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Snowball Entertainment



Song Byeong-ho

Years active

Roman Catholic

Song Yun-ah

Sol Kyung-gu (m. 2009)

Sol Seung-yoon

Song Yun-ah smiling while looking afar and wearing a green blouse and earrings
June 7, 1973 (age 50) (
Seoul, South Korea

Movies and TV shows

Sol Kyung gu, Jo Sung ha, Ji Chang wook

Smoking scene in arang song yun ah

Song Yoon-ah (Korean: 송윤아, born June 7, 1973) is a South Korean actress. She is best known for starring in the film Jail Breakers (2002), as well as the television dramas Hotelier (2001), On Air (2008), Mama (2014) and The K2 (2016).


Song Yoon-ah with a tight-lipped smile and tied up hairstyle while wearing a black and gray long sleeve blouse and earrings

Actresses Song Hye Kyo, Kim Hee Sun and Song Yoon Ah enjoy a dinner outing together

Early life

Song Yoon-ah looking afar and there's a window's shadow on her while wearing a white long sleeve blouse with a black necktie and black pants

Song Yoon-ah was born in Seoul, but spent her childhood in Gimcheon, North Gyeongsang Province. She has two elder brothers, the first one is a doctor. While studying Cultural Anthropology as a freshman at Hanyang University, she was recommended by an older schoolmate to a modeling agency. Song made her entertainment debut when she won three awards at the KBS Super talent Contest in 1995, and began appearing in magazine advertisements and as an extra on TV shows.


Song Yoon-ah smiling while wearing a white see-through blouse and black inner top

In 1998, Song rose to fame as the antagonist in Mister Q, playing the head of the design department in an underwear company who bullies the heroine; the trendy drama was a big hit, with a peak viewership rating of 45.3%. Over the next few years, Song became well known for her roles in TV dramas such as Paper Crane (1998), The Boss (1999), and Hotelier (2001).

Song Yoon-ah leaning on the table while wearing a black coat and a black and cream dress

Her first few films did not make a significant impression at the box office. But in late 2002, Song starred in one of the bigger commercial hits of the year, Jail Breakers with actors Sol Kyung-gu and Cha Seung-won. Her energetic performance in Kim Sang-jin's comedy was recognized with Best Supporting Actress trophies from the Blue Dragon Film Awards, the Chunsa Film Art Awards, and the Grand Bell Awards. Song next played an anthropologist from the National Institute of Scientific Investigation in the 2004 horror film Face.

Song Yoon-ah with wavy hair and a fierce look

In 2006, she reunited onscreen with Sol Kyung-gu in Lost in Love, a low-key melodrama directed by Choo Chang-min about two college friends who drift apart and reconnect over the course of ten years. Arang followed, in which Song played a detective on the trail of a serial killer; this was her first time to get top billing over a male costar (rookie actor Lee Dong-wook). But like Face, her previous project in the horror genre, Arang was a commercial and critical failure. Song returned to television with My Beloved Sister, in the title role of a graduate art student who grew up wealthy but must suddenly take on the responsibilities as head of the family and take care of her younger brothers after their father goes bankrupt then disappears.

Song Yoon-ah with a tight-lipped smile while hands on her chin and wearing a black blouse and bracelet

Her next hit drama came in 2008 with On Air, a behind-the-scenes look at the Korean entertainment industry. Song was cast in the role of scribe Kim Eun-sook's alter ego, a successful, acerbic screenwriter who clashes egos with a top actress (played by Kim Ha-neul) while falling for a TV director (played by Park Yong-ha). Then in the 2009 thriller Secret, Song played the wife of a homicide detective—she becomes the prime suspect in a brutal murder he's investigating, while in the 2010 tearjerker Wedding Dress, her character is a widowed designer who is diagnosed with cancer and begins sewing the ultimate parting gift, a special dress for her young daughter's wedding, which she will never get to see.

Song Yoon-ah smiling with short curly hair while wearing a white blouse

After getting married in 2009 and giving birth in 2010, Song went on a five-year hiatus from acting. She became an adjunct professor and part-time lecturer at Seoul Arts College in 2010, as a faculty member of the Department of Performing Arts and the Department of Broadcasting, Entertainment and Visual Arts. Apart from occasional stints as an awards ceremony host (she hosted the Korean Film Awards from 2003 to 2010), in 2011 she also joined the cooking show Food Essay on cable channel Olive, and served as a judge on the first season of talent-reality show Korea's Got Talent.

Song made her acting comeback in the 2014 drama series Mama, which revolved around a terminally ill single mother's quest to find a loving family for her son before her impending death, leading to her befriending the current wife of a former lover. Her performance won Best Television Actress at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.

Personal life

Song married actor Sol Kyung-gu on May 28, 2009 in a Catholic church in Bangbae-dong followed by a reception at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Seoul. Both graduates of Hanyang University, they acted opposite each other in Jail Breakers (2002) and Lost in Love (2006). Their son Sol Seung-yoon was born on August 3, 2010.

Song Yun-ah smiling while looking afar and wearing a green blouse and earrings

In 2014, Song filed a defamation suit against 57 netizens who spread online rumors that she began having an extramarital affair with Sol in 2002 while he was still married to his first wife and was the cause of their divorce in 2006. Sol and Song have denied these rumors, stating that their relationship started in 2007.


Delivery Man (TV Series) as
Mo Chae Ryeong
- The Real Culprit (2023) - Mo Chae Ryeong
The Queen's Umbrella (TV Series) as
Sook Yong
Syowindo: Yeowangui Jib (TV Series) as
Han Sun-Joo
Graceful Friends (TV Series) as
Nam Jung Hae
- Truth Behind the Incident 2 (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- In The Mood For Love - Most Brilliant Times (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- A Dramatic Twist (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- The Man Who Knelt (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Things You Cannot Undo (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Truth Behind the Incident 1 (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Perfect Strangers (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- After the Play is Over (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Pandora's Box (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- The Beginning of a Crack (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- First Love (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Lie (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Confessions (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- A Secret More Horrifying Than Death (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Inappropriate Relationship (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- That Woman (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
- Confession (2020) - Nam Jung Hae
Innocent Witness as
Kim Soo In [Soon Ho's friend]
Room No. 9 (TV Series) as
Park Hyun Jung
- Episode #1.16 (2018) - Park Hyun Jung
Secret Mother (TV Series) as
Kim Yoon-jin
The K2 (TV Series) as
Choi Yoo Jin
- The K2 (2016) - Choi Yoo Jin
Assembly (TV Series) as
Choi In-kyung
Mama (TV Mini Series) as
Han Seung Hee
Wedding Dress as
Secret as
On Air (TV Series) as
Seo Young Eun
My Beloved Sister (TV Series) as
Yoon Seung Joo
Arang as
Sarang-eul nochida as
Hong Kong Express (TV Series) as
Han Jung-Yeon
Face as
Jeong Seon-yeong
Gwangbokjeol teuksa as
Gyeong-soon Han
Hotelier (TV Series) as
Seo Jin Young
Bulhueui myeongjag as
Kang Yeo-kyeong
Zzang as
Song, Na-young
Sarang (TV Series) as
Lee Hee-Soo (Sang Yong's sister)
Let's Eat Dinner Together (TV Series) as
Self - Guest
- Episode #1.30 (2017) - Self - Guest


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