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Jinu (WINNER) Profile, Bio, & Facts

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Jinu (진우), formerly known as Jinwoo, is a South Korean singer, actor and a member of the boy group WINNER under YG Entertainment. He debuted solo on August 14, 2019 with the single album “Jinu’s Heyday.”

Jinu (WINNER) Profile

Stage NameJinu (김진우)
Birth NameKim Jin Woo (김진우)
OccupationSinger , Actor
BirthdaySeptember 26, 1991
Active Years2010–present
Age32 (in 2024)
Zodiac SignLibra
Height177 cm (5’10”)
Weight58 kg (128 lbs)
Blood TypeA

Jinu (WINNER) Facts:

 Early Life

– Jinu was born in Imja-do, Sinan County, South Jeolla Province, South Korea.
– He went to Mokpo Sangdong Elementary School and Mokpo Yudal Middle School.
– He majored in Chemical Engineering and graduated from Mokpo Technical High School.
– He got inspired by late actress Choi Jin-sil to pursue acting in his second year of highschool.
– He was raised by his grandmother and is most attached to her.

Personal Life

– His father is in the fisheries business and worked as a captain of a fishing boat due to which he was often absent from the house.
– He is a Protestant Christian.
– He is enrolled in International Cyber ​​University (Entertainment Department)
– His family includes Kim Heera (older sister), Kim Jinhi (younger sister), and his parents.
– Despite being allergic to cats, he takes medication so he can keep his Sphynx cats, Ray and Bay.
–  He said he has had the same image as a member of the group and people now stereotype him as someone who can’t curse and doesn’t get angry but that image feels suffocating.  (The Korea Times)
– His hobbies include swimming, watching dramas, and playing games.
– He is close with Hyemi from FIESTAR.
– He considers former BIGBANG’s member Seungri as his role model.
– Jinu and his younger sister Jinhee (8 years younger) have a distant and awkward relationship and barely talk to each other. She wrote an online letter for him when he was in the military but he didn’t read it as he had recieved too many online letters. (DNA Mate)

– Something he wants to hear ‘anytime’ again and again is ‘You look handsome’.
– He learned how to cook cold ramen from Sechskies’s Eun Ji Won.  (TMI 인터뷰)
– He believes he would be a Sphynx if were born as a cat.
– He became emotional and experienced a nosebleed when it was announced that Team A won against Team B.
– He frequently takes part in philanthropic activities.
– He  is close with B.I, iKONs Bobby and Jay. (YG Life)
– Initially he disliked his father’s profession as a fisherman, but now holds him in high regard and feels proud of him.
– He thinks he will get married before Hoony because Hoony loves hanging out with his friends a lot. 
– He takes the longest among the members to memorize lyrics and dance steps.
– He used to share a dorm with Mino because they both had cats.
– He joined the agency around the same time as JENNIE from BLACKPINK.  
– Jinu’s ideal type is someone pretty like the actress Moon Chae Won as he likes pretty women and became her fan after her drama ‘Good Doctor’. (Allkpop)
– He is considered a part of YG Entertainment’s ‘cutie line,’ alongside other members like BLACKPINK‘s Jisoo and iKON‘s Jay and Song.
– He said he is the type of person that can’t work his best if he is not having fun while working. 


– Jinu is the Lead Vocalist and Visual in WINNER.
– He attended the Joy Dance Academy.
– Seungri from BIGBANG was impressed by his dancing skills at the Joy Dance Academy and personally introduced him to YG Entertainment.
– He underwent five years of training at YG Entertainment.
– He served as a backup dancer at the 2011 YG Family Concert, alongside former group member Taehyun.
– He was a regular cast member on the travel reality show “Wizard of Nowhere.”
– In 2016, he made his acting debut in the web-drama “Magic Cellphone” and later starred in “Love For A Thousand More” alongside Hoony.
– He broke new ground by being cast as the lead in the production of “The Little Prince” by the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company, making him the first K-pop idol to participate in contemporary dance.
– He completed his military service as a public service worker, starting on April 2, 2020, and was discharged on December 31, 2021.
– He started his training when he was 20 years old. (GQ Korea)

Likes & Dislikes

– His most used emoji is the heart emoji.
– He likes singing to BIGBANG’s songs, especially G-Dragon’s songs in the karaoke. (YG Life)
– He and Mino like drinking a lot.
– His life-time late night snacks are Yukhoe (beef tartare), Gopchang (intestine) and sundae (blood sausage) and drink.
– Jinu likes to wear clean and minimalist clothes and doesn’t wear a lot of accessories. (Allure)
– He likes to wear hoodies.


– He is nicknamed the ‘Face Genius’ of YG Entertainment because his facial features have been praised for their ideal proportions.
– He has been labeled the ‘International Lost Boy’ due to his tendency to get lost in unfamiliar places.
– He was nicknamed ‘Open Knees,’ because he often used to wear pants with open knees.

Personality & Habits

– He is a homebody and prefers staying indoors.
Eric Nam said Jinu is very softspoken, helpful and well mannered. (KPDB Ep. #19)
– His drinking habits include talking about needless things, being more honest and drinking more even though he is already drunk. 
– According to Yoon, he has a warm and tender personality.
– His bad drinking habit is acting tough when drunk and once was told off by his manager. (YG Life)
– He said one thing people get wrong about him is that he is too kind and innocent. (TMI 인터뷰)
– He has a shy personality and finds solo interviews difficult. (GQ Korea)

Instagram: @xxjjjwww
Twitter: @official_jinu_

Streaming Platform Links
Genie | Spotify | Bugs | Melon | Apple Music | Deezer

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