Jang Jin-youngJuli 1, 2008
Jang Jin-young (b. June 14, 1974) made her film debut in the poorly-received Ghost in Love, but her second feature The Foul King proved to be both a smash hit and a success abroad, landing at #1 on the charts in Hong Kong and receiving an invitation to the Berlin International Film Festival. Her tough image in this film drew interest for its novelty and humor. Following a role in the box-office failure Siren, Jang traded in her screen image once again to play the role of a battered wife in the critically acclaimed horror film Sorum. Her gritty performance won much praise and eventually secured for her Best Actress awards from the Fantasporto festival in Portugal and the prestigious local Blue Dragon Awards Ceremony. Jang then returned to melodrama, first in the mid-level hit Over the Rainbow with actor Lee Jung-jae, and then in Scent of Love, which was released in early 2003 to a warm response from audiences. Her followup project Singles, based on a Japanese TV series, proved to be a well-made, smart comedy about relationships that was popular with viewers. For a brief time, Jang’s short hairstyle from Singles became the most requested haircut in Seoul. Jang is next scheduled to star in a film about Korea’s first woman aviator, who lived in Japan during the 1920s. The film reunites her with Yoon Jong-chan, the director of Sorum.
taken from : http://www.koreanfilm.org