Joo Sang Wook

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Joo Sang Wook - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Joo Sang Wook is a South Korean actor. He’s best recognized for his appearances in Korean drama series such as Giant (2010), Good Doctor (2013), and Cunning Single Lady (2014).


Joo Sang Wook first made an appearance as an actor for his role in DocuX (1997), a television drama created by SBS.

This hardworking actor then continues to improve his skills in the acting world, until he got grand recognition for his popular drama, Giant (2010).

Because of his amazing appearance in that drama, he finally got his first award as New Star Award in the 2010 SBS Awards.

Three years later, his name rose up again because of her role in Good Doctor. In the same year, he also appeared in Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2.

He wasn’t stopping there, because he continues to appear in more dramas, such as Birth of a Beauty (2014), Fantastic (2016), Fates & Furies (2018), Welcome to Waikiki 2 (2019), and Touch (2020).

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  • Real Name: Joo Sang Wook (주상욱)
  • Stage Name: Joo Sang Wook (주상욱)
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  • Birthday: July 18, 1978
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Cancer
  • Nationality: South Korean
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  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Namseoul University
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  • Instagram: @uks0718_
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 70 kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: number-number-number (Bust -41, Waist -33, and Hips -14 inches)
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Joo Eun Jung, and 1 more
  • Children: 1

Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Cha Ye Ryun

He started dating Korean actress Cha Ye Ryun in March 2016. A little over a year later, in May 2017, the two of them tied the knot.

She announced her pregnancy in December that year. The couple welcomed their first child, who’s a girl, in July 2018.

Net Worth 

Even though he has never disclosed the actual amount of his net worth, multiple sources estimated the number to be around $1 million to $5 million.

He seems to earn his income primarily from working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether he has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change his visual appearance.


  • He works under HB Entertainment and Will Entertainment.
  • He once got an award as Excellent Actor in the 2013 KBS Drama Awards for his role in Good Doctor.
  • Sang Wook once appeared in some MVs, such as Stay The Night by Jeong Seung Won, Venus by Hello Venus, Be With You by The SeeYa.
  • Sang Wook also received the Ten Star Award and Best Couple Award in the 2014 SBS Drama Awards for Birth of a Beauty.
  • He debuted in 1997 on SBS.
  • He once appeared as a cameo for a TV Movie in Waiting For Love (2013).
  • Sang Wook and her wife, actress Cha Ye Ryun, began to date in 2016 and finally married in 2017.
  • His ideal type is a woman who is glamorous and showy.

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  • Trot (2016), as Jae Goo
  • Days of Wrath (2013), as Joon Seok
  • The Huntresses (2014), as Sa Hyun
  • 90 minutes (2012), as Sang Hee
  • The Scent (2012), as Detective Han Gil Ro
  • No Mercy (2010), as Lee Sung Ho’s attorney
  • My Wife Got Married (2008), as Han Jae Kyung
  • The Perfect Couple (2007), as Kim Jong Hyuk
  • Arang (2006), as Jae Hyuk

Drama Series 

  • True to Love (ENA | 2023), as Han Sang Jin
  • Alchemy of Souls (tvN | 2022), as Jang Gang
  • The King of Tears, Lee Bang Won (KBS1 | 2021-2022), as Lee Bang Won
  • Touch (Channel A | 2020), as Cha Jeong Hyeok
  • Welcome to Waikiki 2 (JTBC | 2019), as Kang Min Ho
  • Fates & Furies (SBS | 2018-2019), as Tae In Joon
  • Grand Prince (TV Chosun | 2018), as Lee Kang
  • Fantastic (JTBC | 2016), as Ryoo Hae Sung
  • Glamorous Temptation (MBC | 2015-2016), as Jin Hyung Woo
  • The Man in the Mask (KBS2 | 2015), as Ha Dae Cheol
  • Birth of a Beauty (SBS | 2014-2015), as Han Tae Hee
  • Cunning Single Lady (MBC | 2014), as Cha Jung Woo
  • In Need of Romance 3 (tvN | 2014), as Joo Yeon’s ex-boyfriend (cameo)
  • Good Doctor (KBS2 | 2013), as Kim Do Han
  • TEN 2 (OCN | 2013), as Yeo Ji Hoon
  • Feast of the Gods (MBC | 2012), as Choi Jae Ha
  • Come, Come, Absolutely Come (MBN | 2011-2012), as Sang Hoon (cameo)
  • Special Affairs Team TEN (OCN | 2011-2012), as Yeo Ji Hoon
  • The Thorn Birds (KBS2 | 2011), as Lee Young Jo
  • Paradise Ranch (SBS | 2011), as Seo Yoon Ho
  • Giant (SBS | 2010), as Jo Min Woo
  • The Great Queen Seondeok (MBC | 2009), as Wol Ya
  • The Accidental Couple (KBS2 | 2009), as Kim Kang Mo
  • Chun Ja’s Happy Events (MBC | 2008)
  • Three Fathers, One Mother (KBS2 | 2008), as Jung Chan Young
  • Just Love (MBC | 2007-2008), as Park Jae Woo
  • Air City (MBC | 2007), as Ahn Kang Hyun

TV Shows

  • Second House (KBS2 ⏐ 2022–2023), as himself (cast member)
  • Korean Food Chronicle (KBS1 2002), as himself (presenter)
  • Golf Battle: Birdie Buddies (SBS 2022), as himself (contestant)
  • Qualifications of Men (KBS2 2012–2013), as himself (cast member)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Venus (2012) – Hello Venus
  • Be With You (2012) – The SeeYa
  • Stay the Night (2011) – Jeong Seung Won


“I want to try a medical drama. I want to try out something difficult. There’s a lot that I want to do. I also like historical dramas. I will work hard with a new image in a good project that suits my age and greet you again.”

“[Cunning Single Lady] was my first time trying out a romantic comedy. I didn’t want to hear that I act out similar character each time and wanted to do well in a genre that I’m trying for the first time. Fortunately, I acted seriously in some of the scenes but people thought that was funny, so I was thankful.”

 “I was once hurt because of love too. But I don’t like someone in secret. There is no point in that. If I like someone, I confess my feelings.”


Who is Joo Sang Wook?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Joo Sang Wook’s real name?

His real name is Joo Sang Wook (주상욱).

What makes Joo Sang Wook famous?

He’s best recognized for his appearances in Korean drama series such as Giant (2010), Good Doctor (2013), and Cunning Single Lady (2014).

Where is Joo Sang Wook from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Joo Sang Wook?

He was born in 1978, and he is 47 years old as of 2025.

When does Joo Sang Wook celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 18th of every July.

How tall is Joo Sang Wook?

His height is [in inches] or [in cm]

Who are Joo Sang Wook’s parents?

He did not reveal the names of his father and mother.

Is Joo Sang Wook married?

Yes, he is married to Cha Ye Ryun . They tied the knot in 2016.

Who is Joo Sang Wook’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Joo Sang Wook?

His net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Joo Sang Wook’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Joo Sang Wook already had a lot of ups and downs throughout his career. He is really an amazing role model!