A South Korean singer and dancer with the stage name Umji, Kim Ye-won is also known as Kim Ye-won. In the past, she was a member of the girl group GFriend.
Stage Name: Umji (엄지)
Birth Name: Kim Ye Won (김예원)
Birthday: August 19, 1998
Zodiac sign: Leo
Height: 165 cm (5’5″)
Weight: 48 kg (106 lbs)
A South Korean native, Umji was born on August 19, 1998, in Incheon, South Korea (one older brother and one older sister). As a dentist and chairman of a well-known South Korean company, her father has a lot to do with her career.
Umji attended English preschool and Shindong Middle School in Incheon, where she graduated. It was in February 2017 that she and her groupmate SinB graduated from the School of Performing Arts Seoul’s (SOPA’s) Theater Department.
While out with a classmate, Source Music’s CEO spotted Umji on the street and urged her to audition.
As a member of GFriend, Umji made her formal debut on January 15th, 2015 when Season of Glass and the single “Glass Bead” were released. Idol and Family National Singing Contest Lunar New Year Special on KBS2 TV in February 2016 featured her singing a duet with her brother.
For the “Thumbs Up” performance by Hong Jin-young in April 2016, Umji was a special guest. She sang a duet with her brother in the Lunar New Year Special of the Idol and Family National Singing Contest on KBS2 TV in February 2016. Umji was a special guest during Hong Jin-“Thumbs young’s Up” performance in April 2016. She will release “Welcome,” her second soundtrack for the South Korean drama Welcome, in March 2020.
Her groupmate Eunha was replaced as a DJ for Naver Now’s “Avenger Girls” in April 2020. Umji and Eunha went on the show Knowing Bros in October 2020 and sang a snippet of the song “Mago” from GFriend’s studio album: Two weeks later, on November 9, Walpurgis Night was released.