Kim Dong-wan (Hangul: 김동완; hanja: 金烔完) was born on 21 November 1979. He is a South Korean entertainer, known as a member of six-member boy band Shinhwa. He has been acting since 2002, with roles in television dramas such as A Farewell to Sorrow and Children of Heaven. He has said that given the opportunity he would prefer a career in acting rather than as a singer, although since the release of his debut album he says that now he prefers singing more. From Shinhwa, Kim is the fourth member to go solo, following Lee Min-woo, Shin Hye-sung, and Jun Jin.