Jin Ki Joo started her career in the entertainment industry after winning the Olivia Lauren Prize at the 23rd Supermodel Contest in 2014.
However, she had not made her acting debut until 2015 when she starred in the Twenty Again. Later in the same year, she also showed up in Splash Splash Love.
In 2016, she managed to secure a role in One More Happy Ending.
Besides drama series, she also spread her influence in the realm of movies, playing an important role in her first movie Little Forest (2018).
In 2018, after succeeding in her first movie, her breakthrough as an actress also came in through her acting in Come and Hug.
- Real Name: Jin Ki Joo (진기주)
- Stage Name: Jin Ki Joo (진기주)
- Nickname: Ki Joo
- Birthday: January 26, 1989
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 170 cm (5’6”)
- Weight: 50 kg (110 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
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- Professions: Actress, Model
- Education: Wooseok Girls Middle School, Chuncheon Girls High School, Chung-Ang University (Computer Science and Engineering and Journalism and Broadcasting)
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- Ki Joo was born in Seoul but lived in Gangneung for some time. Mostly, she grew up in Chuncheon.
- She has a place with the Poonggi Jin clan.
- A few netizens think she looks like actresses Geum Sae Rok and Lee Sung Kyung.
- Ki Joo was a student president at Wooseok Girls Middle School.
- She graduated from Chung-Ang University with a degree in Computer Science and Engineering.
- Subsequent to having graduated from the university, she has experience filling in as an advisor at Samsung SDS consultant and a correspondent reporter at G1 Broadcasting Company.
- Her father was a journalist and he influenced her dream to be a journalist.
- She had been wanting to work in media outlets, but she could not make it happen because of her parents’ opposition.
- Ki Joo is known for having won the 23rd Supermodel Contest in 2014 in the Olivia Lauren Prize category.
- She managed to secure a role in Little Forest (2018) because of the compelling impression she made on Director Yim by appearing at the audition with no makeup and wearing a training suit and slippers.
- Her ideal type is…
- Land of Happiness (2022), as a side character
- Midnight (2021), as Kim Kyung Mi
- Unknown Woman (2018), as Hae Kyung
- Little Forest (2018), as Eun Sook
- You, Whom I Met By Chance (KBS2 | 2022), as Yoon Young
- From Now On, Showtime! (MBC | 2022), as Go Seul Hae
- Homemade Love Story (KBS2 | 2020), as Lee Bit Chae Woon
- The Secret Life of My Secretary (SBS | 2019), as Jung Gal Hee
- Come and Hug Me (MBC | 2018), as Han Jae Yi
- Misty (JTBC | 2018), as Han Ji Won
- Wednesday 3:30 P.M. (Oksusu | 2017), as Son Eun Woo
- The Emperor: Owner of the Mask (MBC | 2017), as Choi Gang Seo
- Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo (SBS | 2016), as Chae Ryung
- The Good Wife (tvN | 2016), as Song Hee Soo
- One More Happy Ending (MBC | 2016), as Ahn Seon Soo
- Splash Splash Love (MBC | 2015), as Queen So Heon
- Twenty Again (tvN | 2015), as Park Seung Hyun
- Studio Moon Night (Naver TV Cast | 2021), as a guest
- Yoo Quiz On The Block: Season 3 (tvN | 2020), as a guest
- Problem Child in House (KBS2 | 2018), as a guest
- Young Farmer (Experience Farm TV | 2018), as a narrator
- My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a guest
- Model House Room of Ten (SBS | 2015), as a guest
- 23rd Supermodel Contest (Onstyle | 2014), as a contestant
- Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
- Spring (2017), as a lead artist
Music Video Appearances
- It’s Snowing (2021) – Lee Mu Jin feat. Heize
- 2020 KBS Drama Award – Excellence Award and Actress in a Mid-Length Drama – Homemade Love Story
- 2020 KBS Drama Award – Best Couple Award – Homemade Love Story
- 2019 Chunsa Film Art Award – Best New Actress – Little Forest
- 2018 MBC Drama Award – Best Couple Award – Come and Hug Me
- 2014 Supermodel Contest – Olivia Lauren Prize – Jin Ki Joo
- 2021 APAN Star Award – Excellence Award and Actress in Serial Drama – Homemade Love Story
- 2019 SBS Drama Award – Excellence Award and Actress in a Miniseries – The Secret Life of My Secretary
- 2018 APAN Star Award – Best New Actress – Misty
- 2018 Baeksang Arts Award – Best New Actress (Film) – Little Forest
- 2018 Buil Film Award – Best New Actress – Little Forest
- 2018 Grand Bell Award – Best New Actress – Little Forest
- 2018 MBC Drama Award – Excellence Award and Actress in a Wednesday – Thursday Miniseries – Come and Hug Me
- 2018 The Seoul Award – Best New Actress – Little Forest
Jin Ki Joo is an actress and model worthy of praise due to her multifaceted talents. Surely, fans cannot wait to see her grow even more amazing in her next project.