The year 2010 was a defining one for Song Joong Ki. While he’d already begun to make his mark in the acting industry with roles in A Flower Girl, Will it Snow for Christmas?, Hearty Paws 2, OB/GYN Doctors, the year saw the release of the fusion historical drama, Sungkyunkwan Scandal, wherein he portrayed an 18th-century Joseon-era rich, indolent playboy. It was his part in the series that skyrocketed his career to a new height and also helped him to gain fame in the film industry and among the movie viewing public. Ever since Joong Ki broke out, he has been featured in many other productions both as a leading and supporting actor.
Song Joong Ki’s Bio and Age
If you are a fan of the South Korean fantasy-romantic film, A Werewolf Boy, then you might be already familiar with Song Joong Ki’s face. He is an amazing actor born on September 19, 1985, in Dong District, Daejeon, South Korea. The actor is of Korean nationality and ancestry.
During his high school days, Joong Ji was an athlete and a straight-A student. He actively participated in short-track speed skating for many years and even represented his home district in national competitions a couple of times. Unfortunately, he was forced to give up speed skating after he sustained serious injuries in his first year in high school.
Unfazed with his failed sports career, Song began to study hard for his college entrance exam in a bid to prove himself. He ended up scoring 380 out of 400 points and was offered admission into Sungkyunkwan University to major in Business Administration and minor in broadcasting. The entertainer eventually graduated with a bachelors degree in the year 2012 with good grades.
While in college, the South Korean performer made his debut TV appearance on KBS’s show, Quiz Korea as a replacement for a senior who was sick. At the end of the show, he won second place and later became a cover model for the university magazine, College.
Song Joong Ki stepped in front of the filming camera professionally for the first time in the film, A Frozen Flower, in 2008. Since then, he has had several roles in a slew of television series and films, including The Innocent Man, Penny Pinchers, Deep Rooted, Asadal Chronicles, Descendants of the Sun, as well as The Werewolf Boy, which became the most successful Korean melodrama of all time, with over seven million tickets sold. Song is said to have watched/observed stray dogs on the streets and watched nature documentaries to learn how to imitate the body movements of animals in preparation for his role in the film.
The actor enlisted into the army at the 102nd draft camp in Chuncheon on August 27, 2013, and was discharged on the 26th of May 2015, after which was appointed as the Korean Tourism Honorary Ambassador by the Korea Tourism Organization. Song Joong Ki’s net worth is estimated at $1 million, as of 2018.
The second son of Korean father Song Yong-gak, Joong has an older brother and a younger sister. Joong Ki’s only sister, who is seven years younger than him, is called Song Seul-Ki. She has a cordial relationship with the actor and has been supportive of his acting career. Further information about Seul-Ki’s personal life and what she has been up to is not readily available online.
Married, Wife, Girlfriend
Joong Ki has been a married man since 2017. The actor and his Descendants of the Sun co-star Song Hye-Kyo, on July 5, 2017, announced that they were engaged through their respective agencies. The lovebirds officially tied the knot on 31st October 2017, in a private ceremony at Youngbingwan, Hotel Shilla in Seoul. The colorful event was graced by their closest family members and friends.
Hye Kyo and Song Joong Ki reportedly met in 2013 through actor Jo In Sung. Three years later, the pair met again while filming Descendants of the Sun and subsequently fell in love.
Joong’s former girlfriend and now his wife is a South Korean actress born in Dalseo District, Daegu, South Korea, on 22nd November 1981. She rose to fame playing roles in TV series such as Encounter, Descendants of the Sun, Autumn in My Heart, That Winter, All In, Full House, and the Wind Blows. The daughter of Song Dae-seob, Hye Kyo graduated from Sejong University. She reportedly worth $20 million and stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches.
After a thorough research, we can establish that Song Joong Ki is not in an extra-marital affair. He is happily married and apparently in love with his wife and thriving career.
Height – How Tall is he?
The actor’s height and weight are listed to be 1.78 meters (5 feet 10 inches) and weighs 65kg or 143lbs. Song Joong Ki sports a set of dazzling dark brown eyes and black hair color.