Ahn Bo-hyun (Korean: 안보현; born May 16, 1988) is a South Korean actor, model and television personality under FN Entertainment. As a graduate from Busan Sports High School, he used to participate in amateur boxing competitions and previously won a gold medal. Since his acting debut in 2014, he has appeared in various films and television dramas. Ahn achieved success and made a turning point within his acting career through Itaewon Class (2020). He won the Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Drama for his roles in Yumi's Cells and My Name at the 8th APAN Star Awards (September 29, 2022).

Ahn Bo-hyun
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Ahn at Blue Dragon Series Awards, July 2022
Born (1988-05-16) May 16, 1988 (age 35)
Alma materDaekyeung University
  • Actor
  • model
Years active2007–present
AgentFN Entertainment[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationAn Bo-hyeon
McCune–ReischauerAn Po-hyŏn

Early life and careerEdit

Ahn was born in Busan, South Korea on May 16, 1988. As a graduate from Busan Sports High School, he used to participate in amateur boxing competitions and previously won a gold medal.[2]

He originally debuted as a model in 2007.[3][4] Since his acting debut in 2014, he has appeared in various films and television dramas including, Descendants of the Sun (2016), Dokgo Rewind (2018), Her Private Life (2019). Ahn achieved success and achieved a breakthrough through Itaewon Class (2020), in which he portrayed the villainous character Jang Geun-won. He continued his success with his subsequent male lead roles in Netflix series My Name (2021), tvN dramas Yumi's Cells (2021–2022) and Military Prosecutor Doberman (2022).



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2016 Hiya Lee Jin-sang [5]
2018 Dokgo Rewind Pyo Taejin Web Film
2019 Memories of a Dead End Tae-Goo
TBA 2 O'Clock Date Gil Goo [6]

Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Golden Cross
Two Mothers
My Secret Hotel Sang-hoon
2015 The Dearest Lady Lee Bong-gil
2016 Descendants of the Sun Im Kwang-nam
After the Show Ends Cha Kang-woo
My Runway Wang Rin
2017 Wednesday 3:30 PM Baek Seung-kyu
Sisters-in-Law James Seo / Seo Jun-young Cameo [7]
Girls' Generation 1979 Young Choon's old friend
2018 Hide and Seek Baek Do-hoon [8]
2019 Her Private Life Nam Eun-ki [9]
Investiture of the Gods Bi De [Yin Jiao's aide] Chinese drama [10] [11]
Drama Stage: Crumbling Friendship Yoo Seung-bong Season 2 [12]
2020 Itaewon Class Jang Geun-won [13]
Kairos Seo Do-kyun [14]
2021–2022 Yumi's Cells Goo Woong Season 1–2 [15]
2022 Military Prosecutor Doberman Do Bae-man [16]
Adamas Kwon Min-jo Cameo (episode 4) [17]
A Place You Can Come Back Anytime Japanese drama [18]
2023 See You in My 19th Life Moon Seo-ha [19]
TBA Gold Spoon Jin Yi-soo [20]

Web seriesEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2017 My Only Love Song Moo-myung
2018 Dokgo Rewind Pyo Tae-jin [21]
2021 My Name Jeon Pil-do [22][23]

Television showsEdit

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022 The Backpacker Chef Host with Baek Jong-won, DinDin and Oh Dae-hwan [24]
2023 You Go to Sydney Cast Member with Heo Sung-tae, Lee Si-eon and Youtuber KWAKTUBE [25]

Web showsEdit

Year Title Role Ref.
2022 Young Actors' Retreat Cast member [26]


Year Title Notes Ref.
2020 2020 MBC Entertainment Awards with Jeon Hyun-moo and Jang Do-yeon [27]

Other venturesEdit


On May 28, 2022, Ahn donated 528 boxes of sanitary napkins to the underprivileged on the occasion of World Menstruation Day, by donating through the G-Foundation Foundation.[28]


  • Honorary Marine Police Officer (2021)[29]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Star Awards 2021 Best New Actor Itaewon Class Nominated [30]
2022 Excellence Award, Actor in an OTT Drama My Name
Yumi's Cells
Won [31]
Asia Artist Awards 2020 Popularity Award (Actor) Ahn Bo-hyun Nominated [32]
Best Emotive Award (Actor) Won [33][34]
Choice Award Won
Baeksang Arts Awards 2020 Best New Actor – Television Itaewon Class Nominated [35]
Blue Dragon Series Awards 2022 Best Supporting Actor My Name Nominated [36]
Brand of the Year Awards 2020 Rising Star Actor of The Year Itaewon Class Won [37]
Korea First Brand Awards 2020 Rising Star Actor Won [38]
MBC Drama Awards 2020 Excellence Award, Actor in a Monday-Tuesday Miniseries Kairos Nominated [39]
Best New Actor Won [40]
MBC Entertainment Awards 2020 Rookie Award in Variety Category – Male I Live Alone Nominated [41]


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Cine21 2021 Actors that will lead Korean Video Content Industry in 2022 6th [a] [42]
Elle Japan 2022 Top 16 Hallyu Best Actor 4th [43]



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