Yoo Ah In

Uhm Hong Shik, Eom Hong Sik
Yoo Ah In


About Yoo Ah In:

Yoo Ah In is a popular South Korean actor. Born on October 6, 1986, as Uhm Hong Shik, he dropped out of high school to pursue a career in acting after being talent scouted by a casting agent outside his school. He decided to move to Seoul on his own to kick start his acting career and made his first TV appearance in a commercial in 2003. That same year, he debuted in the teen television series “Sharp”. In case you were wondering, he chose the stage name Yoo Ah In (“Ah In” coming from the German word for “one”) as his real name was considered too old-fashioned for a modern idol image.


In addition to being one of South Korea’s top actors, Yoo Ah In is also an established creative director, writer, and gallerist. If you want to stay up to date with the latest news surrounding Yoo Ah In, you can follow him on Instagram at @hongsick.


Yoo Ah In Movies and TV Shows:

Yoo Ah In is best known for his roles in the historical drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal” (2010) and the coming-of-age series “Punch” (2011). He has since starred in such popular dramas as “Fashion King” (2012), “Jang Ok Jeong, Lives in Love” (2013), “Secret Love Affair” (2014), “Six Flying Dragons” (2015), and “Chicago Typewriter” (2017). Eagle-eyed fans might also be able to spot Yoo Ah In’s special cameo appearance in the hit TV show “Descendants of the Sun” (2016).


In 2018, Yoo Ah In starred as the protagonist in the critically acclaimed movie “Burning”, for which he received international recognition. Not only was he featured in The New York Times’ “Best Actors of 2018” list, but he was also the first and only Asian and Korean actor to be selected for it. His talents have been widely recognized by critics and fans alike, winning many top awards over the years for his acting, style, fashion, and all-around excellence.


Yoo Ah In is famous for his versatility, as he is able to effortlessly play a variety of roles in genres ranging from period dramas and romance to thrillers and comedies. Apart from his roles in movies and TV shows, Yoo Ah In has also appeared in numerous variety shows and documentaries.

Oct 6, 1986 (age 36)
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181 cm
62 kg
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