Born In: Secheon-dong, Daejeon, South Korea
Song Joong-ki is a popular South Korean actor, who became popular with his role in 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal' a popular South Korean historical drama series. Born in Dong District, South Korea, Song got the opportunity to begin his acting career while he was just a high school graduate. However, as he was still confused about his career path, he began acting full-time much later, when he was in his third year of university. He made his acting debut with 'A Frozen Flower', a South Korean historical film directed by Yoo Ha. The film was a hit and won several awards. He rose to fame after his appearance in the South Korean historical drama 'Sungkyunkwan Scandal'. The series earned a lot of popularity and won several awards as well. Later, Song joined the cast of the South Korean variety show 'Running Man'. However, he quit after a short time. Over the years, his popularity grew and he appeared in several films playing important roles. He played a main role in the South Korean fantasy romance film 'A Werewolf Boy'. The film was a monumental success. Other than acting, he has also released a book titled 'Beautiful Skin Project', which was a health and beauty guide for men. The book became a bestseller.
siblings: Song Seul-ki, Song Seung-ki
Born Country: South Korea
awards: 2016 · Descendants of the Sun - Baeksang Arts Award for Most Popular Male in Television
2016 · Descendants of the Sun - Best Couple Award
2016 · Descendants of the Sun - Grand Prize (Daesang)
2016 - Paeksang Arts Award for IQIYI Star
2016 · Descendants of the Sun - Asia Best Couple
Song Joong-ki was born on September 19, 1985, in Dong District in Daejeon in South Korea. He is the second of three siblings.
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'. 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'.
‘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’.
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 which 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.
Song Joong-ki was engaged to South Korean actress Song Hye-kyo, with whom he co-starred in ‘Descendants of the Sun’. They got married on October 31, 2017. In 2019, the couple got divorced.
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