First Name: Hyo Jin
Family Name: Gong
Native name: 공효진
Also Known as: Kong Hyo Jin
Nationality: South Korean
Born: April 4, 1980
Gong Hyo Jin is a South Korean actress managed by Management SOOP Corporation. She is considered to be the queen of romantic comedies due to her successful portrayals in her rom-com dramas.
When she was a junior in high school, she moved to Australia with her mother and younger brother, while her father remained in Korea to support the family. Gong attended high school at John Paul College in Brisbane. After three years in Australia, the Gong family moved back to Korea in 1997 due to the IMF crisis.
Upon her return to Korea, Gong began working as a model. She appeared in advertisements, notably the “Happy to Death” commercial for telecom 700-5425. After a year and a half of modeling, she made her acting debut in a supporting role in the 1999 “Whispering Corridors 2: Memento Mori”.
In 2011, she was designated as one of the goodwill ambassadors for the “Year of Friendship”, the 50th anniversary of bilateral relations between Australia and South Korea.
On October 11, 2022, Gong Hyo Jin married singer, Kevin Oh in a private wedding ceremony in New York.