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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Before I ever post about 10 most handsome korean actors, now I want to nominate Zo In Sung as one of most handsome korean actors. He is more famous after acting as Oh Soo at That Winter The Wind Blows drama.

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile


Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile

  • Name: Zo In-Sungor or Jo In-Sung
  • Hangul: 조인성
  • Birthdate: July 28, 1981
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • University: Dongguk University
  • Height: 187cm
  • Blood Type: B type

Notes

  1. His Family name "조" is more commonly spelled "Jo" in English, but Zo In-Sung spells his family name "Zo" 
  2. Zo In-Sung started his mandatory two year military requirement on April 6th, 2009.
  3. Zo In-Sung was released from his military service at 10AM, May 4th, 2011
Zo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung ProfileZo In-Sung / Jo In-Sung Profile


Biography
Zo In Sung was born and raised in Cheonho-dong, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, South Korea. He debuted in 1998 as a fashion model for Ziozia, and started his acting career by taking a role in daytime sitcom. 
He majored in Performing Arts at Chunnam Science College and then later at Dongguk University. However, he was dismissed due to inadequate class attendance.
He was cast in his first TV drama, Piano, co-starring Ko Soo as his stepbrother. He then gained acclaim for his portrayal of an illiterate actor in Shoot for the Stars. After which he starred in film The Classic, with Son Ye-jin.
In 2004, he returned to television in What Happened in Bali, with Ha Ji-won and So Ji-sub. Aside from its high ratings, the drama netted Jo a Best Actor award at the Baeksang Arts Awards, and several more trophies from the SBS Drama Awards, even minor ones like Best Kiss and Best Tears. In 2005, he starred opposite Go Hyun-jung in her comeback drama Spring Days.
He collaborated with renowned director Yoo Ha in his next two films: 2006's A Dirty Carnival, in which he plays a charismatic small-time gangster who seeks a happier life; and 2008's A Frozen Flower, a period film where he's caught in a love triangle between the king and the queen.
Jo appeared in two episodes of the MBC TV comedy variety show Infinite Challenge on March 15 and 22, 2008. These episodes were about wrestling training in order to encourage South Korean national team before the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
On April 7, 2009, Zo enlisted for his two-year mandatory military service; he reportedly wanted to join the Air Force following his father, who served as a non-commissioned officer. 
In February 2012, upon the expiry of his contract with SidusHQ, Zo joined IOK Company in March. In October, Zo paired up with actress Song Hye-kyo to film his first television series in seven years, titled That Winter, The Wind Blows. It is a remake of 2002 Japanese drama Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu ("I Don't Need Love, Summer"), which was previously adapted into a 2006 film Love Me Not.

Filmography of Zo In-Sung
Film
  • Public Toilet (2002)
  • Madeleine (2003)
  • The Classic (2003)
  • Love of the South and North (2003)
  • A Dirty Carnival (2006)
  • A Frozen Flower (2008)
  • Martial Arts (2013)
Television drama
  • School 3 (KBS1, 2001)
  • Drama City "Like An Innocent Comic" (KBS2, 2001)
  • Nonstop 2 (MBC, 2001)
  • Piano (SBS, 2001)
  • Daemang (SBS, 2002) 
  • Shoot for the Stars (SBS, 2002)
  • What Happened in Bali (SBS, 2004)
  • Spring Days (SBS, 2005)
  • That Winter, The Wind Blows (SBS, 2013)
Music video
  • "She's Leaving Me" (Shin Seung Hun, 2000)
  • "Now" (Fin.K.L, 2000)
  • "Sad Love" (g.o.d., 2002)
  • "You Don't Know" (g.o.d., 2002)
  • "Fool" (g.o.d., 2002)
  • "Love" (Kim C, 2012)
Awards
  • 2000 KBS Drama Awards: Youth Actor Award (School 3)
  • 2001 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor in a Sitcom
  • 2001 SBS Drama Awards: New Star Award (Piano)
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Shoot for the Stars)
  • 2002 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars (Shoot for the Stars)
  • 2004 Baeksang Arts Awards: Best Actor in TV (What Happened in Bali)
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars (What Happened in Bali)
  • 2004 SBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actor (What Happened in Bali)
  • 2005 Baeksang Arts Awards: Popularity Award, TV (Spring Days)
  • 2005 SBS Drama Awards: Highest Popularity Award (Spring Days)
  • 2005 SBS Drama Awards: Top Ten Stars (Spring Days)
  • 2006 Korean Film Awards: Best Actor (A Dirty Carnival)
  • 2007 Max Movie Awards: Best Actor (A Dirty Carnival)
  • 2007 Pyeongtaek Film Festival: New Currents Best Actor (A Dirty Carnival)
  • 2007 Motion Pictures Day: Most Promising Movie Actor (A Dirty Carnival)
  • 2007 Pusan International Film Festival: Star Summit Asia - Curtain Call
  • 2007 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Best Actor (A Dirty Carnival)
  • 2007 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Most Photogenic Star
  • 2007 Mnet 20's Choice Awards: Best CF Star
  • 2007 Korea CF Festival: Best Male Model chosen by netizen
  • 2011 MMA appreciation plaque & the Air Force Chief of Staff award certificate
  • 2011 KAA: Top Commercial Model Award chosen by advertisers
  • 2012 World Savings Day Event: Presidential Commendation
Source:wikipedia


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