D.O. in October 2016
January 12, 1993
Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
|Revised Romanization||Do Gyeong-su|
D.O. was born in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on January 12, 1993 to a painter father and a hairdresser mother. He went to Goyang Poongsan Elementary School, Baekshin Middle School, and Baekseok High School. He has an older brother, Do Seungsoo, who is 3 years older than him. D.O. began singing in primary school and was an avid participant in local singing competitions throughout his high school career.
In 2010, he was advised to audition for S.M. Entertainment after winning a local singing contest. He subsequently became an S.M. Entertainment trainee during his last two years of high school. He performed Na Yoon-kwon's "Anticipation" and Brown Eyed Soul's "My Story" at his S.M. audition.
2012–15: Debut and acting career beginnings
D.O. was formally introduced as the eighth member of Exo on January 30, 2012. The group officially debuted on April 8 with the extended play Mama. In July 2013, he was featured in the song "Goodbye Summer" from f(x)'s second studio album Pink Tape. In December 2013, D.O., along with fellow Exo members Baekhyun and Chen, sang the title track for the group's second EP Miracles in December.
In September 2014, D.O. made his acting debut in the movie Cart, playing the supporting role of Choi Tae-young, a high school student and son of a grocery store worker and union member (played by Yum Jung-ah). The movie premiered at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival. He also released an original soundtrack titled "Crying Out" for the movie. Later in 2014, D.O. made his small screen debut playing the supporting role of Han Kang-woo in the SBS drama It's Okay, That's Love, which starred Gong Hyo-jin and Jo In-sung in the lead roles. For his performance in the drama, D.O. was later nominated for the Best New Actor and Male TV Popularity awards at the 51st Baeksang Arts Awards.
In 2015, it was revealed that D.O. was ranked number one by critics among 40 idol-actors who participated in dramas in 2014. In June 2015, D.O. appeared in KBS's drama Hello Monster, playing the psychopath Lee Joon-young. His acting drew high praise from netizens, critics, and industry insiders. In November 2015, D.O. was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor award at the 52nd Grand Bell Awards for his role as Tae-young in Cart.
2016–present: Lead roles
In January 2016, D.O. was announced as a lead in the cast of voice actors for the feature-length animated film Underdog, which is slated to premiere in 2017. He will voice Moongchi, a stray dog who is separated from his owner. In February 2016, he collaborated with Yoo Young-jin on a duet titled "Tell Me (What Is Love)" for S.M. Entertainment's Station music project. He had previously performed a short version of the song as a solo performance throughout Exo's first concert tour. Later in February, D.O. starred as the male lead alongside actress Kim So-hyun in the romantic drama movie Pure Love.
In April 2016, he was cast in Kim Yong-hwa's film With God, a blockbuster adaptation of the same-titled webtoon about a court in the afterlife where the deceased undergo multiple trials for 49 days. He will act alongside A-List actors Ha Jung-woo, Cha Tae-hyun and Ju Ji-hoon. In October 2016, D.O. starred as the male lead alongside actress Chae Seo-jin in Positive Physique, a web drama produced by Samsung. On October 25, 2016, he was announced to have been cast in a mystery thriller film titled Room #7, which is set to begin filming in January, 2017. In November 2016, D.O. starred as Doo-young, a national level Judo athlete, alongside Jo Jung-suk and Park Shin-hye in the film My Annoying Brother. D.O. and Jo Jung-suk also recorded the ending theme song, titled "Don’t Worry", for the movie.
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions|| Sales
|As lead artist|
|"Tell Me What Is Love"||2014||44||—||2||
||Exology Chapter 1: The Lost Planet|
| "Tell Me (What Is Love)"
(with Yoo Young-jin)
|As featured artist|
| "Goodbye Summer"
(f(Amber+Luna+Krystal) featuring D.O.)
| "Dear My Family"
(with SM Town)
|2012||—||—||—||N/A||I AM. OST|
| "Don’t Worry"
(with Jo Jung-suk)
|2016||100||—||—||My Annoying Brother OST|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.|
"*" Billboard Korea K-Pop Hot 100 was introduced in August 2011 and discontinued in July 2014.
|2014||Cart||Choi Tae-young||Supporting role|
|2016||Pure Love||Beom-sil||Lead role|
|My Annoying Brother||Doo-young||Lead role|
|2017||Underdog||Moongchi (voice)||Lead role|
|With God||Won Il-byung||Lead role|
|Room #7||TBA||Lead role|
|2012||To The Beautiful You||SBS||Himself||Cameo with EXO-K members (episode 2)|
|2014||It's Okay, That's Love||SBS||Han Kang-woo||Supporting role|
|2015||EXO Next Door||Naver TV Cast||Himself||Main role - Web drama|
|Hello Monster||KBS2||Teenage Lee Joon-young||Guest appearance (episodes 1-2, 8, 10, 11 and 16)|
|2016||Be Positive||Naver TV Cast||Hwan-dong||Main role - Web drama|
|2013||Challenge 1000 Songs||SBS||Guest||with Chanyeol and Chen|
|Beatles Code 2||Mnet||with Xiumin, Suho, Lay, Baekhyun and Sehun|
|Immortal Songs 2||KBS||Episodes 116, 118 and 119|
|Star Face-Off||SBS||with Lay, Chanyeol and Chen|
|Super Hit||Mnet||with Lay, Baekhyun, Chen and Luhan|
|2014||Entertainment Weekly||KBS||with Yum Jung-ah, Moon Jeong-hee & Kim Young-ae|
|2015||You Hee-yeol's Sketchbook||KBS2||Ep. 277 with EXO|
|2016||Fantastic Duo||SBS||Ep. 3 and 4 with Chanyeol, Suho, Baekhyun Xiumin and Chen|
|Cool Kiz On The Block 阳光艺体能||HBTV||with Chanyeol, Suho, Xiumin, Chen and Baekhyun|
|Running Man||SBS||Ep. 327 with Jo Jung-suk; to be aired on November 27.|
|2013||Sukira Kiss the Radio||Guest||KBS Cool FM||with Lay, Baekhyun, Chen and Chanyeol|
|Shim Shim Tapa||MBC Standard FM||with Suho|
|Cultwo Show||SBS Power FM||with Lay, Baekhyun, Kris, Chanyeol, Suho, Xiumin and Kai|
|Lee Sora's Gayo Plaza Radio||KBS Cool FM||with Baekhyun and Chen|
|K.Will's Youngstreet||SBS Power FM|
|2014||Sukira Kiss the Radio||KBS Cool FM||with Chanyeol and Sehun|
|2015||Cultwo Show||SBS Power FM||with Baekhyun, Sehun, Chen, Chanyeol, Suho, Xiumin and Kai|
|Kpop Planet Radio||Special DJ||KBS Cool FM||with Chen|
|Shim Shim Tapa||MBC Standard FM||with Suho|
|2016||Cultwo Show||Guest||SBS Power FM||with Kim So-hyun|
|2013||Music Bank||Special MC||KBS||7/6/2013||with Xiumin|
Music videos appearances
|2012||"Dear My Family"||SM Town||with Luhan, Chen and Baekhyun|
|2014||"I'm Your Girl"||S.E.S.||EXO 90:2014 Remake MV|
Awards and nominations
|2014||16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival||Best Young Actor||It's Okay, That's Love||Won|
|3rd APAN Star Awards||Best New Actor||Won|
|2015||10th Max Movie Awards||Best New Actor||Cart||Nominated|
|9th Asian Film Awards||Best Newcomer||Nominated|
|51st Baeksang Arts Awards||Best New Actor (TV)||It's Okay, That's Love||Nominated|
|Most Popular Actor (TV)||Nominated|
|52nd Grand Bell Awards||Best Supporting Actor||Cart||Nominated|
|2016||Max Movie Best Films Awards||Rising Star||N/A||Won|
|52nd Baeksang Arts Awards||Most Popular - Actor (Film)||Pure Love||Won|
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- "2016 매거진M VOL.152 - 설렜던 우리의 첫사랑 '순정' 커버 사진 + 내부 사진 스캔 + 인터뷰 (★추가)" (in Korean). Magazine M. February 24, 2016. Retrieved March 15, 2016.
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