The Life of Jung Ji-Hoon aka Rain

Topics: Dance, JYP Entertainment, Actor Pages: 3 (874 words) Published: January 9, 2013
Jung Ji-Hoon (born June 25, 1982), better known by his stage name[->0] Rain, is a South Korean[->1] singer, songwriter, dancer, actor, model and designer[->2]. Rain's musical career includes seven albums (six Korean, one Japanese), 19 singles and numerous concert tours around the world. His acting career began in 2003, when he won the KBS[->3] Best New Actor award for his role in the drama Sang Doo! Let's Go To School[->4]. In 2004, Rain won the KBS Excellence in Acting award for his role in the drama Full House[->5]. After starring in A Love To Kill[->6], he acted in his first Korean film, I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK[->7] (2006), which won the Alfred Bauer Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival[->8]. Rain has acted in the American films Speed Racer[->9] (2008) and Ninja Assassin[->10] (2009), the latter of which made him the first Korean to win an MTV[->11] award.[1] Rain acted in another Korean film, R2B: Return to Base[->12], that was released in August 2012. In 2007, Rain left the management of JYP Entertainment[->13] and started his own company, J. Tune Entertainment but still retains collaborative relationship with Park Jin-young[->14]. Rain spent most of his childhood living with his parents and younger sister, Jung Hanna, near Yonsei University[->15]. Despite being an introverted and shy child, he discovered he had a passion for dance when he performed in a talent show for High School. Rain initially had a difficult time balancing dance and academics and received low grades during the beginning of junior high because of his frequent dance practices. He decided to follow his passion and attended High School of Arts[->16] in where he received his first formal instruction in acting and was able to continue dancing as well. Rain again found he could not focus on both dance and his studies in acting; he was truant on several occasions. Rain lost his mother as she struggled with diabetes and died in 2000. Within that same year, Rain was recruited as a...
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