Former JYP Trainee, Actor Kim Ji-soo a.k.a Ji-soo!
Kim Ji-soo, best known as Ji-soo (his actor name), is an aspiring actor who has experienced various trial and error through his career. Born on March 30, 1993, he made his acting debut in the 2009 stage production of “Bong-sam Wasn’t There” and then appeared in a series of short films. He gained fame after appearing on the television drama “Sassy Go Go” (2015), and has taken numerous supporting roles since.
Before becoming an actor under his current agency, Ji-soo used to be an actor trainee under JYP Entertainment in 2012, and left for unknown reasons. The actor is now managed by ‘Prain TPC’ talent agency, alongside other well-known actors like Ryu Hyun Kyung, Lee Joon, and Kim Dae Myung. He’s also best known for his roles on some popular dramas such as “Scarlet Heart Ryeo” (2016), “Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo” (2016), and “Strong Woman Do Bong Soo” (2017).
Full Profile of Actor Kim Ji-soo
Name : Ji-soo / Jisu (지수)
Full Name : Kim Ji-soo (김지수)
Profession : Actor
Nationality : South Korean
Date of Birth : March 30, 1993
Place of Birth : Seoul, South Korea
Chinese Zodiac Sign : Rooster
Western Zodiac Sign : Aries
Height : 185 cm
Weight : 61 kg
Education : Seorabol High School (서라벌고등학교), Ahn Hyun Industry Information School (아현산업정보학교), Digital Seoul Culture Arts University – Department of Theater and Film (디지털서울문화예술대학교 연극영화과 학사)
Languages : Korean (Mother tongue) and English (Intermediate)
Family : Parents & Older Sister
Agency : Prain TPC
Personal Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/actor_jisoo/
Facts and Trivia About Actor Kim Ji-soo
Ji-soo is known as a former JYP actor trainee. He was a semifinalist in 2012 JYP’s open audition, in which he auditioned for the acting segment and got second place for acting out a scene from “The Moon that Embraces the Sun”. His acting aspirations brought him to JYP Entertainment’s office, and he was taken in as a trainee, an offer he gladly accepted in order to learn different nuances of the art of acting, after he won an open audition. But later he left the agency for unknown reasons, and signed a contract under different agency to start his career as an actor. Since then, Ji-soo started doing a lot of auditions, and his effort slowly worked in his favor, thanks to his acting experiences and his good height along with handsome features. Here is more information about Ji-soo you might wanna know about his pre-debut days :
About Ji-soo’s Childhood and Early Life
- He had already done some modeling before his acting debut.
- Ji-soo once had a part time job to earn pocket money, he was a part-timer at coffee shop.
- He went to a high school and high school only for male students, and was not very popular until he joined the hip-hop club of the school presenting “Confession” by Dynamic Duo.
- He spoke broadly in an interview about his inclination towards acting as far back as he could remember.
- He was in love with Judo to the extent that he became quite serious about making a career in the sport during his early teenage, but somehow, during his middle school days, he fell in love with performing arts, and dropped judo completely.
- Ji-soo got his start as a musical actor. In middle school, he followed a friend, who was studying acting, to his acting school and learned to act himself.
- He got involved in the theater his acting teacher had established, and started acting for an audience. He started acting during the high school days itself, and appeared in a few theatre productions at that time, such as “The Dreamers”, “Monsters” and the “13th Hero”. Along with that, he also kept honing his acting skills through appearing in several low to zero budget short films such as “Beastie Boys” and “Boy in Pain”.
- He was already becoming a highly competitive actor after gaining experience in his early years, so that when he finally started with professional acting roles, he was instantly comfortable in facing the camera.
- Starting with the theatrical company, he received a reputation as a good newcomer who has a lot of acting skills such as short films and short films, a unique mask and a sturdy body spec.
About Ji-soo’s Career as An Actor
- One of the first auditions Ji-soo got selected for was a series called “To The Beautiful You”, where he managed to grab the role as a student. It was a cameo appearance, and Ji-soo’s role was for no more than a few minutes. But even in the small role, he managed to get the attention of a few producers, which somehow made it easy for Ji to grab some further small parts.
- His role in the 2009 low budget indie film, “Seoul Mates”, where he played the lead, also became one of the better testimonies of his talent.
- In 2012, he kept appearing in cameo roles in several TV series’ and did short films to keep himself well practiced.
- He got a major part in the 2015 hit series “Angry Mom”, where Ji-soo played the role of Go Bok Dong. It was his first claim to fame as an actor, and turned him into a household name. And because of the drama’s influence, he won the “MBC Drama Award/Best Couple Award” along with Kim Hee Sun.
- This once national-level judo athlete then gained massive popularity with his role in “Scarlet Heart : Ryeo”, where he played the Fourteenth Imperial Prince, Wang Jung. Ji-soo received rave responses for his portrayal of the youngest prince, and won a massive fan following, thanks to his killer good looks and boyish charm.
- He followed up the success of “Scarlet Heart: Ryeo” with “Fantastic”, where he portrayed a sensitive and sweet lawyer in love with a much older woman. While filming this drama, Ji-soo received surgery for acute osteomyelitis, but despite his poor health, he stuck to his work commitments.
- Ji-soo received surgery for acute osteomyelitis (inflammation of bone or bone marrow, usually due to infection) on September 13, 2016, and was hospitalized for a brief period of time. He then returned to filming “Fantastic”, and was officially discharged from the hospital on October 1.
- Ji-soo had an anxiety a long time ago when he was deciding to be an actor. But until now, he has never gotten fired / canceled from work and he was grateful that he wanted to continue acting with different roles. He didn’t stop because he intentionally wanted to train faster to get rid of his anxiety.
- So far as an actor, he hasn’t gotten a youthful movie or a musical movie that he liked (from the movies he watched), and thus he wants to be a part of it in the future.
- The actor also shared his desire to work on a melodrama someday.
- He thought about a bigger goals, but he said that this was the biggest goal for him (being an actor).