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Who is Song Joong Ki?

Song Joong Ki, born September 19, 1985, is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011) as one of the original cast members.

Since then, he has played a diverse spectrum of roles in the television series The Innocent Man (2012), Descendants of the Sun (2016), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), and Vincenzo (2021), as well as the hit films A Werewolf Boy (2012), The Battleship Island (2017) and Space Sweepers (2021).

Song Joong Ki was Gallup Korea’s Television Actor of the Year in 2012 and in 2017. He was first included in the Forbes Korea Power Celebrity list in 2013 placing seventh, and subsequently ranking second in 2017, and seventh in 2018. The success of his works internationally established him as a top Hallyu star and one of the highest-paid actors in South Korea.

Song Joong Ki Biography, Wiki

Song Joong Ki was born on 19th September 1985, in Dong District in Daejeon in South Korea. He is the second of three siblings.

During his school days, Song used to be an enthusiastic speed skater. He represented his hometown in the national games. Later, he quit skating after an injury and focused only on his studies. As a student, he excelled in his studies and was brilliant academically.

He got the opportunity to begin his acting career right after he passed out of high school. However, his parents did not want him to pursue a career in acting. Therefore, he attended university where he majored in Business Administration. It was during his third year of college that Song started his full-time acting career.

Song Joong Ki Biography
Song Joong Ki
Real NameSong Joong Ki
Birthday19th September 1985
BirthplaceDaejeon, South Korea
Zodiac SignVirgo
NationalitySouth Korean
EthnicitySouth Korean, Asian
ProfessionActor, TV Host
ParentsN/A
Dating/GirlfriendNo
Married/WifeSong Hye Kyo
SiblingSong Seul-ki and Song Seung-ki
IncomeUnder Review
Net Worthest. $1 million

Song Joong Ki Family and Siblings

Song was born and raised in the beautiful rural area of Daejeon where he shared his childhood with his siblings, Song Seul-ki and Song Seung-ki. In his high school, he was an excellent student and scored 380 out of 400 on his entrance test for national college. The information about Song’s parents is not made public.

Song Joong Ki Wife

Song Joong Ki with his wife Song Hye Kyo
Song Joong Ki with his wife Song Hye Kyo

Song was in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Song Hye Kyo who is also a South Korean actress. On 5th July 2017, the couple announced that they are engaged and got married the same year on 31st October. The marriage was a private ceremony at Hotel Shilla in Seoul, as the couple did want any unwanted attendance from the media.

As the couple has been married for a year, the speculations are that they are soon to welcome their first child. However, the couple has not denied nor confirmed the rumors of Hye Kyo’s pregnancy.

Song Joong Ki Career

Song Joong-ki’s acting career began with a supporting role in the 2008 South Korean historical film ‘A Frozen Flower’. Directed by Yoo Ha, the movie was loosely based on the reign of King Gongmin of Goryeo who ruled in Korea during the 14th century.

The film was a commercial success and won multiple awards. After doing several small roles, Song gained popularity in 2010 after he appeared in the historical drama ‘Sungkyunkwan Scandal’. Directed by Kim Won-Seok, the movie was based on ‘The Lives of Sungkyunkwan Confucian Scholars’, a bestselling novel by Jung Eun-gwol.

The movie revolved around a woman who had to disguise herself as her brother to earn a living, as during that time women were not allowed to work. The film was a commercial success and won several awards. The same year, Song also started appearing in the variety show ‘Running Man’.

Song Joong Ki in The Descendants of the Sun
Song Joong Ki in The Descendants of the Sun

However, he quit the show after a year. In 2011, he appeared in the romantic comedy film ‘Penny Pinchers’, playing the role of a jobless deadbeat. The film was directed by Kim Jung-hwan. Though the film was not a huge success commercially, Song received appreciation for his performance. The same year, Song also played an important role in the TV series ‘Deep Rooted Tree’.

In 2012, he gained further popularity after appearing in the main role in the hit fantasy romance film ‘A Werewolf Boy’. Directed by Jo Sung-hee, the film became the most successful Korean melodrama ever. Song also gained an appreciation for his appearance in ‘The Innocent Man’, a South Korean TV series, where he played the lead role.

From August 2013 to May 2015, he enlisted for his mandatory military service. After his discharge from the army, he appeared in ‘Descendants of the Sun’, a South Korean TV series, playing the lead role. The show was a hit, earning huge popularity. It also won numerous awards. Song was latest seen in ‘The Battleship Island’, a 2017 South Korean film. The film was a commercial success and was met with mostly average reviews.

Song Joong Ki Major Works

‘Penny Pinchers’, one of the important works in Song’s career, is a 2011 South Korean romantic comedy film which was written and directed by Kim Jung-Hwan. The film revolved around the misadventures of an unemployed college graduate who is struggling to find a job, and shows how his encounters with different people make an impact on his life.

The film earned a nomination at the ‘48th Baeksang Arts Awards’ for ‘Best Director’.‘A Werewolf Boy’, one of Song’s most successful works, is a 2012 South Korean fantasy romance film, directed by Jo Sung-hee. The film revolved around the romance between a teenage girl and a feral boy whom she meets.

The film, which was released in September 2012, was not only a huge success commercially, but it also became the most successful Korean melodrama of all time. The film also won several awards and nominations. Song played the lead role in the South Korean TV series ‘The Innocent Man’.

Directed by Kim Jin-won and Lee Na-Jeong, the series was a dark melodrama that involved themes of betrayal and romance. The series revolved around a smart medical student who was in love with his neighbor who worked as a news reporter. However, desperate to escape poverty, she turns her back on him after she meets a rich CEO. The series won multiple awards.

‘Descendants of the Sun’ one of Song’s most recent as well as successful works, is a South Korean TV Series that aired in 2016. Directed by Lee Eung-bok and Baek Sang-hoon, the series starred Song in the lead role, playing the head of a fictional elite Special Forces team. The series was a huge hit in South Korea, and won numerous awards as well. It was also broadcast in several other countries such as Indonesia, China, and Greece.

Song Joong Ki Awards and Achievements

Throughout his career, Song Joong-ki has won numerous awards and nominations. The awards he has won include eight ‘KBS Drama Awards,’ one ‘SBS Drama Award’, and one ‘Korean Producer Award’.

In 2016 alone, he became the face of more than 30 brands, for which he became the recipient of the ‘Brand of the Year’ award presented by the Korean Consumer Forum Awards.

Song Joong Ki FAQ’s

Who is Song Joong Ki?

Song Joong Ki, born September 19, 1985, is a South Korean actor. He rose to fame in the historical coming-of-age drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) and the variety show Running Man (2010–2011) as one of the original cast members.

Who is Song Joong Ki’s wife?

Song was in a relationship with his longtime girlfriend Song Hye Kyo who is also a South Korean actress. On 5th July 2017, the couple announced that they are engaged and got married the same year on 31st October.

What is Song Joong Ki’s age?

Currently, Song Joong Ki is 36 years old.

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