Profile of Ahn Jae-wook: Wife, Baby, Movies and TV Shows, etc.

Ahn Jae Wook, A Handsome Actor

Ahn Jae Wook is an award-winning South Korean veteran actor and singer whose prolific career spans television, film, theatre, radio, and music. Born on September 12, 1971, he made his acting debut in the 1994 television drama “Song of a Blind Bird.” But it was the popular 1997 drama “Star in My Heart” that turned Ahn Jae Wook into a bona fide Hallyu star, with his popularity reaching China, Japan, and Southeast Asia.

The series also kicked off Ahn Jae Wook’s music career with the soundtrack “Forever”, and he has gone on to release many albums since. After starring in the television drama “Lights and Shadows” (2011-2012), Ahn Jae Wook took a four-year hiatus from television before returning in “Five Children” (2016). In 2013, Ahn Jae Wook underwent brain surgery in the United States for a condition known as subarachnoid hemorrhage. Ahn Jae Wook married musical theater actress Choi Hyun Joo in 2015.

Ahn Jae Wook’s Profile

  • Name Ahn Jae-Wook
  • Hangul: 안재욱
  • Birthdate: September 12, 1971
  • Birthplace: South Korea
  • Height: 176cm
  • Blood Type: n/a

Ahn Jae Wook’s Brother

Ahn Jae Wook has only one brother, and his name is AHN JAE HYUN.

Ahn Jae Wook’s Wife, Choi Hyun Joo

The couple got married in a beautiful wedding ceremony on June 1st 2015. The two developed a relationship after starring together in the musical production “Prince Rudolph” last November.

At the press conference held prior to the ceremony, the actor told the media, “I’ve lived a dynamic life alone, with many stories and pain. Now I want to spend the rest of my life with her, and form a beautiful, healthy family together.”

The wedding ceremony was MC’ed by comedian Lee Hwi Jae, while various celebrities like Jang Dong Gun, Kim Jong Kook, So Yoo Jin, Cha Tae Hyun, Lee Jong Hyuk, and Kim Yoo Mi attended to congratulate the couple.

Ahn Jae Wook’s Family and Baby

Actor Ahn Jae-wook has it all — a successful career, a beautiful wife and now, a new-born daughter whose mere thought brings a smile to his face. On February 16, 2016, Ahn Jae Wook revealed some happy news through his personal Instagram account. He wrote, “I finally became a dad today. I will raise [her] healthily and well. Thank you.” The mother and baby are very healthy, and the couple are very happy.

In the accompanying photo, the actor is holding his daughter who was born in the early hours of February 16. He looks completely enraptured and in love with his sweet baby girl. It looks like he can’t take his eyes off of her.

Ahn Jae Wook’s Dramas and TV Shows

Ahn is part of the first generation of South Korean actors who started “hallyu,” or the Asia-wide popularity of Korean culture, in the 1990s. After taking a four-year hiatus, he has finally returned to South Korean TV as a widowed man with lots of baggage in the tongue-in-cheek family drama “Five Children.”


  • Triangle | Teuraiaenggeul (2009) – Ryoo Sang-Woo
  • Garden of Heaven | Haneul jeongwon (2003) – Oh-sung Choi
  • First Kiss | Kiss harggayo (1998) – Han Kyoung-hyun
  • Tie a Yellow Ribbon | Zzim (1998)
  • Rub Love (1998) – Han Cho

Drama Series

  • Television drama
    • 1994: 천국의 나그네 (MBC)
    • 1994: Song of a Blind Bird (MBC)
    • 1994-1997: Partner (MBC)
    • 1995: 노래만들기 (MBC)
    • 1995: Hotel (MBC)
    • 1995: Love and War (MBC)
    • 1996: Their Embrace (MBC)
    • 1996: Salted Mackerel (MBC)
    • 1997: Star in My Heart (MBC)
    • 1997-1998: Revenge and Passion (MBC)
    • 1998-1999: Sunflower (MBC)
    • 1999: Goodbye My Love (MBC)
    • 2000: Bad Friends (MBC)
    • 2000-2001: Mothers and Sisters (MBC)
    • 2003: Fairy and Swindler (SBS)
    • 2004: Match Made in Heaven (MBC)
    • 2004: Oh Feel Young (KBS)
    • 2006: Mr. Goodbye (KBS2)
    • 2008: I Love You (SBS)
    • 2011-2012: Lights and Shadows (MBC)
    • 2012: Faith (SBS – episode 1 cameo)
    • 2016: Five Children (KBS2)
  • Theater
    • 1995: Baby
    • 1996: 한평 반짜리 혁명
    • 1997: Butterflies Are Free
    • 1998: Guys and Dolls
    • 2009: Jack the Ripper
    • 2010: Jack the Ripper
    • 2010: Rock of Ages
    • 2011: Jack the Ripper
    • 2012: Jack the Ripper
    • 2012-2013: Rudolf
    • 2014: Le Roi Soleil
    • 2014-2015: Rudolf


  • 1994 MBC Drama Awards: Best New Actor
  • 1996 Baeksang Arts Awards: Best New Actor in TV (Love and War)
  • 1996 MBC Drama Awards: Excellence Award, Actor
  • 1997 KBS Song Festival: Top 10 Singers (Forever)
  • 1997 KBS Song Festival: Best New Singer (Forever)
  • 1997 MBC Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Choi Jin-sil (Star in My Heart)
  • 1997 MBC Drama Awards: Popularity Award (Star in My Heart)
  • 1998 Blue Dragon Film Awards: Best New Actor (Tie a Yellow Ribbon)
  • 2000 MBC Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actor (Bad FriendsMothers and Sisters)
  • 2001 Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism: Today’s Young Artist Award
  • 2004 Grimae Awards: Best Actor (Oh Feel Young)
  • 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Best Couple Award with Park Sun-young (Oh Feel Young)
  • 2004 KBS Drama Awards: Top Excellence Award, Actor (Oh Feel Young)[24]
  • 2007 KBS Entertainment Awards: Best Radio DJ (Mr. Radio)
  • 2010 Seoul Art and Culture Awards: World Star Award