Jung Eun-ji

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Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eunji at a fansigning for M Limited, 11 December 2014 02.jpg
Jung Eunji at a fansigning for M Limited, 11 December 2014.
Background information
Native name정은지
Birth nameJung Hye-rim
Also known asEunji
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 21)[1]
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated actsA Pink
 
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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jung.
Jung Eun-ji
Jung Eunji at a fansigning for M Limited, 11 December 2014 02.jpg
Jung Eunji at a fansigning for M Limited, 11 December 2014.
Background information
Native name정은지
Birth nameJung Hye-rim
Also known asEunji
Born(1993-08-18) August 18, 1993 (age 21)[1]
Haeundae, Busan, South Korea
GenresK-pop
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
InstrumentsVocals, piano
Years active2011–present
Labels
Associated actsA Pink
Korean name
Hangul정은지
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Eun-ji
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Ŭn-ji
Birth name
Hangul정혜림
Hanja
Revised RomanizationJeong Hye-rim
McCune–ReischauerChŏng Hye-rim

Jung Eun-ji (Korean: 정은지; born Jung Hye-rim, on August 18, 1993), is a South Korean idol singer and actress. She is a member of the girl group A Pink, and has acted in television dramas including Reply 1997 (2012), That Winter, The Wind Blows (2013) and Trot Lovers (2014).

Early life[edit]

Jung Eun-ji was born as Jung Hye-rim[2] in Haeundae, Busan,[3] on August 18, 1993.[4] She attended Hapdo Kindergarten, Shinjae Elementary School, Jaesong Girls' Middle School and Hyehwa Girls' High School.[5] In 2004, Jung won the first place prize in the program Excited Day Enjoyable Day (신나는 날 즐거운 날) hosted by the KBS network.[6]

Jung Eun-ji on April 11, 2014

A Pink, singing career[edit]

In November 2010, Jung passed the auditions to become the main singer of A Pink.[7] She had not received any professional training prior to joining A Pink, and had trained for only six months with the group.[7]

On April 21, 2011, Jung made her debut as a member of A Pink on Mnet's M! Countdown with two songs, "Mollayo" and "Wishlist", from the debut extended play Seven Springs of A Pink.[8]

For the project A Cube for Season #Green, Jung Eun-ji and fellow Cube artist Yang Yo-seob, sang the duet track "Love Day."[9] In August 2012, Jung recorded two promotional singles, "All For You" and "Our Love Like This" with Reply 1997 co-star Seo In-guk for the drama's soundtrack.[10][11]

In 2014, Jung sang "It's You" for the soundtrack of Three Days. The song rose to number 1 on various music charts such as Bugs, Soribada, and Daum Music shortly after its release on March 5.[12][13]

Acting[edit]

Jung made her acting debut in Reply 1997, a 1990s nostalgic dramedy which became one of the highest-rated Korean series on cable television.[14] She played the female protagonist, a hardcore H.O.T. fan who becomes a TV drama writer.[15] Jung was complimented by critics and audiences for her comedic and emotional acting, which was impressive for a newcomer, as well as for her authentic Busan dialect.[15][16] The role won her several awards, including the 49th Baeksang Arts Award for Best New TV Actress.[17]

Jung performed in a Korean staging of the Hollywood film-turned-musical Legally Blonde, playing the lead role of Elle Woods.[18] The show ran from November 16, 2012 to March 17, 2013.[19][20]

Jung was then cast in a supporting role in the 2013 melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows.[21] She won Best Performance at the 2nd APAN Star Awards and New Star Award at the SBS Drama Awards.[21][22]

In 2014, she starred in another musical, the stage adaptation of 2004 series Full House.[23] Afterwards, Jung was cast in the leading role in romantic comedy series Trot Lovers, which depicted a female singer's struggles to become successful in the old-fashioned musical genre trot.[24][25]

Discography[edit]

Main article: A Pink discography

Soundtrack appearances and solo performances[edit]

YearSongAlbumSales
(Digital download)
Artist
2012"Love Day"A Cube For Season #Green1,604,167+[26]with Yang Yo-seob
"All For You"Reply 1997 OST2,499,273+ [26]with Seo In-guk
"Just the Way We Love"1,428,802+[26]
2013"A Year Ago"A Cube for Season #White300,616+[27][28][29]with Kim Nam-joo, Jang Hyun-seung
"Short Hair"A Cube for Season #Blue1,207,766+[30]with Huh Gak
"Know We're Going to Break Up"Little Giant192,124+
"Fanta Time"Fanta TimeN/Awith Lee Kwang-soo, Niel[31]
"One Minute Ago"Barefooted Friends OSTN/Awith Kang Ho-dong[32]
"Saving Santa"Saving Santa OSTN/ASolo
"Christmas Song"Cube Entertainment FamilyN/Awith Cube Entertainment artists
2014"Break Up to Make Up"A Cube for Season #Sky-Blue803,627+with Huh Gak
"It's You"Three Days OST417,438+[33]Solo

Filmography[edit]

Main article: A Pink filmography

Television dramas[edit]

YearTitleRoleNetwork
2012Reply 1997Sung Shi-wontvN
2013That Winter, The Wind BlowsMoon Hee-sunSBS
Reply 1994Sung Shi-won (cameo, episodes 16-17, 21)tvN
2014Trot LoversChoi Choon-heeKBS2

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2013Saving SantaShinyanimated, Korean dubbed

Musical theatre[edit]

YearTitleRole
2012-2013Legally BlondeElle Woods
2014Full HouseHan Ji-eun

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearAwardNominated workCategoryResult
20125th Korea Drama AwardsReply 1997Best Couple (with Seo In-guk)[34]Won
5th Style Icon AwardsReply 1997Top 10 Style Icons (with Seo In-guk)[35]Won
14th Mnet Asian Music Awards"All For You"
Reply 1997
Best OST (with Seo In-guk)[36]Won
1st K-Drama Star Awards"All For You"
Reply 1997
Best OST (with Seo In-guk)[37]Won
Reply 1997Best Couple (with Seo In-guk)[37]Won
Reply 1997Rising Star Award[37]Won
Reply 1997Acting Award, ActressNominated
4th MelOn Music Awards"All For You"
Reply 1997
Best OST (with Seo In-guk)[38]Won
20132nd Gaon Chart K-Pop Awards"All For You"
Reply 1997
Songs of the Year
(Digital Awards [September])
(with Seo In-guk)[39]
Won
49th Baeksang Arts AwardsReply 1997Best New TV Actress[40]Won
Reply 1997Popular TV ActressNominated
2nd APAN Star AwardsThat Winter, The Wind BlowsBest Performance[41]Won
SBS Drama AwardsThat Winter, The Wind BlowsBest New Actress[42]Won
201416th Seoul International Youth Film FestivalTrot LoversBest Young ActressWon
"It's You"
Three Days
Best OST by a Female ArtistNominated
22nd Korea Culture and Entertainment AwardsTrot LoversExcellence Award, Actress in a DramaWon
16th Mnet Asian Music Awards"Break Up to Make Up"Best Collaboration (with Huh Gak)[43]Nominated
Song of the Year (with Huh Gak)[43]Nominated
6th MelOn Music Awards"It's You"
Three Days
Best OST[44]Nominated
MTV Best of the Best"Break Up to Make Up"Best Collaboration (with Huh Gak)Won
KBS Drama AwardsTrot LoversExcellence Award, Actress in a MiniseriesNominated
Best New ActressNominated
Popularity Award, ActressWon

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jung Eun-ji biography:
    • "Apink Profile". Official Korean website (in Korean). Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
    • "Apink Biography". Official Japanese website (in Japanese). Retrieved October 31, 2014. 
    • Although her official name is Jeong Eun-ji, this article prefers the more commonly used name, Jung Eun-ji.
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  3. ^ "A Pink's Jung Eunji Might Be Losing Her Special Talent". Soompi. November 15, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  4. ^ 정은지. Naver (in Korean). July 1, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  5. ^ Kim, Jung-hee (September 29, 2013). 에이핑크 정은지 "부산, 늘 그립고 가고 싶어…" [Apink Jung Eun-ji "Busan, it's always nostalgic and I want to go there..."]. BUVI News (in Korean). Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
  6. ^ Jeon, Hyung-jin (September 6, 2012). 정은지, 알고보니 과거 동요대회서 최우수상 [Jung Eun-ji, actually first place in a past melody singing contest]. My Daily (in Korean). Retrieved December 12, 2013. 
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  11. ^ Jeon, Su-mi (September 5, 2012). "Jung Eun Ji and Seo In Guk Continue Success of Reply 1997 with a Duet All-Kill". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
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  17. ^ `백상예술대상` 당신의 귀에 콕 박힌 스타의 말말말? [Baeksang Arts Awards Words words words of celebrities that stuck with you?]. WOW한국경제TV (in Korean). May 9, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  18. ^ Ho, Stewart (September 25, 2012). "A Pink's Jung Eun Ji Cast as Lead of Legally Blonde Musical". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  19. ^ Sunwoo, Carla (September 26, 2012). "Jung Eun-ji cast in Legally Blonde". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
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  21. ^ a b "That Winter, The Wind Blows Jung Eun Ji's Fashion Sense that Expresses the Personality of her Character". KDramaStars. March 27, 2013. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  22. ^ Ho, Stewart (October 24, 2012). "A Pink's Jung Eun Ji Confirmed for Zo In Sung, Song Hye Gyo's Wind Blows in Winter". enewsWorld. Retrieved November 18, 2012. 
  23. ^ Hong, Grace Danbi (March 5, 2014). "B2ST Yang Yo Seop, A Pink Jung Eun Ji, VIXX Leo, Joo, and More to Star in Musical Full House". enewsWorld. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  24. ^ Jin, Eun-soo (May 20, 2014). "Lover of Trot cast announced". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved May 20, 2014. 
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  32. ^ "Barefoot Friends unviels 1st OST My Story, My Song featuring songs by UEE, Yoon Si Yoon, & Kang Ho Dong". Allkpop. August 19, 2013. Retrieved June 30, 2014. 
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