Son Ye-jin Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Husband, Family, Images, And More
Son Ye-jin is a South Korean actress who was born Son Eon-jin on January 11, 1982. She rose to prominence in 2003 with the releases of The Classic and Summer Scent, which were followed by the commercially successful A Moment to Remember (2004) and April Snow (2005). (2005). Her early film roles earned her the moniker "Nation's First Love" in Korea. She has since received numerous acting awards and has appeared in a number of high-profile films, including My Wife Got Married (2008), The Pirates (2014), the 2016 films The Truth Beneath and The Last Princess, and The Negotiation (2018). She has also appeared in television dramas such as Alone in Love (2006), Personal Taste (2010), Something in the Rain (2018), Crash Landing on You (2019-2020), and Thirty-Nine (2022).
She has been named a Forbes Korea Power Celebrity 40 for four years in a row, from 2019 to 2022.
Beginnings and East Asian stardom, 2000-2005
Son Ye-jin first appeared as Jung Mi-jo in Park Ki-2000 hyung's film Secret Tears, and then went on to star in television dramas such as Delicious Proposal, Sun-hee and Jin-hee, and Great Ambition. Her first prominent film role was in Im Kwon-Chi-hwa-seon, taek's which screened at Cannes and won Best Director in 2002.
Her breakthrough success came in the subsequent films Lovers' Concerto and The Classic. Both were solid mid-level hits in Korea, and The Classic, directed by Kwak Jae-yong of My Sassy Girl, received widespread exposure in regions such as Hong Kong and mainland China, catapulting Son to East Asian stardom. In 2003, Son cemented her status as a Hallyu (Korean Wave) star by starring in the TV drama Summer Scent, the third installment of Yoon Seok-season-themed ho's tetralogy Endless Love drama series.
Her subsequent films were also huge hits in East Asia, particularly in Japan: A Moment to Remember, based on a popular Japanese series, broke box office records in Japan and sold over two million tickets in Korea, and April Snow, in which she co-starred with superstar Bae Yong-joon, was a hit in Japan and China. Son, who portrayed a pure and innocent image in her films The Classic and A Moment to Remember, was dubbed "Korea's First Love" in the country.
When she was guaranteed a talent fee of KRW 50 million (plus incentive) per episode for her lead role in SBS drama Alone in Love in 2006, she became the highest-paid Korean actress in Korean television series.
2006-2015: Film roles in a variety of genres.
Son then abandoned her nice girl image in her subsequent projects. In The Art of Seduction, she played a con artist, an ambitious reporter in Spotlight, a femme fatale in Open City, and a divorcee in the critically acclaimed series Alone in Love. Her performance as a polyandrous woman in My Wife Got Married earned her Best Actress honours from the prestigious Blue Dragon Film Awards and other local award-giving bodies in 2008.
Son wanted to do a more fun project after filming the dark mystery White Night, so she chose the romantic comedy series Personal Taste, followed by the horror-romantic comedy film Spellbound, which became one of the top-grossing films in 2011 and by far the most successful Korean romantic comedy movie in recent years.
Son made her feature film debut in 2012 with The Tower, a remake of the 1974 Hollywood disaster film The Towering Inferno. In 2013, she appeared in the revenge drama Shark (also known as Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus), and in 2014, she starred in Blood and Ties, a thriller about a daughter who suspects her father is involved in a kidnap-murder case.
Son reunited with Shark co-star Kim Nam-gil in the 2014 period adventure film The Pirates, which received mixed reviews but was a commercial success with over 8.6 million admissions at the end of its theatrical run, earning Son the Grand Bell Awards for Best Actress. Along with The Tower and The Last Princess, The Pirates is one of the highest-grossing Korean films of all time. Son then starred in the Chinese-Korean co-production Bad Guys Always Die, in which he co-starred with Taiwanese actor Chen Bolin.
2016–present: Critical acclaim and international recognition
Son reunited with My Wife Got Married co-star Kim Joo-hyuk in the 2016 political thriller The Truth Beneath, for which she received critical acclaim. Her performance earned her Best Actress honours at the 25th Buil Film Awards and the 17th Busan Film Critics Awards. She then portrayed Princess Deokhye in Hur Jin-April ho's Snow biopic The Last Princess. The film received favourable reviews from critics and went on to become a box office success, grossing US$40.35 million worldwide. Sung So-young of the Korea JoongAng Daily praised the film for being "interesting enough to hold the audience's attention from beginning to end," despite her belief that the screenwriter's (Hur) imagination went too far in several scenes. She stated that major events in Princess Deokhye's life were well portrayed, and that the film's greatest strength was that it made audiences want to learn more about her. The Korea Herald's Rumy Doo described Son Ye-jin as a "sensitive and technically refined performer." Critics praised Son's portrayal of "the unfathomable depths on the emotional ups and downs of Deokhye" as "outstanding," and she received numerous awards for her work.
Son co-starred with So Ji-sub in the 2018 romance film Be with You, based on the Japanese novel of the same name. Son returned to television after five years with JTBC's romance drama Something in the Rain that same year. The series was commercially successful, and Son's performance received high praise. Son also appeared in the crime thriller The Negotiation, co-starring with Hyun Bin, as a professional negotiator attempting to save hostages.
Son appeared alongside Hyun Bin in the global hit romance drama Crash Landing on You in 2019 as a rich heiress who falls in love with a North Korean commission officer. The drama was a huge success, ranking third in cable television history for Korean dramas.
Son will make her Hollywood debut in 2022, starring alongside Sam Worthington in Andrew Niccol's upcoming film The Cross. Filming for the film is set to begin in April 2021 in Hwaseong City, South Korea.
Marriage and romantic relationships
On January 1, 2021, it was revealed that Son had been in a relationship with actor Hyun Bin, her co-star in The Negotiation (2018) and Crash Landing on You (2019-2020), since the previous year, following the conclusion of Crash Landing on You. Son and Hyun Bin announced their engagement in letters posted on their social media accounts on February 10, 2022. On March 31, 2022, they married in a private ceremony attended by their parents and friends from both families. Son announced her pregnancy with the couple's first child on June 27, 2022, and she gave birth to a son on November 27, 2022.
Son donated $100 million to the Community Chest of Korea in Daegu on February 27, 2020, to aid in the fight against the spread of COVID-19. Son was born in Daegu.
Son and Hyun Bin donated $200 million to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association on March 8, 2022, to assist those affected by the massive wildfire that started in Uljin, Gyeongbuk and spread to Samcheok, Gangwon.
|Denotes films that have not yet been released|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2000||Secret Tears||비밀||Jung Mi-jo||voice|
|Lover's Concerto||연애소설||Shim Soo-in / Gyung-hee|
|2003||The Classic||클래식||Ji-hye / Joo-hee|
|Crazy First Love||첫사랑 사수 궐기대회||Ju Il-mae|
|2004||A Moment to Remember||내 머리 속의 지우개||Kim Su-jin|
|The Art of Seduction||작업의 정석||Han Ji-won|
|2007||Yobi, the Five Tailed Fox||천년여우 여우비||Yobi||voice|
|2008||Open City||무방비 도시||Baek Jang-mi|
|My Wife Got Married||아내가 결혼했다||Joo In-ah|
|2009||White Night||백야행: 하얀 어둠 속을 걷다||Yoo Mi-ho / Lee Ji-ah|
|2011||Spellbound||오싹한 연애||Kang Yeo-ri|
|2012||The Tower||타워||Seo Yoon-hee|
|2013||Blood and Ties||공범||Jung Da-eun|
|2014||The Pirates||해적: 바다로 간 산적||Yeo-wol|
|2015||Bad Guys Always Die||나쁜놈은 반드시 죽는다||Ji-yeon||International co-production|
|2016||The Truth Beneath||비밀은 없다||Kim Yeon-hong|
|The Last Princess||덕혜옹주||Princess Deokhye|
|2018||Be with You||지금 만나러 갑니다||Im Soo-ah|
|The Negotiation||협상||Ha Chae-yoon|
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Notes|
|2001||Delicious Proposal||맛있는 청혼||Jang Hee-ae|
|Sun-hee and Jin-hee||선희 진희||Shim Sun-hee|
|2002||Great Ambition||대망||Choi Dong-hee|
|2003||Summer Scent||여름향기||Shim Hye-won|
|2006||Alone in Love||연애시대||Yoo Eun-ho|
|2010||Personal Taste||개인의 취향||Park Kae-in|
|2011||Secret Garden||시크릿 가든||Herself||cameo (episode 20)|
|2013||Don't Look Back: The Legend of Orpheus||상어||Jo Hae-woo|
|2018||Something in the Rain||밥 잘 사주는 예쁜 누나||Yoon Jin-ah|
|2019–2020||Crash Landing on You||사랑의 불시착||Yoon Se-ri|
|2022||Thirty-Nine||서른 아홉||Cha Mi-jo|
Awards and nominations
Main article: List of awards and nominations received by Son Ye-jin
Son has been the recipient of many awards throughout her career. She currently has won a total of 51 awards out of 72 nominations.
Son Ye-jin Biography
|Date of Birth||11-Jan-1982|
|Age in 2023||41|
|Birth Place||Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea|
|Profession||South Korean Actress|
|Height||In Centimeters: 165 cm.|
In Meters: 1.65 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'5"
|Weight||In KG: Not known|
In Pound: Not known
|Marital Status||Yet to update|
Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Son Ye-jin.
- What is the Net Worth of Son Ye-jin?
The Net Worth of Son Ye-jin is $20 million.
- What is the Height of Son Ye-jin?
The height of Son Ye-jin is 1.65.
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The birthplace of Son Ye-jin is Suseong District, Daegu, South Korea
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The birthday of Son Ye-jin is on 11-Jan-1982.
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The marital status of Son Ye-jin is: Yet to update.