Ji Chang-wook Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Ji Chang-wook Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Ji Chang-wook is a South Korean actor and singer who was born on July 5, 1987. He rose to prominence as Dong-hae in the daily drama series Smile Again (2010-2011), and has also appeared in Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011), Empress Ki (2013-2014), Healer (2014-2015), The K2 (2016), Suspicious Partner (2017), Melting Me Softly (2019), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Lovestruck in the City (2020-2021), The Sound of Magic (2022), and If You Wish Upon Me (2022).


2006-2009: The Beginning

Ji got his start in musical theater. He made his film debut in Days... in 2006 and had a minor role in the 2008 television drama You Stole My Heart. He made his film debut in 2008 with the film Sleeping Beauty.

In 2009, he starred in My Too Perfect Sons as the shy, younger brother who ends up raising his best friend's daughter at the age of 20. The weekend family drama drew more than 40% of the audience. He then appeared as a supporting actor in the action-comedy Hero.

Rising popularity from 2010 to 2012.

Ji landed his first lead role in the 159-episode daily drama Smile Again in 2010, playing a Korean-American short track speed skater. Smile Again dominated the ratings for 15 weeks in a row, and he was named "Best Actor in a Daily Drama" at the KBS Drama Awards.

He then portrayed the title character in Warrior Baek Dong-soo, a 2011 historical-action series (2011). Honorable was adapted from Lee Jae-manhwa. heon's Baek Dong-soo is a story about the early years of a Joseon-era swordsman, Baek Dong-soo, until political intrigue causes a rivalry with his childhood best friend-turned-enemy. Ji received a "New Star Award" at the SBS Drama Awards after the series topped its timeslot for 13 weeks. Later that year, he starred in Bachelor's Vegetable Store, a cable drama based on the true story of Lee Young-seok, a young man who turned a tiny 350-square-foot vegetable store in 1998 into a nationwide franchise with 33 locations.

Ji played a pianist who envies his older brother's natural talent for music in his first antagonist role in the melodrama Five Fingers (2012).

Ji returned to musical theater in 2013 with The Days, playing a presidential bodyguard who went missing with a mysterious female companion 20 years ago. The Days was a jukebox musical based on Kim Kwang-folk seok's rock songs.

Breakthrough and international ventures from 2013 to 2022

Ji made his breakthrough in the historical drama Empress Ki as Toghon Temür (also known as Ta Hwan), the 16th emperor of the Yuan Dynasty. Throughout its run, the drama received an average rating of 35.12% in the United States. Ji's performance made an indelible impression on both critics and audiences, earning him critical acclaim and recognition.

Ji went on to play the title character in the action-thriller television series Healer (2014-2015). Ji gained popularity in China and other parts of Asia after the drama aired. Following that, he appeared in Mandarin-language dramas such as The Whirlwind Girl 2 and Mr. Right.

Ji starred as the male lead in tvN's action-thriller The K2 in 2016, playing a bodyguard who is betrayed by his countrymen and falls in love with a girl suffering from PTSD and obvious sociophobia. The drama received positive reviews and topped cable channel viewership ratings during its eight-week run. In November 2016, he co-starred in the Lotte Duty Free promotional web-drama series, First Seven Kisses.

Ji appeared as a jobless game addict who becomes a framed murderer in the 2017 action film Fabricated City. The same year, he was cast as a prosecutor in SBS's romantic comedy thriller series Suspicious Partner, which premiered in May.

Ji was cast in the romantic comedy series Melting Me Softly after his discharge from the military in 2019. He played the role of a television producer who wakes up 20 years in the future after an unsuccessful human-freezing project.

Ji was cast in the romantic comedy series Backstreet Rookie in 2020, which was based on a webtoon of the same name. He played a former public relations director for convenience store franchises who eventually manages his own convenience store. In addition, he appeared in the romantic comedy web series Lovestruck in the City, which will premiere on Kakao TV in December 2020.

In 2021, he played a mysterious caller who blackmails the protagonist and his family with a bomb planted inside the car they are driving in Kim Chang-thriller ju's Hard Hit.

Ji played the mysterious magician Lee Eul in the Netflix series The Sound of Magic, which was based on a webtoon of the same name, in 2022. That same year, he played an ex-convict who volunteers at a hospice in the KBS2 drama If You Wish Upon Me.

2023–present: Creating a company

Ji's contract with Glorious Entertainment expired in March 2023. Ji is in the process of establishing a one-man agency with his manager, who has been working with him for over ten years, on March 14, 2023.

Private life

Ji started his mandatory military service on August 14, 2017. His basic military training was completed at the Army's 3rd Infantry Division in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province. Upon completion, he was given a prize for outstanding performance.

Ji was transferred to the Army's 5th Artillery Brigade in Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, to finish his military service. He was promoted to Corporal after being appointed as a Platoon Leader. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant. Ji was released on April 27, 2019.

Ji donated 100 million won to help the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake through the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association in February 2023.




2008Sleeping BeautyJin-seo
2009The Weird Missing Case of Mr. JSun Gun-man
2010Death Bell 2: Bloody CampSoo-il
Short film
2013How to Use Guys with Secret TipsHong-jun's brotherCameo
2015The Long Way HomeNation's armed forces conscription military police
2017Fabricated CityKwon Yoo
Your NameTaki TachibanaVoice only, Korean dub
The BrosYoung Choon-baeCameo
2021Hard HitJinwoo

Television series

2008You Stole My HeartLee Phillip
2009My Too Perfect SonsSong Mi-poong
2009–2010HeroPark Jun-hyeong
2010–2011Smile AgainCarl Laker / Dong-hae
2011Warrior Baek Dong-sooBaek Dong-soo
2011–2012Bachelor's Vegetable StoreHan Tae-yang
2012Five FingersYoo In-ha
2013–2014Empress KiToghon Temür / Ta Hwan
2014–2015HealerSeo Jung-hoo / Park Bong-soo / Healer
2016The Whirlwind Girl 2Chang AnChinese drama
The K2Kim Je-ha / K2
2017Suspicious PartnerNoh Ji-wook
2019Melting Me SoftlyMa Dong-chan
2020Backstreet RookieChoi Dae-hyun
2022If You Wish Upon MeYoon Gyeo-rye

Web series

2014Kara: Secret LoveAngel No. 2013, Chun Sa NamEp. 9–10
2016First Seven KissesHimselfEp. 3–4
2020–2021Lovestruck in the CityPark Jae-won
2022The Sound of MagicLee Eul
2023The Worst of EvilPark Joon-mo

Web shows

2022Young Actors' RetreatCast member

Music video appearances

YearSong titleArtist
2007"Are You Ready"Lena Park feat. Dynamic Duo
2009"We Broke Up Today"Younha
2010"I Have to Let You Go"Young Gun
2011"Cry Cry"T-ara
"I Need You"K.Will
2013"That's My Fault"Speed
"It's Over"

Musical theater

2007Fire and Ice
Composed of three short plays: Moon Story, Sandglass, That's Right!
2011Thrill MeRichard Loeb
2013The DaysMu-youngJukebox musical featuring songs by late folk-rock singer Kim Kwang-seok. Starred in the musical's first run from April to September 2013.
Jack the RipperDaniel
Brothers Were BraveLee Joo-bong
2014The DaysMu-youngReprised his role for the musical's second run from October 2014 to May 2015, December 2015.
2016Reprised his role for the musical's third run from August to November 2016 (select performances only).
2018Shinheung Military Academy MusicalDong-gyuMusical staged by the Republic of Korea Army (ROKA) in celebration of its 70th founding anniversary.


Extended plays

2016Be With YouMandarin


2011"Meet-Again Meet Again" (다시 만나면)Warrior Baek Dong-soo OST
"Oh-Sing-Sing-Men Oh Sing Sing Men" (오싱싱맨)
(with Lee Kwang-sooKim Young-kwangShin Won-hoSung-je, and Ji-hyuk)
Bachelor's Vegetable Store OST
Japanese release
"Your Warmth" (너의온기)
2012"Fill Up" (채운다)Five Fingers OST
2014"To the Butterfly" (나비에게)Empress Ki OST
2015"I Will Protect You" (지켜줄게)Healer OST
2016"Kissing You"First Seven Kisses OST
2017"101 Reasons Why I Like You" (네가 좋은 백 한가지 이유)Suspicious Partner OST
2019"When Love Passes By" (사랑이 지나가면)Melting Me Softly OST
2022"Magic In You"
(with Sondia, Ye.Z and Lee Yeseul)
The Sound of Magic OST
"Do You Believe In Magic?" (당신 마술을 믿습니까?)
"Don't Make Me Dream" (나를 꿈꾸게 하지 마세요)
(with Choi Sung-eun)
"Merry-Go-Round" (회전목마)
(with Choi Sung-eun)
"A Curse of Asphalt" (아스팔트의 저주)
"Annarasumanara" (아저씨. 마술을 믿으세요?)
(with Choi Sung-eun)

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
APAN Star Awards2014Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaEmpress KiNominated
2015Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesHealerNominated
2021Backstreet RookieNominated
Popular Star Award, ActorNominated
2022Global Star AwardThe Sound of MagicWon
Asia Artist Awards2019Asia Celebrity (Actor)Ji Chang-wookWon
Best ActorWon
Asian Film Awards2023AFA Next Generation AwardJi Chang-wookHonoured
Baeksang Arts Awards2017Best New Actor – FilmFabricated CityNominated
China TV Drama Awards2015Most Popular Actor (Overseas)HealerWon
KBS Drama Awards2010Best New ActorSmile AgainNominated
2011Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily DramaWon
2014Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length DramaHealerNominated
Popularity Award, actorWon
Best Couple AwardJi Chang-wook with Park Min-young
Korea's Best Dresser Swan Awards2016Best Dressed ActorThe K2Won
Korea Drama Awards2011Best New ActorSmile AgainNominated
2014Top Excellence Award, actorEmpress KiNominated
MBC Drama Awards2013Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project DramaWon
SBS Drama Awards2011New Star AwardWarrior Baek Dong-sooWon
2012Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily DramaFive FingersNominated
2017Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday DramaSuspicious PartnerNominated
Best Couple AwardJi Chang-wook with Nam Ji-hyun
Suspicious Partner
2020Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Fantasy/Romance DramaBackstreet RookieNominated
Best Couple AwardJi Chang-wook with Kim Yoo-jung
Backstreet Rookie
Seoul International Drama Awards2014Outstanding Korean ActorEmpress KiNominated
The Musical Awards2013Best New ActorThe DaysWon

Ji Chang-wook's Personal Details

BirthdayJuly 5, 1987
NationalitySouth Korean
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors, South Korean Men
  • Dankook University
Birth PlaceAnyang, South Korea
Sun SignCancer
Born inAnyang, South Korea
Famous asActor
  • https://www.instagram.com/jichangwook/

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