Na In-woo

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Na In-woo
2022 Na In-woo 나인우 Jinxed at First (3).jpg
Na In-woo in 2022
Na Jong-chan

(1994-09-17) September 17, 1994 (age 28)
Gwangju, South Korea
EducationDankook University – Performing Arts
Years active2013–present
AgentCube Entertainment
Korean name
Revised RomanizationNa In-u
McCune–ReischauerNa In-u
Birth name
Revised RomanizationNa Jong-chan
McCune–ReischauerNa Chong-ch'an

Na Jong-chan (Korean나종찬; born September 17, 1994) better known by his stage name Na In-woo (Korean: 나인우), is a South Korean actor. He is best known for his roles in Mr. Queen (2020–2021) and River Where the Moon Rises (2021). He is a cast member of the variety show 2 Days & 1 Night since 2022.


2013–2019: Debut and early career[edit]

Na made his debut in 2013 through the musical Bachelor's Vegetable Store.

In 2014, Na appeared in the SBS weekend drama Glorious Day, making a slight appearance.

In 2015, Na made his official debut in the TV drama Shine or Go Crazy[1] followed by the drama My Mom, earning it a nomination at the awards ceremony, 2015 MBC Drama Awards for Best New Actor category. In the same year Na starred in the film Twenty by playing the role of Dong Won, Dongwoo's younger brother, played by Lee Jun-ho.[2]

In 2016, Na starred in the web drama Spark.[3] In the same year, Na appeared in an episode of Cinderella with Four Knights . Na also appeared in the daily drama Golden Pouch aired on MBC. In the same year, Na appeared in the Film The Car Crash : Hit by Dongho.

In 2018, Na appeared in season 1's web drama It's Okay to be Sensitive with Kim Young-dae.[4]

In 2019, Na appeared in the MBN drama Best Chicken . Na later appeared in two weeks' episodes of Home for Summer, a KBS1 daily drama, and then became a regular of its subsequent series Unasked Family. Na also appeared in the web drama Yeonnam Family which aired on Olleh TV. In 2019, Na changed his stage name from Na Jong-chan to Na In-woo.

2020–present: Career breakthrough and MC[edit]

In 2020, Na participated in the drama Mystic Pop-up Bar which aired on JTBC. Later the same year, Na joined the tvN hystorical drama Mr. Queen. The drama was a success, becoming the 7th highest-rated drama in Korean cable television history and boosting him into international fame.

In 2021, Na was confirmed to star in the movie Her Bucket List with Kim So-hye.[5] In the same month, Na confirmed for a cameo appearance in the drama At A Distance Spring Is Green .[6] Later in March 2021, Na joined the KBS2 hystorical drama River Where the Moon Rises as its male lead from 6th episode, replacing Ji Soo who was dropped out from the series following bullying accusations made against him. Despite the last-minute substitutions and casting situations in the ongoing drama, Na's acting and chemistry with lead actress Kim So-hyun was well received by the audience.[7] As Na's first lead role, Na was nominated at the 57th Baeksang Arts Awards in the Best New Actor – Television category.[8]

In May 2021, Na was confirmed as the male lead in the drama Jinxed at First with Seohyun.[9][10] In July, he was selected as the MC of the web music program OUTNOW Unlimited[a] airing on Playlist, Naver Now.

In January 2022, Na became a fixed cast member of the season 4 of KBS2 reality show 2 Days & 1 Night.[11]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 Twenty Dong-won [2]
2016 The Car Crash : Hit by Dongho Ko Dong-ho
2019 The Faceless Boss Boy 1
2021 Her Bucket List Kang Han-sol Kakao TV Film [5][12]
2022 Ditto Young-ji [13]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 Glorious Day Seo Min-sik (young)
2015 Shine or Go Crazy Se-won [1]
This Is My Love Choi Jae Ho (young)
My Mom Park Dae-ryong
2016 Cinderella with Four Knights Jun-soo Cameo (Episode 12)
2016–2017 Golden Pouch Yoon Ji-sang
2019 Yeonnam Family Yoo Gwon
Home for Summer Jang Won-jun Episode 48–59
2019–2020 Best Chicken Lee Jin-sang
Unasked Family Nam Yi-nam / Kim Hyun
2020 Mystic Pop-up Bar Kim Won-hyung
2020–2021 Mr. Queen Kim Byeong-in
2021 River Where the Moon Rises[b] On Dal [14][15]
At A Distance Spring Is Green Yeo Joon-wan Cameo [6][16]
2022 Cleaning Up Lee Doo-yeong [17]
Jinxed at First Gong Soo-kwang / Go Myung-sung [18][9]
The Golden Spoon Han Sung-hoon Cameo (episode 15–16) [19]
Curtain Call Cameo [20]

Television shows[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2022–present 2 Days & 1 Night Season 4 Cast Member Episode 111 - present [11][21]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2016 Spark Yoon Ga-on [3]
2018 It's Okay to be Sensitive Park Ji-ho [4]
2021 Underground Heaven special appearance [22]

Web show[edit]

Year Title Role Ref.
2021 #OUTNOW Unlimited Host [23]
2022 Today, To You Narrator [24]


Year Title Notes Ref.
2022 2022 KBS Song Festival with Kim Shin-young and Jang Won-young [25]


Year Title Role Ref.
2013-2014 Bachelor's Vegetable Store Son Ji-hwan

Awards and nominations[edit]

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.
Asia Artist Awards 2021 New Wave Award – Actor Na In-woo Won [26][27]
2022 Popularity Award – Actor Nominated [28]
AAA Emotive – Actor Won [29]
Baeksang Arts Awards 2021 Best New Actor – Television River Where the Moon Rises Nominated [8][30]
Brand of the Year Awards 2021 Rising Star Actor Na In-woo Nominated
KBS Drama Awards 2021 Best New Actor River Where The Moon Rises Won [31]
Best Couple Award Na In-woo (with Kim So-hyun)
River Where the Moon Rises
2022 Excellence Award, Actor in a Miniseries Jinxed at First Nominated [32]
Popularity Award, Actor Nominated [33][34]
Best Couple Award Na In-woo (with Seohyun)
Jinxed at First
Won [35]
KBS Entertainment Awards 2022 Rookie Award in Show and Variety Category 2 Days & 1 Night 4 Won [36]
K-Model Awards with AMF GLOBAL 2021 Popular Culture Popularity Award - Actor Na In-woo Won [37]
Korea Broadcasting Awards Popularity Award River Where the Moon Rises Nominated [38]
MBC Drama Awards 2015 Best New Actor in a Serial Drama Mom Nominated


  1. ^ Outnow Unlimited is a show for idol's comebacks.
  2. ^ Replacing Ji Soo after the actor was dropped from the series due to bullying allegations.


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