Who Plays Sang Woo In Squid Game?

Park Hae-soo plays Cho Sang Woo in Squid Game. But what else do we know about him? Let's find out his age, Instagram and more...
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Park Hae-soo plays Cho Sang Woo in the hit Netflix series Squid Game. But what else is there to find out about the actor? Let’s take a look at everything we know, from his age, and his wife to his other film and TV work.

Sang Woo is one of the main characters in season one of the South Korean drama. He’s the childhood best friend of protagonist Seong Gi-hun.

He’s a previously successful businessman who has fallen on hard times and is in major debt.

Sang Woo starts off as a fairly sympathetic character, but as the game progresses, he becomes more and more brutal in his pursuit of victory.

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Cho Sang Woo is the childhood best friend of protagonist Seong Gi-hun in Squid Game. Credit: Netflix

But here’s everything you should know about the actor himself, from whether he has Instagram to whether he’s in a relationship:

Who is Park Hae-Soo and what is his background?

Park Hae-soo, 42, is a South Korean actor who started his career in theatre, playing numerous leading and supporting roles in plays and musicals.

He eventually expanded his career into film and television, achieving his breakthrough with the series Prison Playbook between 2017 and 2018.

He’s also frequently collaborated with Netflix, having starred in Time to Hunt (2020), Yaksha: Ruthless Operations (2022) and Narco-Saints (2022).

Park Hae-soo gained international fame after appearing in Squid Game as Sang Woo. Following his performance, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, the actor spoke of his role and said: “As far as where we drew the inspirations from, the process of analysing the script, along with having many conversations with the director. I tried to draw inspiration from people that are in my life and people I can see around me. We live in such a competitive society, I tried to gain inspiration from them.”

Park Hae-soo
Park Hae-soo found international fame after starring in Squid Game. Credit: Alamy

Is Park Hae-Soo married?

The Chimera actor reportedly tied the knot in a private ceremony in Seoul in January 2019. His wife’s name has not been officially verified.

It’s believed the couple welcomed a son in 2021.

Does Park Hae-Soo have Instagram?

Following the success of Squid Game, Park Hae-Soo reportedly gained 800,000 Instagram followers in a day, as per Malay Mail.

The actor, who goes by the username @haesoopark_official, currently has just over 2.2 million followers.

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Written by Annie Walton Doyle

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