All You Need to Know Abot South Korea Actor, Jo Seung-woo (Profile, Wife, and Facts)


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Who is Musical Actor Jo Seung-woo?

Jo Seung-woo is one of the most successful actors in South Korea. He has participated in several important musical productions since 2000, including”Hedwig and the Angry Inch”,”Jekyll & Hyde”, and”Werther”.

The combination of acting that was detailed, vocals, and also a handsome figure shot him into fame. Aside from musical theater, he has also stared in several significant films and television dramas. Lately, Jo Seung-woo was nominated as Best Actor and Grand Prize Awardee in the 54th Baeksang Arts awards.

Full Profile of Jo Seung-woo That You Need To Know


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  • Name: Jo Seung-woo / Cho Seung-woo (조승우)
  • Profession: Actor, musical celebrity
  • Birthdate: March 28, 1980
  • Height: 173cm
  • Weight: 63kg
  • Star sign: Aquarius
  • Blood type: B
  • Instruction: Dankook University majoring in Theater and Film, Dankook University Graduate School of Culture, Arts and Design
  • Occupation: Actor
  • Agent: Good Man Story Entertainment (2015–gift )

Surprisingly Facts About Actor Jo Seung-woo


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Influenced by his sister, began wanting to become a celebrity in musicals.  Jo Seung-woo grew up in a musical family: his dad Jo Kyung-soo is a singer, and his older sister Jo Seo-yeon behaves in musical theatre.  For his disregard for education, Seung-Woo was notorious during his high school years. Musical CDs were often carried by him. Then he continued his research at Dankook University majoring in Theater and Film.

His passion for musicals quickly took a back seat to act in films after Jo Seung-Woo auditioned for Im Kwon-Taek in”Chunhyang” and obtained the starring character from one of an area of 1,000 celebrities. “Chunhyang” would screen since the first Korean film in competition at the Cannes Film Festival, though domestically it failed to draw much of an audience. He also engaged on the little and big screen.

Jo Seung-woo’s popularity climbed in early 2005 with the smash hit film called”Marathon”, where he played an autistic young man who only finds release in running. The movie sold over 5 million tickets. Jo Seung-woo won a few awards including Best Actor in the 2005 Grand Bell Awards and Best Actor from the foreign film category at the Hundred Flowers Awards of China.

Yet, he chose to pursue his career in musicals, with critically acclaimed appearances in”Hedwig and the Angry Inch” and”Jekyll and Hyde”. His victory at pursuing both film and musicals makes him an odd instance among actors. From the South Korean army for his two year service, Jo Seung-woo enlisted in December 2008.  After finishing his compulsory military service, he made his comeback in the 2010 creation of”Jekyll and Hyde”.


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The musical was meaningful to Cho when the show premiered in 2004 in Korea, because the actor rose to stardom. In this stage, the highest salary was allegedly got by Jo Seung-woo for any musical theater actor in Korean background. Jo Seung-woo made his small screen debut in 2012 with drama”The King’s Doctor”, a period drama based on a real story about a Joseon-era low-class vet specializing in the treatment of horses who rises to become the royal doctor.

He also won the Grand Prize award (the maximum award) in the MBC Drama Awards for his performance in”The King’s Doctor”. Then he returned to the stage in 2013 with”Hedwig”, among the most memorable musical characters.

In 2017, Jo Seung-woo starred in tvN’s mystery thriller play”Stranger”, playing a prosecutor who lacks empathetic skills. “Stranger” (also popular with name Secret Forest) was a South Korean tv show starring Jo Seung-woo and Bae Doo-na. It aired tvN every Saturday and Sunday at 21:00 (KST) in June 10, 2017 to July 30, 2017.

It aired concurrently on Netflix, which bought the show for $200,000 each incident. The series was a hit with both national and international viewers and gained positive reviews for its tight plot sequences, and performances. It was featured on New York Times list of Greatest TV Shows of 2017, also won many awards including the Grand Prize for television in the 54th Baeksang Arts Awards.  Jo Seung-woo won Best Actor at the events.

Who is Jo Seung-woo’s Wife?


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Until now, Jo Seung-woo has not gotten married yet. He is far from any current relationship scandal. Was his relationship with Kang Hye-jung. They even  starred in Love Phobia collectively back in 2006. But they broke up. Even though Jo Seung-woo remained unmarried, Kang Hye-jung wed rapper Tablo of Epik High.