Birthday: January 11, 1982
Nationality: South Korean
Age: 38 Years, 38 Year Old Females
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Born in: Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea
Famous as: Actress
South Korean Women
Height: 5'5" (165 cm), 5'5" Females
City: Daegu, South Korea
awards: 2008 · My Wife Got Married - Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Leading Actress
2016; 2014 · The Last Princess
The Pirates - Grand Bell Award for Best Actress
2003 · The Classic - Grand Bell Award for Best New Actress
2007 · Alone in Love - Baeksang Arts Award for Best Leading Actress in TV
2017; 2009 · The Last Princess
My Wife Got Married - Baeksang Arts Award for Best Leading Actress in Film
2008 · My Wife Got Married - Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Couple Award
2003 · The Classic - PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Film
2010 - Baeksang Arts Award for InStyle Best Style
2016; 2010; 2008 - Blue Dragon Film Award Popular Star Award - Female
Son Ye-jin is a South Korean actress whose films and television series have gained remarkable popularity in South Korea, China and Japan, since 2006. She began her acting career in 2000 with a role in a film titled ‘Secret Tears’. The following year, she acted in television shows like ‘Sun-hee and Jin-hee’ and the popular ‘Delicious Proposal’. However, her biggest breakthrough in her career came when she acted in the biopic film ‘Chi-hwa-seon’ in 2002. This film’s international success led her to her next big role in the romantic drama ‘Lover’s Concerto’. In 2003, she got another major role in theromantic film ‘The Classic’. In the same year, she appeared in the television series ‘Summer Scent’ and in the season themed series ‘Endless Love’. In 2004, she acted in the romantic tragedy movie ‘A Moment to Remember’ which inspired several remakes in other countries. The following year, she played one of the four lead roles in the extra-marital affair themed movie ‘April Snow’.
Childhood & Early Life
Son was born on 11th January, 1982 in Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea.
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In 2002, Son featured as Shim Soo-in, the love interest of Lee Ji-hwan in the romantic movie ‘Lover’s Concerto’ which deals with complex dilemmas in friendship, jealousy and bonding.
In 2003, she performed as Ji-hye who (while cleaning up the house) gets hold of a box of letters that deal with her mother’s decade old love affair in the film ‘The Classic’.
Next, she appeared in the 2004 movie ‘A Moment to Remember’ which deals with the impact Alzheimer’s disease has on a conjugal relationship and the burden of animpending loss due to it.
In 2005, she played the role of a con artist named Han Ji-won who tries fake dating tricks on Min-jun in the film ‘The Art of Seduction’.
In 2007, she did a voice over for the protagonist Yobi in the animation film ‘Yobi: The Five Tail Fox’.
In 2008, she acted as Baek Jang Mi, the leader of a gang that officer Jo Dae-Yeong tries to track in the movie ‘Open City’.
In the same year, she played the role of the main protagonist Joo In-ah in the film ‘My Wife Got Married’. In the film, In-ah, married to a former colleague after a passionate relationship, expresses her desire to marry another man.
She did a murder mystery film titled ‘White Night’ in 2009. It was the Korean version of the Japanese film ‘Into the White Night’.
In 2011, Son played the role of Kang Yeo-ri, who can see ghosts in the South Korean horror romantic comedy film ‘Spellbound’.
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In 2012, she got to play a leading role in a disaster thriller film titled ‘The Tower’. Its plot revolves around a luxury skyscraper, which ison fire in Central Seoul on Christmas eve.
In 2013, she got an important role in the film ‘Blood and Ties’. She played the role of a budding journalist who suspects her doting father, whom she thinks could be the culprit behind a fifteen year old kidnap-murder case.
Further in 2014, she acted as one of the bandits in the South Korean period adventure film ‘The Pirates’.
In 2016, she performed as Princess Deokhye, the last princess of the Joseon Dynasty in the movie ‘Last Princess’. The film depicts her life in Japan after she was forcefully moved from Korea by the Imperial Japanese Government and her attempts to return to Korea.
At present she is working in two films titled ‘Negotiation’ and ‘Now I Will Meet You’ which are slated to be released in 2018.
After being successful in the television series ‘Delicious Proposal’, she acted in the series ‘Alone in Love’ in which the story revolves around two ordinary people as they continue their relationship even after their divorce.
She played one of the reporters in the television series ‘Spotlight’ in 2008. This series revolves around the world of television news and professional and personal lives of four reporters. In 2010, she played the role of a kind and impulsive furniture designer named Park Kae-in who lives in with Jeon Ji-ho, assuming that he is a gay.
Son next did a cameo in a television series titled ‘Secret Garden’ in 2011 and in 2013 she appeared in the South Korean television series ‘Don’t Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus’.
Awards & Achievements
She gained international recognition for her film ‘Chi-hwa-seon’. This film was screened at the Cannes festival and won the Best Director Award.
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Son won the MBC Drama Awards as Best New Actress for both ‘Delicious Proposal’ and ‘Sun-hee and Jin-Lee’ in 2001.
In 2002, she won the 22nd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards as Best New Actress for ‘Lover’s Concerto’.
In the same year, she was the winner of the 39th Baeksang Arts Award for Best New Actress for the film ‘The Classic’and then in 2004 she won the 40th Grand Bell Awards’ Popularity Award as well as Best New Actress for the same film. In 2004, she won the 9th Moscow International Love Film Award as Best Couple along with Jo Seung-woo.
She won the 15th China Golden Rooster and Hundred Flower’s Film Festival’s Best Actress Awardfor the film ‘A Moment to Remember’ in 2006. In 2007, she won the Baeksang Arts Awards’ Best Actress Award for the film ‘Alone in Love’.
She won the 29th Blue Dragon Films Award as Popular Star and Best Actress for the film ‘My Wife Got Married’ in 2008. In the same year, she also won the 4th University Film Festival Korea’s Best Actress and the Korean Film Awards’ Best Actress for the same film.
In 2010, Son won the 48th Baeksang Arts Award as Best Actress for the film ‘Spellbound’ and in 2014 she won the 51st Grand Bell Award as Best Actress for the film ‘The Pirates’.
Son won the Buil Film Festival Best Actress Award for the film ‘Truth Beneath’ and the 37th Blue Dragon Film Award as Best Actress for the film ‘The Last Princess’ in 2015.
In 2016, she won the 17th Busan Film Critics Award as Best Actress for the film ‘The Truth Beneath’ and in 2017 she won the 53rd Baeksang Arts Award as Best Actress for the film ‘The Last Princess’. She also won the 22nd Chunsa Film Art Award for ‘The Truth Beneath’.
Her estimated net-worth is around $20 million.
She is said to have dated her ‘Pirates’ co-star Kim Nam Gil, but the rumor died down later. She wanted to get married by 34 but she has not met the man of her dreams yet.