Kim Dong Wook

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Kim Dong Wook - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Dong Wook is a South Korean actor. He rose to prominence by appearing in various Korean drama series, such as Coffee Prince (2007), The Guest (2018) and The King of Pigs (2022)


Kim Dong Wook already had a notable presence since he acted in the movie A Crimson Mark (2004).

In that year, this Leo actor also appeared in the 2004 coming-of-age movie with the title of Flying Boys, which was directed by Byun Young Joo.

His popularity began when he acted in the famous romantic comedy-drama, Coffee Prince (2007) as a bubbly waiter.

Two years later, Dong Wook got another career breakthrough by starring in the movie Take Off (2009), which rewarded him with a lot of awards.

After that, he continued his acting career by starring in Five Senses of Eros (2009), Cafe Seoul (2010), and Happy Killers (2010).

In 2012, he performed in a thriller movie, The Concubine, which made him gain big attention on the big screen and positive reviews.

Dong Wook then came back into the drama series in 2015 when he portrayed the character Kim Eun Gi in More Than a Maid, which later was followed by his appearance in Three Summer Nights and Riders: Get Tomorrow.

After that, he gained another popularity by appearing in Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017) and Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018) which also made her get some awards.

Those achievements were continued by his next acting project in the drama series, such as Special Labor Inspector (2019), Find Me In Your Memory (2020), and You Are My Spring (2021) with notable high achievements.

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  • Real Name: Kim Dong Wook (김동욱)
  • Stage Name: Kim Dong Wook (김동욱)
  • Nickname: Dong Wook
  • Birthday: July 29, 1983
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Korea National University of Arts (Majored in Drama)
  • Hobbies: Scuba diving, Exercising
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 175 cm (5’9″)
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Girlfriend & Dating History

Kim Go Eun

In May 2016, an article that reported alleged dating rumors between Kim Dong Wook and Kim Go Eun, who are acquaintances and graduated from Korea National University of Arts, was released.

According to the reports, they were spotted taking a trip together to Cebu, Philippines with some scuba diving enthusiasts and holding hands.

Kim Go Eun personally refuted the rumors by saying that they “avoid even touching each other’s fingertips.”

Stella Kim

In August 2023, the actor’s representative agency, KeyEast, confirmed the news of his marriage with Stella Kim.

His wife is a former SM Entertainment trainee who gained some popularity for being someone who is almost debuted with Girls’ Generation.

Their wedding reception was held privately in Seoul in December 2023.

Net Worth 

Even though Kim Dong Wook 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 most of his income through working as an actor in the South Korean entertainment industry.


In March 2022, he made a ₩50 million of donation to help the victims of Uljin, Gyeongbuk-Samcheok, Gangwon’s wildfire through the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association.

Plastic Surgery

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


  • Dong Wook enlisted for military service on August 30, 2012.
  • He enlisted in military service at a training camp in Nonsan.
  • He was released from military service in May 2014.
  • Dong Wook once donated 50 million won to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association.
  • He is under KeyEast.
  • During his spare time, he loves exercising.
  • Dong Wook also loves to do scuba diving.
  • He is a part of a scuba diving club with Shin Ha Kyun.
  • Dong Wook is able to sing well.
  • His role model is Ahn Sung Ki.
  • Dong Wook is envious of Cha Tae Hyun who can go to the cinema with his son very closely, like a friend.
  • Dong Wook has sensitive skin.
  • He has a baptismal name, Daniel.
  • His ideal type is a woman who is compatible with him and can understand each other well.

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  • Hijack 1971 (2024),as Dong Chul
  • Trade Your Love (2019), as Seong Suk
  • The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018), as Police Captain Kwon Chul In
  • Along With the Gods: The Last 49 Days (2018), as Soo Hong
  • Along With the Gods: The Two Worlds (2017), as Soo Hong
  • Three Summer Night (2015), as Myung Seok
  • The Concubine (2012), as Prince / King Sungwon
  • Countdown (2011), as Nalpari (small fly)
  • The Cat (2011), as Joon-Suk
  • Romantic Heaven (2011), as Ji Wook
  • Finding Mr. Destiny (2010), as Dr. Jung
  • Happy Murderer (2010), as Det. Jeong Min
  • Cafe Seoul (2009), as supporting actor
  • Take Off (2009), as Hong Cheol
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Han Ji Woon
  • Living Together, Happy Together (2008), as supporting actor
  • Lost and Found (2008), as Han Ji Hoon
  • APT. (2006), as Shin Jung Soo
  • No Regret (2006), as Ga Ram
  • All For Love (2005), as actor
  • Flying Boys (2004), as supporting actor
  • My Wife Is a Gangster 2 (2003), as Na Nam Ja
  • Tube (2003), as supporting actor
  • Seoul (2002), as supporting actor

TV Movies

  • The Great Gift (SBS | 2011), as Koo Woo Ram

Drama Series

  • Seoul Busters (Disney+ | 2024), as Dongbang Yoo Bin
  • Delightfully Deceitful (tvN | 2023), as Han Moo Young
  • My Perfect Stranger (KBS2 | 2023), as Yoon Hae Joon
  • Sh**ting Stars (tvN | 2022), as Lee Jung Hoon (ep.8)
  • The King of Pigs (TVING | 2022), as Hwang Kyung Min
  • You Are My Spring (tvN | 2021), as Ju Young-Do
  • Find Me in Your Memory (MBC | 2020), as Lee Jung Hoon
  • Special Labor Inspector Mr. Jo (MBC | 2019), as Jo Jin Gab
  • The Guest (OCN | 2018), as Yoon Hwa Pyung
  • Radiant Office (MBC | 2017), as Seo Hyun
  • Riders: Catch Tomorrow (E Channel-DRAMAcube | 2015-2016), as Cha Ki Joon
  • Cheo Yong 2: The Paranormal Detective (OCN | 2015), as Lee Cheol Gyu
  • More Than a Maid (JTBC | 2014-2015), as Kim Eun Gi
  • I Trusted Him (MBC | 2011), as Moon Hyun Soo
  • Like a Dandelion (MBC | 2010), as Lee Jae Ha
  • Korean Ghost Stories (KBS2 | 2009), as Eul Soo
  • The Partner (KBS2 | 2009), as Yun Jun
  • Unstoppable Marriage (KBS2 | 2007), as Wang Sam Baek
  • Coffee Prince (MBC | 2007), as Jin Ha Lim
  • Break (Mnet | 2006), as Yeong Hun


  • Fly High (2010)
  • You Are To Me (2009)

TV Shows

  • SNL Korea 1 (tvN | 2011), as host


  • MBC Drama Awards – Grand Prize (Daesang) – Special Labor Inspector
  • 2019 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries – Special Labor Inspector
  • 2019 Korea Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor – Special Labor Inspector
  • 2019 Seoul International Drama Awards – Best Actor – Special Labor Inspector
  • 2018 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • 2018 Golden Cinema Film Festival – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • 2018 Korea Best Star Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • 2016 Korea Cable TV Awards – Best Character – Riders: Catch Tomorrow
  • 2010 Max Movie Awards – Best New Actor – Take Off
  • 2009 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Ensemble Acting Award – Take Off
  • 2009 Chunsa Film Art Awards – Best New Actor – Take Off
  • 2007 Korea Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – Coffee Prince


  • 2020 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Miniseries – Find Me In Your Memory
  • 2018 Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Supporting Actor (Film) – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • 2018 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best Supporting Actor – Along with the Gods: The Two Worlds
  • 2017 MBC Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Radiant Office


“I′ve been in an obsessive love. I was young. Isn′t everyone like that in those times? It was so hard, but I couldn′t bring myself to break up. Now, I know that′s not the right way to express my love.”

[The King′s Concubine]’s a piece that let me start over not only as an actor, but in many different ways.”

“I want to meet a piece [of acting project] that goes beyond my imagination. At the same time I′ll be a healthy actor.”


Who is Kim Dong Wook?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Kim Dong Wook’s real name?

His real name is Kim Dong Wook (김동욱).

What makes Kim Dong Wook famous?

He rose to prominence by appearing in various Korean drama series, such as Coffee Prince (2007), The Guest (2018) and The King of Pigs (2022)

Where is Kim Dong Wook from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Dong Wook?

He was born in 1983, and he is 42 years old as of 2025.

When does Kim Dong Wook celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 29th of every July.

How tall is Kim Dong Wook?

His height is 5’9″ or 175 cm.

Who are Kim Dong Wook’s parents?

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

Is Kim Dong Wook married?

Yes, he is married to Stella Kim. They tied the knot in 2023.

Who is Kim Dong Wook’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known. However, he used to be rumored to date Kim Go Eun.

How rich is Kim Dong Wook?

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

What is Kim Dong Wook’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

Handsome, talented, and charming, that is how his fans see Kim Dong Wook as their role model. Hopefully, he can appear in more acting projects, agree?