Yoo Ah-in

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Yoo Ah-in
Yoo Ah In.jpg
BornUhm Hong-shik
(1986-10-06) October 6, 1986 (age 27)
Daegu, South Korea
EducationKonkuk University - Film
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
AgentUnited Artists Agency[1]
Korean name
Hangul유아인
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYu A-in
McCune–ReischauerYu A-in
Birth name
Hangul엄홍식
Hanja
Revised RomanizationEom Hong-sik
McCune–ReischauerŎm Hongsik
 
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Yoo Ah-in
Yoo Ah In.jpg
BornUhm Hong-shik
(1986-10-06) October 6, 1986 (age 27)
Daegu, South Korea
EducationKonkuk University - Film
OccupationActor
Years active2003–present
AgentUnited Artists Agency[1]
Korean name
Hangul유아인
Hanja
Revised RomanizationYu A-in
McCune–ReischauerYu A-in
Birth name
Hangul엄홍식
Hanja
Revised RomanizationEom Hong-sik
McCune–ReischauerŎm Hongsik

Yoo Ah-in (born Uhm Hong-shik on October 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in the historical drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal and the coming-of-age film Punch.

Career[edit]

Yoo Ah-in, a Daegu native, dropped out of high school to pursue acting. He made his debut in the youth series Sharp 1 in 2003. Various roles on film and television followed, from a lost teenager in low-budget indie Boys of Tomorrow, the lonely warrior in Chil-woo the Mighty to the energetic patissier aspirant in Antique,[2] and a cheeky assistant in He Who Can't Marry.

Yoo's breakout role came in 2010's popular period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal.[3][4][5][6][7][8][9][10]

He then starred in his first big-screen leading role in the coming-of-age film Punch, a critical and box-office success in 2011.[11][12][13][14][15] His costar, veteran actor Kim Yoon-seok predicted that "In the next 10 years, he will be one of the biggest names in Korean cinema."[16]

But Yoo's follow-up series Fashion King was poorly received by audiences, particularly its controversial ending.[17][18][19][20]

Considered one of the most outspoken and politically minded actors of his generation, Yoo drew media attention in late 2012 when he tweeted a strongly worded criticism against the withdrawal of Ahn Cheol-soo from the presidential race.[21][22]

Cast as King Sukjong in the 2013 period drama Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love, a revisionist take on infamous royal concubine Jang Hui-bin,[23] Yoo called the role one of the biggest challenges of his career and he garnered favorable press reviews for his mature, charismatic and versatile portrayal.[16]

He then played the titular character "Kang-chul" in the film Tough as Iron, about a Busan pier worker who takes care of his mother afflicted with dementia and kidney disease.[24]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

YearFilmRoleNotes
2006Boys of TomorrowJong-dae
2007Shim's Family (aka Skeletons in the Closet)Shim Yong-tae
2008AntiqueYang Ki-beom
2009Sky and OceanJin-goo
2011PunchDo Wan-deuk
2013Tough as IronKang-chul
2014The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow (animated)Kyung-chunVoice acting
Elegant LiesChoo Sang-bakCameo appearance
2015Veteran

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003Sharp 1 (KBS2)art student Yoo Ah-inGuest appearance
2004April Kiss (KBS2)16-year-old Kang Jae-sup
2005Shi-eun & Soo-ha (KBS2)Min-sukDrama City episode
2008Chil-woo the Mighty (KBS2)Heuk-san / Kim Hyuk
2009He Who Can't Marry (KBS2)Park Hyeon-goo
2010Sungkyunkwan Scandal (KBS2)Moon Jae-shin
2011Yoo Ah-in's Launch My Life (Mnet)HimselfFashion/business reality show
2012Fashion King (SBS)Kang Young-gul
2013Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love (SBS)King Sukjong
2014Secret Love Affair (jTBC)Lee Seon-jae

Music video[edit]

YearSong TitleArtistNotes
2004발자국 ("Footprints")T.O
2012Only OneBoA[25][26]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResultRef
2007Pyungtaek Film FestivalBest New ActorBoys of TomorrowWon
Pusan Film Critics AwardsBest New ActorWon
Blue Dragon Film AwardsBest New ActorShim's FamilyNominated
2008Director's Cut AwardsBest New ActorAntiqueWon[27]
2010A-Awards
(Audi Korea and Arena Homme +)
Style AwardWon
KBS Drama AwardsBest Couple Award with Song Joong-kiSungkyunkwan ScandalWon
Best New ActorNominated
2011Mnet 20's Choice AwardsHot 20's VoiceWon
Style Icon AwardsBonsang ("Main Award")Won
2012KOFRA Film AwardsDiscovery AwardPunchWon
Mnet 20's Choice Awards20′s Male Movie StarNominated[28]
2013SBS Drama AwardsExcellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialJang Ok-jung, Living by LoveNominated[29]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Yoo Ah In signs with United Artists Agency". Allkpop. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  2. ^ "6 Korean Films to Screen at Berlin Festival". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  3. ^ Lee Ji-hye, Lynn Kim (16 July 2010). "KBS TV series Sungkyunkwan Scandal press conf - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  4. ^ Lee Ji-hye, Lucia Hong (16 July 2010). "KBS TV series Sungkyunkwan Scandal press conf - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  5. ^ Lee Ji-hye, Jessica Kim (18 August 2010). "Song Joong-ki says will suggest Micky bed scene if ratings fall". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  6. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  9. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (8 December 2010). "Actor Yoo A-in's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. ^ Lee, Ji-hye (28 January 2011). "Actor Yoo A-in's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. ^ Hong, Lucia (6 September 2011). "Actor Yoo A-in yearns for high school life". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. ^ "Yoo Ah In: 'I Can Do Everything in Front of Camera'". KBS Global. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (20 October 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  14. ^ Choi, Ji-eun (20 October 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  15. ^ Ki, Sun-min (21 October 2011). "Punch pushes actor into next phase of his career". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  16. ^ a b Do, Je-hae (17 June 2013). "New face of Korean drama: Yoo Ah-in steals show in SBS Jang Ok-Jung, Living by Love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  17. ^ Suk, Monica (14 March 2012). "Yoo A-in says Fashion King casts know what they are doing". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  18. ^ Choi, Bo-ran (14 March 2012). "Yoo Ah In talks about Fashion King: "We may be young, but it doesn’t necessarily mean we're amateurs"". Star News. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  19. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (17 March 2012). "Yoo Ah-in bares his fashion secrets". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  20. ^ Kim, Ji-yeon (9 June 2012). "Yoo Ah In On Fashion King End, Acting and His Goals". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  21. ^ Lee, Chul-ho (28 November 2012). "Where is Ahn Cheol-soo?". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  22. ^ Lee, Tae-ho (27 December 2012). "FEATURE: Korean Celebs More Willing to Speak out Their Views". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  23. ^ Kang, Jung-yeon (27 June 2013). "Yu A-in Bids Farewell to Fans of Jang Ok Jeong". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  24. ^ "Yu A-in Gets Tough in New Flick". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  25. ^ Lee, Hye-ji (19 July 2012). "BoA partners with Yoo Ah-in in Only One music video". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  26. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (24 July 2012). "BoA Releases Drama Version of Only One Featuring Yoo Ah In". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  27. ^ Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (10 December 2008). "Ha, Kong Win Director's CUT Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  28. ^ Lee, Nancy (8 June 2012). "20's Choice Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Open". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  29. ^ "SBS Drama Awards 2013 Nominees". Hancinema. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 

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