Im Si-wan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Im Si-wan Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Girlfriend, Family, Images, And More

Yim Si-wan (Korean: ; Hanja: ; born December 1, 1988) is a South Korean singer and actor who goes by the moniker Siwan. He is a member of the South Korean boy band ZE:A, as well as its sub-group ZE:A Five. As an actor, he is best known for his roles in the films The Attorney (2013) and Misaeng: Incomplete Life (2014), both of which were box office and ratings successes.

Early years

Yim Si-wan was born in Busan, South Korea, on December 1, 1988. He went to Busan Gudeok High School, Busan National University, the University of East Broadcasting Arts, and is now enrolled at Woosong Information College. Before his debut, he legally changed his first name from Woong-jae to Si-wan.

Career sZE:A

ZE:A is the main article.

Star Empire hired him as a trainee while he was attending the Chin Chin Song Festival in Busan. He joined the "Children of Empire," a nine-member group where he trained for three years. The group began doing guerrilla performances across the country in 2009. On January 7, 2010, the group debuted as ZE:A with their EP Nativity. He is also a member of the ZE:A-Five sub-unit.


Yim appeared in the period drama Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) as the younger version of Heo Yeom. Moon surpassed 40% in ratings and was designated a "national drama," catapulting Yim to fame. Later that year, Yim was cast as a cold young man with a sad story behind his negative outlook on life in the revenge drama Man from the Equator. The sitcom Standby (2012) and the drama special Waiting for Love followed (2013).

In 2013, he starred in the courtroom drama film The Attorney, in which he played a young student activist who was detained and tortured by police on suspicion of communist sympathies. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over 11 million tickets and ranking as the eighth best-selling Korean film of all time. At the Max Movie Awards and the Marie Claire Film Festival, Yim was named Best New Actor.

Yim made a comeback to television in 2014, starring in two drama series. He portrayed the youngest of three brothers who were separated as children and grew up in a cold chaebol household in Triangle. He reprised his role as a former baduk player learning to adapt to Korean corporate culture in Incomplete Life: Prequel, which was based on the webtoon adaptation and cable hit drama Misaeng: Incomplete Life. Misaeng: Incomplete Life was a commercial success, with a peak viewership rating of 8.4%, and was dubbed a "cultural phenomenon." For his performance, Im received the Excellence Award in Acting at the 4th APAN Star Awards, as well as Best New Actor awards at the 9th Cable TV Broadcasting Awards and the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.

Yim then made his big-screen debut as a leading man in the war drama film A Melody to Remember (2016), playing a good-hearted soldier who believes in a miracle even in a desperate situation. Along with Chae Soo-bin and Kim Myung-soo, he was cast in the Chinese-South Korean web drama My Catman.

Yim plays a cunning conman in the crime caper film One Line, a departure from his usual "nice guy" roles (2017). In The Merciless (2017), a crime action film in which he played an undercover cop who works for a drug-smuggling ring, he deviated even further from his clean-cut image. For the first time, Yim was invited to the Cannes Film Festival. Yim starred as an ambitious crown prince in the historical melodrama The King in Love the same year.

Yim was cast in Hell Is Other People, a thriller drama based on the webtoon of the same name, in 2019. This is his first project since joining the army. He was cast in the period sports film Boston 1947 the same year. He was also cast in the disaster film Emergency Declaration in 2020.
Yim appeared in the JTBC romance drama Run On in 2020, alongside Shin Se-kyung, Kang Tae-oh, and Choi Soo-young.

Yim appeared in the thriller drama Tracer, which aired on Wavve and MBC concurrently in 2022, and will appear in the ENA drama Summer Strike.

On February 11th, 2023, Yim held a fan concert called YIM Si wan 2023 'WHY I AM in SEOUL'.

Private life

Service in the military

He began his mandatory military service on July 11, 2017. Yim was chosen as an assistant instructor for new recruits because of his excellent performance. Yim was released from prison on March 27, 2019.


Im donated $20 million to the Ukrainian Embassy in South Korea on March 4, 2022. To assist Ukrainian war victims, he also reserved a 4-bed dormitory in Kiiwu (Kyiv) for about a month, from March 7 to April 4, to assist Ukrainian war victims.

Im donated $20 million to the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association on August 10, 2022, to assist those affected by the 2022 South Korean floods.

Im donated $10 million to help the 2023 Turkey-Syria earthquake through the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association on February 8, 2023.


Main article: ZE:A discography


TitleYearPeak chart
"Tick Tock" (째깍째깍)
(with Jo Hyun-ah of Urban Zakapa)
2017Non-album single
Soundtrack appearances
"But Still.. So.." (그래도..그래서..)[50]2014Misaeng: Incomplete Life OST Part 5
"My Heart" (내 마음은)[51]2017The King in Love OST Part 4
"I And You" (나 그리고 너)2021Run On OST Part 12
"Fire" (파이어) [52]2022Tracer OST Part 5
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.



2013Incomplete Life: PrequelJang Geu-raeShort film
The AttorneyPark Jin-woo
2014Rio 2BluKorean dubbed – voice
2016A Melody to RememberHan Sang-ryul
2017One LineLee Min-jae
The MercilessJo Hyun-soo[note 1]
2022Emergency DeclarationJin-seokScreening at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival [note 2]
2023UnlockedJoon-youngNetflix film
Road to BostonSuh Yun-bok

Television series

2010Prosecutor PrincessClub manCameo (Episode 2)
All About MarriageTraineeCameo (Episode 18)
GloriaTraineeCameo (Episode 11 & 14)
2012Moon Embracing the Sunyoung Heo-yeom
Man from the Equatoryoung Lee Jang-il
StandbyYim Si-wan
Reply 1997ROTC Seoul manCameo (Episode 4)
2013A Bit of Loveyoung Jeong Woo-sungSpecial appearance
Waiting for LoveJung Jin-kookDrama Special
2014TriangleJang Dong-woo / Yoon Yang-ha
Misaeng: Incomplete LifeJang Geu-rae
2017The King in LoveWang Won
2019Hell Is Other PeopleYoon Jong-woo
2020–2021Run OnKi Seon-gyeom
2022TracerHwang Dong-joo
Thirty-NineIm Si-wanCameo (Episode 10)
Summer StrikeAhn Dae-beom
2023Missing: The Other SideMysterious manSeason 2 (Cameo; Episode 14)

Web series

2016My CatmanJi-baek

Television shows

2012Birth of a FamilyCast member
2021House on WheelsSeason 2

Musical theatre

2013Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatJosephFebruary 19 - March 12 in Seoul


  • 2012 Honorary Ambassador of Korea Tourism Organization[86]
  • 2012 Brand Ambassador of Tissot Swatch Group Korea[87]
  • 2012 Brand Ambassador of Pret-a-Porter Busan (Busan Fashion Week)[88]
  • 2012 Honorary Ambassador of Woosong University of Informatics[89]
  • 2013 Brand Youth Ambassador of Gyeonggi Province[90]
  • 2014 High Ambassador of Korea International Trade Association[91]
  • 2014 Brand Ambassador of FinTech Financial Technology Group Inc[92]
  • 2023 PR Ambassador for the 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan[93]

Awards and nominations

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination

Award ceremonyYearCategoryNominee / WorkResult
APAN Star Awards2015Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesMisaeng: Incomplete LifeWon
2022Top Excellence Award, Actror in an OTT DramaTracerNominated
Popularity Star Award, ActorNominated
Asia Contents Awards2022Best ActorNominated
Asian Film Awards2014Best NewcomerThe AttorneyNominated
2022Best Supporting ActorEmergency DeclarationNominated
Asia Model Awards2015Asia Special Award, ActorMisaeng: Incomplete LifeWon
Baeksang Arts Awards2014Best New Actor – FilmThe AttorneyNominated
Best Fashionista AwardWon
2015Best New Actor – TelevisionMisaeng: Incomplete LifeWon
2022Best Actor – TelevisionTracerNominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards2014Best New ActorThe AttorneyNominated
Popularity AwardWon
2022Best Supporting ActorEmergency DeclarationNominated
Blue Dragon Series Awards2022Best Leading ActorTracerNominated
Buil Film Awards2014Best New ActorThe AttorneyNominated
2022Best Supporting ActorEmergency DeclarationWon
Cable TV Broadcasting Awards2015Best ActorMisaeng: Incomplete LifeWon
Grand Bell Awards2014Best New ActorThe AttorneyNominated
Popularity AwardWon
2022Best Supporting ActorEmergency DeclarationNominated
InStyle Star Icon2016Best Idol ActorMisaeng: Incomplete LifeA Melody to RememberWon
Korea Drama Awards2012Best New ActorMoon Embracing the SunNominated
2015Top Excellence Award, ActorMisaeng: Incomplete LifeNominated
Actor Special Jury PrizeWon
2022Top Excellence Award, ActorTracerNominated
Korean Film Actor's Association Awards2014Popularity AwardThe AttorneyWon
Korean Film Producers Association Awards2022Best Supporting ActorEmergency DeclarationWon
Korea Financial Services Commission2015Special Achievement AwardIm Si-wanWon
London Asian Film Festival2022Buldak Rising Star AwardEmergency DeclarationWon
Max Movie Awards2014Best New ActorThe AttorneyWon
Best Supporting ActorNominated
2016Rising Star AwardIm Si-wanWon
Marie Claire Film Awards2014Best New ActorThe AttorneyWon
MBC Drama Awards2012Moon Embracing the SunNominated
Popularity AwardNominated
2014Best New ActorTriangleWon
2017Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday DramaThe King in LoveNominated
2022Top Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesTracerNominated
MBC Entertainment Awards2012Best Newcomer in a SitcomStandbyWon
Mnet 20's Choice Awards20's Booming StarMoon Embracing the SunNominated
Seoul WebFest Awards2017Best ActorMy CatmanNominated
The Musical Awards2013Best New ActorJoseph and the Amazing Technicolor DreamcoatNominated
The Seoul Awards2017Popularity Award, ActorThe MercilessWon
tvN10 Awards2016Made in tvN, Actor in DramaMisaeng: Incomplete LifeNominated


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement

Forbes2015Korea Power Celebrity35th

Im Si-wan Biography

NameIm Si-wan
Date of Birth1-Dec-1988
Age in 202335
Birth PlaceBusan
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.75 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
HeightIn Centimeters: 175 cm.
In Meters: 1.75 m.
In Feet Inches: 5'9"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Im Si-wan.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Im Si-wan?

The Net Worth of Im Si-wan is $1.5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Im Si-wan?

The height of Im Si-wan is 1.75.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Im Si-wan?

The birthplace of Im Si-wan is Busan

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Im Si-wan?

The birthday of Im Si-wan is on 1-Dec-1988.

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The marital status of Im Si-wan is: Yet to update.

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