Ji Sung Profile: Ji Sung Facts and Ideal Type
Ji Sung (지성) is an actor under Namoo Actors. He is most known for his roles in the following TV Dramas; All In (2003), Save The Last Dance For Me (2004), New Heart (2007), Protect the Boss (2011), Secret (2013), Kill Me, Heal Me (2015), Defendant (2017), Familiar Wife (2018), and Doctor John (2019). He made his acting debut in 1999 with the drama series KAIST.
Stage Name: Ji Sung (지성)
Birth Name: Kwak Tae Geun (곽태근)
English Name: Justin
Birth Date: February 27th, 1977
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Chinese Zodiac: Snake
Height: 178cm (5’10”)
Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
Blood Type: A
Ji Sung Facts:
– He was born in Seoul, South Korea.
– Ji Sung’s parents were both educators and had hoped that Ji Sung would also enter the teaching profession.
– It was Dustin Hoffman’s acting in Rain Man that inspired Ji Sung to become an actor, even though his father strongly objected.
– In 1999, he appeared as a guest in the drama March (행진).
– He is also known as; Ji Seong and Gwak Tae Gun.
– He attended the Hanyang University majoring in Theater and Film.
– Earlier in his career, he once went by the stage name Choi Ji Sung and eventually, he dropped the Choi and only went with Ji Sung.
– In 2004 he did the ending narration for the animated movie Phantom Master: Dark Hero from the Ruined Empire.
– In 2007, he and actress Lee Bo Young confirmed they were dating after meeting on the set of the 2004 TV series, Save Last Dance for Me.
-In 2013, Ji Sung married Lee Bo Young at the W Seoul Walkerhill Hotel.
– On June 12th, 2015 Ji Sung’s welcomed his first child, a daughter named Kwak Ji Yoo.
– On February 4th, 2019 he welcomed his second child, a son named Kwak Bo Ah.
Ji Sung Dramas:
KAIST (카이스트) | SBS / as Kang Dae Wook (1999)
I Want To Keep Seeing You (자꾸만 보고 싶네) | SBS / as Lee Ji Soo (2000)
Delicious Proposal (맛있는 청혼) | MBC / as Oh Jun Su (2001)
Law of Marriage (결혼의 법칙) | MBC / as Hwang Won Soo (2001)
Splendid Days (화려한 시절) | SBS / as Jang Suk Jin (2001)
Days in the Sun (햇빛 사냥) | KBS2 / as Lee Seung Joon (2002)
All In (올인) | SBS / as Choi Jung Won (2003)
The King’s Woman (왕의 여자) | SBS / as Prince Kwang Hae (2003)
Terms of Endearment (애정의 조건) | KBS2 / as Noh Yun Tek (2004)
Save the Last Dance for Me (마지막 춤은 나와 함께) | SBS / as Kang Hyun Woo / Baek Chang Ho (2004)
Beating Heart (떨리는 가슴) | MBC / as Kim Woo Jin / Seok Jin (Ep. 9-10) (2005)
New Heart (뉴하트) | MBC / as Lee Eun Sung (2007)
Swallow the Sun (태양을 삼켜라) | SBS / as Kim Jung Woo (2009)
Kim Soo Ro (김수로) | MBC / as Kim Soo Ro (2010)
Royal Family (로열 패밀리) | MBC / as Han Ji Hoon (2011)
Protect the Boss (보스를 지켜라) | SBS / as Cha Ji Heon (2011)
The Great Seer (대풍수) | SBS / as Mok Ji Sang (2012)
Secret (비밀) | KBS2 / as Jo Min Hyuk (2013)
Kill Me, Heal Me (킬미힐미) | MBC / as Cha Do Hyun / Shin Se Gi / Perry Park / Ahn Yo Na / Ahn Yo Seob / Na Na / Mr. X (2015)
Entertainer (딴따라) | SBS / as Shin Seok Ho (2016)
Defendant (피고인) | SBS / as Park Jung Woo (2017)
Familiar Wife (아는 와이프) | tvN / as Cha Joo Hyuk (2018)
Doctor John (의사 요한) | SBS / as Cha Yo Han / John Cha (2019)
Ji Sung Movies:
The Hidden Princess (휘파람 공주) as Jun Ho (2002)
Blood Rain (혈의 누) as Du Ho (2005)
Fate (숙명) as Park Yeon Hwan (2008)
My P.S. Partner (나의 P.S. 파트너) as Hyun Seung (2012)
Confession (좋은 친구들) as Hyun Tae (2014)
The Vampire Lives Next Door To Us (뱀파이어는 우리 옆집에 산다) as Han Chang Ho (2015)
FengShui (명당) as Heung Seon Geon (2018)
Ji Sung Awards:
2001 MBC Drama Awards | Best New Actor (Law of Marriage)
2001 SBS Drama Awards | New Star Award (Splendid Days)
2003 SBS Drama Awards | Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special (All In)
2004 SBS Drama Awards | Top Ten Stars (Save The Last Dance For Me)
2008 Han II Culture Awards | Personal Diplomacy Award (민간외교부분 수상) (N/A)
2008 MBC Drama Awards | Golden Acting Award, Actor in a Miniseries (New Heart)
2010 Fifth Asia Model Festival Awards | BBF Popular Star Award (N/A)
2010 26th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards | Best Dressed Movie Actor (N/A)
2011 4th Style Icon Awards | Style Icon Actor / Bonsang (N/A)
2011 SBS Drama Awards | Top Excellence Awards, Actor in a Drama Special(Protect The Boss)
2011 SBS Drama Awards | Top Ten Stars (Protect The Boss)
2011 SBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award with Choi Kang Hee(Protect The Boss)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Top Excellence Award, Actor (Secret)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Popularity Award, Actor (Secret)
2013 KBS Drama Awards | Best Couple Award with Hwang Jung Eum (Secret)
2015 MBC Drama Awards | Grand Prize (Daesang) (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2015 MBC Drama Awards | Top Excellence Actor, Actor in a Miniseries (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2015 MBC Drama Awards | Best Couple Award with Park Seo Joon (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2015 MBC Drama Awards | Top Ten Stars (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2015 Tenth Asian TV Drama Conference | Special Award, Actor (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2016 28th Korea PD Awards | Best Performing TV Actor (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2016 4th Annual Drama Fever Awards | Best Actor (Kill Me, Heal Me)
2017 First The Seoul Awards | Best Actor (Defendant)
2017 8th Korean Popular Culture Awards | Prime Minister Recommendation (N/A)
2017 30th Grimae Awards | Best Actor (Defendant)
2017 SBS Drama Awards | Grand Prize (Daesang) (Defendant)
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