August 15, 1981
Pohang, North Gyeongsang, South Korea
|Occupation||Actress, Host, Model|
|Agent||C-JeS Entertainment (2011-present)|
|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 film & television actress and model. She is best known for her role as a ballerina Min Hyo-rin in Princess Hours (2006), as well as for her notable roles in Jumong (2007), A Frozen Flower (2008) and Jackal is Coming (2012). Song is also known as the only female member of the popular Korean variety show, Running Man.
Song was born and raised in Pohang, North Gyeongsang. She has one younger brother and one younger sister. She dreamed of becoming an actress after watching Park Shin-yang in the South Korean 1998 film, Promise.
2001-2009: Early work
Before Song debut as an actress, she was a model for Kiki Magazine. In 2001, She appeared in the music video for Lee Soo-young "And I Love You" and appeared another music video for JTL "Just Say Goodbye". In 2002, Song 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. In 2004, She had the lead role in the 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" and also appeared in Yoga Class too.
Song was co-MC with Heechul of Super Junior on SBS's weekly live music show Inkigayo, from 11 November 2007 to 4 May 2008. In December 2008, She played the Queen in Yoo Ha's film, A Frozen Flower. She also co-MC the 2009 Dream Concert with Heechul, which was held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on 10 October.
2010-present: Running Man and Upcoming works
Song is currently a cast member of SBS variety show Running Man. She was originally a guest for the second (episode 2-3) and third landmark (episode 4-5). She officially joined the program in the fourth landmark (episode 6) but was unable to attend until the fifth landmark (episode 7). Some of her characters on the show are Mong (blank) Ji-hyo (멍~ 지효), The Ace (에이스), Miss Mong (미스멍)and Bad Ji-hyo. Song earned the Variety Special Award in 2010 and also earned the Outstanding Female Award of the Variety Show Category in 2011 at the SBS Entertainment Awards for her personality on the show. In 2010, Song appeared in the music video for Young Jee "Don't Listen To This Song".
In 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 a General Gyebaek's love interest 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. At the same time, she also appeared in Young-Ji & Kyu-Hoon's "Be Happy" music video teaser.
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 December 2013, it was announced that Song will be starring in tvN's medical romantic drama, May Garden along with Choi Jin-hyuk and it will be release in January 2014.
|2003||Whispering Corridors: Wishing Stairs||Yoon Jin-sung||First lead Role|
|2004||Some||Seo Yoo-jin||Lead Role|
|2006||Yoga Class||Han Jae-Joon||Lead Role|
|2007||Sex Is Zero 2||Lee Kyeong-ah||Lead Role|
|2008||A Frozen Flower||The Queen||Lead Role|
|2011||Late Blossom||Kim Yeon-ah||Supporting Role|
|2012||Jackal is Coming||Bong Min-jung||Lead Role|
|2013||Maritime Police Marco||Lulu||Korean dubbing|
|New World||Shin-woo||Supporting Role|
|2002||Age of Innocence||Min-jung||SBS||Cameo Appearance (ep. 16)|
|2006||Princess Hours||Min Hyo-rin||MBC||Lead Role|
|2007||Jumong||Lady Ye So-ya||MBC||Supporting Role|
|2011||Crime Squad||Jo Min-joo||KBS2||Lead Role|
|2013||The Fugitive of Joseon||Hong Da-in||KBS2||Lead Role|
|2014||ER Man and Woman||Oh Jin-hee||tvN||Filming|
|2004-2007||Yasimmanman||Herself||SBS||Guest (Episode 80 and 208)|
|2004||Yoo Jae-suk & Kim Won-hee's Come to Play||Herself||MBC||Guest (Episode 20)|
|2007-2008||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||SBS||Guest (Episode 51)|
|2010||Danbi||Herself||MBC||Guest along with Nichkhun (Episode 14 and 15)|
|2010-2011||Midnight TV Entertainment||Host||SBS||Hosted along with Seo Kyung-suk|
|2010–present||Running Man||Herself||SBS||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||KBS2||Guest along with Lee Dong-wook and Lim Seulong (Season 3, Episode 295)|
Music video appearances
|2001||"Just Say Goodbye"||JTL||Herself|
|"And I Love You"||Lee Soo-young||Herself|
|2006||"Words That I Can’t Believe"||STAY||Herself|
|2010||"Don't Listen To This Song"||Young Jee||Herself|
|2011||"It’s Nothing Serious"||Herself|
|2012||"Be Happy" (Teaser)||Young Jee & Kyu-Hoon||Herself|
|2013||"Winter Song"||Freestyle feat. Navi||Herself|
Awards and nominations
|2007||43rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Drama Actress||Princess Hours||Nominated|
|2008||44th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Movie Actress||Sex Is Zero 2||Nominated|
|2009||45th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Movie Actress||A Frozen Flower||Won|
|2010||4th SBS Entertainment Awards||Variety Special Award||Running Man||Won|
|2011||5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards||Hot Variety Star||Nominated|
|5th SBS Entertainment Awards||Netizens' Popularity Award||Nominated|
|Excellence Award in Variety||Won|
|MBC Drama Awards||Excellent Actress in a Miniseries||Gyebaek||Nominated|
|KBS Drama Awards||Excellent Actress in a Miniseries||Crime Squad||Nominated|
|2012||48th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Female Entertainer||Running Man||Nominated|
|DramaFever Awards||Best Couple NOT Meant to Be! with Gary||Nominated|
|2013||49th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Female Entertainer||Nominated|
|Most Popular Movie Actress||New World||Nominated|
|NATE Awards||Best Couple with Gary||Running Man||Pending|
|KBS Drama Awards||Netizen's Award||The Fugitive of Joseon||Pending|
- 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.
- "송지효 매니저 "‘계백’ 촬영장 오니 화가 치밀어 오른다" 왜?" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- "'입원' 송지효, 부모님 간호속 안정中 "퇴원 미정"" (in Korean). Nate. Retrieved 11 November 2011.
- 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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