Ye Ji-won

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Lee. In the stage name or pen-name, the surname is Ye.
Ye Ji-Won
Ye Ji-Won.jpg
Born Lee Yoo-Jung
(1973-02-01) February 1, 1973 (age 44)
South Korea
Education Seoul Institute of the Arts - Broadcasting
Occupation Actress
Years active 1992-present
Agent SBD Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 예지원
Revised Romanization Ye Ji-won
McCune–Reischauer Ye Chi-wŏn
Birth name
Hangul 이유정
Revised Romanization I Yu-jeong
McCune–Reischauer I 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 Ha Ha Ha.[3][4]



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 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? 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[5] Hyo-kyung
The Kick[6][7] Yun Mi-ja
2012 The Heaven is Only Open to the Single! Movie director's girlfriend (cameo)
The Winter of the Year Was Warm[8][9] Yoo-jung
2013 Nobody's Daughter Haewon Yeon-joo
Boomerang Family 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 SBS
2002 Bad Girls Oh Jung-hwa SBS
2004 Old Miss Diary Choi Mi-ja KBS2
2007 Evasive Inquiry Agency Jung Hee-kyung KBS2
2010 More Charming by the Day 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" Eun-ha KBS2
2014 Cantabile Tomorrow Song Mi-na KBS2
2015 The Producers Go Yang-mi KBS2
2016 Page Turner Yoo-seul's mother KBS2
Another Oh Hae-young Park Soo-kyung tvN
My Wife's Having an Affair this Week Eun Ah-Ra JTBC
2017 Introvert Boss Dang Yoo-hee tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
2008 Here Comes Gold Miss 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)[10]
Dancing with the Stars: Season 2 MBC Contestant
2013 Talk Club Actors MBC Host
Great In-Laws[11] jTBC
Law of the Jungle in Micronesia SBS Cast member
2014 Law of the Jungle in Brazil SBS Cast member
2015 Running Man SBS Guest, episode 238,322
2015 Law of the Jungle in Mongolia SBS Cast member


Year Title Role
2001 The Vagina Monologues
The Rocky Horror Show
2011 Midsummer (a play with songs)[12] Helena
2012 Clumsy People[13] 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 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 Best Supporting Actress Another Oh Hae-young Won
tvN10 Awards Scene-Stealer Award, Actress Nominated
Best Kiss Award with Kim Ji-seok Nominated


  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. ^ "Hong Sang-soo's Hahaha Wins Cannes Award". The Chosun Ilbo. 24 May 2010. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  5. ^ Lee, Hyo-won (10 March 2011). "Im Kwon-taek's moonlight rhapsody". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ Oh, Mi-jung (7 October 2011). "Yeh Ji Won an Action Star?". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  7. ^ Lee, Jin-ho (25 October 2011). "Yeh Ji Won Eats Like A Beast". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  8. ^ "The Winter of the Year Was Warm (2012)". The Chosun Ilbo. 16 November 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ Paquet, Darcy (16 November 2012). "In Focus: The Winter of the Year Was Warm". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2012-11-23. 
  10. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (17 January 2012). "Yeh Ji Won Gears Up For Extreme Makeover In SNLK's Finale". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  11. ^ Won, Ho-hyeon (1 October 2013). "Great In-Laws imagines trials of married life". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2013-10-01. 
  12. ^ Chung, Ah-young (30 March 2011). "Midsummer to depict youngsters of the time". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  13. ^ "This Week's Cultural News VCR 1". Arirang News. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 

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