because she believes that it’s unhealthy.
  • In The Glory, Song is 10 years older than the male lead Jang Ki Yong but the chemistry is unbeatable and she does justice to her character. 
  • As well as She was ranked 7th in the category Korea Power Celebrity in Forbes magazine.
  • She is also known as the Korean Queen by her fans.
  • In the past, Song has dated many actors such as Lee Byung Hyung, Song Jong-Ki, and Hyun Bin.
  • Hye-Kyo starred in a foreign film that was banned in South Korea.
  • She started her career as a model.
  • She also hosted many music shows in the early years of her career.
  • Particularly, she is one of the highest-paid stars in the industry.
  • Furthermore, she took two years break to learn English.
  • Besides she also knows how to speak Cantonese.
  • She also has an English name Lorraine Song.
  • In 2014, she also faced a tax invasion by the National Tax Service of South Korea. She said that her manager mishandled things and she was unaware of it.

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