Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Star sign: Libra
Talent agency: Kingkong Entertainment
Kim Ji Won is a South Korean actress who was born on October 19th, 1992. Although her career is just beginning and she has only had a few roles, Ji Won’s acting talent and charm has already gained her a loyal fan following. She has also experienced many positive reactions from critics.
Kim first entered the entertainment industry in 2008 by acting in minor roles in dramas and appearing in a few commercials (Oran-C and Big Bang's Lollipop) and a music video (Younha's "Gossip Boy"). She then starred in the omnibus film Romantic Heaven but her big break did not come until 2010 when she was selected to star in a lead role in Song Ji-na's drama What's Up which aired in 2011. Her best-known TV role was in the 2011 Korean TV drama series High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, in which she played Kim Ji-won. In 2012, Kim Ji-won was in To the Beautiful You as Seol Han-na. Her most recent projects are the omnibus horror film Horror Stories 2 and appearing in a music video for Baek Seung-heon's Til the Sun Rises along with Kim Jaejoong of JYJ.
In 2013, Ji-won was cast to play Yoo Ra-hael, a chaebol heir, in the drama The Heirs and she won the New Star Award at 2013 SBS Drama Awards for her role. In 2016, Kim starred in the drama Descendants of the Sun as one of its four leads, alongside Song Joong-ki, Song Hye-kyo, and Jin Goo.