In 2008, Kim Ji Won initially was trained to be a singer and actress from her previous agency and began her career as a background vocalist for Younha.
Not only that, but she also appeared in the singer’s MV entitled Gossip Boy under the stage name JessicaK.
No longer after that, Ji Won started to appear in many commercials and slowly she gained attention as the “Lollipop Girl” and “Oran C Girl”.
During that year, she landed her first acting debut in the drama series Mrs. Saigon (2008) as Hyeryeon.
Her popularity became wider after she starred in High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged (2011), What’s Up (2011), and her movie debut in Romantic Heaven (2011).
One year later, Ji Won came back to the television by starring in To The Beautiful You (2012) and acting in a horror movie, Horror Stories (2012).
That achievement then was followed by her main role in Waiting for Love (2013), a KBS drama special, and also The Heirs (2013) as a supporting actress, which rewarded her with the New Star Award.
Later, Ji Won then starred in One Sunny Day (2015), co-starred in Descendants of the Sun (2016), and became the main lead in Fight For My Way (2017).
Again, those roles raise her popularity as a newcomer and a lot of awards.
She then continued her career by starring in Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018), Arthdal Chronicles (2019), and Lovestruck in the City (2020).
- Real Name: Kim Ji Won (김지원)
- Stage Name: Kim Ji Won (김지원)
- Nickname: Ji Won, Little Kim Taehee
- Birthday: October 19, 1992
- Birthplace: Geumcheon-gu, Seoul, South Korea
- Zodiac Sign: Libra
- Nationality: South Korean
- Height: 164 cm (5’5″)
- Weight: 45 kg (99 lbs)
- Blood Type: A
- Religion: Christian
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Paekahm High School, Dongguk University (Majored in Drama)
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- Siblings: 1 sister
- Boyfriend: –
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- Instagram: @geewonii
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- Some fans said that her vibe is similar to Kim Tae Hee.
- Ji Won is under S.A.L.T Entertainment.
- Arthdal Chronicles is her second collaboration with Song Joong Ki after they worked together in Descendants of the Sun.
- Ji Won makes a good friendship with Park Shin Hye.
- INFP is her MBTI type.
- Actually, Ji Won is left-handed.
- Her favorite musician is Lee Sun Hee.
- Her favorite foods are chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, and iced mint chocolate latte.
- She also enjoys lamb skewers.
- She dislikes any food containing raisin.
- Ji Won owns two puppies, Jamong and Paul.
- Her ideal type is someone who is warm and thoughtful.
- Detective K: Secret of the Living Dead (2018), as Yeo Joo
- Horror Stories II (2013), as Sa Tan Hee
- Horror Stories (2012), as Sa Tan Hee
- Romantic Heaven (2011), as Mimi
- My Liberation Notes (JTBC | 2022), as Yeom Mi Jung
- Lovestruck in the City (Kakao TV-Netflix | 2020-2021), as Lee Eun O
- Arthdal Chronicles (tvN | 2019), as Tanya
- Mr. Sunshine (tvN | 2018), as Kim Hui Jin
- Fight for My Way (KBS2 | 2017), as Choi Ae Ra
- Descendants of the Sun (KBS2 | 2016), as Yoon Myeong Joo
- Hidden Identity (tvN | 2015), as Min Tae Hee
- One Sunny Day (Line TV | 2014), as The Girl
- Gabdong, the Memories of Murder (tvN | 2014), as Ma Ji Wool
- The Heirs (SBS | 2013), as Rachel Yoo
- To The Beautiful You (SBS | 2012), as Seol Han Na
- What’s Up? (MBN | 2011-2012), as Park Tae Yi
- High Kick! 3 (MBC | 2011-2012), as Kim Ji Won
- Mrs. Saigon (KNN | 2008), as Hyeryeon
- Drama Special: The Reason I’m Getting Married (KBS2 | 2014), as Kim Ji Yeong
- Waiting for Love (KBS2 | 2013), as Choi Sae Rom
Music Video Appearances
- Until the Sun Rises (2012) – Baek Seungheon
- Lollipop Pt. 2 (2010) – Big Bang
- Gossip Boy (2008) – Younha
- KBS Drama Awards 2017 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Fight for My Way
- KBS Drama Awards 2017 – Netizen Award – Female – Fight for My Way
- KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries – Descendants of the Sun
- KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Best New Actress – Descendants of the Sun
- Asia Artist Awards 2016 – Best Celebrity Award, Actress – Descendants of the Sun
- KBS Drama Awards 2016 – Best Celebrity Award, Actress – Descendants of the Sun
- APAN Star Awards 2016 – Best Supporting Actress – Descendants of the Sun
- SBS Drama Awards 2013 – New Star Award – The Heirs
- Korea Drama Awards 2019 – Excellence Award, Actress – Arthdal Chronicles
- KBS Drama Awards 2017 – Top Excellence Award, Actress – Fight for My Way
- Asia Rainbow TV Awards 2014 – Best Supporting Actress – The Heirs
Kim Ji Won is bright, young, and inspiring. She always does her best effort in acting and her skill always develops very well!