K-Trivia: Fun Facts About Jun Ji Hyun
Born: Wang Ji Hyun
Birth Date: 30 October 1981 (Scorpio) at Seoul, South Korea
Vital Stats: 52kg (Weight), 173.5cm (Height), B (Blood Type)
Talent Agency: Culture Depot Co., Ltd
One of the reigning queens of Hallyu, it seems these days no K-entertainment fan can be unaware of who Jun Ji Hyun is. With her elegant stature and refined features, from a young age Jun Ji Hyun was encouraged by her elders to become a model or an actress. Her childhood dream was to become a flight attendant, but she gave this up after being scouted as a model at the tender age of 16.
From her debut in 1997, her popularity as a commercial model and TV actress rapidly rose, but her breakout role is undoubtedly her role in the film My Sassy Girl (2001). The movie was a wildly successful hit not just in Korea but throughout Asia as well, becoming the all-time highest grossing Korean comedy film and making Jun Ji Hyun a household name.
Her success has not been confined to Asian territories; in 2009, Jun Ji Hyun made a crossover into Hollywood, taking on the lead role in Blood: The Last Vampire. This move makes her one of the few South Korean actresses who have made it to Hollywood, cementing her position as Hallyu Queen!
Outside of her many career accomplishments, the beautiful actress is happily wedded to her long-time non-celebrity boyfriend, whom she married in 2012. Jun Ji Hyun also recently became a mother, after giving birth to a baby boy in early-February 2016. Though Jun Ji Hyun is blessed with good looks and talent, she is also extremely dedicated to her craft – her first public appearance after giving birth was just 4 months after in June. We're certainly looking forward to seeing much more of her in years to come!
Legend of the Blue Sea is Jun Ji Hyun's comeback drama after the birth of her son. Catch it first and exclusively on ONE, every Thu & Fri, 8.10pm (7.10pm JKT), within 24 hours of Korea!