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So Ji Sub is a South Korean actor. He’s best recognized for his roles in various hit drama series such as Something Happened in Bali (2004), I’m Sorry, I Love You (2004), Master’s Sun (2013), and Oh My Venus (2015–2016).

Career

So Ji Sub made his debut as an actor with the TV sitcom Three Guys And Three Girls in 1996 before showing up in the drama series Model nearly a year later.

Initially, he did not stand out enough to be noticed during his debut days. However, he still appeared in a few drama series somewhere in the range of 1997 and 2002.

These drama series include I Hate You, But It’s Fine (1998), Because of You (2000), Cheers for the Women (2000), Law Firm (2001), We Are Dating Now (2002), and so on.

In 2002, he secured his first major role in the drama series Glass Slippers. His performance brought him much-required recognition and his popularity skyrocketed from there.

He had another breakout role in 2004 with the drama series I’m Sorry, I Love You right after finishing his other role in the drama series Something Happened in Bali.

After a long break, he returned with the movie Rough Cut in 2008. It was a low-budget movie but thanks to Ji Sub’s spectacular acting it became all the rage in South Korea.

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Profile

  • Real Name: So Ji Sub (소지섭)
  • Stage Name: So Ji Sub (소지섭)
  • Nickname: Ji Sub (지섭)
  • Birthday: November 4, 1977
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Shinkwang Elementary School, Kwangsung Middle School, Kwangsung High School, Korea National Sports University, Chungwoon University (Acting Major)
  • Hobbies: Exercising, watching movies
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 182 cm (6’0”)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 11 (US)

Family 

  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Jo Eun Jung 

The actor confirmed his relationship with Jo Eun Jung, who’s a former reproter and announcer.

The couple announced that they had been married in April 2020 through official statement by his agency, 51K.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated his net worth to be around $15 million to $20 million. He earns most of his income through working as an actor.

Plastic Surgery

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

Facts

  • Before he turned into an actor, Ji Sub was trained to be a proficient swimmer for eleven years.
  • He said that he was insecure in his life as a child and teenager.
  • Ji Sub is a major hip-hop fan.
  • He is known to be very respectful and considerate to his co-stars and staff on set.
  • Ji Sub is an introvert.
  • His favorite number is 51 because he said there is a huge difference somewhere in the range of 49 and 51, and he wishes to aim toward 51 percent of everything.
  • He believes that an initial impression is very important.
  • Ji Sub owns a cafe named Twosome Place by 51K.
  • He does not smile much,
  • Ji Sub likes desserts like chocolate and cakes.
  • His ideal type is someone who can grasp the importance of his work and communicate with him with ease.

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Movies

  • Alienoid (2022), as Moon Do Seok
  • Confession (2020), as Yoo Min Ho
  • Be with You (2018), as Jeong Woo Jin
  • The Battleship Island (2017), as Choi Chil Seong
  • The Throne (2015), as King Jung Jo
  • A Company Man (2012), as Ji Hyung Do
  • Always (2011), as Jang Chul Min
  • Sophie’s Revenge (2009), as Jeff
  • U-Turn (2008), as Ji Sub
  • Rough Cut (2008), as Lee Kang Pae
  • Kitaro and the Millennium Curse (2008), as Yaksha
  • Can’t Live Without Robbery (2002), as Choi Kang Jo

Drama Series

  • Mercy for None (Netflix | 2024), as Nam Ki Joon
  • Doctor Lawyer (MBC | 2022), Han Yi Han
  • My Secret Terrius (MBC | 2018), as Kim Bon
  • Oh My Venus (KBS2 | 2015), as Kim Yeong Ho
  • Warm and Cozy (MBC | 2015), as a supporting character
  • One Sunny Day (LINE TV | 2014), Kim Ji Ho
  • Master’s Sun (SBS | 2013), as Joo Joong Won
  • Phantom (SBS | 2012), as Kim Woo Hyun
  • Road No. 1 (MBC | 2010), as Lee Jang Woo
  • I am GHOST (BEE TV | 2009), as GHOST
  • Cain and Abel (SBS | 2009), as Lee Cho In
  • I’m Sorry, I Love You (KBS2 | 2004), as Cha Moo Hyuk
  • Something Happened in Bali (SBS | 2004), as Kang In Wook
  • Thousands Years of Love (SBS | 2003), as Kang In Chul
  • Glass Slippers (SBS | 2002), as Park Chul Woong
  • We Are Dating Now (SBS | 2002), as Choi Kyo In
  • Law Firm (SBS | 2001), as Choi Jang Goon
  • Delicious Proposal (MBC | 2001), as Jang Hee Moon
  • Long Way (SBS | 2001), as Ki Hyun
  • Joa, Joa (SBS | 2000), as Park Ji Sup
  • Because of You (MBC | 2000), as Yoo Min Ki
  • Wang Rung’s Land (SBS | 2000), as Park Min Ho
  • Cheers for the Women (SBS | 2000), as Hwang Joon Won
  • MBC Best Theater: Have You Ever Said ‘I Love You’? (MBC | 2000), as Kyung Min
  • Love Story: Miss Hip-hop & Mr. Rock (SBS | 1999), as Oh Chul Soo
  • Woman to Woman (MBC | 1998), as a supporting character
  • I Hate You, But It’s Fine (KBS1 | 1998), as Chul Min
  • MBC Best Theater – What You Cherish Can Never Be Forgotten (MBC | 1998), as Dong Woo
  • Model (SBS | 1997), as Seong Gyeong Cheol
  • Women (SBS | 1997), as a supporting character
  • Three Guys and Three Girls (MBC | 1999), as a supporting character

TV Shows

  • Idol Star Athletics Championships Chuseok Special (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Little House In The Forest (tvN | 2018), as the main host
  • Infinite Challenge (MBC | 2005), as a guest
  • Music Camp (MBC | 1999), as a co-host
  • Declaration of Freedom Today is Saturday (KBS | 1999), as the host
  • 결정 인기가요43 (KMTV | 1997), as the host

Music Video Appearances

  • Boy Go (2014) – So Ji Sub feat. Soul Dive
  • 18 Years (2014) – So Ji Sub feat. Satbyeol
  • 6PM…Ground (2013) – So Ji Sub feat. Mellow
  • Picnic (2013) – So Ji Sub feat. Younha
  • Some Kind of Story (2012) – So Ji Sub feat. Huh Gak and Mellow
  • Take (2011) – Seo In Guk
  • Pick Up Line (2011) – So Ji Sub feat. Shi Jin
  • Smiling Goodbye (2010) – Soya n Sun
  • Lonely Life (2008) – G
  • Mr. Flower (2005) – Jo Sung Mo
  • Beautiful Days (2001) – Jang Hye Jin
  • The End (2001) – Lee Hyun Woo
  • For You (1999) – Ryu Chan
  • Goodbye Yesterday (1997) – Turbo

Books

  • SONICe Vol. 1 (51K & CJ E&M | 2012), as the author
  • Only You with So Ji Sub (51K | 2011), as the author
  • So Ji Sub’s Journey (Sallim | 2010), as the author

Awards

  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Bromance Award – My Secret Terrius
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Wednesday – Thursday Drama) – My Secret Terrius
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – My Secret Terrius
  • 2018 National Tax Service – Beautiful Taxpayer – So Ji Sub
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Oh My Venus
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Oh My Venus
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Master’s Sun
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Master’s Sun
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Phantom
  • 2012 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Drama Special) – Phantom
  • 2011 19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film – Always
  • 2011 Korea Tourism Awards – Special Achievement Award – So Ji Sub
  • 2010 8th Donga TV Korea Lifestyle Awards – Best Dressed Male of the Year – So Ji Sub
  • 2010 3rd Style Icon Awards – International Style Icon – So Ji Sub
  • 2012 47th Grand Bell Awards – Achievement in Cultural Exchange – So Ji Sub
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Cain and Abel
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Cain and Abel
  • 2009 2nd Korea Broadcasting Grand Prix Award – Actor of the Year in Broadcasting – Cain and Abel
  • 2009 22nd Grimae Awards – Best Actor – Cain and Abel
  • 2009 18th Buil Film Awards – Best Dressed – So Ji Sub
  • 2009 18th Buil Film Awards – Best New Actor – Rough Cut
  • 2009 10th Busan Film Critics Awards – Best New Actor – Rough Cut
  • 2009 8th New York Asian Film Festival – Rising Star Asia Award – Rough Cut
  • 2009 45th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – Rough Cut
  • 2008 28th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards – Best Actor – Rough Cut
  • 2008 29th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – Rough Cut

Nominations

  • 2016 9th Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Oh My Venus
  • 2015 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Oh My Venus
  • 2013 2nd APAN Star Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Master’s Sun
  • 2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor) – Phantom
  • 2012 5th Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Phantom
  • 2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (TV) – Cain and Abel
  • 2009 46th Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – Rough Cut
  • 2009 3rd Asian Film Awards – Best Newcomer – Rough Cut
  • 2008 7th Korean Film Awards – Best Actor – Rough Cut
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Something Happened in Bali

Quotes 

“I think being a good person and being a good actor happen in the same context. I’m not sure yet what it means to be a good person, but I want to become the kind of person who exudes a positive vibe and who makes people feel happy even through just a passing encounter.”

“It has been a while since I started playing lead roles. All the protagonists have something in common. They are mostly nice guys. But this character [in Confession] was not, and that was appealing to me.”

“I really wanted to play a new role that does not overlap with my previous ones. I am always up for challenges and there are so many different roles that I hope to play.” 

“Before I married my wife, I didn’t understand when people said marriage brings stability in life, but now I understand what it means.”

FAQs

Who is So Ji Sub?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is So Ji Sub’s real name?

His real name is So Ji Sub (소지섭).

What makes So Ji Sub famous?

He became famous due to his roles in various hit drama series such as Something Happened in Bali (2004), I’m Sorry, I Love You (2004), Master’s Sun (2013), and Oh My Venus (2015–2016).

Where is So Ji Sub from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is So Ji Sub?

He was born in 1977, and he is 47 years old as of 2024.

When does So Ji Sub celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 4th of every November.

How tall is So Ji Sub?

His height is 6’0″ or 182 cm.

Who are So Ji Sub’s parents?

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

Is So Ji Sub married?

Yes, he is married to Jo Eun Jung. They tied the knot in

Who is So Ji Sub’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is So Ji Sub?

His net worth is around $15 million to $20 million.

What is So Ji Sub’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Throughout his professional career, So Ji Sub has gained a lot of popularity and recognition from fans all over the world. It is just as well knowing how talented and passionate he is.

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