Park Jin-hee, the Korean Actress
Despite her only average popularity worldwide, Park Jin-hee has established a solid career as an actress, starting in the late ’90s. She has starred in the main roles of numerous films and television series, such as Giant, War of Money, A Long Visit, and Whispering Corridors, and has received many notable awards, including Best New Actress on the 23rd Golden Cinematography Awards in 2000, Top 10 Stars New Star Award, the Netizen Popularity Award on SBS Drama Awards in 2006, and Best Actress on the 12th Fantasia Festival and the 31st Golden Cinematography Awards in 2008.
In this article, Channel-Korea will tell you all about Park Jin-hee, including her full profile, age, height and weight, the list of her television dramas, movies, and television shows, her wedding news, her husband and daughter, her appearance on Return, and her Instagram feed. So, stay tuned!
Full Profile of Park Jin-hee
Birth Name: Park Jin-hee
Date of Birth: Seoul, South Korea, 8 January 1978
Nationality: South Korean
Blood Type: B
Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
Chinese Astrology: Horse
Siblings: 1 (older brother)
Spouse: Park Sang-jun (married since 2014)
Children: 2 (a daughter and a son)
Education: Dongduk Women’s University, with a major in Broadcasting and Entertainment (Bachelor of Arts), Yonsei University, with a major in Social Welfare (Master of Arts)
Hobbies: Watching movies, water skiing
Talent Agency: Costar Entertainment, Elephant Entertainment (current)
Park Jin-hee’s Age, Height, and Weight
Park Jin-hee is considered to have a tall, slim body, as her height is 167 cm, whereas her weight is only 48 kg. As noted in her personal profile, Park Jin-hee was born in 1978. According to the Korean Age System, in 2018 Park Jin-hee’s age is 41 years old, while according to the International Age System, Park Jin-hee is 40 years old. In addition to Park Jin-hee, there are a number of other Korean celebrities who were born in 1978, as well, such as Go Soo, Kim Ha-neul, Kim Kang-woo, Eun Ji-won, Park Eun-hye, Joo Sang-wook, Lee Jung-jin, Ha Jung-woo, Yoon Kye-sang, Kim Sa-rang, Yeon Jung-hoon, Danny Ahn, Ha Ji-won, and Park Sol-mi.
List of Park Jin-hee’s Dramas, Movies, and TV Shows
Park Jin-hee has played diverse roles during her two-decade-long career, starting by playing an older woman in her 40s, who is trapped in the body of a woman in her 20s, on Please Come Back, Soon-ae. She played a court medic on the mystery thriller movie, Shadows in the Palace, and a career woman who falls in love with a younger musician guy on The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry. Not only has she starred in dramas, movies, and television shows, Park Jin-hee also has starred in countless music videos for South Korea’s singers and groups. You can check out the list of Park Jin-hee’s dramas, films, and music videos below!
1996-1997 – KBS Start (as Supporting Role)
1998 – KBS2 Will Make You Happy (as Supporting Role)
1998 – SBS I Hate You, But It’s Fine (as Supporting Role)
1998 – Whispering Corridors (Main Role as Park So-yeon)
1999 – The Spy (Supporting Role as Hwa-yi)
1999 – Love Wind Love Song (Supporting Role as Miss Hong)
1999 – KBS2 In Search of Love / Humaneness (Main Role as Jang Soo-jin)
1999-2000 – SBS KAIST (as Supporting Role)
2000 – KBS2 Look Back in Anger (Main Role as Shin Jung-hee)
2000 – SBS Power FM Ten Ten Club with Kim Seung-hyun and Park Jin-hee (as DJ)
2000 – Just Do It! (Main Role as Jeong Jang-mi)
2000 – Promenade (Main Role as Seo Yeon-hwa)
2001 – KBS2 Stock Flower (Main Role as Lee Young-joo)
2002 – MBC Since We Met (Main Role as Kim Mi-jin)
2002 – Music video of Park Hyo-shin’s Standing in That Place
2002 – KBS Happy FM To You Who Forget the Night with Park Jin-hee (as DJ)
2003 – The Star (Main Role as Byeol)
2005 – Love Talk (as Main Role)
2005 – Love in Magic (Main Role as Goo Hee-won)
2005 – CS After Love (as Main Role)
2005 – MBC MBC Best Theater: Love Without Regret (as Main Role)
2005 – Music video of Big Mama’s Woman
2006 – SBS Please Come Back, Soon-ae (Main Role as Han Cho-eun)
2007 – Shadows in the Palace (Main Role as Chun-ryung)
2007 – Underground Rendezvous (Main Role as Seon-mi)
2007 – SBS War of Money / Money’s Walfare (Main Role as Seo Joo-hee)
2008 – Turbanshell*cigarettebutt*egg roll (as Dubber)
2008 – Sweet Lie (Main Role as Han Ji-ho)
2008 – SBS On Air (as Guest Role on episode 1)
2009 – Short film Take Action, Now or Never! (as Main Role)
2009 – Olive TV It City: Park Jin-hee’s Moving City (as Guest Cast)
2010 – Music video of Haha feat Tiger JK’s A Bottle of Liquor
2010 – 71: Into the Fire (Supporting Role as Hwa-ran)
2010 – A Long Visit / My Mom (Main Role as Ji-sook)
2010 – SBS Giant (Main Role as Hwang Jung-yeon)
2010 – MBC The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry (Main Role as Lee Kang-san)
2011 – jTBC Kimchi Family / Fermentation Family (Main Role as Lee Kang-san)
2012 – Grape Candy (Main Role as Sun-joo)
2012 – MBC Music Music and Lyrics (as Host)
2013 – MBC Hur Jun, the Original Story (Main Role as Ye-jin)
2014 – jTBC Please Take Care of My Refrigerator (Guest Role on episodes 58 and 59)
2016 – KBS2 My Fair Lady / Oh My Geum Bi (Main Role as Go Kang-hee)
2016 – tvN Memory (Main Role as Na Eun-sun)
2017 – It’s Okay To Go A Little Crazy (as Guest Cast)
2018 – SBS Return (Main Role as Choi Ja-hye from episode 16 to 32)
2018 – Botox (Main Role as Young-sook)
Park Jin-hee’s Husband, Daughter, and Wedding
It was reported on 11 May ,2014, that Park Jin-hee was married in a private wedding ceremony, attended only by friends and family, at Hotel Shilla, Seoul. The actress married Park Sang-jun, a lawyer at a top overseas law firm, who is five younger than her, after dating for almost a year. They met through an acquaintance, when Park Jin-hee was still shooting the MBC drama Hur Jun, the Original Story, and continued to keep in contact, as they shared an interest in protecting the environment.
Park Jin-hee’s talent agency, Costar Entertainment, announced on 7 November, 2014, that Park Jin-hee gave birth to a baby girl that afternoon, saying “She is currently recovering. Both the mother and child are healthy.”
Before the birth of her daughter, Park Jin-hee and her husband gave their child the nickname ‘Nal Doong’ after the famous footballer, Cristiano Ronaldo, as the baby kicked frequently during the pregnancy. Ten months later, Park Jin-hee appeared on tvN’s Taxi, with her daughter and mother-in-law. One of the MCs, Lee Young-ja, praised Park Jin-hee’s daughter as a pretty girl, as well as Park Jin-hee’s mother-in-law, who, in turn, praised the actress as a master at raising children.
Park Jin-hee on Return
Media outlets reported that Park Jin-hee took the lead role for the SBS drama Return, after the departure of its former lead actress, Go Hyun-jung. She began shooting the show on 13 February, 2018. Park Jin-hee stated that she was surprised by the sudden offer from the production team, which also made her worried. However, because of the team’s sincere request, she decided to accept the role.
Park Jin-hee’s takeover in Return went smoothly as the ratings for the drama continuously peaked in its time slot, even until its finale on 22 March 2018, hitting 14.6 percent and 16.7 percent for the nationwide range, and a real-time peak of 20.12 percent.
Park Jin-hee’s Return co-star, Bong Tae-gyu, shared his view about the actress’s casting in the middle of drama shooting, “She must have felt a lot of pressure. She got pregnant around the same time as my wife, so I was worried about that a lot. I was so worried that I kept checking in on her. She smiled even more than I did, though, and relieved my worries. I thought that I should respect my seniors in a way other than worrying about them, from now on.”
Also, the production crew of Return revealed that in one particular scene, Park Jin-hee really cut her own hair, which she has kept from doing for the past ten years, making her comeback to the small screen a daring and fearless one. We can’t wait for Park Jin-hee’s new series project!
Park Jin-hee’s Instagram Feed
Although she doesn’t update her Instagram account frequently, Park Jin-hee is still considered one of few senior actresses who keep up with social media. As of the time this article was written, Park Jin-hee has made 285 posts, follows 53 accounts, and has 25,400 followers on her Instagram account (@eco_jini). Here are the top 10 pictures from Park Jin-hee’s Instagram feed that you must see!
In the first post, which was uploaded on 26 May, 2018, Park Jin-hee posed with her daughter, while wearing matching sunglasses. In the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘Taken some days ago with my daughter. This is limited edition ~ Looks similar @vieu_official #VIEU #VIEU_ViewYou #VieuSunglasses #FamilySunglasses’.
In the second post, which was uploaded on 12 May, 2018, Park Jin-hee took a picture with a bucket of pink flowers, while wearing a pale pink shirt. In the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘With the beloved family <3 It is enough for the 4th anniversary!!! Thank you so much #goodmorning #happy #weddinganniversary’.
In her third post, which was uploaded on 6 May, 2018, Park Jin-hee looks as pretty as the nature surrounding her, while wearing a black sweater over her white shirt. In the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘I like this photo <3 it looks like popped out to the reality ~ <3 #LikeAFlower #Flower #lovephoto’.
In the fourth post, which was uploaded on 20 April, 2018, Park Jin-hee shared beautiful landscapes of evening and night. For the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘What a beautiful night! Bounteous and freedom, I want to be even more understanding person… Is it possible…? #InOffice #ThatsRight #LikeAStar’.
Her fifth post, which was uploaded on 13 April, 2018, Park Jin-hee shared a picture of herself, walking with her daughter in front of a mountain and fields. For the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘If you do everything with good people, your life will be good as well! #Nature #Happiness #IWantToRepeatThatTime’.
In her sixth post, which was uploaded on 8 April, 2018, Park Jin-hee took a selfie in Vienna, Austria, during her vacation, smiling widely, while the wind blew breezily. For the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘Mother ~ The princess and prince, why aren’t you living in the palace??’
In the seventh post, which was uploaded on 18 January, 2018, Park Jin-hee took a selfie while wearing a white dress under a dusty pink coat, glowing up with makeup. In the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘It has been a long time since the last time I wore makeup and cut my hair. I will go somewhere.’
For her eighth post, which was uploaded on 10 January, 2018, Park Jin-hee took a snowy selfie in Suncheon, Cholla-Namdo, while wearing a black beanie and brown hoodie. On the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ’It is still snowing #Suncheon #WithDaughter #Snow #OnSecost’.
In her ninth post, which was uploaded on 15 November, 2017, Park Jin-hee promoted a bag collection confidently, as she wears a loose blouse and denim skirt. For the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘There is no bag as comfortable as Mazi. Go grab yours now!!! #maziuntitled @maziuntitled #GreatBag’.
Finally, in the last post, which was uploaded on 10 October, 2017, Park Jin-hee took a picture with her co-star, Yoon So-yi, while wearing hanbok. For the caption, Park Jin-hee wrote, ‘Had so much fun shooting a drama with this girl! What do you want to do? #ThePrinceConcubine #Tonight #On11PM #WearingHanbok’.