Hwang Dong-hyuk is a South Korea-based movie director & screenwriter. He came to the limelight after the success of his series ‘Squid Game’. He has been actively directing various movies for over 20 years now. Read more to know about his net worth, wife, wiki, bio, age, movies, height, weight, family, ethnicity, religion, tv shows & more.
Hwang Dong-hyuk Wiki
Hwang Dong-hyuk was born in a Korean family on 26 May 1971 in Seoul, South Korea. His nickname is Hwang & his zodiac sign is Gemini. He completed his schooling at a local school in his hometown. After that, he graduated with a B.A degree in communications from Seoul National University.
His ethnicity is Korean. However, there is no information available about his parents as of now. His marital status is married. However, he hasn’t many details about his wife or children yet. The details are unknown as he doesn’t have much presence on social media.
|Real Name||Hwang Dong-hyuk|
|Profession||Movie director & screenwriter|
|Age||50 [as of 2021]|
|Date of Birth||26 May 1971|
|Birthplace||Seoul, South Korea|
|Hometown||Seoul, South Korea|
|College||Seoul National University|
|Famous For||Directing the series Squid Game|
Age, Height & More
Hwang Dong-hyuk’s age is 50 as of 2021. His height is 6 feet 1 inch & weighs around 67 kg. He has brown eyes & black hair. His shoe size is 11 (US).
After completing his graduation from Seoul National University, he flew to Los Angeles to pursue M.F.A in film production at the University of Southern California. Before moving to the United States, he has directed a few short films that include Our Sad Life. However, his graduation thesis film Miracle Mile was one of his primary films that proved his capability of directing movies.
Hwang’s debut feature film titled My Father was launched in 2007. It was a true story & involved prominent actors including Kim Yeong-Cheol, Daniel Henney, etc. After a gap of four years, his second feature film Silenced was released. It was one of his finest works as it was considered to be one of the best films in Korea in that year. After this film, he has directed two more movies named Miss Granny (2013) & The Fortress (2017) respectively. In 2020 he produced a movie named Collectors.
Though he had some good movies in the past, he has never come into the limelight. This continued till the release of the Netflix series Squid Game. He originally wrote the script for the series way back in 2008. However, due to his bad financial status, he was unable to direct the movie at the time. His financial status was so worse that he had to sell his laptop due to financial struggles. Since he wrote the script for the series, he approached many people/studios & was rejected by around ten studios. However, he never gave up & continued to do what he is good at. Finally, the Netflix series was launched on 17 September 2021 & it broke all the previous Netflix records. It is currently the most-watched show on Netflix & stands at the #1 spot in 90 countries.
Hwang Dong-hyuk Net Worth
Hwang Dong-hyuk’s net worth is $5 million (estimated). His major source of income is directing & screenwriting. Primarily, his net worth was under a million dollars. However, after the launch of Squid Game, his net worth has significantly seen a great boost & is only expected to grow bigger in the future.
- He is very inactive on social media & doesn’t have any major social media accounts.
- He has directed around ten short films/feature films/series so far.
- His short film Miracle Mile was screened at numerous international film festivals & even won a few awards under various categories.
- He acted in a short film titled Truck Stop Diner in 2005.
- He has no tattoos inked on his body.
- Also, he worked as a cinematographer for a short film named I Love Ultra Lotto in 2000.
- Currently, he resides in Los Angeles, California.
- He loves travel & has been to many foreign countries.
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