Kim Ah-joong born on October 16th, 1982, is a South Korean actress, model and singer. She is best known for playing the main character in the 2006 critically acclaimed romance comedy “200 Pound Beauty”. But in early 2009, a group of her full-frontal nude pictures was widely spread on the internet which completely shocked her. Kim and her management company have claimed that the photos were composite, not original.
Other names Kim Ah-jung
Born: November 22, 1981, 36 years and 11 months, Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea
Occupation actress, model and singer
Years active 2004–present
Zodiac Sign Sagittarius
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 5 feet 3 inches (1.60m)
Bra zize 34B
Kim graduated from Korea University with a master’s degree in journalism.
After her birth, she was so ill that her parents and doctor thought she would not survive. Her early life wasn’t so good. Song’s parent separated when she was too young and later she grew up with his mother.
From the beginning of her childhood, Song has a keen interest in acting. So that, she began to participate in various contests and also won in several. She shifted to Gangnam District in Seoul with his mother.
Song completed her education from Sejong University with majored in Film Arts. She studied at Girls High School.
Kim made her film debut in the romance film When Romance Meets Destiny (2005). She appeared in several commercials and landed first leading role in daily soap opera Bizarre Bunch.
Her breakthrough came in the comedy film 200 Pounds Beauty, where she played an overweight girl who undergoes cosmetic surgery makeover to become a pop sensation. She was awarded the Best Actress award at the 2007 Grand Bell Awards. She released soundtracks of the film, “Beautiful Girl” and the Korean version of the song “Maria”. “Beautiful Girl” won Digital Music Awards’ “Song of the Month” by Cyworld.
Kim returned to acting three years later, starring alongside Hwang Jung-min in romantic comedy The Accidental Couple. In 2010, Kim was cast in a U.S.-Chinese film project Amazing, a sci-fi film about the development of a virtual-reality basketball game. The same year, she was cast in medical drama Sign by Kim Eun-hee, playing a forensic scientist.
In September 2011, Kim was found guilty of tax evasion. She also had to pay an additional $600,000 fine. She and her management at the time parted ways due to the verdict. Due to this scandal she was banned from TV work in South Korea from late 2011 to late 2014, and she focused on films. In December 2012, Kim co-starred with Ji Sung in the romantic comedy film My PS Partner. This was followed by another romantic comedy film Steal My Heart in 2013.
She returned to TV in legal drama Punch, where she received positive reviews for her portrayal of a prosecutor. In 2016, Kim starred in the crime thriller Wanted. In 2017, she starred in time-slip romantic comedy Live Up to Your Name alongside Kim Nam-gil.
In 2018, Kim was cast in the film adaptation of OCN’s crime drama Bad Guys.
Initially, Song appeared in drama Autumn in My Heart in 2000 alongside Won Bin which became a huge hit in Korea. After that, her fame climbed to new heights and helped her to become Hallyu star. Later in 2003, she gave another blockbuster All In which rose her name into another level. In the same year, she starred in a romantic comedy series Full house with singer and actor Rain.
In 2006, she made her film debut with My Girl and I, which was also a Korean remake. Song amazed all with her role in Hwang Jin Yi which was released in 2007. In 2008 she returned to his TV series with The World That They Live In.
Apart from her acting career, she has also published a photo book named Song Hye-kyo’s Moment. Moreover, she has signed a contract with French global agency Effigies and released a photo-essay book in 2012 titled It’s Time for Hye-kyo. Her latest venture is Descendants of the Sun which released in 2016.
Song has been earning the good amount of money from all of her drama series and movies. Currently, she has a net worth of $2 million. She hasn’t revealed information regarding her salary.
She has managed to bag some of the popular awards which includes, SBS Drama Awards and KBS Drama Awards and much more.
2009: Goodwill Ambassador of FranceExpress
2009: 46th Savings Day: Prime Minister Commendation
2015: Ambassador for 17th Seoul International Women’s Film Festival.
Song gained huge recognition for her role in 2000 television dramas Autumn in My Heart. In addition, success reached the new height from her extremely prominent work in dramas such as All In (2003), Full House (2004), Descendants of the Sun(2016) and much more. Song has also featured in several movies, Hwang Jin Yi (2007), The Grandmaster (2013), and The Queens (2015). Her popularity doesn’t exist not only in Asia but all over the world.
Song Hye-kyo’s Rumors and Controversy
Once, the Korean beauty was stuck in a controversy where the suit was filed by a jewelry brand against her. Song was penalized $260,000 for the jewelry brand J Estina, allegedly breaking the terms and conditions of the brand. Song has reportedly been in rumors in the relationship with Song Joong Ki, which later became true.
Social Media Profile
Song is active on social media. She has Facebook, Twitter and Instagram account. More than 1.8 million people follow her on Facebook, more than 5.5 million people follow on her Instagram account and 53.5 people follow her on her Twitter account.
On July 27, Gangnam Police Station announced that back on the 22nd, Kim Ah Joong ran into a motorcycle crossing the crosswalk, and she admitted to the traffic light violation. Meanwhile, the driver of the motorcycle had been transferred to a hospital.
The police stated, “It was not drunk driving,” and added, “Kim admitted she has violated the traffic light signal. We have decided to summon Kim for further investigation.”
On the 14th of august 2018, an internet rumor spread that the actress that rose to stardom from ‘200 Pound Beauty’ had been found passed away at her house. Netizens immediately realized the rumor was pointing to Kim Ah Joong.
However, her label spoke up and said, “It’s a flustering story. Kim Ah Joong is currently at her schedules right now. We don’t know who could have spread such a rumor.”
The actress is currently filming for ‘Bad Guys: The Movie’.