Hwang Dong Hyuk is a South Korean film director and screenwriter who is 50 years old. He is most known for creating, writing, and directing the Netflix original series Squid Game, which premiered in 2021. On September 17, 2021, Netflix launched the series worldwide. Hwang Dong Hyuk’s net worth is projected to be approximately $5 million as of 2021.
Hwang Dong-Hyuk was born in Seoul, South Korea, on May 26, 1971. He hasn’t revealed enough about his upbringing and parents. He enrolled at Seoul National University to further his studies, where he majored in Communications. He came to Los Angeles after a few years and studied M. F. A. in Film Production at the University of Southern California.
During his tenure at Seoul National University, Hwang started writing and directing short films. He’s written and directed a number of short films, including A Puff of Smoke and Our Sad Life. Hyuk later pursued his interest for filmmaking, completing two short films in 2000 named “Heaven & Hell” and “Desperation.”
For his graduation at the University of Southern California, Hyuk created a thesis film. “Miracle Mile” was the title of the film, and it was about an illegal tax driver who assists a young Korean woman in her hunt for her brother. The film was exhibited at over 40 international film festivals and received accolades such as the Student Emmy Award and the DGA Student Film Award.Hwang’s debut film, “My Father,” was released in 2007. It is based on the true tale of adoptive Aaron Bates, who goes on national television in quest of his biological parents. “The Crucible (Silenced)” was his second film, which he directed in 2011. The film was a box office triumph in Korea, with over 4.7 million people seeing it.
In 2013, Hwang directed a drama film starring Na Moon-hee, a South Korean actress, as a 70-year-old lady who finds herself in the body of a 20-year-old girl. The movie was a huge box office hit that was opened in theaters on January 22, 2014. His next project as a filmmaker was the historical drama film “The Fortress,” which he directed in 2017.He directed the heist caper film “Collectors” in 2020.
Hyuk’s new South Korean TV series “Squid Game,” which premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2021, is his directorial debut. For its original premise, the Netflix series has received a lot of attention. The series follows 456 participants as they compete in a variety of children’s games for a chance to win a prize of $445.6 billion (about $40 million USD). They must, however, lose their lives if they lose the game.
As of 2021, Hwang Dong-hyuk is 50 years old. He stands 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs roughly 67 kg. He has black hair and brown eyes. He wears size 11 shoes (US).
Hwang Dong Hyuk’s net worth is expected to be approximately $5 million in 2021. His net worth will skyrocket in the coming years as his current directorial endeavour “Squid Game” receives widespread acclaim and has become Korea’s first-ever film to attain Netflix’s top trending spot in the United States.