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Rowoon - Biography, Profile, Career, and Facts

Rowoon is a South Korean actor, singer, and model.

He’s best known as a former member of Korean boygroup SF9 as well as his acting projects such as Extraordinary You (2019), The King’s Affection (2021), Tomorrow (2022), and Destined With You (2023).


Rowoon, or originally born with the name of Kim Seok Woo, decided to become one of the top Korean entertainers when he joined FNC Entertainment as a trainee in 2010.

During his pre-debut days, he was often being publicized as one of the FNC trainees.

He even once was being introduced as a trainee in a reality show called Cheongdam-dong between November 2013 and January 2014.

One year later, he became a participant for d.o.b (Dance or Band), a survival show of FNC Entertainment, as one of NEOZ Dance members.

After winning the competition, Rowoon finally made his debut as a boy group SF9’s member by releasing Fanfare in October 2016.

Not satisfied by only being a singer and dancer, this charming actor then ventured his wings into the acting industry.

He debuted as an actor by appearing in Click Your Heart (2016) as the main character.

That opportunity then led him to a bigger opportunity as an actor. In 2017, he once appeared in some episodes for School 2017.

Meanwhile, in 2018, he appeared again in About Time and Where Stars Land.

One year later, Rowoon’s name became wildly popular because he starred in Extraordinary You (2019) alongside Kim Hye Yeon.

This role also gave him an award as Best New Actor for the 2019 MBC Drama Awards.

In 2020, he appeared as a cameo for several dramas, such as Find Me In Your Memory and Was It Love?.

Rowoon then came back into the acting industry in 2021, where he starred in She Would Never Know and The King’s Affection.

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  • Real Name: Kim Seok Woo (김석우)
  • Stage Name: Rowoon (로운)
  • Also Known as: Ro Woon / Kim Suk Woo
  • Nickname: Face Genius, Gifted Face
  • Birthday: August 7, 1996
  • Birthplace: Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Model
  • Education: Kyunghee Cyber University
  • Hobbies: Skateboarding, Soccer
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  • Instagram: @ewsbdi
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  • Weibo: SF9_金路云

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 190.5 cm (6’3″)
  • Weight: 74 kg (162 lbs)
  • Blood Type: B
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark Brown
  • Body Measurements: 44-28-40 (Bust -44, Waist -28, and Hips -40 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 10/10.5 (US)


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: 1

Girlfriend & Dating History 

Unidentified Woman

During his appearance in KBS’ Happy Together program, he revealed that he used to have a girlfriend before making his debut.

He also opened up about how this particular ex-girlfriend of his was his first love as well, including how she was the person he loved the most throughout his life.

Kim Hye Yoon

Due to their amazing chemistry on-screen, Rowoon and Kim Hye Yoon, who used to be co-stars in drama series Extraordinary You, were rumored to be dating.

That being said, it appeared that the speculations are false and they maintained professional relationship only.

Net Worth 

According to multiple sources, he is estimated to have accumulated $1 million to $5 million of net worth. He earns mainly from working in the Korean entertainment industry as an actor, singer, and model.

Plastic Surgery

Around 2019-2020, there were some old pictures of him that circulated around the internet, which sparked discussion amongst internet users regarding whether he used to go under knife for cosmetic procedures or not.

Some sources pointed out that there’s a possibility that he altered his eyes and nose for enhancement purposes.

However, he never addressed the plastic surgery claims himself.


  • In SF9, Rowoon was actually the second trainee to be revealed as a member.
  • He is a good chef if it’s compared to the rest of SF9 members.
  • He had trained for approximately 6 years alongside SF9’s Zuho.
  • The singer-actor has a very cheerful and caring personality, who will be very if he’s in a good mood.
  • When he watches some melodramatic movies, he tends to cry.
  • He is scared of heights.
  • He has good skills in sports.
  • White is his most favorite color.
  • He made a good friendship with Yeo One from Pentagon.
  • Chani is his closest friend.
  • He once became a winner of a contest for plant name memorization when he was just an elementary school student.
  • When he was younger, he played soccer and became the third winner of the National Soccer Competition.
  • He once met Seolhyun from AOA as a partner for an Acuvue’s CF.
  • He idolizes F.T. Island so much with Minhwan as his favorite member, because according to him, Minhwan is a very cool guy.
  • He is a very neat person.
  • He was almost not being selected to get the main role in The King’s Affection because of his super-tall heights.
  • His ideal type is someone who is tall and looks good in Rowoon’s eyes.

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Drama Series 

  • The Matchmakers (KBS2 | 2023), as Sim Jung Woo
  • A Time Called You (Netflix | 2023), as Tae Ha (ep.8)
  • Destined with You (JTBC | 2023), as Jang Shin Yu / Jang Mu Jin
  • Tomorrow (MBC | 2022), as Choi Jun Woong
  • The King’s Affection (KBS2 | 2021), as Jung Ji Un
  • She Would Never Know (JTBC | 2021), as Chae Hyun Seung
  • Was It Love (JTBC | 2020), as himself (SF9 member in ep.6)
  • Find Me in Your Memory (MBC | 2020), as Joo Yeo Min (ep.1)
  • Extraordinary You (MBC | 2019), as Ha Roo
  • Where Stars Land (SBS | 2018), as Ko Eun Sub
  • About Time (tvN | 2018), as Choi Wi Jin
  • School 2017 (KBS2 | 2017), as Issue

TV Shows

  • House on Wheels (tvN ⏐ 2022), as himself (cast member)
  • The Idol Band: Boy’s Battle (SBS M, SBS F!l, TBS ⏐ 2022), as himself (host)
  • Kingdom: Legendary War (Mnet ⏐ 2021), as himself (contestant)
  • Cafe Amor (tvN ⏐ 2018), as himself (cast member)
  • King of Mask Singer (MBC ⏐ 2018), as himself (contestant)
  • Law of the Jungle (SBS ⏐ 2017), as himself (cast member)
  • Lipstick Prince (OnStyle ⏐ 2016–2017), as himself (cast member)
  • d.o.b: Dance or Band (Mnet ⏐ 2016), as himself 
  • Cheongdam-dong 111 (tvN ⏐ 2013–2014), as himself (trainee)


“I try to be a little harsh on myself so I can keep on track and not fall back. Acting is very humbling.”

“I want to appeal to producers and directors – not just as a pretty face but able to show the full spectrum of emotions inside me, to portray the different types of people that exist in the world.”

“If you wish for something so greatly, you start acting on it. If you want it, you can get it.”

“I think the Korean alphabet, Hangul, is beautiful, and I’m grateful that other people perceive it that way too.”

“It’s not because of me that I feel depressed, it’s because I’m a human and I recognise that I’m a human, an animal, who feels things, so I try not to delve too much into it.”

“Instead of being too overconscious about how I’m portrayed, I try to trust myself that I’m a good person and that’s how I’m going to keep going along.”


Who is Rowoon?

He is a South Korean actor, singer, and model.

Who is Rowoon’s real name?

His real name is Kim Seok Woo (김석우).

What makes Rowoon famous?

He’s famous as a former member of Korean boygroup SF9 as well as his acting projects such as Extraordinary You (2019), The King’s Affection (2021), Tomorrow (2022), and Destined With You (2023).

Where is Rowoon from?

He was born in Daechi-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea.

How old is Rowoon?

He was born in 1996, and he is 28 years old as of 2024.

When does Rowoon celebrate his birthday?

He celebrates on the 7th of every August.

How tall is Rowoon?

His height is 6’3″ or 190.5 cm.

Who are Rowoon’s parents?

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

Is Rowoon married?

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

Who is Rowoon’s ex-girlfriend?

His ex-girlfriend is an unidentified woman. He also used to be rumored to date Kim Hye Yoon.

How rich is Rowoon?

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

What is Rowoon’s nationality?

His nationality is South Korean.

The rising star Rowoon is like starlight in the dark sky. He is genuine, shining, and super talented. What an awesome performer!