Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Jo In-sung (조인성)

The tall and lean actor started out as a model – no surprise there.

Jo In-sung, who got his height from his Mom, was an active kid – playing baseball as a child as well as the piano. The latter was not his choice but his Mom’s.

Jo auditioned for a modeling job in his teens and debuted as a ZioZia model. After some bit parts in various dramas, the talent officially embarked on his acting career in the popular daytime sitcom Nonstop (2001). His role in the sitcom led to his first drama Piano (2002).

While working on Nonstop, the model-turned-actor started dating actress Kim Jung-hwa (Spy Girl), who was his co-star in the show. The couple has called it quits but Jo insists that they remain good friends.

Jo's star continued to rise thanks to his lead roles in drama Shoot for the Stars (2002) and hit Korean movie The Classic (2002), where he worked opposite Son Ye-jin.

Following that are dramas Something Happened in Bali (2004) and Spring Days (2005). Jo then toplined the highly-acclaimed Korean gangster flick A Dirty Carnival (2006).

The 28-year-old is currently enjoying success from his latest period film Frozen Flower. The sexually-charged movie sees the actor playing a homosexual army commander who is in love with his King (played by Joo Jin-mo).

Apart from actress Kim Jung-hwa, the lanky talent has also been “linked” to divorced actress Ko Hyeon-jeong (38) who was his co-star in Spring Days.

Apparently, Ko Hyeon-jeong playfully proposed to the actor. She said: “Jo In-sung is far from boring and is in fact witty and humble. We have good chemistry. Whenever we joked around, I suggested we get married and asked what he was waiting for. He’d say he didn’t like easy women.”

Ouch, correct me if I’m wrong, but he just implied you are easy, girlfriend ;-P.

At the time of writing, the hunky talent is planning to serve his compulsory military duty in March 2009. He wants to join the Air Force! Yup, you won’t be seeing Jo as an “entertainment soldier”, he’s aiming for the real deal. In fact, Jo has completed the first stage of testing and is awaiting the results.

Ladies and gentleman, I give you Mr. Jo In-sung.

Name: Jo In-sung (조인성)
Date of birth: 28 July 1981
Height: 186cm
Weight: 76kg
Blood type: B
Family: Parents & a younger brother


TV dramas:
  • Spring Days (2005)
  • Something Happened in Bali (2004)
  • Shoot for the Stars (2002)
  • Daemang (cameo, 2002)
  • Piano (2002)
  • Nonstop 2 (2001)
  • Drama City (2001)
  • School 3 (2001)
Sources: Han Cinema & Wikipedia


Anonymous said...

I've been a silent reader on your site so this is the first time I'm commenting. That shows how much I'm in love with Jo Insung! I've been obsessed with him since his Nonstop days so I'm really happy you guys are featuring him! What am I going to do while he's in the army... :(

fizzy said...

ouh..he's one of my fav oppas..
loved him in memories of bali..
[ji-sub oppa was in it too!!]

i liked his performance in dirty carnival.
heck..i just love him.

Vic in Long Beach, CA said...

I really liked him in Classic.

jicks said...

Watched him in The Classic first, then fell hard for him in What Happened In Bali. He was awesome in A Dirty Carnival. Can't wait to see Frozen Flower! I'd def marry him XDD

Dottie said...

Hawt stuff through and through.

And I love the fact that he smokes in public and just don't give a rat's @$$!

Anonymous said...


jicks said...

lol I agree. A smoking JIS is daaarrn hawt XDD

JenRo said...

Hey K-pop ladies,

How come no celeb profile on Joo Jin Mo ? Since winning the best actor award, I think he has become a hot commodity in Korea :)

Liz said...

Joo Jin-mo profile? Good point. Lemme go dig and see what I can find ;-).

Anonymous said...

2 years feels like forever :( i miss seeing jo in sung in the limelight! i watch his movies over and over...

question..while in the military, are they restricted to go out of the camp for the entire 2 years?


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