Ahn Jae Wook (1971)
Born: October, 30, 1971
Nationality: Donamdong, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 173 CM
Ahn Jae Wook is a South Korean actor and singer. Jae Wook made his acting debut in "Song of a Blind Bird", followed by supporting roles in several 1995-96 television series such as "Hotel" and "Their Embrace".
In 1997, he and co-star Choi Jin Shil shot to stardom in the highly popular trendy drama "Star in My Heart", which reached ratings of over 49%. It not only ignited trends in hairstyle, fashion and products featured in the series, Jae Wook also became a Korean Wave star, extending his popularity to China, Japan and Southeast Asian countries.
"Star in My Heart" likewise kick-started Jae Wook's music career. "Forever", which was featured in the series' ending during the concert of his character Kang Min, sold over 700,000 copies, and became the title song of his debut album. He continued to compose and sing over the years, holding numerous concerts in Japan and China, and releasing albums such as "Memories" and "Reds in Ahn Jae Wook".
As he entered his forties and his matinee idol status gave way to younger actors, Jae Wook returned to his stage roots. In February 2013, Jae Wook underwent brain surgery in the U.S. for a subarachnoid hemorrhage. After resting for a year, Jae Wook returned to work in April 2014 via the musical "Le Roi Soleil".