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South Korea

Roman Catholic

Alma mater
Jung Il-woo



Years active

1.84 m

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9 September 1987 (age 36) (
Seoul, South Korea

HB Entertainment(2016-present)

My Love, The World of Silence

Jung Hae-hoon, Shim Youn-ok

Mnet Asian Music Award for Music Video Acting

TV shows
Moon Embracing the Sun, Flower Boy Ramen Shop, The Night Watchman's Journal, Golden Rainbow, High Kick!

Similar People
Kim Soo‑hyun, Han Ga‑in, Lee Min‑ho, Lee Chung‑ah, Kim Bum


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Jung Il-woo (Hangul정일우; born 9 September 1987) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick (2006), and the television dramas The Return of Iljimae (2009), 49 Days (2011), Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011), Moon Embracing the Sun (2012) and Cinderella and Four Knights (2016).


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Early life

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The son of a former television news anchorman, Jung Il-woo studied Broadcasting at the Seoul Institute of the Arts, then later dropped out and transferred to the Theater and Film department of Hanyang University.

In August 2006, Jung sustained injuries in a serious car accident while riding with childhood friend and fellow actor Lee Min-ho, who was badly injured in the accident.

2006–10: Beginnings and Rising popularity

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Jung made his acting debut in 2006 with a minor role in the thriller The World of Silence, but he first rose to fame playing a rebellious teen and motorcycle fanatic with a crush on his teacher in daytime family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick. He then joined the ensemble cast of 2007 romantic comedy film My Love.

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In 2009, Jung starred in his first leading role as a young warrior battling injustice in historical drama The Return of Iljimae. This was followed by a supporting role in romantic comedy My Fair Lady, as an idealistic, upper-class lawyer. He further challenged himself when he made his stage debut in 2010 as an HIV-positive gay man in the sold-out play Beautiful Sunday, written by Japanese playwright Mayumi Nakatani.

2011–14: Breakout

Jung's breakout role was in 2011 tearjerker 49 Days, in which he portrayed the Scheduler, a witty modern-day Grim Reaper. His popularity increased with his leading man turn in 2011 cable romantic comedy Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, in which he played an arrogant, immature yet lovable chaebol heir. A supporting role in hit 2012 historical drama Moon Embracing the Sun followed; Jung played a prince who becomes his half-brother's rival in love and for the throne.

Following the success of Flower Boy Ramyun Shop and Moon Embracing the Sun, Jung was launched to stardom as a Hallyu star. He won the Asia Male Actor award at Beijing's Huading Awards, the first non-Chinese entertainer to be nominated at the awards show since it began in 2005.

From 2013 to 2014, he played a prosecutor who falls in love with a girl from a family of orphans in Golden Rainbow. This was followed by a leading role as a prince turned ghost-seeing night watchman who patrols the palace after curfew and keeps the king and his citizens safe, in the supernatural period drama The Night Watchman's Journal.

2015–17: Overseas popularity

In 2015, Jung starred in the Korean-Chinese web drama High-End Crush opposite Jin Se-yeon. In less than a month, the drama series recorded over 200 million views. Jung then starred in the Chinese romantic comedy film Rise of a Tomboy, where he plays the CEO of an IT firm who helps a girl develop a love formula for a mobile app.

In January 2016, Jung signed with a new management agency, HB Entertainment. Jung made his return to Korean television in tvN's romantic comedy Cinderella and Four Knights, playing a lonely and wild-child rebel who is not yet used to being a member of a rich family, having lived most of his life as an orphan.

In 2017, Jung starred in Gon Rak Game Ma Ya (also known as Love and Lies), making him the first Korean actor to land a leading role in a Thailand drama. The drama emerged as a local sensation, and led to a rise of popularity for Jung in the country.

Personal life

In November 2016, he was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm. Even though this would have exempted him from his mandatory military service, Jung was enlisted in December.


The Highway Family as
Kisoo (as Il-Woo Jung)
Good Job (TV Series) as
Eun Seon-woo
Bossam: Steal the Fate (TV Series) as
Ba Woo
Sweet Munchies (TV Series) as
Park Jin-Sung
Haechi (TV Series) as
Lee Geum / Prince Yeoning
Lovers Lie (TV Series)(as Il-Woo Jung)
Lies and Love (TV Series) as
Tim (as Il-Woo Jung)
Beautiful Woman (TV Series) as
Jin Wen Hao (as Il-Woo Jung)
Cinderella and the Four Knights (TV Series) as
Kang Ji-Woon
The Rise of a Tomboy as
Ge Yang (as Jung Il-Woo)
High-End Crush (TV Series) as
Choi Se-Hoon
Diary of a Night Watchman (TV Series) as
Lee Rin
Gold Rainbow (TV Series) as
Seo Do Young
The Queen of Office (TV Series) as
Cha Chi-Soo
- Episode #1.3 (2013) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
Haereul poomeun dal (TV Series) as
Prince Yangmyung
- The Moon That Embraces the Sun (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Rebellion (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Bloody Precursor (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- The Sun Embracing the Moon (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- True Identity of the Moon (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Once Again, Two Suns and Two Moons (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Why Am I Dead? (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Il Woo Jung)
- Witch Hunts (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Road of Tears (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Secret Love (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Correspondence of the Dead (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Moon That Is Hidden Beside the Sun (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Shaman Who Absorbs Adversity (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Shaman Wol - Moon (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Hidden Moon (2012) - Prince Yangmyung (as Jung Il-Woo)
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (TV Series) as
Cha Chi-Soo
- The Heart Boils Over (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Nothing Happened (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- The Difference Between Makjang and Soonjung (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Gloomy Sunday (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Yang Eun-bi and the Flowers (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Can Love Be Translated? (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- A Streetcar Named Desire (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- You Insulted a Man Like Me (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- A Universal Song (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- A Secret That Cannot Be Told (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- If Its Eun-bi (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Scent of a Man (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Return of the Hot-tempered Woman (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- The Legend of Hwanung (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
- For Whom the Bell Tolls (2011) - Cha Chi-Soo (as Jung Il-Woo)
49 Il (TV Series) as
Scheduler / Song Yi-Soo
My Fair Lady (TV Series) as
Lee Tae-Yun
The Return of Iljimae (TV Series) as
My Love as
The World of Silence as
Young Ryu Jung-Ho (as Jung Il-Woo)
High Kick! (TV Series) as
Lee Yoon-Ho
49 Il (TV Series) (as Il Woo Jung)
Diary of a Night Watchman (TV Series) (performer: "Rain Tears Instead")
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop (TV Series) (performer: "Someone Like You")
49 Il (TV Series) (performer: "Scarecrow")
Running Man (TV Series) as
- New Year's Special: I Am the King (2019) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Running Man Dubai Special - Sandglass Race; Part 2 (2016) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Running Man Free Tour in Dubai; Part 1 (2016) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Running Man Global Mission Tour (2015) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
Golden Disc Awards (TV Series) as
- 33rd Golden Disc Awards (2019) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
Mnet Asian Music Awards (TV Series) as
- 2018 MAMA Fans' Choice in Japan (2018) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- 2012 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2012) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
Infinite Challenge (TV Series) as
- Cheerleading Squad #4 - In Brazil (2014) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Cheerleading Squad #3 - World Cup Begins (2014) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Cheerleading Squad #2 - Pre Brazil (2014) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- Cheerleading Squad #1 (2014) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
- 2007 Lunar New Year's Day Special (2007) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
Day Day Up (TV Series) as
- Episode dated 11 May 2012 (2012) - Self (as Jung Il-Woo)
Come to Play (TV Series) as
Self - Guest (as Il-Woo Jung)
Happy Together (TV Series) as
Self (as Il-Woo Jung)
Archive Footage
Jessi: My Romeo (Music Video)(as Il-Woo Jung)


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