Joo Won aka Moon Jun-won, rose to fame in 2013 after playing the lead role in the hit period drama “King of Baking, Kim Takgu”. His stage name “Joo Won” was given to him by his father and became synonymous with the SBS network variety show “Frees”. After appearing in South Korean films such as ‘Fatal Intuition’ and ‘Sweet Sixteen’, he made his big screen debut in ‘S.I.U.’.
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Joo Won Personal Life and Career
Joo Won was born in Seoul, South Korea, on September 30, 1987. Upon graduation from Kaywon High School of Arts, he attended Sungkyunkwan University to study Theatre and Arts. A year later, he announced that he would continue his studies at Konkuk University. His parents name are not known at the moment. He has one older brother named Moon Joon Suk.
Joo Won made his television debut in 2010 in the drama King of Baking, Kim Takgu. In 2011, he starred in KBS2’s weekend family drama Ojakgyo Family. A drama based on the action-romance movie My Girlfriend Is an Agent, Joo appeared in MBC’s 7th Grade Civil Servant in 2013. Joo starred in Kim Ah-joong’s romantic comedy Steal My Heart in late 2013. He appeared as himself in ‘Joo Won’s Life Log’ in 2014 as Woo Ki-myung in the South Korean film Fashion King.
At the 2014 KBS Drama Awards, he won the Popularity Award, Actor. Kim Tae-hee and Joo starred together in Yong-pal in 2015. During the second Asian Influence Awards Oriental Ceremony held in China on November 3, 2015, Joo received the award for “Most Welcomed Actor.”. Joo will appear in Alice, a science fiction romance drama on SBS in 2020. He will play the title role in Netflix’s Carter in 2022.
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On May 16, 2017, Joo Won began his mandatory military service. While serving in the military, Joo Won hosted the Armed Forces Festival 2017. After completing 21 months of military service, Joo Won was discharged from the military on February 5, 2019.
Joo Won Girlfriend and Dating History
His agency, Huayi Brothers, announced in early 2017 that he has been dating actress-singer BoA since 2016. He is quite charming and popular among his fans.
Joo Won Height and Weight
He is 6′ 1″ (1.85 m) tall and weighs 68 kilograms. He has black hair and black eyes. His body is muscular, and he has an outgoing and friendly personality.
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Joo Won Net Worth
His net worth is estimated to be around $500k which he earned through appearing in various movies and TV series. He own luxurious flats and cars.