Kim Ji-won Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Boyfriend, Family, Images, And More
Kim Ji-won is a South Korean actress who was born on October 19, 1992. She rose to prominence after appearing in the television series The Heirs (2013) and Descendants of the Sun (2016), before moving on to lead roles in Fight for My Way (2017), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), Lovestruck in the City (2020-2021), and My Liberation Notes (2020-2021). (2022). Kim's television dramas' success in Asia established her as a Hallyu star.
Childhood and education
Kim Ji won was born in Seoul on October 19, 1992, and has a two-year-old elder sister. She was scouted on the street in middle school, signed with an entertainment agency, and then worked as a trainee for over three years while preparing for her debut. She studied drama at Dongguk University after graduating from Paekahm High School.
Career s2008–2012: Beginnings
Kim was trained in singing, dancing, and acting before deciding on the latter. She was a background vocalist for singer Younha, appearing in various performances as a keyboardist and background vocalist, as well as in Younha's music video "Gossip Boy" in 2008. There were plans for her to make her debut as a singer under the stage name "JessicaK" at the time. Kim made her acting debut in the drama Mrs. Saigon prior to her official debut. Kim then officially entered the industry in 2010 in a commercial for LG Cyon's Lollipop 2 featuring the group Big Bang and thus became known as the "Lollipop Girl". She later became known as the "Oran C Girl" after appearing in a carbonated drink commercial in which she performed a song and dance number. Because of her resemblance to the actress, she was also dubbed Little Kim Tae-hee.
Kim's first role after her debut was in the romance omnibus film Romantic Heaven, but she rose to prominence as an actress after appearing in the 2011 sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged. She then appeared in another major television series, What's Up, a musical drama. Kim then appeared in the high school drama To the Beautiful You and the horror film Horror Stories, in which she played a kidnapped high school student. Kim also appeared in Baek Seung Heon's debut music video "Till the Sun Rises," alongside Kim Jae-joong from JYJ.
Rising popularity and breakthroughs from 2013 to 2016
Kim appeared as one of the lead characters in the KBS Drama special Waiting for Love, about four different youths with opposing views on love, as well as in the film Horror Stories 2, the sequel to the previous Horror Stories film, as a student obsessed with black magic. Kim co-starred in the teen drama The Heirs the same year, playing a chic and haughty heiress. The drama, written by Kim Eun-sook, was viewed over one billion times on Youku, raising Kim's profile and earning her the New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards.
Kim appeared as a high school student and webtoon artist in the 2014 crime thriller Gap-dong. She also appeared in the KBS Drama special The Reason I'm Getting Married the same year. Kim signed an exclusive contract with King Kong Entertainment in December 2014.
Kim co-starred in the 2015 romance web series One Sunny Day with So Ji-sub. Kim appeared as Kim Bum's girlfriend in the TVN drama Hidden Identity the same year.Kim co-starred as an army surgeon in KBS2's military romance drama Descendants of the Sun, written by Kim Eun-sook, in 2016. The drama was a pan-Asian hit, with ratings peaking at 38.8% and winning the Grand Prize in television at the 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards, as well as being named Korea Broadcasting Advertising Corporation's Most Popular Show of the Year. Its success elevated Kim's profile outside of Korea. She won the Excellence Award for hosting the year-end KBS Drama Awards with Park Bo-gum and Jun Hyun-moo. Kim was also named Best Supporting Actress at the APAN Star Awards.
2017–present: Positions of authority
Kim was cast as a department store employee at the information desk who dreams of becoming an announcer in KBS2's romance comedy drama, Fight for My Way, alongside Park Seo-joon in 2017. The series was praised for its realistic portrayal of struggling youths, friendship, and love, and it finished with 13.8% ratings, cementing Kim's position as a leading actress. Kim won the Excellence Award at the KBS Drama Awards for the second time.
In 2018, she played her first period role in Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead, the third installment of the Detective K film series. She portrayed a mysterious woman who loses her memory and becomes involved in the investigation. Kim, along with her Descendants of the Sun co-star Jin Goo, made a cameo appearance in Kim Eun-historical sook's drama Mr.Sunshine.
Kim appeared in the 2019 historical fantasy drama Arthdal Chronicles as Tanya, the head of the Wahan tribe and Song Joong-love ki's interest. The drama served as a reunion project for Song and Kim, who both starred in the 2016 hit drama Descendants of the Sun. Although the series received mixed reviews, criticism for its similarities to other programmes, and lower-than-expected ratings, it was renewed for a second season. Kim and Song, however, did not reprise their roles for the second season.
In February 2020, Kim signed with Salt Entertainment. Later that year, she starred in the web series Lovestruck in the City opposite Ji Chang-wook which premiered on Kakao TV in December 2020.
In April 2022, she starred in the television series My Liberation Notes, where she played an introverted employee struggling to escape from her mundane life. During its run, the series received modest but steadily-increasing ratings and drew attention for its writing and relatable scenarios.
In June 2022, Kim's contract with Salt Entertainment ended, and she decided not to renew. On September 29, 2022, Kim signed with HighZium Studio (formerly History D&C) (formerly History D&C).
On December 5, 2022, Studio Dragon confirmed Kim's participation in the upcoming drama Queen of Tears (tentative title) slated for the second half of 2023. She will act as Hong Hae-in, the Queens Group's chaebol heiress.
|2011||Romantic Heaven||Choi Mi-mi|
|2012||Horror Stories||Kim Ji-won||Segment: "Beginning"|
|2013||Horror Stories 2||Sa Tan-hee||Segment: "The Escape"|
|2018||Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead||Wol-young / Crown Princess|
|2011||High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged||Kim Ji-won|
|What's Up||Park Tae-yi|
|2012||To the Beautiful You||Seol Han-na|
|2013||The Heirs||Rachel Yoo|
|Waiting for Love||Choi Sae-rom|
|2014||The Reason I'm Getting Married||Kim Ji-young||Drama special|
|2015||Hidden Identity||Min Tae-hee||Cameo (Eps. 1–2, 9–10)|
|2016||Descendants of the Sun||Yoon Myung-joo|
|2017||Fight for My Way||Choi Ae-ra|
|2018||Mr. Sunshine||Hui-jin||Cameo (Ep. 1)|
|2022||My Liberation Notes||Yeom Mi-jeong|
|2023||Queen of Tears||Hong Hae-in|
|2014||One Sunny Day||The Girl (Kim Ji-ho)|
|2020–2021||Lovestruck in the City||Lee Eun-oh / Yoon Seon-a|
|2016||30th KBS Drama Awards||With Jun Hyun-moo and Park Bo-gum|
Music video appearances
|2010||"Lollipop Pt. 2"||BigBang|
|2012||"Until the Sun Rises"||Baek Seung-heon|
|"Pick A Star From The Sky"||2010||OranC Commercial|
|"Over The Rainbow"||2011||High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged OST|
with Jo Jung-suk & Yang Jiwon
|2012||What's Up OST (Japan Edition)|
Awards and nominations
Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result|
|APAN Star Awards||2016||Best Supporting Actress||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Ji-won (with Jin Goo)|
Descendants of the Sun
|2022||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||My Liberation Notes||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Ji-won (with Son Suk-ku)|
My Liberation Notes
|Asia Artist Awards||2016||Best Celebrity Award, Actress||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|Asia Rainbow TV Awards||2014||Best Supporting Actress||The Heirs||Nominated|
|Elle Style Awards (Korea)||2016||Young Icon Award||Kim Ji-won||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||2016||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Descendants of the Sun||Won|
|Best New Actress||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Ji-won (with Jin Goo)|
Descendants of the Sun
|2017||Top Excellence Award, Actress||Fight for My Way||Nominated|
|Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Won|
|Netizen Award – Female||Won|
|Best Couple Award||Kim Ji-won (with Park Seo-joon)|
Fight for My Way
|KBS WORLD Global Fan Awards||2017||Won|
|Korea Drama Awards||2019||Excellence Award, Actress||Arthdal Chronicles||Nominated|
|SBS Drama Awards||2013||New Star Award||The Heirs||Won|
|Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards||2016||Asia Popular Artist Award||Kim Ji-won||Nominated|
Kim Ji-won Biography
|Date of Birth||19-Oct-1992|
|Age in 2023||31|
|Birth Place||South Korea|
|Height||In Centimeters: 165 cm.|
In Meters: 1.65 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'5"
|Weight||In KG: Not known|
In Pound: Not known
|Marital Status||Yet to update|
Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Kim Ji-won.
- What is the Net Worth of Kim Ji-won?
The Net Worth of Kim Ji-won is $1.5 Million.
- What is the Height of Kim Ji-won?
The height of Kim Ji-won is 1.65.
- Where is the birthplace of Kim Ji-won?
The birthplace of Kim Ji-won is South Korea
- What is the Date of Birth of Kim Ji-won?
The birthday of Kim Ji-won is on 19-Oct-1992.
- Is Kim Ji-won Married?
The marital status of Kim Ji-won is: Yet to update.