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Jun-Ji-Hyun Bio, Age, Height, Career, Personal Life and Net Worth

Wang Ji-Hyun is a prominent model as well as an actress from South Korea. She is known by her nickname in public, Jun Ji Hyun. Jun Ji is renowned as one of the well-known actresses from South Korea. renowned for portraying “The Girl” in the immensely popular Korean love comedy “My Sassy Girl. When she appeared in a Samsung ad in 1999, she immediately became famous.

Her success paved the way for many other important works, including roles in movies like “Assassination” and “The Thieves” and TV shows like “The Legend of the Blue Sea” and “My Love from the Star,” which helped to establish her as one of the top Hallyu actresses who earned her praise internationally. On social media, Jun Ji has a huge fan base that follows her at @junjihyun.official.

NameWang Ji-Hyun
ProfessionModel and actress
Well-known forActing

Early Life of Jun Ji

Early Life of Jun Ji

Jun Ji was in Seoul, South Korea, on October 30, 1981, in a Buddhist family. She has one older brother Wang Sang-jin. She is the youngest member of her family. Jun Ji wanted to work as a captain. After her incident on the plane, she dropped her dream.

She comes from a wealthy family, and her parents are successful businesspeople. Wang Jeong-Cheo is her father, and Muk Chang-ae is her mother’s name. Jun Ji finished her education at Unju Middle School and Unbuk Primary School. She then got a bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from Dongguk University.

Her family supported her modeling because of her height and thin body. She then began her modeling career by working as a model for Ecole Magazine.
When Ji Hun was 16 years old, a classmate from high school who had already started a modeling career introduced her to a photographer.

Date of birthOctober 30, 1981
Place of birthSeoul, South Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
EthnicityNot known


Career of Jang ji

Initially, Jun-ji-Hyun embarked on her acting journey portraying the character Jung-min on February 13, 1999, release of the Korean love drama “White Valentine,” which was not well appreciated by audiences. The same year, she also made her television debut with the South Korean TV program “Happy Together.”

Next, she featured Eun-Joo as the lead character of the time-traveling romance comedy “Il Mare,” which was released on September 9, 2000, to mixed reviews but subsequently became a classic favorite among Korean audiences. Additionally, her major break came in 2001 when she was cast as “The Girl,” the lead character in the comedy “My Sassy Girl,” which was released on July 27 of that year. In addition to becoming the best-grossing Korean comedy of all time at the time, this hugely successful movie also held the top position in Hong Kong for two weeks.

In addition, she worked in South Korean films after the popularity of “My Sassy Girl,” including the psychological “The Uninvited” (2003) and the romantic comedy “Windstruck” (2004).

Moreover, she had established herself as a well-known figure, appearing in several television and billboard advertisements not just in Korea but also in other Asian countries. Leading filmmakers ranked her among the top ten popular actors in the Korean film business.

Onward From 2008

In 2008, she cut her long, silky hair for the South Korean movie “A Man Who Was Superman,” in order to better represent Song Soo-Jung, a cynical documentary filmmaker. As of February 17, 2008, the movie in which she appeared alongside well-known South Korean actor Hwang Jung-min brought in a box office revenue of $3,848,034.

Besides, her Hollywood debut was in the English-language horror-action movie “Blood: The Last Vampire,” which was co-produced by the Hong Kong business Edko and the French company Pathé. It was released on May 29, 2009, in Japan and other Asian nations and later in the UK and the US.

Then, on July 15, 2011, her historical drama “Snow Flower and the Hidden Fan,” which was inspired by the bestselling book by Lisa See of the same name, was released. Although it was a movie-office hit, reviewers gave it mainly unfavorable reviews.

Moreover, she played Yenicall in the star-studded South Korean crime movie “The Thieves,” which went on to become a huge success. The movie, which debuted on July 25, 2012, is currently the fifth-highest-grossing movie in Korean cinema history. Further, she next featured a translator named Ryun Jung-hee in the South Korean spy thriller movie “The Berlin File,” which was released on January 31, 2013, and which once again became a huge hit.

Furthermore, her subsequent film, the spy action movie “Assassination,” which was released in 2015, was the highest-recorded Korean film of the year and yet another blockbuster. She was honored as the film’s Best Actress at the Max Movie, and the Grand Bell Awards, which are currently the seventh-highest-grossing Korean film of all time.

Social Media Accounts

Height, Weight, Star Sign, Age, and Net Worth

jun-ji-Hyun will be 43 in October, as of 2024. Her height is 172cm, and she is approximately 48 kilograms in weight. Born under the Scorpio zodiac sign, her total assets amount to roughly $16 million.

Age43 years old
Height 172 cm
Weight48 kg
Star signScorpio
Net worth$16 million

Personal Life

Personal Life

She has been the center of many rumors and spotlights. Rumors say that Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji were dating while they were co-stars in the Korean drama “My Love From the Stars,” but later they both denied it. She married banker Choi Joon on April 13, 2012, at the Shilla Hotel in Jangchung-dong, the center of Seoul. Choi is the grandson of renowned hanbok designer Lee Young-hee and the son of fashion designer Lee Jung-woo.

Interesting Facts

Interesting Facts
  1. According to a 2015 Soompi article, jun-ji-Hyun receives a 100 million won celebrity fee for each K-drama episode (around P4.3 million). In 2020, she achieved the status of being the most generously compensated Korean actress.
  2. She created her own rising jeans brand, “Gianna by True Religion,” in 2008. Jun enjoys playing the guitar in her free time. She enjoys listening to BTS songs, and her favorite performer is Kim Taehyung.
  3. She made her debut as a Korean actress in the American edition of the prominent fashion and lifestyle publication in July 2010.
  4. Friends of hers include G.O.D. members. She is also friendly with Han Ye Seul, Lee Young Ae, and Kim Yoon Jin.
  5. She earned the title “CF Queen” after modeling for more than 100 brands.
  6. While expecting, she worked on the movie Assassination.



Snow Flower And The Secret Fan2011
The Berlin File2013

Drama Series

My Love From The Star2013-2014
The Legend Of The Blue Sea2016-2017
Kingdom: Ashin Of The North2021

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How old is Jun Ji Hyun?

jun-ji is 43 as of 2024.

Q2. Who is Jun Ji Hyun’s husband?

Choi Joon Hyuk is the name of Jung ji’s husband.

Q3. Does Jun Ji have a child?

In April 2012, Jun Ji Hyun and her non-celebrity husband, Choi Joon Hyuk, got married. The couple later received the blessing of having two kids, who are now 3 and 5 years old.

Q4. Who did Jun Ji Hyun date?

Rumors say that Kim Soo Hyun and Jun Ji were dating while they were co-stars in the Korean drama “My Love From the Stars,” but they both denied it later.

Q5. Does Jun Ji Hyun have an official Instagram?

전지현 – JUN JI HYUN (@junjihyun.official) is her official Instagram.

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