Ji Chang-wook

Ji Chang-wook
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Actor and musician Ji Chang-wook was born in South Korea on July 5, 1987. His most well-known role was as Dong-hae in the daily drama Smile Again from 2010 to 2011. He has also starred in television shows like Empress Ki (2013–2014), Healer (2014–2015), Melting Me Softly (2019), Backstreet Rookie (2020), Lovestruck in the City (2020–2021), The Sound of Magic (2022), If You Wish Upon Me (2022), The Worst of Evil (2023), and Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011).
Career And Life
Ji started out in musical theatre. In the 2006 movie Days..., he made his feature debut. In the 2008 TV drama You Stole My Heart, he played a little part. 2008 saw his formal debut in the motion picture Sleeping Beauty. He starred in the 2009 film My Too Perfect Sons as the shy younger brother who, at the age of 20, ends himself taking care of his best friend's kid. Over 40% of viewers watched the family drama over the weekend. After that, he appeared in the action-comedy Hero in a supporting role.

In the 159-episode daily drama Smile Again in 2010, Ji was chosen for his first main role as a Korean-American short track speed skater. Smile Again won "Best Actor in a Daily Drama" at the KBS Drama Awards after topping the ratings list for 15 straight weeks. The 2011 historical-action series Warrior Baek Dong-soo (2011) had him as the lead role. Honourable Baek Dong-soo, an origin narrative about the Joseon-era swordsman Baek Dong-soo, is adapted from Lee Jae-heon's manhwa. It depicts his early years up to a conflict with his boyhood best friend who became adversary due to political intrigue. Ji won a "New Star Award" at the SBS Drama Awards, and the show topped its timeslot for 13 weeks.
Personal Life
On August 14, 2017, Ji started his required military duty. At Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, he completed his basic military training with the Army's 3rd Infantry Division. After finishing, he received a reward for his excellent work. Ji served out the rest of his military tenure at Cheorwon, Gangwon Province, with the Army's 5th Artillery Brigade. He received a promotion to Corporal and was assigned as a platoon leader. He received a promotion to Sergeant as well. Ji was released on April 27, 2019.