Uhm Ji Won

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Uhm Ji Won - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Uhm Ji Won is a South Korean actress. She’s best recognized for her roles in a number of drama series such as Birthcare Center (2020), Little Women (2022), and Cold Blooded Intern (2023).


Uhm Ji Won began her professional career as a model for magazines after being street cast. Then, at that point, she worked as a TV journalist prior to taking minor roles in sitcoms.

It was in 1996 that she debuted as an actress. Her first acting project was the TV series Three Guys and Three Girls. Unfortunately, she did not get a lot of recognition right away.

In 2000, she appeared in the thriller movie The Record. The actual movie did not create too much buzz, but she started to show her presence gradually.

Her popularity rose when she starred in the TV series Golden Wagon (2002) and the movie Mutt Boy (2003) where she performed with fellow actor Jung Woo Sung.

For her performance there, she was named the Best New Actress at the Blue Dragon Award. Her portrayal of a quiet and indifferent character charmed many fans.

Besides that, she also showed up in short movies and art movies like Tale of Cinema (2005) and Like You Know It All (2009), coordinated by director Hong Sang Soo.

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  • Real Name: Uhm Ji Won (엄지원)
  • Stage Name: Uhm Ji Won (엄지원)
  • Also Known as: Eom Ji Won, Um Ji Won
  • Nickname: Ji Won (지원)
  • Birthday: December 25, 1977
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Protestantism
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Kyungpook National University (Geography)
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  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @umjeewon
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  • Instagram: @umjeewon
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: Actor Jiwon Uhm

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
  • Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: –
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: Uhm Ie Woong
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Oh Young Wook

The actress started dating Oh Young Wook, who’s an architect, author, and the founder of ogisadesign d’espacio architects (oddaa), in 2013.

They held the marriage ceremony at the Shilla Hotel, Seoul, in May 2014.

Unfortunately, she personally announced their divorce in April 2021 through her YouTube channel for undisclosed reasons. She stated that they will maintain relationship as friends.

Net Worth 

She is estimated to have accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth according to several sources. She earns most of her income through working as an actress and model


She donated ₩10 millions to help the Uljin, Gyeongbuk-Samcheok, Gangwon wildfire’s victims in 2022 through the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association.

She made the same amount of donation in the same month to help the Ukrainian-Russian war’s victims through Save the Children’s Children’s Rights Film.


Accused of Being Rude Due to Her Comments Toward Kang Dong Won

Around the end of 2016, Uhm Ji Won attended an interview with her Master castmates, including Kang Dong Won.

Kang Dong Won made a joke about how the reserve seat tickets were sold longer (14 minutes) compared to the standing tickets (1 minute).

The actress then responded by saying the he “didn’t become humble” even after his movie failed, referring to his latest movie project, Vanishing Time, that only brough 500 thousand of cinema viewers.

She then added that Kang Dong Won “is kind and has a good personality” but stated that “he should be more humble.”

Her statements stirred controversy amongst internet users, with some were saying the words were “rude” and “inappropriate, while some others defending her claiming that it was “joke between close friends.”

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Ji Won was a member of the girl group WSG Wannabe.
  • Her ex-husband, Oh Young Wook, is an architect.
  • She married her ex-husband after dating him for only a year.
  • Her Chinese zodiac sign is the Snake.
  • She is an actress under C-JeS Entertainment.
  • Ji Won and fellow actress Han Hye Jin are a part of a church group named HaMiMo.
  • She had her wedding at the Shilla Hotel in 2014.
  • Ji Won has had no children since her first marriage.
  • She donated ten million won to help the victims of a fire accident in 2022.
  • Ji Won also donated another ten million won for Save the Children’s Rights Film to help those affected by the Russian and Ukrainian wars.
  • Her ideal type is…
  • Her net worth is around…

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  • Jung_E (2023), as Lee Se Yeon
  • The Cursed: Dead Man’s Prey (2021), as Im Jin Hee
  • The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale (2019), as Nam Joo
  • Master (2016), as Shin Gemma
  • Missing (2016), as Lee Ji Seon
  • The Phone (2015), as Jo Yeon Soo
  • The Silenced (2015), as Kato Sanae
  • Hope (2013), as Kim Mi Hee
  • Man on the Edge (2013), as Myung Bo Sal
  • Foxy Festival (2010), as Ji Su
  • Romantic Debtors (2010), as Kim Mu Ryeong
  • Invitation (2009), as Woman
  • Like You Know It All (2009), as Gong Hyeon Hee
  • Private Eye (2009), as Soon Deok
  • The End (2009)
  • The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2008), as Na Yeon
  • Scout (2007), as Kim Se Young
  • Epitaph (2007), as Professor Park’s Daughter
  • Traces of Love (2006), as Yoon Se Jin
  • Running Wild (2006), as Kang Joo Hee
  • Tale of Cinema (2005), as Choi Young Sil
  • The Scarlet Letter (2004), as Han Su Hyun
  • Mutt Boy (2003), as Kim Jeong Ae
  • Over the Rainbow (2002), as Kim Eun Song
  • The Record (2000), as Nu Ra
  • Vectorman: Counterattack of the Evil Empire (1999), as Princess Radia

Drama Series

  • The Cursed: Season 2 (tvN | TBA), as Im Jin Hee
  • Hong-Rang (Netflix | 2024), as Min Yeon Ui
  • Cold Blooded Intern (TVING | 2023), as Choi Ji Won
  • Little Women (tvN | 2022), as Won Sang A
  • Cruel Intern (TVING | 2022), as Choi Ji Won
  • Birthcare Center (tvN | 2020), as Oh Hyun Jin
  • The Cursed (tvN | 2020), as Im Jin Hee
  • Spring Turns to Spring (MBC | 2019), as Lee Bom
  • Distorted (SBS | 2017), as Kwon So Ra
  • Thrice Married Woman (SBS | 2013), as Oh Hyun Soo
  • Childless Comfort (JTBC | 2012), as Ahn So Yeong
  • Can Love Become Money? (MBN | 2012), as Yoon Da Ran
  • Sign (SBS | 2011), as Jung Woo Jin
  • The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry (MBC | 2010), as Jung Da Jung
  • On Air (SBS | 2008), as self
  • Magic (SBS | 2004), as Ha Yeon Jin
  • Into the Storm (SBS | 2004), as Oh Jung Hee
  • Ruler of Your Own World (MBC | 2002), as a supporting role
  • Golden Wagon (MBC | 2002), as Hwang Soon Jung
  • Three Guys and Three Girls (MBC | 1996), as self

TV Shows

  • No Impact Day (KBS2 | 2021), as a guest
  • Seri Money Club (JTBC | 2021), as a guest
  • Movie Room (JTBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Operastar 2012 (tvN | 2012), as the main host
  • Healing Camp (SBS | 2011), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Happy Together: Season 3 (KBS2 | 2007), as a guest


  • Our Sweet Days of Youth (2009), as Hye Rin

Music Video Appearances

  • Maze (2009) – Pearl
  • Goodbye (2007) – KCM


  • 2018 Marie Claire Film Awards – Marie Claire Award – Missing
  • 2017 Women in Film Korea Awards – Best Actress – Missing
  • 2016 Golden Cinema Festival – Best Actress – The Phone
  • 2016 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Silenced
  • 2013 Korean Association of Film Critics Awards – Best Actress – Hope
  • 2013 Korean Film Actor’s Association – Top Film Star Award – Hope
  • 2011 Asia Jewelry Awards – Sapphire Award – Uhm Ji Won
  • 2010 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Film) – Romantic Debtors
  • 2008 Max Movie Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Scout
  • 2007 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Traces of Love


  • 2021 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (TV) – Birthcare Center
  • 2019 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Wednesday – Thursday Miniseries) – Spring Turns to Spring
  • 2017 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Monday – Tuesday Drama) – Distorted
  • 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Film) – The Silenced
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Film) – Hope
  • 2014 Grand Bell Awards – Best Actress – Hope
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Thrice Married Woman
  • 2013 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Leading Actress – Hope
  • 2013 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Man on the Edge
  • 2013 Grand Bell Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Man on the Edge
  • 2011 Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Drama Special) – Sign
  • 2009 Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Like You Know It All
  • 2006 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Traces of Love
  • 2004 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Scarlet Letter
  • 2003 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Mutt Boy


“The responses that stick in my mind are comments that say I look like a real mother, or [my acting] reminds me of their own birth experience. When [the viewers] thank me for exactly portraying the feelings that they felt when they gave birth, they seem to recognize their own stories in my performance, and that’s when I felt good.”

“I don’t have a working life, but as a person who works as an actor, there are many things I feel. There were parts in the work of ‘Cruel Intern’ that were in touch with my worries and those of my friends.”

“I naturally became close with Hyo Jin and Yoon Ah because we worked on projects together. Many photos of us together have been exposed.”


Who is Uhm Ji Won?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Uhm Ji Won’s real name?

Her real name is Uhm Ji Won (엄지원).

What makes Uhm Ji Won famous?

She’s famous because of her roles in a number of drama series such as Birthcare Center (2020), Little Women (2022), and Cold Blooded Intern (2023).

Where is Uhm Ji Won from?

She was born in Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Uhm Ji Won?

She was born in 1977, and she is 47 years old as of 2024.

When does Uhm Ji Won celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 25th of every December.

How tall is Uhm Ji Won?

Her height is 5’7″ or 170 cm.

Who are Uhm Ji Won’s parents?

Her father’s name is Lee Ie Woong, but her mother’s name is not known.

Is Uhm Ji Won married?

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

Who is Uhm Ji Won’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

Who is Uhm Ji Won’s ex-husband? 

Her ex-husband is Oh Young Wook.

How rich is Uhm Ji Won?

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

What is Uhm Ji Won’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Uhm Ji Won is considered one of the best award-winning actresses in South Korea. Her career journey in the entertainment industry has gone far back and beyond.


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