Ju Ji-Hoon is a South Korean actor, best known as the star of Netflix’s Kingdom web series in the leading role. He is also a model who has done advertisements for many brands like Reebok, Levi’s, Calvin Klein and won many awards for modelling.
In 2006, his first leading role was in Princess Hour, a South Korean television series, for which he won Best New Actor at the MBC Drama Awards. Apart from TV shows, he has also appeared in famous films such as The Devil, Antique Mask, Along with the Gods: The Two World, Dark Figure of Crime and many more.
Many of Hoon’s fans and well-wishers are now wondering about his relationship status. Is he dating someone at present? Also, find out his net worth along with his biography.
Early Life of Ju Ji-hoon: Family Background & Education
Ju Ji-Hoon was born as Joo Young-Hoon on 16 May 1982, in Seoul, South Korea. He is Korean by nationality and spent most of his childhood in South Korea. Regarding his family, he has not provided any concrete information.
Coming to his education, he joined Shinam Middle School and for high school, he attended Jasmil High School. Before entering the entertainment industry, Ji-Hoon won many awards for modelling.
After completing school, Ji-Hoon graduated in e-Business at Tongwon College. Later, he joined Kyonggi University in the acting department for his future. He then stepped for his passion for acting.
Ju Ji-hoon Professional Life: Career Highlights
After struggling for a long time, Ju initially appeared in several TV dramas and made his TV debut as Crown Prince Lee Shin in the MBC’s Princess Hour in 2006. He then made his appearance as Oh Seung-ha in KBS2’s The Devil. Moreover, he landed with the role of Kim Jin-hyeok in the South Korean film, Antique in 2008. His other film credits include Marriage Blue (2013), The Treacherous (2015), The Spy Gone North (2018), Dark Figure of Crime (2018), etc.
Through his portrayals in films and TV series, Ji won a number of awards. He appeared in many TV series such as Five Fingers (2012), Medical Top Team (2013), Item (2019), Hyena (2020), and many more. His breakthrough role came as Crown Prince Lee Chang in the Netflix TV series, Kingdom (2019-present). He plays the role alongside famous star cast, Ryu Seung-ryong, Bae Doo-na, Kim Sang-ho, Kim Sung-kyu and Kim Hye-jun.
How old is Ju Ji-hoon? His Age, Birthday & Zodiac Sign
The Kingdom star, Ju Ji Hoon is currently in his late thirties. His age is 38 years as of 2020. Moreover, he enjoys his birthday ‘natal day’ on every 16th of May.
As per his exact birth date, Hoon’s zodiac sign ‘sun sign’ is Taurus. The people born with Taurus birth signs are practical, stoic, determined, ambitious and materialistic.
Ju Ji-hoon Relationship Status: Dating or Single?
The South Korean actor, Ju Ji-Hoon is not yet a married guy. He is still young to attract a lot of ladies out there. However, he keeps his dating life a bit private and hardly talks when it comes to his relationships.
As per media reports, he was in a relationship with Son Ga-in, a South Korean singer, actress and entertainer. In 2014, 9th May, they both confirmed their relationship, the reports say. Before becoming a couple, they were friends for eight years.
When Ju Ji got asked about his current relationship status, he told to be single. He also confessed his ideal type girl stating:
A girl who can concentrate without me and doesn’t bother me. I’m a little scared of marriage. I’ve never heard people say good things about marriage. Park Myung Soo once said that it’s good to postpone death and marriage. Also, if you get married you might come home, and no one is there because she works, which is different than having no one home to begin with.
Well, Ju Ji-Hoon is currently enjoying his singledom and focusing on his career as his first priority. He may be waiting for a perfect girl who would be fit to be his future wife. As of now, he is out of rumours and controversies.
Ju Ji-hoon Sentenced To Jail For Drug Charges
Many of Ju’s fans might know that he was arrested with 15 people by Seoul Metropolitan Police on drug charges on 27th April 2009. For using the ecstasy and ketamine, he sentenced six months of jail time with a fine of ₩360,000. Also, he was told to do 120 hours of community service.
The judge during that time stated:
The nature of the crime is by no means light. However, he has reflected deeply on the crime and has not taken any drugs since the time a year and two months ago. Also, many fans from within the country and from overseas have appealed for an appropriate handling of the matter and sent petitions.
Whereas, Hoon’s lawyer stated:
Of course he must accept the price of his crime, but wrong information kept coming out and exaggerated him as a habitual user, and some of it was unfair.
Hoon is not into drugs anymore and focusing on his career as his first priority.
What is Ju Ji-hoon Height?
The Kingdom star, Ju Ji stands at the height of 6 feet 1 inch i.e. 1.88m.
How Much Net Worth Does Ju Ji-hoon Have?
Ju Ji Hoon is serving in the Korean entertainment industry for a long time. He has appeared in a variety of films and TV series which is the main source of his earnings. As per various tabloids, he has maintained a net worth of $1.5 Million.
At present, Hoon is the cast of Netflix’s Kingdom and must be earning a good sum of money through his appearance. Going through his Instagram account, he is spending a lavish lifestyle with his family as of 2020.
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