Career[ edit ] — Debut, breakthrough and international fame[ edit ] Inthe year-old Song, then a third-year junior high school student, won first place in the SunKyung Smart Model Contest, and she made her entertainment debut as a model for the school uniform company.
She would continue to appear in a string of various dramas and sitcoms, notably Soonpoong Clinic. The romantic melodrama series was a ratings success, pioneering a trend in Korean melodramatic series and launching a fever that is commonly referred to as the "Korean Wave" and leading to Song becoming a Hallyu star.
The following year, she co-starred with singer Rain in the hit romantic comedy series Full House. The drama achieved pan-Asia success and established Song as one of the most well-known Korean actress in Asia.
Film debut and overseas ventures[ edit ] EarlySong went to San Francisco to study English, and later traveled to Seattle. Song took time off to recharge herself after the successful Asia drama Full House. It was a good opportunity to reflect on myself," said Song. Song returned to Korea on March 5, Vocal about her dissatisfaction with typecasting in the roles she was being offered,  Song proved in the following year that she took on different roles.
In October She returned to the big-screen inas the titular gisaeng in the film adaptation of Hwang Jin Yi. Each episode is set in the past, present and future of the city of Busan. In the film's final segment Love for Sale, Song and Kang Dong-won played former lovers who forget their memories about each other which later leads them to a fatal destiny. Proceeds from the sales of the photo book was donated to a children's foundation.
Todaywhich after several delays was released in October She released a photo-essay book in titled It's Time for Hye-kyo.
She played a blind heiress in the melodrama, opposite a con man pretending to be her long-lost brother played by Jo In-sung. That Winter, the Wind Blows placed number one in its timeslot during most of its run, and Song and Jo were praised for their performances.
Previously titled and Love and Let Love, the long-gestating project had originally been announced at the Cannes Film Festival in   then cancelled in and revived again in In Junethey decided to break up. They had been dating since June In Marchtheir agencies announced that Song and actor Hyun had split up in early Song is also known for her frequent and large social donations. Professor Seo praised Song who is supporting her country quietly. It was launched to mark Hangeul Korean alphabet Day.
So, In MarchSong has decided to sponsor the publication of guidebooks for the blind at the Independence Hall of Korea in Cheonan. Dec 10, - However, some entertainers seem to believe the ever-widening age gap poses little in the way of an obstacle for their relationships. Here are some of the top entertainers with a wide age gap between them and their spouses. The year-old YG executive said the couple has officially registered their marriage, but do not plan on a ceremony.
In a TV variety show, he confessed that his mother-in-law is just six years his senior.
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Jo Yeon-woo and his wife Actor and singer Im Chang-jung, 37, married Kim Hyun-joo, a professional female golfer 11 years his junior on March 19 of this year. Im has fathered two children with Kim, whose due date for their third child is slated next month.
The couple, 12 years apart in age, have two sons and no daughters and said they hope to raise one more child. Choi is said to be 19 years younger than Lee, whose mother-in-law is allegedly just four years older than he is.
Lee has two children with Choi, who gave birth to their second child in March this year.
Yu and Hong have two sons and no daughters. Shin gave birth to a son by Cesarean section on May 10, Cho has been working as a regular panel member in talk shows and morning news broadcasts on SBS.
Cho Young-gu and his wife Actor and entertainer Jeong Woong-in married a woman 12 years younger than him on June 3, Jeong Woong-in and his wife Singer-turned-lyricist Joo Young-hoon got engaged to actress and online shopping mall owner Lee Yoon-mi on Oct.
The year-old made a breakthrough when he switched his career as a lyricist inreportedly composing more than songs. The daredevil actor said he is happy to officially announce their marriage next month, expressing his heartfelt apology for putting off their marriage for eight years due to his hectic schedules.
Sung Dong-ill and his wife Comedian-turned-actor Lee Chang-hoon, 45, got engaged with a woman 16 years his junior on Sept. He later expressed his heartfelt apology to the public for his late engagement with his young bridegroom.
Seo Gyung-seok and his wife Ryu Jeong-hyun mutalisk nate. Upon her recovery, Song's parents registered her birth on February 26, instead of her actual birthdate, November 22,