South Korean actress Kim Ji-eun, better known as Kang Ye-won, is known for starring some television series and films such as Sex of Magic, Honey Honey and Who' s My Love. She also featured in some variety shows such as Running Man and Real Men. Despite debuting in 2001, it was not until 2009 that she made her breakthrough with her roles in Haeundae which brought her a Best New Actress nomination. In 2010, she was named The Best New Actress by 18th Chunsa Film Art Awards.
Kang Ye-won began joining the Korean entertainment industry at the age of 21 under the management of S.M. Culture & Contents Company. Her first film role was Sassy girl in Honey Honey in 2001. A year later, she continued starring in Five Brothers and Sisters.
In 2015, she revealed in a talk show that she had been in a relationship for 7 years.