Jung Il-woo

Jung Il-woo


Jung Il-woo is a well-known South Korean actor who has appeared in a number of drama series and films, including Unstoppable High Kick, The Return of Iljimae, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, My Love, The Rise of a Tomboy, and others.

Il-woo was named the ‘Canadian Tourism Commission’ and the ’12th Jeonju International Film Festival’ ambassadors. At the ‘7th Huading Award,’ he also won the ‘Asia Male Actor Award.’

Early childhood development and education

Jung Il-woo was born in Seoul, South Korea, on September 9, 1987. He is of Asian ethnicity and holds the nationality of South Korea.

Shim Youn-ok and Jung Hae-hoon have a son named Il-woo. His father was a television news anchor and his mother was a professor at Korean National University. Jung Hana, Il-sister, woo’s is also a model.

Il-woo received his education at the ‘Seoul Institute of the Arts.’ He has been interested in acting since he was a child and later attended the ‘Hanyag University’ Theatre and Film Department.

Jung Il-woo made his acting debut in the thriller “The World of Silence” in a minor role. He became an overnight star in South Korea after appearing in the situation comedy ‘Unstoppable High Kick.’

Il-woo was cast as Ji-woo in the South Korean film ‘My Love’ in 2007. He appeared in the music videos ‘This is Me’ and ‘Goodbye Sadness’ the same year.

‘The Return of Iljimae,’ a 2009 South Korean historical action television series, starred Il-woo in the lead role. He also starred alongside Yoon Eun-Hye, Moon Chae-won, and other well-known actors in the South Korean television series ‘My Fair Lady.’

He rose to fame after portraying a character in the South Korean TV series “49 Days of a Grim Reaper” in 2011.

Il-woo also gained a lot of female fans for his role as an arrogant man in the romantic comedy ‘Flower Boy Ramyun Shop.’ She then starred alongside Lee Juck, Ahn Nae-sang, Yoon Yoo-sun, and a few others in the South Korean sitcom High Kick: Revenge of the Short Legged.

Il-woo played Prince Yang-Myung, who turns against his own brother for the throne, in the historical drama ‘Moon Embracing the Sun’ in 2012.

Il-woo appeared in a number of television shows between 2013 and 2016, including The Queen of Office, Golden Rainbow, The Night Watchman’s Journal, High-End Crush, Cinderella with Four Knights, and a few others.

Il-role woo’s in the Chinese-Korean web series ‘High-End Crush’ was a huge hit with his adoring fans, garnering 200 million views on the internet.

Il-woo rose to superstardom in 2017 after his performances in the Thailand drama ‘Gon Rak Game Ma Ya’ aka ‘Love and Lies.’ He became well-known in Thailand, and he was the first Korean actor to appear in a Thai drama series.

In 2018, Il-woo will release two drama series, Beautiful Woman and The Girl’s, but the release date has yet to be determined.

Personal life

Il-woo is currently single, but he has been linked to a number of actresses. Il-woo revealed in an interview that he was dating Sandara Park, a South Korean singer, actress, and television host.

They met on the set of the television show Return of Iljimae for the first time. They fell in love after a few dates and were together from 2010 to 2016.

Frequently, Affair
Kim Jin-Kyung is a Korean actor.

In October 2013, some online sources published an article about his relationship with Jin-Kyung, a South Korean actress and model. However, in November, Il-woo stated:

Following the marriage proposal, the couple received an unexpected one-way breakup notice. You have harmed me and my family and are extremely rude.

Lee Chung Ah is a Korean actor.

For two years, Il-woo had an affair with Lee Chung Ah, a South Korean actress. She is known for her roles in the films Temptation of Wolves, My Tutor Friend 2, and Flower Boy Ramen Shop on television.

Their relationship became public after they shared a photo of themselves on social media. However, due to their hectic schedules, the couple eventually split up.

Yoo-mi Kim

Kim Yoo-mi, a South Korean actress who won the KBS Drama Awards for Best New Actress in Man of the Sun, and Lee Je-ma were also linked to Il-woo.

Yoo-mi is currently married to Jung Woo.

 Shin-Hye Park Shin

According to some online tabloids, Il-woo and Park Shin-Hye, an actress, were dating. According to sources, they dated for seven months before breaking up.

They did not, however, reveal their relationship in public. They were, however, seen together in a number of locations.


Il-woo wanted to join the military in the fall of 2016, but his mental condition made it difficult for him to do so. Despite being diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm, a serious mental condition, he continued military training and will complete it by the end of 2018.


Il-woo was named ‘Best Actor in a Music Video’ at the 9th Mnet KM Music Festival for his performance in ‘Goodbye Sadness.’ In addition, he received the ‘1st Mnet 20’s Choice Awards for ‘Drama Star’ and ‘New Star’ Award for ‘Unstoppable High Kick.’

MBC Entertainment Awards presented Il-woo with the ‘Best Newcomer award. For his role in the Korean film ‘My Love,’ he was also nominated for ‘Best New Actor at the ’44th Baeksang Arts Awards.’ II-woo was nominated for an Academy Award for ‘My Fair Lady’ in 2009.

Il-woo was named an ambassador for the ‘Canadian Tourism Commission’ and the ’12th Jeonju International Film Festival’ in 2011. He was named the ‘Korean Representative’ at the ‘4th Japan-Korea Friendship Festival’ the following year.

Il-woo received his second Share Happiness Award from the Ministry of Health and Welfare in 2012. At the ‘7th Huading Award,’ he won the ‘Asia Male Actor Award.’

In 2013, Il-woo won the iQiyi Awards’ ‘Male Actor Award.’ He was also nominated for ‘Excellent Actor in a Miniseries’ at the MBC Drama Awards for ‘Golden Rainbow.’

Il-woo won the ‘Cosmo Beauty Awards’ in 2014 for ‘Forever Young Icon Male Star.’ For ‘The Night Watchman’s Journal,’ he received the ‘Top Excellence Award.’ In 2015, Il-woo received the ‘Most Celebrated Award’ at the ‘Asian Influence Eastern Awards.’

What is your net worth?

Jung Il-woo makes a good living from his acting career, endorsements, and advertisements. His net worth is estimated to be around $50 million.

Il-woo has appeared in a number of successful films, including My Love, The Rise of a Tomboy, and The Discloser. My Love made a huge amount of money at the box office, grossing around $6.7 million.

Facts of Jung Il-woo
Date of Birth:1987September-9
Age:34 years old
Birth Nation:South Korea
Height:5 Feet 9 Inch
NameJung Il-woo
Birth NameJung Il-woo
FatherJung Hae-hoon
MotherShim Youn-ok
NationalitySouth Korean
Birth Place/CitySeoul, South Korea
Net Worth$50 million
Eye ColorBlack
Hair ColorBlack
Face ColorWhite
Weight in KG63
Famous forActor of Unstoppable High Kick, The Return of Iljimae, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, My love, The Rise of a Tomboy, and many others
Affair withLee Chung Ah, Kim Jin-Kyung, Kim Yoo-mi
GirlfriendSingle (2018)
EducationTheatre and Film Department of �Hanyang University
AwardsMnet Asian Music Award for Music Video Acting, Ministry of Health and Welfare� Share Happiness Award, Male Actor Award� at iQiyi Awards, Forever Young Icon Male Star� at the �Cosmo Beauty Awards
Online PresenceTwitter, Facebook, & Instagram
MoviesThe World of Silence, My Love, The Rise of a Tomboy
TV ShowMy Fair Lady, 49 Days, Flower Boy Ramen Shop, High-End Crush