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Jang Dong-gun Wiki Biography
Jang Dong-gun was born on the 7th March 1972, in Yongsan-gu District, Seoul, South Korea. He is a South-Korean actor, best known to the world for his leading roles in one of the most popular Korean movies, named “Friend”, and in the drama movie entitled “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War”, which is about war in Korea. He is also recognized as a singer. Jang’s career in the entertainment industry has been active since 1992.
Have you ever wondered how rich is Jang Dong-gun as of early 2016? According to sources, it is estimated that the overall size of Jang Dong-gun’s net worth is currently over $15 million, earned through his acting career. This amount of money makes him one of the highest paid actors in Korea.
Jang Dong-gun Net Worth $15 Million
Jang Dong-gun grew up in Seoul. He was a student at the College of Drama, Korea National University of Arts, but according to sources from college, he didn’t graduate. Anyway, he was very talented in acting, so his career soon began with an appearance in a talent competition in 1992, when he introduced himself to the entertainment world. Soon he gained the attention of agents and producers, and in 1993 he was cast in a couple of TV series, “Our Heaven” and “Iljmae”, which propelled him further into the acting world. The next year, Jang was featured in the series ‘The Last Match”, which increased his net worth by a large amount, as the series was highly popular in its country of origin.
In 1997, Jang made his film debut in the film “Paejabuhwaljeon” playing Min-gyu, alongside Kim Hee-sun. Soon Jang became one of the most sought Korean actors, appearing in numerous TV and film titles, increasing his popularity and net worth as well. In 1998 he appeared in the film “First Kiss” and the TV series “Ready Go!”. Before the 2000s Jang appeared in “Love Wind Love Song” (1999), and in the highly acclaimed role of the young Detective Kim in the film “Nowhere To Go “.
In 2001, Jang was cast in the critically acclaimed film “Friend”directed by Kyung-Taek Kwak, in the leading role of Lee Han Dong-sun. This film became the highest grossing Korean film, and it certainly increased Jang’s net worth. His next big role was his 2004 appearance in Je-kyu Kang’s drama film “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War”, recounting the story of brothers forced to fight in the Korean War, which again broke Korean box office records. The next year, Jang appeared in another high-profile film, entitled “The Promise”, which featured the Hong Kong star actress Cecilia Cheung.
In 2010, Jang made his Hollywood debut, in the role of Yang in the film “The Warriors Way”, which featured Kate Bosworth and Geoffrey Rush.
His latest accomplishments in the entertainment industry include his appearance in the film “Dangerous Liaisons” (2012), again with Cecilia Cheung; he also appeared in the TV series “A Gentleman’s Dignity” (2012). Furthermore, in 2014, Jang was one of the lead characters in the film “No Tears For The Dead”, which also contributed to his net worth.
Overall, Jang is clearly one of the more acclaimed Korean actors, appearing in over 30 film and TV titles, for which he has earned several prestigious awards, including the Best New Actor for his work on TV series “The Last Match”, and Best Actor for the film “Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood Of War”. He also won the Ten Star Award in 2012, for starring in the TV series “A Gentleman’s Dignity”.
When it comes to Jang Dong-gun’s personal life, he married Ko So Young, a model and actress, on the 2nd May in 2010, and they have a son and a daughter. Jang is very religious man; he is a Buddhist. In his free time, Jang enjoy playing baseball, and he is a member of “Playboys”, the team whose members are celebrities.
|Full Name||Jang Dong-gun|
|Net Worth||$15 Million|
|Date Of Birth||April 20, 1972|
|Place Of Birth||Yongsan District, Seoul, South Korea|
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.82 m)|
|Education||Korea National University of Arts|
|Spouse||Ko So-young (m. 2010)|
|Children||Jang Jun-hyeok, Jang Yoon-seol|
|Parents||Jang Se-yong, Lee Sook|
|Nicknames||Chan Don-Gon , Jang Dong-geon , Chang Tonggŏn , Jang Dong-Kun , Dong-gun Jang , Jang Dong-Gun , Jang Dong Gun|
|Awards||Blue Dragon Film Award for Best Leading Actor|
|Nominations||Grand Bell Award for Best Actor, Grand Bell Award for Best Supporting Actor|
|Movies||The Warrior's Way, Dangerous Liaisons, Taegukgi, No Tears for the Dead, My Way, Good Morning President, Friend, Love Wind Love Song, 2009: Lost Memories, The Coast Guard, The Promise, Nowhere to Hide, Anarchists, Holiday in Seoul, Repechage, Typhoon, Seven Years of Night, VIP|
|TV Shows||A Gentleman's Dignity, All About Eve, The Last Match, Medical Brothers, Model, Ghost, Myth of a Hero, Our Heaven, Our Paradise, Love, Il Ji Mae, Springtime, Ready Go!, Icing|
|1||in London [April 2000]|
|2||Had to learn two different languages for two roles: Japanese for his role in 2009: Lost Memories, and Mandarin for Mo gik (The Promise).|
|Eveui modeun geot||2000||TV Series||Hyong-cheol Yoon|
|Cheongchun||1999||TV Series||Kang Hyun-woo|
|Goseuteu||1999||TV Series||Jang Tae-hyup|
|Nowhere to Hide||1999||Detective Kim|
|Sarang||1998||TV Series||Jung In-ha|
|Ready Go!||1998||TV Series|
|Model||1997||TV Series||Lee Jung|
|Uiga hyeongje||1997||TV Series||Kim Su-Hyung|
|Yeongwoong shinhwa||1997||TV Series||Kim Tae-woo|
|Holiday in Seoul||1997||Taxi Driver|
|Icing||1996||TV Series||Yoon Chan|
|Majimak seungbu||1994||TV Series||Yoon Chul-jun|
|Urideul cheonguk||1993||TV Series|
|A Gentleman's Dignity||2012||TV Series||Kim Do Jin|
|Wi-heom-han gyan-gye||2012||Xie Yifan|
|Mai wei||2011||Jun-shik Kim|
|The Warrior's Way||2010||Yang|
|Gutmoning peurejideonteu||2009||Next President Cha Ji-wook|
|Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War||2004||Jin-tae Lee|
|Hae anseon||2002||Kang Sang-byeong|
|2009: Lost Memories||2002||Sakamoto|
|Chingoo||2001||Lee Han Dong-su|
|Up Close with Carrie Keagan||2010||TV Series||Himself|
|2004||Blue Dragon Award||Blue Dragon Awards||Best Actor||Taegukgi hwinalrimyeo (2004)|
|2001||Best Supporting Actor||Asia-Pacific Film Festival||Chingoo (2001)|
|1997||Baek Sang TV||Baek Sang Art Awards||Most Popular Actor||Uiga hyeongje (1997)|
|1994||Baek Sang TV||Baek Sang Art Awards||Best New Actor||Majimak seungbu (1994)|
|2013||Baek Sang TV||Baek Sang Art Awards||Most Popular Actor||A Gentleman's Dignity (2012)|
|2009||Blue Dragon Award||Blue Dragon Awards||Best Actor||Gutmoning peurejideonteu (2009)|
|2006||Grand Bell Award||Grand Bell Awards, South Korea||Best Actor||Tae-poong (2005)|