Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Jun Ji-hyun, Gianna Jun

Gianna Jun won’t be running away with Rain.

But Lee Na-Young might.
Dramabeans 6/4/2010 — As soon as Rain confirmed his drama comeback in Runaway (the next project from Chuno’s writer-director team), speculation arose about who would be cast as his leading lady, and Jeon Ji-hyun’s name rose to the top of lists as a likely prospect. However, a source with her management company, Sidus HQ, has now stated that Jeon has declined the offer.
Now Lee Na-young’s name is being discussed as a top possibility, which was confirmed by her management, BOF, who stated on June 3 that although no decision has been made, they are looking favorably at the prospect….
(sourced from: DongA)

Jun Ji-hyun

At a promotional event in 2009
Born Wang Ji-hyun
October 30, 1981 (1981-10-30) (age 29)
Seoul, South Korea
Other names Gianna Jun
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1997–present

Korean name
Hangul 전지현
Revised Romanization Jeon Ji Hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Chŏn Chihyŏn
Birth name
Hangul 왕지현
Revised Romanization Wang Ji-hyeon
McCune–Reischauer Wang Chihyŏn
Jun Ji-hyun (Korean: 전지현; born October 30, 1981) also known as Gianna Jun, is a South Korean actress and model. She had her breakthrough role in 2001 as The Girl in the film My Sassy Girl which became the highest grossing Korean comedy of all time. Other notable films include Il Mare (2000) and Windstruck (2004).
Gianna Jun - Chanel: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 2009/10 - Show

Gianna Jun - Chanel: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 2009/10 - Show 

Chanel: Paris Fashion Week Haute Couture A/W 2009/10 - Show


Jun was born in Seoul, South Korea, and studied in the Department of Theater and Film at Dongguk University. Jun's childhood dream was to be an airhostess, but at the age of 16, a neighbour introduced her to modelling.[1] She began her career as a fashion model for Echo Magazine in 1997.
After appearing in a number of TV sitcoms, her movie debut came in White Valentine (1999). This was followed by a role in Il Mare (2000), which proved to be a success. An American remake of Il Mare, The Lake House, was released 14 June 2006. However, her biggest breakthrough was in My Sassy Girl (2001), a romantic comedy which bought her international recognition, and won her a Best Actress award at the Grand Bell Awards in 2002. It was the highest grossing Korean comedy film at the time. In 2004, she starred in the film Windstruck, a South Korean fantasy-romantic comedy which was directed by Kwak Jae-yong. The film was also another major success and was the 8th-highest grossing Korean film of 2004. In 2006, she was also in the movie Daisy. In 2008, she was also in the film A Man Who Was Superman.
Ji Hyun worked closely with CJ Entertainment, particularly with the distribution of Windstruck, The Uninvited, and A Man Who Was Superman.
In 2009, she made her English-language film debut when she starred as Saya in Blood: The Last Vampire, which was filmed in China and Argentina in March 2007. It was during filming and before the March 2009 release that she adopted the Westernised name Gianna Jun. The film was Jun's first official action film and was a "drastic" change in her image from previous films.
As of February 2010, she began filming Snow Flower and the Secret Fan in China.[2]



Year Title Role
1999 White Valentine Jung-min
2000 Il Mare Eun-joo
2001 My Sassy Girl The Girl
2003 The Uninvited Yeon
2004 Windstruck Yeo Kyung-jin
2006 Daisy Hye Young
2008 A Man Who Was Superman Song Soo-jung
2009 Blood: The Last Vampire Saya Otonashi


Year Title Role
1997 The Season of Puberty
1998 Fascinate My Heart
1999 Happy Together Suh Yoon-joo


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