Jang Wooyoung (Hangul: 장우영; Hanja: 張祐榮, generally known as Wooyoung, born on April 30, 1989) is a South Korean idol and K-pop singer. He is one of six members of 2PM, a boy band managed by JYP Entertainment.
On May 24, 2012 it was revealed that Wooyoung will release solo album in early July. On June 28, he performed his upcoming title track "Sexy Lady" in Mnet 20's Choice award; the mini-album 23, Male, Single was released on July 8 and includes one self-composed song each by fellow member Junho and Jun. K. In September 2012, Wooyoung, along with JYP, Taecyeon and miss A's Suzy, promoted the clothing line Reebok's Classic Campaign with a collaboration song named "Classic". On June 9, 2014, Wooyoung released two duets: "Two Hands Clasped" with Park Se-young, and "Fireflies' Glow" with lel. On March 4, 2015, he will make a solo debut in Japan with the single R.O.S.E, preceded by a tour of concerts in Tokyo, Osaka, and Aichi in February.
Wooyoung, along with fellow 2PM member Taecyeon, hosted SBS's music show Inkigayo from July 2009 to July 2010. On February 2, 2010, he was named a sub-MC for Kim Seung-woo's KBS talk show Win Win alongside Girls' Generation's Taeyeon, Kim Shin-young, and Choi Hwa-jung. He received praise as a genius in the making for his natural MC style and quick wit. He left the show on August 3, along with Taeyeon, to focus on 2PM's first concert.
Wooyoung debuted as an actor in the 2011 KBS drama series Dream High. There, he played the role of Jason, a Korean-American. His performance in the drama made him famous for the English line "Is it my turn already?"; also, he had help from fellow 2PM member Taecyeon and Nichkhun with his English line due to their both experience with the language. After concluding his drama debut in Dream High, Wooyoung expressed a desire to continue acting while maintaining a musical career. A representative for JYP Entertainment noted the future opportunities, saying "We're planning to continue Wooyoung's acting career when he receives another great project. He was worried before Dream High began filming, and often wondered whether he'd be able to act, but we believe that he's gained a lot of confidence since then. He's gotten very interested in the acting field, so we plan to continue his acting career, along with fellow member Taecyeon's."
In September 2011, Wooyoung and miss A's Suzy made a cameo appearance in the KBS Drama Special Human Casino. The two idols played the role of a couple caught up in gambling scandals. Their scene wasn't a part of the actual drama, but were rather featured towards the end with the rolling credits. The producer stated "I told these two that I was starting a new project and they told me they wanted to visit, so I thought of giving them a small cameo role."
In 2011, Taecyeon and Wooyoung modeled for the fall collection of the clothing brand Evisu, and in 2012 afor the spring-summer collection. In September he modeled for Reebok's Classic Campaign. In August 2014, Wooyoung was announced as new face of Recipe Cosmetics.