Im Si-wan (Squid Game: The Challenge) Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Net Worth, Movies, and Songs

Im Si-wan Biography

Im Si-wan (real name – Yim Si-wan) is a South Korean Actor and Singer, well-known for appearing in many shows and films such as “Squid Game”, “Squid Game: The Challenge”, and “The Attorney”. Some of the other shows he has appeared in are “Haereul poomeun dal”, “Misaeng”, “Emergency Declaration”, “Unlocked”, “Lacer”, and “Summer Strike”.

Im Si-wan Age

Si-wan was born on December 1, 1988, in Busan, South Korea. He is therefore 34 years old as of 2023 and celebrates his birthday on the 1st of December every year.

Im Si-wan Height

Si-wan stands at an approximate height of 5 feet and 6 inches.

Im Si-wan Family

Si-wan has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight hence he has not disclosed any information about his parents. However, it is known that he grew up alongside his older sister, whose name is unknown.

Im Si-wan Wife / Dating

Si-wan is very private about his personal life therefore it is not known if he is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of Si-wan being in any past relationship with anyone. However, many information sources state that Si-wan has never been in any relationship with anyone. There will be an update as soon as he mentions anything about his dating in the limelight.

Im Si-wan Net Worth

Si-wan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as an Actor and Singer.

Yim Si-wan
Im Si-wan

Im Si-wan Education

Si-wan is a proud alumnus of Woosong Information College (studied music) and the University of East Broadcasting Arts in Seoul. He has also been to Busan National University, where he pursued mechanical engineering, but dropped out in his sophomore year. Si-Wan has his high school studies at Busan Gudeok High School.

Im Si-wan Career

Im Si-wan Acting Career

Si-wan gained fame after joining the cast of the highly-rated period drama Moon Embracing the Sun in 2012. Following that success, he starred in the revenge drama Man from the Equator, the sitcom Standby, and the Drama Special Waiting for Love in the same year. In 2013, he achieved critical acclaim and commercial success with the courtroom drama film The Attorney. The same year, he returned to television with two dramas, Triangle and Misaeng: Incomplete Life, earning awards for his performances.

Si-wan continued his success with leading roles in films like A Melody to Remember and One Line. In 2019, he starred in the thriller drama Hell Is Other People. Si-wan’s diverse career includes roles in crime action films, historical melodramas, and romance dramas. In 2023, he held a fan concert and was announced to join the second season of the popular Netflix series Squid Game.

Im Si-wan Singing Career

Si-wan started singing when he was in college at Busan National University. He used to attend the Chin Chin Song Festival in Busan and while there, Star Empire noticed him and recruited him to train with them. Si-wan joined a 9-member group called “Children of Empire” and became a trainee there for 3 years. In the year 2009, “Children of Empire” began doing surprise performances all over the nation. On January 7, 2010, they officially started with their EP, Nativity, under the name ZE:A. Si-wan is also part of a sub-unit called ZE:A-Five.

When it comes to his solo singing career, Si-wan has one studio album, “Umbrella”. He has also released 3 solo songs; “Win For You (Vocal. Yim Siwan)”, “Fly Your Kite (Vocal. Yim Siwan)”, and “Tick Tock”. He has also been featured in several other songs such as “Fire”, “But Still.. So..”, “I And You”, “My Heart”, “Secret Love”, “Whistle”, “For A Year”, and “Heart Said”.

Im Si-wan Awards and Honors

Si-wan has won and been nominated for many awards and honors throughout his acting and singing career. Some of these awards include Best New Actor Award, Popularity Award, Special Achievement Award, Best Supporting Actor, Best Leading Actor, Best New Actor, Top Excellence Award, and Rising Star Award…just to name a few. Check his Wikipedia page to see his awards and honors.

Im Si-wan Squid Game Sn 2

Si-wan is one of the “new” cast members of Season 2 of the South Korean web series “Squid Game”, which premiered on November 22, 2023, on Netflix. The film is about a hidden competition where 456 players, all facing serious money problems, take dangerous risks to play deadly children’s games. They do this for the opportunity to win a ₩45.6 billion prize.

Below is a list of some of the cast of “Squid Game season 2;

  1. Lee Jung-jae – returning cast
  2. Gong Yoo – returning cast
  3. Kang Ha-neul – new cast
  4. Kang Ae-shim – new cast

Im Si-wan Squid Game: The Challenge

Si-wan is among the contestants who hope to take home a $4.56 million prize fund, in the reality TV game show “Squid Game: The Challenge”, which premiered on November 22, 2023, on Netflix. He and his competitors use their strategies, and as the games go on, some players get eliminated. The total number of the contestants is 456.

Below is a list of some of the other contestants in the show “Squid Game: The Challenge”;

  1. Michael Van Wijk
  2. Kang Ha-neul
  3. O Yeong-su
  4. Lee Jung-jae

Im Si-wan Volunteer Work

Besides acting and singing, Si-wan is also a philanthropist and has helped many people across the world. On March 4, 2022, Si-wan gave ₩20 M to the Ukrainian Embassy in South Korea to support the Ukrainian people during the Russian invasion. He also paid for Kyiv’s 4-bed dorm for one month (from March 7 to April 4, 2022), to assist war victims in Ukraine. On August 10, 2022, Si-wan donated ₩20 million to assist those affected by the South Korean floods of the year 2022, via the Hope Bridge Korea Disaster Relief Association. Then, on February 8, 2023, Si-wan donated ₩10 M to aid the Turkey–Syria earthquake victims (in the year 2023) by donating via the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association.

On July 17, 2023, Si-wan gave ₩30 M to aid individuals affected by the South Korean floods of the year 2023, via the Hope Bridge National Disaster Relief Association. Then, on November 3, 2023, he donated ₩10 M to establish Korea’s 1st Lou Gehrig nursing hospital. Si-wan took part in the “2023 Chuncheon Marathon” in Gangwon-do on the 29th of the previous month, finishing the 10-kilometer course in 45 minutes and 21 seconds. He also supported Sean’s initiative to donate 1,000 won per meter and contributed $10 M to the Seungil Hope Foundation. This donation is intended for the construction of Korea’s first Lou Gehrig care hospital.

Im Si-wan Ambassadorship

Si-wan holds various ambassadorships that showcase his diverse involvement. In the year 2012, he became the Brand Ambassador for Tissot Swatch Group Korea and also took on the role of Honorary Ambassador for the Korea Tourism Organization. Additionally, he served as the Brand Ambassador for Pret-a-Porter Busan (Busan Fashion Week) that same year.

Si-wan extended his ambassadorial role in the year 2013 when he was appointed as the Brand Youth Ambassador for Gyeonggi Province and received the title of Honorary Ambassador for Woosong University of Informatics. In the year 2014, he assumed the position of High Ambassador for the Korea International Trade Association and became the Brand Ambassador for FinTech Financial Technology Group Inc. Furthermore, Si-wan’s influence as a PR Ambassador is evident, notably for the upcoming 2024 World Team Table Tennis Championships in Busan, a role he took on in the year 2023.

Im Si-wan Military

Si-wan has served in the South Korean mandatory military service. He started serving in the military on July 11, 2017. While there, he showed his excellent performance and this made him to be selected as an assistant instructor for new military members. However, on March 27, 2019, he was discharged from the military.

Im Si-wan Birth Name

Si-wan’s initial (birth) name was Yim Woong-jae. However, he changed his second name “Woong-Jae” to “Si-wan” and his first name “Yim” to “Im” legally, before his fame. The reason why he decided to change his name is under review.

Im Si-wan Movies and TV Shows


Si-wan has appeared in several other films, other than the ones mentioned above in the biography part. These films include;

  • Road to Boston
  • The Merciless
  • One Line
  • A Melody to Remember
  • Rio 2
  • Incomplete Life: Prequel

TV Shows

Si-wan has also appeared in many television shows such as;

  • Actors on a Journey
  • House on Wheels
  • Birth of a Family
  • My Catman
  • Law of the Jungle: Micronesia
  • Boyhood
  • Missing: The Other Side
  • Summer Strike
  • Thirty-Nine
  • Hell Is Other People
  • The King in Love

Yim Si-wan Social Media Platforms

He is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. He has over 1.8M followers on Instagram.

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply