Choo Ja Hyun

Choo Ja Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Choo Ja Hyun started her career as an entertainer when she was just 17 years old as a model.

After that, she then began her acting debut back in 1996 and appeared in various drama series, such as Sunrise House (2002), Successful Story of a Bright Girl (2002), and also Apgujeong House (2003).

Four years later, this Aquarius actress then acted in a Korean film noir, Bloody Tie (2006).

Even though this movie got a lot of critics, she earned various awards and nominations for her role in this movie.

Ja Hyun later starred in Portrait of a Beauty (2008) which also earned her a lot of awards and nominations.

Her career then was followed by her appearance in Missing (2009), Loveholic (2010), and Short! Short! Short! 2010: Fantastic Theater (2010).

Not only in South Korea, but Ja Hyun also expanded her influence to China by starring in The Temptation to Go Home (2011).

After that, she then starred in various Chinese dramas, such as Wipe Out the Bandits of Wulong Mountain (2012), Hu Xian (2013), and , Xiu Xiu’s Men (2014).

In 2018, Eun Ju came back to the Korean series by appearing in Misty, which later was followed by her acting project in Arthdal Chronicles (2019), My Unfamiliar Family (2020), and Green Mothers Club (2022).

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Profile

  • Real Name: Choo Eun Ju (추은주)
  • Stage Name: Choo Ja Hyun (추자현)
  • Nickname: Ja Hyun
  • Birthday: January 20, 1979
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 170 cm (5’8″)
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  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Dankook University (Majored in Theater and Film)
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  • Husband: Yu Xiaoguang (Married 2017)
  • Children: 1
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  • Instagram: @choo.jahyun
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Facts 

  • Ja Hyun was raised in Daegu, South Korea.
  • In her family, she is the only daughter.
  • Her parents worked as a cosmetologist and a white-collar worker.
  • Ja Hyun already faced her parents’ divorce when she was just 18 years old.
  • She had a little sister who died by drowning when they were young.
  • Her husband, Yu Xiagouang, is a Chinese actor and singer.
  • She first met her husband when they worked together in the 2012 Chinese drama.
  • Ja Hyun once got a controversy after appearing in a semi-nude hanbok for a Chinese magazine back in 2011.
  • Because of that controversy, Korean netizens said she damaged the national costume’s image.
  • Ja Hyun had to close down her Twitter account at that time and chose to active on Weibo.
  • Her ideal type is…

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Movies

  • The Boundary (2014), as supporting actress
  • Short! Short! Short! 2010: Fantastic Theater (2011), as Lee Seo Yeon
  • Loveholic (2010), as Ji Heun
  • Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle (2010), as Seong Chan’s mom
  • Missing (2009), as Hyeon Jeong
  • Portrait of a Beauty (2008), as Sul Hwa
  • Bloody Tie (2006), as Ji Young
  • Short Time (2005), as Yang Jung Ae
  • The Adventures of Mrs. Park (1996), as Hye Soo

Drama Series

  • The Accidental Narco (Netflix | 2022), as supporting actress
  • Green Mothers’ Club (JTBC | 2022), as Chun Hee
  • My Unfamiliar Family (tvN | 2020), as Kim Eun Joo
  • Arthdal Chronicles (tvN | 2019), as Asa Hon
  • Beautiful World (JTBC | 2019), as Kang In Ha
  • Misty (JTBC | 2018), as supporting actress
  • Gorgeous Workers (JSTV | 2014), as Zhang Wei
  • Legend of Southwest Dance and Music (CCTV-8 | 2013), as Ye Shaluo
  • Hu Xian (HNTV | 2013), as Nie Xiaoqian
  • Turbulence of the Mu Clan (CCTV-8 | 2012), as A Leqiu
  • Wipe Out the Bandits of Wulong Mountain (Hunan TV | 2012), as Chen Feng Jiao
  • The Temptation to Go Home (Hunan TV | 2011), as Gao Shanshan / Lin Pinru
  • A Man Called God (MBC | 2010), as Seo Misoo / Choi Kanghee
  • Let Love Rain Like Pearls (2007), as Bei Xinru
  • The Legend of Chu Liuxiang (CCTV-8 | 2007), as Shi Guanyin
  • The Legend of the Banner Hero (CCTV-8 | 2007), as Shui Lingguang
  • Family Scandal (OCN | 2005), as Sun Ah
  • Oh! Phil Seung Bong Soon Young (KBS2 | 2004), Heo Song Ja
  • Apgujeong House (SBS | 2003), as eldest daughter
  • Scent of Love (TTV | 2003), as Jeon Ho-yeon / Yin Xiangzhi
  • Sunrise House (SBS | 2002), as Jung Mi Hee
  • Bright Girl’s Success (SBS | 2002), as Song Bo Bae
  • Leave (SBS | 2001), as Jung Nan Young
  • Cruise of Love (KBS2 | 2000)
  • Because of You (MBC | 2000), as Ahn Soo Eun
  • Legends of Love (SBS | 2000)
  • The Last War (MBC | 1999)
  • KAIST (SBS | 1999-2000)
  • The Eldest (MBC | 1998)
  • Miss & Mister (SBS | 1997)
  • 18, Feeling of Growing Up (SBS | 1996)

Awards

  • SBS Entertainment Awards 2017 – Hot Star of the Year – Same Bed, Different Dreams 2: You Are My Destiny
  • Korean Culture and Entertainment Awards 2009 – Excellence Award, Actress in Film – Portrait of a Beauty
  • Director’s Cut Awards 2006 – Best New Actress – Bloody Tie
  • Korean Film Awards 2006 – Best New Actress – Bloody Tie
  • Korean Film Awards 2006 – Best Supporting Actress – Bloody Tie
  • Grand Bell Awards 2006 – Best New Actress – Bloody Tie
  • Busan Film Critics Awards 2006 – Best Supporting Actress – Bloody Tie

Nominations

  • APAN Star Awards 2021 – Best Supporting Actress – My Unfamiliar Family
  • Seoul International Drama Awards 2013 – Best Actress – Turbulence of the Mu Clan 
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2009 – Best Supporting Actress – Portrait of a Beauty
  • Grand Bell Awards 2009 – Best Supporting Actress – Portrait of a Beauty
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2007 – Best New Actress – Bloody Tie
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2006 – Best New Actress – Bloody Tie

Choo Ja Hyun has been facing a lot of ups and downs throughout her career as an actress. Even so, she still keeps her best effort to do the best. Salute!

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