Jung-Ji So Biography
When the Korean film Parasite won the Academy Award for best picture in 2019 (Oscars), the world was surprised. Asian film is appreciated through the world but it generally known to be a domain dominated by India’s Bollywood, Chinese film and Iranian film are also quite followed.
But Korean Film? Who were the members of this cast that so captured the hearts of the Academy judges, and how did they do it? And most importantly who was the young “foreigner” winning an Oscar at a paltry age of 19?
Jung-Ji So Birthday, Place of Birth
Now the Korean naming system is as complex as looking for a needle in a haystack, for a person who doesn’t get their culture. However, it is important to know that Jeong’s traditional and official government name is Hyun Seung-Min.
She took up the name Jeong Ji-So when she started acting. Now the name Jeong Ji-So can be pronounced as Jung Jizo. And this last name is what she commonly goes by back in her home country of South Korea.She was born in the town of Yongin on 17th September 1999. She is currently 20 years old.
Jung-Ji So Education Background
Miss Jeong attended the Chungsin Girls Middle and High Schools. She attended while juggling an acting career. The school administration let her shoot film, giving her a special schedule. This support translated to her being one of the most well-spoken young actresses in the Korean film industry.
Jung-Ji So Career
As the world was fazed, and starting to notice the prowess of Miss Jeong Ji-So, Korean film only saw it as an accolade past its time.
At the tender age of 12, Jeong Ji-So began her acting career on the TV show May Queen. The show has a lot of viewers, and though the show began without her the fans in time came to love the character she portrayed. While filming the May Queen, she also got into the cast of a starting TV show called it was Love. At that point maybe, her future had started forming in a very big way. Shooting two major shows at the age of 12 models one into an awesome actress.
She also went pro with her love for music joining the all-girl K-Pop group Busters The group is a success in South Korea and the region at large.
Jung- Ji So Filmography
So, what are her other films, one may ask? From May Queen, Jung has gone on to feature in numerous TV shows. Some of the most notable ones include;
- Empress Ki
- The Blood &Petal
- My Spring Days
- Hyde Jekyll
She has also made movies, three for that matter. But we may look at her movie making as effective as effective. Out of 3, one has won an Oscar Her movies are; Daughter, The Tiger and the latest and most famous Parasite.
She is also currently shooting a show called The Curse that fans are waiting upon with excitement.
Jeong- Ji So Awards
As far as awards go, her style is the same. That is to say that they may not be many, but they are enviable one’s for sure. Jeong begged Screen Actors Guild Award for outstanding performance by a cast. This was awarded to all the actors that were cast in the movie Parasite she also got Palme d’or Award in the Cannes Film Festival. Also, Jeong got the Academy Award for best picture 2019.
Jung-Ji So Boyfriend and Love Life
Miss Jeong Ji-So is in love with a man that many have called extremely handsome. For a little over a year now, she has been going out in public with a certain Mr. Choi Joon Hyuk. She also posts him on her social media, and the pictures are cozy.
Jung-Ji So Net worth
Jeong Ji-So has a current estimated net worth of $2.5 million. Interestingly this shot up from 100,000 before her Oscar win. This is majorly because she landed brand deals in her country and abroad. She also gets income from her acting and K-Pop group Busters. The band sells a lot of album copies as well as filling stadiums.
|Real Name||Hyun Seung-Min|
|Nickname||Jung Ji-So/Jeong Ji-So|
|Age||21 years as of 2021|
|Place of Birth||Seoul, South Korea|
|Year of Birth||17th September 1999|
||Choi Joon Hyuk|
|Career/Profession||Actress, Film Personality|
|Years Active||2012 to date|
|Net Worth||$2.5 Million|