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Jung Woo started his debut as an actor by taking minor roles in the movies Running 7 Dogs (2001), Conduct Zero (2002), A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003), and The President’s Last Bang (2005).

In 2005, he also tried his luck on the small screen by joining the cast of two drama series, Princess Lulu and Sad Love Story.

Four years later, he received a lot of attention and became famous after appearing in his self-written movie titled Wish. The story was based on his life as a youth.

His self-written movie premiered at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival where he won the Grand Bell Award for Best Actor for its screenplay.

His second breakthrough came in 2013 when he starred in the popular drama series Reply 1994 and even had a recurring role that he played again in the 2014 version of the same series.

That very year, which is 2013, he returned to the big screen with the movie Red Family alongside actress Kim Yoo Mi, whom he later dated and married.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kim Jung Guk (김정국)
  • Stage Names: Jung Woo (정우)
  • Also Known as: Jeong U
  • Nickname: Jong Hyun (종현)
  • Birthday: January 14, 1981
  • Birthplace: Busan, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 180 cm (5’10”)
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  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Seoul Institute of the Arts (Film), Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Journalism and Communication (Master’s degree in Cultural Contents Studies), Busan Commercial High School
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  • Wife: Kim Yoo Mi ​(Married 2016 – )​
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Facts

  • Jung Woo debuted in 2002 as a movie actor.
  • He admitted he had a troubled youth during his school days.
  • Jung Woo wanted to become the best fighter at school.
  • His childhood nickname was Jjanggu.
  • He is mostly known for his roles in the movies than the drama series.
  • His wife, Kim Yoo Mi, is also an actress.
  • He had dated his now-wife for three years before finally proposing to her.
  • His Chinese zodiac sign is monkey.
  • Jung Woo and his wife met for the first time on the set of the movie Red Family (2013).
  • He was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea.
  • Jung Woo married her wife in 2016.
  • He is an actor under BH Entertainment.
  • His ideal type is…
  • His net worth is around…

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Movies

  • Hot Blood: The Original (2022), as Park Hae Soo
  • Hot Blooded (2022), as Park Hee Soo
  • Warning of the Earth – 100 People’s Leading Show (2021), as self
  • Best Friend (2020), as Yoo Dae Kwon
  • Don’t Touch Dirty Money (2019), as Myung Deuk
  • Fifth Column (2018), as Kang Jong Duk’s Helper
  • Heung Boo: The Revolutionist (2018), as Yeon Heung Boo
  • New Trial (2017), as Lee Joon Yeong
  • The Himalayas (2015), as Park Moo Taek
  • C’est Si Bon (2015), as Oh Geun Tae
  • Red Family (2013), as Kim Jae Hong
  • Doomsday Book (2012), as Joong Dong
  • Wish (2009), as Jjang Goo and the screenwriter
  • Summer Whispers (2008), as Jung Sik
  • Dachimawa Lee (2008), as MP Captain
  • Spare (2008), as Gil Do
  • Fate (2008), as Choi Jung Hak
  • Two Faces of My Girlfriend (2007), as Gu Chang’s Friend
  • How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men (2006), as a supporting character
  • Bloody Tie (2006), as Detective Kim
  • The City of Violence (2006), as Young Wang Jae
  • The President’s Last Bang (2005), as Han Jae Guk
  • He Was Cool (2004), as Bba Park Yi
  • Spin Kick (2004), as Park Do Soo
  • A Good Lawyer’s Wife (2003), as Neighborhood Bully
  • Spring Breeze (2003), as a supporting character
  • My Tutor Friend (2003), as Thug
  • Break Out (2002), as Henchman 7
  • Conduct Zero (2002), as Gangster Dan Goon
  • Running 7 Dogs (2001), as a supporting character

Drama Series

  • The Miracle Brothers (tvN | -), as Yook Dong Joo
  • Mental Coach Je Gal (tvN | 2022), as Je Gal Gil
  • A Model Family (Netflix | 2022), as Dong Ha
  • Mad For Each Other (Kakao TV | 2021), as Noh Hwi Oh
  • Reply 1988 (tvN | 2015), as Sseu Re Ki
  • Reply 1994 Epilogue (tvN | 2014), as Sseu Re Ki
  • Reply 1994 (tvN | 2013), as Sseu Re Ki
  • You Are the Best! (KBS2 | 2013), as Seo Jin Wook
  • Drama Special – The Great Dipper (KBS2 | 2012), as Park Yong Dae
  • Dandelion Family (MBC | 2010), as Kim No Shik
  • Green Coach (SBS | 2009), as Kang Suk Jong
  • Cinderella Man (MBC | 2009), as Ma Yi San
  • Cruel Love (KBS2 | 2007), as Han Jung Woo
  • If In Love…Like Them (SBS | 2007), as a supporting character
  • Princess Lulu (SBS | 2005), as Assistant Manager Lee
  • Sad Love Story (MBC | 2005), as Lee Min Ho

TV Shows

  • Gym Jong Kook (YouTube | 2021), as a guest
  • Heo Young Man’s Food Travel (TV Chosun | 2019), as a guest
  • Omniscient Interfering View (MBC | 2018), as a guest
  • Youth Over Flowers: Iceland (tvN | 2016), as a regular member
  • Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village 1 (tvN | 2015), as a guest
  • Live Talk Show Taxi (tvN | 2007), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • It’s Over (2009) – Jung Yup
  • Jjarajajja (2009) – Joo Hyun Mi and Seo Hyun
  • Without Me (2008) – SeeYa
  • That Person (2008) – SeeYa
  • Why Are You Leaving (2007) – Lee Seung Gi
  • White Lie (2007) – Lee Seung Gi
  • Finally It’s You (2007) – Black Pearl
  • What Can I Do If I Like It (2007) – Black Pearl
  • The Man (2007) – Monday Kiz
  • A Good Man (2007) – Monday Kiz
  • New Skin (2007) – Monday Kiz
  • The Day (2006) – JeA and Kim Yeon Ji
  • Fall in Love with Someone (2004) – Whee Sung
  • Incurable Disease (2004) – Whee Sung

Awards

  • 2015 Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival – Fantasia Award – C’est Si Bon
  • 2014 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Reply 1994
  • 2014 Asia Model Festival Awards – Popularity Award – Jung Woo
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Television) – Reply 1994
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards – Best New Actor – You Are the Best!
  • 2010 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – Wish

Nominations

  • 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Film) – Hot Blooded
  • 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (Film) – New Trial
  • 2014 Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (TV) – Reply 1994

Jung Woo is considered a veteran actor in the Korean entertainment industry, which is just as well, considering the rich acting experience he has accumulated for years.

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