Jun Ji Hyun

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Jun Ji Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Jun Ji Hyun is a South Korean actress.

She rose to prominence due to her roles in various Korean movies such as My Sassy Girl (2001), Il Mare (2000), Windstruck (2004), The Thieves (2012), The Berlin File (2013) and Assassination (2015).


Since young, Jun Ji Hyun has been pushed to pursue a career as an actress or a model by her mother and her friends. She was deemed fit for the career as she has slim figure and perfect height.

In 1997, when 16 years old, she became a model for Ecole Magazine. A year later, she made her acting debut in TV series Fascinate My Heart.

She also had her first big screen role in 1999 film White Valentine.

Although Ji Hyun had begun her career as an actress, she was mostly known for her work in commercials. She became a sensation for her appearance in Samsung My Jet Printer commercial.

The woman from Seoul got her breakout role as an actress in 2001. At the time, she starred in the film My Sassy Girl.

The film turned out to be a hit across Asia. Its popularity helped solidified her spot in the entertainment industry.

In 2006, Ji Hyun made a jump to Hollywood with the film Blood: The Last Vampire. Her performance was praised by critics, but the movie itself wasn’t as well received.

She was also involved in another film Snow Flower and the Secret Fan in 2011. It also generally got negative reviews from the critics.

This former model didn’t let this little setback stop her. She made a return in 2012 with the hit film The Thieves.

She also made a return to the small screen in 2014 for My Love from the Star. The success of the series across Asia made her the leader of Hallyu (Korean Wave).

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  • Real Name: Wang Ji Hyun (왕지현)
  • Stage Name: Jun Ji Hyun (전지현)
  • English Name: Gianna Jun
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: October 30, 1981
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Model
  • Education: Dongguk University
  • Hobbies: –
  • Parents: Muk Chang Ae (Mother), Wang Jeong Cheo (Father)
  • Sibling: Wang Sang Jin
  • Husband: Choi Joon Hyuk (Married 2012)
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: –
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: –
  • Tiktok: –
  • Youtube: –
  • Website: giannajun.com

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 48 Kg (105.8 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 33-24-34 (Bust -33, Waist -24, and Hips -34 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: 2 (US)


  • Father: Wang Jeong Cheo
  • Mother: Muk Chang Ae
  • Brother: Wang Sang Jin
  • Sister: –

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Choi Joon Hyuk

Jun Ji Hyun and Choi Joon Hyuk, who’s a business man and her elementary school friend, were married on April 13, 2012.

Their wedding reception was held at Shilla Hotel, Seoul.

Their family welcomed the first child, a baby boy, in February 2016 and the second son of the family in January 2018.

Net Worth 

She has accumulated around $20 million to $30 million of net worth, according to multiple sources. She earns most of her income by working as an actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.


She made a ₩100 million donation to help the Sewol sinking ferry’s victims and family in 2014 through the  Korean Red Cross Society.

In 2020, she donated ₩100 million to help relief the COVID-19 pandemic and the same amount of fund to help the Uljin, Gyeongbuk wildfire’s victims in 2022.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to alter her visual appearance.


  • Ji Hyun grew up in Seoul.
  • She has an older brother born in 1976.
  • She picks white as favorite color.
  • This actress has a degree in mass communication and performance.
  • She used to dream of becoming a flight attendant.
  • She was the host of music program Inkigayo in 1998.
  • This model has a funny and friendly personality, which people didn’t expect.
  • She is friends with g.o.d members.
  • She is also close to Kim Yoon Jin, Lee Young Ae, and Han Ye Seul.
  • Ji Hyun wears shoes in size 245 mm.
  • She is one of the best paid actresses in South Korea.
  • She is also one of the most in demand celebrity endorsers in the country.
  • The woman from Seoul is the first Korean ambassador for Alexander McQueen.
  • The lipstick she wore on My Love from the Star sold out worldwide.
  • She has modeled for over 100 brands and got the nickname CF Queen.
  • The Hallyu star has a Bentley Flying Spur.
  • She’s married to a businessman named Choi Joon Hyuk in 2012.
  • Her husband is the grandson of famous hanbok designer Lee Young Hee and the son of fashion designers Lee Jung Woo.
  • She filmed the movie Assassination while pregnant.
  • Ji Hyun has two sons born in 2016 and 2018.
  • She doesn’t really have an ideal type as love is based on feeling.

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  • Assassination (2015), as An Ok Yoon (leader of assassin group)
  • The Berlin File (2013), as Ryun Jung Hee (Pyo Jong-Sung’s wife)
  • The Thieves (2012), as Yenicall
  • Snow Flower and the Secret Fan (2011), as Sophia / Snow Flower
  • Blood: The Last Vampire (2008), as Saya
  • A Man who was Superman (2008), as Song Soo Jung
  • Daisy (2006), as Hye young
  • Windstruck (2004), as Yeo Kyung Jin
  • The Uninvited 4 (2003), as Yeon
  • My Sassy Girl (2001), as The Girl
  • Il Mare (2000), as Kim Eun Joo
  • White Valentine (1999), as Jung Min

Drama Series 

  • Jirisan (tvN | 2021), as Seo Yi Gang
  • Kingdom Season 2 (Netflix | 2020), as Ashin
  • The Legend of the Blue Sea (SBS | 2016-2017), as Sim Chung / Se Hwa
  • My Love From the Star (SBS | 2013-2014), as Cheon Song Yi
  • Happy Together (SBS | 1999), as Seo Eun Joo
  • Fascinate My Heart (SBS | 1998), as Ka Yeong

TV Shows

  • Inkigayo (SBS ⏐ 1998), as herself (MC)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Love Is Always Thirsty (2002) – Yumi
  • Love of the Sun and the Moon (2000) – Jang Hyuk (T.J Project)
  • Hey Girl (2000) – Jang Hyuk (T.J Project)
  • The Beginning of Love (1999) – Leon Lai
  • Will You Understand (1997) – Cho Kyu Man


“Just like how we find it obvious that we breathe, exercising is on the level as breathing for me.”

“To be honest, as I spent more time off, I began to get very scared that I wouldn’t be able to return to my image in the past. In order to alleviate that fear, I exercised to the point where I thought, ‘Is it okay for me to be struggling this much?’”

“Every week, I do pilates three times as well as aerobics one hour before my classes. Even if I avoid other appointments, I’ve always tried to work out and make personal plans after I exercise. If I don’t do my absolute best at everything and am not honest with myself, I cannot gain good results. Although I am not perfect now, I do think I’ve become more relaxed.”

“These days, I find happiness according to the time of day. In the morning, I’m happy when I’m sweaty after a hard workout, and I get happy again if I’m able to make it to lunchtime on an empty stomach. In the afternoon, I’m happy when I pick up my kids, play with them, give them a bath, and give them a piece of candy. At night, before I fall asleep, I feel happy as I think, ‘I’m ending another day well.’”

“First off, you’re going to have to find out who you are. That’s how you know what you do and do not enjoy doing. Also, I think you have to make sure not to waste your time behaving and meeting others without purpose. Then your quality of life will improve and your self-identity will naturally become more defined.”

“Once you aren’t wasting your time, have discovered your truest self, and have begun to really cherish yourself, whatever you do will feel genuine.”

“As you meet people, there are some people who speak like ‘You’re wrong, and I’m right.’ Rather than that, I want to become the perspective that listens and accepts more.”

“As my responsibilities increase with my age, I try to live while carrying the gratitude I have for everything in my heart. I think that’s how you encounter better and more satisfactory experiences.”

Pics of Jun Ji Hyun

1. Ji Hyun always looks so glamorous

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2. She is absolutely beautiful even in simple clothes

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3, Love her minimalist makeup

Jun Ji Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. She makes a great model

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5. Ji Hyun looking rich and comfy at the same time

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Who is Jun Ji Hyun?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Jun Ji Hyun’s real name?

Her real name is Wang Ji Hyun (왕지현).

What makes Jun Ji Hyun famous?

She’s famous because of her roles in various Korean movies such as My Sassy Girl (2001), Il Mare (2000), Windstruck (2004), The Thieves (2012), The Berlin File (2013) and Assassination (2015).

Where is Jun Ji Hyun from?

She was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Jun Ji Hyun?

She was born in 1981, and she is 43 years old as of 2024.

When does Jun Ji Hyun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 30th of every October.

How tall is Jun Ji Hyun?

Her height is 5’8″ or 173 cm.

Who are Jun Ji Hyun’s parents?

Her father’s name is Wang Jeong Cheo and her mother’s name is Muk Chang Ae.

Is Jun Ji Hyun married?

Yes, she is married to Choi Joon Hyuk. They tied the knot in 2012.

Who is Jun Ji Hyun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Jun Ji Hyun?

Her net worth is around $20 million to $30 million.

What is Jun Ji Hyun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Jun Ji Hyun has worked hard throughout her career in the entertainment industry. She doesn’t let couple of setbacks stop her. Instead, she comes back with even better performances.