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Kim Kang Woo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Kang Woo is a South Korean actor. He gained fame by appearing in various Korean movies such as The Taste of Money (2012) and The Treacherous (2015).


Kim Kang Woo actually started her career in the entertainment industry as a singer in 1998.

Three years later, he finally made his debut in the acting industry for a series called Wuri’s Family as a small role.

That acting debut slowly opened his acting career became wider than ever, proven by his appearance in Breathless in previous 2003, which gave him a new nickname, “Mr. Right”.

As time goes by, Kim Kang Woo then appeared in more movies and dramas, such as Lovers of Haeundae (2012), Goodbye Mr. Black (2016), and Circle (2017).

During his breakthrough in the acting industry, he also moved from one agency to another agency, such as Namoo Actors, C-JeS Entertainment, before finally joining King Entertainment in 2017.

After that, Kim Kang Woo’s name becomes more popular than ever. Her roles in High Society (2018) and Woman of 9.9 Billion (2019) prove him as a super-talented legendary actor.

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  • Real Name: Kim Kang Woo (김강우)
  • Stage Name: Kim Kang Woo (김강우)
  • Nickname: Mr. Right
  • Birthday: July 11, 1978
  • Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: Catholic
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Chung-Ang University
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  • Twitter: @kkw1978
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  • Instagram: @kangwoo_king
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 180 cm (5’11”)
  • Weight: 70 Kg (154 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
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Wife, Girlfriend, & Dating History

Han Mu Young

Kim Kang Woo married Han Mu Young, who’s the older sister of Korean actress Han Hye Jin, in 2010. They had been dating for years before tying their romance in knot.

The couple welcomed their son in 2011.

Net Worth 

Multiple sources estimated him to have accumulated around $1 million to $5 million of net worth.

He appears to earn his income primarily through 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 adjust his visual appearance.


  • Formerly, Kang Woo was actually a singer back in 1998.
  • Kang Woo’s wife, Han Mu Young is the sister of actress, Han Hye Jin.
  • Kang Woo works under King Entertainment.
  • Formerly, Kang Woo had worked under Namoo Actors and C-JeS Entertainment.
  • He married with her wife in 2010 and already has 1 son.
  • He got a nickname as “Mr. Right” because some roles he got make him look like a reliable and honest person.
  • He once received an award as Best Actor for Torino Film Festival because of his role in The Railroad (2007).
  • He once appeared on Law of the Jungle: Hunter and Chef (2020) and Law of the Jungle: Tribe Chief and Granny (2020) with Kim Byung Man.
  • Kang Woo once published his own travel book, Two Men’s Unstoppable Thailand Trip in 2012.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • The Childe (2023), as Director Han
  • A Birth (2022), as Jung Ha Sang
  • Guimoon: The Lightless Door (2021), as Do Jin
  • Recalled (2021), as Ji Hoon
  • New Year Blues (2021), as Ji Ho
  • High Society (2018), as Baek Gwang Hyun
  • The Vanished (2018), as Park Jin Han
  • The Treacherous (2015), as Prince Yeonsan
  • Cart (2014), as Dong Joon
  • Tabloid Truth (2014), as Manager Woo Gon
  • Marriage Blue (2013), as Tae Kyu
  • Mr. Go (2013), as baseball team director
  • In My End is My Beginning (2013), as Jung Ha’s younger brother (cameo)
  • The Gifted Hands (2013), as Detective Yang Choon Dong
  • Black Dawn (2012), as Ahn Min Chul
  • The Taste of Money (2012), as Joo YoungJak
  • Doomsday Book (2012), as Robot repair man Park Do Won
  • A Better Tomorrow (2010), as Kim Chul
  • HaHaHa (2009), as Kang Jung Ho
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Kang Hyun Woo
  • Marine Boy (2009), as Cheon Su
  • Hello Schoolgirl (2008), as Kyu Cheol (Ha Kyung’s ex-boyfriend)
  • Rainbow Eyes (2007), as Cho Kyeong Yoon
  • Le Grand Chef (2007), as Sung Chan
  • The Railroad (2007), as Man Soo
  • The Beast and the Beauty (2005), as Tak Jun Ha
  • The Aggressives (2005), as Moggy
  • Springtime (2004), as Ju Ho
  • Silmido (2003), as Min Ho
  • The Coast Guard (2002), as Private Jo

Drama Series 

  • The Tyrant (Disney+ | 2024), as Paul
  • Wonderful World (MBC | 2024), as Kang Soo Ho
  • Artificial City (JTBC | 2021-2022), as Jung Joon Hyeok
  • Woman of 9.9 Billion (KBS2 | 2019-2020), as Kang Tae Woo
  • Item (MBC | 2019), as Jo Se Hwang
  • My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh (MBC | 2018), as Oh Jak Doo
  • Circle: Two Worlds Connected (tvN | 2017), as Kim Joon Hyuk (2037)
  • Goodbye Mr. Black (MBC | 2016), as Min Sun Jae
  • The Missing (OCN | 2015), as Gil Soo Hyun
  • Golden Cross (KBS2 | 2014), as Kang Do Yoon (prosecutor)
  • Lovers of Haeundae (KBS2 | 2012), as Prosecutor Lee Tae Sung / Nam Hae
  • The Slingshot (KBS2 | 2009), as Chae Do Woo
  • Breathless (MBC | 2003), as Shin Moo Chul
  • My Home (MBC | 2001), as private security guard

TV Shows

  • Law of the Jungle – Tribe Chief and Granny (SBS 2020), as himself (cast member)
  • Law of the Jungle – Hunter and Chef (SBS 2020), as himself (cast member)
  • 4 Wheeled Restaurant Season 2 (tvN 2018), as himself (cast member)
  • Suspicious Vacation (KBS2 2016), as himself (cast member)


  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend Drama – My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh
  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Selfish Motive Award (Organic Parody Award with UEE) – My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh
  • 2010 Korea Jewelry Awards – Sapphire Award
  • 2007 Torino Film Festival – Best Actor – The Railroad
  • 2005 Busan Film Critics Awards – Best New Actor – The Aggressives


  • 2023 Buil Film Awards – Popular Star Award – The Childe
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Woman of 9.9 Billion
  • 2019 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award, Actor – Woman of 9.9 Billion
  • 2018 APAN Star Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama – My Contracted Husband, Mr. Oh
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards – Best Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama – After the Rain
  • 2016 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Goodbye Mr. Black
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama – Golden Cross
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award, Actor – Golden Cross
  • 2014 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Lee Si Young) – Golden Cross
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries – Haeundae Lovers
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award, Actor – Haeundae Lovers
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Cho Yeo Jeong) – Haeundae Lovers
  • 2009 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama – The Slingshot
  • 2004 MBC Drama Awards – Best New Actor – Breathless
  • 2004 Korean Film Awards – Best New Actor – Springtime


“Nothing has particularly occurred to me about being the oldest and the most experienced. I just did my best and more because every one of them was a hard worker.”

“When making a movie, everyone on the set is a professional, regardless of age or experience. It’s an interesting and equal process where everyone plays their parts and tries to fit them together.”

“The writers were extremely good at writing. I was fascinated by the characters and story ever since reading the synopsis. I wondered, ‘How will they create this?’ And honestly I was quite concerned as a person who knows the shooting process.”


Who is Kim Kang Woo?

He is a South Korean actor.

Who is Kim Kang Woo’s real name?

His real name is Kim Kang Woo (김강우).

What makes Kim Kang Woo famous?

He gained fame by appearing in various Korean movies such as The Taste of Money (2012) and The Treacherous (2015).

Where is Kim Kang Woo from?

He was born in Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Kim Kang Woo?

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

When does Kim Kang Woo celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 11th of every July.

How tall is Kim Kang Woo?

His height is 5’11” or 180 cm.

Who are Kim Kang Woo’s parents?

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

Is Kim Kang Woo married?

Yes, he is married to Han Mu Young. They tied the knot in 2010.

Who is Kim Kang Woo’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is not known.

How rich is Kim Kang Woo?

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

What is Kim Kang Woo’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

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