Jung Woo-sung (born March 20, 1973) is a South Korean actor, director, producer and model. He is also the first Korean UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador. Jung started his career as a fashion model, rising to stardom and teenage cult figure status with the gangster movie Beat (1997), for which he received the Best New Actor award at the 17th Korean Association of Film Critics Awards. One of the top South Korean stars he is also widely popular in other Asian countries, notably in Japan. A three-time winner of the Popular Actor Award at the Blue Dragon Film Awards he also received, among others, the Best Supporting Actor prize at the 3rd Asian Film Awards for the western The Good, the Bad, the Weird (2009) and 8 nominations for Best Actor. Jung is a versatile actor known for playing leading roles in films from a wide spectrum of genres including high-grossing box office action hits: Asura: The City of Madness (2016), The Divine Move (2014), Cold Eyes (2013); martial arts pic: Reign of Assassins (2010), fantasy: The Restless (2006); action thriller Phantom: The Submarine (1999); dramas: Don't Forget Me (2015), City of the Rising Sun (1999), erotic thriller Scarlet Innocence (2014); romantic movies:A Good Rain Knows (2009), Daisy (2006), Sad Movie (2005), A Moment to Remember (2004) and historical epic Musa (2001). He is also an accomplished television actor. For his first major TV drama part in Asphalt Man (1994) he received Best New Actor award at SBS Drama Awards and at 32nd Baeksang Arts Awards (TV). His other prominent roles were in high-budget espionage TV series Athena: Goddess of War (2010) and romance/fantasy drama Padam Padam... The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats (2011).