30 March 1993
Busan, South Korea
|Education||Digital Seoul Culture Arts University (major in Film)|
|Revised Romanization||Kim Ji-su|
Kim Ji-soo (Korean: 김지수; born 30 March 1993), professionally known as Ji Soo, is a South Korean actor.
Early life and education
Ji Soo is a student of Digital Seoul Culture Arts University, where he majors in Film.
Ji Soo made his acting debut on stage in 2009 and consequently starred in several short films, including having a leading role in the Korean-Filipino independent film Seoul Mates. He first gained recognition in high school drama Angry Mom (2015).
In 2021, Ji Soo was approved to play the part as the male lead role in the Korean drama River Where the Moon Rises. The drama began airing on 15 February 2021 with the actor Ji Soo portraying the character role of On Dal. He starred in the drama for six aired episodes until reported school bullying and assault accusations were made against him, hence KBS replaced Ji Soo so he was from then on removed from the show. The role of On Dal was re-cast by actor Na In Woo, that then appeared from episode nine onward of the drama.
Actor Ji Soo was announced to be enlisted for mandatory military service duties in October 2021, reports say that Ji Soo received mandatory military service duties summon in December 2020. After completed four weeks of basic military training, he was announced to carry out the rest of his services in the assigned social worker department.
On 6 July 2021, the legal representative of Ji Soo, law company Shin & Kim, revealed a new statement about the open-ended legal procedures of before-reported school bullying and assault allegations. In May 2021, the same representative has stated the actor has decided to take legal action against the people who made false accusations and spread false rumors.
"In March 2021, there were many blatant lies posted on the Internet including those accusing our client of sexual offense allegations. The man who wrote a post accusing our client has sexually assaulted his wife in the past has come forward and apologized, but the rest of the accusatory posts made their way around the web without any verification. Thus, our client has decided to take legal action against the circulators of false information to reveal the truth.
Recently, we were able to locate one of the writers of false accusatory posts thanks to search and seizure on IP addresses and more. The man turned out to be a soldier who recently enlisted. He admitted that everything he claimed in his post was false. He then sincerely apologized to our client with a handwritten letter and plead for his forgiveness given that his mother is currently battling cancer.
Our client has dropped the aforementioned man from the lawsuit after considering both his and the perpetrator's circumstances. However, most publishers are laying low after deleting their false accusatory posts. We will take strict legal action against these people.
Meanwhile, the posts accusing him of school bullying were mostly untrue as well. Our client has sued them for libel. We are writing to notify the search warrant has been issued by the court and the investigations pertaining to the case is underway."
On May 27, 2021, Ji Soo's agency KeyEast announced that his exclusive contract with the agency has been terminated due to the controversy.
Ji Soo received surgery for acute osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection) on 13 September 2016. On 27 September, he returned to filming Fantastic and was officially discharged from the hospital on 1 October.
In a statement posted on an online forum by an anonymous person on March 2, 2021, Ji Soo was accused of being a bully during his school years. The following day, his agency, KeyEast, released a statement saying that "[they] are looking at this incident seriously and will do [their] utmost to verify the facts."
"I would like to sincerely apologize to those who were hurt by me. I have absolutely no room for excuses for my actions in the past. They were unforgivable.
As I began acting, I was able to come this far due to the fact that I covered up my past, and as a result received undeserving love and attention from the public.
But deep inside, I always held a sense of guilt in one part of my heart, and an irreversible regret haunted me anxiously. I was always pressed down by my dark past.
I now beg forgiveness to those who were undoubtedly deeply hurt for a long time, seeing me acting, and I will reflect on the unforgivable actions of my past and repent.
I feel miserable and guilty for inflicting so much damage on all of my fellow drama cast and crew members, the broadcasting station, and all those affiliated with the production, solely due to my own personal mistakes. I sincerely pray that the drama will not suffer any more damages.
Once again, I beg for forgiveness on my knees to all those who were hurt by me."
It was later reported that Ji Soo would be replaced by actor Na In-woo in the television series River Where the Moon Rises. KeyEast issued a statement confirming Ji Soo's activities would be halted prior to his military enlistment in October 2021.
|2010||Boy in Pain||—||Short film|
|2014||Han Gong-ju||Member of Min-ho's gang||Bit part|
|Seoul Mates||Joon||Korean-Philippines co-production|
|More Than||—||Short film|
|2016||One Way Trip||Yong-bi|||
|2020||Our Joyful Summer Days||Chan Hee|||
|2012||To the Beautiful You||Student||Cameo|
|Family||Han Song-yi||Cameo (Episode 45)|
|2014||Love Frequency 37.2||Go Dong-hee's ex-boyfriend||Cameo (Episode 3)|
|2015||Angry Mom||Go Bok-dong|||
|Cheer Up!||Seo Ha-joon|||
|2016||Page Turner||Jeong Cha-sik||KBS Drama Special|||
|The Doctors||Kim Soo-cheol||Guest (Episodes 1-3, 5, 7-8)|||
|Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart Ryeo||14th Prince Wang Jung|||
|Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo||Bok-joo's fellow worker||Cameo (Episode 11)|||
|2017||Strong Girl Bong-soon||In Gook-du|||
|2017–2018||Bad Guys 2||Han Kang-joo|||
|2018||Ping Pong Ball||Kim Young-joon||JTBC Drama Festa|||
|2019||My First First Love||Yun Tae-oh|||
|2020||When I Was The Prettiest||Seo-hwan|||
|Amanza||Park Dong Myung / Amanza|||
|2021||River Where the Moon Rises||On Dal||Episodes 1–6 (Replaced)|||
|2015||Lunch Box||Yong||K-Food Fair 2015|||
|2016||Celebrity Bromance||Cast member|||
|My Ear's Candy|||
Music video appearances
|2009||Bong-sam Wasn't There|
|Controlled Experiments on Human Subjects|
|2012||A Fool for Children|
Awards and nominations
|2015||34th MBC Drama Awards||Best New Actor in a Miniseries||Angry Mom||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Kim Hee-sun||Nominated|
|2016||11th Max Movie Awards||Rising Star Award||—||Won|||
|37th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||One Way Trip||Nominated|
|30th KBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama||Page Turner||Nominated|
|Best New Actor||Nominated|
|2017||53rd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (Television)||Strong Girl Bong-soon||Nominated|
|22nd Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best New Actor||One Way Trip||Nominated|
|2nd Asia Artist Awards||Rising Star Award||—||Won|||
|2018||13th Soompi Awards||Best Supporting Actor in the male category||Strong Girl Bong-soon||Nominated|
|2020||Busan International Film Festival||Actor of the Year Award||Our Joyful Summer Days||Won|||
|5th Asia Artist Awards 2020||Popularity Award (Actor)||—||Nominated|||
|39th MBC Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries||When I Was Most Beautiful||Nominated|
|Best Couple Award with Im Soo-hyang||Nominated|||
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- announced online