Jung Woo-sung Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Jung Woo-sung Wiki, Age, Biography, Height, Wife, Family, Images, And More

Jung Woo-sung (born April 22, 1973) is a South Korean actor and the first Korean United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Goodwill Ambassador.

Jung began his career as a fashion model before rising to stardom and cult status with the gangster film Beat (1997), for which he received the Best New Actor award at the 17th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.

Jung is also well-known in other Asian countries, particularly Japan. Steel Rain (2017), The King (2017), Asura: The City of Madness (2016), The Divine Move (2014), Cold Eyes (2013); martial arts film: Reign of Assassins (2010); fantasy: The Restless (2006); dramas: Don't Forget Me (2016), City of the Rising Sun (1998), erotic thriller Scarlet Innocence (2014); romantic films: A Good Rain Knows (2009), Daisy (2006), Cold Eyes (2013); (2001). Innocent Witness (2019), his critically acclaimed film, won him Best Actor at the 40th Blue Dragon Film Awards and the Daesang (Grand Prize) for Film at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards.

He is also a skilled television actor. He won Best New Actor at the SBS Drama Awards and the 32nd Baeksang Arts Awards for his first major TV drama role in Asphalt Man (1995). (TV). He also appeared in the high-budget espionage TV series Athena: Goddess of War (2010) and the romantic drama Padam Padam (2011).

Jung grew up in Sadang-dong, then one of Seoul's poorest neighborhoods. He dropped out of high school after one year to work and thus support the family budget. He never hid this fact or regretted doing so. He was tall in elementary school, and his height caused him to hunch constantly. When attempting to break into the film industry, he was told that he was too tall to be an actor, so he began his career as a model.

Career sFilm

Jung Woo-sung made his film debut in 1994 as the lead in The Fox with Nine Tails, one of the first Korean fantasy films to use computer-generated imagery. He made his debut alongside actress Ko So-young, with whom he later collaborated twice, including in his breakthrough 1997 film Beat. Beat, directed by Kim Sung-su, is about a high school student who is forced to join a gang. Jung rose to prominence as a result of the film, becoming Korea's A-list actor and one of the most sought-after commercial models.

In 1999, he starred in the director's City of the Rising Sun as an unsuccessful boxer who befriends an unlucky swindler. Lee Jung-jae, his co-star in the film, became a lifelong friend.

Jung went on to portray a naval lieutenant in Phantom: The Submarine and a marathon runner in Love.

Musa, released in 2001, marked his third collaboration with director Kim Sung-su. Jung starred in the epic blockbuster alongside Chinese star Zhang Ziyi and received widespread exposure both in and out of Korea. Jung took on the eccentric lead role in Mutt Boy, director Kwak Kyung-fifth taek's film, after spending time in 2002 directing a series of music videos and appearing in a large number of commercials.

Jung's subsequent roles were all highly romantic, utilizing his established screen image. In the box office smash A Moment to Remember, he played an architect whose wife (Son Ye-jin) is diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer's disease, and in Daisy, set in the Netherlands, he played a hired assassin who falls in love with a street artist played by Jun Ji-hyun. In Sad Movie, he played a happily committed fireman, and in The Restless, he played a demon hunter looking for a lost love.

The Good, the Bad, and the Weird, a "kimchi western" inspired by Sergio Leone's work, would become one of Jung's most iconic roles. In The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, he used his physicality to great effect as Clint Eastwood's counterpart. The film had its world premiere at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, where it was screened out of competition. Jung attended the festival alongside his co-stars. For his performance, he received Best Supporting Actor at the 3rd Asian Film Awards and Outstanding Achievement in Acting at the 2008 Hawaii International Film Festival. Jung later collaborated with Kim Jee-woon on another short film for W Korea.

Jung then appeared in Hur Jin-romance ho's film A Season of Good Rain with Chinese actress Gao Yuanyuan and Su Chao-martial pin's arts film Reign of Assassins with Michelle Yeoh.

Jung was cast in the English-language 3D remake of John Woo's The Killer in 2011. The film would be shot in Los Angeles and would reunite him with A Moment to Remember director John H. Lee and Reign of Assassins director John Woo, who would also serve as producer. The project has been paused while John Woo works on another project. However, the project has yet to take off.

In Cold Eyes, an action thriller that became a box office hit in 2013, Jung received praise for his first villain role. He played the ruthless leader of a criminal organization that specialized in bank robberies, eluding the detectives who were chasing him with uncanny dexterity.

Jung then portrayed a revenge-seeking baduk player in The Divine Move, followed by an adulterous university professor gradually losing his sight in Scarlet Innocence. Scarlet Innocence had its world premiere at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival, where it received positive critical response. He then starred in the melodrama indie film Don't Forget Me, also known as Remember You, a remake of Lee Yoon-2010 jung's short film Remember O Goddess. Jung co-produced the film as well, explaining that he wanted to protect the director's original ideas, which other producers wanted to change.

Asura: The City of Madness, his fourth collaboration with director Kim Sung-su, was released in 2016. Jung portrayed a crooked detective who tries to save his terminally ill wife while also arresting the town mayor. Asura had its world premiere in September 2016 at the 41st Toronto Film Festival, where it was shown in the Special Presentations section. Han Jae-political rim's drama The King, which was shot in 2016 and released in 2017, was the actor's second film. The plot revolves around a senior prosecutor who is manipulated by an overconfident younger colleague connected to the mafia.

In 2017, Jung co-stars in Steel Rain as a former North Korean intelligence agent. In the science fiction action thriller Illang: The Wolf Brigade, he played an officer of the elite police unit. The film was his second collaboration with director Kim Jee-woon, and was based on the Japanese anime Jin-Roh: The Wolf Brigade.

In 2019, he will play a lawyer in the drama film Innocent Witness. At the Baeksang Arts Awards, his performance earned him the Grand Prize in Film. He appeared in the thriller Beasts that Cling to the Straw the same year.

Jung appeared in the sequel to Steel Rain, titled Steel Rain 2: Summit, in 2020. Jung co-starred in Lee Jung-directorial jae's debut, the spy action film Hunt, which premiered at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival.


Jung made his first major television appearance in the SBS drama series Asphalt Man in 1995, playing an aspiring race driver who travels to the United States to pursue his dream. The role not only increased his popularity, but also earned him critical acclaim, including Best New Actor at the 32nd Baeksang Arts Awards and SBS Drama Awards.

Jung appeared in the big-budget spy series Athena: Goddess of War in 2010, after a 15-year absence, as an NTS (National Anti-Terrorism Service) agent. Athena was a spin-off of the highly successful KBS2 drama IRIS, which aired in 2009. The series was shot on location in Italy, New Zealand, Japan, and the United States for a budget of 20 billion (US$17 million). The show aired on SBS, and its pilot episodes drew 22.8% of the audience. In January 2011, Jung and another actor were injured while filming, forcing one of Athena's episodes to be postponed for a week. The series was also adapted into a two-hour film, Athena: The Movie, which was released in 2011.

In episodes 6 and 7 of Good Life Arigatou, Papa. Sayonara, he made his Japanese drama debut as a guest star.

Jung was followed by another TV series, Padam Padam, which marked the launch of the new cable broadcasting station JTBC. "I decided on this drama because (he) was drawn to the way Noh Hee-kyung writes 'family drama.' Whether mother-son or father-son, the love and pain experienced by families is something (he)'d like to try portraying in a realistic way," Jung explained. He portrayed a man who had just been released from prison after serving a 16-year sentence for a crime he did not commit. The show debuted on December 5, 2011.

In December 2020, he took over as the lead in the SBS television series Delayed Justice, replacing Bae Seung-woo. In 2021, Jung served as an executive producer for the Netflix series The Silent Sea. In 2022, he will star in a remake of the Japanese drama Say Me to Love Me.
Work as a director

Jung began experimenting with directing in 2000. His first works were music videos for G.o.d, a popular South Korean pop music group. He directed and starred in a promotional commercial for cable channel XTM in 2012. A year later, Jung was one of four celebrities who directed a short film with the theme "Meet a Life Companion" using the smartphone Samsung Galaxy S4. Love, his short film about first love, received 1.8 million views on YouTube. He then directed another short film for the Samsung Galaxy S4, this time for the "Story of Me and S4" project. Choi Jin-hyuk played an ordinary office worker who dreams of leaving his mundane existence and entering a world of fantasy in Jung's short Beginning of a Dream; he is approached by a blue fish, rides a supersonic sports car, sees a boy floating past holding a balloon, hangs out with a hippie band in their van, and meets himself as a young boy at a bus stop.

In 2014, Jung directed three short films for Three Charmed Lives, an omnibus commissioned by the Hong Kong International Film Festival, alongside actors Francis Ng and Chang Chen. The Killer Behind the Old Man, Jung's short film, was praised by critics as the strongest and most stylish entry. In it, a son hires an ultra-methodical hitman (played by Andy Choi) to assassinate his father, but the killer is mesmerized by the man's slow-moving and ordered life, and thus hesitates to carry out his mission. In November 2014, Jung was invited to present The Killer Behind the Old Man at the 9th London Korean Film Festival.

A Man of Reason, his feature directorial debut starring himself, Kim Nam-gil, Park Sung-woong, and Kim Jun-han, was invited to the Special Presentations section of the 2022 Toronto International Film Festival, where it had its world premiere in September 2022.

Participation of the UNHCR

Jung Woo-sung was named UNHCR Korea's first celebrity supporter in May 2014. On June 17, 2015, he was officially nominated as a UNHCR National Goodwill Ambassador. In 2014, he went on his first UNHCR mission to Nepal. He then gave 50 million (US$46,000) to earthquake victims on April 25th.

He visited South Sudan in 2015 and met with Syrian refugees in Lebanon in early March 2016. In June 2017, he visited the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, where he visited the Qushtapa camp for Syrian refugees and the Hasansham U3 camp, which houses mostly Iraqis displaced from the Mosul region.

Firms that specialize in talent management

In October of 2012, Jung left Taurus Films, his agent since 2009, and founded Red Brick House, naming his manager of ten years as CEO. Jung and actor Lee Jung-jae co-founded and became CEOs of the talent management agency Artist Company in May 2016. In addition to the owners, the company represents Lee Si-a, Go Ara, Ha Jung-woo, Esom, Nam Ji-hyun, and Yum Jung-ah.

Jung has not only attended various international film festivals as an actor or director, but has also served on the juries of the following festivals:
• 2012: 17th Busan International Film Festival, South Korea; • 2013: 14th Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea; • 2014: 20th Gwangju Biennale, South Korea; • 2015: SSFF & Asia (Short Shorts Film Festival & Asia), Japan;

Private life

He is best friends with Lee Jung-jae, another actor he met while filming City of the Rising Sun. They are co-owners and co-investors in a number of companies, including management firm Artist Company.

The actor is notoriously secretive about his romantic relationships. So far, the only one he has publicly acknowledged is his brief relationship with Athena co-star Lee Ji-ah. Jung confirmed their relationship in March 2011 after they were photographed on a date in Paris. However, after Lee's previous marriages and divorces with top Korean singer-songwriter Seo Taiji were made public the following month, the Korean press reported in June that Jung and Lee had broken up. Despite this, and in contrast to some other South Korean megastars, Jung's life has been free of scandal, and he is frequently praised by fellow filmmakers for his cooperation and willingness to assist junior colleagues on the set. When eating with coworkers or ordering meals for the entire crew, he is known for picking up the tab.


On March 8, 2022, Jung and Lee Jung-jae donated 100 million won to the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association to assist victims of the massive wildfire that began in Uljin, Gyeongbuk and has spread to Samcheok, Gangwon.

On August 3, 2022, the Hope Bridge Disaster Relief Association announced that Jung and Lee Jung-jae had joined the Hope Bridge Honors Club, a group of major donors with over $100 million in donations.



List of Film

1994The Fox with Nine Tails구미호Hyuk
1996Born to Kill본투킬Kil
Shanghai Grand상해탄Ryu So-hwang
1997Beat비트Lee Min
Motel Cactus모텔 선인장Lee Mi-ku
1998City of the Rising Sun태양은 없다Do-chul
1999Phantom: The Submarine유령Number 431
2003Mutt Boy똥개Cha Cheol-min
2004A Moment to Remember내 머리속의 지우개Cheol-su
2005Sad Movie새드무비Jin-woo
2006Daisy데이지Park Yi
The Restless중천Yi-gwak
2008The Good, the Bad, the Weird좋은 놈, 나쁜 놈, 이상한 놈Park Do-won, the Good
2009Present선물Min-wooW Korea short film
A Good Rain Knows호우시절Park Dong-ha
2010Reign of Assassins검우강호Jiang Ah-sheng/Zhang Renfang
2013Cold Eyes감시자들James
2014The Divine Move신의 한 수Tae-seok
Scarlet Innocence마담 뺑덕Shim Hak-kyu
2016Don't Forget Me나를 잊지 말아요Seok-won
Asura: The City of Madness아수라Han Do-kyung
2017The King더 킹Han Kang-sik
Steel Rain강철비Eom Chul-woo
2018Intention그날, 바다narratordocumentary[90]
Illang: The Wolf Brigade인랑Jang Jin-tae
2019Innocent Witness증인Soon-ho
Trade Your Love어쩌다, 결혼traffic copSpecial appearance
2020Beasts Clawing at Straws지푸라기라도 잡고 싶은 짐승들Tae-young
Steel Rain 2: Summit강철비2: 정상회담Han Kyeong-Jae, President of South Korea
2022Hunt헌트Kim Jung-do[91][92]
A Man of Reason보호자Soo-hyukAlso director and writer[62][93]
Special appearance[94]
TBASeoul Spring서울의 봄
Special appearance[96]
Sweet Sea달짝지근해
Special appearance[97]
Special appearance[98]

Television series

Television series performances

1995Asphalt Man아스팔트 사나이Kang Dong-suk
1996Oxtail Soup곰탕

1.51.5Lee Jang-wook
2010Athena: Goddess of War아테나: 전쟁의 여신Lee Jung-woo
2011Good Life ~Arigatou, Papa. Sayonara~굿 라이프Dr. LeeCameo (episodes 6–7)
Padam Padam빠담빠담.... 그와 그녀의 심장박동소리Yang Kang-chil
2021Delayed Justice날아라 개천용Park Sam-soo[99] [note 1]
2023Tell Me That You Love Me사랑한다고 말해줘Cha Jin-woo[100]

Television shows

Television shows performances

2021Stars of West Gando, 3500서간도의 별들, 3500Narrator[note 2]

As director

Television shows performances

2000After You Left Me그대 날 떠난 후로g.o.d music videoShin Min-ah, Kim Kwang-il
2002You Just Don't Know모르죠Shin Min-ahJo In-sung
Sad Love슬픈 사랑
A Fool바보
2012EGOEGO편XTM station IDHimself
2013Love (4랑)나와 S4 이야기short filmSeo Ye-ji, Jo Seung-hyun
Beginning of a Dream
short filmChoi Jin-hyuk
2014The Killer Behind the Old Man킬러 앞에 노인short film from Three Charmed LivesAndy Choi, Woo Sang-jeon

As producer

Television shows performances

2015Don't Forget Me나를 잊지 말아요

As executive producer

Television shows performances

2021The Silent Sea고요의 바다Gong YooDoona Bae

Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
1995SBS Drama AwardsBest New ActorAsphalt ManWon
1996Baeksang Arts AwardsBest New Actor (TV)Won
1997Korean Association of Film Critics AwardsBest New ActorBeatWon
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
1999Blue Dragon Film AwardsPopular Star AwardPhantom: The SubmarineWon
2001Blue Dragon Film AwardsMusaWon
2002Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
2003Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorMutt BoyNominated
2005Chunsa Film Art AwardsBest ActorA Moment to RememberNominated
2006Korea World Youth Film FestivalFavorite ActorWon
2007Korea World Youth Film FestivalWon
2008Hawaii International Film FestivalOutstanding Achievement in ActingWon
Korea Fashion & Design AwardsBest Dressed of the YearWon
Buil Film AwardsBest ActorThe Good, the Bad, the WeirdNominated
Blue Dragon Film AwardsPopular Star AwardWon
2009Asian Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorWon
Style Icon AwardsStyle Icon ActorWon
2011Ministry of Culture, Sports and TourismDistinguished Korean Wave Entertainer Award for FilmWon
SBS Drama AwardsTop Excellence Award, Actor in a Special Planning DramaAthena: Goddess of WarNominated
2013Style Icon AwardsTop 10 Style IconWon
Korean Swan Best Dresser AwardsBest Dresser Award (Actor)Won
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorCold EyesNominated
2014Asian Film AwardsBest Supporting ActorNominated
Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Nominated
Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorThe Divine MoveNominated
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorNominated
2016Blue Dragon Film AwardsAsura: The City of MadnessNominated
Popular Star AwardWon
Busan Film Critics AwardsBest ActorWon
2017Buil Film AwardsNominated
Marie Claire Film AwardsPioneer AwardWon
The Seoul AwardsBest Actor (Film)The KingNominated
2018Baeksang Arts AwardsBest Actor (Film)Steel RainNominated
Chunsa Film Art AwardsBest ActorWon
2019Baeksang Arts AwardsGrand Prize (Daesang) for FilmInnocent WitnessWon
Best Actor (Film)Nominated
Golden Cinema Film FestivalGrand Prize (Daesang)Won
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest Leading ActorWon
Korean Film Producers Association AwardsBest ActorWon
2020Grand Bell AwardsNominated
Buil Film AwardsBeasts Clawing at StrawsNominated
2021Blue Dragon Film Awards[114][115]Best Leading ActorSteel Rain 2: SummitNominated
Korean Association of Film Critics AwardsRookie Critic AwardWon
Beautiful Artist Award
(Shin Young-kyun Arts and Culture Foundation)
Achievement Artist AwardWon
202231st Buil Film AwardsBest ActorHuntNominated
58th Grand Bell AwardsBest ActorNominated
42nd Korean Association of Film Critics AwardsBest ActorWon
43rd Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest ActorNominated
42nd Hawaiʻi International Film FestivalHalekulani Career Achievement AwardA Man of ReasonWon

State honors

Name of country, year given, and name of honor

South Korea[note 3]2021Presidential Commendation


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

Forbes2015Korea Power Celebrity16th

Jung Woo-sung Biography

NameJung Woo-sung
Date of Birth22-Apr-1973
Age in 202350
Birth PlaceSeoul, South Korea
CountrySouth Korea
NationalitySouth Korean
Height1.86 (m)
WeightUnknown (KGs)
ProfessionSouth Korean Actor
HeightIn Centimeters: 186 cm.
In Meters: 1.86 m.
In Feet Inches: 6'1"
WeightIn KG: Not known
In Pound: Not known
Eye Color-
Hair Color-
Marital StatusYet to update

Some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Jung Woo-sung.

  1. What is the Net Worth of Jung Woo-sung?

The Net Worth of Jung Woo-sung is $1.5 Million.

  1. What is the Height of Jung Woo-sung?

The height of Jung Woo-sung is 1.86.

  1. Where is the birthplace of Jung Woo-sung?

The birthplace of Jung Woo-sung is Seoul, South Korea

  1. What is the Date of Birth of Jung Woo-sung?

The birthday of Jung Woo-sung is on 22-Apr-1973.

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The marital status of Jung Woo-sung is: Yet to update.

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