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Song Ji Hyo (Song Jihyo)

Actress Song Ji Hyo (Song Jihyo) Profile, Drama, Facts, and TMI

Song Ji Hyo Profile, Drama, Facts, TMI, Boyfriend

Song Ji Hyo Profile

  • Birth Name: 천성임 (Chun Sung Im) → legally changed to 천수연 (Cheon Soo Yeon)
  • Stage Name: 송지효 (Song Ji Hyo)
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Date of Birth: 1981.08.15
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
  • Height: 168 cm (5’51”)
  • Weight: N/A
  • Blood Type: A
  • Agency: Creative Group ING
  • Personal Social Media: Instagram, Facebook, Fancafe, Weibo, TikTok,

Song Ji Hyo Facts & TMI

  • Song Ji Hyo was born in Pohang, Gyeongsangbuk-do as Cheon Seong Im.
  • She jokingly said that because Yoo Jae Suk keep telling people her real name (which somehow she thinks sounds countrified), she legally changed her name to Cheon Soo Yeon.
  • Her family consists of mother, father, a younger sister, and a younger brother Cheon Seong Moon (born 1990).
  • Her mother was a national swimming athlete.
  • Song Ji Hyo majored in Tax Accounting at Kookje University.
  • She was a long jump athlete during her school days.
  • Even during middle school, she has always been famous for her beauty.
  • Song Ji Hyo was scouted by agencies when she was in high school. However, at that time, her parents were against the idea of her becoming a celebrity.
  • She debuted in 2001 as a cover girl for local teen magazine Kiki.
  • She received a casting offer when she was working part-time in a cafe.
  • After her modeling debut in the magazine, she shot 2 music videos and 10 ads in the span of 2 years.
  • She made her acting debut through the horror movie ‘Wishing Stairs’ in 2003 as the main character.
  • In 2007, she co-hosted SBS ‘Inkigayo’ with Kim Heechul.
  • Her first breakthrough was through her portrayal as Min Hyo Rin in the popular Hallyu drama ‘Princess Hours’ in 2006.
  • She gained more popularity after joining ‘Running Mas’ as a fixed member in 2010.
  • Song Ji Hyo is gaining popularity for her easygoing, honest, and genuine on-screen persona.
  • During the early broadcast of ‘Running Man’, Song Ji Hyo and Song Joong Ki (who was ‘Running Man’ fixed member) were nicknamed Song-Song Couple.
  • She is also nicknamed Ace Jihyo in ‘Running Man’.
  • Song Ji Hyo is good friends with actors Lee Sung Min, Lee Dong Wook, Lee Sang Yeob, Byun Yo Han, Hong Jong Hyun, and Lee Junho of 2PM.
  • Thanks to the popularity of ‘Running Man’ as representative of Hallyu program, Song Ji Hyo becomes one of the most popular Korean actresses.
  • She has starred in more than 50 brands throughout her career.
  • Song Ji Hyo has got great motoric nerves, she’s good at sports and is a wakeboard mania.
  • She possesses a skin scuba certificate.
  • Her ideal type is a guy with cool voice.
  • She listed zombies, bugs, and her mom as three things(?) she is most afraid of.
  • She’s a strong drinker, she can drink up to 4 bottles of soju.
  • Song Ji Hyo didn’t do SNS until 2016, but now she has a personal Instagram account.
  • She likes the mint-choco flavor.
  • Song Ji Hyo publicly dated CEO of C-JeS Entertainment Baek Chang Joo, but they broke up in 2015.
  • After the airing of ‘Princess Hours’, she was rumoured to have a romantic relationship with her co-actor in the drama, Ju Ji Hoon. There was no confirmation about this rumour.


‘Wishing Stairs’ as Yoon Jin Sung (2003)
‘Some’ as Seo Yoo Jin (2004)
‘Sex Is Zero 2’ as Lee Kyeong Ah (2007)
‘A Frozen Flower’ as Queen Han Ik Bi (2008)
‘Late Blossom’ Kim Yeon Ah (2011)
‘Code Name: Jackal’ as Bong Min Jung (2012)
‘Maritime Police Marco’ as Lulu Korean dubbing (2013)
‘New World’ as Lee Shin Woo (2013)
‘708090’ as Duan Yu Rong (2016/ Chinese film)
‘Super Express’ as Maggie/ Meixi (2016)
‘What a Man Wants’ as Mi Young (2018)
‘Unstoppable’ as Ji Soo (2018)
‘Intruder’ as Yoo Jin (2020)

TV Series

‘Age of Innocence’ as Min Jung (SBS/ 2002/ Cameo, episode 16)
‘Princess Hours’ as Min Hyo Rin (MBC/ 2006)
‘Jumong’ as Lady Ye So Ya (MBC/ 2006–2007)
‘Detectives in Trouble’ as Jo Min Joo (KBS2/ 2011)
‘Gyebaek’ as Eun Go (MBC/ 2011)
‘The Fugitive of Joseon’ as Hong Da In (KBS2/ 2013)
‘Emergency Couple’ as Oh Jin Hee (tvN/ 2014)
‘The Girl Who Sees Smells’ as Herself (SBS/ 2015/ Cameo, episode 1 with Running Man members)
‘Ex-Girlfriends’ Club’ as Kim Soo Jin (tvN/ 2015)
‘Listen to Love’ as Jung Soo Yeon (JTBC/ 2016)
‘Entourage’ as Herself (tvN/ 2016/ Cameo, episode 3)
‘Drama Stage – Chief B and the Love Letter’ as Bang Ga Young (tvN/ 2017/ One-act drama)
‘Lovely Horribly’ as Oh Eul Soon (KBS2/ 2018)
‘Was It Love?’ as Noh Ae Jung (JTBC/ 2020)

Web Series

’29gram’ as Yeon Yoo Jin (DIA TV/ 2017)
‘The Witch’s Diner’ as Jo Hee Ra (TVING/ 2021)

Hosting & Variety Show

‘YaSimManMan’ (SBS/ 2004 & 2007/ Guest, episode 80, 208, 240)
‘Come to Play’ (MBC/ 2004/ Guest, episode 20)
‘KN Re-launching Show’ (KMTV/ 2007/ Host)
‘Manwon Happiness’ (MBC/ 2007/ Special appearance, episode 170)
‘Free Tour’ (SBS MTV/ 2007/ Guest, episode 9-10)
‘Inkigayo’ (SBS/ 2007 &2008/ Host)
‘Dream Concert’ (SBS/ 2008–2009/ Host)
‘World Special LOVE’ (SBS/ 2009/ Guest, episode 10)
‘Family Outing’ (SBS/ 2009/ Guest, episode 58-59)
‘YaSimManMan 2’ (SBS/ 2009/ Guest, episode 51)
‘Happy Time, Danbi’ (MBC/ 2010/ Guest, episode 14-15)
‘TV Entertainment Tonight’ (SBS/ 2010–2011/ Presenter)
‘Running Man’ (SBS/ 2010–present/ Cast member)
‘Happy Together Season 3’ (KBS2/ 2011 & 2013/ Guest, episode 51 & 295)
‘YeoyuManMan’ (KBS2/ 2011/ Guest)
‘SBS Gayo Daejeon’ (SBS/ 2011/ Host)
‘Gag Concert’ (KBS2/ 2012/ Guest, episode 675)
‘Strong Heart’ (SBS/ 2012/ Guest, episode 156)
‘Emergency Couple Anwering through Songs’
‘Keep Running Season 1’ (Zhejiang TV/ 2014/ Running Man Chinese version, as guest for episode 5)
‘Get It Beauty 2014 – Talking Mirror’ (OnStyle/ 2014/ Guest, episode 61)
‘SBS Gayo Daejeon’ (SBS/ 2014/ Host)
‘Run! 2015’ (Zhejiang TV/ 2014/ Guest)
‘Inkigayo’ (SBS/ 2015/ Sepcial host for episode 800)
‘Abnormal Summit’ (JTBC/ 2016/ Guest, episode 121)
‘We Are In Love’ (Jiangsu TV/ 2016/ With Chen Bolin)
‘Song Ji Hyo’s Beauty View’ (JTBC2/ 2017/ Host)
‘My Little Old Boy’ (SBS/ 2018/ Special host, episode 79-80)
‘Cheonman Holic, Coming Soon’ (Channel A/ 2018/ Guest, episode 5)
‘Knowing Bros’ (JTBC/ 2018/ Guest, episode 120)
‘Song Ji Hyo’s Beautiful Life’ (OnStyle/ 2018/ Host)
‘Pajama Friends’ (Lifetime/ 2018/ Host)
‘Memory.Record’ (MBC/ Narrator/ Documentary)
‘Knowing Bros’ (JTBC/ 2020/ Guest, episode 221)
‘MBC Movie Trip’ (MBC/ 2020/ Guest, episode 1334)
‘Busted Season 3’ (Netflix/ 2021/ Guest, episode 7)
‘Doremi Market’ (tvN/ 2021/ Guest, episode 169)


‘Just Say Goodbye’ by JTL (2001)
‘And I Love You’ by Lee Soo Young (2001)
‘믿을 수 없는 말’ by Stay (2006)
‘Don’t Listen To This Song’ by Young Jee (2010)
‘별 거 아니야’ by Youngjee (2011)
‘In Heaven’ by JYJ (2011)
‘Be Happy’ by Young Jee and Lee Kyu Hoon (2012)
‘Winter Song’ by Freestyle (2013)
‘Lonely Night’ by Gary ft. Gaeko (2016)

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