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Yeon Woo-jin is a well-known South Korean actor who began his career as a model at Seoul Fashion Week. He’s progressed from promoting jeans to starring in some of South Korea’s most successful prime-time television dramas. In addition, he has appeared in a few Korean films. His juvenile role in the film “Just Friends” gave the young guy, who is otherwise a Civil and Environmental Engineer, a taste of the entertainment world. With his many roles ranging from comedy to murder mysteries, he has proven himself to be a versatile actor. Some of his great serials that made him a youth legend are ‘All My Love For You,’ ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ and ‘My Love from the Star.’ His films ‘Just Friends,’ ‘Tunnel 3D,’ ‘Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River,’ and ‘Marital Harmony’ have all been well received by audiences in South Korea and Japan. He was nominated for Best New Actor and Excellence Award for his roles in ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ and ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ respectively. He won the Best Actor in a One-Act / Short Drama award for his role in ‘Just an Ordinary Love Story,’ and was also nominated for Best New Actor and Excellence Award for his roles in ‘Arang and the Magistrate,’ and ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ He is active on social media and has a sizable fan base.

Childhood and Adolescence

Yeon Woo-jin was born Kim Bong-hoe in Gangneung, Gangwon-Do, South Korea, on July 5, 1984. He spent his early years in Gangneung with his parents.

He went to Sejong University in South Korea to study Civil and Environmental Engineering after high school. He was more interested in fashion and show business, and while in college, he began modeling under the stage name ‘Seo Ji-hoo.’ When he moved on to act in television serials and films, he changed his stage name to Yeon Woo-jin.

The Career of Yeon

He debuted as a model at the Seoul Fashion Week when he was still in college, at the age of 23. He signed a contract and began modeling for the ‘Evisu’ brand of jeans the following year. The advertising campaign was a huge hit, and it helped him break into the South Korean film industry.

In 2009, he made his cinematic debut in ‘Just Friends,’ a coming-of-age film about adolescent adolescents and their confused state of mind. He was the right age for the part and garnered great reviews from film critics for his acting abilities, making him a South Korean youth idol.

Yeon went on to star in television dramas, including MBC’s ‘All My Life,’ in which she played a teacher named Bang Woo-jin. His next supporting part was as a younger brother in the hit family drama ‘Ojakgyo Family,’ which aired on KBS2 on Saturdays and Sundays during prime time.

In 2011, his performance earned him a household name. In the same year, he appeared in the short film ‘We Fly High.’

In the serial named ‘Just an Ordinary Love Story,’ he plays the character of a young guy who falls in love with the daughter of the man who murdered his brother.

In 2012, he played a villain in the fantasy-romance serial ‘Arang and the Magistrate,’ demonstrating his versatility as an actor. In the melodrama ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ he also played a gangster competitor. Following that, he appeared in the anthology film ‘Secret Love’ in the episode ‘Missing You.’

Yeon has been focusing on comedic dramas, such as ‘Marriage, Not Dating,’ in which he plays a plastic surgeon who is frightened of getting married, and ‘Introvert Boss,’ in which he plays an exceedingly timid CEO who is forced to open up by one of his junior employees who develops a fancy to him. In ‘Divorce Lawyer in Love,’ he co-stars Jo Yeo-Jeong as a vindictive office manager-turned-lawyer.

Yeon Woo-jin first appeared in the 2014 film ‘Tunnel 3D,’ followed by ‘Revivre,’ in 2015. He starred in the films Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River’ and ‘Marital Harmony’ in 2016.

He also plays the guitar and sang a duet with Hwanhee in the music video ‘Falling in Love’ in 2014.

Yeon’s Major Projects

He has acted in the television series ‘All My Love For You’ (2010–2011), ‘Ojakgyo Family’ (2011–2012), ‘When a Man Falls in Love’ (2013), ‘My Love from the Star’ (2013–2014), ‘Divorce Lawyer in Love’ (2015), ‘Another Oh Hae-young (2016), and ‘Queen for Seven Days (2017). (2017).

‘Just Friends’ (2009), ‘Tunnel 3D’ (2014), ‘Seondal: The Man Who Sells the River’, and ‘Marital Harmony’ are some of his films (2016).
In 2014, he starred in the music video ‘Falling in Love.’

Achievements & Awards

In 2012, he won the KBS Drama Awards for Best Actor in a One-Act / Short Drama for his part in “Just an Ordinary Love Story.”

For his parts in ‘Arang and the Magistrate’ and ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ he was also nominated for Best New Actor and Excellence Award (Actor).

Yeon’s Personal Experiences

Despite the fact that Yeon is known for getting close to his co-stars on film, he has kept his personal life apart from his work. He has made public statements about his fellow actresses, but he has made it obvious that he is not looking for a serious relationship right now.

He is close to his parents, and he was devastated when his father died in 2012 after a long battle with stomach cancer. He needed to take a break from his filming schedule to console his mother and settle his family matters.

In the serial ‘Queen for 7 Days,’ Yeon Woo-jin and actress Park Min Young show amazing chemistry as Queen Dangyeong of the Joseon Era, who is compelled to give up her title and lover within seven days after arriving to the throne.

When asked about his ideal type, he is believed to have stated that he prefers Asian-looking women, such as his ‘Tunnel 3D’ co-star Jung Yoo Mi.

He was injured in the right eye late at night while filming one of the action scenes for the KBS2 historical drama ‘Queen for 7 Days.’

His present status is single, according to social media reports, and he is considered one of the most eligible bachelors in the South Korean television and film industry.

Estimated Net worth

Yeon Woo-Jin is one of the wealthiest TV actors and one of the most popular. Yeon Woo-net Jin’s worth is estimated to be $3 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.