After going through eleven failed auditions in 2004, Jung Ryeo Won almost gave up on pursuing a career as an actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.
That said, a year later, she got a lot of recognition in the clique vampire sitcom titled Hello Francesca. Then, she made her leap forward in the drama series My Name Is Kim Sam Soon in 2015.
The series was a huge success with evaluations of more than 37% and 50.5% for the finale. She was lauded for her perfect portrayal of a delicate yet laid-back character.
As for her career on the big screen, she was cast in her first movie leading role as a young lady with numerous behavioral conditions in the 2007 movie Two Faces of My Girlfriend.
Even though the movie was not considered a hit in South Korea, she still won the Best New Actress award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards for her spectacular performance.
In 2012, her contract with her previous agency ended and she decided to join KeyEast Entertainment to further support her activities as an actress.
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- Real Name: Jung Ryeo Won (정려원)
- Stage Name: Jung Ryeo Won (정려원)
- Also Known as: Jeong Ryeo Won
- Nickname: Ryeo Won (려원)
- Birthday: January 21, 1981
- Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Nationality: Australian-South Korean
- Height: –
- Weight: –
- Blood Type: B
- Religion: Christianity
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Griffith University Korea University (Journalism)
- Hobbies: Painting, drawing
- Parents: –
- Sibling: Jung Seok Won (Brother)
- Boyfriend: –
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- Instagram: @yoanaloves
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- Ryeo Won is a former member of the girl group Chakra, which debuted in 2000.
- She was a student in an exchange program at Griffith University, Australia.
- Ryeo Won is an actress under KeyEast entertainment, which is a subsidiary of SM
- She admitted to having gone through eleven failed auditions during her earlier days as an actress.
- Ryeo Won almost gave up on being an actress due to her constant failure.
- She has a sweet tooth.
- Her favorite color is red.
- Ryeo Won has a knack for writing.
- She likes to add syrup to her coffee.
- Ryeo Won is a huge fashionista.
- She is close friends with Lee Dong Hae and Choi Si Won from the boy group Super Junior.
- Ryeo Won was once caught up in a dating rumor with Korean-American actor Daniel Henney.
- She is a member of the Bible Study Group.
- Her ideal type is…
- Her net worth is around…
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- Woman in a White Car (2022), as Do Gyoung
- Gate (2018), as So Eun
- Never Ending Story (2012), as Oh Song Kyung
- Pained (2011), as Dong Hyun
- In Love and War (2011), as Park Sul Hee
- Castaway on the Moon (2009), as Kim Jung Yeon
- Melos (2008), as…
- Two Faces of My Girlfriend (2007), as Ha Ni
- My Boyfriend Is Type-B (2005), as Bo Young
- Father of the Sea (MBC | 2004), as Joo Hong
- Emergency Act 19 (2002), as self
- The Married Couple Is Jobless (-), as Yoon Hye Ja
- May It Please The Court (Disney+ | 2022), as Noh Chak Hee
- Diary of a Prosecutor (JTBC | 2019) – Cha Myung Joo
- Wok of Love (SBS | 2018), as Dan Sae Woo
- Witch at Court (KBS2 | 2017), as Ma Yi Deum
- Bubble Gum (tvN | 2015) – Kim Haeng A
- Medical Top Team (MBC | 2013), as Seo Joo Young
- The King of Dramas (SBS | 2012) – Lee Go Eun
- History of a Salaryman (SBS | 2012), as Baek Yeo Chi
- Princess Ja Myung (SBS | 2009) – Ja Myung
- Which Star Are You From? (MBC | 2006), as Kim Bok Shil
- My Name Is Kim Sam Soon (2005), as Yoo Hee Jin
- Autumn Shower (MBC | 2005), as Park Yeon Seo
- Banjun Drama “Get That Girl” (MBC | 2005), as…
- Banjun Drama “To Go Bungee Jump” (MBC | 2005), as…
- MBC Best Theater “Magic Power of Alcohol” (MBC | 2005), as…
- Hello Francesca (MBC | 2005), as Elizabeth
- Love Story in Harvard (SBS | 2004), as…
- Banjun Drama “Exclusive Love” (MBC | 2004), as…
- Argon (MBC | 2003), as Kwon Soo Hyun
- Drama City “수영장에서 만난 그녀” (MBC | 2003), as Hee Jin
- Do the Right Thing (SBS | 2002), as self
- Saxophone and Chapssaltteok (KBS2 | 2002), as Park Ja Nam
- Let’s Eat Dinner Together (JTBC | 2016), as a guest
- My Little Old Boy (SBS | 2016), as a guest
- How’s It Living Alone (On Style | 2015), as the main host
- I Live Alone (MBC | 2013), as a guest
- Healing Camp (SBS | 2011), as a guest
- Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest
- X-Man (SBS | 2003), as a guest
- Mystic TV: Surprise (MBC | 2002), as the main host
Music Video Appearances
- Lost in Perspective (2015) – Nell (Band)
- Can’t Be Crazy (2011) – Alex Chu
- As a Man (2010) – Gummy
- One (2008) – Epik High
- 2022 26th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival – Korean Fantastic (Features Fantastic Actor) – The Woman in a White Car
- 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress) – Witch at Court
- 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Witch at Court
- 2013 – 2nd KOPA & NIKON Press Photo Awards – Most Photogenic Actress – Jung Ryeo Won
- 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – History of a Salaryman, The King of Dramas
- 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – History of a Salaryman, The King of Dramas
- 2008 4th Premiere Rising Star Asian Awards – Best New Actress – Two Faces of My Girlfriend
- 2008 1st Style Icon Awards – Fashionista Award – Jung Ryeo Won
- 2007 28th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Two Faces of My Girlfriend
- 2006 MBC Drama Awards – PD Award – Which Star Are You From?
- 2005 MBC Entertainment Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Variety Show) – Section TV
- 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress) – My Name Is Kim Sam Soon
- 2018 6th APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Witch at Court
- 2018 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – Wok of Love
- 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Witch at Court
- 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Miniseries) – Medical Top Team
- 2012 48th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Film) – Pained
- 2012 5th Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress) – History of a Salaryman
- 2009 18th Buil Film Awards – Best New Actress – Castaway on the Moon
- 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Princess Ja Myung
- 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – Two Faces of My Girlfriend
Jung Ryeo Won had been in the lowest of her career, but with her spirit and sheer determination, she managed to get back up and strive again. She is inspiring in that way.