Joo Sang-wook

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Joo Sang-wook
Born (1978-07-18) July 18, 1978 (age 41)
EducationNamseoul University - Visual Design
Years active1998–present
AgentWill Entertainment
Cha Ye-ryun (m. 2017)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationJu Sang-uk
McCune–ReischauerChu Sanguk

Joo Sang-wook (Korean주상욱; born July 18, 1978) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in generational saga Giant,[1] medical drama Good Doctor, romantic comedy Cunning Single Lady,[2] Birth of a Beauty and crime procedural Special Affairs Team TEN.[3][4][5]

Personal life[edit]

Joo Sang-wook and actress Cha Ye-ryun had been dating since March 2016, and married in May 2017.[6] Cha announced that she was expecting their first child in December 2017[7] and they had first child on July 31, 2018[8]


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
1997 Docu X Lee Jin-soo SBS
1998 New Generation Report: Adults Don't Know KBS1
Park Geon EBS
1999 Park Geon
2006 MBC Best Theater MBC
2007 Air City Ahn Kang-hyun
Kimcheed Radish Cubes Park Jae-woo
Drama City "North Koreans to Come Out of Hiding" Park KBS2 [9]
2008 Drama City "The Love Revenger, Miss Jo" Lee Ki-hyeon
One Mom and Three Dads Jung Chan-young
Chunja's Happy Events Lee Joo-hyuk MBC
2009 The Accidental Couple Kim Kang-mo KBS2
Queen Seondeok Wolya MBC
2010 Giant Jo Min-woo SBS [10]
2011 Paradise Ranch Seo Yun-ho [11]
My Princess Hyun-woo (cameo, ep 9) MBC
The Thorn Birds Lee Young-jo KBS2 [12]
Special Affairs Team TEN Yeo Ji-hoon OCN
You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here Sang-hoon (cameo) MBN
2012 Feast of the Gods Choi Jae-ha MBC [13]
2013 Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2 Yeo Ji-hoon OCN [14]
Good Doctor Kim Do-han KBS2 [15]
After School: Lucky or Not cameo, ep 3 Nate Hoppin/
Waiting for Love restaurant staff (cameo, ep 2) KBS2
2014 I Need Romance 3 Joo-yeon's ex-boyfriend (cameo, ep 1) tvN
Birth of a Beauty Han Tae-hee SBS [16]
Cunning Single Lady Cha Jung-woo MBC [17]
2015 Glamorous Temptation Jin Hyung-woo [18]
The Man in the Mask Ha Dae-chul KBS2 [19]
2016 Fantastic Ryu Hae-sung JTBC [20]
2018 Grand Prince Lee Kang TV Chosun [21]
Fates & Furies Tae In-joon SBS [22]
2019 Welcome to Waikiki 2 Kang Min-ho (cameo, ep 2) JTBC


Year Title Role Ref.
2006 Arang Jae-hyuk
2007 The Perfect Couple Kim Jong-hyuk (cameo)
2008 My Wife Got Married Han Jae-kyung
2010 No Mercy Lee Sung-ho's defense lawyer (cameo)
2012 The Scent Han Gil-ro [23]
90 Minutes Sang-hee [24]
2013 Days of Wrath Joon-seok [25]
2014 The Huntresses Sa-hyun
2015 Trot Jae-gu [26]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012-2013 Qualifications of Men KBS2 Regular cast member[27][28]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2011 "Stay the Night" Jeong Seung-won
2012 "Be With You"[29] The SeeYa
"Venus" Hello Venus


Year Artist Song Title Album
2009 Park Sang-min feat. Joo Sang-wook 비가 와요 ("It's Raining") It's Raining 12th Special Edition
Joo Sang-wook 그대가 그립습니다 ("I Miss You") Queen Seondeok Special OST

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2010 2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Giant Won [30]
Best Couple Award
with Hwang Jung-eum
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards Model Star Award N/A Won [31]
4th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Giant, The Thorn Birds Won [32]
5th Asia Jewelry Awards Diamond Award, Actor category N/A Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama The Thorn Birds Nominated
2012 1st K-Drama Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor Feast of the Gods Nominated
KBS Entertainment Awards Best Male Newcomer in a Variety Show Qualifications of Men Won [33]
MBC Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Project Drama Feast of the Gods Nominated
2013 Herald DongA TV Lifestyle Awards Best Dressed N/A Won [34]
6th Korea Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Good Doctor Nominated
2nd APAN Star Awards Excellence Award, Actor Nominated
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama Won [35]
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Cunning Single Lady Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special Birth of a Beauty Nominated
Top 10 Stars Won
Best Couple Award
with Han Ye-seul
Won [36]


  1. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (10 April 2012). "Joo Sang-wook holds fan meetings in Japan". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  2. ^ Ko, Hong-ju (17 May 2014). "Interview: Good Actor Joo Sang Wook Talks Getting Rid of His "Director" Image". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-05-21.
  3. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (13 January 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Joo Sang-wook - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  4. ^ Hwang, Hyo-jin (13 January 2012). "INTERVIEW: Actor Joo Sang-wook - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  5. ^ "Joo Sang-wook in weekend drama as well as cable". Hancinema. Nate. 23 October 2011.
  6. ^ "Soap Couples to Tie Knot in Real Life". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 March 2017.
  7. ^ "Star Couple Expecting 1st Child". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 December 2017.
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  10. ^ "[PREVIEW] SBS TV series "Giant"". 10Asia. 7 May 2010.
  11. ^ "TVXQs Chang-min takes on acting in Paradise". The Korea Times. 18 January 2011.
  12. ^ "Joo Sang-wook first lead role casting in KBS "The Thorn Birds"". Hancinema. Nate. 13 January 2011.
  13. ^ "[PREVIEW] MBC TV series "Supper of the Gods" (tentative title)". 10Asia. 3 February 2012.
  14. ^ "Joo Sang-wook to come back in "Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2"". Hancinema. Star MK. 22 January 2013.
  15. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (4 June 2013). "Joo Sang-uk Joins Medical Drama". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2013-06-04.
  16. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (26 September 2014). "'Rom-Com King' Joo Sang Wook to Return as Lead in Birth of a Beauty". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2014-10-30.
  17. ^ Lee, Cory (7 January 2014). "Joo Sang-wook, Rhee Min-jung to Pair Up in New TV Romcom". TenAsia. Retrieved 21 February 2014.
  18. ^ "MBC releases new drama cast". Korea JoongAng Daily. 24 August 2015.
  19. ^ "Actors team up on 'Masked'". Korea JoongAng Daily. 11 April 2015.
  20. ^ "Joo Sang-wook to star in JTBC "Fantastic" as terrible actor". Hancinema. TV Report. 25 July 2016.
  21. ^ "Joo Sang-wook Leads Drama "Grand Prince"". Hancinema. eDaily. 13 December 2017.
  22. ^ "Rhee Min Jung to Make Her Small Screen Comeback with Joo Sang-wook". SBS News. 4 July 2018.
  23. ^ "Joo Sang-wook is a detective... movie "The Scent"". Hancinema. Daum. 18 August 2011.
  24. ^ "Joo Sang-wook and Jang Mi-inae's "90 Minutes" released on the 2nd of August". Hancinema. Nate. 27 June 2012.
  25. ^ "Upcoming action-thriller centers on bullying". Korea JoongAng Daily. 2 October 2013.
  26. ^ "Joo Sang-wook in "Trot"". Hancinema. Star MK. 25 June 2014.
  27. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (3 July 2012). "Joo Sang-wook gives comedy a try". Korea JoongAng Daily. Archived from the original on 27 January 2013. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  28. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (3 July 2012). "KBS Qualifications of Men beefs up lineup with 2 new members". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  29. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (12 November 2012). "The SeeYa Releases Be With You MV Starring Joo Sang Wook and Lim Jung Eun". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-19.
  30. ^ Ko, Kyoung-seok (3 January 2011). "Ko Hyun-jung wins grand prize at SBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Retrieved 2014-07-20.
  31. ^ "Winners of 2011 Asia Model Awards". Hancinema. KBS World. 23 January 2011.
  32. ^ "Hyeon Bin, Ha Ji-won, "Secret Garden" take Korea Drama Awards Grand Prize". Hancinema. Nate. 2 October 2011.
  33. ^ "Winners Announced at 2012 KBS Entertainment Awards". 10Asia. 24 December 2012.
  34. ^ "Joo SW, Han JH win best dressed prizes at Herald·Donga TV Lifestyle Awards". The Korea Herald. 4 December 2013.
  35. ^ Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Kim Hye-soo Reclaims Glory, Good Doctor, Secret Love Win Big at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards". 10Asia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-08-22.
  36. ^ Kim, Min-jin (1 January 2015). "Four couples win best couple prize in SBS Drama Awards". K-Pop Herald. Retrieved 7 January 2015.

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