Kim Seok-woo (born August 7, 1996), better known by his stage name Rowoon, is a South Korean singer, actor, and model. He is a member of the K-pop boy band SF9 as a lead vocalist. He played his first leading role in 2019 MBC's television series, Extraordinary You.
August 7, 1996
Seoul, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Kim Seoku|
2015–2016: Debut with SF9
In 2015, he was a part of pre-debut team, “Neoz School”, under FNC Entertainment as a member of the group called NEOZ. In May 2016, he participated as a member of "NEOZ Dance" in FNC Entertainment's survival show d.o.b (Dance or Band), competing against NEOZ Band (later known as Honeyst). "NEOZ Dance" won the competition with 51% of the votes and received the opportunity to debut. He debuted with group SF9 in October 2016 with the single "Fanfare".
2017–present: Solo activities, rising popularity
His acting career in television series began with KBS2's School 2017 with a minor supporting role. After his appearance, he steadily began receiving bigger roles. In March 2018, he was confirmed to star in tvN's About Time as the female lead's brother. In July 2018, he was confirmed to star in SBS’s Where Stars Land in which he was nominated for the New Actor award.
On May 9, 2019 Rowoon was confirmed to be the male lead in MBC's school fantasy drama, Extraordinary You based on the hit Daum webtoon July Found by Chance. After receiving the role of Haru, Rowoon’s popularity skyrocketed, launching him into stardom. He was nominated at the MBC Drama Awards with fellow costars, Kim Hyeyoon and Lee Jaewook, for Best Couple, and was awarded with Best New Actor. On May 10, 2019, Rowoon was featured in NC.A's music video, "밤바람" (Awesome Breeze).
In January 2020, Rowoon was selected as the new model for makeup brand KLAVUU. In April, it was revealed that he would be the voice of Branch in the Korean dub of the animated movie Trolls World Tour. Later that month, Rowoon was selected as the new brand ambassador for Gong Cha Korea. On May 25, 2020, FNC Entertainment confirmed that Rowoon will star in upcoming JTBC drama She Would Never Know, based on the webtoon of the same name. The drama began airing in January 2021. On August 18, 2020, it was announced that Rowoon was selected as the new brand ambassador for The North Face White Label 2020 Fall/Winter collection.
|2020||Trolls World Tour||Branch||Voice-over for the Korean-dubbed version|||
|2016||Click Your Heart||MBC Every 1||Rowoon|
|2017||School 2017||KBS2||Kang Hyun-il / Issue|
|2018||Modulove||tvN||Cameo (Episode 8)|
|About Time||Choi Wee-jin|
|Where Stars Land||SBS||Ko Eun-sub|
|2020||Find Me in Your Memory||Joo Yeo-min||Cameo (Episode 1)|
|Was It Love?||JTBC||Himself||Cameo with SF9|
|2021||She Would Never Know||Chae Hyun-seung|||
|2013–2014||Cheongdam-dong 111||tvN||as trainee|
|2016||d.o.b : Dance or Band||Mnet|
|2018||Law of the Jungle in Patagonia||SBS||Cast Menber||Episodes 305–310|
|2018||King of Mask Singer||MBC||Episode 163|
|2021||Busted! Season 3||Netflix||Episode 4|
Awards and nominations
|Award ceremony||Year||Category||Nominee / Work||Result||Ref.|
|APAN Music Awards||2020||Entertainer of the Year – Male||Rowoon||Nominated|
|Brand Customer Loyalty Awards||2021||Best Male Acting Idol||Nominated|||
|Brand of the Year Awards||2020||Male Actor Idol of the Year||Won|||
|Grimae Awards||2019||Best New Actor||Extraordinary You||Won|||
|Korea First Brand Awards||2019||Male Idol-Actor Award||Rowoon||Won|||
|MBC Drama Awards||2019||Best New Actor||Extraordinary You||Won|||
|Best Couple Award||Rowoon with Kim Hye-yoon and Lee Jae-wook
|SBS Drama Awards||2018||Best New Actor||Where Stars Land||Nominated|
|Soompi Awards||2019||Best Idol Actor Award||Nominated|||
- Lim, Jeong-yeo (October 5, 2016). "Check out SF9, the 'next thing' after F.T. Island and CNBLUE". KPOP Herald. The Korea Herald. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Kim, Mi-ji (June 5, 2017). "FNC 측 "SF9 로운, '학교 2017' 출연 확정"(공식)". Xports News (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Lee, Ha-na (March 13, 2018). "[공식] SF9 김로운, '어바웃타임' 최위진 役 낙점…이성경과 남매 호흡". Seoul Economy Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Choi, Joo-ri (August 3, 2018). "[공식] SF9 로운, '어바웃타임' 호평 이어 '여우각시별' 캐스팅 확정". Seoul Economy Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Kim, So-yeon (June 10, 2019). "김혜윤·SF9 로운·이재욱, '어쩌다 발견한 하루' 출연확정…9월 첫방(공식입장)". MK Star Today (in Korean).
- Kim, Joo-hee (December 6, 2019). "SF9 로운, '2019 그리메상 시상식'서 신인 연기자상 수상". Seoul Economy Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Yoon, Gi-back (May 7, 2019). "앤씨아 위해… SF9 로운·이수지 '밤바람' 뮤비 주인공 지원사격". Sports World (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Park, Sae-jin (January 20, 2020). "SF9 member Rowoon selected to endorse premium cosmetics brand KLAVUU". Aju Business Daily. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- "레드벨벳 웬디XSF9 로운, '트롤: 월드 투어' 국내 더빙 캐스팅..4월29일 개봉[공식]". Chosun Ilbo (in Korean). April 1, 2020. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Seong, Jeong-eun (April 13, 2020). "SF9 로운, 공차 모델 발탁..."밝고 긍정적 에너지"". Star Today (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Yoon, Hyo-jeong (April 29, 2020). "[단독] 로운, 이번엔 '직진남'…JTBC '선배, 그 립스틱' 주인공". News1 (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Park, Sang-jin (August 18, 2020). "SF9 로운, 노스페이스 화이트라벨 모델 발탁". Kwangju Ilbo Daily (in Korean). Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- Ham Na-yan (March 19, 2021). "박은빈X로운, '연모' 출연확정 [공식]". Sports DongA via Naver (in Korean). Retrieved March 19, 2021.
- Baek, A-young (July 1, 2021). "SF9 로운, 에스티 로더 모델 발탁...美친 비주얼 뽐내". iMBC (in Korean). Retrieved July 1, 2021.
- Im, Eun-byel (March 27, 2018). "Finding love at 'Cafe Amor'". KPOP Herald. Retrieved March 5, 2021.
- "2021 Brand Customer Loyalty Awards Voting". bcli.kcforum.co.kr. Retrieved April 27, 2021.
- Lee, Min-ji (September 28, 2020). "방탄소년단X싹쓰리X강다니엘 '올해의 브랜드 대상' 선정(공식)". Newsen via Daum (in Korean). Retrieved September 29, 2020.
- Kim, Eun-gu (December 3, 2019). 김남길·정유미 '2019 그리메상' 최우수 연기자 선정 [Namgil Kim and Yumi Jeong selected as the best performers of the '2019 Grime Awards']. E Daily (in Korean). Archived from the original on April 18, 2020. Retrieved December 3, 2019 – via Naver.
- "[영상M] 오마이걸, 2020년 기대되는 '여자아이돌'". Maeil Ilbo (in Korean). December 17, 2019. Retrieved December 20, 2019.
- Kim, Hyun-jung (December 30, 2019). 김동욱, 영예의 대상…'특별근로감독관 조장풍' 5관왕 겹경사 [MBC 연기대상](종합) [Dongwook Kim, the subject of honor ... 'Special Labor Inspector Jo Jang-Pung' 5 Kings Double Slope [MBC Drama Awards] (Comprehensive)]. Xports News (in Korean) – via Naver.
- "BEST IDOL ACTOR". soompi. November 6, 2020.