A South Korean actor, Uhm Tae-woong began his career with the 2005 romantic comedy series 'Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang', a modern retelling of the classic Korean folktale 'Chunhyangjeon'. He is the son of Yoo Gyeong-sook and Uhm Jin-ok, a public school music teacher, who died from a motorcycle accident. In 2013, he won 47th Taxpayer's Day award in a category of Presidential Commendation for his work in 'The Blade and Petal'.
Early Life and Education of Uhm Tae-Woong
Uhm Tae-Woong was born on April 5, 1974, in Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea to Uhm Jin-OK. His birth sign is Aries which defines his personality as adventurous, versatile, passionate who are extremely driven and they have their eye on success. He has an elder sister, Uhm Jung-Hwa.
Uhm attended Kyungmin College and studied theater and Performing Arts. He completed his graduation from the Konkuk University in School of Mass Communications.
Uhm Tae Woong's Career
Uhm Tae-Woong started his acting career in 1998 at the age of 24 in The Happenings. Then he appeared in a number of films and series but unable to get the real taste of success. In 2003, he starred in Silmido as a member of a suicide commando unit, the film was a huge hit which helped him to get public attention.
Uhm got his major breakthrough in 2005 romantic comedy series Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang. Then he appeared in a number of series and films including, Family Ties, The Devil, My Love, Forever the Moment, Chaw, Cyrano Agency, and others.
Uhm Tae Woong's Net Worth
Uhm Tae Woong is one of the popular South Korean actors who succeeds to earns a good amount of name and fame. He has accumulated a handsome sum of fortune from his acting career.
Uhm Tae Woong's Personal Life
Uhm Tae-Woong married Yoon Hye-jin, the daughter of veteran actor, Yoon Il-bong and niece of veteran actor, Yoo Dong-Geun. His wife Yoon is a principal dancer at the Korea National Ballet. The couple married on 9th January 2013 at Conrad Hotel Seoul.
The duo was first introduced by Uhm's older sister Uhm Jung-Hwa. The duo is blessed with a daughter named Uhm Ji-On was born on June 18, 2013.
In 2004, Uhm played a dying man in the acclaimed Drama City episode 'Blue Skies of Jeju Island', a well-received performance for which he won his first acting trophy at the 2004 KBS Drama Awards.