Jun Ji-hyun attended the faculty of theater and filmography Dongguk University. She began her modeling career in 1997, and, after appearing in several sitcoms, debuted on the big screen in 1999 with the film White Valentine. She was later in the cast of Il Mare (2000), through which she is set to the attention of the general public. Her main role was in the 2001 film My Sassy Girl, a romantic comedy that earned her the victory of the award for “Best Actress” at Daejong Film Festival in 2002. In 2006 she starred in Daisy.