So Ji-sub

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So Ji-sub
So Ji-sub at 2011 Busan International Film Festival.jpg
Born (1977-11-04) November 4, 1977 (age 44)
Incheon, South Korea
OccupationActor, rapper
Years active1995–present
SpouseCho Eun-jung (조은정)(m.2020) [1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationSo Ji-seop
McCune–ReischauerSo Chisŏp

So Ji-sub (born November 4, 1977) is a South Korean actor. After making his entertainment debut as a jeans model, he became known for his leading roles in the television series What Happened in Bali (2004), I'm Sorry, I Love You (2004), Cain and Abel (2009), Phantom (2012), Master's Sun (2013) and Oh My Venus (2015–16) as well as the film Rough Cut (2008). So has also released several hip hop EPs.[2]

Early life[edit]

So Ji-sub was born on November 4, 1977, in Incheon. Self-described as introverted and insecure in his childhood and teenage years, So trained to become a professional swimmer[3] for 11 years and bagged the bronze medal at the Korean National Games.[4] His parents divorced at a young age. He has one older sister who lives in Australia.

He tried out modeling simply because he wanted to pose alongside hip-hop artist Kim Sung-jae, who was the celebrity face for a clothing brand at the time. "I was never really interested in becoming a celebrity," So said. "My life was all about swimming and hip-hop music. I did modeling because I wanted to see Kim and also because it was the best way to earn good easy money."[3][5]



So was chosen as a model for jeans brand 292513=STORM in 1995,[6] then made his acting debut in the sitcom Three Guys and Three Girls and the television drama Model.[7] But whereas fellow 292513=STORM model Song Seung-heon quickly rose to stardom, So had difficulty raising his profile.[8] He appeared in small roles on television throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s,[9] and started to gain popularity when he was cast as the male second lead in Glass Slippers in 2002.[10] He played his first lead role in the time travel historical drama Thousand Years of Love.[11]

So began to rise to fame with 2004 hit drama What Happened in Bali [12][13] At that time, So thought he would end up being a supporting actor. But later that year, he had his breakout role as a tragic hero in the critically acclaimed melodrama I'm Sorry, I Love You.[14][15] It established him as a top star in Korea,[16] as well as all over Asia.[17][8][18] In a 2009 interview, So said he still considers the two the best television dramas in his filmography.[19]

So enlisted for mandatory military service in 2005 as a public relations officer with the Mapo District Office,[20] and was discharged on April 27, 2007.[21] He made his comeback in Jang Hoon's directorial debut Rough Cut, in which he played a gangster who dreams of becoming an actor.[22] Because of the film's low budget, So and costar Kang Ji-hwan decided to invest their fees back into the movie, and were credited as producers.[23] So's performance was well received by audiences and critics, and the film became a surprise box office hit.[8][24]

In 2009, So attempted to break into the Japanese and Chinese markets. In I am GHOST, an action drama that aired in 24 five-minute episodes on Japan's mobile-exclusive broadcaster BeeTV, he played a mysterious killer on the run with a high school girl.[25][26] So spoke no lines in the mobile drama, and was "worried whether (their) emotions would be delivered just through (their) motions." The year before, he had appeared in a supporting role as a monster in the Japanese manga live-action adaptation GeGeGe No Kitaro 2: Kitaro and the Millenium Curse.[27][28]

So starred opposite Zhang Ziyi in the Chinese romantic comedy Sophie's Revenge, saying, "I wanted to do a bright and cheery role because I've played so many sad and gloomy ones."[29][30] He later signed with a Chinese talent agency, ATN Entertainment.[31][32] So then returned to Korean television with Cain and Abel, about two doctor brothers with an intense sibling rivalry.[33] His performance received critical acclaim, and won him Best Actor at the 2009 Grimae Awards, an honorable award chosen by directors in every broadcasting station in Korea.[34]

In 2010 So headlined the big-budget Korean War epic Road No. 1, but despite high expectations, the series tanked in the ratings, averaging 6% for its entire run.[35][36][37][38][39]

So then played a boxer who falls in love with a blind girl in romantic melodrama Always (Korean title: Only You), directed by auteur Song Il-gon.[40][41] It was the opening film of the 2011 Busan International Film Festival.[42][43]

After portraying a workaholic detective in the cyber criminal investigative service in TV procedural Phantom,[44][45][46] So starred in the film A Company Man, about a hitman in a killer-for-hire company who, after he falls in love and decides he wants out of his job, finds himself the target of his former colleagues.[3][47][48][49]

Later that year he starred in Master's Sun, a horror-romantic comedy written by the Hong sisters. Known for his melodramatic roles, So made an acting transformation in Master's Sun, playing a character with charm.[50] The drama was a commercial hit and renewed his domestic and international popularity.[51] So then starred in another romantic comedy series Oh My Venus, about a celebrity trainer who helps a lawyer lose weight and find her inner beauty as they heal each other's emotional scars.[52][53]

In 2017, So starred in the film The Battleship Island, which depicts the unknown history behind the actual Hashima Island, where thousands of conscripted Joseon people were forced to work to death during the Japanese colonial era.[54] He plays Gyeongseong's best fighter who brought peace to the entire Jongno district.[55]

In 2018, So starred alongside Son Ye-jin in the romance film Be with You, based on the Japanese novel of the same name.[56][57] The same year, he returned to the small screen with spy comedy drama My Secret Terrius.[58][59][60] So won his first major award, the "Daesang (Grand Prize)" at the MBC Drama Awards for his performance.[61]

In 2022, he starred in MBC medical-legal drama Doctor Lawyer in the title role as a genius double-board surgeon turned lawyer[62] and appeared in Choi Dong-hoon's science fiction action film Alienoid.[63]

Book and music releases[edit]

In 2010, So published his photo-essay collection, So Ji-sub's Journey. The volume covers stories and photos over the past 13 years since his debut, using unpretentious language and sensitive photography taken during So's trips to the DMZ and Gangwon Province. The usually taciturn and stoic actor revealed his inner thoughts throughout the book, with essays on his favorite number 51 (reflected in the name of his company - it means a 50-50 probability then believing just 1% more; the K stands for Korea), Romeo and Juliet, why he likes rainy days, and stories about his interactions with other celebrities and artists such as Tiger JK. Within ten days of its release, the book hit the bestseller list, and entered its third printing.[64][65]

A professed longtime hip-hop lover,[3] So rapped for two original tracks – "Lonely Life" and "Foolish Love" – under the artist pseudonym "G" or "G-Sonic" for the soundtracks of Rough Cut and Cain and Abel respectively.[66] In 2011, he released another digital single Pick Up Line under his own name. Two teaser videos were released, the first one described as a comedic version that featured guest stars Jung Joon-ha (who is a close friend of So's) and Kim Byung-man (whom So named as one of his favorite comedians). The single, along with the music video itself, was released on February 17, 2011, but recorded low sales.[67]

In 2011, he published a second book of photo-essays titled Only You with So Ji-sub featuring photographs, notes and commentary on playing his movie character.[68][69]

On March 14, 2012, he launched a magazine for his fans titled SONICe; inside were So's suggested dating ideas and locations, favorite food and books, and more stories through his eyes. Its name is a combination of "so nice" and "Sonic," which is So's nickname.[70][71][72]

So's first mini-album (or EP), Corona Borealis was released in March 2012. It featured collaborations with songwriter Kim Kun-woo, vocal trainer Mellow, soprano Han Kyung-mi, and singers Huh Gak and Bobby Kim. Bobby Kim complimented So's rapping in their duet track That Day, a Year Ago, saying, "So has a talent in feeling the groove and it's as good as his acting skills."[73][74] So also starred in a music video of the album's title song "Some Kind of Story".[75]

In January 2013, So released another rap EP titled 6 PM...Ground, and his recording process aired on Music Triangle as part of Mnet's Collabo One project.[76][77] The four songs of the album were combined to make a 12-minute music drama starring So, Park Shin-hye and Yoo Seung-ho; which was also re-edited into individual music videos for each track.[78][79]

In June 2014, So released his third electro-hip-hop EP titled 18 Years, which represents how long he has been in the industry since he debuted as an actor. He wrote and composed the title track (featuring the vocals of singer Satbyeol), and the other two tracks were collaborations with hip-hop group Soul Dive.[80] He released another single in July 2015 titled So Ganzi, his second collaboration with Soul Dive.[81]


So was named the goodwill ambassador of Gangwon Province in an effort to boost tourism there,[82] and a 51 kilometer-long trail in the province was named "So Ji-sub Road," which was unveiled to the public on May 20, 2012. He was the first Korean actor to have an entire road named after him.[83][84]

He was also named promotional ambassadors for cyber crime prevention by the National Police Agency, helping to raise awareness and prevent cyber crimes such as hacking and Internet fraud by taking part in various promotional activities.[85]


So is the owner of the Apgujeong-dong branch of CJ Foodville's A Twosome Place.[86][87]

He has also helped imported foreign films, having invested in art-house films such as the U.S.-British-French co-production Philomena (2014), the Chinese film Coming Home (2014), the Japanese crime thriller The World of Kanako (2014)" and the American horror film A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night (2015).[88]

Personal life[edit]

In 2019, So confirmed that he had relationship with former announcer and reporter Jo Eun-jung.[89] This is the first time So has publicly confirmed his dating during 24 years as an actor.[90] On April 7, 2020, So Ji-sub's label 51K confirmed that he and Jo Eun-jung completed their marriage registration.[91]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2002 Can't Live Without Robbery Choi Kang-jo [92]
2008 Kitaro and the Millennium Curse Yaksha Japanese production
Rough Cut Gang-pae
U-Turn Ji-sub Short film [93]
2009 Sophie's Revenge Jeff Chinese and Korean co-production
2011 Always Jang Cheol-min
2012 A Company Man Ji Hyeong-do
2015 The Throne King Jeongjo Cameo [94]
2017 The Battleship Island Choi Chil-sung
2018 Be with You Jung Woo-jin
2022 Alienoid Moon Do-seok [95][96]
Confession Yoo Min-ho [97][98]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
1996 Three Guys and Three Girls Kim Chul-soo
1997 Model Song Kyung-chul
1998 MBC Best Theater: What You Cherish Can Never Be Forgotten Dong-woo Episode 316 [99]
I Hate You, But It's Fine Chul-min
2000 Love Story: Miss Hip-hop & Mr. Rock Oh Chul-soo Episode 6
MBC Best Theater: Have You Ever Said 'I Love You'? Kyung-min Episode 389
Wang Rung's Land Park Min-ho [100]
Because of You Yoon Min-ki
Joa, Joa Park Ji-sub [101]
Cheers for the Women Hwang Joon-won [102]
2001 Long Way Ki-hyun [103]
Delicious Proposal Jang Hee-moon [9]
Law Firm Choi Jang-goon [104]
2002 We Are Dating Now Choi Kyo-in [105]
Glass Slippers Park Chul-woong
2003 Thousand Years of Love General Guishil Ari / Kang In-chul
2004 Something Happened in Bali Kang In-wook
I'm Sorry, I Love You Cha Moo-hyuk
2009 Cain and Abel Lee Cho-in / Oh Kang-ho
I am GHOST Ghost Japanese drama
2010 Road No. 1 Lee Jang-woo
2012 Phantom Kim Woo-hyun / Park Gi-young
2013 Master's Sun Joo Joong-won
2015 Warm and Cozy Jeju Island restaurant owner
Cameo (episode 1) [106]
2015–2016 Oh My Venus Kim Young-ho / John Kim
2018 My Secret Terrius Kim Bon
2022 Doctor Lawyer Han Yi-han [107]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2014–2015 One Sunny Day Kim Ji-ho [108]

Music video[edit]

Year Song title Artist Ref.
1997 "Goodbye Yesterday" Turbo
1999 "For You" Ryu Chan
2001 "The End" Lee Hyun-woo
"Beautiful Days" Jang Hye-jin [109]
2005 "Mr. Flower" Jo Sung-mo [110]
2008 "Lonely Life" G
2010 "Smiling Goodbye" Soya n Sun [111]
2011 "Pick Up Line" So Ji-sub feat. Shi Jin
"Take" Seo In-guk [112]
2012 "Some Kind of Story" So Ji-sub feat. Huh Gak and Mellow [113][114]
2013 "Picnic" So Ji-sub feat. Younha
"6PM...Ground" So Ji-sub feat. Mellow [115]
2014 "18 Years" So Ji-sub feat. Satbyeol
"Boy Go" So Ji-sub feat. Soul Dive

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
1997 결정 인기가요43 KMTV MC
1999 Declaration of Freedom Today is Saturday KBS
1999-2000 Music Camp MBC MC, co-hosted with Chae Rim[116]
2018 'Little Cabin in the Woods tvN Cast member with Park Shin-hye[117]



Album information Track listing
고독한 인생 (Lonely Life)
  • Single
  • Artist: G
  • Released: August 13, 2008
  • Label: Kingpin Entertainment
Track listing
  1. 고독한 인생 (and Amazing Soul, feat. Park Da-ye)
  2. 고독한 인생 (Inst.)
미련한 사랑 (Foolish Love)
Track listing
  1. 11월 4일 그 후...(intro)
  2. 미련한 사랑 (feat. Chae Dong-ha)
Pick Up Line
  • Single
  • Artist: So Ji-sub
  • Released: February 17, 2011
  • Label: CJ E&M
Track listing
  1. Pick Up Line (feat. Shi Jin)
  2. Pick Up Line (Inst.)
북쪽왕관자리 (Corona Borealis)
  • EP
  • Artist: So Ji-sub
  • Released: March 13, 2012
  • Label: 51K & CJ E&M
Track listing
  1. 11월 어느 날
  2. 그렇고 그런 얘기 (feat. Huh Gak & Mellow)
  3. 일년 전 그날 (with Bobby Kim)
  4. 북쪽왕관자리 (feat. soprano Han Kyung-mi)
  5. 그렇고 그런 얘기 (Inst.)
  6. 1년 전 그날 (Bobby Kim only)
6시...운동장 (6PM...Ground)
  • EP
  • Artist: So Ji-sub
  • Released: January 23, 2013
  • Label: 51K & CJ E&M
Track listing
  1. 소풍 (feat. Younha)
  2. 지우개 (feat. Mellow)
  3. 눈금자 (feat. 테이커스)
  4. 6시...운동장
18 Years
  • EP
  • Artist: So Ji-sub
  • Released: June 24, 2014
  • Label: 51K & CJ E&M
Track listing
  1. 18 Years (feat. Satbyeol)
  2. Boy Go (feat. Soul Dive)
  3. 환상 속의 그대 (Inside the Illusion) (feat. Soul Dive)
  4. 18 Years (Inst.)
  5. Boy Go (Inst.)
  6. 환상 속의 그대 (Inside the Illusion) (Inst.)
So Ganzi
  • Single
  • Artist: So Ji-sub
  • Producer: DJ Juice
  • Released: July 22, 2015
  • Label: 51K & CJ E&M
Track listing
  1. So Ganzi (BLACK) (feat. Soul Dive, Newday)
  2. So Ganzi (WHITE) (feat. Soul Dive, Newday)

Digital singles[edit]

Title Year Peak chart

"Foolish Love" 2009 Cain and Abel OST
"The Sound Of Memory" 2010 Road No. 1 OST
"So Love"[119] 2014
"Cola Bottle Baby"[120] 2017
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.


Year Title Publisher Notes
2010 So Ji-sub's Journey Sallim photo-essays
2011 Only You with So Ji-sub 51K photo-essays
2012 SONICe Vol. 1 51K & CJ E&M magazine

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2000 SBS Drama Awards Best New Actor Joa, Joa, Cheers for the Women Won [121]
2001 Fashion Model Awards Ms. & Mr. Davidoff Award Won [122]
2003 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning Drama Thousand Years of Love Won
Top 10 Stars Won [123]
2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards Most Popular Actor (TV) What Happened in Bali Won [124]
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor I'm Sorry, I Love You Won
Best Couple Award with Im Soo-jung Won [125]
Netizen Award Won
Popularity Award Won
2005 41st Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Won [126]
2008 25th Best Jeanist Awards Best Jeanist, International Category Won [127]
29th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best New Actor Rough Cut Won [128]
28th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Actor Won [129]
7th Korean Film Awards Nominated
2009 3rd Asian Film Awards Best Newcomer Nominated
45th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film) Won [130]
8th New York Asian Film Festival Rising Star Asia Award Won [131]
10th Busan Film Critics Awards Best New Actor Won [132]
46th Grand Bell Awards Nominated
18th Buil Film Awards Won [133]
Best Dressed Won [134]
22nd Grimae Awards Best Actor Cain and Abel Won [135][34]
2nd Korea Broadcasting Grand Prix Award Actor of the Year in Broadcasting Won [136]
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Won [137]
Top 10 Stars Won [138]
2010 46th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
47th Grand Bell Awards Achievement in Cultural Exchange Won [139][140]
3rd Style Icon Awards International Style Icon Won [141]
8th Donga TV Korea Lifestyle Awards Best Dressed Male of the Year Won [142]
2011 Korea Tourism Awards Special Achievement Award Won [143]
19th Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film Always Won [144]
2012 5th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Phantom Nominated
1st K-Drama Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Won
Top 10 Stars Won [145]
2013 2nd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Master's Sun Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Won
Top 10 Stars Won [146]
2015 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Oh My Venus Won [147]
Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Nominated
Best Couple Award with Shin Min-a Won [148]
2016 9th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
2018 National Tax Service Beautiful Taxpayer Won [149][150]
MBC Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) My Secret Terrius Won [61]
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Won [151]
Bromance Award with Son Ho-jun and Kang Ki-young Won


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2010 Korea Power Celebrity 35th [152]
2012 21st [153]


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