The power of K-pop and other forms of South Korea is undeniable these days. With the boom in BTS, Blackpink, and other Korean artists, Korean dramas have also found a place in Western media.

Among them actor, Yeo Jin Goo is receiving much love from people around the globe as well.

The former child actor has now grown into a dashing actor, and fans can’t help but fall in love with him.

Also, nicknamed “Nation’s Little Brother,” this fine young man is known for his work in A Frozen Flower, Moon Embracing the Sun, Hotel Del Luna, and many others.

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Yeo Jin Goo, 22, South Korean Actor

This article will include more information on his, but for now, here are some facts.

Yeo Jin Goo: Quick Facts

Full Name: Yei Jin Goo (여진구)
Age: 26 years old
Birth Date: August 13, 1997
Horoscope: Leo
Birth Place: Seoul, South Korea
Nationality: South Korean
Blood Type: O
Height: 5 feet 8 inches (175 cm)
Build: Mesomorph
Profession: Actor
Active years: 2005-present
Net Worth: Under Review
Marital Status: Single
Social Media: Instagram
Last update: February, 2024

Childhood and Early Life

Nationa’s Little Brother, Yeo Jin Goo (여진구) was born in Seoul, South Korea, to his loving mother, and caring father.

The middle child of his parents; he has two older brothers and a younger brother.

But for privacy, the young actor has not revealed any of their names and whereabouts in public. It is common in South Korea, considering how celebrities care about their private life.

(Yeo Joo Gin’s blood type is O.)

Likewise, Yeo graduated from Namgang High School, an all-boys high school, back in 2016. As of now, the young actor is enrolled at Chung-Ang University, majoring in the Department of Theatre.

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Actor from an early age, it was Yeo who pursued his parents to let him act. Coming from a young boy, his parents could not refuse and supported him.

They took him to work for acting classes until he debuted in 2005.

Age and Body Measurements – How old is Yeo Jin Goo?

Truly a born star, Yeo Jin Goo is enjoying his prime career at the young age of 22. The South-Korean actor was born on August 13, 1997, under the star sign Leo.

The people of this sign are likely to be thriving, vibrant, and famous as predicted.

Yeo Jin Goo height
Yeo Jin Goo for Marie Claire

Likewise, the handsome actor starred as a child actor but has stolen the hearts of many with his visuals as he grew older. As of now, he stands at 5 feet 8 inches(175 cm) while his weight, along with other measurements is unknown.

Despite that, we can clearly see his toned physique and well-maintained body. Also, he takes excellent care of his skin and diet.

Moreover, Yeo Jin has got short black hairstyle and stunning black eyes that suit his fair skin complexion.

Fans often point out that Kim Min Jae and he has similar faces. People also question if they are related somehow but that is not the case.

They are not blood-related in any way, but they are university classmates.

Yeo Jin Goo started as a child actor

As mentioned above, Yeo Jin Goo debuted as a child actor at the age of eight. His debut work was the 2005 movie, Sad Movie.

For the role of Park Hwi-chan, the young actor defeated 150 other candidates even with his lack of experience.

Likewise, the following year, he appeared in his first television drama titled I Want to Love. After that, he acted in his first historical drama called Yeon Gaesomun as young Kim Heum-soon.

Yeo then played lead roles in the two hit series of 2008, Iljimae and Tazza for which he won Best Child Actor award at the SBS Drama Awards.

After that, the rising actor played in other productions like Giant(2010), Warrior Baek Dong-soo(2011), Deep Rooted Tree.

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Yeo Jin Goo with his co-star from ‘Moon Embracing the Sun’

However, it was the 2012 fantasy-period drama, Moon Embracing the Sun that established him in the South-Korean entertainment as an actor.

In the hit series, he portrayed a young crown prince. Also, the drama gained “national drama” status with more than 40% ratings.

His other drama, Missing you followed the success rate. Not to mention, Yeo won the 2012 MBC Drama Awards as Young Actor in both shows.

Yeo Jin Goo’s rise in present years

In these few years, fans could not help but notice how much Yeo has grown. From seeing him as a child actor to a young actor is a bit too much for the hearts of female fans.

But if anything, his acting has got better and so has his visuals. After the success of Moon Embracing the Sun, his success streak continued in the coming years as well.

In 2013, he appeared in action thriller Hwayi: A Monster Boy, which got him several awards including Blue Dragon Film Awards and Korean Association of Film Critics Awards.

Moreover, Yeo is the youngest male actor to receive the Blue Dragon Award, making history by collecting it at the age of sixteen.

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Yeo Jin Goo and IU for Hotel Del Luna

We saw him playing in the film, Shoot Me in the Heart based on the bestselling novel of the same name by Jeong Yo-Jeong. His first lead role followed this in the teen vampire series, Orange Marmalade. It was also based on a popular webtoon of the same name.

That same year, the South Korean actor appeared in yet another movie, this time a Korean War film, The Long Way Home with veteran actor, Sol Kyung-gu.

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Similarly, his next role in SBS drama, The Royal Drama required him to play King Yeongjo. And for this role, he received yet another Excellence Award at the SBS Drama Awards.

Hotel Del Luna

From 2017 to 2018, Yeo Jin Goo appeared in a handful of movies and dramas, spearing him no time for himself. He started the year with tvN’s science fiction drama, Circle followed by historical drama, Warriors of the Dawn.

Then the young actor reunited with actor Kim Yoon-Seok from Hwayi: A Monster Boy or 1987: When the Days Comes. For him, 2018 kick-started with romantic comedy, My Absolute Boyfriend which was based on the Japanese manga of the same name.

As if Yeo Jin Goo was not successful enough, the year 2019 proved to be even more fruitful for him. Yeo starred in The Crowned Clown, tvN’s remake of 2012 Korean film Masquerade.

Not to mention, the series was a huge success, topping ratings in public channels. For this, he also earned more positive reviews for his performance.

And as the cherry on the top, that same year, he was cast in much-awaited fantasy mystery drama, Hotel Del Luna.

In another commercially successful series, the actor appeared alongside the nation’s sister and well-respected artist, IU.

Baeksang Arts Awards

Baeksang is regarded as the most prestigious award in Korea one could get for acting. Unsuprisingly, Yeo Jin has managed to receive a couple of this award for different categories.

He won the “New Actor in Film” award in 2014, “Popular Actor in Film” in 2014 and 2015 and lastly in 2019 under the category “Leading Actor in TV”.

Is Yeo Jin Goo married? – Dating and Relationships

Marriage, dating, and having a boyfriend or girlfriend is such a rare concept in South Korean entertainment. It might shock many, but the celebrities are very secretive about this stuff and are for good reasons too.

The very habit that is looked upon as usual in Western society is considered a scandal in K-ent. Hence, celebrities rarely date publicly or until they are of marriage age.

Yeo Jin Goo dating, girlfriend
Yeo Jin Goo for Prestige Magazine

It is not known if these are reasons, but it seems the young actor is single at the moment. At the moment, he is more focused on his career than anything else.

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And even if he did date anyone, we are sure, Yeo would announce it publicly. However, we do hope; he finds someone as he is already at the age of finding love and dating.

Social Media Presence

Instagram –  4.3 million followers

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