Seong Ji

About Seong Ji

Who is it?: Actor
Birth Day: February 27, 1977
Education: Hanyang University - Theater and Film
Years active: 1999–present
Agent: Namoo Actors
Spouse(s): Lee Bo-young (m. 2013)
Children: 1
Hangul: 곽태근
Hanja: 郭太根
Revised Romanization: Gwak Tae-geun
McCune–Reischauer: Kwak T’aegŭn

Seong Ji

Seong Ji was born on February 27, 1977, is Actor. Born Kwak Tae Gun on February 27, 1977 he landed his debuting role in 1999 SBS Television Drama KAIST. It was through the suggestion of is then-manager that he took on the the stage name Chae Ji-sung and subsequently known as simply Ji Sung. His participating in following TV dramas such as All In(2003) and Save the Last Dance for Me(2004) as well as is first film Whistling Princess(2002) further launched his acting career. Ji Sung enlisted into mandatory military service in June 2005 as a soldier and later transferred and served as a public ambassador of military affairs until his discharge June of 2007. Following his discharge that same year he made is comeback in TV Drama New Heart(2007) as once again began to capture the attention of his audiences and continued to do so in later television dramas. He then signed with new management agency, Namoo Actors in February of 2010. From there, Ji Sung continued to add to his extensive resumé playing parts in TV Dramas such as The Great Seer(2012) and in adult rom-com film Whatcha Wearin'?(2012). He then stole the hearts of audiences again in 2013 KBS melodrama Secret. In the same year, Ji Sung announced and tied the knot with South Korean actress and Save the Last Dance for Me co-star Lee Bo-young. On November 24, 2014 Namoo Actors Agency revealed Ji Sung and Lee Bo-young to be expecting their first child mid-June to early July of 2015. He then continued the capture audiences reuniting with Secret co-star Hwang Jung-eum in 2015 MBC Television Drama Kill Me, Heal Me for which Ji Sung received much praise for his outstanding acting skills.
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Popular As Seong Ji
Occupation Actor
Age 43 years old
Zodiac Sign Pisces
Born February 27, 1977 ()
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🌙 Zodiac

Seong Ji’s zodiac sign is Pisces. According to astrologers, Pisces are very friendly, so they often find themselves in a company of very different people. Pisces are selfless, they are always willing to help others, without hoping to get anything back. Pisces is a Water sign and as such this zodiac sign is characterized by empathy and expressed emotional capacity.

🌙 Chinese Zodiac Signs

Seong Ji was born in the Year of the Snake. Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Snake are seductive, gregarious, introverted, generous, charming, good with money, analytical, insecure, jealous, slightly dangerous, smart, they rely on gut feelings, are hard-working and intelligent. Compatible with Rooster or Ox.

Biography/Timeline

1999

Ji Sung first auditioned for the 1999 campus drama KAIST, where he met Screenwriter Song Ji-na. Song took an interest in the young upstart and wrote a new character for him, leading to his acting debut. Upon the suggestion of his then-manager, he began using the stage name Chae Ji-sung, then decided to drop the surname "Chae," and became known simply as "Ji Sung" After several minor roles, he began playing bigger parts, notably in the television dramas Wonderful Days (2001) and Sunshine Hunting 2002), as well as the North-South romantic comedy film Whistling Princess (2002).

2003

Ji was then cast in the 2003 gambling drama All In. Producers were having difficulty casting the second male lead because most actors were afraid to be compared to lead actor Lee Byung-hun. Ji Sung approached Director Yoo Chul-yong, saying he wanted the role. All In was a big hit, and Ji Sung's popularity rose and became known as a Hallyu star. Wanting to challenge himself, he next appeared in his first period drama The King's Woman, playing Gwanghaegun of Joseon.

2004

In Save the Last Dance for Me (2004), he played a rich amnesiac businessman who falls in love with a girl running a bed and breakfast who Nurses him back to health (played by Eugene). He then made a guest appearance playing Bae Jong-ok's college boyfriend in "Outing", a two-episode arc written by Lee Kyung-hee for the omnibus drama Beating Heart (2005), followed by a supporting role in Kim Dae-seung's period thriller Blood Rain (2005).

2005

Ji Sung enlisted on June 7, 2005 for his mandatory military Service. Though he initially enlisted as an ordinary soldier, the Military Manpower Administration transferred him to the military promotion ("entertainers") unit in February 2006, for which he served as "public ambassador of military affairs". He was discharged on June 6, 2007.

2007

He made his comeback in the medical drama New Heart (2007-08), playing a cardiothoracic surgery resident. During a scene where his character cries after failing to save the life of a former comfort woman, Ji Sung said he thought of his maternal grandmother who'd recently died, remembering that she'd told him her only pleasure was watching him in reruns of All In. Contrary to his cheeky, playful character, Ji Sung said that he's taciturn and shy in real life, but that the drama made him find a different side of himself.

2008

He then made an extended cameo as the sophisticated right-hand man of the mob boss in action noir Fate (2008).

2009

In 2009, Ji Sung collaborated again with Writer Choi Wan-kyu and Director Yoo Chul-yong of All In in the revenge drama Swallow the Sun, adapted from the novel by Kang Chul-hwa, and shot on location in Jeju Island, Las Vegas and South Africa. Ji Sung trained hard to play the tough, strong-willed protagonist who goes to prison for his boss and later becomes involved in the city development of Jeju.

2010

In February 2010, he signed with a new management agency, Namoo Actors. Several months later, he played another historical character in Kim Su-ro, The Iron King, as the titular founder of Geumgwan Gaya.

2011

In 2011, Ji Sung starred alongside Yum Jung-ah in Royal Family, about the power plays within a chaebol family. Later that year, he was cast in the workplace romantic comedy Protect the Boss. In a departure from his usual serious roles, Ji Sung played a dorky man-child with a panic disorder, who matures and learns to run his father's Business after meeting a feisty secretary (played by Choi Kang-hee).

2012

In late 2012, he starred in adult romantic comedy My PS Partner, playing an aspiring singer-songwriter trying to get over a breakup, who becomes the wrong recipient of a phone sex call from a woman (played by Kim Ah-joong) trying to seduce her boyfriend into proposing. Ji Sung said he found the script intriguing, despite the discomfort of appearing in bed scenes. And after he saw Love & Other Drugs, he wanted to be in a movie that portrayed a romantic relationship in a realistic manner.

2013

He met Actress Lee Bo-young on the set of 2004 TV series Save Last Dance for Me, and they confirmed their relationship in 2007. On August 2, 2013, the couple announced their engagement by uploading handwritten letters on their respective official fan sites. They married at Aston House, W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel on September 27, 2013. Their first child, a daughter named Kwak Ji-yoo, was born on June 12, 2015.

2015

In 2015, he reunited with Secret Love co-star Hwang Jung-eum in Kill Me, Heal Me, in which he played a chaebol millionaire with dissociative identity disorder formelf known as Multiple Personality Disorder from DSMIV-TR who has seven different identities. The series was a hit and developed a cult following, winning Ji Sung the "Daesang (Grand Prize)" at the MBC Drama Awards.

2017

However, Ji's next work Entertainer, where he played a cunning and self-centered manager of an entertainment company, failed to be successful. Ji bounced back in 2017 with legal thriller Innocent Defendant, which was a hit and topped viewership ratings. Ji earned acclaim for playing the diverse emotions of the character, an amnesic prosecutor who finds himself on a death row. He received the Grand Prize award at the SBS Drama Awards. Ji is set to star next in the period film Grave Site.

2018

In 2018, Ji was cast in the fantasy romance drama Knowing Wife.

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