Ji Chang-wook is a famous South Korean actor, model and a television personality. He is very handsome, gifted, skillful, creative and talented in acting and interpretation of movie roles. He knows how to interpret his roles very well and can fit in any character given to him by movie directors and producers in South Korea. He was born on 5th July 1987 in Anyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea. He is currently 31 years old.
He rose to fame after playing the lead role of Dong-hae in daily drama series “Smile Again” which aired on television from 2010 to 2011. Ji Chang-wook became a public figure after playing the role of Baek Dong-soo in the South Korea action thriller epic movie “Warrior Baek Dong-soo” which was released in 2011. He also starred in another South Korea popular drama series “Empress Ki” which was aired on television from 2013 to 2014.
Ji Chang-wook has headlined the popular television series “Healer” which aired on television from 2014 to 2015. In 2016, he starred in the South Korea popular movie “The K2”. In 2017, he starred in another popular movie titled “Suspicious Partner”. That same year in 2017, he also starred in another popular movie titled “Fabricated City”.
Ji Chang-wook completed his studies at Dankook University in South Korea, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts. He started his professional acting career in 2006 and rose to fame in 2010 after playing the lead role of Dong-hae in daily drama series “Smile Again” a movie which was produced and released in South Korea.
Ji Chang-wook began his career in musical theatre. In 2006, he made his onscreen debut in the 2006 film “Days” and had a minor role in the 2008 television drama series “You Stole My Heart”. He only officially made his debut acting career in the 2008 film “Sleeping Beauty”. In 2009, he appeared in another movie titled “My Too Perfect Sons” where he played the role of a timid and sissy youngest brother who ends up raising his best friend’s daughter while just turning 20 years old. After which he had a supporting role in the action-comedy movie titled “Hero”.
In 2010, Ji Chang-wook was cast in his first lead role and starred role in the 159-episode daily drama series “Smile Again” where he played the role of a Korean-American short track speed skater, where he trained for four to five hours daily at the ice rink. The movie “Smile Again” topped the ratings chart for 15 consecutive weeks. After which he won the award for Best Actor in a Daily Drama at the KBS Drama Awards.
In 2011, he played the titular character in the 2011 action historical drama “Warrior Baek Dong-soo” a movie that gave him global recognition. The movie “Warrior Baek Dong-soo” is an origin story about Joseon-era swordsman Baek Dong-soo, showing his growing years until political intrigue creates a rivalry with his childhood best friend-turned-enemy. The drama series was number one in its timeslot for over 13 weeks. The movie “Warrior Baek Dong-soo” won him the “New Star Award” at the SBS Drama Awards.
Later in that same year, which was in 2011, he played the lead role in cable drama movie “Bachelor’s Vegetable Store” a movie which was based on the true success story of Lee Young-seok, a young man who turned a tiny 350-square-feet vegetable store in 1998 into a nationwide franchise with 33 stores.
In his first villain role, Ji Chang-wook played a pianist who envies his older brother’s natural gift for music in a 2012 melodrama movie titled “Five Fingers”. Ji Chang-wook returned to the musical theater in 2013 with “The Days” playing a presidential bodyguard who went missing 20 years ago along with a mysterious female companion. The movie “The Days” was a jukebox musical using the folk rock songs of Kim Kwang-seok.
In 2016, Ji Chang-wook starred in the TvN’s action thriller film “The K2” where he played the role of a bodyguard who gets betrayed by his fellow countrymen and falls in love with a girl with fear of people. The drama received favorable and positive reviews and topped cable channel viewership ratings throughout its 8-weeks broadcast.
In November 2016, he co-starred in the promotional web drama film titled “First Seven Kisses”. In 2017, he starred in the action film “Fabricated City” where he played the role of a jobless game addict who becomes a framed murderer. After that he was casted in a SBS’s romantic comedy/thriller film titled “Suspicious Partner” which was premiered in May.
Aside from being an actor, Ji Chang-wook is also a South Korean trained military persona. He began his mandatory military service on 14th August 2017. He first underwent basic training at the Army’s 3rd infantry Division at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province in South Korea. Upon completion of the military training, he was awarded a prize for high performance.
Ji Chang-wook has been assigned to the Army’s 5th Artillery Brigade at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province in South Korea to complete the remainder of his military service. He has been appointed as a Platoon Leader and later got promoted to the rank of a Corporal. Ji Chang-wook is scheduled to be discharged on 28th April 2019.
Ji Chang-wook is currently one of the richest and most influential actor in South Korea with an estimated net worth of $100,000.