Gianna Jun

왕지현 / Wang Ji Hyun (Wang Ji Hyeon)

Jun Ji-hyun( Hangul : 전 지 현; hanja : 全 智 賢; born Wang Ji-hyun, 30 October 1981), also known asGianna Jun, is a South Korean actress. She is best known for her role as "The Girl" in the romantic comedyMy Sassy Girl(2001), one of the highest-grossing Korean comedies of all time. Other notable films includeIl Mare(2000),Windstruck(2004),The Thieves(2012),The Berlin File(2013), andAssassination(2015), as well as the television seriesMy Love from the Star(2013-2014).

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 Gianna Jun's Early life

Using the stage name Jun Ji-hyun, she began her career as a model for Ecole Magazine in 1997.

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 Gianna Jun's Career

1997–2005: Breakout star[edit]

in 1999, it was not until later in the year when she was featured in a commercial for Samsung My Jet Printer that she became a popular sensation. The dancing and attitude expressed in the ad made her into an icon for Koreans in their late teens and early twenties.

. A handsomely shot melodrama set on Ganghwa Island , the film did respectably well at the box office (despite opening on the same day as blockbusterJoint Security Area) and solidified her status as a star.

Throughout this time she was a constant presence in TV ads and on billboards in Korea and also in other Asian countries.

Windstruckbecame the best-performing Korean film in Japan at the time, whereMy Sassy Girlwas not as well known.In a 2005 survey of influential movie producers, she was ranked among the top ten most bankable stars in Korea.

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2006–2010: Hollywood debut[edit]

Jun Ji-hyun at a promotinal event for the filmBlood: The Last Vampirein 2009.

"Gianna by True Religion" was launched by the luxury blue jeans brand in 2008, its first celebrity line. Jun was reportedly involved in every stage of their production, from design to deciding on fit and wash and their decoration with accessories.

She was photographed by Annie Leibovitz for the July issue of the American edition ofVogue, the first Korean actress to be included in the iconic fashion magazine.

2012-present: Career resurgence[edit]

Jun Ji-hyun at Busan International Film Festival , 7 October 2012.

The Thievesbecame the second top-selling Korean film of all time .

The film was another box-office success for Choi and Jun;Assassinationwas the highest-grossing Korean film of the year as well as the eighth all-time highest grossing film in Korean cinema history .

That same year, Jun was ranked 8th on the Korea Power Celebrity 40 , a list compiled by the magazineForbes Korea; it was her second consecutive year in the top 10, having been ranked 4th in 2015.

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 Gianna Jun's Endorsements

Lotte Liquor 's Kloud Beer;and ShesMiss clothing brand.

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 Gianna Jun's Legal issues

in 2006 for commercially using their pictures without permission.Seoul Central District Court ruled in 2007 that the publisher must pay from ₩5 million to ₩15 million to each star for infringing their publicity rights .

Because of the scandal, many expected her to leave once her contract expired, but she surprisingly extended her contract with SidusHQ for one more year. Then in 2011 she set up her own management agency J&Co. Entertainment,which was later renamed to Culture Depot.

Jung issued a denial.

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 Gianna Jun's Personal life

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 Gianna Jun's Filmography

Film[]

YearTitleRole
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
2011 Snow Flower and the Secret Fan Sophia/Snow Flower
2012 The Thieves Yenicall
2013 The Berlin File Ryun Jung-hee
2015 Assassination Ahn Ok-yun/Mitsuko

Television[]

YearTitleRole
1997 The Season of Puberty
1998 Inkigayo (Popular Music) Host
Fascinate My Heart Wang Ga-young
1999 Happy Together Seo Yoon-joo
2013-2014 My Love from the Star Cheon Song-yi

Music video[]

YearSong TitleArtist
1999 "The Beginning of Love" Leon Lai
2000 "Hey Girl"Jang Hyuk(T.J Project)
"January Love"
2002 "Love Is Always Thirsty" Yumi

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 Gianna Jun's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1999 35th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actress White ValentineWon
SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Happy TogetherWon
2001 22nd Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActressMy Sassy GirlNominated
200239th Grand Bell Awards Best ActressWon
Popularity AwardWon
2006 43rd Grand Bell Awards Best Actress DaisyNominated
2012 56th Asia-Pacific Film Festival Best Supporting ActressThe ThievesNominated
2013 7th Asian Film Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
49th Baeksang Arts Awards Best Supporting ActressNominated
7th Mnet 20's Choice Awards 20's Movie Star - Female The Berlin FileNominated
Producer's Choice Award The Thieves,The Berlin FileWon
33rd Korean Association of Film Critics Awards Best Actress The Berlin FileNominated
201450th Baeksang Arts Awards Grand Prize (Daesang) for TelevisionMy Love from the StarWon
Best Actress (TV)Nominated
InStyle Fashionista AwardN/AWon
Star of Korean TourismN/AWon
41st Korea Broadcasting Awards Best Actor/ActressMy Love from the StarWon
7th Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)Nominated
3rd APAN Star Awards Top Excellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated
Hallyu Star AwardWon
SBS Drama Awards Grand Prize (Daesang)Won
Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Drama SpecialNominated
PD AwardWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Best Couple Award(with Kim Soo-hyun )Won
2015 24th Buil Film Awards Best Actress AssassinationNominated
President's AwardN/AWon
52nd Grand Bell Awards Best ActressAssassinationWon
36th Blue Dragon Film Awards Best ActressNominated
2016 2016 Max Movie Awards Best ActressWon
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards Best ActressPending

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