Jang Keun-suk Biography
|Date of Birth:||1987 , August-4|
|Age:||31 years old|
|Birth Nation:||South Korea|
|Weight in KG||63 KG|
|Awards||PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film (2012)|
|Movies||You're My Pet|
|TV Show||Selling Happiness|
Jang Keun-suk is an actor as well as a singer, known for her role as Éponine in the 2012 film version of Les Misérables. The role earned her an Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer. She began training in ballet when she was three years old.
She was nominated for 2012 screen actors awards for outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture. She moved to the London by herself when she was 16 to pursue a career in singing.
Early Life And Education Of Jang Keun-suk
Jang Keun-Suk was born on August 4, 1987 in a middle class family in Danyang County, North Chungcheongbuk Province, South Korea, under the birth sign Leo. Their family belongs to the white ethnicity and practice Buddhism.
He is the only child of his parents, Maya Lee and Jung Keun-suk, who were middle class working people. While Jang was still very small in age, his parents were having a bad time and had to sell their house to resettle in someplace else.
The property agent who was dealing with the house was impressed by the looks of Jang who was a handsome boy from a small age. With the agent’s advice, his parents explored the opportunity of modeling for him, and he was soon seen as a child model at just 5 years of age.
He as well as his family all follow Buddhism and belong to white ethnicity. Jang is a South Korean by nationality.
Studying up in mid school, Jang was first inspired by music when he heard a Japanese artist named Ken Hirai. His songs were so inspiring to Jang that he joined the music class from the next day and wanted to become a singer.
He also started to learn the Japanese language on his own, so that he could understand the songs much better. Having learned to communicate in Japanese, he also studied English at school and in 2003, went to New Zealand to study at the Nelson College.
Having been fluent in both the languages, he returned to his homeland where he trained at the Hanyang University - Theater and Films. He learned different skills of acting, fight and dance and as he had continued modeling, he grew more as a public face that was being famous day by day.
Jang Keun-suk's Professional Career
With his modeling career not going anywhere, Jang began to act and made his debut in 1997, playing in a TV sitcom named Selling Happiness which was of the CGV channel. Although it was back in his childhood days, he still enjoyed the tag of a Child actor.
Upon his return from New Zealand, Jang was cast by MBC in their new sitcom named Nonstop 4. The previous 3 season which was a big hit this time offered Jang a challenging role which almost broke his trust in acting.
He then trained at the Janyang University and a year later appeared in a TV show named Lovers in Prague, a romantic story appreciate by many. With this rise in fame, he got to play in various movies over the time, and some of his hits are: You Pet (2011), Baby and I (2008), Crazy Waiting (2008), The Happy Life (2007) and One Missed Call (2006).
Although not much is known about his affairs and relationships, he seems to be in a relationship currently. With his hard work and talent, he has earned many fans and awards like PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actor in Film (2008) PaekSang Arts Award for Most Popular Actor in Film (2012).
In order to get more news and updates about him, you can either read his biography or follow him on Twitter as well.
Jang Keun-suk's Net Worth
As of 2018, he has an estimated net worth of $6 million, as per celebrity net worth. He made his appearances in several movies as well as movies.
Jang linked with several social and charitable work. He has also donated millions of dollars to the needy. In 2011, he donated 10 million Yen to the Japanese Red Cross Society for the tsunami victims. He has also donated 1.2 billion Yen (roughly 1.1 million USD) to his alma mater.
Jang Keun-suk's Personal Life
Regarding his past girlfriends, there are no names mentioned but he revealed that he has dated a woman who was 8 years older than him, as he doesn’t believe that age matters and most of his girlfriends are older than him.
So this means he had more than one girlfriend.
He disclosed in another interview that he had a girlfriend and they dated for 2 years and broke off although he didn’t want to.
This is because their relationship was disclosed by the media and she felt under pressure because of it, she demanded more time from him which he couldn’t give as he was busy with his career.
He had once taken his girlfriend for a drive in a rented high-class limousine to make her happy, and every day he would call and tell her that he loved her, sounds very sweet although we don’t know which girlfriend he was referring to.