Kang Ye-won Biography
Nationality: South Korean
Sun Sign: Pisces
Also Known As: Kim Ji-Eun
Born in: Seoul, South Korea
Famous as: Actress, Singer
City: Seoul, South Korea
education: Hanyang University – Department of Music
Kang Ye-won, born as Kim Ji-Eun is a South Korean actress and former singer. She is famous for her roles in the movies ‘Harmony’, ‘Haeundae’ and ‘Quick’. Besides these, she has appeared in the films ‘Addicted’, ‘The Huntresses’, ‘My Ordinary Love Story’, ‘Insane’ and ‘Part-Time Spy’. Kang Ye-won has also appeared on television, in shows including ‘My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law’, ‘Bad Guys’, ‘Becky's Back’ and ‘Man Who Dies to Live’. She has even done a number of variety shows, such as ‘Happy Together‘, ‘Running Man’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘Witch Hunt’, ‘Live Talk Show Taxi’, ‘Hello Counselor’ and ‘Knowing Bros’, to name a few. Initially the actress was a choir singer who was highly trained in classical vocal. Later on, she stopped singing due to the development of vocal fold nodules, but continued her career in the entertainment industry as an actress. Talking about Kang Ye-won’s achievements, she has been honored with many awards in her acting career. She received the ‘Best New Actress’ award at the 18th Chunsa Film Art Awards for ‘Harmony.’ She got the ‘Popularity Award for Variety Show’ at the 15th MBC Entertainment Awards function for her appearance in ‘We Got Married.’ The actress also received an Excellence Award at the 30th KBS Drama Awards event for her performance in ‘Becky's Back.’
- Kang Ye-won first appeared as a lead in the musical ‘Carmen’ in 2000. She then did the TV series ‘Who's My Love’ and ‘Five Brothers and Sisters’ in 2002. During the same year, she also acted in the movies ‘Sex of Magic’ and ‘Addicted’. After this, the actress was cast for the drama ‘My 19 Year Old Sister-in-Law’. From 2007 to 2011, she did a handful of films including ‘Miracle on 1st Street’, ‘Haeundae’, ‘Harmony’, ‘Hello Ghost’ and ‘Quick’.
- Kang Ye-won then went on feature as a guest in the 3rd season of ‘Happy Together’ as well as the 2nd season of ‘2 Days & 1 Night’. In 2014, she played the roles of Hong-Dan and Park Eun-Jin in the movies ‘The Huntresses’ and ‘My Ordinary Love Story’ respectively. The same year, she played Yoo Mi-Young in the drama ‘Bad Guys’. Soon after this, the South Korean star did the flick ‘Love Clinic’. She then became a part of many variety shows in 2015, including ‘Real Men: Female Soldier Special’, ‘Radio Star’, ‘Happy Together’, ‘Please Take Care of My Refrigerator’, ‘We Got Married’, ‘Witch Hunt’ and ‘Live Talk Show Taxi’.
- The following year, Kang Ye-won joined the cast of television series ‘Becky's Back’ as Yang Baek-Hee (Becky). During that year, she also acted in the film ‘Insane’ as well as did the variety shows ‘Knowing Bros’, ‘Hello Counselor’ and ‘Scene Stealer’. In 2017, she appeared as Jang Young-Shil in the movie ‘Part-Time Spy’ and as Lee Ji-Young "A" in the series ‘Man Who Dies to Live’. The actress also joined the cast of ‘Sister's Slam Dunk’ for its 2nd season.
- Kang Ye-won was born as Kim Ji-Eun on March 15, 1980 in Seoul, South Korea. She learnt music from the Hanyang University. In 2015, the South Korean star disclosed in a talk show that she had been dating someone from the past seven years.
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