Choo Ja Hyun

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Choo Ja Hyun - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Choo Ja Hyun is a South Korean actress. She’s best known for her roles in Korean films such as Bloody Tie (2006) and Portrait of a Beauty (2008).


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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  • 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
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Dankook University (Majored in Theater and Film)
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  • Instagram: @choo.jahyun
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance 

  • Height: 170 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 47 Kg (103 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 32-26-40 (Bust -32, Waist -26, and Hips -40 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7 (US)
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  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Children: 1

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Yu Xiao Guang

The actress announced her marriage to Yu Xiao Guang, a Chinese actor-singer, in November 2016. Their wedding was held in early 2017.

Along with her official announcement, she revealed that they got close to each other through Weibo in September 2015.

The couple worked together in a Chinese drama in 2012.

She gave birth to a son in June 2018 at a Seoul hospital.

Net Worth 

Choo Ja Hyun has accumulated around $1 million to $5 million of net worth, according to estimation by multiple sources.

She appears to earn most of her income through working as an actress.

Plastic Surgery

There is no known information on whether she has undergone any cosmetic surgery to change her appearance.


  • 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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  • 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

  • Arthdal Chronicles: The Sword of Aramun (tvN | 2023), as Asa Hon (ep.2)
  • Narco-Saints (Netflix | 2022), as Hye Jin
  • 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)


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


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


“No role is ever easy, but playing a mother is extra special and full of endless possibilities. I tried to do my best and be as sincere as I could as a mom.”

“I’ve gone round and round and I finally feel like I’m at a point where I can show people my sincerity as an actress. I’ve experienced and felt a lot of things, so just being able to act makes me feel grateful and I’m able to enjoy every moment.”


Who is Choo Ja Hyun?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Choo Ja Hyun’s real name?

Her real name is Choo Eun Ju (추은주).

What makes Choo Ja Hyun famous?

She’s famous because of her roles in Korean films such as Bloody Tie (2006) and Portrait of a Beauty (2008).

Where is Choo Ja Hyun from?

She was born in Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Choo Ja Hyun?

She was born in 1979, and she is 45 years old as of 2024.

When does Choo Ja Hyun celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 20th of every January.

How tall is Choo Ja Hyun?

Her height is 5’8″ or 170 cm.

Who are Choo Ja Hyun’s parents?

She did not reveal the names of her father and mother.

Is Choo Ja Hyun married?

Yes, she is married to Yu Xiao Guang. They tied the knot in 2017.

Who is Choo Ja Hyun’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Choo Ja Hyun?

Her net worth is around $1 million to $5 million.

What is Choo Ja Hyun’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

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!