Jo Jung-suk Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Jo Jung-suk Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Jo Jung-suk is a South Korean actor who was born on December 26, 1980. He began his career in theater, appearing in many musicals and plays, including Spring Awakening, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, and the stage adaptation of The Harmonium in My Memory.

Jo made his film debut as a comedic supporting actor in the 2012 box office hit Architecture 101, which became his breakout role, after nearly a decade on the stage. The television series The King 2 Hearts (2012), You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin (2013), Oh My Ghost (2015), Don't Dare to Dream (2016), Hospital Playlist (2020), as well as the films The Face Reader (2013), My Love, My Bride (2014), My Annoying Brother (2016), Exit (2019).


Jo Jung-suk had always desired to perform on stage. He was admitted to Seoul Institute of the Arts' Theater department on a student loan, but after his father died in 2000, Jo's widowed mother became completely reliant on him. Due to family circumstances, he was granted an exemption from military service, and he dropped out of school before graduating to begin earning money through musicals. In 2004, he made his professional acting debut in The Nutcracker.

Jo then became active and well-known in musical theatre, appearing in 25 musicals in his first nine years of career, including Organ in My Heart (musical adaptation of The Harmonium in My Memory), Janggeum the Great (musical adaptation of Jewel in the Palace), and Korean productions of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Grease, The Island, and Spring Awakening.

In 2011, he landed his first television role as an awkward but talented music student on the cable series What's Up. However, 2012 would be his breakthrough year, with roles in two high-profile projects. In his feature film debut, he played a supporting role in the box office smash Architecture 101. Jo's performance as the young hero's best friend Nab-ddeuk was filled with personality and comic timing, and he won Best New Actor at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, as well as nominations from the Grand Bell Awards and the Buil Film Awards. In his third onscreen role as earnest soldier Eun Shi-kyung in the drama series The King 2 Hearts, he was once again a scene stealer. Jo's versatility and screen presence in those projects boosted his mainstream popularity, resulting in nearly twenty offers for films and TV series, not to mention commercials.

He then starred in the big-screen comedy Almost Che, which was loosely based on a 1985 incident in which student activists forcibly occupied the US Cultural Center in Seoul and engaged in a standoff with police. Jo returned to television in his first onscreen leading role in the 2013 family drama You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin, after filming the Song Kang-ho-starred period drama The Face Reader (for which he later won Best Supporting Actor at the Grand Bell Awards).

In 2014, Jo appeared in two films: the period thriller The Fatal Encounter, in which he played an assassin targeting King Jeongjo, and the romantic comedy My Love, My Bride, a remake of the 1990 hit of the same name, in which he and Shin Min-ah played a newly married couple.
Oh My Ghost, a commercial and critical success in 2015, starred Jo as an arrogant star chef who falls for his kitchen assistant who has been possessed by a virgin ghost. He also starred in The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's Tattoo, in which he played a TV news reporter who gets a scoop, and Time Renegade, a time-traveling thriller.

Jo appeared in SBS's romantic comedy Don't Dare to Dream in 2016 as an announcer who falls for a weather announcer (played by Gong Hyo-jin). The series was a success, and Jo rose to prominence, becoming one of the industry's most in-demand actors. He then co-starred in the comedy-drama film My Annoying Brother with Exo members Park Shin-hye and Do Kyung-soo. The film debuted at the top of the box office and received positive reviews for Jo, who was praised for his comedic timing and chemistry with co-star Do.

Jo was cast in Woo Min-gangster ho's thriller The Drug King in 2017. In the same year, he made his television debut in MBC's fantasy comedy drama Two Cops.

In 2018, Jo was cast as an antagonist in the action thriller film Hit-and-Run Squad, as well as the disaster action film Exit.

Jo appeared in the historical drama Nokdu Flower in 2019.

Jo appeared as Lee Ik-jun, an assistant professor of general surgery, in the 2020 medical drama Hospital Playlist. He returned for Season 2 in 2021.

In 2022, Jo will host the 2022 Jo Jung-suk Show at Mastercard Hall in Blue Square, Seoul, for two days, beginning at 6 p.m. on September 3 and ending at 5 p.m. on September 4.


Jo Jung-seok has worked as an advertising model for 12 different companies. Mobile communications, credit cards, drinks, ramen, reading platforms, masks, and other items are among them. Since the success of Architecture 101 and the drama The King 2 Hearts in 2012, Jo has been receiving love calls from advertising. His first commercial on terrestrial television was as an LG U+ model.

Jo's career was boosted by the success of the film My Annoying Brother. In 2016, he was chosen as the brand ambassador for an online English learning platform. His CF video quickly went viral on social media.

Jo's tuna CF with Son Na-eun was another well-known CF. Jo was ranked fourth in a CF revenue chart in 2021.

Jo has been in a relationship with the singer Gummy since 2013. Jo and Gummy announced their engagement in June 2018. On October 8, 2018, it was revealed that the couple married privately. Gummy's agency confirmed on January 6, 2020, that she was 7 weeks pregnant with the couple's first child. Jo and his wife Gummy are expecting their first child on August 6, 2020.


Jo Jeong-seok and Gummy, newlyweds, donated 30 million won to the National Disaster Relief Association in 2019.



2012Architecture 101Nabddeuki
Almost CheHwang Young-min / Kang Moon-mo
2013The Face ReaderPaeng-heon
2014The Fatal EncounterSal-soo
My Love, My BrideYoung-min
2015The Exclusive: Beat the Devil's TattooHeo Moo-hyuk
2016Time RenegadeJi-hwan
My Annoying BrotherGo Doo-shik
2018Intimate StrangersYeon-wooVoice
The Drug KingKim In-goo
2019Hit-and-Run SquadJung Jae-cheol
TBANation of HappinessJung In-hoo
PilotJung WooWavve Film

Television series

2011What's UpKim Byung-gun
2012The King 2 HeartsEun Shi-kyung
2013You Are the Best!Shin Joon-ho
2015Oh My GhostKang Sun-woo
2016Don't Dare to DreamLee Hwa-shin
The Legend of the Blue SeaYoo Jeong-hoonCameo (Ep. 7–8)
2017–2018Two CopsCha Dong-tak / Gong Su-chang
2018Familiar WifeKang Sun-wooCameo (Ep. 15)
2019Nokdu FlowerBaek Yi-kang
2020–2021Hospital PlaylistLee Ik-joonSeason 1–2

Television show

2016Youth Over Flowers (Iceland)Cast member
2021Wise Mountain Village Life

Web shows

2021Saturday Night Live KoreaHostEpisodes 3


2004The Nutcracker
2005Nunsense A-MenSister Mary Leo
2006Kingdom of the WindHo-dong
Le Passe-MurailleNewsvendor
You're a Good Man, Charlie BrownCharlie Brown
2006–2007Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig
2007All Shook UpChad
First LoveHae-soo
Pump Boys and DinettesJim
2007–2008Le Passe-MurailleNewsvendor
2008Evil DeadAsh
Organ in My HeartKang Dong-soo
Janggeum the GreatJo Gwang-jo
Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig
2009The IslandJohn
2009–2010Spring AwakeningMoritz
2010–2011True WestAustin
2011Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig
The Vagina Monologues
2012Cult Holrangjeok Show
2014Blood BrothersMickey
2016Hedwig and the Angry InchHedwig
2018Amadeus[68]Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


Soundtrack appearances

TitleYearPeak chart positionSalesAlbum
Blue Sleeves2012Almost Che OST
Dreams Come TrueWhat's Up (TV series) OST
Might Gonna
With You
I Completely Love You2013You Are the Best! OST
My Love, My Bride (with Shin Min-a)2014My Love, My Bride OST
Gimme a Chocolate2015Oh My Ghost OST
Don't Worry (with D.O.)2016100KOR: 19,498My Annoying Brother OST
Aloha202011Hospital Playlist OST
I Like You2021810Hospital Playlist 2 OST

Compilation appearances

2006"Sugar Daddy"
Angry Inch"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
cast recording
"아버지가 좋아요"
"너의 바다는"
"하지만 나는 안가"
"해수의 바다"
"아직 늦지 않았어"
"사랑해 언제까지나"
First Love cast recording
2008"내 마음의 풍금"
"나의 사랑 수정(Love Thema)"
"나비의 꿈"
"봄이다 그치"
"홍연이 안 왔어요"
Organ in My Heart cast recording
2011"Tear Me Down"
Wig in a Box"
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
cast recording

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 MiniseriesOh My GhostNominated
2018Top Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesTwo CopsNominated
2021Top Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesHospital PlaylistNominated
Baeksang Arts Awards2013Best New Actor – TelevisionThe King 2 HeartsNominated
2017Best Actor – TelevisionDon't Dare to DreamNominated
2020Best Actor – FilmExitNominated
Blue Dragon Film Awards2012Best New ActorArchitecture 101Won
2013Best Supporting ActorThe Face ReaderNominated
2019Best Leading ActorExitNominated
Brand of the Year Awards2020Best Actor of the YearHospital PlaylistWon
Best OST of the Year"Aloha"Won
Buil Film Awards2012Best New ActorArchitecture 101Nominated
Best Supporting ActorNominated
Busan International Film Festival2019Marie Claire Asia Star Awards: Asia Star AwardJo Jung-sukWon
Chunsa Film Art Awards2020Best ActorExitNominated
Cine 21 Awards2012Best New ActorArchitecture 101Won
Genie Music Awards2020Best OST"Aloha"Won
Golden Disc Awards2021Won
Grand Bell Awards2012Best Supporting ActorArchitecture 101Nominated
Best New ActorNominated
2013Best Supporting ActorThe Face ReaderWon
KBS Drama Awards2013Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaYou're the Best, Lee Soon-shinWon
Best Couple AwardJo Jung-suk with IU
You're the Best, Lee Soon-shin
KOFRA Film Awards2013Best New ActorArchitecture 101Won
Korea Advertisers Association2021Advertisers' Choice-Great Model AwardJo Jung-sukWon
Korean Association of Film Critics Awards2013Best Supporting ActorThe Face ReaderWon
Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards2012Best New ActorArchitecture 101Won
Korea Drama Awards2012The King 2 HeartsNominated
2015Excellence Award, ActorOh My GhostNominated
2019Grand Prize (Daesang)Nokdu FlowerNominated
Korea Film Actors Association2016Korea's Top StarMy Annoying BrotherWon
Korea First Brand award2020Male Commercial ModelJo Jung-sukWon
2022Best ActorJo Jung-sukWon
Korea Musical Awards2008Best New ActorOrgan in My HeartWon
2009Best Supporting ActorSpring AwakeningWon
Korea World Youth Film Festival2013Best New ActorThe Face ReaderWon
2014Popularity AwardMy Love, My BrideWon
Max Movie Awards2014Best Supporting ActorThe Face ReaderNominated
MBC Drama Awards2012Best New ActorThe King 2 HeartsNominated
2017Grand Prize (Daesang)Two CopsNominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday DramaWon
Melon Music Awards2020Best OST"Aloha"Won
Mnet Asian Music Awards2020Best OST"Aloha"Nominated
Song of the YearNominated
2021Best OST"I Like You"Won
Mnet 20's Choice Awards201220's Booming ActorArchitecture 101The King 2 HeartsWon
SBS Drama Awards2016Grand Prize (Daesang)Don't Dare to DreamNominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Romantic Comedy DramaWon
Top 10 Stars AwardWon
2019Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-Length DramaNokdu FlowerWon
Seoul Music Award2020Best OST"Aloha"Won
Style Icon Awards2012New IconJo Jung-sukWon
The Musical Awards2009Best ActorJanggeum the GreatNominated
2010Best Supporting ActorSpring AwakeningWon
tvN10 Awards2016Romantic Comedy KingOh My GhostNominated
Two Star AwardWon
Best Kiss AwardJo Jung-suk with Park Bo-young
Oh My Ghost
6th place

State honors

Name of the organization, year presented, and the award given

South Korea[a]2016Cultural Minister Award
Taxpayers' Day2021Presidential Commendation


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

Cine212021Actors that will lead Korean Video Content Industry in 20226th[b]
Forbes2017Korea Power Celebrity9th

Jo Jung-suk Biography

NameJo Jung-suk
Date of Birth26-Dec-1980
Age in 202343
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.75 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionSouth Korean Actor
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 StatusMarried
Marriage Date​(m. 2018)​

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Jo Jung-suk.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Jo Jung-suk?

The Net Worth of Jo Jung-suk is $5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Jo Jung-suk?

The height of Jo Jung-suk is 1.75.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Jo Jung-suk?

The birthplace of Jo Jung-suk is Seoul, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Jo Jung-suk?

The birthday of Jo Jung-suk is on 26-Dec-1980.

  1. Is Jo Jung-suk Married?

The marital status of Jo Jung-suk is: Married.

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