So Ji Sub is a popular and celebrated South Korean actor, author and rapper. Born on November 4, 1977, he loved swimming and hip-hop music when he was younger but started his career as a jeans model because he wanted to meet popular hip-hop artist Kim Sung Jae, who endorsed a clothing line at the time. So Ji Sub became a model for the jeans brand STORM in 1995 and then made his acting debut in the 1996 sitcom “Three Guys and Three Girls.” But it wasn’t until the 2004 hit drama “I’m Sorry, I Love You” that So Ji Sub became a top star in Korea and throughout Asia. He has since starred in many popular television dramas, including the hit “Master’s Sun” (2013) and “Ghost” (2012). He also is known for his memorable role in the popular 2008 film “Rough Cut.” A long-time hip-hop lover, So Ji Sub also rapped two original songs under the stage name “G” or “G-Sonic” for the soundtracks of “Rough Cut” and the television drama “Cain and Abel” and has released a number of other tracks since. The multi-talented So Ji Sub also published a photo-essay collection called “So Ji Sub’s Journey,” which became a bestseller, and resulted in him becoming the first Korean actor to have a road named after him (a 51-kilometer trail in Gangwon Province). He went on to publish a second book of photo-essays called “Only You With So Ji Sub” and launch a magazine for his fans called “SONICe,” the combination of the words “Sonic” and “so nice,” which is So Ji Sub’s nickname.
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