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Jo Seung-woo

South Korean Actor
Male
Born Feb 12, 1980

Jo Seung-woo is a South Korean actor and musical star best known for his roles in Marathon and Tazza: The High Rollers.

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Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1980 Birth Born on March 28, 1980.

TEENAGE

1999 19 Years Old Jo Seung-woo grew up in a musical family: his father Jo Kyung-soo is a singer, and his older sister Jo Seo-yeon acts in musical theatre. Jo himself also dreamed of becoming a musical actor from an early age, however in 1999 while a student at Dankook University he was persuaded to join auditions for Im Kwon-taek's film Chunhyang, and he ended up winning the part from among a field of 1,000 actors. … Read More

TWENTIES

2003 23 Years Old In 2003, Jo acted in Kwak Jae-yong's romance The Classic opposite Son Ye-jin, receiving good reviews for his sincere acting.
2004 24 Years Old 1 More Event
His popularity continued to grow, and in 2004 he appeared in Im Kwon-taek's 99th film Low Life, which flopped at the box office.
2005 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Jo's breakthrough would come in early 2005 with the smash hit Marathon, where he played an autistic young man who only finds release in running.
2006 26 Years Old He then headlined Tazza: The High Rollers with Kim Hye-soo, the 2006 film adaptation of Huh Young-man's same-titled manhwa, which went on to become one of the biggest Korean blockbuster hits of all time and won numerous awards. … Read More

THIRTIES

2010 30 Years Old After completing his mandatory military service, Jo made his comeback in the 2010 production of Jekyll and Hyde. … Read More
2011 31 Years Old His 2011 sports movie Perfect Game revisited one of the most exciting matches in Korean baseball history, between Choi Dong-won of the Haitai Tigers and Sun Dong-yeol of the Lotte Giants in the summer of 1987, which ended in a tie after being extended 15 innings; the rivalry between the two was further heated up by regionalism at the time with Choi representing the Jeolla Province and Sun, the Gyeongsang Province. … Read More
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
After lead actor Ju Ji-hoon quit due to vocal chord problems, Jo joined the 2012 stage production of Doctor Zhivago just two weeks ahead of opening, turning the musical into a hit. … Read More
2013 33 Years Old Jo won the highest award ("Daesang," or Grand Prize) at the MBC Drama Awards for his performance in Horse Doctor, then returned to the stage in 2013 in Hedwig, reprising one of his most memorable musical roles.
2014 34 Years Old 1 More Event
Jo continued working in television. He portrayed the poet Yi Sang in Crow's-Eye View on the single-episode anthology Drama Festival Jo then starred in the 2014 time travel thriller God's Gift - 14 Days, playing a private investigator who helps a mother (Lee Bo-young) save her child.
2015 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Jo next plays a heroic prosecutor who uncovers bribery in the halls of power opposite Lee Byung-hun, a shady hoodlum who does dirty work for crooked politicians in Inside Men, a 2015 film adaptation of Yoon Tae-ho's webtoon The Insiders. … Read More
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