|Full Name Kim Ji-eun|
Revised Romanization Gang Ye-won
Agent S.M. Culture & Contents
|Years active 2001-present|
Name Kang Ye-won
McCune–Reischauer Kang Yewon
|Born March 15, 1980 (age 35) (1980-03-15) Seoul, South Korea|
Education Hanyang University - Voice
Nominations Blue Dragon Film Award for Best New Actress
Movies and TV shows Sex of Magic, Love Clinic, The Huntresses, Bad Guys, Quick
Similar People Oh Min‑seok, Lee Min‑ki, Yoon Je‑kyoon, Goo Bon‑seung, Jo Beom‑gu
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- 20170311 Kang Ye Won slowly overcomes her singing trauma on Unnies Slam Dunk 2
- Vocal career
20170311 Kang Ye Won slowly overcomes her singing trauma on 'Unnies' Slam Dunk 2'
Kang Ye-Won was a choir singer, and received classical vocal training as a soprano since late in primary school. She stopped singing in 2009 due to developing vocal fold nodules, continuing her career as an actress in both films and dramas. Kang's role in the movie Haeundae exacerbated her vocal cord problems, due to the many scenes where she had to scream. In 2017, she resumed vocal training while being active as cast member of the variety show Sister's Slam Dunk (Season 2), where she is expected to become the soprano and high note harmonizer of the second generation of Unnies. However, on the 5th episode, her diagnosis has worsened to having swollen left vocal cord, which would take longer to heal. While she can still sing in the higher soprano range, her struggles has been the lower register. Before episode 10, her condition has been complicated by a flu. Upon release of "Right", she sang the low notes on the first verse, and the high notes in the adlib, and on the final episode, she also covered "I Have A Lover" in full as a special solo stage in Konkuk University during Unnies' final public appearance and recording of the variety show.