K-drama actors who are greatly influenced by their families (ft. Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin,Song Hye Kyo)

Family is the main driving force for many Korean celebrities, including Hyun Bin, Son Ye Jin, Song Hye Kyo, and many others.

Before there are the stars we know today, many Korean actors and actresses received huge support from their families. Most of them are now well in their 40s with families of their own. 

Song Hye Kyo 

The “visual goddessSong Hye Kyo was a beauty and acting icon in the Korean acting world. However, little do people know, the actress led a rather difficult childhood, and was only able to get through it with the help of her single mother. 

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Song Hye Kyo inherited her mother’s beauty.

In particular, the famous actress got from her mother her righteousness and resilience amid life adversities. She also learned how to cook and how to take care of her skin prior to her marriage with Song Joong Ki. 

As Song Hye Kyo’s mother was often busy, the actress was majorly raised by her grandparents. She’s never left alone, and feels happy and proud whenever it comes to her family. 

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Not befalling her family’s support and expectations, Song Hye Kyo drew immediate attention upon entering Korean showbiz. The actress had wrapped up her latest K-drama “Now, We Are Breaking Up”, and is preparing for her upcoming project “The Glory”, this time bringing a contrasting image as a vengeful woman. 

Son Ye Jin 

Once nicknamed “the nation’s first love”, Son Ye Jin is considered to be the showbiz’s happy child, having grown up under the love of her parents and sisters. Of course, the beautiful actress’s family is also a huge source of inspiration for her. 

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In fact, before Son Ye Jin played her first bed scene, the filming crew asked for permission from the actress’s father, who hesitated before giving in and letting his daughter decide.

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Meanwhile, Son Ye Jin’s mother is a gentle woman, who entrusted her daughter a case of treasured jewelry before her wedding with famous actor Hyun Bin. 

Early in her career, all of Son Ye Jin’s earnings were managed by her mother, showing their close relationship. Now that the actress is married and mature, she takes care of the finance, but will still consult with her parents. 

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Son Ye Jin recently announced she’s expecting her first child with her husband Hyun Bin, showing her extreme happiness in her perfect marriage and expressing her gratitude towards fans. 

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Son Ye Jin in her latest project “Thirty Nine”

Hyun Bin 

Hyun Bin is a renowned private personality in the Korean acting industry. The actor once announced that he wouldn’t use social media to maintain the privacy of himself and his family. 

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However, the actor also revealed that his father was an extremely strict figure. Rumors had it that Hyun Bin was even beaten with a baseball bat by his father, who found out he wanted to become an actor. 

Eventually though, Hyun Bin’s passion and dedication managed to sway his father’s heart. Apparently, there’s no one in Hyun Bin’s family active in the arts, and most do business or work as public servants. 

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A photo said to be Hyun Bin’s parents

It was due to the strictness of his father that both Hyun Bin and his brother grew up to be super dependable men with their own source of income.

Kim Tae Hee 

The legendary beauty Kim Tae Hee is known to be “born with a silver spoon”, having been raised in a wealthy family that allowed her to attend the best schools and whole-heartedly support her career. 

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In particular, Kim Tae Hee’s father is the president of a large transport corporation in Korea. He had always taught his kids to study hard, live independently, and be kind to unfortunate people in society.

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Kim Tae Hee’s parents 

And Kim Tae Hee truly learned from her prestigious family, having achieved almost perfect LSAT scores, and is continuously praised for her outstanding intelligence. The actress is now a “real estate” millionaire thanks to her sharp business-oriented mind. 

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Kim Tae Hee moved viewers to the core with the meaningful work “Hi Bye Mama”

Kim Tae Hee married the singer-actor Bi Rain, and has since given birth to two children. For now, she’s mostly focusing on her family life, and her last project was the heart-wrenching K-drama “Hi Bye Mama”, which aired back in 2020. 

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