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).
- Real Name: Wang Ji Hyun (왕지현)
- Stage Name: Jun Ji Hyun (전지현)
- English Name: Gianna Jun
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- Birthday: October 30, 1981
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
- Nationality: Korean
- Height: 173 cm (5’8″)
- Weight: 48 Kg (105.8 lbs)
- Blood Type: B
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- Profession: Actress, Model
- Education: Dongguk University
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- Parents: Muk Chang Ae (Mother), Wang Jeong Cheo (Father)
- Sibling: Wang Sang Jin
- Husband: Choi Joon Hyuk (Married 2012)
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- Website: giannajun.com
- 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.
Pics of Jun Ji Hyun
1. Ji Hyun always looks so glamorous
2. She is absolutely beautiful even in simple clothes
3, Love her minimalist makeup
4. She makes a great model
5. Ji Hyun looking rich and comfy at the same time
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.