Meet The Beautiful Boyfriend/Husband-Stealer Actress, Wang Ji-hye
Wang Ji-hye is a Korean actress who is infamous for her female antagonist roles in her dramas. She is famously known for her roles in the SBS drama Protect The Boss, the MBC drama Friend, Our Legend and the KBS2 drama Personal Taste. She debuted in 2003 by performing a small role in MBC’s Something About 1%. Before her drama debut, she debuted as a magazine cover model in 2001.
She performed a more significant role, although as a friend backstabber who tried to win Lee Min-ho from Son Ye-jin. She played as a beautiful but materialistic stewardess who tries to seduce Lee Min-ho from his old-fashioned but pure girlfriend, Son Ye-jin. In SBS’ Protect the Boss, she tried to win the love of Ji-sung, an immature young man, an heir from a successful company, and take him from Choi Kang-hee. In another drama, the 2014 SBS Birth of Beauty, she had an affair with Jung Gyu-woon, the husband of Han Ye-seul. In this article, Channel-Korea will share with you detailed information about the man-stealing actress, Wang Ji-hye. So stay tuned!
Full Profile and Facts of Wang Ji-hye
Stage Name: Wang Ji-hye
Real Name: Min Ji-hye
Date of Birth: December 29th, 1985
Place of Birth: Masan, South Gyeongsang Province
Education: Konkuk University majoring Film Arts
Hobby: cooking, playing video games
Height: 169 cm
Blood Type: O type
Chinese zodiac: Year of the Ox
Management: Story J Company
- Wang Ji-hye has an older brother and a younger sister
- She likes playing Kartrider, Smurfs Village, and Nintendo Wii
- She pretends to act innocent at times
- She failed three times before getting her driver’s license
- She is infamous for stealing the male leading role from the female leading role in her dramas
- She filmed a kissing scene with Kim Jae-jung more than 50 times in the drama Protect the Boss
- She is signed with Story J Company alongside other famous actors and actresses, such as Kim Tae-hee, Seo In-guk, Yoo Seung-ho.
Debut as an Actress
Wang Ji-hye debuted in the SBS drama Something About 1%. She played a small role, Han Joo-hee in the 2003 drama. The drama featured Korean Heartthrob, Kang Dong-won as the leading man Lee Jae-in, and Kim Jung-hwa as the leading woman Kim Da-hyun. Han Jo-hee played the woman who was obsessed with Lee Jae-in, future heir of a big company and also the future husband of Kim Da-hyun. Wang Ji-hye was only 19 years when she got the role. Her first role as a man stealer turned to be the role she mostly plays throughout her acting career.
Wang Ji-hye married her non-celebrity husband on September 29th, 2019, in Seoul. Her husband is a year younger than her and they had been dating for about one year before deciding to tie the knot. The wedding was held in a private place and was attended by family members and friends.
On September 16th, 2019, her label management, Story J Company announced the marriage plan to the public and stated that she will continue and pursue her acting career even after marriage. The leading actress from the movie I Killed My Wife appeared in several dramas and movies, oftentimes playing the female villain.
Appearance on SBS’ Running Man
Wang Ji-hye appeared as a guest in SBS’ Running Man episode 219. She was invited alongside other cast members of SBS’ The Birth of Beauty, Joo Sang-wook, Han Ye-seul, Han Sang-jin, and Jung Gyu-woon. This episode, the theme was Black Knight vs White Knight. During her Running Man appearance, Wang Ji-hye showed her soft, playful but witty character, which she rarely plays in her dramas.
On a face to face scene with Lee Kwang-soo, her best friend of the same age, she played the famous “Of Course” game. In the “Of Course” game, a person wins if she asks a question to an opponent and the opponent can’t say of course or answer the question. She asked a very strong question to Lee Kwang-soo about his secret romantic relationship. She asked if, during a drama shooting, Lee Kwang-soo had a romantic relationship that developed from a brother to honey. Lee Kwang-soo couldn’t answer the question because if he said, of course, people would find out that he was dating Lee Sung-kyung, his younger sister in his previous drama appearance. From this scene, viewers knew that Lee Kwang-soo once dated Lee Sung-kyung while shooting the drama It’s Okay, That’s Love.
For the market scene, both blue and red team attempted to defeat the opposite team by making the most complicated or awkward pose possible so the opposite team fails to replicate the pose. Lee Kwang-soo almost got a heart attack, he even cursed, upon seeing Wang Ji-hye’s ridiculous and scary pose. She tried to imitate a frog but instead of her stomach facing downward, her stomach and face were facing upward. To make her pose even more difficult and scary, she stuck her tongue out and opened her eyes wide. It was a reminiscence of a ghost appearing in horror movies.