In March 2015
April 11, 1984
Seoul, South Korea
|Education||Sejong University - Film Arts|
|Agent||King Kong Entertainment|
|Revised Romanization||Yu Yeon-seok|
|Revised Romanization||An Yeon-seok|
Yoo Yeon-seok (born Ahn Yeon-seok on April 11, 1984) is a South Korean actor. After making his acting debut in 2003 with a small role in Oldboy, he resumed his acting career in 2008. His notable works include the films Re-encounter (2011) and Whistle Blower (2014), Perfect Proposal (2015), Mood of the day (2016) as well as the television series Reply 1994 (2013), Warm and Cozy (2015) and Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim (2016).
Early life and education
Ahn Yeon-seok lived in Seoul until he was six years old and his family moved to the South Gyeongsang Province because his father, a professor of selenodesy, was posted at a national university there. In his junior year in high school he decided to take up acting, so he followed his brother, who was studying another year to enter university, to Seoul and they lived together near the district of Samseong-dong.
While taking acting classes, the high schooler met a friend who would later work on the costume staff of film director Park Chan-wook. Remembering that he resembled actor Yoo Ji-tae, she gave him a call about auditioning for a role. So without having to pass out his resume, he made his acting debut as Yoo's younger counterpart in the acclaimed 2003 film Oldboy.
He took on supporting roles on television, such as the haughty student body president in the horror series Soul and more appealing characters in medical drama Midnight Hospital and Tasty Life. But Yoo received his best reviews yet for playing a sensitive ex-boyfriend searching for his child in indie Re-encounter.
Soon after he became known to mainstream audiences as the rich and spoiled antagonist in the box office hit melodramas Architecture 101, and A Werewolf Boy. He further raised his profile with comedy film Born to Sing and the fantasy series Gu Family Book.
2013–present: Rising popularity
Yoo rose to popularity in the nostalgic campus drama Reply 1994 in late 2013. Following his breakout year, he was cast in two high-profile films in 2014: Whistle Blower about infamous biotech researcher Hwang Woo-suk, and Joseon-set period drama The Royal Tailor. Yoo then appeared in the travel-reality show Youth Over Flowers.
In 2015, Yoo was cast in his first leading role on network television as a chef and restaurateur in the romantic comedy series Warm and Cozy, written by the Hong Sisters and set on Jeju Island. He also starred in the thriller Perfect Proposal (a remake of Woman of Straw), and The Beauty Inside (adapted from the social film of the same title). Later in the year, Yoo played the protagonist in Le Passe-Muraille ("The Man Who Walked Through Wall"); this was his first stage musical since his professional acting debut (Yoo had previously appeared in theatrical productions while still in university).
|2003||Oldboy||Young Lee Woo-jin||as 'Ahn Yeon-suk'|
|Miles to Go Before I Sleep||short film|
|2008||A Mercy Killing|
|2009||Short! Short! Short! 2009: Show Me the Money||short film "Saw"|
|2012||Ho-ya (Eighteen, Nineteen)||Ho-ya|
|Two Weddings and a Funeral||Joon|
|Horror Stories||Man||short film "Beginning"|
|A Werewolf Boy||Ji-tae|
|2013||Born to Sing||Dong-soo|
|Hwayi: A Monster Boy||Park Ji-won|
|2014||Whistle Blower||Shim Min-ho|
|The Royal Tailor||the King|
|The Beauty Inside||Woo-jin|
|2016||Love, Lies||Kim Yoon-woo|
|Mood of the Day||Jae-hyun|
|2008||General Hospital 2||Heo Woo-jin||MBC|
|2010||Running, Gu||Heo Ji-man|
|Pure Pumpkin Flower||Oh Hyo-joon||SBS|
|2011||Midnight Hospital||Yoon Sang-ho||MBC|
|A Thousand Kisses||Hyung-soo|
|2012||Tasty Life||Choi Jae-hyuk||SBS|
|What About Mom?||Kim Yeon-seok||MBC|
|2013||Gu Family Book||Park Tae-seo|
|2015||Warm and Cozy||Baek Gun-woo||MBC|
|2016||Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim||Kang Dong-joo||SBS|
|2012||Cats and Dogs||tvN||MC|
|Strong Heart||SBS||Guest, episodes 137-138|
|2013||Strong Heart||Guest, episodes 163-164|
|Hwasin – Controller of the Heart||Guest, episodes 10-11|
|2014||Taxi||tvN||Guest, episode 319|
|Youth Over Flowers||Cast member|
|Healing Camp, Aren't You Happy||SBS||Guest, episode 152|
|2016||Please Take Care of My Refrigerator||JTBC||Guest, episode 60,61|
|WEKID||MNet||Teacher / Permanent cast|
|Running Man||SBS||Guest, episode 293|
|2009||"Things to Do Tomorrow"||Yoon Jong-shin|
|"On the Days I Longed for Love"||Lee Oh Gong Gam|
|2013||"You Fool"||-||"Things to Do Tomorrow"||Sung Si-kyung|
|"The Day to Love"||Lee Seung-chul|
|"One Way Love"||Hyolyn|
|"Only Feeling You"||Yoo Yeon-seok, Son Ho-jun and Jung Woo|
|2015||"Because You're Pretty"||Standing Egg|
|2008||The Good Person of Szechwan|
|2014||Yoo Yeon-seok's Dream||Paperbook||ISBN 9788997148387|
Awards and nominations
|2011||48th Grand Bell Awards||Best New Actor||Re-encounter||Nominated|
|2012||33rd Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||Horror Stories||Nominated|
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular Actor (TV)||Reply 1994||Nominated|
|7th Style Icon Awards||Top 10 Style Icons||N/A||Won|
|2015||51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Supporting Actor||The Royal Tailor||Nominated|
|52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Nominated|
|MBC Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars Award||Warm and Cozy||Won|
|2016||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Genre Drama||Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim||Won|
|Best Couple (with Seo Hyun-jin)||Won|
|Idol Academy Award - Best Kiss (with Seo Hyun-jin)||Won|
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