Im Ji-kyu’s Profile: Wife, Son, Sister and Movie List

Im Ji-kyu is a South Korean actor who debuted under Blue Dragon Entertainment. His popularity rose after he starred in the indie films “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?”, “Milky Way Liberation Front”, and “Magic”. After that, he is also best known for playing supporting roles in the television romantic comedies “Queen of Reversals” and “The Greatest Love”.

Im Ji-kyu’s Profile

  • Name Im Ji-Kyu
  • Hangul: 임지규
  • Birthdate: April 14, 1978
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Height: 175cm
  • Blood Type: A
  • Education: Kosin University – Mathematics (dropped out)
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Years active: 2004-present

Im Ji-kyu Talks About His Wife and Son


Im Ji-kyu married his girlfriend of 4 years, Park Ye-son. They first met at church back in 2010. They finally held a small, private wedding in Seoul on May 17, 2014. Park Ye-son  was revealed to be a beautiful, accomplished young lady specializing in law. During the promotion of “It’s Time to Love” in 2013, Lim Ji-kyu proposed to her in public. He is known for often bringing his girlfriend to accompany him in interviews or talk shows.

They met again at an event and came to play the piano accompaniment. And after the event was over, they ate together and he asked, “What is your name?” After that, Im ji-kyu knew that he wanted to get closer. But their relationship did not go smoothly, as his wife’s father objected to it because of the 12 year age difference between them.

On MBC’s program “Human Documentary People is Good”, they talked about their newborn son who was still 3 months old at that time. They said that their son was not given a name yet as they were still considering the most suitable name. Im Ji-kyu said that he wanted to give his son a unique name but his wife want a good name.

Im Ji-kyu Misses His Sister


In the same program, Im Ji-kyu also revealed that he still misses his sister who died nine years ago. He said that when he comes back to his hometown, he and his family miss her so much. His sister is very lovable, and had a stable job back then.

Im Ji-kyu’s Film and Drama

Throughout his career, Im Ji-kyu has been involved in many productions. He played various roles in films and dramas. Even though Im Ji-kyu didn’t get a big roles in all of them, he still got quite a lot of attention. He even won in the Best New Actor category at the 17th BUil Film Awards for his roles in “Milky Way Liberation Front” and “Who’s That Knocking at My Door?” Here is a list of Im Ji-kyu’s films and television dramas!


Year Title Role
2004 Fingerprint
2007 Who’s That Knocking at My Door? Min Je-hwi
Milky Way Liberation Front Young-jae
2008 In the Boutique
Scandal Makers Park Sang-yoon
2009 Bubble Wrap Sung-taek
One Step More to the Sea Waiter
White Night Yak-tong
2010 Read My Lips Church youth
Magic Myeong-jin
2011 Children… Dong-cheol
2012 Helpless Stalker
Spring, Snow Young-jae
The Peach Tree cameo
2013 Precious Love On-yoo
2017 A Day Yong-sun


Television Dramas

Year Title Role Network
2007 Unstoppable High Kick (guest, episode 99) MBC
2008 Tazza Sung-chan SBS
2009 Partner Jung Jae-ho (guest, episodes 1-3) KBS2
2010 Roller Coaster Plus Date Big Bang Im Ji-kyu tvN
Drama Special “Cutting Off the Heart”[5] Jae-woo KBS2
Queen of Reversals Kang-woo MBC
2011 The Greatest Love Kim Jae-seok MBC
2012 Phantom Byun Sang-woo SBS
Drama Special “Do You Know Taekwondo?” Yoon Do-hyeon KBS2
2013 The Suspicious Housekeeper Eun Se-kyul’s homeroom teacher SBS
2014 God’s Gift: 14 Days Ryu Jin-woo SBS
Drama Festival “Turning Point” Kim Young-bok MBC
2015 Assembly Shim Dong-chun KBS2
2016 Doctors Gunman SBS
The Shining Eun Soo Park Hyeong-sik KBS
2017 Man to Man (guest) JTBC
Confession Couple Park Hyeon-seok KBS2
2018 Radio Romance Lee Seung Soo KBS2


Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2008 17th Buil Film Awards Best New Actor Milky Way Liberation Front,
Who’s That Knocking at My Door?
2012 KBS Drama Awards Best Actor in a One-Act Drama/Special Do You Know Taekwondo? Nominated