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Kwon Sang Woo

Sang Woo Kwon

Details

  • Name: Kwon Sang Woo
  • Native name: 권상우
  • Also Known as: Gwon Sang Wu
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 5, 1976
  • Age: 41
Sang Woo Kwon

Sang Woo Kwon

  • Name: Kwon Sang Woo
  • Native name: 권상우
  • Also Known as: Gwon Sang Wu
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Gender: Male
  • Born: August 5, 1976
  • Age: 41
Kwon Sang-woo, the most visible example of the so-called "mom-zzang" (slang for "great body") movement, started his career as a fashion model in the late 1990s. His first acting experience was in the TV drama Delicious Proposal, and for the first few years of his entertainment career he received only minor roles on television, before debuting in Volcano High (2001). The following year he played his first lead role in the comedy Make It Big together with real-life best friend Song Seung-heon.
Kwon's breakthrough came in the phenomenally successful comedy My Tutor Friend, as a troublesome high school boy who is tutored by a college student of the same age (played by actress Kim Ha-neul). In this year he also starred in My Good Partner, the world's first movie made for mobile phones, and in the music video collection Project X.
His next film released in early 2004 was also a great hit. Once Upon a Time in High School portrays the authoritarian society of the 1970s through a notoriously violent high school. Simultaneously, his TV drama Stairway to Heaven was winning over high ratings on TV. The drama was eventually screened throughout Asia and helped to turn him into a regional star.

However Kwon's followup film Love, So Divine, about a priest in training who falls in love, earned poor reviews and did not get much attention from audiences.
For 2006, Kwon starred in the big-budget action noir Running Wild, about a detective, a prosecutor, and a criminal who are all equally vicious. Running Wild received satisfactory reviews but disappointing returns, and Kwon's next film Almost Love, a romantic comedy reteaming him with Kim Ha-neul, likewise failed to replicate the success of their previous film.
Thus began Kwon's career slump, as the films Fate and More Than Blue flopped in the box office, and his small screen projects Sad Love Story, Bad Love and Cinderella Man received low ratings.
Things took a turn for the better in 2010 with the box office success of Korean War film 71: Into the Fire which Kwon reportedly didn't hesitate to take on. His drama Daemul about Korea's first female president was also very popular during its run, staying atop TV charts for 11 weeks straight and ending with viewership ratings of around 26 percent.
Looking to expand his acting career to a wider audience in Asia, Kwon will next be starring in movies with Chinese superstars Cecilia Cheung and Jackie Chan. He also made his singing debut in a DVD released in Japan.
Kwon has said in an interview, "I hope I'm remembered as an actor whose work the audience looks forward to rather than an actor who acts well."
Personal life: Unlike many Korean male stars who had to fulfill their mandatory military service at the height of their careers, Kwon enlisted long before he became an actor.
Kwon's mother is a Roman Catholic, and he himself converted after filming Love, So Divine in which he played a Catholic priest. His confirmation name is Francisco.
Kwon married actress and former Miss Korea Son Tae Young on September 28, 2008. On February 6, 2009, Son Tae Young gave birth to their first child, a son named Kwon Ruk Hee. Their second child, a daughter named Kwon Ri Ho, was born on January 10, 2015.
His sister in-law is married to worldwide famous pianist and composer Yiruma.
Drama
Year Title # Role Rating
2018 Queen of Mystery 2
Korean Drama, 2018, 0 eps
Ha Wan Seung (Main Role)
0
Ha Wan Seung
Main Role
0.0
2017 Queen of Mystery
Korean Drama, 2017, 16 eps
Ha Wan Seung (Main Role)
16
Ha Wan Seung
Main Role
8.2
2014 Temptation
Korean Drama, 2014, 20 eps
Cha Seok Hoon (Main Role)
20
Cha Seok Hoon
Main Role
6.9
2013 Medical Top Team
Korean Drama, 2013, 20 eps
Park Tae Shin (Main Role)
20
Park Tae Shin
Main Role
7.0
2013 King of Ambition
Korean Drama, 2013, 24 eps
Ha Ryu / Cha Jae Woong (Main Role)
24
Ha Ryu / Cha Jae Woong
Main Role
7.7
2013 Feng Hua Xue Yue
Chinese Drama, 2013, 0 eps
(Main Role)
0
Main Role
0.0
2011 Fuyu no Sakura
Japanese Drama, 2011, 9 eps
(ep.8) (Guest Role)
9
(ep.8)
Guest Role
7.3
2010 Dae Mul
Korean Drama, 2010, 24 eps
Ha Do Ya (Main Role)
24
Ha Do Ya
Main Role
7.4
2009 Cinderella Man
Korean Drama, 2009, 16 eps
Oh Dae San / Lee Joon Hee (Main Role)
16
Oh Dae San / Lee Joon Hee
Main Role
6.7
2007 Bad Love
Korean Drama, 2007, 20 eps
Kang Yong Ki (Main Role)
20
Kang Yong Ki
Main Role
6.9
2005 Sad Love Story
Korean Drama, 2005, 20 eps
Seo Joon Young / Choi Joon Kyu (Main Role)
20
Seo Joon Young / Choi Joon Kyu
Main Role
7.9
2003 Stairway to Heaven
Korean Drama, 2003, 20 eps
Cha Song Ju (Main Role)
20
Cha Song Ju
Main Role
7.9
2003 Into the Sun
Korean Drama, 2003, 20 eps
Kag Seok Min (Main Role)
20
Kag Seok Min
Main Role
6.6
2002 We Are Dating Now
Korean Drama, 2002, 16 eps
Yoon Ho Jae (Main Role)
16
Yoon Ho Jae
Main Role
6.5
2001 Legend
Korean Drama, 2001, 16 eps
(Support Role)
16
Support Role
0.0
2001 Delicious Proposal
Korean Drama, 2001, 16 eps
Choon Shik (Support Role)
16
Choon Shik
Support Role
7.0
Movie
Year Title Role Rating
2018 The Accidental Detective 2
Korean Movie, 2018,
Kang Dae Man (Main Role)
Kang Dae Man
Main Role
0.0
2017 Jibi Jibi
Chinese Movie, 2017,
Ahn Jung-geun (Main Role)
Ahn Jung-geun
Main Role
0.0
2015 The Accidental Detective
Korean Movie, 2015,
Kang Dae Man (Main Role)
Kang Dae Man
Main Role
8.2
2015 Honey Enemy
Chinese Movie, 2015,
Zhou Yun Feng (Main Role)
Zhou Yun Feng
Main Role
7.3
2012 Chinese Zodiac
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
Simon (Support Role)
Simon
Support Role
7.7
2012 Shadows Of Love
Hong Kong Movie, 2012,
(Main Role)
Main Role
7.2
2011 Pained
Korean Movie, 2011,
Nam Soon (Main Role)
Nam Soon
Main Role
7.7
2010 71: Into the Fire
Korean Movie, 2010,
Ku Kap Jo (Main Role)
Ku Kap Jo
Main Role
8.8
2009 More Than Blue
Korean Movie, 2009,
K (Chul-kyu Kang) (Main Role)
K (Chul-kyu Kang)
Main Role
8.3
2008 Fate
Korean Movie, 2008,
Jo Cheoljeung (Main Role)
Jo Cheoljeung
Main Role
7.0
2006 Almost Love
Korean Movie, 2006,
Lee Ji Hwan (Main Role)
Lee Ji Hwan
Main Role
6.9
2006 Running Wild
Korean Movie, 2006,
Jang Do Yeong (Main Role)
Jang Do Yeong
Main Role
7.0
2004 Love So Divine
Korean Movie, 2004,
Kim 'Pedro' Gyu-shik (Main Role)
Kim 'Pedro' Gyu-shik
Main Role
7.0
2004 Once Upon a Time in High School
Korean Movie, 2004,
Hyun Soo (Main Role)
Hyun Soo
Main Role
7.3
2003 My Tutor Friend
Korean Movie, 2003,
Ji-hoon (Main Role)
Ji-hoon
Main Role
7.4
2003 Project X
Korean Movie, 2003,
(Main Role)
Main Role
3.8
2002 Make It Big
Korean Movie, 2002,
Woo Seob (Main Role)
Woo Seob
Main Role
6.7
2001 Volcano High
Korean Movie, 2001,
Song Hak Rim (Support Role)
Song Hak Rim
Support Role
6.7
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