9 January 1990 |
Seoul, South Korea
|Genres||Pop, dance, electropop|
|Years active||2009 – present|
|Revised Romanization||Nam Ji-hyeon|
Ji-hyun was born on 9 January 1990 in Seoul, South Korea. She carries the nickname NamGee, Nam-GeeGee (NamJiji). She is currently attending Sangmyung University, Dance Major specifically in ballet. Ji-hyun was a trainee with JYP Entertainment for 2 years but then joined Cube Entertainment. She became the leader, vocalist and dancer of the girl group 4Minute.
Ji-hyun was announced by Cube Entertainment as a member and the leader of the group last May 2009 together with Kim Hyun-a, a former member of Wonder Girls. Cube Entertainment had released a teaser for their first single "Hot Issue" on 10 June while the single debuted on June 18. The group promoted the song from its release until August.
After a successful promotion period, the group released a new mini-album entitled HuH (Hit Your Heart) for their comeback on May 19, 2010. And after almost a year of hiatus, the group then released their first full length Korean album titled 4MINUTES LEFT. The album and their two lead promotional singles maintained their positions in the top 10 of many Korean REAL TIME Charts. After the promotions of their first full length album, the group focused on their Japanese activities.
And after more than a year of hiatus, the group finally made a comeback last April 9 with their third mini album, ‘Volume Up’ which topped music charts and made them one three times on music shows; two times on Show Champion and one time on M! Countdown.
Jihyun appeared in Lee Hyun's music video for "You Are the Best of My Life" on February 14, 2011 with Jung Juri. In the music video, Lee Hyun gets bewitched. He falls under the illusion that Jung Juri is Jihyun and falls in love with her. 
Jihyun has been cast in MBC's weekend drama, A Thousand Kisses as Jang Soo Ah, the younger sister of Jang Woo Jin (Ryu Jin) is described to be the lovely and outgoing maknae daughter of a conglomerate, however, she’s also said to be a deep young woman who knows how to understand adults. 
On July 2012, she appeared in BTOB's Seo Eunkwang and Yoo Sungeun's music video, 'Love Virus' alongside Noh Jihoon; the two playing as a cute couple.
She was chosen to be making a special appearance on tvN‘s upcoming medical drama, The 3rd Hospital working alongside actor Oh Ji Ho. She earned the praise of the staff members after displaying her ability to focus during the time she was on set despite of the performance she had lined up for that day.
Jihyun was recently cast on a romantic TV show for tvN‘s love variety program, ‘The Romantic‘. ‘The Romantic’ has decided to conduct a spin-off entitled ‘The Romantic & Idol‘ for its third season. It has been revealed that eight idols were cast for the show and recently finished filming in Jeju-do. The celebrities were able to enjoy dates in cafes and go grocery store shopping while surrounded by the beautiful scenery of the island. ‘The Romantic & Idol’ premiered on November 11th.
On February 13, 2013 Jihyun was casted in Idol Version of “Love and War 2″. In the idol version of “Love and War 2,” idol stars will act as the main characters to reenact the viewers’ stories. The idol version will most likely shed the heavy and serious atmosphere of the previous, original episodes and go for a lighter and brighter mood that suits the idols. In “Love and War 2″ Jihyun will play the role of Seo Yeong, the best friend of Yoo Eun Chae (Jewelry’s Kim Yewon). Seo Yeong has feelings for Eun Chae’s husband Seo Min Jae (ZE:A’s Dongjun) whom she congratulated sincerely when the two got married.
Soundtrack appearances and Solo Performances
|2013||Love Poten - Generation of Romance||"Only You"||03:03||Duet with Jiyoon|
|2010||It's Okay, Daddy's Girl||Shin Sun Hae||Minor Role||SBS|
|2011||A Thousand Kisses||Jang Soo Ah||Supporting Role||MBC|
|2012||The 3rd Hospital||Herself||Cameo||tvN|
|2012||Ms Panda and Mr Hedgehog||Herself||Cameo||Channel A|
|2013||Love and War 2||Seo Young||Lead Role||KBS|
|2013||Love Poten: Please Remember, Princess - Generation of Romance||Yoon Min Ah||Lead Role|
|2012||The Romantic & Idol||Herself||with ZE:A's Hyungsik|
|2012||She and Her Car||Host||MBC October 31 show.|
Music video appearances
|2011||"You Are the Best of My Life"||Lee Hyun||Herself|
|2012||"Beautiful My Lady||ZE:A||Herself|
|2013||"When You Leave Me"||M4M||Herself|
- Ji Hyun & Hyuna to cameo in thriller movie "Late Night FM"
- 4minute’s Ji Hyun makes her debut appearance on “It’s Alright, Daddy’s Daughter”
- Lee Hyun reveals MV for “You Are the Best of My Life” feat. Ji Hyun
- 4minute's Jihyun flaunts her innocent looks. In the music video, Lee Hyun's "You Are the Best of My Life"
- 4minute’s Jihyun cast for ‘A Thousand Kisses’
- 2PM’s Junsu and 4minute’s Jihyun participate in love variety program ‘The Romantic & Idol’
- Idol Version of “Love and War 2″ to Star ZE:A’s Dong Joon, Jewelry’s Ye Won and 4minute’s Nam Ji Hyun
- Love & War 2 Characters Seo Yeong
- 4minute's Jihyun, ICON's Noh Min Woo, and Kim Jin Pyo to make important cameos for the finale of 'Monstar'
- 4minute International Forum (Korean)