Most famous for her title role in the 2009 Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC) series Queen Seondeok, this popular actress also appeared in such South Korean television shows as 49 Days and Fashion 70's and in such films as Perfect Number and Take Care of My Cat.
At the age of seventeen, she began her modeling career by appearing in a Figaro magazine photo spread. She went on to act in a 1999 comedy film titled Attack the Gas Station.
In the 2001 television series Blue Mist, she portrayed a young woman, Lee Shin-woo, who was involved in a relationship with a married man twenty years her senior.
She and her husband, golfer and business executive Park Jin-woo, welcomed their first daughter in 2003 and their second child (also a girl) in 2014.
She and fellow South Korean actress Park Bo-young both studied film and theater at Dankook University.