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Actress, Singer

Hwang Jung-eum

Years active



1.67 m


Hwang Min, Hwang Hoon

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January 25, 1985 (age 39) (
Seoul, South Korea

University of Suwon - Theater and Film

C-JeS Entertainment (2014-present)

Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp, My Sister, The Pig Lady, The Relation of Face, Mind and Love, Wish

PaekSang Arts Award for Best New Actress in Television

TV shows
Kill Me - Heal Me, Secret Love, We Got Married, High Kick Through The Roof, Endless Love

Similar People
Park Seo‑joon, Ji Sung, Go Joon‑hee, Choi Siwon, Kim Yong‑jun


Actress Hwang Jung Eum & Pro Golfer Lee Young Don Confirmed to Be Dating

Hwang Jung-eum (born January 25, 1985) is a South Korean actress and singer.


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Hwang Jung-eum debuted with K-pop girl group Sugar in 2001 as a lead vocalist, but left the group in 2004 to pursue a solo career. Hwang appeared as one of the recurring guests of the variety show Love Letter from 2004 to 2006, in which her onscreen pairing with Kim Jong-min became popular. She officially made her acting debut in the television drama The Person I Love in 2007.

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In 2009, she and real-life boyfriend Kim Yong-jun (of boy band SG Wannabe) joined the second season of reality dating show We Got Married as the first real-life couple to be featured on the show. Later that year, Hwang rose to mainstream stardom when she appeared in the daily sitcom High Kick Through the Roof. Her character in the sitcom as a college student who was full of energetic vibes but sometimes clumsy, confident despite lacking money and opportunities, representing today's college students well, therefore stirred sentiments among many young adults. Regarding this breakout in her acting career, Hwang said: "You need to do what you enjoy doing as well as finding what is right for you. I realized my passion for acting during High Kick. You tend to do well when you get compliments and with director Kim Byung Wook encouraging me, I had fun acting. And because it was fun, I was able to achieve good results."

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After her turn on High Kick, Hwang signed numerous advertising contracts, and in interviews she often tells the story of how she had just ₩487 (US$0.45) in her bank account when she started the show but walked away with ₩1.2 billion when it ended. She was later ranked 18th on Forbes Korea's Top 40 Celebrities in 2011, ranked 7th on the list of richest K-pop idols on Mnet's Idol Chart Show, and among the Top 7 Female Commercial Stars in Korea as compiled by Ilgan Sports.

In February 2010, Hwang hosted MBC's Star Dance Battle together with Kim Shin-young, Oh Sang-jin, and Shin Bong-sun. Later in December, she was also one of the co-hosts of the annual music program SBS Gayo Daejeon along with Super Junior's Heechul, CNBLUE's Jung Yong-hwa, and 2AM's Jo Kwon.

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Hwang then began playing leading roles in television series. Among her notable TV dramas are 1970s historical epic Giant (2010), deaf romance Can You Hear My Heart (2011), and medical drama Golden Time (2012). In 2013, she starred in crime comedy Incarnation of Money, followed by hit melodrama Secret Love. This was followed in 2014 by 1980-1990s set period drama, Endless Love. In 2015, she reunited with some of her former costars, namely Ji Sung from Secret Love for the romantic comedy series Kill Me, Heal Me; then with Park Seo-joon from Kill Me, Heal Me and Go Joon-hee from Can You Hear My Heart for another romantic comedy, She Was Pretty, which also further solidifies her popularity in China. Ize magazine named her as one of the 10 Persons of the Year and tvN's The List 2015 ranked her as the 5th top earners in Korean entertainment industry. Hwang achieved 1st place in the survey to select Actors of 2015 conducted by Gallup Korea. Less than a month after her marriage, Hwang has been cast in a romantic comedy series, Lucky Romance.

Hwang was cast in her first big screen leading role in the 2015 romantic comedy film My Sister, the Pig Lady, which was screened at the 39th Montreal World Film Festival as part of their World Greats selection. The film also won Grand Prize at the 2016 Osaka Asian Film Festival.

Other activities

Hwang has been named as goodwill ambassador for various programs and events, such as the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival in 2010, Angel (1004) Day in 2010, the Korea Medical Assistance Foundation in 2011, AD Stars (Busan International Advertising Festival) in 2012, the international relief NGO Good Neighbors in 2013, and a Seoul campaign against social problems in 2014.

Personal life

Hwang dated Kim Yong-jun (of SG Wannabe) for nine years. They first met in 2005 when Hwang starred in the SG Wannabe music video, My Heart's Treasure Box. The couple then publicly confirmed their relationship in January 2008. Yonhap News Agency broke the news on 15 May 2015 that the couple had ended their relationship after she wrapped up the filming of Kill Me, Heal Me. Hwang later confirmed it in her interview with KBS2's Entertainment Relay.

On 8 December 2015, Hwang's agency C-JeS Entertainment confirmed that she had been dating Lee Young-don, a professional golfer and businessman, for the previous four months. On 7 January 2016, Hwang announced her planned marriage to Lee Young-don, with the ceremony to be held in February. On 26 February 2016, the wedding reception was held at Hotel Shilla, Seoul. Hwang plans to continue her acting career even after she gets married.

Hwang was confirmed to be four months pregnant in February 2017 and then gave birth on August 15, 2017.


To All the Guys Who Loved Me (TV Series) as
Seo Hyeon Ju
Mystic Pop-up Bar (TV Series) as
Weol Joo
Handsome Guy and Jung-Eum (TV Series) as
Lucky Romance (TV Series) as
Shim Bo-nui
She Was Pretty (TV Series) as
Kim Hye-jin
- Miracles (2015) - Kim Hye-jin
My Sister, the Pig Lady as
Kill Me, Heal Me (TV Series) as
Oh Ri-Jin
Endless Love (TV Series) as
Seo In-Ae
Secret Love (TV Series) as
Kang Yoo Jung
Incarnation of Money (TV Series) as
Bok Jae-In
Poolhawooseu Teikeu 2 (TV Series) as
Jang Man Ok
- Last Time Part 2 (2012) - Jang Man Ok
- Last Time Part 1 (2012) - Jang Man Ok
Golden Time (TV Series) as
Kang Jae In (as Hwang Jung Eum)
Can You Hear My Heart? (TV Series) as
Bong Woo-ri
Giant (TV Series) as
Lee Mi-joo
Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp as
Eun-Su Park
The Relation of Face, Mind and Love as
Edeonui dongjjok (TV Series) as
Kim So Hyun (2008)
Little Mom Scandal (TV Series) as
Na Hye Jung (as Jung-eum Hwang)
Golden Disc Awards (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter
- 32nd Golden Disc Awards (2018) - Self - Presenter
Mnet Asian Music Awards (TV Series) as
Self - Presenter
- 2016 Mnet Asian Music Awards (2016) - Self - Presenter
Running Man (TV Series) as
- Times Square (2010) - Self


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