Facts about Jang Ki Yong’s actor in the latest drama now, We Are Breaking Up. After appearing stunningly through his role as Shin Woo-yeo in the popular drama My Roommate Is A Gumiho with actress Lee Hye-RI, the actor who was born in Ulsan, South Korea, August 7, 1992, will again greet his fans through his latest drama, Now, We Are. Breaking Up. The drama Now, We Are Breaking Up will begin airing on November 12 on the SBS network. In this drama, Jang Ki-Yong will take on the lead role alongside senior actress, Song Hye-Kyo, who is also the ex-wife of actor Song Joong-ki.
Jang Ki-Yong’s role in the drama Now, We Are Breaking Up was his last appearance on the small screen before he enlisted in the military last August. This drama is also one of several drama titles featuring him as the main character, besides Kill It, Search: WWW, Born Again, and My Roommate Is a Gumiho. Curious about the actor who will have an intimate scene with Song Hye-Kyo in this latest drama? Come on, get to know Jang Ki-Yong better!
1. Early Career as a Model
Although already known to the public for his acting skills, Jang Ki-Yong started his career as a model in 2012. His first runway stage was walking for the spring/summer collection of General Idea Collection Show 2012, Seoul Fashion Week. Jang Ki-Yong has also been an advertising model for several world-renowned brands, such as Guess Korea, Giordano, NEPA, Nivea Man Korea, Fahrenheit, The Estée Lauder Companies, and Lancome.
The actor who graduated from Seokyeong University also often appears in various magazines in Korea, such as Marie Claire, Esquire, Vogue Korea, Cosmopolitan, and others. Her hard work in the modeling world led to Jang Ki-Yong winning the Fashion Model Award at the 9th Asia Model Awards in 2014 and Best Dressed Model at the 30th Korea’s Best Dresser Swan Awards in 2015.
2. 2014 Acting Debut
After being successful in the modeling world, Jang Ki-Yong spread his wings by venturing into the world of acting. His acting debut began in 2014 through the drama It’s Okay That’s Love. In this romance genre drama, Jang Ki-Yong competes acting with the main player’s Jo In-sung who plays Jae-yeol, and Gong Hyo-jin who plays Ji Hae-soo. Jang Ki-Yong himself plays Sam, the lover of Lee Sung-Kyung’s character, Oh So-you. Even though he only got a small role, Jang Ki-Yong’s acting got enough attention. After his acting debut, Jang Ki-Yong was flooded with supporting roles in several dramas, such as The Greatest Marriage, Schoolgirl Detective, This is My Love, Beautiful Mind, The Liar, and His Lover, My Mister and Go Back Couple.
3. Row of Awards
His hard work in the world of participation is supported by acting skills that can make the hearts of his fans flutter, bringing Jang Ki-Yong to several awards. Through the first drama that got him as the main character, Comes and Hugs Me, Jang Ki-Yong won several awards, including the Excellence Award, Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama and Best Couple Award at the 37th MBC Drama Awards 2018, and Best Couple Award at the 2018 MBC Drama Awards. New Actor-Television at the 55th Baeksang Arts Awards 2019. In addition, he has also won the Rookie Award at the 3rd Asia Artist Awards and the Rising Star Award at the 8th Korea Hallyu Awards in 2018. And the award for Best New Actor through his role in the drama My Mister at the 6th APAN Star Awards 2018.
4. YG Entertainment’s upbringing
YG Entertainment is one of the major artist agencies in South Korea. A number of Kpop idols are also under YG Entertainment, including BIGBANG, BLACKPINK, WINNER, iKON, TREASURE, and AKMU. Likewise with Jang Ki-Yong. He is an actor under the agency YG Entertainment, along with a row of actors and actresses such as Kim Hee-ae, Cha Seoung-won, Cho Ji-woo, Yoo In-na, Jung Hye-young, Gang Dong-won, Seo Jeong- Yeon, and many others. Even with one of his fellow agency colleagues Lee Sung Kyung, they are friends. They often support each other for the activities they are currently living. The two have also been a couple in the drama It’s Okay That’s Love.
5. Multitalented Actor
Apart from appearing impressive on the runway and acting beautifully on the small screen, Jang Ki-Yong has also entered the world of singing. His singing ability is proven through the strains of his voice in the soundtrack of the drama The Liar and His Lover, entitled In Your Eyes and the drama Come and Hug Me, entitled Paradise Tree. In addition, Jang Ki Yong has shown his talent in singing, by filling the soundtrack for the drama The Boy Next Door, with Choi Woo-Sik. In addition to filling the drama’s theme song, Jang Ki-Yong is also reliable in the rap genre. In 2016, he was included in the top 10 participants in JTBC’s Tribe of HipHop, a rap competition. Previously, in 2013, Jang Ki-Yong also had appeared in two of singer IU’s music videos, The Red Shoes, and Friday.