Song Ji Hyo

Song Ji Hyo

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Song Ji Hyo is a distinguished South Korean model as well as an actress. Song Ji Hyo gained international fame for her participation in ‘Running Man’. The actress has also bagged 18 awards, appeared in 9 music videos, 9 variety shows, 2 web series, 14 TV drama series, and 13 films. She also received the “Model Taxpayer Award” from Mapo Tax Office in 2017.

Early Life

Song Ji Hyo was born on 15 August 1981 and she is currently 39 years old. Ji Hyo is originally from Pohang, North Gyeongsang Province, South Korea, and her zodiac sign is Leo. Song Ji Hyo (송지효/Hanja 宋智孝) is actually her stage name. Her birth name is Cheon Seong Im (천성임/Hanja 千成林). However, she legally changed her name to Cheon Soo Yeon (천수연/Hanja 千秀姸) later on.

Talking about her family, her mother was a South Korean national swimmer representative. She has two siblings and one of them is a younger brother named Cheon Seong-moon. Cheon Seong-moon is also a South Korean actor.

Besides Seong-moon, Ji Hyo has a young sister whose name is not mentioned. Talking about her educational journey, she graduated from Kyungmoon University (now Kookje College). Ji Hyo has a degree in tax accounting.

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Caption: Song Ji Hyo completing a challenge in a variety show in 2018. Source: Instagram

Career and Professional Life

Professionally, Song Ji Hyo is a prominent actress and model from South Korea. The actor was previously a cover model for Kiki Magazine. This was before making her acting debut. Ji Hyo made her acting debut in the year 2003 with Wishing Stairs. It is a feature film that is also the 3rd installment in the Whispering Corridors film series.

Moreover, she made her TV debut in the year 2006. It was with Princess Hours, a romantic comedy. She then appeared in Jumong the same year. Before this, Ji Hyo also starred in Some, a crime thriller released in 2004. The actress gained even more fame for her roles in A Frozen Flower, New World, Emergency Couple, and Was It Love?

Likewise, Ji Hyo’s first film released after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 is Intruder. Besides her acting career, she is also internationally known for her participation in Running Man. The actress is one of the regular cast members of this popular South Korean variety show that has been airing since 2010. She has been a regular cast of this show since 2010.

She was taken to the emergency room on September 19, 2011. This was due to her breathing difficulties after she had an all-night shoot for Gye Baek. The actress also had to cancel her appearance on episodes 63 and 64 of Running Man.

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Caption: Song Ji Hyo posing for a photo with the castmates of ‘Running Man’. Source: Cosmo.ph

The Beginning

Talking about the actress’s motivation behind her acting career, Song Ji Hyo dreamed of becoming an actress during her high school years. She had this dream after she watched actor Park Shin-yang in Promise, a 1998 South Korean film. Moreover, before entering the acting industry, Ji Hyo worked a part-time job at a cafe. This is also where the actress was scouted/cast.

Talking about why she chose a different stage name, Ji Hyo revealed that she was inspired by the two famous actors – Song Seung Heon and she. Seung Heon and Hye Kyo are the lead actors of Autumn in My Heart.

Revealing more about the beginning of the actress’s career, she starred in the music videos of And I Love You and Just Say Goodbye. The former is the song by Lee Soo-young whereas the latter is the song by JTL. The actress also made a cameo appearance in the Age of Innocence. Furthermore, Ji Hyo co-hosted Inkigayo, the SBS channel’s music show. Her co-host was Heechul of the popular boyband Super Junior. Actress Ji Hyo was the co-host for this show from 11 November 2007 to 4 May 2008.

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Caption: Song Ji Hyo appearing on the poster of the TV drama series ‘Was It Love?’. Source: Instagram

Relationship Status

Song Ji Hyo is most probably single at present. The actress has not shared any social media posts that indicate her current relationship status and love affairs. Although she doesn’t reveal the identity, Ji Hyo has shared some nitpicks of her past relationship with her boyfriend on the variety show Running Man. Moreover, the actress also might be more focused on strengthening her career rather than involving in love affairs.

Body Measurements

She stands tall at an approximate height of 1.68 meters or 5 feet 6 inches and her body weight is around 54 kgs. Other than this, there is no further information regarding the South Korean actress’s other body measurement details like her chest-waist-hip measures, dress size, shoe size, etc. Moreover, Ji Hyo has dark brown eyes and hair of the same color.

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Caption: Song Ji Hyo appearing on the cover of the ‘Chic’ magazine. Source: Instagram

Social Media and Net Worth

Talking about her social media presence, Song Ji Hyo is available on Instagram under the username @my_songjihyo. This account boasts 3.1 million followers and exactly 191 posts shares while writing this biography (April 2021).

Other than this, it seems like the actress doesn’t have a personal account on other platforms like Twitter, Facebook, Titkok, Youtube, etc. Moving on, she has a net worth estimation of around $12 million US dollars.