Jung Il-woo is a South Korean actor with exceptional acting abilities. He has achieved worldwide acclaim as a result of his critically acclaimed drama series and films. His breakout role in the family sitcom ‘Unstoppable High Kick’ catapulted him to stardom, and his acting career has only risen since then. Despite his success in ‘Unstoppable High Kick,’ his breakthrough part was in ’49 Days,’ in which he played a modern-day Grim Reaper. His popularity grew as a result of this job. With time, he gained international acclaim and was offered roles in international films, including the Korean-Chinese web series ‘High-End Crush,’ which received over 200 million views. Despite the fact that his acting career is doing well, he was diagnosed with a life-threatening mental illness in November 2016 while preparing for military service.
Childhood and Adolescence
Jung (surname) was born in Seoul, South Korea, on September 9, 1987. Jung is from a well-to-do family.One of the reasons Jung was drawn to television and films since boyhood was because his father was a television news anchor. His mother was a professor at Korea’s National Cultural Heritage University. He also has a sister.
His father also served as the director of a Kendo school.
His granddad is the director of a Korean hospital.He enrolled in the ‘Seoul Institute of the Arts’ to study broadcasting, but soon realized his passion for acting and transferred to the ‘Hanyag University’ Theatre and Film Department.Lee Minh-ho, a fellow actor, is a boyhood buddy of his. In 2006, Jung and Lee were involved in an accident that left Lee bedridden for several months owing to leg injuries.
Career of Jung
He made his acting debut in 2006 with the film ‘The World of Science.’ When he made his small-screen debut in the family sitcom ‘Unstoppable High Kick,’ he became a teen heartthrob.He portrayed an aggressive adolescent infatuated with motorcycles in the film ‘Unstoppable High Kick.’ His teacher falls in love with the rebellious young man. In South Korea, he became an overnight sensation as a result of this portrayal.He made his acting debut in the romantic comedy ‘My Love’ in 2007.
In 2009, he landed a role in the film ‘The Return of Iljimae.’ His character was a historical warrior who was zealous about restoring justice to the world.He has starred in music videos like as SAT’s ‘This is Me’ and Goo Jung-‘Goodbye hyun’s Sadness.’ In the same year, he starred in the romantic comedy ‘My Fair Lady,’ in which he played a wealthy lawyer.His most tough performance was in the play ‘Beautiful Sunday,’ in which he played an HIV-positive gay man.
The performance was completely sold out.His second big break came in 2011, when he was cast as a Grim Reaper in the TV series ’49 Days.’ His popularity skyrocketed as a result of this series.He played an arrogant man in the romantic comedy ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.’ He gained a lot of female fans for his major part in the 2011 film.Jung Il played a ‘mad in love prince’ who turns against his own brother for the kingdom in the 2012 historical drama ‘Moon Embracing the Sun.’
It was a historical play, and it added to the actor’s already illustrious resume.During the 2013-14 season, he starred in KBS2’s ‘Queen of the Office’ and MBC’s ‘Golden Rainbow.’He performed the starring part of a prince who could change into a ghost in another historical drama, ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal.’ Jung’s mother made him a colorful guidebook for the fourth episode of ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal,’ which he proudly wore.
His International Notoriety
His appearance with Jin Se-yeon in the Chinese-Korean online series ‘High-End Crush’ garnered him 200 million views on the internet, which speaks volumes about his rabid fan base and celebrity.In the Chinese comedy ‘Rise of a Tomboy,’ he played a CEO who helps a lady establish a love app, and he appealed to a worldwide audience.
His comeback TV series, ‘Cinderella and Four Knights,’ in 2016, demonstrated his potential as a major TV star once more. He portrayed a wild orphan who unexpectedly becomes a part of a wealthy family.In 2017, he participated in the Thai drama ‘Gon Rak Game Ma Ya,’ also known as ‘Love and Lies,’ which catapulted him to popularity. He also became well-known in Thailand, where he was the first Korean actor to appear in a Thai drama series.
Achievements & Awards
For ‘Goodbye Sadness,’ he won the 9th Mnet KM Music Festival in the category of ‘Best Actor in a Music Video.’ For ‘Unstoppable High Kick,’ he also won the ‘1st Mnet 20’s Choice Awards’ in the categories of ‘New Star’ and ‘Drama Star’.He also won the MBC Entertainment Awards for ‘Best Newcomer.’ At the ’44th Baeksang Arts Awards,’ he was nominated for ‘Best New Actor’ for his film ‘My Love.’
In 2009, he was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘My Fair Lady’ in the category of “Best Actor.”He was named an honorary ambassador for the ’12th Jeonju International Film Festival’ as well as the ‘Canadian Tourism Commission’ in 2011.He was named ‘Korean Representative’ at the ‘4th Japan-Korea Friendship Festival’ in 2012. He also earned a second Share Happiness Award from the Ministry of Health and Welfare. At the ‘7th Huading Award,’ he won in the category of ‘Asia Male Actor Award.’
He received another iQiyi Awards ‘Male Actor Award’ in 2013. He was also nominated for ‘Excellent Actor in a Miniseries’ at the MBC Drama Awards for ‘Golden Rainbow.’He won the ‘Cosmo Beauty Awards’ in 2014 for ‘Forever Young Icon Male Star.’ For ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal,’ he received the ‘Top Excellence Award’ for ‘Actor in a Special Project Drama.’He was named ‘The Most Celebrated Award’ at the ‘Asian Influence Eastern Awards’ in 2015.
Personal History and Legacy
Jung enlisted in the military in December 2016, but he was diagnosed with a serious mental disease called cerebral aneurysm shortly after. He did not, however, abandon his military training. In December of 2018, he will complete his training.
Although he is currently single, his name is frequently associated with actresses such as Kim jin, Lee Chang uh, Kim Yoo-mi, and Park Shin-hye. However, he disclosed in an interview that his only girlfriend is Sandara Park, with whom he has been in a relationship for six years.
Estimated Net Worth
Jung Il-Woo is one of the richest TV Actor & featured on most popular TV Actor. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Jung Il-Woo net worth is roughly $1.5 Million.