“I want the light to shine on me, and I want people to see me shining brightly.”– Yoo Ah In (Source: Yoo Ah In SikSeekLand)
Yoo Ah In is undeniably one of the veteran and well-known actors in South Korea’s Entertainment industry.
With his captivating smile that his fans mostly adore of, his personality is also loved by many.
Known as South Korea’s “pretty boy” slash “boy next door,” here are the things that you must know about Yoo Ah In:
1. His real name is Uhm Hong Sick.
We are all aware that the K-actors we stan are only using stage names. As for Uhm Hong Sick, he personally choose his stage name “Yoo Ah In.”
But guess what? His username on Instagram is @hongsick which is based on his real name.
2. He was born on October 6, 1986. (Libra)
His hometown is in Daegu, South Korea and he was born on October 6, 1986. For those who are fond of using signs, you know now, Yoo Ah In is a Libra. (Source here.)
3. He is an art major.
Fans couldn’t agree more because he himself is an art! But according to Yoo Ah In SikSeekLand (a website dedicated to Yoo Ah In), he studied at Konkuk University and Dun Gook University. (Source here.)
4. He has a good sense of fashion.
His Instagram feed is the proof! Check out his photos on Instagram @hongsick.
5. He is a bookworm and a writer.
Carpe diem! If you have watched “Chicago Typewriter” then you’ll know. No wonder why he is so good at portraying Han Se Ju slash Seo Hwi Young.
His works are also published in different well-known magazines namely Elle, Bazaar, and many more. (Source here.)
6. He spoke amazing words of wisdom on his interviews.
Korean fans once called him a “sexy brain” maybe for having such words and having a firm stand to speak up about societal issues. (Source here.)
7. He is more interested in historical K-dramas.
He once mentioned in an interview that he is more interested in historical K-dramas rather than the typical set-up dramas. (Source here.)
8. He is an artistic director and curator.
According to The Korea Times, Yoo Ah In already “founded Studio Concrete in 2014, a creative collective with a group of artists born in the 1980s and working in various fields like advertising, graphic design, and product design.” He also shared in the said interview that his off-screen career as an art director helped him to widened his perspective as an actor.
9. Yoo Ah In is an award-winning actor.
Yoo Ah In already won various awards from his roles in various K-dramas and movies namely:
- Best Actor in Baeksang Arts Awards (2016)
- Best Actor in Max Movie Awards (2016)
- Best Actor in KOFRA Film Awards (2016)
- Best Actor in Golden Cinematography Awards (2016)
- Best Actor in Chunsa Film Art Awards (2016)
- Next Generation Awardee in Asian Film Awards (2016)
- Most Popular Actor – Youth Choice Award in Korea Youth Film Festival (2015 & 2016)
- Best Actor of the Year in Cine21 Movie Award (2015)
- Best Actor in Blue Dragon Awards (2015)
- Top Star Award in Korean Film Actor’s Association Awards (2015)
- Asia Star Award in Pusan International Film Festival (2015)
- Beautiful Artist Award in SACF Artist of the Year Awards (2015)
- Best Couple in SBS Drama Awards (2015)
- Top 10 Star Award in SBS Drama Awards (2015)
- Top Excellence Actor in SBS Drama Awards (2015)
- Discovery Award in KOFRA Film Awards (2012)
- Best Couple Award in KBS Drama Awards (2010)
- Best New Actor in Director’s Cut Awards (2008)
- Best New Actor in Busan Film Critics Association (BCFA) (2007)
- College Students’ Choice Award for Actor of the Month in Pierson Youth Film Festival (2007)
- New Currents Movie Star Award in Pierson Youth Film Festival (2007)
K-dramas and movies
Explore his K-dramas and movies through this list below:
- Honest Living (2002)
- Sharp 1 (2003) (Main Role)
- April Kiss (2004)
- Strongest Chil Woo (2008) (Main Role)
- The Man Who Can’t Get Married (2009)
- Sungkyunkwan Scandal (2010) (Main Role)
- Fashion King (2012) (Main Role)
- Jang Ok Jung (2013) (Main Role)
- Secret Love Affair (2014) (Main Role)
- Discovery of Romance (2014)
- Six Flying Dragons (2015) (Main Role)
- Descendants of the Sun (2016)
- Chicago Typewriter (2017) (Main Role)
- Shim’s Family (2007)
- Boys of Tomorrow (2007)
- Antique Bakery (2008)
- Sky and Ocean (2009)
- Punch (2011)
- Tough as Iron (2013)
- Elegant Lies (2014)
- Veteran (2015)
- The Throne (2015)
- Likes for Likes (2016)
- Burning (2018)
- Default (2018)
- #Alive (2020)
Recently, Yoo Ah In and Park Shin Hye worked on a film titled “Alive” and reportedly to cast in a new drama “Hellbound.”
Moreover, you can follow Yoo Ah In’s social media accounts to know more updates about him.
Instagram: @hongsick Twitter: @seeksik