Kim Ji Woong

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Kim Ji Woong - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
Kim Ji Woong is a South Korean actor and singer.

He initially gained fame as an idol-singer before expanding his career into acting and appearing in drama series such as Kissable Lips (2022) and Roommates of Poongduck 304 (2022).


After Kim Ji Woong stole almost every K-Drama lover several times ago, he significantly became a big hit among the fans.

Initially, Ji Woong started his career by jumping from one audition to another audition to be a K-pop idol previously.

Shortly, he was received by an agency and started his training as an idol.

He then made his first debut as an idol by becoming a member of INX, a K-pop boy group that debuted in 2016.

However one year later in 2017, INX disbanded and he moved to another agency.

After that, he continued to be an idol by joining the pre-debut group, ATEEN, and also B.I.T.

Later, Ji Woong found out that it might be good for him to explore another field of performing arts, so he chose acting as the field he wanted to explore.

In 2020, he appeared as a contestant for a TV show called Burn Up: Challenge to Billboard.

One year later, he gained popularity by starring in a K-Drama entitled The Sweet Blood (2021), followed by his supporting role for the movie The Recon (2021).

Ji Woong then continued his career as an actor by starring in some series, such as Don’t Lie, Rahee (2022) and Kissable Lips (2022).

In 2023, he appeared in Mnet’s survival show program Boys Planet (2023) and finished at 8th place. In the same year, he debuted under boy group Zerobaseone (ZB1) and focused his career as an idol-singer.

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  • Real Name: Kim Ji Woong (김지웅)
  • Stage Name: Kim Ji Woong (김지웅)
  • Also Known as: Jinam, King, Jiwoong, Ji Nam
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: December 14, 1998
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Singer, Actor
  • Education: –
  • Hobbies: Cycling, Dancin
  • Facebook: –
  • X: –
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @official_kimjiwoong
  • TikTok: @official_kimjiwoo
  • YouTube: 김지웅그리고

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 181 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: AB
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never publicly dated anyone or rumored to date any person. He most likely prefers to keep his personal and dating life out of the spotlight.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $100 thousand to $1 million. He appears to earn most of his income through working as an actor as well as an idol-singer under Zerobaseone.


Accused of Cursing at a Fan during a Video Call Fansign Event

In February 2024, the group Zerobaseone held a video call fansign event where Ji Woong as a member participated.

The event went smoothly until a Twitter user who claimed to joined the event posted a video where he allegedly muttering a curse word at the fan when the video call ended.

Shortly after, his representative agency WakeOne, uploaded an official statement denying the accusation.

The controversy became a talk amongst fans and non-fans alike for about two weeks, until the company employed a forensic agency to analyze the the owner of the alleged swearing voice.

According to the Korea Forensic Science Service (KFSS), who used CCTV footage to investigate the case, the speaker’s identity cannot be confirmed to be Ji Woong, so he was cleared of the accusation.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change his appearance.


  • Ji Woong said he wants to be an actor because many people told him that he owns an ambivalent tendency and he loves to explore many sides of him.
  • When he performed after his debut with INX back in 2016, he wasn’t satisfied with it.
  • Many people said Ji Woong’s first impression is chic, cold, and serious.
  • Actually, Ji Woong is really a funny person and loves to joke.
  • He has high confidence.
  • Ji Woong can dance very effortlessly.
  • For him, his secret weapon as an actor is his dance and confidence.
  • He also said that he would be good to get a role in an action movie or series because he is flexible and can be in tune with body dynamics.
  • Initially, his career as a singer was rejected by his parents during childhood.
  • Ji Woong loves the acting style of Lee Dong Hwi.
  • In the future, Ji Woong would love to do a lot of things.
  • He would love to establish a dance academy.
  • Ji Woong also loves to manage and create an exhibition.
  • His favorite movie is Master, starred by Lee Byung Hun.
  • Ji Woong wants to act together with Lee Byung Hun someday.
  • He once ride a bicycle to Busan from Wonju for at least 400 km distance.
  • He was a former go player in Gangwon-do.
  • He is very good at doing sound impersonation for Love Yourself by Justin Bieber and also “Do you like spring that much, you fools” by 10cm.
  • He is also good at doing freestyle shoulder dance.
  • He once got 4th place for the national relay championship and 3rd position for the national inline skate championship.
  • Ji Woong is so passionate about bicycles.
  • His ideal type is…

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  • Kissable Lips the Movie (2022), as Kim Jun Ho
  • The Recon (2021), as Yoo Sang Tae

Drama Series 

  • Kissable Lips Season 2 (TBA), as Kim Jun Ho
  • The Good Bad Mother (JTBC 2023), as Chairman’s son
  • Roommates of Poongduck 304 (2022), as Ji Ho Joon
  • Pro, Teen (2022), as Eun Ga Ram
  • Convenience Store Junkies (2022), as Si Woo
  • Kissable Lips (Heavenly, Viki, Bilibili TV⏐ 2022), as Kim Jun Ho
  • Don’t Lie, Rahee (Naver TV Cast 2022), as Seol Ho Won
  • The Sweet Blood (Naver TV Cast, VLive2021), as Yoon Chi Woo

TV Shows

  • Knowing Bros (JTBC ⏐ 2023), as himself (guest)
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN⏐ 2023), as himself (guest)
  • Boy Detective Ji Woong (YouTube ⏐ 2023), as himself
  • Boys Planet (Mnet ⏐ 2023), as himself (contestant)
  • Burn Up: Challenge to Billboard (JTBC ⏐ 2020), as himself (contestant)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Number Boy (2023) – Holland
  • Beautiful Memories (2022) – Lim Han Byul
  • So what, if the flowers are pretty (2021) – Shin Yong Jae
  • Into You (2021) – OnlyOneOf
  • Shut Up U (2013) – Wassup


  • 2023 Seoul International Drama Awards – Outstanding Asian Star (Korea) – Roommate of Poongduck 304


“Something I want to mention is that we are a very funny group. [Laughs.] I think it shines through the content that we share with our fans and the general public, and they are getting to know a different side of ZEROBASEONE.”

“I keep the same mindset for all performances.”

“Flowers don’t bloom in just one place. Flowers can bloom anywhere. So we [Zerobaseone members] want to make sure that we keep the same mindset wherever we go and we give our best effort to all the shows that we do.”


Who is Kim Ji Woong?

He is a South Korean actor and singer.

Who is Kim Ji Woong’s real name?

His real name is Kim Ji Woong (김지웅).

What makes Kim Ji Woong famous?

He initially gained fame as an idol-singer before expanding his career into acting and appearing in drama series such as Kissable Lips (2022) and Roommates of Poongduck 304 (2022).

Where is Kim Ji Woong from?

He was born in South Korea.

How old is Kim Ji Woong?

He was born in 1998, and he is 27 years old as of 2025.

When does Kim Ji Woong celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 14th of every December.

How tall is Kim Ji Woong?

His height is 5’11” or 181 cm.

Who are Kim Ji Woong’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Kim Ji Woong married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Kim Ji Woong’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Ji Woong?

His net worth is around $100 thousand to $1 million.

What is Kim Ji Woong’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Ji Woong has an explorative spirit that makes him never get tired to explore anything that excites him. He is really a risk-taker, isn’t he?