Korean Acclaimed Actor Koo Kyo-hwan Age Height Girlfriend

Koo Kyo-hwan was born on December 14, 1982, and is currently 41 years old.

Despite being in his 40s, Koo Kyo-hwan has a youthful appearance and is recognized for his acting skills, including portraying a soldier in the drama DP.

Let’s take a closer look at Koo Kyo-hwan.



  • Birth: December 14, 1982 (40 years old)
  • Place of Birth: Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, South Korea
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Clan: Neungseong Koo (綾城 具氏)
  • Physical: 174cm (5’8″), Blood Type A
  • Family: Parents, older brother
  • Education:
    • Kyungmun High School (Graduated)
    • Seoul Institute of the Arts (Film Department / Associate’s Degree)
  • Religion: Non-religious
  • Military Service: Public service worker (Currently exempt from social service)
  • Debut: 2008 film “Children”
  • Agency: Namoo Actors
  • Nicknames: Koo Gyo, Scarlet Johansson, Joaquin Johansson, Koo Hwan-bul, Koo Myun-hwan, Myun
  • Fan Nickname: Receipt



Notable Works

  • Films:
    • Children (2008)
    • Jane (2016)
    • Peninsula (2020)
    • Escape from Mogadishu (2021)
  • Television Dramas:
    • D.P. (2021-2023)
    • The Sound of Magic (2022)


Koo Kyo-hwan hails from Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, and attended Kyungmoon High School before majoring in Film Studies at Seoul Institute of the Arts.

He pursued admission to Seoul Institute of the Arts multiple times at a later age to pursue acting.

Koo Kyo-hwan fulfilled his military service obligation as a public service worker.

His debut in film was in 2008 with the movie Children.

Following his debut, Koo Kyo-hwan primarily appeared in independent films until gaining widespread attention in 2017 for his role as Jane in Jane, a film that explored transgender life. He received the Best New Actor award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards, further amplifying his profile. Subsequently, he began appearing in major films, gaining recognition among audiences.

When asked what he would do first if given a day off without any schedule, Koo Kyo-hwan mentioned that he doesn’t feel busy and would prefer to relax at home, describing it as “lying down,” enjoying favorite movies, and ordering delicious food. He emphasized that everything happens in bed and that’s how he wants to spend his rest days.


Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Ik-seop

Koo Kyo-hwan has been in a relationship with film director Lee Ik-seop for ten years. They started as colleagues in the film industry and evolved into partners, nurturing their love since 2013. Their collaboration began with the film Fourth Grade Bokyoung.



Koo Kyo-hwan Current

Currently, Koo Kyo-hwan and Lee Ik-seop operate a joint YouTube channel where they mainly upload art short films, with a subscriber count of 170,000.

Koo Kyo-hwan’s recent activities include appearing in DP and then starring in The Gray, a Netflix original adaptation based on a Japanese manga. With his consistent charm displayed from Peninsula to DP, audiences anticipate what new allure Koo Kyo-hwan will bring in The Gray.

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