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Yoo Ah-In (유아인) Profile - Everything You Need to Know

Published Wed Jul 28 2021 By Kri
Yoo Ah-In (유아인) Profile - Everything You Need to Know

Uhm Hong-Sik (엄홍식) known by his stage name Yoo Ah-In (유아인), born on 6th October 1986 is a veteran South Korean actor,  model, creative director and also a curator.

He has garnered fame by acting in various TV series and movies. He is one of the gems of the entertainment industry. He is the 80th most popular South Korean Actor according to the year 2019.

Net Worth

The estimated net worth of Yoo Ah-In is estimated to be around $5 million. He charges $58,700 per episode for dramas. 

His income is generated through his acting career as well as from his own studio.


Uhm Hong-Sik attended Gyeongbuk Arts High School but eventually dropped out in his first year. He later took the equivalency exam and graduated high school and enrolled at Konkun University in the art department.

Yoo Ah In portrait
Yoo Ah In

He once shared in a press conference "I think of it as lucky that I had the will to quit school early. I had the courage to try planning another life and just recklessly threw myself into it. Because I did that, I was able to turn every moment that I've come up against in my life into an opportunity for my personal education."


Actor Yoo Ah-In was once rumored to be in a relationship with actress Song Hye-Kyo. The rumor spread when he sent a coffee truck to Hye Kyo's set of "Now We Are Breaking Up". He also added a message in the coffee cup "Love to Ms. Song Hye Kyo. Live a long life."

The rumors remain untrue unless and until both the actors say so themselves.


After dropping out of college the actor moved to Seoul to discover more about his talents and himself. That is when he found his interest in paintings and also wanted to develop his career in the show business.

He first made his debut in 2003 through a TV commercial. the love of the actor for the painting made him play role in the teen series "Sharp" as a student majoring in painting.

The artist took a break and went on hiatus to discover more about himself in the field of acting and wanted to learn and develop more mature acting skills.

After some break, the actor again came back to the limelight with a low-budget movie "Boys Of Tomorrow". He then continued his acting in many more movies and TV dramas: "Skeletons In The Closet"(movie), "Strongest Chill Woo"(drama), "He Who Can't Marry"(drama). He also received many recognitions and awards for his acting.

In 2010, Ah-In starred in the historical drama "Sungkyunkwan Scandal".

Yoo Ah in in traditional Korean dress in  Sungkyunkwan Scandal
Yoo Ah In as crazy horse in Sungkyunkwan Scandal

In 2011 he aging starred in a popular movie "Punch."

Yoo Ah In in Black Suit in the movie Punch
Yoo Ah In as Won Deuk in the movie Punch

In 2012 he played a role in the drama "Fashion King".

Yoo Ah Portrayinh hurt lips in his jacket for the drama fashion King
Yoo Ah In as Kang Young Geol in Fashion King

Furthermore, in 2018, he made a breakthrough in Lee Chang -dong's movie "Burning". The movie had its first premiere at the Cannes festival where he walked the red carpet. It was selected as the South Korean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards.

Yoo Ah In award show holding award in black suit
Yoo Ah In winning 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards for Best Actor

Alongside his acting career, he has actively participated in variety shows such as "Sponge", "Running Man", Mnet Asian Music Awards"


YearAwardAward Show
2011Discovery Award for "Punch"3rd KOFRA Film Awards Ceremony
2015Best Actor for "The Throne"36th Blue Dragon Film Awards
2015Best Couple for "The Roots of Throne"SBS Drama Awards
2015Ten Star for "The Roots of Throne"SBS Drama Awards
2015Best Actor (long-length) for "The Roots of Throne"SBS Drama Awards
2016Best Actor for "The Roots of Throne"52nd BaekSang Arts Awards
2020Popularity Award 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards
2020Best Actor for "Voice of Silence" 41st Blue Dragon Film Awards
2020Best Actor for "Voice of Silence"57th BaekSang Arts Awards


2007Skeletons In The Closet
2007Boys Of Tomorrow
2009Sky and Ocean
2013Tough As Iron
2014The Sattelite Girl And Milk Cow
2012Threads Of Lie
2015The Throne
2016 Likes For Likes
2020Voice Of Silence
2021Seoul Vibe

Personal Life

In 2017 it was revealed that Yoo Ah-In is diagnosed with a bone tumor. However, this has not affected his acting career, and is actively working in movies and dramas. He was also exempt from his military service as he failed five medical tests.

Works As A Curator As Well As A Director

The artist is a founder and creative director of Studio concrete. The studio consists of a gallery, library, workshop, and coffee shop.