Ryu Soo-young

Ryu Su-young (born Eo Nam-seon on September 5, 1979) is a South Korean actor.[3] He made his first appearance on television as a college student on a cooking show in 1998, then starred in the controversial film Summertime (2001). This was followed by supporting roles in TV dramas such as Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002), Save the Last Dance for Me (2004), and Lawyers of the Great Republic Korea (2008),[4] as well as leading roles in 18 vs. 29 (2005),[5][6] Seoul 1945 (2006), and Bad Couple (2007).

Ryu Su-young
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Ryu Soo-young in February 2019
Eo Nam-seon

(1979-09-05) September 5, 1979 (age 42)
Seoul, South Korea
Alma materMyongji University - Business Administration
Years active1998–present
(m. 2017)
Korean name
Revised RomanizationRyu Su-yeong
McCune–ReischauerRyu Suyŏng
Birth name
Revised RomanizationEo Nam-seon
McCune–ReischauerŎ Namsŏn

For his mandatory military service, Ryu was a member of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency from 2008 to 2010.[7][8] After his discharge, Ryu returned to television in 2011 in the romantic comedy My Princess,[9][10] and the popular family drama Ojakgyo Family.[11][12] In 2013, he joined the reality/variety show Real Men, in which male celebrities visit army bases and experience daily life there.[13][14] He also played a detective chasing a fugitive in Two Weeks (2013).[15]

Personal lifeEdit

Ryu Soo-young married his fellow actress, Park Ha-sun, in a private ceremony at the Mayfield Hotel in Seoul on January 22, 2017. Their romantic relationship started in 2014. They also worked together in the television drama Two Weeks (2013).

They welcomed their first child, a daughter, on August 2017.[citation needed]


Television seriesEdit

Year Title Role Network
2000 Gibbs' Family resident 2 MBC
Love and Farewell SBS
2001 Open Drama Man and Woman "황홀한 외출" Jung-woo SBS
Good Friends 2 radio AD KBS2
Navy Jung Hyun-soo MBC
2002 Open Drama Man and Woman "초록색 카드" SBS
Successful Story of a Bright Girl Oh Joon-tae SBS
Affection Jae-man SBS
Open Drama Man and Woman "우연" SBS
The Maengs' Golden Era Yoo Jung-jae MBC
2003 First Love Hwang Hyung-joon SBS
Merry Go Round Jeon Soo-hyung MBC
New Gyun-woo and Jik-nyeo Shin Tae-young MBC
2004 Jang Gil-san Lee Ji-yong SBS
MBC Best Theater "Butterfly" Yoo Hyun-soo MBC
Save the Last Dance for Me Jung Tae-min SBS
2005 18 vs. 29 Kang Sang-young KBS2
Rebirth - Next Min Ki-beom MBC
2006 Seoul 1945 Choi Woon-hyuk KBS1
2007 Bad Couple Choi Gi-chan SBS
2008 Lawyers of the Great Republic of Korea Byun Hyuk MBC
2011 My Princess Nam Jung-woo MBC
Ojakgyo Family Hwang Tae-beom KBS2
2012 The Sons Yoo Min-ki MBC
2013 Drama Special "The Memory in My Old Wallet" Lee Young-jae KBS2
Two Weeks Im Seung-woo MBC
2014 Endless Love Han Gwang-hoon SBS
2015 Blood Park Hyun-seo KBS2
The Eccentric Daughter-in-Law Cha Myeong-seok KBS2
2016 My Lawyer, Mr. Jo Shin Ji-wook KBS2
2017 My Father is Strange Cha Jung-Hwan KBS2
2018 Nice Witch[16] Song Woo-jin SBS
2019 Love in Sadness[17] Kang In-wook MBC
2021 Here's My Plan [18] Lee Jae-young MBC


Year Title Role Notes
2001 Summertime Jin-woo/Sang-ho
2002 Mirror short film
2003 Blue Sergeant Lee Kyeong-il
2013 The Attorney Lee Chang-joon (cameo)
2019 Chateau Monte Jeong-hyun
2020 Steel Rain 2: Summit Captain Baek Doo-ho

Variety showEdit

Year Title Network Notes
2001 Hey! At Midnight KBS2 MC
2013–2014 Real Men MBC Cast Member
2018 Big Picture Family SBS Cast Member
Let's Go, Let's Go MBN Cast Member
2020 Perfect Life TV Chosun MC
2020–present Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant KBS Cast Member
2021 Fantasy House SBS MC
Ryu Soo-young's Animal TV KBS YouTube Animal For You MC [19]
Warning of the Earth - Carbon 2 Trilogy KBS UHD Narrator[20]

Radio showsEdit

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2021 Park Ha-sun's Cinetown SBS Power FM Special DJ October 19 [21]

Music VideoEdit

Year Song Title Artist
2001 "Sorrow" NRG

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2002 SBS Drama Awards New Star Award Successful Story of a Bright Girl Won
2004 SBS Drama Awards Best Supporting Actor Save the Last Dance for Me Won
2005 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor Rebirth - Next Nominated
2006 KBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor Seoul 1945 Won
2007 43rd Baeksang Arts Awards Best Actor (TV) Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Bad Couple Nominated
2011 KBS Drama Awards[22] Best Couple Award with Choi Jung-yoon Ojakgyo Family Won
Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Nominated
2012 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama The Sons Nominated
2013 MBC Entertainment Awards Star of the Year Real Men Won
KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a One-Act/Special/Short Drama The Memory in My Old Wallet Nominated
2014 SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Endless Love Nominated
2017 KBS Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Serial Drama Father is Strange Nominated
Best Couple Award with Lee Yoo-ri Won
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor[23] Nice Witch Nominated
SBS Drama Awards Top Excellence Award, Actor in a Daily and Weekend Drama Nominated
2019 MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award, Actor in a Weekend/Daily Drama Love in Sadness Won
2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards[24] Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Commendation N/A Won
18th KBS Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Reality Category Stars' Top Recipe at Fun-Staurant Nominated
Best Entertainer Award in Reality Category [25] Won
2021 57th Baeksang Arts Awards Best New Actor (Film)[26] Steel Rain 2: Summit Nominated
26th Chunsa Film Art Awards[27] Best Supporting Actor Pending


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  2. ^ "Ryu Soo-young, Park Ha-sun Get Married". The Chosun Ilbo. January 23, 2017. Retrieved January 25, 2017.
  3. ^ "Korean Actor Brings Child from Madagascar for Surgery". The Chosun Ilbo. 5 April 2012. Retrieved 2013-05-28.
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  23. ^ 2018코리아드라마어워즈 후보 공개. KDFO.org (in Korean). 22 September 2018.
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