Song Ji-hyo

  • I. Introduction

    Cheon Seo-yeon (born Cheon Seong-im on 15 August 1981), professionally known by her stage name Song Ji-hyo, is a South Korean actress and model. Song was a cover model for Kiki Magazine before she made her acting debut in the feature film Wishing Stairs (2003), the third installment in the Whispering Corridors film series. She made her television debut in the romantic comedy Princess Hours (2006) and the historical Jumong (2006). Song then received wider recognition for her roles in the film A Frozen Flower (2008), New World (2013), the TV series Emergency Couple (2014), her new hit Netflix drama Was It Love? (2020) and her first-ever film released after the start of the pandemic COVID-19 since March 2020 in South Korea, Intruder (2020), which received a positive response from moviegoers even though it was released during the pandemic.

    Besides her acting career, Song is one of the regular cast members of the South Korean variety show Running Man since 2010, which brought her international recognition.

    II. Filmography


    Year Title Role
    2003 Wishing Stairs Yoon Jin-sung
    2004 Some Seo yoo-jin
    2007 Sex is Zero 2 Lee Kyeong-ah
    2008 A Frozen Flower Queen
    2011 Blossom Kim Yeon-ah
    2012 Code Name: Jackal Bong Min-jung
    2013 Maritime Police Marco Lulu (korean dubbing)
    2013 New World Lee Shin-woo
    2016 708090 Duan Yu Rong
    2016 Super Express Maggie/Meixi
    2018 What a Man Wants Mi-young
    2018 Unstoppable Ji-soo
    2020 Intruder Yoo-jin

    Television Series:

    Year Title Role Network
    2002 Age of Innocent Min-jung SBS
    2006 Princess Hours Min Hyo-rin MBC
    2006-2007 Jumong Lady Ye So-ya MBC
    2011 Detectives in Trouble Jo Min-joo
    2011 Gyebaek Eun-go
    2013 The Fugitive in Joseon Hong Da-in KBS2
    2014 Emergency Couple Oh Jin-hee TVN
    2015 The Girl Who Sees Smells Herself (cameo, ep.1 with Running Man members) SBS
    2015 Ex Girlfriends' Club Kim Soo-jin TVN
    2016 Listen to Love Jung Soo-yeon
    2016 Entourage Herself (cameo) TVN
    2017 Drama Stage - Chief B and the Love Letter Bang Ga-young TVN
    2018 Lovely Horribly Oh Eul-soo KBS2
    2020 Was It Love? Noh Ae-jung JTBC

    Web Series:

    Year Title Role Network
    2017 29gram Yeon Yoo-jin
    DIA TV
    2021 Come to the Witch Restaurant Jo Hee-ra TVING

    Television Shows:

    Year Title Role Network
    2007-2008 Inkigayo Host SBS
    2008-2009 Dream Concert Host SBS
    2010-2011 TV Entertainment Tonight Presenter SBS
    2010-present Running Man Guest (Episode 2-5)
    Regular cast (Episode 7-present)
    2016 We Are In Love Regular cast, with Chen Bolin Jiangshu TV
    2017 Song Ji-hyo's Beauty View
    2017 I Am Jyo Unnie - Naver
    2018 Song Ji-hyo's Beautiful Life Host OnStyle
    2018 Pajama Friends Host Lifetime

    Music Video Appearances:

    Year Title Artist
    2001 Just Say Goodbye JTL
    2001 And I Love You Lee Soo-young
    2006 믿을 수 없는 말
    2010 Don't Listen to This Song Young-jee
    2011 별 거 아니야
    2011 In Heaven JYJ
    2012 Be Happy Young Jee, Lee Kyu-hoon
    2013 Winter Song Freestyle
    2016 Lonely Night Gary feat. Gaeko


    Year Title Album
    2011 Gift For You (with Choi Kang-hee, Lee Sun-kyun and Kim Byung-man Non-album single
    2015 You are So Cute (Kenji Wu feat. Song Ji-hyo) Non-album Single
    2019 Bonjour, Hi (with Yang Se-chan, Code Kunst and Nucksal as Hyo Chan Gong Won feat. Yoo Mi-rae) Running Man Fan Meeting: Project Running 9
    2019 I Like It (with Running Man members) Running Man Fan Meeting: Project Running 9


    Year Awards Category Nominated work
    2010 SBS Entertainment Awards Special Award in Variety Running Man
    2011 MBC Drama Awards Producer's Award Gyebaek
    2011 SBS Entertainment Awards Excellence Award in Variety
    Running Man
    2013 NATE Awards Best Couple Song Ji-hyo (with Gary) Running Man
    2013 SBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Female Award Running Man
    2014 DramaFever Awards Best Kiss Song Ji-hyo (with Gary) Running Man
    2015 DramaFever Awards Best Actress of the Year Emergency Couple
    2015 DramaFever Awards Boldest Moment Emergency Couple
    2015 SBS Entertainment Awards Top Excellence Award in Variety
    Running Man
    2016 JTBC Awards Impressive performances chosen by viewers
    Listen to Love
    2016 Sina Weibo Night Awards Best Trans-boundary Female Artist
    Song Ji-hyo
    2016 Soompi Awards Best Actress of the Year Ex Girlfriends' Club
    2016 YinYueTai V Chart Awards
    The Best Cooperation of The Year Song Ji-hyo (with Kenji Wu) You are So Cute
    2019 Asia Artist Awards Most Popular Actress Song Ji-hyo
    2020 Asia Artist Awards Popularity Award (Actress)
    Song Ji-hyo
    2020 IZE Magazine Rediscovery Award Intruder
    2020 SBS Entertainment Awards Golden Content Award with Running Man members
    2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Award Multitainer (Female) Song Ji-hyo