Yoo Ah In


Yoo Ah-in(born Eom Hong-sikon October 6, 1986) is a South Korean actor . He rose to fame in television seriesSungkyunkwan Scandal(2010), and became best known for his leading roles in coming-of-age filmPunch(2011), melodramaSecret Love Affair(2014), action blockbusterVeteran(2015) and period drama filmThe Throne(2015),drama seriesSix Flying Dragons(2015-2016).

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 Yoo Ah In's Career

Using the stage name Yoo Ah-in, he made his acting debut in the teen seriesSharp 1in 2003. Various roles on film and television followed, from a lost teenager in low-budget indieBoys of Tomorrow, the lonely warrior inChil-woo the Mighty, to the energetic patissier aspirant inAntique,and a cheeky assistant inHe Who Can't Marry.

Yoo's unconventional image was strengthened by his willingness to make his social, artistic and philosophical interests public, and he is also the director of a "complex creative space" called Studio Concrete in Hannam-dong , Seoul , which he created with a group of seven artists of various media.

, a revisionist take on infamous royal concubine Jang Hui-bin ,Yoo called the role one of the biggest challenges of his career and he garnered favorable press reviews for his mature, charismatic and versatile portrayal.

Yoo andTough as Ironcostar Jung Yu-mi later collaborated again as voice actors in the animated filmThe Satellite Girl and Milk Cow.

Thread of Lies(this was Lee's second film adaptation of a Kim Ryeo-ryeong novel afterPunch). Cable melodramaSecret Love Affairfollowed, in which Yoo played a piano prodigy who falls for a married, much older woman.

Yoo was then cast as ambitious prince Yi Bang-won in the drama seriesSix Flying Dragons.

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 Yoo Ah In's Filmography


2007 Skeletons in the Closet Shim Yong-tae
Boys of Tomorrow Jeon Jong-dae
2008 Antique Yang Ki-beom
2009 Sky and Ocean Jin-goo
2011 Punch Do Wan-deuk
2013 Tough as Iron Gang Cheol
2014 The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow Ko Kyung-chun (voice) animated film
Thread of Lies Choo Sang-bak
2015 Veteran Jo Tae-oh
The Throne Crown Prince Sado
2016 Noh Jin-woo

Television series[]

2004-2005 Sharp 1 Yoo Ah-in KBS2 57 episodes
2004 April Kiss 16-year-old Kang Jae-sup KBS2 1 episode
2005 Shi-eun & Soo-ha Lee Min-suk KBS2 Drama Cityepisode
2008 Chil-woo the Mighty Heuksan / Kim Hyuk KBS2
2009 He Who Can't Marry Park Hyun-kyu KBS2
2010 Sungkyunkwan Scandal Moon Jae-shin KBS2
2011 Yoo Ah-in's Launch My Life Himself Mnet Fashion/business
reality show
2012 Fashion King Kang Young-gul SBS
2013 Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love King Sukjong SBS
Running Man Guest withKim Hae-sook SBS Episode 164
2014 Secret Love Affair Lee Sun-jae jTBC
Discovery of Love Woodworking class student KBS2 cameo, episode 16
Wan-deuk who wants to Fly Narrator KBS1 TV documentary
2015-2016 Six Flying Dragons Yi Bang-won SBS
2016 Descendants of the Sun Bank teller Uhm Hong-sik KBS2 cameo, episode 13

Music video appearances[]

YearSong TitleArtist
2004 "Footprints" T.O
2012 BoA
2016 "ㅎㅎㅎ (Heung-bu)" Peggy Gould

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 Yoo Ah In's Endorsements

2004NongshimHoney Twist
2005SK TelecomSpeed 011
Skoolookswith Choi Soo-young , Jang Keun-suk
Bluetail Apparelwith Seo Hyun-suk, Park Min-ji
2010LG FashionHazzyswith Go Joon-hee , Lee Hyun-jin , Lee Si-young
2011Hana BankHana SK Touch 1
CJOlive Young
LGOptimus Blackwith Kim Sa-rang
Reebok Classic
2011-2012OkkudakOven Baked Chicken
2011-2013Creas FashionJack & Jill
2012FujifilmInstaxwith Song Joong-ki
Hite-JinroChamisulwith Moon Chae-won
Very Good Tour
2012-2013Samchuly BicycleMTB Callaswith Lee Se-young
2013LGOptimus LTE III
2013-2014Basic HouseThe Class
Basic House ChinaI'm David
LG FashionLafumawith Go Joon-hee
2013-presentAmorePacificMise-en-Scènewith Shin Min-a (2013-2014)
PhilipsYoung Kit5000&7000 Series
Jeep Outfitter
LG U+iPhone 6S,U+ TV G,LTE Video Portal
2016-presentS•E•S•A Living
Reebok ClassicAztec
Giordanowith Krystal Jung
Netmarble GamesKON (Knights Of Night)

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 Yoo Ah In's Awards and nominations

YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
Gonews Netizen Entertainment Awards
Best New Actor in Drama seriesSharp 1Nominated
3rd Pyeongtaek Film Festival
Best New ActorBoys of TomorrowWon
8th Busan Film Critics Awards
Best New ActorWon
28th Blue Dragon Film Awards
Best New ActorSkeletons in the ClosetNominated
Best New ActorAntiqueWon
5th A-Awards
( Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)
Style AwardN/AWon
24th KBS Drama Awards
Best New ActorSungkyunkwan ScandalNominated
Netizen Award, ActorNominated
Best Couplewith Song Joong-kiWon
5th Mnet 20's Choice Awards
Hot 20's VoiceN/AWon
Hot Style IconN/ANominated
4th Style Icon Awards
Bonsang ("Main Award")N/AWon
3rd Korean Film Reporters Association Awards (KOFRA)
Discovery AwardPunchWon
20's Male Movie StarNominated
20’s Style StarN/ANominated
21st Buil Film Awards
Best ActorPunchNominated
20th SBS Drama Awards
Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesFashion KingNominated
Netizen Popularity AwardNominated
Best Couplewith Shin Se-kyungNominated
Korean Environmental & Community Awards
People Who Made the World Brighter
(Broadcasting/Entertainment category)
Excellence Award, Actor in a Drama SpecialJang Ok-jung, Living by LoveNominated
Best Couplewith Kim Tae-heeNominated
Best Actor (TV)Secret Love AffairNominated
7th Korea Drama Awards
Top Excellence Award, ActorNominated
3rd APAN Star Awards
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a MiniseriesNominated
3rd Marie Claire Asia Star Awards
( 20th Busan International Film Festival )
Asia Star of the YearVeteranWon
15th Korea World Youth Film Festival
Favorite ActorVeteran,The ThroneWon
35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards
Best ActorVeteranNominated
Best ActorThe ThroneNominated
52nd Grand Bell Awards
Best ActorVeteranNominated
Best ActorThe ThroneNominated
Best ActorWon
Fashionista Awards
Best Male Fashionista in a Movie
(First Prize)
10th A-Awards
( Arena Homme + and Mont Blanc Korea)
Style AwardN/AWon
5th SACF Artists of the Year Awards
Artistic Impression in Motion Pictures AwardVeteran,The ThroneWon
4th CFDK Awards
Fashion Icon AwardN/AWon
The Korea Film Actors Association Awards
Top Star AwardVeteran,The ThroneWon
23rd SBS Drama Awards
Grand Prize (Daesang)Six Flying DragonsNominated
Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial DramaWon
Top 10 StarsWon
Netizen Popularity AwardNominated
Best Couple Awardwith Shin Se-kyungWon
Producer's AwardNominated
7th Korean Film Reporters Association Awards (KOFRA)
Best ActorThe ThroneWon
11th Max Movie Awards
Best ActorVeteranWon
8th Style Icon Awards
Bonsang ("Main Award")N/AWon
10th Asian Film Awards
Next Generation AwardVeteran,The ThroneWon
21st Chunsa Film Art Awards
Best ActorThe ThroneWon
Best Actor (Film)Pending
Best Actor (TV)Six Flying DragonsPending

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 Yoo Ah In's References

  1. "New Year brings new agencies". Korea JoongAng Daily. 2014-01-07. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  2. "유아인이 말하는 ′엄홍식vs유아인′" (in Korean). SBS. 2013-10-22. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  3. Won, Ho-jung (16 September 2015). "Yoo Ah-in's evolution from rebellious teen to tragic crown prince". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  4. Do, Je-hae (17 June 2013). "New face of Korean drama: Yoo Ah-in steals show in SBS Jang Ok-Jung, Living by Love". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  5. "6 Korean Films to Screen at Berlin Festival". The Chosun Ilbo. 30 January 2009. Retrieved 2012-11-28. 
  6. Lee Ji-hye, Lynn Kim (16 July 2010). "KBS TV series Sungkyunkwan Scandal press conf - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  7. Lee Ji-hye, Lucia Hong (16 July 2010). "KBS TV series Sungkyunkwan Scandal press conf - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  8. Lee Ji-hye, Jessica Kim (18 August 2010). "Song Joong-ki says will suggest Micky bed scene if ratings fall". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  9. Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  10. Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  11. Choi, Ji-eun (12 November 2010). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 3". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  12. Lee, Ji-hye (8 December 2010). "Actor Yoo A-in's Song Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  13. Lee, Ji-hye (28 January 2011). "Actor Yoo A-in's Movie Picks". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  14. Hong, Lucia (6 September 2011). "Actor Yoo A-in yearns for high school life". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  15. "Yoo Ah In: 'I Can Do Everything in Front of Camera'". KBS Global. 17 October 2011. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  16. Choi, Ji-eun (20 October 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 1". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  17. Choi, Ji-eun (20 October 2011). "INTERVIEW: Actor Yoo A-in - Part 2". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-03-26. 
  18. Ki, Sun-min (21 October 2011). "Punch pushes actor into next phase of his career". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  19. Suk, Monica (14 March 2012). "Yoo A-in says Fashion King casts know what they are doing". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  20. Choi, Bo-ran (14 March 2012). "Yoo Ah In talks about Fashion King: "We may be young, but it doesn’t necessarily mean we're amateurs"". Star News. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  21. Sunwoo, Carla (17 March 2012). "Yoo Ah-in bares his fashion secrets". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  22. Kim, Ji-yeon (9 June 2012). "Yoo Ah In On Fashion King End, Acting and His Goals". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  23. Lee, Chul-ho (28 November 2012). "Where is Ahn Cheol-soo?". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2012-12-13. 
  24. Lee, Tae-ho (27 December 2012). "Feature: Korean Celebs More Willing to Speak out Their Views". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-12-27. 
  25. Kang, Jung-yeon (27 June 2013). "Yu A-in Bids Farewell to Fans of Jang Ok Jeong". 10Asia. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  26. "Yu A-in Gets Tough in New Flick". The Chosun Ilbo. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-05. 
  27. Conran, Pierce (27 January 2014). "The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow". Korean Cinema Today. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  28. Lee, Jeong-bong (17 March 2014). "The cougar and the pianist". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2014-03-18. 
  29. Choi, He-suk (17 June 2015). "Yoo Ah-in returns as 'a proper villain'". K-pop Herald. Retrieved 2015-06-22. 
  30. Won, Ho-jung (1 July 2015). "Veteran actors hope to conquer summer with laughs and action". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 2015-07-02. 
  31. Lee, Eun-seon (30 July 2015). "Yoo Ah-in takes turn as a villain". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  32. "Yu A-in Releases Inner Evil in Veteran". The Chosun Ilbo. 29 August 2015. Retrieved 2015-08-29. 
  33. Conran, Pierce (13 May 2014). "YOO Ah-in and MOON Geun-young Confirmed for SADO". Korean Film Council. Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  34. Jin, Eun-soo (14 August 2015). "New take on King Yeongjo and Prince Sado". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved 2015-09-12. 
  35. "Yoo Ah-in, Shin Se-kyung reunite as lovers in Six Flying Dragons". The Korea Times. 1 October 2015. Retrieved 2015-10-06. 
  36. Kim, Jae-heun (2 October 2015). "Yoo Ah-in seeks another success". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2015-10-22. 
  37. "Lee Mi-yeon, Choi Ji-woo, Kim Joo-hyuk, Yoo Ah-in gear up for ‘Like for Likes’". Korea Herald. 2015-12-28. Retrieved 2016-01-08. 
  38. Lee, Hye-ji (19 July 2012). "BoA partners with Yoo Ah-in in Only One music video". 10Asia. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  39. Hong, Grace Danbi (24 July 2012). "BoA Releases Drama Version of Only One Featuring Yoo Ah In". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  40. Garcia, Cathy Rose A. (10 December 2008). "Ha, Kong Win Director's CUT Awards". The Korea Times. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  41. Lee, Nancy (8 June 2012). "20's Choice Awards Nominees Announced, Voting Open". enewsWorld. Retrieved 2012-11-18. 
  42. "SBS Drama Awards 2013 Nominees". Hancinema. 24 December 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-24. 
  43. Hicap, Jonathan M. (30 April 2014). "Nominees in 50th Baeksang Art Awards revealed". Manila Bulletin. Retrieved 2014-05-04. 
  44. "Stars Come Together for Annual Blue Dragon Awards". The Chosun Ilbo. 27 November 2015. Retrieved 2015-12-08. 
  45. "52th Baeksang Arts Awards Nominees". Baeksang Arts Awards. 

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