Song Hye-kyo gained popularity through television dramas such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), All In (2003), Full House (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), and Descendants of the Sun (2016), and on big screen we saw her in The Grandmaster (2013) and Pool ha-woo-seu (2004).
Her Christian name is Lorraine and she is a former figure skater. She was born in Daegu, South Korea but her family moved up to Seoul when she was a small child.
In 2013, at the 49th Baeksang Art Awards, she was awarded the Best Actress for her role in That Winter, the wind blows. Instead, in 2011, at the 12th Women in Film Korea Awards, she was awarded the Best Actress award for her role in A reason to live. In 2013, at the 6th Korea Drama Awards, she was awarded the Grand Prize for her role in That Winter, the wind blows.
She was romantically linked with Byung Heon Lee, who co-starred with her in TV Drama All in. After, she had a love affair with Hyun Bin, who co-starred with her in TV Drama Worlds Within.
Song is one of the most in-demand product endorsers in Korea and has done many TV commercials and print ads over the years. She has been a spokesperson for popular brands such as Laneige, Levi’s Lady Style, Etude House, Whitea, Aritaum, Innisfree, Roem, McDonalds Ice Cream, Animal Crossing for the Nintendo DS and many others. In August 2014, Song made a public apology for committing tax evasion.