Ye Ji-won

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Ye Ji-won
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Lee Yoo-jung

(1973-02-01) February 1, 1973 (age 46)
South Korea
EducationSeoul Institute of the Arts - Broadcasting
Years active1992-present
AgentThe Queen AMC
Korean name
Revised RomanizationYe Ji-won
McCune–ReischauerYe Chiwŏn
Birth name
Revised RomanizationI Yu-jeong
McCune–ReischauerI Yujŏng

Ye Ji-won (born February 1, 1973) is a South Korean actress.


She is best known for her leading role in the hit sitcom Old Miss Diary,[1][2] and her more serious turns in Hong Sang-soo films Turning Gate and Hahaha.[3][4][5][6]

In October 2018, Ye signed with new agency The Queen AMC.[7]



Year Title Role
1996 Mulberry An-hyeop
2000 Anarchists Fumiko Kaneko
2002 On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate Myung-sook
2424 Jo Kwang-ja
2003 The First Amendment of Korea Go Eun-bi
Father's Secret Yoo-jung
2004 So Cute[8] Soon-yi
2006 Old Miss Diary - Movie Choi Mi-ja
2007 Meet Mr. Daddy Ha Seon-young
Femme Fatal Ji-won
2008 What Happened Last Night?[9] Yoo-jin
Boy Meets Boy (short film) Fairy (Cupid)
2009 After the Banquet (telecinema) Lee Yoo-ri
2010 Ha Ha Ha Ahn Yeon-joo
2011 Hanji[10] Hyo-kyung
The Kick[11][12] Yun Mi-ja
2012 The Heaven is Only Open to the Single! Movie director's girlfriend (cameo)
The Winter of the Year Was Warm[13] Yoo-jung
2013 Nobody's Daughter Haewon Yeon-joo
Boomerang Family[14] Han Soo-ja
Our Sunhi Joo-hyun
2014 Invitation Jang Hyun-jae
2015 Revivre Dance master (cameo)

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2000 Tough Guy's Love Yoon Jung-hee KBS2
Juliet's Man Chae-rin SBS
2001 Girls' High School Days Ye Ji-won
2002 Bad Girls Oh Jung-hwa
2004 Old Miss Diary Choi Mi-ja KBS2
2007 Evasive Inquiry Agency Jung Hee-kyung
2010 More Charming by the Day[15] Im Ji-won MBC
2012 Tasty Life Oh Jin-joo SBS
2013 Dating Agency: Cyrano Lee Hae-shim
(guest, episodes 10-12)
Drama Special "Chagall's Birthday" [16] Eun-ha KBS2
2014 Naeil's Cantabile Song Mi-na
2015 The Producers Go Yang-mi
2016 Page Turner Yoo-seul's mother
Another Oh Hae-young[17] Park Soo-kyung tvN
Listen to Love Eun Ah-ra JTBC
2017 Introvert Boss[18] Dang Yoo-hee tvN
2018 Should We Kiss First[19] Lee Mi-ra SBS
Still 17[20] Jennifer
The Beauty Inside[21] Herself (Cameo, ep 1) JTBC

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Here Comes Gold Miss[22] SBS Cast member
화가들의 천국, 퐁피두에 가다 KBS1
2011 Chuseok Special Star Couple Best Story SBS Host
2012 Saturday Night Live Korea tvN Host (2012-01-21)[23]
Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 MBC Contestant
2013 Talk Club Actors Host
Great In-Laws[24] jTBC
Law of the Jungle in Micronesia[25] SBS Cast member
2014 Law of the Jungle in Brazil Cast member
2016 Law of the Jungle in Mongolia Cast member


Year Title Role
2001 The Vagina Monologues[26]
The Rocky Horror Show
2011 Midsummer[27] Helena
2012 Clumsy People[28] Yoo Hwa-yi
2013 Resurrection
2014 Please Look After Mom Eldest daughter

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 10th Chunsa Film Art Awards Best Supporting Actress On the Occasion of Remembering the Turning Gate Won
2005 KBS Entertainment Awards Netizen Popularity Award Old Miss Diary Won
2007 8th Busan Film Critics Awards Best Actress Old Miss Diary - Movie Won
44th Grand Bell Awards Best Actress Nominated
2012 Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 Third place N/A Won
2013 KBS Drama Awards Best Actress in a One-Act Drama/Special Chagall's Birthday Nominated
2014 50th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress Our Sunhi Nominated
2016 5th APAN Star Awards[29] Best Supporting Actress Another Oh Hae-young Won
tvN10 Awards Scene-Stealer Award, Actress Nominated
Best Kiss Award with Kim Ji-seok Nominated
2017 Korea Cable TV Awards[30] Scene Stealer Award Won
Best Couple Award with Kim Ji-seok Won
2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting Actress (Television)[31] Should We Kiss First? Won
2nd The Seoul Awards Best Supporting Actress (Drama)[32] Still 17 Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actress Still 17, Should We Kiss First?[33] Won


  1. ^ "Cute Old Miss Ye Ji-won". KBS Global. 8 March 2005. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ Park, Min-young (4 April 2011). "Herald Interview: Armed with guitar, Ye Ji-won ventures into small-stage theater". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  3. ^ Paquet, Darcy. "Turning Gate". Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  4. ^ "[MOVIE REVIEW]Strangers on a train, Hong-style". Korea JoongAng Daily. 3 April 2002.
  5. ^ "Hong Sang-soo's jolliness peaks in "Ha Ha Ha" - Part 1". 10Asia. 26 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Hong Sang-soo's jolliness peaks in "Ha Ha Ha" - Part 2". 10Asia. 26 April 2010.
  7. ^ "예지원, 더퀸AMC와 전속계약...김승우·김남주와 한솥밥 [공식입장]". OSEN. 15 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Too Bizarre to Be 'Cute'". The Korea Times. 25 November 2004.
  9. ^ "Sassy girls who are taking the screen, success? 'Maybe'". Hancinema. 22 May 2008.
  10. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (10 March 2011). "Im Kwon-taek's moonlight rhapsody". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  11. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (7 October 2011). "Yeh Ji Won an Action Star?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  12. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (25 October 2011). "Yeh Ji Won Eats Like A Beast". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  13. ^ Paquet, Darcy (16 November 2012). "In Focus: The Winter of the Year Was Warm". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-23.
  14. ^ ""Aging Family" Ye Ji-won". Hancinema. 1 May 2013.
  15. ^ "'High Kick' season finale pushed back two weeks". Korea JoongAng Daily. 14 January 2010.
  16. ^ "Stars set forward to save short films". Hancinema. 4 November 2013.
  17. ^ "'Oh Hae-Young Again' Jeon Hye-bin, Ye Ji-won, Kim Ji-suk and Lee Jae-Yoon-I cast confirmed". Hancinema. 10 March 2016.
  18. ^ "Yoon Park, Gong Seung-yeon, Ye Ji-won Confirmed as Cast for Drama "Introvert Boss"". Hancinema. 15 January 2016.
  19. ^ "Ye Ji-won will never stop working : The comic actor doesn't take breaks because she wants to stay in demand". Korea JoongAng Daily. 9 July 2018.
  20. ^ "[단독]예지원, SBS 새 월화극 주연… '신비한 가정부役'". JoongAng Ilbo (in Korean). 14 May 2018.
  21. ^ "김성령에 김준현까지..'뷰티인사이드'의 특별출연 활용법". Osen (in Korean). October 6, 2018.
  22. ^ "[TV review]The cold reality of matchmaking TV shows". Korea JoongAng Daily. 29 October 2008.
  23. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (17 January 2012). "Yeh Ji Won Gears Up For Extreme Makeover In SNLK's Finale". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  24. ^ Won, Ho-hyeon (1 October 2013). "Great In-Laws imagines trials of married life". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-10-01.
  25. ^ "'Law of Jungle in Micronesia' Only Woman Ye Ji Won Flaunts Her Beauty". BNT News. 18 December 2013.
  26. ^ "[ON STAGE]Letting 'there' do the talking". Korea JoongAng Daily. 27 December 2001.
  27. ^ Chung, Ah-young (30 March 2011). "Midsummer to depict youngsters of the time". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  28. ^ "This Week's Cultural News VCR 1". Arirang News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  29. ^ "2016 APAN Star Awards Winners". Hancinema. 2 February 2016.
  30. ^ "Korea Cable TV Awards 2017 Drama Winners". Hancinema. 10 March 2017.
  31. ^ "[2018 백상예술대상 종합] tvN '비밀의 숲'·영화 '1987' 대상 영예+3·4관왕". Osen (in Korean). 4 May 2018.
  32. ^ "'제2회 더 서울어워즈' 10월27일 개최, 드라마-영화 각 부문별 후보공개". iMBC (in Korean). 28 September 2018.
  33. ^ "[SBS 연기대상] 감우성·김선아, 공동 대상..베스트 커플상까지(종합)". News1 (in Korean). 1 January 2019.

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