Joo Sang-wook

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Joo.
Joo Sang-wook
Born (1978-07-18) July 18, 1978 (age 38)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Namseoul University - Visual Design
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Agent Madin Entertainment
Korean name
Hangul 주상욱
Hanja 朱相昱
Revised Romanization Ju Sang-uk
McCune–Reischauer Chu Sang-uk

Joo Sang-wook (Hangul주상욱; 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]


Television series[edit]

Year Korean title English title Role Network
1997 다큐X Docu X Lee Jin-soo SBS
1998 신세대 보고서 어른들은 몰라요 New Generation Report: Adults Don't Know KBS1
내일 Park Geon EBS
1999 네 꿈을 펼쳐라 Park Geon EBS
2006 청해의 꿈 EBS
MBC 베스트 극장: 놈들의 수다[6] MBC Best Theater MBC
2007 에어시티 Air City Ahn Kang-hyun MBC
깍두기 Kimcheed Radish Cubes Park Jae-woo MBC
드라마시티: 은둔하는 북의 사람 Drama City "North Koreans to Come Out of Hiding"[7] Park KBS2
2008 드라마시티: 실연 복수 전문가 Miss 조 Drama City "The Love Revenger, Miss Jo" Lee Ki-hyeon KBS2
아빠셋 엄마하나 One Mom and Three Dads Jung Chan-young KBS2
춘자네 경사났네 Chunja's Happy Events Lee Joo-hyuk MBC
2009 그저 바라보다가 The Accidental Couple Kim Kang-mo KBS2
선덕여왕 Queen Seondeok Wolya MBC
2010 자이언트 Giant Jo Min-woo SBS
2011 파라다이스 목장 Paradise Ranch Seo Yun-ho SBS
마이 프린세스 My Princess Hyun-woo (cameo, ep 9) MBC
가시나무새 The Thorn Birds Lee Young-jo KBS2
특수사건 전담반 TEN Special Affairs Team TEN Yeo Ji-hoon OCN
왔어 왔어 제대로 왔어 You're Here, You're Here, You're Really Here Sang-hoon (cameo) MBN
2012 신들의 만찬 Feast of the Gods Choi Jae-ha MBC
2013 특수사건 전담반 TEN 시즌 2 Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2 Yeo Ji-hoon OCN
굿 닥터 Good Doctor Kim Do-han KBS2
방과 후 복불복 After School: Lucky or Not cameo, ep 3 Nate Hoppin/
연애를 기대해 Waiting for Love restaurant staff (cameo, ep 2) KBS2
2014 로맨스가 필요해 3 I Need Romance 3 Joo-yeon's ex-boyfriend (cameo, ep 1) tvN
앙큼한 돌싱녀 Cunning Single Lady Cha Jung-woo MBC
미녀의 탄생 Birth of a Beauty Han Tae-hee SBS
2015 복면검사 Masked Prosecutor Ha Dae-chul KBS2
화려한 유혹 Glamorous Temptation Jin Hyung-Woo MBC


Year Korean title English title Role
2006 아랑 Arang Jae-hyuk
2007 최강 로맨스 The Perfect Couple Kim Jong-hyuk(Cameo)
2008 아내가 결혼했다 My Wife Got Married Han Jae-kyung
2010 용서는 없다 No Mercy Lee Sung-ho's defense lawyer (cameo)
2012 간기남 The Scent Han Gil-ro
90분 90 Minutes Sang-hee
2013 응징자 Days of Wrath Joon-seok
2014 조선미녀 삼총사 The Huntresses Sa-hyun
2015 트로트 Trot Jae-gu

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Notes
Taxi tvN Ep 171 (Christmas special) - Guest
Happy Together KBS2 The Thorn Birds special - Guest alongside Han Hye-jin, Kim Min-jung and Seo Do-young
Win Win KBS2 Ep 53 - Guest
Running Man SBS Ep 76, 77 - Guest alongside Ji Jin-hee, Kim Sung-soo, Lee Chun-hee and IU
Invincible Youth 2 KBS2 Ep 27 - Guest alongside In Gyo-jin
2012-2013 Qualifications of Men KBS2 Regular cast member[8][9]
Happy Together KBS2 Good Doctor special - Guest alongside Joo Won, Kim Young-kwang and Jung Man-sik
Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy SBS Ep 112 - Guest
Running Man SBS Ep 169 - Guest alongside Yang Dong-geun
Showbiz Korea - Star Lounge Arirang TV Ep 832 - Guest[10]
Running Man SBS Ep 219 - Guest alongside Han Ye-seul, Jung Gyu-woon, Wang Ji-hye and Han Sang-jin

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2011 "Stay the Night" Jeong Seung-won
2012 "Be With You"[11] The SeeYa
"Venus" Hello Venus


Year Artist Song Title From 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
2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Giant Won
Best Couple Award with Hwang Jung-eum Won
2011 6th Asia Model Festival Awards Model Star Award N/A Won
4th Korea Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Giant, The Thorn Birds Won
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
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
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
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Cunning Single Lady Nominated
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated
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


  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. ^ "Interview with Joo Sang Wook, Lead Actor of Korean TV Series TEN". HallyuSG. June 2012. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
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  8. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (3 July 2012). "Joo Sang-wook gives comedy a try". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  9. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (3 July 2012). "KBS Qualifications of Men beefs up lineup with 2 new members". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ "Star Lounge: Joo Sang-wook". Arirang. Retrieved 2014-05-21. 
  11. ^ 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. 

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