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.
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.