Jo In-Sung is a famous South Korean actor and model. Jo In-Sung is popular for his work in the television series ‘What Happened in Bali’ and ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’.
Table of Biography
Jo In-Sung was born on July 28, 1981. He originally hails from Gangdong District, Seoul, South Korea. At present, he is 39 years old and his birth sign is Leo. There is no information regarding his parent’s names, siblings, and other family information. However, he has a brother named Jo Woo-Sung.
Moreover, at Chunnam Techno University, he studied modeling and events management. And later, he joined as a Theater and Film major at Dongguk University. But, however, he was expelled in 2007 due to inadequate class attendance. Furthermore, his hobby is collecting hats. In-Sung likes playing basketball and practicing Taekwondo.
Career and Professional Life
In-sung initially made his debut as a model in the entertainment industry in 1998. And, it was for Ziozia, a clothing brand. He made his acting debut in the year 2000 through ‘School 3’. It was a South Korean teenage drama series. Also, he appeared in the South Korean sitcom ‘New Nonstop’. Likewise, he acted in a supporting role in SBS’s romance series ‘Piano’ in 2001.
And, he also acted as a lead in the drama ‘Shoot for the Stars’ in the year 2002. There, he played the role of an illiterate person. Moreover, he made his film debut in the year 2002 in the movie ‘Public Toilet’. In-Sung appeared in the romantic melodrama movie as ‘Sang-Min’ in ‘The Classic’ in 2003. Also the same year, he acted in two other romantic movies named ‘Madeleine’ as ‘Ji-Seok,’ and ‘Love Impossible’ as ‘Kim Cheol-Su’.
In the year 2005, he starred in the drama series ‘Spring Day’, a Korean version of the Japanese series ‘Hoshi no Kinka’. Likewise, he did a period movie titled ‘A Frozen Flower’ playing the role of a royal bodyguard caught up in a love triangle. In-sung made appearances in the episodes of ‘Infinite Challenge’, a comedy show aired on MBC on 15 and 22 March 2008. And, the purpose of these episodes was to motivate the national team to give their best at the Olympics that year.
More about his career
In-sung served mandatory military service in the Air Force for two years. Therefore, he joined the Air Force on April 7, 2009, and he was discharged from the duties on 4th May 2011. After joining IOK Company in 2012, he appeared in the television series ‘That Winter, The Wind Blows’ in 2013 which was the remake of a Japanese series. And, this was a major hit, reaching the number one place in that time slot.
He appeared in ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love’, in 2014 which is a medical melodrama television series in SBS. For this drama, he received ‘Daesang (Grand Prize)’ at the ‘3rd APAN Star Awards.’ Likewise, in the year 2017, he also played a significant role in the crime thriller ‘The King’ which drew the attention of almost 5.3 million viewers.
And, in the year 2017, it was announced that In-Sung would be playing the lead role in the historical movie ‘Ansi City’. There, he would play the character of ‘General Yang Manchun’ which is predicted to be the most charismatic role of Jo In-sung’s acting career. Moreover, in 2018, he starred in the historical film ‘The Great Battle’. Also, he made his TV show debut in 1999 as ‘In-Seong Jo’ on the television show ‘Jump.’
Awards and Achievements
In-Sung won the Best Young Actor at KBS Drama Awards in the year 2000 for ‘School 3’. Likewise, in 2001, he won the ‘Excellence Award’ for the sitcom ‘New Nonstop’ at ‘MBC Entertainment Awards.’ He was also awarded the ‘Netizen Popularity Award’ at the ‘SBS Drama Awards’ twice. Therefore, twice in 2002 for ‘Shoot for the Stars’ and in 2005 for ‘Spring Day’.
In 2005, In-Sung won ‘Most Popular Actor (TV)’ at the ‘40th Baeksang Arts Awards.’ He also won ‘New Currents Best Actor’ at ‘Pyeongtaek Film Festival’ in the yar 2006. And, in the next year, he won the ‘Most Promising Actor’ at ‘45th Motion Pictures Day’ and ‘Netizen’s Choice for Best Male Model’ at ‘Korean Advertising Festival’.
Furthermore, he received the ‘Good Model Award’ at the ‘Korea Advertisers’ Association’ in 2011. And in 2013, he was given the ‘SBS Special Award’ for ‘That Winter, the Wind Blows’. Likewise, he achieved the ‘Fashion Idol of the Year’ at the ‘2nd Sohu Fashion Awards’. Also, in 2014, he received ‘Style Icon of the Year’ at the ‘7th Style Icon Awards’. In the year 2016, on ‘50th Taxpayers’ Day’, he was awarded ‘Presidential Commendation’.
From early 2013, In-sung dated fellow actress Kim Min-hee for 18 months. But, the two ended the relationship in September 2014 due to their hectic schedules and individual differences. Moreover, he was rumored to be still dating Kim Min-hee, though it is not confirmed.
Likewise, he is pretty close to fellow actor Song Joong Ki. And, he is rumored to have played the cupid in Song Joong Ki’s love story with actress Song Hye Kyo. Further, in a television show, he expressed his desire to get married soon. Also, he stated that his ideal woman would be a gentlewoman.
In-Sung is a handsome and tall man. He has an attractive and charming personality. His height is 6 feet 1 inch and weighs around 76 kilos. Further, he has black hair and a pair of gorgeous dark brown eyes. He has a pretty cute smile and he has a beardless face. Other body measurements like chest-waist-hip measurements are not available at the moment.
Social Media and Net Worth
In-Sung doesn’t seem to be active on any social media. Therefore, he has stayed away from the media in order to stay safe and secure. However, his fans have made his fan account on Instagram. The username is ‘@jo_insung’ and has earned over 206K followers.
As being a successful actor, he has earned both name and fame. Therefore, he has also earned a handsome amount of money throughout his career. The net worth of In-Sung as of 2021 is $1 million – $5 million.