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Kwon Sang Woo - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Kwon Sang Woo officially debuted as an actor in 2001 with the TV series Delicious Proposal, where he played the role of a delivery guy.

That year, he likewise struck his first movie project by starring in the movie titled Volcano High, which is a South Korean action-comedy movie.

His first breakthrough came in 2003 when he was offered a role in the lighthearted comedy movie My Tutor Friend featuring actress Kim Ha Neul.

He then established his position as a rising actor with his amazing performance in the popular TV series Stairway to Heaven (2003).

The series had high ratings and gathered a lot of love from viewers during its run. It soon shot him to fame in a short amount of time.

In 2013, he extended his acting undertakings beyond his homeland and landed a role in the Chinese movie Feng Hua Xue Yue alongside famous Chinese actors and actresses.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Kwon Sang Woo (권상우)
  • Stage Name: Kwon Sang Woo (권상우)
  • Also Known as: Gwon Sang Wu, Kwon Sang U
  • Nickname: Sang Woo (상우)
  • Birthday: August 5, 1976
  • Birthplace: Daejeon, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 182 cm (6’12”)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: O
  • Religion: Roman Chatolicism
  • Profession: Actor
  • Education: Hannam University (Fine Arts Education)
  • Hobbies: Weight lifting, playing basketball, swimming
  • Parents: Hong Cha Seon (Father)
  • Sibling: Kwon Sang Myung (Brother)
  • Wife: Son Tae Young (Married 2008 – )
  • Facebook: Kwone SangWoo (권상우)
  • Twitter: –
  • Instagram: @kwonsangwooofficalpage
  • TikTok: –
  • YouTube: –

Facts

  • Sang Woo did his military duty in 1998 and got discharged in 2001.
  • His father, Hong Cha Seon, passed away when he was only eight months old.
  • Sang Woo is good at singing.
  • His favorite color is white.
  • He has a son named Kwon Ruk Hee, who was born in 2009, and a daughter named Kwon Ri Ho, who was born in 2015.
  • Sang Woo likes eating Chinese food.
  • His wife, Son Tae Young, is a fellow actress as well as a former Miss Korea.
  • Sang Woo’s favorite destination is London.
  • He married his wife on September 28, 2008.
  • Sang Woo is an actor under Bel Actors Entertainment.
  • He is known to have a well-built body.
  • Sang Woo proposed to his wife in Brooklyn, New York.
  • His ideal type is…
  • His net worth is around $10 million.

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Movies

  • No Kids (-), as the main character
  • The Pirates: The Last Royal Treasure (2022), as Boo Heung Soo
  • Jibi Jibi (2022), as Ahn Jung Geun
  • A Year-End Medley (2021), as self
  • Christmas Present (2021), as Park Kang
  • Hitman: Agent Jun (2020), as Jun
  • The Divine Move 2: The Wrathful (2019), as Gwi Soo
  • Love, Again (2019), as Jo Hyeon Woo
  • The Accidental Detective 2: In Action (2018), as Kang Dae Man
  • The Honey Enemy (2015), as Zhou Yun Feng
  • The Accidental Detective (2015), as Kang Dae Man
  • CZ12 (2013), as Simon
  • Shadows of Love (2012), as Quan Zheng Xun
  • Pained (2011), as Nam Soon
  • California – High Noon (2010), as…
  • 71: Into the Fire (2010), as Goo Gap Jo
  • More Than Blue (2009), as Kang Chul Kyu
  • Fate (2008), as Jo Cheol Jeung
  • Almost Love (2006), as Lee Ji Hwan
  • Running Wild (2006), as Jang Do Yeong
  • Love, So Divine (2004), as Kim ‘Pedro’ Gyu Shik
  • Once Upon a Time in High School (2004), as Hyun Soo
  • My Tutor Friend (2003), as Kim Ji Hun
  • Project X (2003), as Behr
  • Stairway to Heaven (2003), as Cha Song Ju
  • Make It Big (2002), as Woo Seop
  • Volcano High (2001), as Song Hak Rim

Drama Series

  • Han River (-), as Han Du Jin
  • Curtain Call (KBS2 | 2022), as Bae Dong Je
  • X of Crisis (Wavve | 2022), as Yoon Dae Wook
  • Why Her? (SBS | 2022), as Jung Hyun Soo
  • A Year-End Medley: Extended Version (TVING | 2022), as self
  • Delayed Justice (SBS | 2020), as Park Tae Yong
  • Queen of Mystery 2 (KBS2 | 2018), as Ha Wan Seung
  • Queen of Mystery (KBS2 | 2017), as Ha Wan Seung
  • Temptation (SBS | 2014), as Cha Seok Hoon
  • Medical Top Team (MBC | 2013), as Park Tae Shin
  • Queen of Ambition (SBS | 2013), as Ha Ryu
  • Feng Hua Xue Yue (BTV | 2013), as Li Jia Hao
  • Fuyu no Sakura (TBS | 2011), as self
  • Dae Mul (SBS | 2010), as Ha Do Ya
  • Cinderella Man (MBC | 2009), as Oh Dae San
  • Cruel Love (KBS2 | 2007), as Kang Yong Ki
  • Sad Love Story (MBC | 2005), as Seo Joon Young
  • Stairway to Heaven (SBS | 2003), as Cha Song Ju
  • Into The Sun (SBS | 2003), as Kang Seok Min
  • We Are Dating Now (SBS | 2002), as Yoon Ho Jae
  • Legend (SBS | 2001), as Yang Dol Man
  • Delicious Proposal (MBC | 2001), as Choon Shik
  • 8 Love Stories (SBS | 1999), as…

TV Shows

  • On Rent: House on Wheels (tvN | 2021), as a regular member
  • Season B Season (JTBC | 2020), as a guest
  • Show!terview with Jessi (SBS | 2020), as a guest
  • Amazing Saturday (tvN | 2018), as a guest
  • Life Bar (tvN | 2016), as a guest
  • Knowing Bros (JTBC | 2015), as a guest
  • Running Man (SBS | 2010), as a guest
  • Radio Star (MBC | 2007), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Sad Love Story (2005) – Yoon Gun
  • Anyclub (2005) – Eric Mun feat. Lee Hyo Ri
  • Project X (2003) – Various Artists
  • I Can’t Tell (2002) – Cha Eun Ju
  • Ace of Sorrow (2002) – Jo Sung Mo
  • I Wish You Happiness (Joy Project – 1 Year of Love) (2001) – Why
  • First Love (2001) – Ji Young Sun
  • Smile Smile (2000) – Papaya
  • It’s All Right (2000) – Circle

Awards

  • 2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards – Asia Star Award – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Drama Special) – Dae Mul
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Dae Mul
  • 2009 2nd Style Icon Awards – Style Icon (TV Actor Category) – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2008 44th Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (Film) – Fate
  • 2007 Andre Kim Best Star Awards – Star Award (Men’s Category) – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2007 1st Mnet 20’s Choice Awards – Hot Body – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2007 Korea-Japan Culture Awards – Non-Governmental Diplomacy Award – Kwon Sang Woo
    2005 42nd Savings Day – Presidential Citation – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2005 The Motion Pictures Association of Korea’s The Year in Film Awards – Hallyu Star Award – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2004 2nd Andre Kim Best Star Awards – Male Star Award – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards – Most Popular Actor (Film) – Once Upon a Time in High School
  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – Stairway to Heaven, Into the Sun
  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards – Top 10 Stars – Stairway to Heaven, Into the Sun
  • 2003 39th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best New Actor (Film) – My Tutor Friend
  • 2003 40th Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actor – My Tutor Friend
  • 2003 20th Korea Best Dresser Swan Awards – Best Dressed (TV Actor Category) – Kwon Sang Woo
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards – New Star Award – We Are Dating Now

Nominations

  • 2020 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Mid-Length/Long Drama) – Delayed Justice
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Queen of Mystery 2
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award (Actor) – Queen of Mystery 2
  • 2018 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Queen of Mystery 2
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Queen of Mystery
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Queen of Mystery
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Netizen Award (Actor) – Queen of Mystery
  • 2017 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Queen of Mystery
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Drama Special) – Temptation
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award – Temptation
  • 2014 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Temptation
  • 2013 8th Seoul International Drama Awards – Outstanding Korean Drama Actor – Queen of Ambition
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Drama Special) – Queen of Ambition
  • 2013 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Queen of Ambition
  • 2013 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor in a Miniseries) – Medical Top Team
  • 2011 47th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (TV) – Dae Mul
  • 2011 4th Korea Drama Awards – Best Actor – Dae Mul
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Netizen Popularity Award (Actor) – Dae Mul
  • 2010 SBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Dae Mul
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Bad Love
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award (Actor) – Bad Love
  • 2007 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Bad Love
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Sad Love Story
  • 2005 MBC Drama Awards – Best Couple Award – Sad Love Story
  • 2004 40th Baeksang Arts Awards – Best Actor (Film) – Once Upon a Time in High School
  • 2004 41st Grand Bell Awards – Popularity Award – Once Upon a Time in High School
  • 2004 25th Blue Dragon Film Awards – Popular Star Award – Once Upon a Time in High School
  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award (Actor) – Stairway to Heaven, Into the Sun
  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Drama Special) – Stairway to Heaven
  • 2003 SBS Drama Awards – Excellence Award (Actor in a Special Planning Drama) – Into the Sun
  • 2002 23rd Blue Dragon Film Awards – Best New Actor – Make It Big

Kwon Sang Woo is considered one of the most well-known actors in South Korea. Throughout the years, his career has continually been climbing up the popularity ladder.

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