Son Tae-young (손태영)

At the time of writing, Son Tae-young is best known as the soon-to-be Mrs. Kwon Sang-woo. The lovebirds have set their wedding date on September 28, 2008.

But before the announcement that Son is marrying one of K-popdom’s most eligible bachelors, the 28-year-old kicked off her career in showbiz as a beauty queen.

The Iljimae and Sad Movie actress was the 3rd runner-up in the 2000 Miss Korea beauty pageant. She went on to act in the drama Pure Heart (2001). Her first movie role was in the 2004 flick Ghost House.

One of her more notable flicks is The Railroad (2006), which received a special award by the International Federation of Film Critics during the 25th Torino Film Festival in Italy.

The backlash from her impending marriage to Hallyu star Kwon Sang-woo has laid bare her personal life.

In 2001, Son made headlines for dating actor Shin Hyun-joon (St. Hobbo Oppa) after calling it quits with songwriter Joo Young-hoon. A love triangle between the trio made much fodder for gossip.

Son again became the centre of attention in 2006 when she got involved with music video director Cool K.

The lady openly expressed the pain of breaking up on a talk show last year, saying how she has lost faith in love. Little did she know, hunky Kwon Sang-woo (32) was tuned in to the program and her vulnerability made him sympathise with her. After that, the rest – as they say – is history. (You can read about their romance here or check out the links below).

Ladies, and gentlemen, I give you Son Tae-young:

Name: Son Tae-young/ Sohn Tae-young (손태영)
Date of birth: Aug 19, 1980
Height: 171cm
Weight: 50kg
Blood type: A


  • Going Crazy Waiting / The Longest 24 Months (2007)
  • The Railroad (2006)
  • 3 Colors Love Story (2006)
  • Sad Movie (2005)
  • Ghost House (2004)


  • Iljimae (2008)
  • I Am Sam (2007)
  • Freeze (2006)
  • Yeon Gae Somun (2006)
  • Marrying a Millionaire (2005)
  • One Million Roses (2003-2004)
  • Remember (2002)
  • Pure Heart (2001)

Source: DramaWiki & HanCinema
Pic credit: HanCinema

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