Jung Il-woo

Inside Biography

South Korean actor Jung Il-woo is best known for his roles in drama series and movies, including Unstoppable High Kick, The Return of Iljimae, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, My love, The Rise of a Tomboy and many others. II-woo became the ambassador of the '12th Jeonju International Film Festival' and 'The Canadian Tourism Commission.' He also won the 'Asia Male Actor Award' at 'the 7th Huading Award'.

What Is Jung Il-Woo's Educational Qualification?

Jung Il-woo was born on 9th September 1987, in Seoul, South Korea, under the birth sign Virgo. The 34 years old actor belongs to Asian ethnicity/race and holds South Korean nationality. Il-woo was born to Shim Youn-ok and Jung Hae-hoon. His mother was a professor at Korean National University, and his father was a television news anchor. Il-woo also has a sister, Jung Hana.

Il-woo attended the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Since childhood, he has been keenly interested in acting and later joined the Theatre and Film Department of Hanyang University. Undoubtedly, the media personality was inspired by his father's showbiz career.

Insights Into His Career

Jung Il-woo made his acting debut with a minor role in the thriller "The World of Silence ." After appearing in the South Korean situation comedy, 'Unstoppable High Kick,' he became an overnight star in South Korea. In 2007, Il-woo was cast as Ji-woo in the South Korean film 'My Love .' The same year, he featured in music videos, 'This is Me' and 'Goodbye Sadness.'

Il-woo appeared in a lead role in the 2009 South Korean historical action television series, 'The Return of Iljimae .' He also played in the South Korean television series 'My Fair Lady,' starring Yoon Eun-HyeMoon Chae-won, and other famous actors. In 2011, he portrayed a character in the South Korean TV series, '49 Days' of a Grim Reaper, which earned him considerable popularity.

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 Il-woo also played the role of an arrogant man in a romantic comedy, 'Flower Boy Ramyun Shop,' earning him many female fans. She then appeared in a South Korean sitcom, High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged, along with Lee JuckAhn Nae-sangYoon Yoo-sun and a few others.

In 2012, Il-woo performed in the historical drama 'Moon Embracing the Sun as Prince Yang-Myung, who turns against his brother for the throne.  

From 2013 to 2016, Il-woo featured in some television series, including, The Queen of Office, Golden Rainbow, The Night Watchman's Journal, High-End Crush, Cinderella with Four Knights and a few others.

Il-woo's role in the Chinese-Korean web series, 'High-End Crush,' received vast popularity and grabbed 200 million views on the internet from his crazy fans. 

In 2017, Il-woo's performances in the Thailand drama 'Gon Rak Game Ma Ya' aka 'Love and Lies' earned him superstardom to another level. He became pretty popular in Thailand and became the first-ever Korean actor who stars in a Thailand drama series. 

Il-woo is coming with two drama series, Beautiful Woman and The Girl, in 2018, but the release date is not set yet.

Love Life and Rumors

Il-woo is currently single, but he is often linked with several actresses. In an interview, Il-woo revealed that he was in a relationship with the South Korean singer, actress, and host, Sandara Park. They first met on the sets of the television series, Return of Iljimae. After a few dates, they fell in love and stayed in a relationship from 2010 to 2016.

Kim Jin-Kyung

Some online sources wrote in their article about his relationship with the South Korean actress as well as a model, Jin-Kyung, in October 2013; however, in November, Il-woo said: The sudden, one-way breakup notice after the marriage proposal, You have hurt me & my family, and you are so rude.

Lee Chung Ah

Il-woo had a relationship with a South Korean actress, Lee Chung ah, for two years. She is known for her roles in the movies, Temptation of WolvesMy Tutor Friend 2, and Flower Boy Ramen Shop. Their affair came to the public after sharing their photo on social media. But later, the duo broke off because of their busy career.

Kim Yoo-mi

Il-woo was also linked with Kim Yoo-mi, a South Korean actress who won the KBS Drama Awards for Best New Actress in Man of the Sun and Lee Je-ma.

Currently, Yoo-mi is married to Jung Woo.

Park Shin-Hye

Some online tabloids said that Il-woo and Park Shin-Hye, an actress, was in a relationship. As per the sources, they dated for seven months before splitting their ways. 

However, they didn't disclose their relationship in public. But the couple were spotted together in several places.


Il-woo wanted to join the military service in the fall of 2016, but due to his mental condition, the way didn't appear to be easy for him. He was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm, a severe mental state; however, he continued to take military training and completed his training by the end of 2018.

Jung II-woo Awards

Il-woo received 9th Mnet KM Music Festival for 'Goodbye Sadness' as a 'Best Actor in a Music Video .' He also won the '1st Mnet 20's Choice Awards for 'Drama Star' and 'New Star' Award for 'Unstoppable High Kick.' Il-woo was honored with MBC Entertainment Awards in 'The Best Newcomer category. He was also nominated for 'Best New Actor at the '44th Baeksang Arts Awards for his appearance in the Korean film 'My Love .' In 2009, II-woo was nominated in the best actor category for 'My Fair Lady.'

In 2011, Il-woo became an ambassador of the '12th Jeonju International Film Festival' and 'The Canadian Tourism Commission .' The following year, he became the 'Korean Representative' at the '4th Japan-Korea Friendship Festival'.In 2012, Il-woo collected his second 'Ministry of Health and Welfare Share Happiness Award. He then grabbed 'The Asia Male Actor Award' at 'the 7th Huading Award'.

Il-woo won the 'Male Actor Award' at iQiyi Awards in 2013. He was also nominated for 'Golden Rainbow' at MBC Drama Awards for 'Excellent Actor in a Miniseries.' In 2014, Il-woo was awarded 'Forever Young Icon Male Star' at the 'Cosmo Beauty Awards .' He won the 'Top Excellence Award' for 'The Night Watchman's Journal .' Il-woo was also awarded 'The Most Celebrated Award' at the 'Asian Influence Eastern Awards in 2015.

Net worth Details

Jung Il-woo earns a good amount of money from his acting career, endorsement, and advertisements. His estimated net worth is around $5 Million. Also, his fortune is in the range of $1-5 Million, per some tabloids. The South Korean actor has 2.9 million followers on his Instagram handle, and his estimated earning per post is $5895.75- $9826.25, with an engagement rate of 4.08%. 

Il-woo was cast in many hit movies, including, My Love, The Rise of a Tomboy and The Discloser. The film, My Love collected a tremendous amount of money at the box office, around $6.7 million. Similarly, The Rise of the Tomboy collected $63.4 Million at the box office. No doubt, the actor earns enough to live a quality life.

by indu, 25 Jun, 2022

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