Jung Il Woo

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Jung Il Woo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Jung Il Woo is a South Korean actor. He’s best recognized for his roles in various Korean drama series such as Unstoppable High Kick (2006), 49 Days (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), and Cinderella with Four Knights (2016).


Jung Il Woo first thought of following his father’s step to become a news anchorman. He studied broadcasting to pursue this career. Later on, he decided to study theater and film to be an actor.

The man from Seoul had his acting debut in 2006. At the time, he starred in the film The World of Silence. In the same year, he also made his TV debut in Unstoppable High Kick.

In 2009, Il Woo got his first leading role for the series The Return of Iljimae.

He then further challenged himself with the series My Fair Lady (2009) and stage performance of Beautiful Sunday (2010).

This actor got his breakout role in 2011. He got a role in the series 49 Days.

He then continued to rise in popularity with hit series such as Cool Guys, Hot Ramen (2011) and Moon Embracing the Sun (2012). The drama’s popularity across Asia launched him to be Hallyu (Korean Wave) star.

Over the years, Il Woo starred in more hit series and films. He saw increase of popularity on international level.

Some of his most well-known works are Golden Rainbow (2013-2014), High End Crush (2015), and Gon Rak Game Ma Ya (2017).

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  • Real Name: Jung Il Woo (정일우)
  • Stage Name: Jung Il Woo
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: September 9, 1987
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Hanyang University
  • Hobbies: Collecting clothes, watching movies, listening to music, swimming, and online shopping
  • Facebook: Offical Jung Il Woo
  • Twitter: @ActorJungilwoo
  • Threads: –
  • Instagram: @jilwww
  • Tiktok: –
  • Official Site: Jung Il Woo Official

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 184 cm (6′0″)
  • Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
  • Blood Type: O
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: –
  • Shoe Size: 9 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Jung Ji Sung 

Girlfriend & Dating History

He has never been involved in any publicly disclosed romance nor being rumored to date anyone. The actor most likely wants to keep his personal and dating life private.

Net Worth 

He has accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to multiple sources. He appears to earn his income primarily from acting.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Il Woo grew up in Seoul.
  • He has one older sister who is five years older than him.
  • In 2010, he did a play called Beautiful Sunday (뷰티풀 선데이).
  • In 2012, the man from Seoul became the first non-Chinese actor to be named Asia’s Actor of the Year at the Huading Awards.
  • He suffered wrist and hip injuries after a car accident in August 2006.
  • Due to this accident, he also suffered partial memory loss, making him forget parts of his past.
  • To help him regain his memory, the actor used photographs.
  • His Hanbok was designed by his mother who is an expert in the area.
  • He loves watching movies while also critiquing it.
  • He likes collecting clothes.
  • His favorite sport is swimming.
  • He enjoys spending his time by listening to music.
  • He often does online shopping.
  • Il Woo is a really frank person.
  • He was diagnosed with cerebral aneurysm in November 2016.
  • He completed his military duty as public service worker in 2018.
  • His favorite breakfast food is the traditional doenjang soup with vegetables and tofu.
  • He is close with Kim Bum and Lee Min Hoo.
  • 2NE1 and Jun Ji Hyun are his most favorite artist.
  • He doesn’t really have an ideal type and would open her heart for anyone as long as they are nice.

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  • Highway Family (2022), as Ki Woo
  • The Discloser (2018), as Kang Young Woo
  • Love, First (2007), as Ji Woo
  • Goodbye Sadness (2007)
  • The World of Silence (2006), as Jung Ho (young)

Drama Series 

  • Good Job (ENA, Olleh TV, Seezn | 2022), as Eun Seon Woo
  • Bossam: Steal the Fate (MBN | 2021), as Ba Woo / Kim Dae Seok
  • Sweet Munchies (JTBC | 2020), as Park Jin Sung
  • Haechi (SBS | 2019), as Lee Geum
  • High-End Crush (MBN | 2018), as Choi Se Hoon
  • Cinderella and the Four Knights (tvN | 2016), as Kang Ji Woon
  • Diary Of A Night Watchman (MBC | 2014), as Lee Rin
  • Golden Rainbow (MBC | 2013-2014), as Seo Do Young
  • The Queen of Office (KBS2 | 2013), as Cha Chi Soo at Chasung company TV ad (cameo)
  • The Moon Embracing The Sun (MBC | 2012), as Prince Yangmyung
  • High Kick! 3 (MBC | 2011-2012), as Il Woo (ep. 40)
  • Cool Guys, Hot Ramen (tvN | 2011), as Cha Chi Soo
  • 49 Days (SBS | 2011), as Scheduler
  • High Kick! 2 (MBC | 2009-2010), as Il Woo / cameo ep 35
  • My Fair Lady (KBS2 | 2009), as Lee Tae Yun
  • Moon River (MBC | 2009), as Il Ji Mae
  • High Kick! (MBC | 2006-2007), as Lee Yoon Ho

TV Shows

  • The Village Lover (2021), as himself (cast member)
  • Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant (KBS ⏐ 2019-2020), as himself (cast / chef)
  • Star Chef China (Jiangsu TV ⏐ 2015), as himself (cast)
  • One More Time – Jung Il-woo (MTV ⏐ 2011), as himself (main cast)

Music Video Appearances 

  • Goodbye Sadness (2007) – Goo Jung Hyun
  • This is Me (2007) – SAT


  • 2019 KBS Entertainment Awards – Rookie Award in Show & Entertainment – Stars’ Top Recipe at Fun-staurant
  • 2016 Asia Model Awards – Asia Special Award, Actor
  • 2015 Asia Influence Eastern Awards – Most Celebrated Actor
  • 2014 Cosmo Beauty Awards – Forever Young Icon Male Star
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama – Diary of a Night Watchman
  • 2012 Asia Model Awards – Fashionista Award – 49 Days, Cool Guys, Hot Ramen
  • 2012 Huading Awards – Asia Male Actor Award
  • 2012 Ministry of Health and Welfare Share Happiness Awards
  • 2009 Korea Junior Star Awards – Daesang (Grand Prize), TV category – The Return of Iljimae
  • 2007 MBC Entertainment Awards – Best Male Newcomer in a Comedy/Sitcom – Unstoppable High Kick
  • 2007 Mnet KM Music Festival – Best Actor in a Music Video – Goodbye Sadness
  • 2007 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – New Star Award – Unstoppable High Kick
  • 2007 Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Drama Star Award – Unstoppable High Kick


  • 2023 Buil Film Awards – Best New Actor – Highway Family
  • 2022 APAN Star Awards – Popularity Star Award, Actor – Bossam: Steal the Fate
  • 2022 APAN Star Awards – Best Couple (with Kwon Yu Ri) – Bossam: Steal the Fate
  • 2019 SBS Drama Awards – Producer Award – Haechi
  • 2019 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama – Haechi
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Popularity Award, Actor – Diary of a Night Watchman
  • 2014 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Ko Sung Hee) – Diary of a Night Watchman
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama – Golden Rainbow
  • 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (TV) – Moon Embracing the Sun
  • 2012 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Moon Embracing the Sun
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – My Fair Lady
  • 2007 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – My Love


“I always do my best in every project. Aside from how well they do, there is my personal level of satisfaction. If that is not fulfilled, then I am not happy no matter how successful [my projects] are.”

“I am not a celibate. I am just very cautious. It’s not that I deliberately tried to avoid [a dating scandal], but it just so happened that I never got into a dating scandal. It’s also been a while since I’ve dated.” 

“When you develop popularity, things happen to you that you’d never thought of before, and sometimes Lee Min-ho asks little things like, “What am I supposed to do in this situation?” But actually, that’s something I asked Min-ho back when I was doing High Kick.”

“When I was doing High Kick, I was pretty bad at articulation, and I worked hard to correct it. I still get hung up on it a few times now, but it’s much better than it was then.”

“Acting isn’t something to judge based on doing any one thing well or badly; it’s based on how well you can embody and express the character you’ve taken on. Really, I don’t think acting is something that can be done halfheartedly.”

“My attitude toward work has become somewhat more relaxed. In the past, for instance, I would be impatient when choosing projects, and if what I saw right in front of me didn’t appeal to me, I didn’t do it. But now, I’d like to take a more thoughtful approach to my work and the decisions I make.”

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Jung Il Woo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

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Jung Il Woo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

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South Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

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South Korean Actor - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career


Who is Jung Il Woo?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Jung Il Woo’s real name?

His real name is  Jung Il Woo (정일우).

What makes Jung Il Woo famous?

He’s famous for his roles in various Korean drama series such as Unstoppable High Kick (2006), 49 Days (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012), and Cinderella with Four Knights (2016).

Where is Jung Il Woo from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Jung Il Woo?

He was born in 1987, and he is 37 years old as of 2024.

When does Jung Il Woo celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 9th of every September.

How tall is Jung Il Woo?

His height is 6’0″ or 184 cm.

Who are Jung Il Woo’s parents?

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

Is Jung Il Woo married?

He is not married. Furthermore, there is no information on whether he is in a relationship or not.

Who is Jung Il Woo’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Jung Il Woo?

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

What is Jung Il Woo’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Jung Il Woo has shown his talent since the beginning of his career in the entertainment industry. His amazing performances have made him an international star.