Jung Il Woo chose not to renew his contract with Management Soop.
A rep from the agency told enews on April 4, “Jung Il Woo and Management Soop decided to go their separate ways for their futures. Jung Il Woo is an actor with many strengths, and we hope he will meet a good agency that will help him realize his full potential.”
Jung Il Woo first signed a contract with Fantagio, the agency that holds Kim Sung Soo and Ha Jung Woo, in 2010. Two years later, when CEO Kim Jang Kyun left Fantagio to found Management Soop, the actor left Fantagio to sign an exclusive contract with the new agency.
According to officials at the time, Jung Il Woo had joined Soop to uphold his friendship with Kim Jang Kyun, who had helped him rise to stardom.
Jung Il Woo became known for his debut with the MBC sitcom High Kick, and went on to appear in a variety of pieces such as MBC′s The Return of Iljimae, KBS2′s My Fair Lady, SBS′ 49 Days, tvN′s Cool Guys, Hot Ramen and MBC′sThe Sun and the Moon.
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