Jun Ji-Hyun / Gianna Profile

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Name: Jun Ji-hyun (Gianna Jun, Jeon Ji-hyun, Jung Ji-hyeon)
Birthname: Wang Ji-hyeon (Wang Ji-hyun)
Birthdate: October 30, 1981
Birth place: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 172 cm
Blood Type: B
Religion: Christianity
Family: Parents and a elder brother
Education: Dongguk University (Department of Theater and Film)
Profession: Actress and model
Hobbies: Movies and music
Favorite Actress: Angelina Jolie
Jun Ji-hyun started her career modeling for “Echo” magazine in 1997 and then featuring in some commercial advertisement.
Jun Ji-hyun was noticed overseas when she featured in famous Hong Kong singer Leon Lai’s music video in 1998.
Jun Ji-hyun made her first Korean TV series debut in 1997 in “The Season of Puberty.” In 1999 she starred in the acclaimed TV drama “Happy Together” and made her big screen debut in “White Valentine.”
Jun Ji-hyun first major success in acting was in 2000 box office hit “Il Mare.” The story of Il Mare was being adapted into a Hollywood movie, “Lake House” in 2006 starring Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock.
It was in 2001 that Ji-hyun got the breakthrough and become an Asian superstar with movie “My Sassy Girl” with actor Cha Tae-hyun. Ji-hyun’s role as a naughty, annoying, raging yet adorable and lovable lady is one of the most classical character in Korean movies.
My Sassy Girl was a superhit across Asia, Ji-hyun became an Asian household name, and one of the first few Korean artist to become international superstar.
Jun Ji-hyun however couldn’t make another box office hit like My Sassy Girl, her 2004 movie “Windstruck” was just moderately successful while 2006 “Daisy” was merely disappointment.
Jun Ji-hyun remains as one of the most talk about actress from Korea, and is still one of the most popular model for commercial ads.
Jun Ji-hyun latest project is Hollywood movie, “Blood: The Last Vampire.” She also adapted her English name as Gianna Jun to venture into Hollywood.