January 14, 1981
Busan, South Korea
|Education||Seoul Institute of the Arts - Film
Kyung Hee University Graduate School of Journalism and Communication - Master's degree in Cultural Contents Studies
|Spouse(s)||Kim Yoo-mi (m. 2016)|
|Revised Romanization||Gim Jeong-guk|
Jung Woo (born Kim Jung-guk on January 14, 1981) is a South Korean actor.
Jung Woo made his acting debut in 2006, and began his career appearing in minor roles on film and television. He drew attention in 2008 for his turn as a morally challenged but lovable villain in action film Spare, the directorial debut of Lee Seong-han.
In 2009, Lee directed Jung Woo again, this time in the leading role in Wish, a film which Jung Woo had written himself based on his own experiences as a troubled youth dreaming of becoming the number one fighter at his school. The character uses his real name Kim Jung-guk and nickname Jjianggu, the movie was shot at his childhood home and high school, Busan Commercial High School, and Jung Woo's real-life friends play themselves in the film. Spanning the years from Jjianggu's school life to his father's last days, the film was an official selection at the 2009 Busan International Film Festival. Jung Woo was praised for his performance, and won Best New Actor at the prestigious Grand Bell Awards in 2010.
In 2013, Jung Woo played a supporting role as a baker who falls for a divorced single mother in the family drama You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin. His mainstream popularity further increased when he was cast as one of the main characters of Reply 1994, a cable drama about a group of young students from different regions in Korea living together in a boarding house while going to college in 1990s Seoul. This was followed by a role in arthouse spy movie Red Family, produced by Kim Ki-duk.
Jung Woo next starred in the 2015 musical biopic C'est Si Bon. Set in the eponymous live music cafe in Mugyo-dong, downtown Seoul, the film depicted the formation of legendary folk music group Twin Folio, which was active from the 1960s to 80s.
|2001||Running 7 Dogs|
|2002||Break Out||Henchman 7|
|Conduct Zero||Gangster Dan-gun|
|2003||My Tutor Friend||Thug|
|A Good Lawyer's Wife||Neighborhood bully|
|Spring Breeze||Young friend 2|
|2004||He Was Cool||Ppa-Park-yi|
|Spin Kick||Park Do-soo|
|2005||The President's Last Bang||Han Jae-guk|
|2006||Bloody Tie||Detective Kim|
|The City of Violence||young Wang-jae|
|How the Lack of Love Affects Two Men||Ignorant person|
|Dachimawa Lee||MP captain|
|2009||Wish||Jjianggu||also credited as screenwriter|
|2012||Doomsday Book||Joong-dong||segment "A Brave New World"|
|2013||Red Family||Kim Jae-hong|
|2015||C'est Si Bon||Oh Geun-tae|
|The Himalayas||Park Mu-taek|
|2017||New Trial||Lee Joon-young|
|2005||Sad Love Story||Lee Min-ho||MBC|
|Princess Lulu||Assistant manager Lee||SBS|
|2007||If In Love...Like Them||SBS/Mnet|
|Bad Love||Han Jung-woo||KBS2|
|2009||Cinderella Man||Ma Yi-san||MBC|
|Green Coach||Kang Seok-jong||SBS|
|2010||Dandelion Family||Kim No-shik||MBC|
|2012||Drama Special "The Great Dipper"||Park Yong-dae||KBS2|
|2013||You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin||Seo Jin-wook|
|Reply 1994||Sseureki(nickname) Kim jae-jun(full name)||tvN|
|2015-2016||Reply 1988||Sseureki(nickname) Kim jae-jun(full name) (cameo)|
|2013||Happy Together||KBS2||Guest, episode 297|
|2014||Taxi||tvN||Guest, episodes 317-318|
|2015||You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Guest|
|Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village||tvN||Guest, episodes 5-6|
|2016||Youth Over Flowers||Cast member|
|"Fall in Love with Someone"|
|2006||"The Day"||JeA and Kim Yeonji|
|2007||"New Skin"||Monday Kiz|
|"A Good Man"|
|"What Can I Do If I Like It"||Black Pearl|
|"Finally It's You"|
|"White Lie"||Lee Seung-gi|
|"Why Are You Leaving"|
|2009||"Jjarajajja"||Joo Hyun-mi and Seohyun|
|"It's Over"||Jung Yup|
|LG Uplus||with Go Ara|
|Windsor Whiskey||with Sung Dong-il|
|Mr. Pizza||with Son Yeon-jae|
|Trugen||with Yoo Yeon-seok and Son Ho-jun|
Awards and nominations
|2010||47th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||
|2013||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||
|2014||9th Asia Model Festival Awards||Popularity Award||N/A||Won|
|50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||
|Most Popular Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|9th Seoul International Drama Awards||People's Choice Actor||Nominated|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Won|
|2015||19th Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival||Fantasia Award||
- Hong, Grace Danbi (21 May 2015). "Jung Woo Signs with FNC Entertainment". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2015-05-21.
- Han, Sung-joo (19 August 2008). "Spare offers plenty more than fist-fights". The Korea Herald via Hancinema. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "New Films". Korean Film Biz Zone. 1 January 2010. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- Lee, Hyo-won (31 October 2010). "Poetry sweeps 47th Daejong Film Awards". The Korea Times. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Today's Photo: March 5, 2013". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- "Reply 1994's "Trash Oppa" Jung Woo Poses for CeCi and Talks About Co-Stars' Acting". Soompi. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- Yun, Chloe (20 December 2013). "Reply 1994 Jung Woo Reveals Sexy Masculine Pictorial". BNTNews. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- "Jung Woo to star in new film". The Korea Times. 10 March 2014. Archived from the original on 11 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-03-11.
- Lee, Eun-sun (6 February 2015). "Jung Woo selects another retro role". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-02-09.
- "Jung Woo Says He'd Put Love Before Friendship". The Chosun Ilbo. 28 February 2015. Retrieved 2015-03-06.
- Ahn, Woorim (13 January 2016). "Jung Woo Gets Married with Kim Yumi". BNTNews. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- Yoon, Ga-yi (17 January 2016). "Jung Woo and Kim Yu Mi's Wedding Ceremony Photos Released". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- "Actors Jung Woo, Kim Yu-mi to tie the knot". The Korea Times. 13 January 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-18.
- Wee, Geun-woo (29 January 2010). "PREVIEW: MBC weekend drama Dandelion Family". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-07-07.
- Lee, Cory (2 January 2014). "Kim Hye-soo Reclaims Glory, Good Doctor, Secret Love Win Big at the 2013 KBS Drama Awards". TenAsia. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
- "Stars on the red carpet at Baeksang Awards". The Korea Herald. 28 May 2014. Retrieved 2014-06-02.
- Conran, Pierce (10 July 2015). "LEE Min-ho and MOON Chae-won to Receive BiFan Awards". Korean Film Biz Zone. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
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