Nam Woo-hyun

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Nam Woo-hyun
Woohyun at Dilemma Tour in Tokyo on May 2015 01.jpg
Woohyun in 2015
Background information
Native name 남우현
Birth name Nam Woo-hyun
Born (1991-02-08) February 8, 1991 (age 26)
Seoul, South Korea
Genres K-pop
Occupation(s) Singer, actor
Years active 2010–present
Labels Woollim Entertainment
Associated acts
Website Nam Woohyun

Nam Woo-hyun (Hangul남우현; Hanja南優賢; born February 8, 1991),[1] commonly known by his mononym Woohyun, is a South Korean singer and actor with the boy band Infinite.[2] In 2016 he released a solo album.


Nam Woo Hyun was born and raised in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated from Dong-ah Institute of Media and Arts, majoring in Applied Music.[3] He auditioned at Woollim Entertainment to pursue a career as a solo singer,[4] and was accepted into Woollim along with 2 other agencies, one of which being YG Entertainment.[5] He ultimately decided to go with Woollim and began training as an idol trainee.


2010–13: Debut with Infinite and Solo activities[edit]

Infinite debuted on June 9, 2010.[6] In September 2011, Woohyun joined Immortal Songs 2 as a fixed member.[7] His first performance on the show aired on October 1. On November 1, it was announced that he would be leaving the show due to Infinite's upcoming Japanese promotions, and his final episode was aired November 5.[8] He later made two more additional appearances on the show, once by himself in January 2012,[9] and again with group mate Sunggyu in December 2012.[10]

In 2012, his career in musical theatre began with a supporting role in the musical Gwanghwamun Sonata. Woohyun and Sunggyu shared the role of Jiyong, the son of the female lead.[11] The musical ran in Korea from January 3 to March 11, 2012, and in Japan from January 4 to January 6, 2013.

Woohyun made his first foray into acting in August 2012 with a minor role in the drama The Thousandth Man.[12]

In February 2013, he released a duet song titled "선인장" (Cactus) with South Korean Indie Singer, Lucia.[13] It is a cover of Epitone Project's song of the same, and was included as part of a special project album, Re;code.[14]

2014–15: Toheart's debut and solo activities[edit]

On February 20, 2014, SM Entertainment announced the formation of a special unit, Toheart, consisting of Infinite's Woohyun and Shinee's Key.[15] A prologue video was released on the same day.[16] Toheart debuted with their first mini album and title track Delicious on March 10[17] and made their live debut on March 12 through a MelOn Premiere Showcase.[18]

In April 2014, Woohyun was cast in a lead role for the KBS drama Hi! School: Love On alongside Kim Sae-ron and group mate Lee Sung-yeol, playing the character Shin Woohyun. The drama aired once a week on Fridays from July 11 to December 19, 2014.[19] He released a soundtrack "사랑이 올 때" (When Love Comes) for SBS drama Modern Farmer on October 24, 2014.[20] In December 2014, Woohyun debuted as direct film with directing horror short film, 홍콩에서 생긴일 (What Happened in Hong Kong).[21] Woohyun currently plays as a striker for the South Korean celebrity football club, FC Men. Having previously played for FC One, he was recruited to FC Men in early 2015.[22] He made his football debut with FC Men on May 17, 2015, in a charity match against Jeju United FC.[23]

2016-present: Solo debut[edit]

In 2016 he released a solo album, Write...[24]

In June 2016, for the first time in over three years, Woohyun returned as guest on Immortal Song. In that episode, Woohyun scored 439 points, the highest score among idols in the mentioned program.[25]



Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Album Song Notes
2012 2012 SBS Gayo Daejun The Color Of K-Pop 눈물나게 아름다운 (Tearfully Beautiful) With Dramatic Blue
2013 Re;Code Episode II 선인장 (Cactus) With Lucia
2014 Modern Farmer OST 사랑이 올 때 (When Love Comes)

Songwriting and composing credits[edit]

Year Song Album
2013 Beautiful [26] New Challenge
2014 눈을 감으면 (Close My Eyes) [27] Season 2
함께 (Together) [28] Grow OST
2016 Everyday Write..
향기 (scent)"
Stand by Me



Year Title Role Notes
2012 INFINITE Concert Second Invasion Evolution The Movie 3D Himself Documentary film of Infinite encore concert
2014 Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life[29] Documentary film of Infinite first world tour

Television drama[edit]

Year Network Title Role Notes
2012 MBC The Thousandth Man[30] Nam Woo-hyun Supporting Role
2014 KBS2 Hi! School: Love On[31] Shin Woo-hyun Lead role
2017 MBC Unusual Men & Women N/A

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role
2011 Wara Store Tooniverse Himself

Musical Theatre[edit]

Year Title Role Remarks
2012 Gwanghwamun Sonata Ji-Yong
  • Son of female lead, Yeoju. Reprised role again in Japan from January 4 to January 6, 2013.[32]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Golden Disk Awards[edit]

Year Nominee/work Award Result
2017 Write.. Disk Bonsang Award Nominated


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  2. ^ "INFINITE - Member". Woollim Entertainment. Retrieved 2010.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ "인피니트 남우현, 대학교 1년 더 다니기로 "학사학위 위해"". MY Daily. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  4. ^ "남우현, '불후2' 1승이 우승보다 값진 이유". Daum. 20 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-20. 
  5. ^ "인피니트 우현이 울림에 들어간 이유". 
  6. ^ "Infinite debuts on M! Countdown". Allkpop. June 10, 2010. 
  7. ^ "인피니트 성규 우현+서인국, '광화문연가'로 뮤지컬 배우 데뷔". Star News. 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2013-03-10. 
  8. ^ 불후의명곡' 3~4명 교체, 인피니트 우현 사퇴. Naver (in Korean). 1 Nov 2013. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  9. ^ "'Immortal Song 2' airs 'Super Big Match' episode |". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  10. ^ "INFINITE's Sunggyu and Woohyun perform on 'Immortal Song 2' trot special |". Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  11. ^ 인피니트 성규 우현+서인국, '광화문연가'로 뮤지컬 배우 데뷔. Nate (in Korean). 2011-12-27. Retrieved 2013-01-22. 
  12. ^ "INFINITE's Woohyun cast in Hyomin's upcoming drama 'The Thousandth Man'". allkpop. 17 Jul 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  13. ^ 이진현 (15 January 2015). "우현 루시아 '선인장', 두 가수의 재발견 '관심 폭발'". OBS News. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  14. ^ 인피니트 우현-루시아, 에피톤프로젝트 리메이크. Naver (in Korean). 25 February 2012. Retrieved 10 March 2013. 
  15. ^ "키 우현 유닛 출격, 20일 'Toheart' 티저 깜짝공개". Nate. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  16. ^ SMTOWN (2014-02-20), Toheart ( WooHyun & Key ) Prologue I, retrieved 2016-10-15 
  17. ^ "투하트 공개, 키 우현 절친 듀오의 맛깔나는 음악 '딜리셔스' 도전장". Nate. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  18. ^ "Toheart Whet Your Appetites with their First Stages for Delicious and Tell Me Why during their Melon Premiere Showcase". allkpop. 12 Mar 2014. Retrieved 29 May 2014. 
  19. ^ "KBS '하이스쿨' 우현·성열·남지현 출연 확정…女주인공 누가?". Naver. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  20. ^ "인피니트 우현이 부른 '모던파머' OST 공개". Star News. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  21. ^ "[#INFINITE] 홍콩에서 생긴 일...…1탄!!!". film. 3 December 2014. Retrieved 3 December 2014. 
  22. ^ "이기광-남우현 등 축구단 'FC ONE', 유소년 축구 후원금 전달 '훈훈'". Chosun. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  23. ^ "연예인 축구단 'FC-MEN' 17일 제주서 자선 경기". Yonhap News. 19 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015. 
  24. ^
  25. ^ Kim, E. (2016-06-04). "WATCH: INFINITE's Woohyun Records Highest Score By An Idol Singer On "Immortal Song 2"". Soompi. Retrieved 2016-10-15. 
  26. ^ "인피니트 "새 앨범, 집착 빼고 사랑 담았다"…'뉴 챌린지' 쇼케이스". My Daily. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  27. ^ "인피니트 우현, 솔로곡 '눈을 감으면' 발표…피아노 연주병행". TV Report. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  28. ^ "'그로우' 인피니트 남우현 "OST 발매 미정, 앨범 통해 공개하고 싶다"". TV Daily. 26 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-26. 
  29. ^ "Grow: Infinite's Real Youth Life". Han Cinema. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  30. ^ "The Thousandth Man". Asianwiki. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  31. ^ "Hi! School-Love on". Dramabeans. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 
  32. ^ "인피니트 성규 우현+서인국, '광화문연가'로 뮤지컬 배우 데뷔". Nate. 15 January 2015. Retrieved 2015-01-15. 

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