The Heartwarming Actor, Shin Dong-wook
Once again, South Korea always has numerous talented actors such as Shin Dong-wook. Shin Dong-wook (age 36) has been known for his leading role in the television series Soulmate and Cloud Stairs (2006) and his supporting role in Money’s Warfair (2007), and has even won awards for his roles. He made his debut as an actor in 2004 in the KBS2 television series Oh! Pil Seung And Bong Soon Young, playing the role of a supporting character.
As his name began to rise, he enlisted for military duty in 2010. Unfortunately, in 2011 he was discharged early from the mandatory military service due to issues with his health. Shin Dong-wook was diagnosed with a rare condition, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CPRS). It is a chronic disease which causes extreme pain spontaneously, without knowing the cause or cure. This illness made him take a hiatus from the entertainment industry for six to seven years, which made many of his fans miss him so much and pray for his good health.
Shin Dong-wook did not pass his hiatus time doing nothing (apart from medication of course). He wrote and published a fiction-romance novel titled Writing, Space Journal in 2016. The novel is about the love story between two geniuses, a wacky businessman and a theoretical physicist. Salute to him!
Now, Shin Dong-wook is already back on track after his long period of medication time. He took a supporting role in the MBC television series The Guardian in 2017. His comeback was warmly welcomed by fans who were eagerly waiting for Shin Dong-wook’s appearance on the screen for years. And most recently, Shin Dong-wook got the leading role in the most awaited MBC television series Dae Jang-geum is Watching, alongside co-star Yuri from SNSD. This drama was aired in September 2018.
Not only his career began to rise again, but Shin Dong-wook’s love story also seems to be blooming, as it was found out that he is dating a non-celebrity woman! Curious to know more about Shin Dong-wook’s resume? Check this out!
Full Profile of Shin Dong-wook
Name/Hangul: Shin Dong-wook/신동욱
Birth Name: Shin Hwa-shik
Date of Birth: September 14, 1982
Place of Birth: Seoul, South Korea
Blood type: A
Chinese zodiac: Dog
Family: Kim Ki-bum (cousin, former member of Super Junior)
Education: Kukmin University
Nationality: South Korea
Agency: Snowball Entertainment
Years active: 2004-2010, 2017-present
Shin Dong-wook’s Career Resume
|2018||Dae Jang-geum is Watching||Han San-hae (main role)||MBC|
|Live||Choi Myung-ho (supporting role)||tvN|
|2017||The Guardians||Lee Gwan-woo (supporting role)||MBC|
|2010||Stars Falling From The Sky||Won Joon-ha (main role)||SBS|
|2008||Lottery Trio||Yoo Hyung-bin (main role)||KBSN|
|Keitai Deka Zenigata Kai (The Cellphone Detective)||Guest appearance||BS-i|
|On Air||Drama actor (guest in ep.14)||SBS|
|2007||Money’s Warfair||Haa Woo-sung (main role)||SBS|
|2006||Cloud Stairs||Choi Jung-soo (main role)||KBS2|
|Soulmate||Shin Dong-wook (main role)||MBC|
|2005||Sad Goodbye||Park Do-jin (supporting role)||KBS2|
|Hong Kong Express||Joo Young-suk (supporting role)||SBS|
|2004||Oh! Pil Seung And Bong Soon Young||Supporting role||KBS2|
|If You Only Knew||Choi Il-do (Supporting role)||KBS2|
|2017||King of Mask Singer||Contestant (Ep.111-112)||MBC|
|2008||Kko Kko Tours Single♥Single||Guest||KBS2|
|2007||Radio Star||Guest (ep. 528)|
|2007||SBS Drama Awards||New Star Award|
|Andre Kim Best Star Awards||New Star Award|
|2016||Writing, Space Journal||Fiction Romance Novel|
Most Recent Dating News
On July 26, Shin Dong-wook finally confirmed his dating news! To clear this news, Shin Dong-wook’s agency, Snowball Entertainment, confirmed the news and told the media, “Shin Dong Wook’s girlfriend is a doctor of Korean traditional medicine, and she’s currently working outside of Seoul.” How sweet! His girlfriend must be good and kind enough to make him bend the knee. They started dating in the spring.
Shin Dong-wook’s girlfriend is also known to be nine years younger than him. She is also known of being Shin Dong-wook’s longtime fan. It is just like a drama, where a famous actor meets an ordinary girl. Let’s hope for their happiness and maybe get the happy news about marriage soon!