Who Is Katy Louise Saunders? Meet The British Actress Reported To Be Song Joong Ki’s Girlfriend

She is actually based in Italy!

Recently, it was reported that actor Song Joong Ki is dating.

Song Joong Ki | HiSTORY D&C

According to an exclusive report from Sports Chosun, Song Joong Ki is currently dating a “non-celebrity from England.” The two have been in a relationship for over one year. His agency High Zium Studio confirmed his relationship status with a short statement shortly after the news.

Song Joong Ki is meeting a woman with good feelings. Please watch over them with a warm heart.

We ask for your understanding that information other than the fact that they are in a relationship cannot be confirmed. Please refrain from reporting unconfirmed speculation.

— High Zium Studio

While the reports claimed the woman in question was not a celebrity, that might not actually be the case. She might just not be a celebrity in South Korea.

There are speculations that Song Joong Ki’s girlfriend is actually British actress Katy Louise Saunders (also known as Kate Saunders).

Katy Louise Saunders | IMDb

During Song Joong Ki’s Daesang acceptance speech at the APAN Star Awards, he thanked “Katy, Nalla, Maya, and Antes,” which includes her first name as well as her dogs’ names, according to a previous Facebook post.

| Katy Louise Saunders/Facebook

But who exactly is Katy Louise Saunders?

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She was born to a British father and Columbian mother in London, England, on July 21, 1984, making her 38 years old, only one year older than Song Joong Ki.

Katy Louise Saunders in “Tre metri sopra il cielo” | IMDb

Due to her father’s profession, which required the family to relocate, she grew up between London and Italy. So, she studied at an English school in Rome before ultimately receiving a bachelor’s degree in business administration at Bocconi University in Milan.

Katy Louise Saunders (left) in “Sapore di te” | IMDb

Katy Louise Saunders made her debut as an actress in the 2002 Italian romance-drama film Un viaggio chiamato amore (internationally released as A Journey Called Love or A Scandalous Journey), directed by Michele Placido. It is based on a true story, focusing on the “tormented relationship between the writer Sibilla Aleramo and the poet Dino Campana.” She portrayed a younger version of Laura Morante‘s character Sibilla Aleramo.

In 2003, she was an extra in The Lizzie McGuire Movie as “Cute Girl #1.” Also that year, she appeared in Virgin Territory as Sister Maddalena.

Yani Gellman (left) and Hilary Duff (right) | Disney
Katy Louise Saunders (left) in “Virgin Territory” | IMDb

In 2004, Katy Louise Saunders starred as Babi opposite Riccardo Scamarcio, who portrayed Step in Tre metri sopra il cielo (also known as Three steps over heaven). Their characters are a socialite and a “bad boy” who fall for each other, respectively. The film was directed by Luca Lucini and based on the novel by Federico Moccia.

Riccardo Scamarcio (left) and Katy Louise Saunders (right) in “Tre metri sopra il cielo” | ShorTS International Film Festival

Katy Louise Saunders has also appeared in several film and television roles, most of which are Italian. However, in 2004, she guested on Law & Order as Naomi in S15.E4 “Coming Down Hard.”

“Coming Down Hard”

In 2007, she won the “Student Jury Award” for Best New Performer for her role as Giulia Farnese in the 2006 film Los Borgia.

A portrait of the bloody dynasty that spawned a pope, Alexander VI, as well as the role model for Machiavelli’s ‘The Prince,’ his son Cesare Borgia, and a legend of femme duplicity, daughter Lucrezia Borgia.

— IMDb

Katy Louise Saunders in “Los Borgia” | IMDb

In 2011, Katy Louise Saunders starred in the TV mini-series Non smettere di sognare (also known as Follow Your Dreams). She portrayed the main character, Giorgia, who was an aspiring dancer.

Don’t stop dreaming tells the story of Giorgia, her dream of love and that of dancing. Giorgia is 22 years old, she lives with her mother who is a concierge and with her younger brother Matteo. She was very close to her father, but she hasn’t seen him for years because he abandoned the family for another woman and for the baby she was expecting, so much so that Giorgia doesn’t even know of the existence of her little sister Emma her. Giorgia works as a cleaning lady in the studio of the TV show Don’t stop dreaming, but when she can she trains to dance ballet in her friend Bianca’s gym. One day she meets Lorenzo, the male protagonist of the film and of this series. He has just been left by the now famous Stella, who lives in Paris. The two fall in love and begin a romance as well. But their differences and the many vicissitudes sometimes push them to distance themselves, such as Stella’s accident in France, for which he has to rush to rescue his ex-wife who needs emergency surgery, but to unite them there is still Patti, a little girl who, after participating in the program Don’t stop dreaming for the first episode hoping that her mother will see and join her, gives her place in the program to Giorgia, because mother Teresa has joined her daughter.

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Katy Louise Saunders in  “Non smettere di sognare” | Mediaset

Besides this, her most famous role is Gina in the 2013 film Third Person, starring Liam Neeson, Mila Kunis, and Olivia Wilde.

Three interlocking love stories involving three couples in three cities: Rome, Paris, and New York.

— IMDb

Her most recent roles were all in 2018, though. She appeared in Condor, The Scorpion King: Book of Souls, and Welcome Home.

Katy Louise Saunders (left) in “The Scorpion King: Book of Souls” | Amazon

Similarly, while she has social media and can be found on Twitter as @katylsaunders, on Facebook as Katy Louise Saunders, and Instagram as @katylouisesaunders, she has not been active on any for a few years.

It has been reported that she has been a language teacher recently. So, it’s curious how the two actors met, considering one has been inactive while the other has been increasingly active. It also provokes one to wonder if the Vincenzo actor finally visited Italy after playing the Korean Italian mafia lawyer, although he had not visited before or during filming despite the scenes set in Italy.

They were reportedly introduced by an acquaintance last year, and their relationship soon developed due to mutual sympathy.

Source: Mayor Tunes and IMDb

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