Jang Geun Suk

Biography

Jang Keun Suk is a popular South Korean actor, model and singer. Born on August 4, 1987, he started working as a child model at the age of 5 after being discovered by a talent agent. In junior high school, Jang Keun Suk attended school in New Zealand, where he learned to speak both English and Japanese. He made his acting debut as a child actor in 1997 in the television sitcom “Selling Happiness,” going on to star in many popular television dramas into adulthood, including “Beautiful Man” (2013), “Love Rain” (2012), “Mary Stayed Out All Night” (2010, “You’re Beautiful” (2009) and “Beethoven Virus” (2008). Jang Keun Suk also began contributing songs for the soundtracks of some of his dramas and released his first single, “Let Me Cry,” in 2011, becoming the first non-Japanese artist to debut at No. 1 on the Oricon single charts.

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Awards

  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2013 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Awards - Nominee
  • 2012 Baeksang Arts Awards - Most Popular Actor (Film) - Winner
  • 2012 KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-Length Drama - Nominee
  • 2011 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards - Commendation from the Ministry of Culture and Finance - Winner
  • 2011 Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards - Hallyu Grand Prize - Winner
  • 2010 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Top Buzz Male Asia Star - Winner
  • 2010 Baeksang Arts Awards - Most Popular Actor (Film) - Winner
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award - Winner
  • 2010 Yahoo! Asia Buzz Awards - Top Buzz Male Korea Star - Winner
  • 2010 KBS Drama Awards - Netizen Award, Actor - Winner
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama Special - Nominee
  • 2009 Grand Bell Awards - Best Supporting Actor - Nominee
  • 2009 SBS Drama Awards - Netizen Popularity Award - Winner
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award - Nominee
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards - Popularity Award, Actor - Winner
  • 2008 Baeksang Arts Awards - Best New Actor (Film) - Winner
  • 2008 MBC Drama Awards - Best New Actor - Winner
  • 2008 KBS Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries - Nominee
  • 2008 Korea Drama Awards - Excellence Award, Actor - Nominee
  • 2008 Grand Bell Awards - Best New Actor - Nominee
  • 2007 Korean Film Awards - Best New Actor - Nominee
  • 2007 Blue Dragon Film Awards - Best New Actor - Nominee
  • 2006 KBS Drama Awards - Best Couple Award - Winner
  • 2006 KBS Drama Awards - Best New Actor - Nominee