Jung Il Woo is a South Korean model and actor who made his acting debut in 2006 with a minor role in the thriller “The World of Silence”, but he first rose to fame playing a rebellious teen and motorcycle fanatic with a crush on his teacher in daytime family sitcom “Unstoppable High Kick”. He is the son of a former television news anchorman.
His role as Prince Yang Myung in 2012’s “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” earned him an MBC Excellence Award. “The Moon That Embraces the Sun” became one of the Top 50 Korean Dramas in viewer ratings, with an average viewership of 45.8%.
In August 2006, Jung sustained injuries in a car accident while riding with his childhood friend and fellow actor Lee Min Ho, who was badly injured. In 2014, when he was 27, Jung was diagnosed with a cerebral aneurysm after having a persistent headache.
Jung enlisted in December 2016 and was discharged on November 30, 2018.