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Korean actresses at the age of 39: Son Ye Jin found the love of her life, Song Hye Kyo kept a low profile post-divorce, and more  

39 is a special milestone in every woman’s life. The same goes for these Korean actresses. 

JTBC’s “Thirty Nine” premiered recently and has been gaining much attention. “Thirty Nine” tells the story of a trio of 39-year-old women who are entering their 40s with many changes. Watching the drama, are you curious about what are the lives at the age of 39 of famous Korean actresses in real life like? Let’s find out together. 

Son Ye Jin found the man of her dreams 

After filming “Crash Landing on You” in 2020, Son Ye Jin continued to get embroiled in dating rumors with co-star Hyun Bin. On the first day of 2021, the year Son Ye Jin turned 39 years old, she confirmed that she was dating Hyun Bin

Korean actresses at the age of 39

This year, now that she has officially entered her 40s, Son Ye Jin announced recently that she would be getting married to Hyun Bin. Son Ye Jin’s life at the age of 39 could not be any more perfect as she got to spend it with the man of her dreams, who is becoming her husband. 

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Jeon Mi Do landed her first leading role, achieved success with “Hospital Playlist”

Jeon Mi Do, Son Ye Jin’s same-age co-star in “Thirty Nine”, also enjoyed an amazing year at 39 years old. Jeon Mi Do was cast in her first K-drama lead role in Hospital Playlist season 1, which aired in 2020, when she was 38. When she turned 39, the second season of Hospital Playlist was released, continuing the success of the first season. 39-year-old Jeon Mi Do is remembered as the beautiful neurosurgeon Chae Song Hwa, a beloved character who has left a strong impression on the audience. 

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Currently, Jeon Mi Do continues to gain attention by playing Jung Chan Young in “Thirty Nine”, showing a brand new image of herself. 

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Jun Ji Hyun challenged herself with new roles 

Jun Ji Hyun shot to fame in her 20s and has maintained her reputation and impact throughout her career so that until now, when she is over 40, her position in the industry is still solid. Jun Ji Hyun was born in late 1981, so in 2020 and almost all of 2021, she was basically 39 years old. This is also a period of time marking new changes in Jun Ji Hyun‘s career.

Korean actresses at the age of 39

In 2020, Jun Ji Hyun returned to the small screen with a cameo appearance in “Kingdom”, challenging herself in a new type of role, a female warrior. In early 2021, she starred as the lead in “Kingdom: Ashin Of The North” and “Jirisan”. Although both productions came under mixed reviews, Jun Ji Hyun still managed to show a transformation of image and flaunted her charm.

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Song Hye Kyo keeps a low profile after the divorce

In 2019, Song Hye Kyo announced her divorce after the marriage of less than 2 years. 2020 is the year Song Hye Kyo turned 39 years old. The beauty did not take on any new works in the year, but instead took time to adapt to the single life. At the age of 39, the beauty mainly gave herself a rest, traveled everywhere, and also went to New York to register for a short course. In addition, Song Hye Kyo also did some advertising contracts and short activities such as magazine shoots during this time.

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Then, at the end of 2020, the beauty returned with a new drama. As she was born at the end of her birth year, 2021 is still counted as her 39th year. After taking a complete break, she made a spectacular comeback with 2 dramas, Now We Are Breaking Up and The Glory. The year 39 of Song Hye Kyo is quite free, which is also necessary because she has also worked hard for many years.

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Han Ga In reappears after a long break

Han Ga In has always been a beauty symbol in the hearts of Korean drama lovers for many years. Unlike others, Han Ga In married actor Yeon Jung Hoon at the age of 23 and had two children at the age of 34 and 37. For a long time after getting married, the beauty almost did not participate in any drama. By the time she was 39, her two babies had grown up, so she was more active than before.

Korean actresses at the age of 39

In 2021, at the age of 39, Han Ga In began participating in variety shows and showed her lovely humorous personalities, which helped her immediately attract attention. Although she has been at home for a long time and is close to reaching 40, her beauty and skin are still so stunning. She can make others fall in love only by looking at her. 

Korean actresses at the age of 39

Jang Nara continues to focus on her film career

Jang Nara is also another young and beautiful goddess of the Korean film industry. Despite having been in the industry for many years, the beauty’s enthusiasm has never diminished, whether she is in her twenties, past 30 or about to be 40. In 2020, at the age of 39, Jang beauty returned with the drama Oh My Baby and continued to shock viewers with her top-notch aura.

Korean actresses at the age of 39

This role is close to Jang Nara‘s real age, a successful woman who doesn’t want to get married but just wants to have children, and ends up meeting 3 men of her destiny. Everyone thought that this is Jang Nara’s signal about her marriage, but after the age of 40, the beauty still puts all efforts into her work only. 

Korean actresses at the age of 39
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