Gong Hyo-Jin is a South Korean model and actress under Management ‘SOOP’. Gong Hyo-Jin is well-recognized for her notable performances in several South Korean films.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Gong Hyo-Jin was born in Sinwol-dong, Gangseo District, Seoul, South Korea, on April 4, 1980. Presently, she is 41 years old and her sun sign is Aries. She moved to Australia when she was a junior in high school with her mother and brother.
Gong attended John Paul College in Brisbane, before returning to Korea in 1997 owing to the IMF crisis, which affected most parts of East Asia. Then, she went to Sejong University, Seoul, to complete her education before making her debut as a model.
Career and Professional life
Gong started her career as a model in 1998, working in various commercials for the telecom industry. She was not serious about acting when she first started. Moreover, ‘Happy to Death’ was one such advertisement in which she initially appeared. After a year, she starred in a horror flick named ‘Memento Mori.’
Although the film didn’t become a commercial hit, it was later considered a classic by most filmmakers. Moreover, Gong managed to grab the attention of many with her first performance. Therefore, she went on to receive a number of ‘Best Actress’ awards for the movie.
And, after the success of ‘Memento Mori,’ she decided to take her acting career seriously. Then, she went on to appear in the TV sitcom ‘My Funky Family’ in the year 2000. Likewise, in the year 2001, she continued to mesmerize her fans with her acting skills by appearing in television series, such as ‘Wonderful Days’ and ‘Teabag Without Hope.’
Likewise, she continued appearing in minor roles in films like ‘Last Present,’ ‘Volcano High,’ and ‘Guns & Talks.’ Then, she bagged an important role in the 2002 satirical ‘Emergency Act 19.’ Further, she also appeared in ‘A Bizarre Love Triangle.’
Thereafter, in the year 2002, she impressed many movie buffs by delivering a stunning performance in MBC’s ‘Ruler of Your Own World’. And, it received a cult status. Moreover, in the series, she played the role of Song Mi-rae and did complete justice to her role. Then, she appeared in another movie named ‘Conduct Zero’ and was again appreciated by critics as well as a general audience.
Gong appeared in MBC’s ‘Snowman’ in the year 2003, in which she started as a girl who falls in love with her brother-in-law. She also played a high school teacher who meets her high school sweetheart in KBS2’s ‘Sang-doo! Let’s Go to School.’ Moreover, her amazing performance in the series earned her a number of awards.
Gong also starred in a few music videos for artists, like Lee Soo-young and Yoon Gun. In the year 2004, she starred in a series named ‘5 Stars.’ And, in the following year, she appeared in a movie called ‘Heaven’s Soldiers.’ And, during this stage of her career, she was not satisfied with the kind of roles that she was being offered.
She portrayed in ‘Family Ties’, in 2006. Gong received rave reviews for her brilliant acting in the movie. And, the rest of the cast too, was praised for their respective work in the film. Along with the success, she returned to TV in the year 2007 with her next venture named ‘Thank You.’
More about her career
Likewise, in 2007, she starred in various movies, like ‘My Son,’ ‘Happiness’ and ‘M.’ Then, she played a vital role in the 2008 film ‘Crush and Blush,’ which also, went on to achieve cult status. Moreover, it was a black comedy genre film, and Gong’s performance as a misanthropic woman earned her many awards.
Similarly, in the year 2010, she appeared in ‘Pasta’. Also, it went on to become a major box office hit. She worked in ‘The Greatest Love’, in the year 2011. It is a TV series that portrayed a romantic relationship between a pop star and an actor and the series was a big hit. Further, she also starred in the series ‘Love Fiction’, which became a commercial success.
Also, she starred in a documentary named ‘577 Project’. In the year 2013, she appeared in a comedy flick titled ‘Boomerang Family’. After then, she starred in a horror-comedy series, ‘Master’s Sun,’ and was hailed as the ‘Queen of Romantic Comedy’ by her fans.
Moreover, she experimented with her roles in 2014 as she starred in ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love.’ She also appeared in a sitcom named ‘The Producers’ in 2015. Similarly, in 2016, she appeared in a prominent role in ‘Don’t Dare to Dream’. She then appeared in a thriller titled ‘Single Rider’.
Likewise, she starred in the thriller ‘Single Rider’ with Lee Byung-hun in 2017. And, in the year 2018, she started in ‘Door Lock’. In 2019, she appeared in ‘Hit-and-Run Squad’. And, in the same year, she made her small-screen comeback in ‘When the Camellia Blooms’. Luckily, she won the ‘Grand Prize’ award at the KBS Drama Awards.
Gong has also performed on stage with Willy Russell in ‘Educating Rita.’ Therefore, the play was based on a relationship between a university lecturer and a young working-class hairdresser. Later in 2010, she published a collection of essays titled, ‘Gong Hyo-jin’s Notebook.’ And, the book became the best seller.
Moreover, she is also a fashion star. And, she has launched her own fashion line named ‘Excuse Me x Suecomma Bonnie.’ Gong became the jury president for the International Women’s Film Festival which was held in the year 2009. Also, she was a jury member for the 2011 ‘Asiana International Short Film Festival’.
Gong previously dated South Korean actor Ryu Seung-Ryong in 2003. But, sadly, they broke up in 2012. And, in the year 2014, she began dating Lee Jin-Wook. Unfortunately, they broke up after dating for four months. Since then, there is no information regarding her dating life. However, she must be enjoying her single life and focusing on her career at the moment.
Gong is a pretty and gorgeous person. She is 5 feet 8 inches tall and she weighs around 49 kilos. She has a lean and slim body figure. Her body measures 34-26-38 inches (chest-waist-hip). Moreover, her bra size is 32B and her shoe size is 7 (UK). Moreover, she has pretty pair of dark brown eyes and has brown hair color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Gong is only active on Instagram. She goes under the username ‘@rovvxhyo’. And her Instagram page has earned more than 2.4 million followers. Sadly, she is not active on other media like TikTok, Twitter, YouTube, etc.
As being a successful and famous personality, she definitely earns a good amount of money. Her acting and modeling career might have earned a great fortune for herself. However, her net worth is $1 million as of 2021.