Hwang Jung-min Biography
Birthday: September 1, 1970 (Virgo)
Born In: Masan, South Korea
Hwang Jung-min is one of the most successful contemporary South Korean actors. Starting his career with musical theatre during his college days, he eventually developed into an actor with a wide range of skills, and made his acting debut in 1995 with the musical theatre piece titled ‘Line1’. Initially criticized for not being enough good-looking for films, he was limited to playing small time supporting characters in most of his early films, but somehow, his attitude and skills finally paid him off in time. He came into limelight with the 2001 film ‘The Waikiki Brothers’, where he played the role of a struggling musician. He further received widespread acclaim as the lover of an AIDS stricken prostitute in the drama ‘You are my Sunshine’. After winning several awards for his performance, the industry suddenly started accepting Hwang and what then followed was a string of film roles that further established Hwang in a respectable position in the industry. Further starring in some hugely popular and successful films such as ‘Ode to my Father’, ‘Veteran’ and ‘The Wailing’, he started getting accepted as one of the most bankable film actors of this generation.