Jeon So Min is a South Korean actress, reality star, model, and author. Jeon So Min made her big-screen debut in 2004 with the sitcom ‘Miracle’.
Table of Biography
Early Life and Childhood
Jeon So-min was born on 7th April 1986. She is originally from Goyang Gyeonggi Province of South Korea. Presently, she is 35 years old and her birth sign is Aries. She has a younger brother named Jeon Wook-Min. From a young age, Jeon wanted to be an actress. So, did her degree in Broadcasting and Entertainment from ‘Dongduk Women’s University.’
Her official debut in the acting industry, she had been working as a fashion magazine model in her second year of high school. Furthermore, she has a love for animals and has volunteered as an ambassador for the ‘Suncheon Animal Film Festival’. Moreover, she has a pet dog named Tanker.
Career and Professional Life
Jeon made her first appearance in the sitcom ‘Miracle’ in 2004 which was aired on South Korea’s Major Broadcasting Cable Network (MBC). She made her debut on it when she was doing her degree. Initially, her career after college was focused on television with serials like ‘The Great Catsby’ and ‘One Mom and Three Dads’.
When she was young, she appeared in the music video, ‘How Much’ by the South Korean band called ‘Turtles’. Also, she had a big-screen debut as Hye-Won in the movie ‘Cinderella’ in 2006. After ‘Cinderella’ she took a break from movies for a while and concentrated on television serials. She appeared in the serial ‘The Great Catsby’ on Total Variety Network (tvN) in the year 2007.
Similarly, later the year, she played the role of Nam Jong-Hee and KI-Soon on the serials ‘One Mom and Three Dads’ and ‘East of Edn’ respectively. Then, she played her first leading role in the television series ‘Princess Aurora’. There, she received recognition for her role at the 2013 MBC Drama Awards and she won the “Best New Actress Award” there.
Likewise, her other notable performances include the daily drama ‘Tomorrow Victory’ (2015), ‘Help Me’ (2012), ‘Love Call’ (2012), ‘Something About 1 Percent (2016)’, ‘Review: Notebook of my Embarrassing Days (2018)’, ‘Birthday Letter’ (2019), ‘Top Star U-back’ (2018), and ‘Big Data Romance’ (2019). She also played in a short film ‘Sun Cream’ (2013).
In the year 2017, at the 12th Asian Model Festival Awards, she won the ‘Popular Star Award’. Moreover, during the year 2010 -2011, she signed a contract with Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) and she appeared on their shows ‘Jungle Fish 2’, ‘Finding Mr. and Ms. Right’, ‘Baby Faced Beauty’, and ‘Drama Special’. Therefore, her performances were reviewed favorably and she earned popularity, especially among the youth.
She made her appearance in the year 2017 in the serials ‘My Secret Romance’, ‘The Bride of Habaek’ and ‘Single Wife’ on Orion Cinema Network (OCN) and tvN. Moreover, having established herself in the South Korean show business, she made many guest appearances in variety shows from 2014 onwards.
The shows include ‘Running Man’, ‘Happy Together Season 3’ and ‘Witch Hunt’ in 2014 followed by ‘Radio Star’, ‘Gourmet Road Season 1’ and ‘Live Talk Show Taxi’ in 2015. Likewise, with her appearances on these reality shows, she also became more active on social media in order to build her own image.
And, in 2016, she appeared as a guest on the shows ‘Knowing Bros’, ‘Get it Beauty 2016’ ‘Lets Meet-Up at 8 PM’, ‘My Ear’s Candy’ and ‘Order and Cook’. Also, the same year, Jeon was seen as a regular cast in ‘Running Man’ and ‘Living Together in Empty Room’.
Currently, her show is shown on South Korean television. And, it includes ‘Order and Cook’, ‘Running Man,’ ‘Living Together in Empty Room’, ‘I Go Alone Travel’ ‘Let’s Leave Together’, and ‘Idol Drama Operation Team’. Jeon published her first book titled ‘You Can Call Me After a Drink’, in January 2020. Similarly, in October 2020, she starred in ‘My Name’.
Jeon has also appeared in music videos which include ‘Just Looking at You is Nice’, ‘Sun and Star’ and ‘Atlantis Princess’. Besides her acting career, she is a brand ambassador for various products and social causes. Moreover, she actively participated in the activities to mark Earth Day and Climate Change Week.
Jeon has been instrumental in projecting the cause against sexual exploitation of women, domestic violence, and harassment of children in schools. This actress has also actively promoted the campaign for use of cycles to reduce pollution and was an ambassador for the Boryeong Mud Festival that sent out a message for us to save our planet.
Previously, from 2015 to 2016, she was in a relationship with the actor Yoo Hyun-Min. The pair separated and went their own ways. Moreover, her name has also been associated with Ha Seok-jin. With him, she co-starred in the romantic comedy series ‘1% of Anything’.
From ‘Running Man’, Lee Kwang Soo once found himself in a controversy. Therefore, it was when he slept overnight in Jeon So-min’s house because he was too drunk to drive home. Heon So-min was quick to put to rest all rumors of a relationship between them. Besides this, there are no reported relationships for Jeon till now.
She is a pretty and gorgeous lady. Jeon stands tall at a height of 5 feet 6 inches and weighs around 46 kilos. She has a curvy and slim body figure. Her body measures (chest-waist-hip) 34-22-32 inches. She has a beautiful pair of hazel eyes and she has pretty long dark brown hair. Moreover, she has an amazing personality and she is too cute to handle.
Social Media and Net Worth
She is only active on Instagram and Facebook. Therefore, she goes by the username ‘@jsomin86’ and has earned more than 1 million. There, she has posted over 1K photos and has followed for 346 pages. Her Facebook page has gathered over 22K followers.
Her main income source is from being a successful actress and model. She definitely earns a good amount of money throughout her career. However, her net worth as of 2021 is $1 million – $5 million.