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Busan, South Korea
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Busan, South Korea

Chae Jung-an is a well-known South Korean actress and singer who rose to prominence following the release of her award-winning debut album ‘Cruel.’ She studied Theatre and Film at Dongguk University in order to pursue her ambition of becoming an actress. She rose to prominence after winning the Johnson & Johnson’s Clean Face Contest while still in college. She has participated in a number of television series, including the comedy ‘Queen of Reversals’ and the drama ‘Yong-Pal,’ for which she received the PD Award at the 29th MBC Drama Awards and the 4th APAN Star Awards, respectively. ‘Three Guys and Three Girls,’ ‘Snowflakes,’ ‘Over the Green Fields,’ and ‘Cain and Able’ are some of her other well-known television series. ‘Hello Schoolgirl,’ ‘Dad for Rent,’ and ‘Two Rooms, Two Nights’ are just a few of her film roles. With her rising notoriety, she has also featured as a guest on the JTBC network’s variety show ‘Knowing Bros.’ Chae was married to a member of the board of directors of a marketing company for a short time before divorcing. Unlike many other South Korean actresses, she made a comeback after her divorce with a lead role in the TV series ‘Coffee Prince.’

Childhood and Adolescence

Chae Jung-an was born Jang Jung-an in Busan, South Korea, on September 9, 1977. She loved music as a child and aspired to be an actress. She was frequently seen on stage with her classmates during her school days.

She earned her bachelor’s degree in theatre and film from Dongguk University. As a teenager, she won the Johnson & Johnson’s Clean Face Contest, which served as a springboard to a career in cinema and television. As a result, while still in university, she earned a role in the MBC serial ‘Three Guys and Three Girls’ in 1996.

A Career of Chae Jung-an

Chae started her career as a singer and actress at the same time. In 1998, her debut studio album, Cruel, was an instant breakthrough, earning her the New Artist Award at the 10th Seoul Music Awards. In the same year, she participated in the television series ‘Panther of Kilimanjaro,’ ‘Crush,’ and ‘Paper Crane.’

Her film ‘The Happenings,’ which was released around the same period, was a box office success.
Chae made her mark in South Korean show business quickly and was quickly recognized as a good actress with a lot of potential. In 2001, she starred in the KBS2 television series ‘Mi-na,’ in which she portrayed the lead role.

In the character of an incapacitated vocalist, she demonstrated her acting and singing abilities. Her second album, ‘Letter,’ was released around the same period, and was followed by ‘Goddess…Her Fate,’ which was also published around the same time.

She went on to appear in a number of serials, including ‘Over the Green Fields,’ ‘Emperor of the Sea,’ and ‘Cane and Abel,’ before winning an award for her work in the romantic comedy television series ‘Queen of Reversals,’ in 2010.

Her film career began with a main role in the film ‘Hello Schoolgirl,’ in which she played an elderly woman caught in the middle of a love triangle involving a young girl and a boy.

In 2013, she starred as one of the major protagonists in the KBS2 and MBC networks’ serials ‘The Prime Minister and I,’ ‘When a Man Falls in Love,’ and ‘Drama Special – Your Noir.’ Her performance received good feedback from critics and fans, and she became well-known.

Her famous reputation reached new heights in 2014 when she won an award for her outstanding performance in the drama serial ‘Yong-Pal,’ which aired on the SBS network during prime time. In the same year, her film ‘Dad for Rent’ was released.

She has appeared in the television series ‘Entertainer’ and ‘Man To Man,’ as well as the film ‘Two Rooms, Two Nights.’ In 2017, she made her first guest appearance on the JTBC network’s variety show “Knowing Bros.”

Major Projects of Chae Jung-an

‘Three Guys and Three Girls’ (1996), ‘Crush’ (1998), ‘Snowflakes’ (2000), ‘Over the Green Fields’ (2003), ‘Emperor of the Sea’ (2004), ‘Cain and Able’ (2009), ‘Queen of Reversals’ (2010), ‘When a Man Falls in Love’ (2013), ‘Yong-Pal’ (2015), and ‘Man to Man’ (2016) are some of her television series (2017).

She was recently a guest on the JTBC network’s variety show “Knowing Bros.”
She has appeared in films such as “The Happenings” (1998), “Run to You” (2003), “Long and Winding Road” (2005), “Hello Schoolgirl” (2008), “Dad for Rent” (2014), and “Two Rooms, Two Nights” (2015). (2016).

In Korean, she has published the albums ‘Cruel,’ ‘Letter,’ and ‘Goddess… Her Fate.’

Achievements & Awards of Chae Jung-an

She took first place in the Johnson & Johnson Clean Face Contest in 1995.
At the 10th Seoul Musical Awards in 1999, she received the New Artist Award for her album ‘Cruel.’

She won the PD Award at the 29th MBC Drama Awards in 2010 for her work in the comedy serial “Queen of Reversals.”

Her performance in the drama series ‘Yong-Pal’ earned her the Best Supporting Actress award at the 4th APAN Star Awards in 2015.

Personal Experiences of Chae Jung-an

Chae Jung-an married a board member of a marketing company in 2005, but the couple split a year and a half later. She dated another businessman following her divorce, but she has no plans to marry again, despite the fact that she is becoming older.

Chae is well-liked by her co-stars and is recognized for her easygoing personality. Many of them, like Shin Se Kyung, have publicly praised her on social media for her professional and personal attitudes.

Estimated Net Worth

Chae Jung-an is one of the wealthiest TV actresses and one of the most popular. Chae Jung-net an’s worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, according to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.


She is a devout follower of the Protestant church and a solid believer in God.
She starred in the musical drama ‘Mi-na,’ in which she performed a number of her own songs that were recorded just for the serial.

She is managed by the South Korean entertainment business ‘Wellmade STRAM,’ which is in charge of her acting and singing activities.

She made her post-divorce comeback with a lead role in the TV series ‘Coffee Prince,’ unlike many other South Korean actresses who lost fame after their divorce.