Lim Ji Yeon

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Lim Ji Yeon - Biography, Profile, Facts and Career

Lim Ji Yeon is a South Korean actress.

She gained recognition by appearing in various movies and plays,before achieving her breakthrough career by appearing in Netflix’s The Glory (2022–2023) followed by Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022) and The Killing Vote (2023).


Lim Ji Yeon started dreaming of becoming an actress as a child after watching Cats musical. She built her way towards the dream by enrolling into the acting major in the Korea National University of Arts.

She made her debut through a short film titled Dear Catastrophe (2011) and continues to appear in a number of other short and featured film that earned her multiple nominations and awards.

The actress debuted on small screen through High Society (2015). It followed by her appearances on various drama series such as The Royal Gambler (2016) and Blow Breeze (2016).

She also starred in various movies such as Luck Key (2017), Tazza: One Eyed Jack (2019), and Spiritwalker (2019).

Ji Yeon appeared in Netflix’s Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022) before marking her hit role in The Glory at the same year as its main villain, that earned her various awards including Baeksang Arts Awards and Blue Dragon Series Awards.

In 2023, she starred in Lies Hidden in My Garden as well as The Killing Vote.

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  • Real Name: Im Ji Yeon (임지연)
  • Stage Name: Lim Ji Yeon (임지연)
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: June 23, 1990
  • Birthplace: Geumho-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Christian
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Korea National University of Arts (Acting)
  • Hobbies: Watching musical and stage plays, writing poems and songs, playing the guitar
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  • Instagram: @limjjy2
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 166 cm (5’5″)
  • Weight:  48 kg (105 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: 34-24-35 (Bust -34, Waist -24, and Hips -35 inches)
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  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Lim Yoo Jin 

Boyfriend & Dating History 

Lee Wook

Ji Yeon was spotted going on a date with Lee Wook, the founder and chairman of a non-profit organization named W Foundation, in January 2018.

Her agency confirmed the relationship. Unfortunately, they parted ways six months later for undisclosed reasons.

Lee Do Hyun

A South Korean news outlet, Dispatch, reported that Lee Do Hyun and Ji Yeon were dating on April 1, 2023. The media also claimed that both of The Glory co-stars began taking interest in each other last summer on the drama’s cast member trip.

Shortly after, both of their agencies confirmed their romance. Their relationship is still going strong.

Net Worth 

She is estimated to have accumulated $5 million to $7 million of net worth by multiple sources. She seems to earn her income mainly from working as an actress.


Controversial Nude Scene in ‘Obsessed’

During her apperance on You Quiz on the Block variety shoe that aired in August 2023, Lim Ji Yeon opened up about her controversial scene in her debut movie Obsessed (2014).

She revealed about how she “considered it a rare opportunity” and how she “;oved the character in the script and was ready to take on the challenge.”

That being said, she admitted that the role was very mature for her younger self that she felt worried about her parents’ reaction. Turned out, her parents were nothing but supportive to her.

She also received criticisms for her acting and felt that “it was a painful experience to go through, especially at a young age.”

Plastic Surgery

There were speculations in the past that Ji Yeon had undergone cosmetic procedure after a picture of a woman with similar appearance to her circulated online.

That being said, she denied fiercely that she was the woman in photos and even warned anyone who spread false information about her that she would be taking legal action.


  • She works under Artist Company.
  • Initially, she acted on the stage and in a short movie.
  • She is a good friend of EXO’s Suho.
  • Ji Yeon was a classmate for Suho back in college.
  • Ji Yeon got an award as Best New Actress for the 2014 Daejong Film Awards by her acting in Obsessed.
  • Welcome Two Life became her last project before she took a hiatus.
  • She said that her character in High Society (2015) is similar to her own character.
  • Formerly, she worked under Sim Entertainment when she debuted.
  • She once dated a Wu-Foundation chairman, Lee Wook, but split in 2018.
  • Ji Yeon once became a host for the 2015 SBS Drama Awards and the 2018 Asia Artist Awards.
  • Her ideal type is someone who is masculine, but playful.

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  • Spiritwalker (2021), as Moon Jin A
  • Tazza: One Eyed Jack (2019), as Young Mi
  • Luck-Key (2016), as Eun Joo
  • The Treacherous (2015), as Dan Hee
  • Obsessed (2014), as Jong Ga Heun

Drama Series 

  • The Killing Vote (SBS | 2023), as Joo Hyun
  • Lies Hidden In My Garden (ENA, Genie TV | 2023), as Chu Sang Eun
  • The Glory Part 2 (Netflix | 2023), as Park Yeon Jin
  • The Glory (Netflix | 2022), as Park Yeon Jin
  • Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area Part II (Netflix | 2022), as Seoul
  • House of Lies (TVING | 2022, as Song Ji Na
  • Welcome 2 Life (MBC | 2019), as Ra Shi On
  • Mojito (2017), as So Joong Hee
  • Blow Breeze (MBC | 2016-2017), as Kim Mi Poong
  • Doctors (SBS | 2016), as Lee SooJung (ep.7-8)
  • The Royal Gambler (SBS | 2016), as Dam Seo
  • High Society (SBS | 2015), as Lee Ji Yi

TV Shows

  • Besties in Wonderland (SBS ⏐ 2022), as herself (cast member)
  • Son Hyun-joo’s Simple Station (MBC ⏐ 2021), as herself (cast member)
  • Section TV (MBC ⏐ 2015), as herself (MC)


  • 2023 Blue Dragon Series Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Glory
  • 2023 BaekSang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Glory
  • 2019 MBC Drama Awards – Best Actress – Welcome 2 Life
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Excellent Actress – Blow Breeze
  • 2015 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – High Society
  • 2015 APAN Star Awards – Best New Actress – High Society
  • 2015 Korea Drama Awards – Best New Actress – High Society
  • 2014 Daejong Film Awards – Best New Actress – Obsessed
  • 2014 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards – Best New Actress – Obsessed


“Whenever I have doubts in my mind, I try to picture my mom cheering me on.”

“I always wanted to act since I was a child, but my parents weren’t thrilled about the idea initially. When I was in high school, I worked part-time jobs to save enough money for acting school, which I attended in secret.”

“My family had no background in the arts, so they were against the idea when I told them I wanted to be an actress. I don’t blame them because I didn’t have any connections in the industry to get me in through the door. I think my parents were worried about me giving up on school to pursue such an uncertain career.”

“I was a pure and normal student. I don’t have a significant memory of my school days. I dreamed of becoming an actress since I was young… During school days, I was pure and uncomplicated.”

“I like Song Hye Kyo so much, I love her. I wanted to get close to her, so I thought about what to do, but without having to do anything, we got close quickly and filmed [the drama] comfortably.”

“I’ve always wanted to play an antagonist. But I just vaguely thought that maybe when I have more experience, like in my 40s, I would be offered such a role… but then Yeon-jin came and it was such a good opportunity.”


Who is Lim Ji Yeon?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Lim Ji Yeon’s real name?

Her real name is Im Ji Yeon (임지연).

What makes Lim Ji Yeon famous?

She became famous by appearing in various movies and plays and achieved her breakthrough career by appearing in Netflix’s The Glory (2022–2023) followed by Money Heist: Korea – Joint Economic Area (2022) and The Killing Vote (2023).

Where is Lim Ji Yeon from?

She was born in Geumho-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Lim Ji Yeon?

She was born in 1990, and she is 34 years old as of 2024.

When does Lim Ji Yeon celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 23rd of every June.

How tall is Lim Ji Yeon?

Her height is 5’5″ or 166 cm.

Who are Lim Ji Yeon’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Lim Ji Yeon married?

No, she is currently unmarried. But she is in a relationship with Lee Do Hyun.

Who is Lim Ji Yeon’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is Lee Wook.

How rich is Lim Ji Yeon?

Her net worth is around $5 million to $7 million.

What is Lim Ji Yeon’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Lim Ji Yeon’s bold personality in her acting is so magnificent. Her strong character, voice, and gesture are perfectly incredible.

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