Kim Ji-won is an acclaimed South Korean actress, recognized globally for her notable performances in various film and television productions. Her charismatic on-screen presence and innate acting abilities have elevated her to international fame.
Initially garnering attention in her home country for roles in popular television dramas, Kim Ji-won’s breakthrough came with her role in the historical drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal.” Following this, she took on a variety of roles, demonstrating her versatility as an actress. She played a sweet and innocent woman in the medical drama “Golden Time,” a vibrant, ambitious woman in the workplace drama “To the Beautiful You,” and a passionate young lady in the historical drama “The Heirs.” Her portrayal of a warrior in “Descendants of the Sun” further solidified her position in the industry, earning her critical acclaim and a surge in popularity.
Throughout her career, Kim Ji-won has worked alongside some of the most prominent names in the South Korean entertainment industry. She starred opposite Park Seo-joon in “Fight For My Way,” showcasing an electric chemistry that fans adored. Her collaborative efforts with other prominent actors such as Song Joong-ki, Lee Min-ho, Kim Bum, and Yoo Yeon-seok also added depth and diversity to her repertoire. Behind the camera, she has worked with well-regarded directors and writers such as Kim Eun-sook, Lee Eung-bok, and Baek Sang-hoon.
Kim Ji-won’s exceptional work has earned her several distinctions and recognition. She won the KBS Drama Award for Best New Actress in 2011 for her role in “High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged.” Her role in “Descendants of the Sun” earned her the coveted APAN Star Award for Excellence in Acting in 2016. Furthermore, she bagged the SBS Drama Award for Best Actress in a romantic comedy for “The Heirs” in 2013