| Actress, radio DJ|
Cha In-pyo (m. 1995)
| March 7, 1969 (age 46) (1969-03-07) South Korea|
Chung-Ang University - Theater and Film
Ye-eun Cha, Jeong-Min Cha, Ye-jin Cha
Grand Bell Award for Best New Actress
Cha In-pyo, Jeong-Min Cha
Indomitable Daughters‑in‑Law, Ugly Alert, Love is in Your Embrace, Bad Housewife, Ice Bar
Shin Ae-ra (born July, 3rd 1969) is a South Korean actress. She made her acting debut in 1989, and has since played leading roles in television dramas such as Love in Your Arms and Bad Housewife. She married actor Cha In-pyo in 1995, and the couple gained widespread approval and respect from the Korean public for being philanthropists. They are active volunteers at orphanages and welfare centers, as well as generous donors to causes such as the fight against child abuse and school violence, North Korean refugee rights, and humanitarian aid to underprivileged children (particularly in North Korea and Uganda), often working with the organizations Compassion International and the Social Welfare Society.
Shin gave birth to a son, Cha Jeong-min in 1998. But she and her husband made headlines when they adopted Korean baby girls, Cha Ye-eun in 2005, and Cha Ye-jin in 2008. Their case highlighted the issue of adoption in Korea, where despite the prevalence of overseas adoption, domestic adoption is rare and stigmatized due to culturally held beliefs stressing "pure" blood lines. Shin and Cha's case was even more notable since Korean couples with biological children of their own rarely adopt, and they were lauded for serving as positive role models.
Shin Ae-ra Wikipedia