Born in Seoul, South Korea, Joo Won is a famous South Korean actor. The actor is most popular for his movies like ‘Good Doctor’, ‘Fatal Intuition’, ‘Yong-pal’, ‘My Sassy Girl’, and ‘Alice’. After studying arts at Kaywon High School, he started his education in Theatre and Arts at Sungkyunkwan University. At the earlier stage of his career in acting, Joo Won also worked as a member of a co-ed group called ‘Frees’ because of his love for singing. He also worked on a children’s TV show in South Korea.
For now, let’s move on to the actual topic of the article, Joo Won net worth. But before that, take a look at his career and the awards that he won as an actor.
At the beginning of his career, after he left ‘Frees’ and the children’s TV show for SBS, he auditioned in various musical shows. Because of that, he got selected for the stage musical ‘Altar Boyz’. That musical show earned him the first income of his life. Later, he also appeared in different productions like ‘Grease’, ‘Sinsangnam’, etc. In all of them, coming up for the ‘Spring Awakening’ was most prominent. This first part of his career lasted between 2006-2009 before he actually got the breakthrough.
In the year 2010, after his appearance in ‘King of Baking’, he actually came into the limelight. The television drama recorded huge viewership with ratings over 50%, achieving “national drama” status. This show worked as a catalyst in Joo’s career. From there, in 2011, Joo Won was a part of a weekend drama, ‘Ojakgyo Family’, hosted by KBS2 (a South Korean TV broadcaster). That year he was awarded the Best New Actor at the KBS Drama Award ceremony. Joo also made his big screen debut that time in the South Korean movie industry in the movie S.I.U. The third small screen project, ‘Bridal Drama’ earned Joo’s actual mainstream attention.
Joo’s mainstream success phase starts with movies like ‘My Girlfriend is an Agent’ and ‘7th Grade Civil Servant’. At that time, he got one of the most challenging roles of his mainstream career as an autistic savant in the movie ‘Good Doctor’. With his mainstream success, he wanted to return to his music career also, and for that, after a four-year break from music, he again made a comeback. Joe returned to the musical stage with the Korean version of Ghost the Musical. But because of some scheduling problems, he stepped aside and decided to focus on his acting career instead. Later in 2014, he again performed on the small screen in Naeil’s Cantabile (a South Korean TV series). After that, in 2017, he joined his mandatory military service. In 2020 he made his come back to the movie industry again with the film ‘Alice’.
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As of 2022, Joo appeared in around 10 movies in total with 9 TV shows. He has been nominated for various awards while winning most of them. Some awards for which he was nominated are – APAN Star Awards, Baeksang Arts Awards, Buil Film Awards, K-Drama Star Awards, Korea Drama Awards, SBS Drama Awards, and many more. Awards he won – Top 10 Stars, Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama, Most Influential Asian Award, Best New Actor – Television, Best Couple Award (with Moon Chae-won), Best Newcomer in a Variety Show, Top 10 Stars, Producers’ Award, etc.
Joo Won net worth
According to various sources, Joo Won’s net worth stands somewhere around 4 million USD. And his annual income in the year 2022 is between 500-900k USD.
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