Jin-Young Jang was a South Korean actress who received critical praise and won a number of awards for her work. She became only the second winner of two Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actress in 2001 for Sorum and in 2003 for Singles. Her death came after a year-long battle with stomach cancer.
Jang Jin-young began her career as a model, and represented the Chungcheongnam province at the 1993 Miss Korea beauty contest. She had her film debut with a supporting role in the fantasy Ghost in Love (1998).
Jang had wed her husband, Kim Young-kyun, while in the U.S. for cancer treatment, and registered the marriage to make it official in Korea just days before her death.