South Korean actor Jo In-sung cannot be categorized as a recent actor. His name has been popular since his leading role in the television series What Happened in Bali (2004), That Winter, the Wind Blows (2013), and It’s Okay, That’s Love (2014), as well as the films The Classic (2003), A Dirty Carnival (2006), A Frozen Flower (2008) and The King (2017). He made his entertainment debut in 1998 as a model for clothing brand Ziozia. Two years later, he began his acting career by starring in the teen drama School 3 and in the second season of the sitcom Nonstop, but his name was highly noticed when he got a supporting role in the 2001 drama Piano, alongside Go Soo and Kim Ha-neul. In the same year, he also made his film debut in the movie ‘Public Toilet’.
In 2003, Jo starred in three romance films, most notably Kwak Jae-yong’s The Classic, with Son Ye-jin and Jo Seung-woo. Next year, he returned to television in the melodrama What Happened in Bali, alongside Ha Ji-won and So Ji-sub. What Happened in Bali was a huge success, with its final episode reaching a peak rating of 39.7%. Jo won Best Actor awards at both the Baeksang Arts Awards and the SBS Drama Awards. From there, he began acting on mostly romance melodrama series. His next romance series was That Winter, the Wind Blows alongside Song Hye-kyo, a remake of the Japanese drama Ai Nante Irane Yo, Natsu (“I Don’t Need Love, Summer”) with co-star Song Hye Kyo. It was also the first appearance he made after finished his duties in his military service in 2009-2011. The drama placed number one in its time slot during most of its run, and Jo and Song were praised for their performances. A year later, Jo reunited with Winter’s writer and director on SBS’s medical melodrama ‘It’s Okay, That’s Love’ opposite Gong Hyo-jin. Because of his remarkable acting, Jo won the Daesang (Grand Prize), the highest honor for television at the APAN Star Awards. Up until now, he is still actively pursuing his acting career and starring in TV series and movies. His latest appearance was in 2017, as he starred the crime thriller ‘The King’ alongside Jung Woo-sung, directed by The Face Reader director Han Jae-rim and historical film ‘Ansi City’.
Jo In-sung’s Relationships
Currently, Jo In-sung is not dating anyone. But this Korean actor is known for his romantic relationships with several actress in his past. The actor announced his relationship with actress Kim Min hee through both actors’ agencies. It had been revealed that the announcement was made after they had been together 15 months. But after 18 months of happiness, around the September 2014, the agency announced that the had couple broken up.
On October 4, Jo In Sung made an appearance as a surprise guest at ‘Park Kyung Lim’s Talk Concert’ hosted by his close friend and entertainer Park Kyung Lim at Ewha Womans University in Seoul.
At the actor’s sudden appearance, the audience made up of approximately 700 women went wild. On this day, Jo In Sung offered his own opinions on the concerns of women, and even comforted one audience member—who had her heart broken from a difficult marriage—with a fancy meal and jewelry, as well as a back hug.
When asked if he had any words to share with the women present at the talk concert, Jo In Sung made mention of his recent breakup with actress Kim Min Hee: “I don’t know much about women. It’s because I don’t know much about them that [we] broke up a few months ago.”
The actor continued to express his thoughts about the split, saying, “I don’t even know what’s on my mom’s mind. I think that’s why [we] separated this time around. If I knew women well, I would be good at love. I was struck with the thought that I shouldn’t ever make the same mistake.”
Not long after his sudden breakup, people were surprised by his closeness to his co-star ‘It’s okay it’s love’ Gong Hyo Jin. While their agencies recently confirmed that Jo In Sung and Kim Min Hee were still dating after the news came out that Gong Hyo Jin had broken up with her boyfriend, Lee Jin Wook, a new question arose when Jo In Sung and Kim Min Hee have actually just officially broken up.
Both actor’s agencies stated, “This is our official statement concerning the headlines involving Jo In Sung and Kim Min Hee. We’ve confirmed that due to their individual activities, schedules, and busy daily lives, the two drifted apart and naturally broke up.”
What’s more, it even looks like, though their professional relationship is over, Jo In Sung and Gong Hyo Jin are still spending time together. Dispatch published these photos today, reporting, “Jo In Sung, Gong Hyo Jin, Kim Ki Bang,and more were photographed having a good time at a cafe in Itaewon, Yongsan-gu, Seoul on the night of the 23rd.”
So you may be wondering whether the professional act has grown into romance or whether it was just for the sake of the show’s ratings? All the questions were answered after the photos were spread, both agencies didn’t state any confirmation that the two are dating. Therefore, we can say it means nothing serious about the actors’ relationship.
On the January 28, 2017 broadcast of the KBS2 show, Jo In sung and the stars of the movie “The King,” Jung Woo Sung, and Bae Sung Woo, appeared as guests.
During the show, the host brought out sign boards with statements the actors made in past interviews, including one by Jo In Sung where he had said, “My ideal type is a gentle woman.”
Jo In Sung then explained, “While there are people who you just intuitively find beautiful right away, there are those who you may not really notice at first, but seem like gentle women the more you talk to them.”
When asked who they think will get married first among them, Bae Sung Woo chose Jo In Sung. He revealed, “He has a desire to get married quickly,” to which Jo In Sung simply said, “Yes,” and nodded in agreement.
So let’s just wait for this talented actor to tie the knot. Wish the best for him and his future wife, whomever she is.