Kang Ye Won

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Kang Ye Won - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Kim Ji Eun, who is more known by her stage name Kang Ye Won, is a South Korean actress.

She’s best known for appearing in various Korean movies such as Tidal Wave (2009), Harmony (2010), and Quick (2011).


Back into her pre-debut days, Kang Ye Won initially kicked her starting point in the acting industry when she debuted in Honey Honey (2001) under her real name, Kim Ji Eun.

One year later, she was given a chance to be the main character for a movie called Sex of Magic. She also appeared in another movie in the same year, Addicted.

Not only active in movies, but Ye Won also acted in several dramas, such as Who’s My Love (2020) and She Is Nineteen (2004).

She then continued her acting career in the movie industry until 2012. Those movies are The Red Shoes (2005), Miracle on 1st Street (2007), Tidal Wave (2009), Harmony (2010), Hello Ghost (2010), and Quick (2011).

Ye Won came back into the drama world by starring in The Thousandth Man (2012), Bad Guys (2014), Baek Hee Has Returned (2016), and Man Who Dies To Live (2017).

In 2021, she starred in The One and Only, a popular K-Drama series.

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  • Real Name: Kim Ji Eun (김지은)
  • Stage Name: Kang Ye Won (강예원)
  • Also Known as: Gang Ye Won
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: March 15, 1980
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Pisces
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Hanyang University
  • Hobbies: Painting, Singing
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  • Instagram: @kangyewon0315
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight: 47 Kg (104 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 33-22-33 (Bust -33, Waist -22, and Hips -33 inches)
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Boyfriend & Dating History

She has never publicly dated anyone nor rumored to date any person. She most likely prefers to keep her personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

Even though she is yet to reveal the actual amount of her net worth to the public, multiple sources estimated that she has accumulated around $1 million to $5 million of wealth.

She appears to earn most of her income by working as an actress in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Ye Won is a part of SM Culture & Contents.
  • She once had a controversy in 2015’s Real Men when her appearance was based on training for the military.
  • Ye Won decided to stop singing in 2009 because she had vocal fold nodules.
  • She admitted that she was very nervous when filming Real Men.
  • She is a very emotional person.
  • Ye Won is easy to cry if she is in a harsh or sad situation.
  • She thinks that playing a role as a urologist in a movie is not that bad.
  • Ye Won has a complexity about her large breast.
  • Ye Won also said that she has a small lower body.
  • She loves the arts so much.
  • Painting is one of the art fields she loves.
  • Ye Won’s apartment is very artsy, mixed with paintings, minimalistic furniture, and contemporary elements.
  • She hoped that her role in Part-Time Spy would accentuate her humorous side.
  • Ye Won owns a motorcycle license.
  • She has trauma to singing in high notes.
  • She gained her confidence in singing again after Red Velvet’s Wendy told her a secret to solve that problem.
  • Ye Won once established an art exhibition for Sisters Slam Dunk Season 2.
  • She has a good friendship with Han Chae Young, Minzy, Hong Jin Young, Minzy, Kim Sook, and also Hong Jin Kyung.
  • Her ideal type is Cha Tae Hyun.

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  • The Bad Guys: Reign of Chaos (2019), as Yoo Mi Young
  • Watching (2019), as Young Woo
  • Part-Time Spy (2017), as Jang Young Sil
  • Trick (2016), as Choi Young Ae
  • Insane (2016), as Kang Soo A
  • El Condor Pasa (2016), as Soo Ha
  • Love Clinic (2014), as Kim Shin Seol (female urologist)
  • My Ordinary Love Story (2014), as Eun Jin
  • The Huntresses (2014), as Hong Dan
  • Ghost Sweepers (2012), as Local news reporter Chan Young
  • Quick (2011), as Choon Sim / Ah Rom
  • Hello Ghost (2010), as Jung Yun Soo
  • Harmony (2010), as Kang Yu Mi
  • Haeundae (2009), as Hee Mi
  • Miracle on 1st Street (2007), as Sun Ju
  • Addicted (2002), as Young Eun
  • Sex of Magic (2002), as Han Ji Hye

Drama Series 

  • The One and Only (JTBC | 2021-2022), as Kang Se Yeon
  • Man Who Dies to Live (MBC | 2017), as Lee Ji Young A
  • Becky’s Back (KBS2 | 2016), as Yang Baek Hee
  • Bad Guys (OCN | 2014), as Yoo Mi Young
  • The Thousandth Man (MBC | 2012), as Koo Mi Jin (fox with nine tails)
  • She is Nineteen (SBS | 2004), as supporting role
  • Five Brothers and Sisters (SBS | 2002), as Han Sun Hee
  • Who’s My Love (KBS2 | 2002), as Joo Mi
  • Honey Honey (SBS | 2001), as Ji Eun

TV Shows

  • Pets GO! Doggy Trip (SBS ⏐ 2018), as herself (cast member)
  • Sister’s Slam Dunk Season 2 (KBS2 ⏐ 2018), as herself (cast member)
  • Scene Stealer (SBS ⏐ 2016), as herself (cast member)
  • We Got Married Season 4  (MBC ⏐ 2015), as herself (cast member)
  • Real Men: Female Soldier Special Season 1 (MBC ⏐ 2015), as herself (cast member)


  • 2016 Korea Film Actors Association Awards – Popularity Award – Insane
  • 2016 KBS Drama Awards – Best Actress in a One-Act Drama – Becky’s Back
  • 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards – Popularity Award for Variety Show – We Got Married
  • 2010 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actress – Harmony


  • 2017 Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actress – Man Who Dies to Live
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Man Who Dies to Live
  • 2016 Grand Bell Awards – Best Actress – Insane
  • 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards – Top Excellence Award for Variety Show – We Got Married
  • 2015 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Couple Award (with Oh Min Suk) – We Got Married
  • 2010 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actress (Film) – Harmony
  • 2010 Grand Bell Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Harmony
  • 2010 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – Harmony
  • 2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Haeundae
  • 2007 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actress – Miracle on 1st Street


“Looking back upon my career, it is curiosity that drove me moving forward.” 

“Before Real Men, appearing on TV shows for the purpose of promoting my films was an extremely scary experience because I am a bit introvert. owever, when my management company decided to put me in Real Men, I resigned myself to my fate … I don’t know why but I just hardened my heart to God and luckily the viewers took me positively.”

“I am worried that I have been in too many works continuously. Not everything goes my way. Sometimes I choose something I want, although it doesn’t work out and sometimes it’s the other way around. What I can do though, is do my best.”

“Frankly, I don’t really feel my soaring popularity as others say, but I would rather prefer to focus my energy on my next job. I don’t like to look back on the past personally.”

“My old friends have always said that I am extraordinarily inquisitive, which I completely agree with.”


Who is Kang Ye Won?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Kang Ye Won’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Ji Eun (김지은).

What makes Kang Ye Won famous?

She’s best known for appearing in various Korean movies such as Tidal Wave (2009), Harmony (2010), and Quick (2011).

Where is Kang Ye Won from?

She was born in Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Kang Ye Won?

She was born in 1980, and she is 45 years old as of 2025.

When does Kang Ye Won celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 15th of every March.

How tall is Kang Ye Won?

Her height is 5’5″ or 165 cm.

Who are Kang Ye Won’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother

Is Kang Ye Won married?

She is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kang Ye Won’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Kang Ye Won?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Kang Ye Won’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

A hardworking actress, Kang Ye Won is such a role model. She is passionate, genuine, and sincere. So adorable!