Known for her starring roles in both The Empress (on the E Channel) and Thorn Flower (on jTBC), this South Korean television actress also appeared in several films, including Red Eye, Springtime, and The Piano in a Factory.
Early in her career, she acted in episodes of such series as Wuri's Family and Story of Two Men.
In 2012, she won an SBS Drama Award for her role in the miniseries The Chaser.
Her marriage to entertainment marketing executive Wi Seung-cheol lasted from 2006 until 2009 and resulted in one son. In 2013, she became romantically involved with fellow television actor Kang Kyung-joon.
She appeared in a 2009 music video produced by Alex Chu and his band Clazziquai.