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
- Height: 170 cm (5’7”)
- Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
- Blood Type: –
- Religion: Protestantism
- Profession: Actress
- Education: Kyungpook National University (Geography)
- Hobbies: –
- Parents: Uhm Le Woong (Father)
- Siblings: –
- Husband: Oh Young Wook (Married 2014 – 2021)
- Facebook: –
- Twitter: @umjeewon
- Instagram: @umjeewon
- TikTok: –
- YouTube: Actor Jiwon Uhm
- 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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- 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), as…
- 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
- The Cursed: Season 2 (tvN | -), as Im Jin Hee
- 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
- 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 7th Marie Claire Film Awards – Marie Claire Award – Missing
- 2017 18th Women in Film Korea Awards – Best Actress – Missing
- 2016 36th Golden Cinema Festival – Best Actress – The Phone
- 2016 21st Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Silenced
- 2013 33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards – Best Actress – Hope
- 2013 Korean Film Actor’s Association – Top Film Star Award – Hope
- 2011 3rd Asia Jewelry Awards – Sapphire Award – Uhm Ji Won
- 2010 18th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards – Excellence Award (Actress in a Film) – Romantic Debtors
- 2008 5th Max Movie Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Scout
- 2007 15th Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Traces of Love
- 2021 57th 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 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actress (Film) – The Silenced
- 2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actress (Film) – Hope
- 2014 51st Grand Bell Awards – Best Actress – Hope
- 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Serial Drama) – Thrice Married Woman
- 2013 34th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Leading Actress – Hope
- 2013 22nd Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Man on the Edge
- 2013 50th Grand Bell Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Man on the Edge
- 2011 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actress in a Drama Special) – Sign
- 2009 18th Buil Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Like You Know It All
- 2006 27th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – Traces of Love
- 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Scarlet Letter
- 2003 24th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actress – Mutt Boy
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.