Kim Ji-won
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Korean name: 김지원
Date of birth: October 19, 1992 (age 23)
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality South Korea
Bloodtype A
Zodiac Sign Libra
Agent Lionmedia

(2008-2014), King Kong Entertainment (2014-present)

Occupation Actress, Model
Years active 2008–present
Education Dongguk University
Gender Female
Height 164cm
Weight 45kg

Kim Ji-won (Hangul: 김지원; born October 19, 1992) is a South Korean actress. In 2011, Kim played her first lead role in the movie Romantic Heaven by director Jang Jin. In 2012, Kim performed in the new Korean drama To the Beautiful You as Seol Han-na.She also portrayed the role Rachel Yoo in the SBS series The Heirs.

Career Edit

Kim Ji-won first entered the entertainment industry in 2008 by acting in minor roles in dramas and appearing in a few commercials (Oran-C and Big Bang's Lollipop) and a music video (Younha's "Gossip Boy"). She then starred in the omnibus film Romantic Heaven but her big break did not come until 2010 when she was selected to star in a lead role in Song Ji-na's drama What's Up which aired in 2011.

Her best-known TV role was in the 2011 Korean TV drama series High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, in which she played Kim Ji-won. In 2012, Kim Ji-won was in To the Beautiful You as Seol Han-na. Her most recent projects are the omnibus horror film Horror Stories 2 and appearing in a music video for Baek Seung-heon's "Til the Sun Rises" along with Kim Jaejoong of JYJ (the full 30 minute video was not released due to unspecified reasons). In 2013, Ji-won was cast to play the role of "Yoo Ra-hael", a chaebol heir, in the drama The Heirs.

In December 2014, Kim signed with another management agency, King Kong Entertainment.

Filmography Edit

Television series Edit

Year Title Role Network Ref
2008 Mrs. Saigon Hye-ryeon KNN
2011 High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged Kim Ji-won MBC
What's Up Park Tae-yi MBN
2012 To the Beautiful You Seol Han-na SBS
2013 The Heirs Rachel Yoo SBS
Waiting for Love Choi Sae-rom KBS2
2014 Drama Special: The Reason I'm Getting Married Kim Ji-young KBS2
Gap-dong Ma Ji-wool tvN
2015 Hidden Identity Min Tae-hee (cameo) tvN
2016 Descendants of the Sun Yoon Myung-joo KBS2

Film[edit] Edit

Year Title Role
2011 Romantic Heaven Choi Mimi
2012 Horror Stories Kim Ji-won
2013 Horror Stories 2 Sa Tan-hee

Web series Edit

Year Title Role Network Ref
2014 One Sunny Day The Girl Line TV

Variety show[edit] Edit

Year Title Network Notes Ref
2011 Night After Night SBS Guest, Ep. 19 & 20 with Director Jang Jin
Come to Play MBC Guest, Ep. 354 with High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged cast
2012 Korea's Got Talent Season 2 tvN Guest, Final Episode
Strong Heart SBS Guest, Ep. 142 & 143 with To the Beautiful You cast

Music video Edit

Year Song Title Artist Ref
2008 "Gossip Boy" Younha [10]
2012 "Until the Sun Rises" Baek Seung-heon [12]

Discography Edit

Singles Edit

Year Song Title Album Notes Ref
2010 "하늘에서 별을 따다" OranC Official Commercial Song English Trans: "Pick A Star From The Sky"
2011 "Over The Rainbow" High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged OST
2012 "Might Gonna" What's Up Japan Edition OST with Jo Jung-suk & Yang Jiwon

Endorsements Edit

Year Product Notes Category Country Ref
2010 LG Cyon Lollipop (with Big Bang) Mobile Electronics South Korea
Oran C (2010-2012) Beverage South Korea
Clean & Clear (with Seohyun) (2011 - 2012 with Krystal) Skin Care South Korea
Samsung Securities Pop Securities South Korea
Tous Les Jours (with Won Bin) Bakery South Korea
CLRIDE.n (2010 F/W - 2011 S/S with BEAST) (2012 F/W with Sung Joon) Apparel South Korea
2011 Hazzy's Accessories South Korea
S.T.L Boardwear South Korea
2012 Thyren Apparel South Korea
2013 Crown Couque D'asse Snack South Korea
2014 Dr. G Gowoonsesang Cosmetics (2014 - 2015) Skin Care South Korea
2015 Lonsdale (with Ji Chang-wook) Apparel China

Awards and nominations Edit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref
2013 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award The Heirs Won


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