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Hwang Jung Min

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Hwang Jung Min

Name: 황정민 / Hwang Jung Min (Hwang Jeong Min)
Profession: Actor
Birthdate: 1970-Sep-01
Birthplace: Mansan, South Gyeongsang, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Weight: 75kg
Star sign: Virgo
Blood type: O
Family: Wife/Musical actress Kim Mi Hye
Education: Seoul Arts University (Theater Major)
Skills: Basketball, musical instruments

TV Series

Korean Peninsula (CSTV, 2012)
That Fool (KBS2, 2009)

Jung Ryu Won

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Jung Ryu Won

Name: 정려원 / Jung Ryu Won (Jeong Ryeo Won)
Real name: 정여원 / Jung Yu Won (Jeong Yeo Won)
Nicknames: “Hot Dog” and “DaRamJue” (squirrel)
Profession: Actress and singer
Birthdate: 1982-Jan-21
Birthplace: South Korea
Height: 168cm
Weight: 45kg
Star sign: Aquarius
Blood type: B
Family: Older brother and younger sister
Talent agency: TN Entertainment
Education: Joong Pyun Elementary, MacGregor State High School, Griffin University, GoRyu University
Skills: Playing the piano and gymnastics
Languages: Korean and English
Hobbies: Music, watching movies, sketching, and drawing character
Religion: Christianity
K-pop group: Chakra (Disbanded in 2006)

Yum Jung Ah

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Yum Jung Ah

Name: 염정아 / Yum Jung Ah (Yeom Jeong-ah)
Profession: Actress
Date of birth: 1972-July-28
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 171cm
Weight: 49kg
Blood type: A
Family: 2 younger sisters
Education: JoongAng University
Talent agency: N.O.A Entertainment

TV Series

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN, 2012) cameo
Royal Family (MBC, 2011)
Working Mom (SBS, 2008)
Say You Love Me (MBC, 2004)
Sweetheart (SBS, 2003)
Pure Heart (KBS, 2001)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS, 2000)
Crystal (SBS, 1999)
Model (SBS, 1997)
Scent of an Apple (MBC, 1996)
Good Man and Woman (KBS, 1995)
창공 / The Blue Sky (KBS, 1995)
금요일의 여인 / Friday’s Woman (KBS, 1993)
인간의 땅 / Land of People (KBS)
야망 / Ambition (MBC)
Il-Ji-Mae (MBC, 1993)
Our Heaven (MBC, 1993)

Yum Jung Ah -1972

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Yum Jung Ah -1972

Name: 염정아 / Yum Jung Ah (Yeom Jeong-ah)
Profession: Actress
Date of birth: 1972-July-28
Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea
Height: 171cm
Weight: 49kg
Blood type: A
Family: 2 younger sisters
Education: JoongAng University
Talent agency: N.O.A Entertainment

TV Series

Shut Up Flower Boy Band (tvN, 2012) cameo
Royal Family (MBC, 2011)
Working Mom (SBS, 2008)
Say You Love Me (MBC, 2004)
Sweetheart (SBS, 2003)
Pure Heart (KBS, 2001)
Emperor Wang Gun (KBS, 2000)
Crystal (SBS, 1999)
Model (SBS, 1997)
Scent of an Apple (MBC, 1996)
Good Man and Woman (KBS, 1995)
창공 / The Blue Sky (KBS, 1995)
금요일의 여인 / Friday’s Woman (KBS, 1993)
인간의 땅 / Land of People (KBS)
야망 / Ambition (MBC)
Il-Ji-Mae (MBC, 1993)
Our Heaven (MBC, 1993)

Actress Lee Yeon Hee Enjoys a Good Time Near the Seacoast

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Actress Lee Yeon Hee Enjoys a Good Time Near the Seacoast

On October 15, several pictures of Lee Yeon Hee enjoying some time in Jeju Island were posted on her official Facebook. Along with the pictures, she wrote, “I came to Jeju Island to film a commercial and I’m spending such a great time.”

In the pictures, the actress is wearing jeans with a black rider jacket and smiling so brightly towards the camera. The piictures consist of her looking flawless next to a traditional Korean stone Dolharubang and smiling with the lovely blue ocean in the background.

Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In Planning a Solo Comeback in February

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Brown Eyed Girls’ Ga In Planning a Solo Comeback in February

Brown Eyed GirlsGa In will be making a solo comeback early February.

Ga In will be returning to the stage after her first solo release in October 2012. It has been a year and four months. Her first solo track “Bloom” received favorable reviews from the audience as she sang about a girl becoming a real woman with a lovely melody. The success of her first solo album is adding to the anticipation of her second solo comeback.

Last year, Ga In starred in PSY’s “Gentleman” music video and received attention from all over the world. It seems PSY will also be making a comeback next month, and their promotion period will overlap.

Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

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 Looking Back at “Reply 1997″ and “Reply 1994″

Warning: Contains Spoilers

1. Introduction

Last year, tvN scored a smash hit with “Reply 1997,” transporting us to a much simpler decade infused with nostalgia, growing pains, 90s pop culture and fan girls. The drama premiered with little hype, but gained recognition through word of mouth, becoming a sensation and breaking the 6% ratings barrier, considered to be high for a cable drama, and that’s not even counting the rebroadcasts. In fact, Episodes 15 and 16 of “Reply 1997” was broadcast on tvN, Olive, Mnet, OCN, Onstyle and Ongamenet simultaneously. Set in 1997 Busan, “Reply 1997″ was the coming-of-age story of a group of high schoolers who grow through their own share of teenage troubles. Set in high school, the kids were faced with teenage problems such as the hopes and dreams for the future, the mystery of girls and the era of first loves.

Girls Generation Members To Star In New Reality Show

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Girls Generation Members To Star In New Reality Show

 

Fans of Korea”s most loved girl group, Girls Generation, will soon have a new way to spend quality time with some of their idols. Three members of the nine-member group are taking part in the new On Style cable channel reality show “The Taetiseo.”

“The Tatiseo,” also called TTS, is the name of a sub unit girl group that Girls Generation”s Taeyeon, Tiffany and Seohyun formed in 2012. Their mini-album “Twinkle” became the highest charting k-pop act on the Billboard 200.

7 K-Drama Queens and their Successors

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7 K-Drama Queens and their Successors

As K-Drama fans, we recognize a couple of favorite faces and big names. These are the acting royalty, making up the top tier of Korean Hollywood, constantly being casted and re-casted as protagonists, and basking in the spotlight of our TV/computer screens.

There”s a reason that these actors/actresses are always snagging the big roles; they bring life to their characters with a certain style and flair. But as they grow older and move on to take on more mature roles, we have to ask, who will be the second generation acting royalty? Who are the up-and-coming actors/actresses that we can expect to reign in the future? Here are some of allkpop“s choices for 7 K-Drama queens and their successors. Take a look!

Hallyu Meets Hollywood

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Hallyu Meets Hollywood

 

Two years ago actors Ahn Sung Ki and Lee Byung Hun became the first Korean actors to press their handprints into a cement block that would be placed in front of Grauman”s Chinese Theater in Hollywood. But they are not likely to be the last Korean actors to take part in the 90-year-old Hollywood tradition for rising stars.

Hollywood”s interest in Hallyu actors has only grown in the last few years as more Korean actors appear in international and American productions.

Park Shin Hye Is The First Korean Celebrity Chosen To Model For Visa

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Park Shin Hye Is The First Korean Celebrity Chosen To Model For Visa

 

(Photo : Visa Korea ) Park Shin Hye modeling for Visa.

Park Shin Hye has demonstrated her marketing potential by becoming the first Korean celebrity to model for Visa.

On November 10, her agency S.A.L.T Entertainment announced that she would be the newest face of the global brand.

She will be endorsing the cosmopolitan, Visa global payment networks. Visa commercials starring Park Shin Hye will be broadcast throughout Asia, as well as, Korea. The commercials will begin to air on November 12.

K-pop stars find success on screen

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K-pop stars find success on screen

Si Wan of ZE:A – Children of Empire has been successfully building his acting career. The idol singer is currently starring in the popular drama series “Incomplete Life”.

The phrase “Sprinkling SM on top of fully cooked rice”, which derives from an old Korean saying that means adding one element can ruin a perfectly fine situation, is often used to criticize boy and girl group members who try their hand at acting without being fully prepared. SM refers to SM Entertainment, one of the largest music agencies in Korea.Similarly, the newly created term bal-yeon-gi is also used to mock idol singers who act. It literally means acting by foot and is used in reference to a person with terrible dramatic skills. Despite a lack of experience, famous singers are cast as actors because they bring star power that compels younger audiences to see musicals, plays and films and watch drama series.

The Hottest K-Drama Breakout Stars Of 2014: Actresses

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The Hottest K-Drama Breakout Stars Of 2014: Actresses

(Photo : SBS, tvN, KBS2, ) Lee Sung Kyung, Kyung Soo Jin, Lee Cho Hee, and Kim Sae Ron were leading women in 2014.

Lee Sung Kyung, the feisty teenager of “It’s Okay, That’s Love”’ and Kyung Soo Jin of “Plus Nine Boys” are actresses who were breakout stars of 2014.

2014 was a year for strong female characters in Korean drama. Shows like “My Lovely Girl” included close friendships between women while “Hi! School Love On” looked at the dynamics of teenage bullying. While she is known for her film roles, Kim Sae Ron carried her first K-Drama in 2014. Rookie actress Lee Sung Kyung struck gold as a flawed teen in “It’s Okay, That’s Love.”

Anticipation builds for "Chronicle"

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Anticipation builds for

Guaranteed crowd pleaser Ha Jeong-woo is working towards an ambitious comeback both as a filmmaker and an actor for the upcoming “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant” (working title), teaming up with some of the country”s top stars.The movie, which opens in local theaters next year, is his second directorial feature after “Fasten Your Seatbelt” (2013).Since Ha obtained the publication rights to adapt best-selling author Yu Hua”s novel, every part of the film”s production process has made headlines in Korea. And the press has especially focused on the casting choices. The film is filled with A-list actors such as Ha Ji-won, Lee Kyeong-yeong, Jeon Hye-jin and Jo Jin-woong, amplifying viewers” anticipation for the feature as a result. “This is my first time working with actress Ha, but the rest of the members are people I have worked with in the past”, said the 36-year-old filmmaker during a press junket held Wednesday at Apgujeong CGV in southern Seoul.”I trusted these people to compensate for my shortcomings as a director because they have the competency to analyze their characters in their own ways”. Ha revealed that he had flickers of doubts about having taken on such a challenging project during his pre-production preparations.”While writing the script, I regretted selecting the work more than 12 times a day”, said Ha. “I thought to myself that there were rightful reasons why people hadn”t adapted the novel until now”.Ha explained that he filmed about 40 percent of the movie with a handy cam prior to beginning official shooting, as practice with a small team of staff.However, despite his concerns, the actual filming process was smooth sailing.”Before being a director, Ha had a base as an actor, so he really was attentive toward the actors” situations”, said actress Ha. “The director took care of everything even before I could think of it. It was a really relaxing experience for me”.The actors were also given room for creativity within their roles.”Ha really emphasized that the actors were unrestricted. He liked it when I acted spontaneously and boldly”, said Jeon, who plays a sidekick in the film.Part comedy and part drama, “Chronicle of a Blood Merchant” is set in 1960s Korea when the nation was in serious poverty. Ha Jeong-woo plays Heo Sam-kwan who wins the heart of the most beautiful women in her village (Ha Ji-won). Heo may not be prince charming, marred as he is by his narrow-mindedness and high-tempered personality. But the newlywed humbly makes ends meet and the couple has three lovely children together. But as rumors about one of their offspring start to emerge, the two faces a crisis like never before. The film opens on Jan. 15. BY JIN EUN-SOO [jes@joongang.co.kr]

Crossing Borders: Korean Actors in China

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Crossing Borders: Korean Actors in China

Crossing Borders: Korean Actors in China Written by Morgan On January 1, 2015

Korean television shows have been making it big in China with My Love from Another Star, The Heirs and My Lovely Girl all becoming hits. Furthermore, Chinese remakes of popular Korean dramas are already in the works from Queen InHyun’s Man to Full House. As interest in Korean drama rises, it creates new opportunities for actors and to promote in China.

Furthermore, Korean actors/actresses appearing in popular dramas are scoring large endorsement opportunities in China. Kim Soo-hyun and Jun Ji-hyun cashed in big with their roles in My Love From Another Star when they were commissioned to sell products from big name companies such as Coca-Cola, KFC chicken and Samsung phones in China. With popular Korean actors now being sourced to sell products, the idea of Korean actors being cast in Chinese dramas now seems bankable.

Daniel Henney Talks About ‘Big Hero 6’ And His Upcoming American TV Show [Exclusive Interview]

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Daniel Henney Talks About ‘Big Hero 6’ And His Upcoming American TV Show [Exclusive Interview]

 

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Daniel Henney has an extensive acting career which originated in Korea when he captivated audiences as Dr. Henry Kim in “My Lovely Sam Soon.” Henney provided the voice for Tadashi Hamada in the Walt Disney Pictures animated film, “Big Hero 6.”The film has received numerous honors since its U.S. theatrical release in November 2014, including the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film and the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. KDramastars spoke to the actor during a phone interview where he talked about his voice role in “Big Hero 6,” and his experiences as an Asian American star in Hollywood.

K-Drama Stars Who Celebrate Their Birthdays In March

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K-Drama Stars Who Celebrate Their Birthdays In March

 

Spring is not the only thing to celebrate in March. Some of your favorite k-drama stars also have birthdays.

March 2: Namgoong Min starts the month off with a birthday. He has been busy lately with drama roles in “I Need Romance 3,” “Wild Chives and Soybean Soup” and “My Secret Hotel.” He also did a stint on “We Got Married” with Hong Jin Young, for which he won an MBC New Star of the Year award.

March 4: Park Min Young recently wrapped up her starring role as a reporter in “Healer.” This year she added Ji Chang Wook to her list of handsome co-stars, which includes Lee Min Ho and Park Yoochun.

Yoo In Na shows two different charms in pictorial with "K-Wave"

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Yoo In Na shows two different charms in pictorial with

In a new pictorial with Hallyu magazine, “K-Wave“, actress Yoo In Na showed two different charms: the elegant one she sometimes portrays in dramas and the more lovely, feminine one that makes her really approachable.

The gold blazer naturally draped over her shoulders and a cute yet sexy black dress emphasizes her maturity while the lacy white dress and floral crown emphasize her refreshingly lady-like charms.

In the interview after the shoot, she was asked about her plans and goals for the future. Yoo In Na said, “I just want to do my best in the work that I can do and the work that finds its way to me.  I want to become an actress who gradually develops through personal reflection and introspection.”

Kim Soo Hyun Tops The List As Most Influential Korean Star In China

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Kim Soo Hyun Tops The List As Most Influential Korean Star In China

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Kim Soo Hyun, “Running Man” star Kim Jong Kook and Krystal of f(x) were chosen by the Chinese online publication People”s Daily as the most influential Korean stars of 2014. 

An article published by the Korean outlet My Daily with the title “Chinese media, Krystal the #3 most influential star in Korea, Kim Soo Hyun at #1 and Kim Jong Kook at #2” analyzed the statistics reflected from the voting process. The stars were selected by netizens through an online voting process.

K-Drama Actors Who Would Ace An English Exam

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K-Drama Actors Who Would Ace An English Exam

Ko Ah Sung plays Seo Bom in the drama “Heard It Through The Grapevine.” Because Seo Bom comes from a poor family she surprises her wealthy in-laws with her mastery of English. When her character had to read the pages of a difficult English book, her command of the language also surprised many k-drama fans.

The 23-year-old actress does have a gift for languages but she perfected her English when she played Song Kang Ho”s daughter in the Bong Joon Ho film “Snowpiercer.” The film had an international cast with many English-speaking characters. Playing Yona, a girl who grew up hearing many different languages spoken, she said she had to tailor her English in that film.