Jo Seung-woo
South Korean actor
Jo Seung-woo
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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“Nàng Cỏ” Goo Hye Sun oanh tạc màn ảnh xứ kim chi - Tin nhanh
Google News - over 5 years
Đây là bộ phim quy tụ nhiều diễn viên thực lực như Jo Seung Woo, Nam Sang Mi, Ryu Deuk Hwan… Dự kiến, phim cũng sẽ được ra mắt trong thời gian sắp tới. Với những thành tích của bản thân, Goo Hye Sun xứng đáng với danh hiệu là một trong những ngôi sao
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Goo Hye Sun edits her second self-directed movie, "Peach Tree" - allkpop
Google News - over 5 years
I'm jealous” and “She looks like her pet. So cute.” Meanwhile, Goo Hye Sun recently directed her second feature-length film, 'Peach Tree', a story about Siamese twins which stars Jo Seung Woo, Nam Sang Mi, Ryu Duk Hwan, and Seo Hyun Jin
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Tin đồn tình ái 'nhiễu sóng' showbiz Hàn - 24 giờ
Google News - over 5 years
Hiện tại, nam diễn viên này đang hoàn thành các cảnh quay của bộ phim điện ảnh “Perfect Game” đóng cùng ngôi sao nam Jo Seung Woo (phim Marathon). Đồng thời cuối tháng 8 này anh sẽ phát hành album của mình. Nữ diễn viên của “Mom is pretty too” cũng vừa
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HHI interested in Hynix - Korea Times
Google News - over 5 years
A senior Hynix spokesman Park Hyun declined to comment, while a Hyundai Heavy spokesman Jo Seung-woo was mum on whether his firm will file an LOI before the deadline. Creditors own 15 percent of Hynix stakes worth more than 3 trillion won
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Jo Seung Woo, Junsu win in 5th Annual Musical Awards - Manila Bulletin
Google News - over 5 years
MANILA, Philippines -- Jo Seung Wo and Cha Ji Yeon bagged the best actor and best actress trophies in the 5th Annual Musical Awards held last night at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul. Jo, an actor who has starred
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Film in Review; Tazza -- The High Rollers
NYTimes - about 10 years
Opens today in Manhattan Directed by Choi Dong Hoon In Korean, with English subtitles Not rated; 139 minutes ''Tazza'' is a Korean word referring to a gambler at the height of his powers. It could be applied to this film's writer and director, Choi Dong Hoon, who transforms what could have been another chronology-scrambling time waster into a
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jo Seung-woo
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 35
    Inside Men broke out on its debut in November 19, 2015, drawing more than 2 million viewers in just six days, a record for an R-rated film.
    More Details Hide Details The film grossed more than 7 million admissions, becoming Jo Seung Woo's highest-grossing film. Director's cut version of the film, Inside Men: The Original grossed more than 2 million admissions, aggregating 9.1 million admissions for Inside Men, making the film the top grossing R-rated movie of all-time at Korean Box Office.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jo was reportedly paid for Inside Men, joining Choi Min-sik, Jang Dong-gun, Won Bin, Kim Yoon-seok, Hwang Jung-min, Kang Dong-won and Ryu Seung-ryong in the second-highest tier of actor salaries in Chungmuro just lower than Song Kang-ho, Lee Byung-hun and Ha Jung-woo.
  • 2014
    Age 34
    Jo reprised one of his most beloved roles in Jekyll and Hyde for the musical's 10th anniversary in late 2014, and the 18,700 tickets sold out in just 10 minutes.
    More Details Hide Details Because of his ticket power, he was chosen as among the top 30 most influential people in Korean popular culture in 2006, and for four consecutive years in 2010 to 2014.
    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.
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  • 2013
    Age 33
    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.
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  • 2012
    Age 32
    Jo made his small screen debut in 2012 with Horse Doctor (also known as The King's Doctor), a period drama based on a true story about a Joseon-era low-class veterinarian specializing in the treatment of horses who rises to become the royal physician.
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    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.
    More Details Hide Details He and Ryu Deok-hwan then played conjoined twins in actress Ku Hye-sun's sophomore directorial effort The Peach Tree.
  • 2011
    Age 31
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jo starred as Choi opposite Yang Dong-geun as Sun. That same year, Jo also took on the lead role in the musical Zorro.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2010
    Age 30
    After completing his mandatory military service, Jo made his comeback in the 2010 production of Jekyll and Hyde.
    More Details Hide Details The musical was especially meaningful to Jo since the actor rose to stardom when the show premiered in Korea in 2004. Jo's much-anticipated return to the stage was marked with controversy following reports that his salary would be the highest for any musical theatre actor in Korean history. While producers feared that demands for similarly high fees could follow (which could eventually put them out of business), others said that the fee was justified, based on the hope that Jo would help spark a renaissance in a once-vibrant but now-stagnant musical theatre industry. And true enough, when tickets went on sale, the demand was so high that the online reservation server broke down after 15 minutes, with all of the performances in which Jo was scheduled to appear already sold out.
  • 2006
    Age 26
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Jo played Goni, who loses his family's entire savings after being swindled by professional gamblers, so to take his revenge, he sets out to become one himself. He followed that with Go Go 70s, about a rock and roll band during the height of the Park Chung-hee military regime, and The Sword with No Name, in which he played a fictional royal guard in love with Empress Myeongseong (Soo Ae).
  • 2005
    Age 25
    The film sold over 5 million tickets, and Jo attracted great praise for his naturalistic performance which resulted in numerous awards and nominations, including Best Actor at the 2005 Grand Bell Awards and Best Actor in the foreign film category of China's Hundred Flowers Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Nonetheless, he continued to pursue his career in musicals, with critically acclaimed appearances in Hedwig and the Angry Inch and Jekyll and Hyde that had fans scrambling to find tickets. His success at pursuing both film and musicals make him an unusual case among contemporary actors. Jo starred in Love Phobia (2006) opposite then-girlfriend Kang Hye-jung; both were praised for their acting, but the melodrama wasn't a commercial success.
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 24
    Jo dated actress Kang Hye-jung from 2004 to 2007. Unlike most Korean celebrity couples, Jo and Kang went public with their relationship and starred together in Love Phobia (2006). They broke up in 2007.
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    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 23
    In 2003, Jo acted in Kwak Jae-yong's romance The Classic opposite Son Ye-jin, receiving good reviews for his sincere acting.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1999
    Age 19
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Chunhyang would screen as the first Korean film in competition at Cannes, although domestically it failed to attract much of an audience. Jo did go on to appear in musicals after his film debut, acting in local productions Subway Line 1 and The Last Empress. Soon he was drawn back into the film industry, however, with a key supporting role in Wanee & Junah (2001), a villainous turn in H (2002), plus a leading role in Who R. U.? (2002).
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1980
    Age 0
    Born on March 28, 1980.
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