Television Actress known for her roles on such South Korean drama series as All In, Autumn in My Heart, and That Winter, The Wind Blows. Her numerous acting honors include Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and Seoul Broadcasting System (SBS) Drama Awards.
At the age of fourteen, she was the winner of a national modeling competition sponsored by an Energy and telecommunications mega-company called the SK Group. She went on to appear in a 1996 television series called First Love.
She was romantically tied to fellow South Korean actors Lee Byung-hun and Hyun Bin. In 2017, she married actor Song Joong-ki.
She acted opposite Korean pop singer Rain in Full House, a KBS2 drama series that aired in 2004.