Song In March 2011.
August 15, 1981
Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Residence||Ilsan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea|
|Revised Romanization||Song Ji-hyo|
|Revised Romanization||Cheon Seong-im|
Cheon Seong-im (born August 15, 1981), better known by her stage name Song Ji-hyo is a South Korean actress. She first made her acting debut in Wishing Stairs (2003), one of the Whispering Corridors film series. Her notable roles are as the ballerina Min Hyo-rin in the popular television series Princess Hours (2006), Lady Ye So-ya in Jumong (2007), The Queen in A Frozen Flower (2008) and Oh Jin-hee in Emergency Couple (2014).
Song gained international fame for being the only female member of the popular Korean variety show Running Man, which made her popularity rise across Asia.
Song was born in Pohang, one of the main seaport city. She has two siblings. She attended Daerim Elementary School, Hwagye Middle School and Ilsan International Convention High School. Song dreamed to be an actress during her high school years after watching Park Shin-yang in the South Korean 1998 film, Promise. She graduated from Kyung Moon University and Kookje College majoring in tax and accounting.
2001-09: Early work
Before Song debut as an actress, she was a model for Kiki Magazine. She chose "Song Ji-hyo" as her stage name. Song appeared in the music video for Lee Soo-young "And I Love You" and appeared another music video for JTL "Just Say Goodbye". She also made a cameo appearances in the last episode of the television drama Age of Innocence.
Song made her feature film acting debut in the 2003 Korean horror film Wishing Stairs, playing a young student who studied ballet. She had the lead role in the 2004 crime thriller Some, opposite Go Soo, where she starred as a reporter. In 2006, Song started out her first lead role in television drama in the MBC romantic comedy drama Princess Hours, starred as a ballet dancer, who dreams to be a ballerina. She appeared in the music video for STAY "Words that I can’t believe". In the same year, Song appeared as Lady Ye So-ya, the first wife of Jumong and the mother of King Yuri in the historical drama Jumong. In 2007, She appeared in the comedy film Sex Is Zero 2 the sequel to the 2002 comedy film Sex Is Zero. Song was co-Host with Super Junior's Heechul on SBS's weekly live music show Inkigayo, from November 11, 2007 to May 4, 2008.
In December 2008, She played the Queen in Yoo Ha's film, A Frozen Flower which included several strong sex scenes with nudity and was one of the highest grossing films of the year. She later commented, "When I decided to do this film, nudity was not the central issue. How much I expose is not important to me; I thought without that scene, it would be difficult to portray subtle changes in emotion. What mattered to me at the time was working on my facial expressions apart from the posture that the director wanted me to convey."  She also co-hosted the 2009 Dream Concert with Heechul, which was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on October 10.
2010-present: Running Man and Collaboration works
Song is currently a cast member of SBS popular variety show Running Man. She was originally a guest for the episode 2-5. She officially joined the program in the episode 6 but was unable to attend until the episode 7.
Song joined C-JeS Entertainment in Early 2011. Song appeared as a young girl in the Choo Chang-min's film, Late Blossom. In March 2011, She played as a reporter in Crime Squad, opposite Song Il-gook and Lee Jong-hyuk. In July 2011, she played as Eun-go, the Queen of King Uija in the historical drama Gyebaek, for which she won the Producer's Award at the MBC Drama Awards. She also appeared in two music videos: "In Heaven" by JYJ and "It’s Nothing Serious" by Young Jee in 2011.
In 2012, Song appeared in Young-Ji and Kyu-Hoon's music video teaser "Be Happy". In November 2012, She starred opposite label-mate Kim Jaejoong of JYJ in the film Jackal is Coming where she played a clumsy female assassin who kidnaps Hallyu star, played by Jaejoong. She received extensive training prior to the start of filming in May, and her first scenes involved a flip off from a 2 meter-high stack and other including scaling walls and hand-to-hand combat.
In 2013, Song participated in dubbing the animated movie Maritime Police Marco as the voice of Lulu with her fellow Running Man member Lee Kwang-soo. In February 2013, She appeared as a charismatic female detective in Park Hoon-jung's crime drama film, New World. In April 2013, She played as a royal nurse, opposite Lee Dong-wook in The Fugitive of Joseon. She appeared in Freestyle feat. Navi's music video "Winter Song". In January 2014, Song starred as a girl who divorced and later meets her ex-husband again but this time they met each other as an intern in tvN's medical romantic drama, Emergency Couple along with Choi Jin-hyuk, Later became hit and have been sold to nine countries.
In Spring 2014, Song collaborated with NBA and released her own series “NBA X Song Ji Hyo", “CHO.2”. Known for creating basketball merchandise, NBA’s collaboration with Song brings about a different style than the usual sports affiliated look. The “CHO.2” was seen on the recent episode of “Running Man” when the actress wore the cap while filming in Australia. “CHO.2” stands for two Chinese characters that sum up Song’s motto “to never lose the original heart so that you will do everything.” The motto matches perfectly with her character on Running Man as she is often seen trying new things and doing her best. She has worn the cap on both Running Man and, Emergency Couple.
|2003||Whispering Corridors: Wishing Stairs||Yoon Jin-sung|
|2007||Sex Is Zero 2||Lee Kyeong-ah|
|2008||A Frozen Flower||The Queen|
|2011||Late Blossom||Kim Yeon-ah|
|2012||Jackal is Coming||Bong Min-jung|
|2013||Maritime Police Marco||Lulu (Korean dubbing)|
|2002||Age of Innocence||Min-jung (guest appearance, ep. 16)||SBS|
|2006||Princess Hours||Min Hyo-rin||MBC|
|Jumong||Lady Ye So-ya|
|2011||Detectives in Trouble||Jo Min-joo||KBS2|
|2013||Heaven's Order: The Fugitive of Joseon||Hong Da-in||KBS2|
|2014||Emergency Couple||Oh Jin-hee||tvN|
|2004-07||Yasimmanman||Herself||SBS||Guest (Episode 80 and 208)|
|2004||Yoo Jae-suk & Kim Won-hee's Come to Play||Herself||MBC||Guest (Episode 20)|
|2007-08||Inkigayo||Host||SBS||Hosted along with Kim Heechul|
|2007||Three Women’s Talk||Herself||MBC||Guest (Episode 55)|
|2009||World Special LOVE||Herself||tvN||In Philippines|
|Family Outing||Herself||SBS||Guest (Episodes 58-59) Horror Special|
|Yasimmanman 2||Herself||Guest (Episode 51)|
|2010||Danbi||Herself||MBC||Guest along with Nichkhun (Episode 14 and 15)|
|2010-11||Midnight TV Entertainment||Host||SBS||Hosted along with Seo Kyung-suk|
|2010–present||Running Man||Herself||Guest (Episodes 2 - 5)
Permanent cast member (Episode 6 - present)
|2011||Happy Together||Herself||KBS2||Guest along with Song Il Gook, Lee Jong-hyuk, Kim Joon, Kim Junho and Kim Dae Hee (Season 3, Episode 186)|
|2012||Strong Heart||Herself||SBS||Guest (Episode 156)|
|Gag Concert||A Killer||KBS2||Guest along with Han Sang-jin (Episode 672)|
|2013||Happy Together||Herself||Guest along with Lee Dong-wook and Lim Seulong (Season 3, Episode 295)|
|2014||Reply with Music - Emergency Couple||Herself||tvN||Guest along with Choi Jin-hyuk, Lee Pil-mo and Choi Yeo-jin (Special - music talk show)|
Music video appearances
|2001||"Just Say Goodbye"||JTL|
|"And I Love You"||Lee Soo-young|
|2006||"Words That I Can’t Believe"||STAY|
|2010||"Don't Listen To This Song"||Young Jee|
|2011||"It’s Nothing Serious"|
|"Gift For You"||Choi Kang-hee, Lee Sun-gyun, Kim Byung-man, Song Ji-hyo|
|2012||"Be Happy" (Teaser)||Young Jee & Kyu-Hoon|
|2013||"Winter Song"||Freestyle feat. Navi|
|LOTTE NATUUR Ice cream|
|SK Telecom TTL|
|2002||Hankook P&G Pantene|
|Flour Green Tea|
|2005||LG Telecom Phone & Fun|
|2011||Jambangee Jeans||with boyband 2AM|
|Samsung Think Next|
|2012||Bobbi Brown Cosmetics|
|2013||Benefit - U.S. based cosmetics brand |
|Mr. Pizza |
|2014||NBA - CHO.2||Collaboration with NBA|
|Samsung 'This is Living' (Vietnam)||with Kim Woo-bin|
Awards and Nominations
|2007||43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actress in a Television Series||Princess Hours||Nominated|
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actress in a Film||Sex Is Zero 2||Nominated|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||A Frozen Flower||Nominated|
|2010||SBS Entertainment Awards||Special Award in Variety||Running Man||Won|
|2011||SBS Entertainment Awards||Excellence Award in Variety||Won|
|Netizen's Popularity Award||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Gyebaek||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries||Detectives in Trouble||Nominated|
|2012||48th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Female Entertainer||Running Man||Nominated|
|1st Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Couple Not Meant to Be with Gary||Nominated|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Female Entertainer||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actress in a Film||New World||Nominated|
|SBS Entertainment Awards||Female Top Excellence Award||Running Man||Won|
|Viewer's Most Popular Award with Running Man members||Won|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actress in a Mid-length Drama||Heaven's Order: The Fugitive of Joseon||Nominated|
|2014||2nd Annual DramaFever Awards||Best Kiss with Gary||Running Man||Won|
|Best Couple Not Meant To Be with Gary||Nominated|
- Chuncheon World Leisure Congress and Leisure Games ambassador
- Ministry of Education, Science and Technology School Culture Change Online Ambassadors
- Ryu Seung-Yoon "Hosts for '2009 Dream Concert' announced" Korea Herald. 30 March 2010. Retrieved 2012-03-29
- "송지효 ‘런닝맨’ 예능감 작렬 "고정출연 해달라" 시청자 요구 봇물" (in Korean). Newsen. 16 August 2010. Retrieved 29 November 2010.
- Ho, Stewart (20 April 2012). "Kim Jae Joong Cast in His First Movie Opposite Song Ji Hyo". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (18 May 2012). "Song Ji Hyo Begins Filming For Her Movie With Kim Jae Joong". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (1 November 2012). "Song Ji Hyo is Charismatic Ace for The Jackal is Coming". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 15 November 2012.
- Sunwoo, Carla (14 December 2012). "Song Ji-hyo to model for Benefit cosmetics". Jongang Daily. Retrieved 22 December 2012.
- Ho, Stewart (16 December 2012). "Song Ji Hyo Becomes New Face of Cosmetics Brand, Benefit". enewsWorld. CJ E&M. Retrieved 12 January 2013.
- "Song Ji Hyo becomes the new face of 'Mr. Pizza'". allkpop. 10 April 2013. Retrieved 10 April 2013.
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