Kim Ji-eun (Korean: 김지은; born October 9, 1993) is a South Korean actress. Her career took off from 2021 onward, started with television series The Veil.

Kim Ji-eun
2022 Again My Life Kim Ji-eun 김지은 (1).jpg
Kim in 2022
Born (1993-10-09) October 9, 1993 (age 29)
Incheon, South Korea
Alma materCheongju University
  • Actress
Years active2016–present
AgentHB Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationGim Ji-eun
McCune–ReischauerKim Chiŭn


Career beginningsEdit

Kim Ji-eun officially began to work in the entertainment industry as a commercial model for Bacchus-F (2016).[2][3] In order to attract the attention of actors management agencies, Kim participated in some music videos filming, worked as crew member, and did independent auditions.[4]

2019–present: Mainstream debut and rising popularityEdit

Kim's first casting after she signed to her current agency HB Entertainment, was a 2019 film Long Live the King.[5] In the same year, she played her first major role in OCN's crime suspense series Hell Is Other People.[6]

In 2021, Kim gained recognition with her role as a NIS agent who joined the bureau due to a personal agenda in MBC's espionage thriller The Veil.[7][8]

Shortly after The Veil, Kim was cast as a female lead for the first time in the 2022 SBS action fantasy Again My Life, as the only daughter of a conglomerate who got embroiled in the battle of succession.[9][10] In the same year she portrays a legal trainee originated from prestigious family of law practitioners with another series from SBS, a legal comedy One Dollar Lawyer.[11][12]

Forbes Korea ranked Kim 13th in their annual Top 40 most powerful celebrities in 2023, the second highest ranking for actresses in the list after Park Eun-bin.[13][14]

Kim reunites with the director of Again My Life in 2023 ENA's crime mystery Longing for You.[15]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Tattoo Girlfriend
2018 The Drug King Choi Jin-pil's wife [16]
2019 Long Live the King Joon [5]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2018 Nice Witch Wang Ji-yeong [17]
Lovely Horribly Lee Soo-jeong [18]
Children of Nobody Min-joo [19]
2019 Doctor Prisoner Oh Min-jeong Cameo (Episode 10, 12) [20]
Hell Is Other People Min Ji-eun [21]
2021 The Veil Yoo Je-yi [22]
2022 Again My Life Kim Hee-ah [23]
One Dollar Lawyer Baek Ma-ri [24]
2023 Longing for You Go Young-joo [15]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Inkigayo MC with Monsta X's Hyungwon and TXT's Yeonjun [25]
Neighborhood Cool House with Kim Seong-joo [26]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 The Best Moment To Quit Your Job Hyun-yi [27]
2019 I Have Three Boyfriends Ra-hee [28]

Web showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2023 Nineteen to Twenty Host with Kyuhyun and Lee Su-hyun [29]

Music video appearancesEdit

Year Song Title Artist Ref.
2016 "Sugarfree Girl" (무설탕소녀) Coin Classic [30]
"So-So" (쏘쏘) Baek A-yeon [31]
"Promise (I'll Be)" 2PM [32]
2017 "Lovesick" (사랑앓이) (feat. Kim Na-young) F.T. Island [33]
"What Can I Do" (좋은걸 뭐 어떡해) Day6 [34]
"I Loved You"
"When You Love Someone" (그렇더라고요)
"Hibernation" (겨울잠) Yesung [35]
"Ghood Morning" (오늘도) Junoflo [36]
2018 "Premonition" (느낌) Paul Kim [37]
"Sudden Shower" (소나기) (feat. 10cm) Yong Jun-hyung [38]
2021 "Unthinkable" (말이 안 돼) F.T. Island [39]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
Asia Model Awards 2021 New Star Awards The Veil Won [40]
MBC Drama Awards 2021 Best New Actress Won [41]
SBS Drama Awards 2022 Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Romance/Comedy Drama One Dollar Lawyer Won [42]
Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries Genre/Fantasy Drama Again My Life Nominated [43]
Seoul International Drama Awards 2020 Best Actress in Hallyu drama I Have Three Boyfriends Nominated [44]


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  2. ^ Son, Dong-joo (September 22, 2020). "[리폿사진관] '수식어' 필요없는 배우 김지은의 아름다움". TV Report (in Korean).
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  20. ^ Kim, No-eul (April 4, 2019). "'닥터 프리즈너' 김지은, 강렬 존재감 꽉 채운 특별출연 [M+TV인사이드]". MK (in Korean). Retrieved September 10, 2019.
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  30. ^ "Coin Classic - 무설탕소녀 (Sugarfree Girl) - Official Video". Coin Classic Official Youtube Channel (in Korean). January 19, 2017.
  31. ^ "Baek A Yeon(백아연) "so-so(쏘쏘)" M/V". JYP Entertainment Youtube Channel (in Korean). May 23, 2016.
  32. ^ "2PM "Promise (I'll be)" M/V". JYP Entertainment Youtube Channel (in Korean). September 12, 2016.
  33. ^ "[MV] FTISLAND _ Love Sick(사랑앓이) (With Kim Na Young(김나영))". 1theK (원더케이) Youtube Channel (in Korean). May 28, 2017.
  34. ^ "DAY6 "What Can I Do(좋은걸 뭐 어떡해)" M/V". JYP Entertainment Youtube Channel (in Korean). August 7, 2017.
  35. ^ "YESUNG 예성 '겨울잠 (Hibernation)' MV". SMTOWN Youtube Channel (in Korean). April 11, 2017.
  36. ^ "기아 모닝(MORNING)X주노플로(JUNOFLO) 콜라보! 오늘도(GHOOD MORNING)". Hyundai Official Youtube Channel (in Korean). September 15, 2017.
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  38. ^ "[MV] YONG JUN HYUNG(용준형) _ Sudden Shower(소나기) (Feat. 10cm)". 1theK (원더케이) Youtube Channel (in Korean). March 22, 2018.
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  42. ^ Kim, Ga-young (December 31, 2022). "김민규·김지은·진선규·공승연, 우수상 수상 [2022 SBS 연기대상]" [Kim Min-gyu·Kim Ji-eun·Jin Seon-gyu·Gong Seung-yeon won the Excellence Award [2022 SBS Drama Awards]] (in Korean). E-Daily. Retrieved December 31, 2022 – via Naver.
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