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Actress Jun Ji Hyun to tie the knot in June
by Park Min-young

TOP actress Jun Ji Hyun, also known as Gianna Jun, will marry a businessman in June.

Jun's agency announced on Thursday that the actress will wed on June 2 at Hotel Shilla in Jangchung-dong, central Seoul, with a man named Choi Jun Hyeok. The agency added that Jun will continue her acting career after the marriage.

Choi is the grandson of acclaimed hanbok designer Lee Young-hee. He is of same age as Jun, 31, and currently working at Bank of America, according reports. The two have known each other since they were in their early 20s, and started dating about a year ago.

Rumours spread that the two may soon marry after news came out in December that they are dating.

Jun's mother-in-law-to-be, also a famous fashion designer Lee Jeong-woo, is known to have recently introduced Jun to her friends as her future daughter-in-law. Jun's agency had denied the rumors until a few weeks ago.

Jun, who debuted in 1997 as a fashion model, rose to stardom after the mega-hit 2001 movie "My Sassy Girl."

She made her English-language debut in 2009 with the film "Blood: The Last Vampire," and recently starred in the movie "Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" with Hollywood star Hugh Jackman and top Chinese actress Zhang Ziyi. Her new movie, "The Thieves", will be released this summer.

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