Joo Sang-wook

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Joo Sang-wook
Born (1978-07-18) July 18, 1978 (age 39)
Seoul, South Korea
Education Namseoul University - Visual Design
Occupation Actor
Years active 1998–present
Agent Will Entertainment
Spouse(s) Cha Ye-ryun (m. 2017)
Korean name
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]

Personal life[edit]

Joo Sang-wook and actress Cha Ye-ryun confirmed that they being in a relationship since March 2016 and they plan to marry in May.[6] Joo met Cha Ye-ryun on the set of 2015 TV series Glamorous Temptation.

Cha Ye-ryun & Joo Sang-wook got married on 25 May 2017 at Grand Walkerhill Hotel, Seoul, South Korea.


Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
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"[7] Park KBS2
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
2011 Paradise Ranch Seo Yun-ho
My Princess Hyun-woo (cameo, ep 9) MBC
The Thorn Birds Lee Young-jo KBS2
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
2013 Special Affairs Team TEN Season 2 Yeo Ji-hoon OCN
Good Doctor Kim Do-han KBS2
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
Cunning Single Lady Cha Jung-woo MBC
2015 Glamorous Temptation Jin Hyung-woo
The Man in the Mask Ha Dae-chul KBS2
2016 Fantastic (TV Series) Ryu Hae-sung JTBC
2018 Grand Prince Lee Kang TV Chosun


Year Title Role
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
90 Minutes Sang-hee
2013 Days of Wrath Joon-seok
2014 The Huntresses Sa-hyun
2015 Trot Jae-gu

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2012-2013 Qualifications of Men KBS2 Regular cast member[8][9]

Music video[edit]

Year Song Title Artist
2011 "Stay the Night" Jeong Seung-won
2012 "Be With You"[10] 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 2010 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Giant Won
Best Couple Award
with Hwang Jung-eum
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
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


  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. Archived from the original on 2013-02-21. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  6. ^ KpopJoA (March 29, 2017). "Actor couple Joo Sang Wook and Cha Ye Ryun also getting married in May!" (in Korean). Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
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  8. ^ 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. 
  9. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (3 July 2012). "KBS Qualifications of Men beefs up lineup with 2 new members". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-19. 
  10. ^ 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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