South Korean actor Joo Jin-mo has been dating with Chinese actress Zhang Li, his management agency said Wednesday, responding to an internet video clip showing them in Sapporo on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido in early February.
Huayi Brothers said their relations began last year when Zhang, 32, visited South Korea. Their dating rumors surfaced last year through Chinese media outlets but Joo's label at the time said the two were just "close friends". They worked together in the Chinese drama "Honey I am Sorry".
Joo, 42, worked as a model after completing his military service and made his debut through a movie "Dance Dance" in 1999. He made his theater debut in a 2015 staging of the musical "Gone with the Wind", adapted from Margaret Mitchell's novel, followed by cable channel jTBC' melodrama series "Beloved Eun-dong".
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