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Uhm Hong-sik, professionally known as Yoo Ah-in, is a South Korean actor, creative director, and gallerist. Born and raised in South Korea.
He made his debut in a tv commercial named honest living in 2003.
He appeared in 2004 in ‘Sharp 1’ as himself. Yoo’s rise to fame came in 2010 when he acted in fusion period drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal.
Yoo Ah-In ( 유아인 )
Actor, Creative Director Gallerist
Name: Yoo Ah-In
Birth Name: Uhm Hong-Sik (엄홍식)
Birthdate: October 6, 1986
Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
Zodiac Sign: Libra
University: Dankook University (Fine Arts)
Blood Type: A
Debut: in Honest living a TV commercial in 2003
Occupation: Actor, Creative Director Gallerist
Nationality: South Korean
Facts about Yoo Ah In
- Yoo Ah In was born in Daegu, 6th October 1986.
- His real name is Uhm Hong-Sik.
- He was told to pick a stage name to suit image as a star, and he picked Yoo Ah In.
- “Ah In” was adapted from German, which means “Ein” or “One”.
- He’s got a father, a mother, 2 older sisters (noona) and once got a dog.
- He dropped out of high school in his first year at Gyeongbuk Arts High School once his career aspirations as an actor were clear.
- He decided to become a celebrity, left his arts high school in the middle of 10th grade (age 15) and came up to Seoul by himself and became independent.
- He later took a high school equivalency exam and enrolled in the arts department at Konkuk University.
- Once he felt that he didn’t look like any of his family members,he had seriously considered that his parents might not be his birth parents.
- He loves his mom more than his dad.
- He started his career as a child actor, and is one of the most successful child actors of his generation along
- He was discovered by a casting agent on the streets in front of his school when he was in his first year of junior high.
- He had been exempt from military service after failing five medical examinations.
Yoo Ah-In’s girlfriend or wife
Yoo Ah-In is currently single. He isn’t dating any girl. But in the past he once dated Song Hye Kyo.
There are rumors that Yoo Ah-In is dating Jung Yu-mi. It is just a rumor none of them said anything to this.
There is no more information about his love life.
Instagram photos of Yoo Ah-In
Yoo Ah-In’s Movies
|Year||English title||Original title||Role|
|2006||Boys of Tomorrow||우리에게 내일은 없다||Jeon Jong-dae|
|2007||Skeletons in the Closet||좋지 아니한가||Shim Yong-tae|
|2008||Antique||서양골동양과자점 앤티크||Yang Ki-beom|
|2009||Sky and Ocean||하늘과 바다||Jin-goo|
|2013||Tough as Iron||깡철이||Gang Cheol|
|2014||The Satellite Girl and Milk Cow||우리별 일호와 얼룩소||Ko Kyung-chun/Milk Cow|
|2014||Thread of Lies||우아한 거짓말||Choo Sang-bak|
|2015||The Throne||사도||Crown Prince Sado|
|2016||Like for Likes||좋아해줘||Noh Jin-woo|
|2016||CCRT Aerospace : Episode 1 Fragile : The Other Space||CCRT Aerospace : Episode 1 Fragile : 경계의 저편||Man|
|2018||The Interview||The Interview||Himself|
|2018||Default||국가부도의 날||Yun Jeong-hak|
|2020||Voice of Silence||소리도 없이||Tae-in|
Yoo Ah-In’s Television Series
|Year||English title||Original title||Role||Network|
|2003||Honest Living||똑바로 살아라||Man #2||SBS|
|2004||April Kiss||4월의 키스||16-year-old Kang Jae-sup||KBS2|
|2005||Shi-eun & Soo-ha||드라마시티 – 시은&수하||Lee Min-suk||KBS2|
|2008||Strongest Chil Woo||최강칠우||Heuksan / Kim Hyuk||KBS2|
|2009||He Who Can't Marry||결혼 못하는 남자||Park Hyun-kyu||KBS2|
|2010||Sungkyunkwan Scandal||성균관 스캔들||Moon Jae-shin||KBS2|
|2012||Fashion King||패션왕||Kang Young-gul||SBS|
|2013||Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||장옥정, 사랑에 살다||King Sukjong||SBS|
|2014||Secret Affair||밀회||Lee Sun-jae||jTBC|
|2014||Discovery of Love||연애의 발견||Woodworking class student||KBS2|
|2015–2016||Six Flying Dragons||육룡이 나르샤||Yi Bang-won||SBS|
|2016||Descendants of the Sun||태양의 후예||Bank teller Uhm Hong-sik||KBS2|
|2017||Chicago Typewriter||시카고 타자기||Han Se-joo / Seo Hwi-young||tvN|
|2011||Yoo Ah-in's Launch My Life||Mnet||Himself, music curator|
|2014||Wan-deuk Who Wants to Fly||KBS1||Narrator|
|2018||Eyewitnesses of Syria||SBS||Narrator|
|2019||Do-ol Ah-in Going All Directions||KBS1||Host, co-writer, co-producer|
Music video appearances
|2016||"ㅎㅎㅎ (Heung-bu)"||DJ Peggy Gou|
|2019||"Starry Night"||DJ Peggy Gou|
Awards and nominations
|2004||Gonews Netizen Entertainment Awards||Best New Actor in Drama Series||Sharp||Nominated|
|2007||28th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best New Actor||Skeletons in the Closet||Nominated|
|2007||3rd Pierson Youth Film Festival||Best Newcomer, Month of May||Boys of Tomorrow||Won|
|2007||3rd Pierson Youth Film Festival||Best New Actor||Boys of Tomorrow||Won|
|2007||8th Busan Film Critics Awards||Best New Actor||Boys of Tomorrow||Won|
|2008||11th Director's Cut Awards||Best New Actor||Antique||Won|
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Best New Actor||Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Nominated|
|2010||KBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Song Joong-ki||Sungkyunkwan Scandal||Won|
|2010||5th A-Awards (Arena Homme + and Audi Korea)||Style Award||N/A||Won|
|2011||4th Style Icon Awards||Bonsang ("Main Award")||N/A||Won|
|2012||3rd KOFRA Film Awards||Discovery Award||Punch||Won|
|2012||21st Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Punch||Nominated|
|2012||20th SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Fashion King||Nominated|
|2013||9th Korean Environmental & Community Awards||People Who Made the World Brighter(Broadcasting/Entertainment category)||N/A||Won|
|2013||SBS Drama Awards||Excellence Award, Actor in a Mid-length Drama||Jang Ok-jung, Living by Love||Nominated|
|2014||50th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Secret Love Affair||Nominated|
|2014||7th Korea Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor||Secret Love Affair||Nominated|
|2014||3rd APAN Star Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries||Secret Love Affair||Nominated|
|2015||3rd Marie Claire Asia Star Awards||Asia Star of the Year||Veteran||Won|
|2015||15th Korea World Youth Film Festival||Favorite Actor||Veteran||Won|
|2015||35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||Veteran||Nominated|
|2015||35th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards||Best Actor||The Throne||Nominated|
|2015||52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Veteran||Nominated|
|2015||52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||The Throne||Nominated|
|2015||36th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actor||The Throne||Won|
|2015||1st Fashionista Awards||Best Male Fashionista in a Movie (First Prize)||Veteran||Won|
|2015||10th A-Awards (Arena Homme + and Mont Blanc Korea)||Style Award||N/A||Won|
|2015||4th CFDK Awards||Fashion Icon Award||N/A||Won|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Six Flying Dragons||Nominated|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama||Six Flying Dragons||Won|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Producer's Award||Six Flying Dragons||Nominated|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung||Six Flying Dragons||Won|
|2015||SBS Drama Awards||Top 10 Stars||Six Flying Dragons||Won|
|2015||5th SACF Artists of the Year Awards||Artistic Impression in Motion Pictures Award||Veteran, The Throne||Won|
|2015||Cine 21 Awards||Best Actor||Veteran, The Throne||Won|
|2015||The Korea Film Actors Association Awards||Top Star Award||Veteran, The Throne||Won|
|2016||10th Asian Film Awards||Next Generation Award||Veteran, The Throne||Won|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang) for Film||Veteran, The Throne||Nominated|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||The Throne||Nominated|
|2016||52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (TV)||Six Flying Dragons||Won|
|2016||11th Seoul International Drama Awards||Best Actor||Six Flying Dragons||Nominated|
|2016||1st Asia Artist Awards||Grand Prize (Daesang)||Six Flying Dragons||Nominated|
|2016||8th Style Icon Awards||Bonsang ("Main Award")||N/A||Won|
|2016||11th Max Movie Awards||Best Actor||Veteran||Won|
|2016||36th Golden Cinematography Awards||Best Actor||Veteran||Won|
|2016||21st Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||The Throne||Won|
|2016||18th Asian Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor||The Throne||Nominated|
|2016||7th KOFRA Film Awards||Best Actor||The Throne||Won|
|2016||7th Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards||Prime Minister Award||N/A||Won|
|2016||16th Korea World Youth Film Festival||Favorite Actor||Like for Likes||Won|
|2017||19th Korea Fashion Photographers Association Awards||Photogenic of the Year||N/A||Won|
|2018||2nd The Seoul Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Burning||Nominated|
|2018||39th Blue Dragon Film Awards||Best Leading Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2018||27th Buil Film Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2018||55th Grand Bell Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2019||16th International Cinephile Society Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2019||24th Chunsa Film Art Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2019||21st Asian Film Critics Association Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2019||13th Asian Film Awards||Best Actor||Burning||Nominated|
|2019||55th Baeksang Arts Awards||Best Actor (Film)||Burning||Nominated|
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