Han Chae Young

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Han Chae Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Kim Ji Young, who is more known by her stage name Han Chae Young, is a South Korean actress.

She’s best recognized for her appearances in various Korean drama series such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), Sassy Girl Chun-hyang (2005), and Boys Over Flowers (2009).


Han Chae Young began her career back in 2000. She got her first role in the horror film The Record. She then followed it up with series Autumn in My Heart on the same year.

Thi series turned out to be pretty popular and helped give more exposure to her. However, she was also criticized for her awkward acting.

This actress gained more recognition in 2005. At the time, she starred in TV series Delightful Girl Choon-Hyang.

The series turned out to be a huge hit across Asia. Eventually, Chae Young was considered as a Hallyu (Korean Wave) star.

The woman from Daegu continued to new height of success with her projects. In 2010, she starred in TV series A Man Called God. The drama managed to get quite a high ranking.

After finding success in South Korea, Chae Young began to expand her career to mainland China. She got a role in A Big Deal (2011), Dream in Blue (2012), and 1931 Love Story (2015).

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  • Real Name: Kim Ji Young (김지영)
  • Stage Name: Han Chae Young (한채영)
  • English Name: Rachel Han
  • Nickname: –
  • Birthday: September 13, 1980
  • Birthplace: Daegu, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Virgo
  • Nationality: Korean
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress
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  • Instagram: @han_chae_young_
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Height, Weight, & Physical Appearances 

  • Height: 172 cm (5’8″)
  • Weight: 47 kg (103 lbs)
  • Blood Type: A
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Eye Color: Black
  • Body Measurements: 33-25-35 (Bust -33, Waist -25, and Hips -35 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 8 (US)
  • Dress Size: –


  • Father: –
  • Mother: –
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: –
  • Children: Choi Jae Ho

Husband, Boyfriend, & Dating History

Choi Dong Joon

She married Choi Dong Joon, a Korean-American businessman, in June 2007. The couple held their weddign reception at Hotel Shilla, Seoul.

They welcomed their first child, a son, in August 2013.

Net Worth 

Han Chae Young has never disclose the actual amount of her net worth to the public. However, multiple sources estimated the number to be around $6 million to $10 million.

She appears to earn her income primarily from working as an actress.

Plastic Surgery

The actress has admitted of getting double eyelid surgery, which prompted quite a lot of reaction from public.


  • Chae Young is signed under BH Entertainment.
  • She was born in Daegu, but moved with her family to Chicago, US.
  • She has worked as a model.
  • This actress can sing.
  • She is fluent in English.
  • She can play clarinet and also piano.
  • The woman from Daegu has several dogs.
  • She was a member of project group Unnies.
  • She has been called Barbie Doll of Korea because of her tall and shapely proportions.
  • Due to her nickname, she was often typecasted as unapproachable, wealthy, beautiful character.
  • Her favorite actor is Yoo Seung Hoo.
  • She would love to star in a drama alongside Yoo Seung Hoo.
  • Her ideal type is Son Ho Young.

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  • Star Nextdoor (2017), as Hye Mi
  • A Big Deal (2011)
  • The Influence (2010), as J
  • Girlfriends (2009), as Se Jin
  • Good Morning President (2009), as Kim Lee Yeon
  • Soul Mates (2009)
  • Love Now (2007), as Han Seo Yeo
  • Wild Card (2003), as Kang Na Na
  • Hae-jeok, Disco King Hae-jeok (2002), as Bong Ja
  • The Record (2000), as Eun Mi

Drama Series 

  • Sponsor (iHQ, MBN | 2022), as Han Chae Rin
  • A Pledge To God (MBC | 2018-2019), as Seo Ji Young
  • Bel Ami (KBS2 | 2013-2014), as Hong Yoo Ra
  • Ad Genius Lee Tae Baek (KBS2 | 2013), as Ko A Ri
  • A Man Called God (MBC | 2010), as Jin Bo Bae
  • Boys Over Flowers (KBS2 | 2009), as Min Seo Hyeon
  • Fireworks (MBC | 2006), as Shin Na Ra
  • Only You (SBS | 2005), as Cha Eun Jae
  • Sassy Girl Chun Hyang (KBS2 | 2005), as Sung Choon Hyang
  • Beijing My Love (KBS2 | 2004), as Jung Yeon Seok
  • Autumn in My Heart (KBS2 | 2000), as Choi Shin Ae

TV Shows

  • Why Not? (SBS Plus | 2019), as herself (cast member)
  • Secret Unnie (JTBC | 2018), as herself (regular cast member)
  • Wizard of Nowhere (MBC | 2017-2018), as herself (cast member)
  • Sister’s Slam Dunk (KBS2 | 2017), as herself (regular cast member)


  • 2017 MBC Entertainment Awards – Rookie Awards in Variety – Wizard of Nowhere
  • 2011 TV Drama Awards Made in China – Best Online Popularity
  • 2011 China Trend Awards – Shining Artist
  • 2011 Cosmopolitan Beauty Awards – 2011’s Most Stylish Actress
  • 2011 CETV Awards – Top 10 Asian Stars
  • 2010 Asia Model Awards – Andre Kim Best Star Awards – Female Star Award
  • 2008 Asia Model Awards – Model Star Award
  • 2007 Korea Best Dresser of the Year Awards – Recipient
  • 2005 KBS Drama Awards – Popularity Award, Actress – Sassy Girl Chun-hyang
  • 2005 KBS Drama Awards – Best Couple Award (with Jae Hee) – Sassy Girl Chun-hyang


  • 2018 MBC Drama Awards – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Special Project – A Pledge to God
  • 2008 Grand Bell Awards – Best New Actress – Love Now


“I’ve never done a formal audition. [Autumn Story] was my first drama, and I got in just after an interview. My character was a villain, and I think they thought I looked great for the character.”

“After getting married and living a stable life, I have way more of an optimistic mindset. Because of that, I was able to challenge myself to new things like ‘Unnies Slam Dunk’, and I enjoyed showing my actual personality.”

“I’m constantly trying to balance my personal life and my life as an actress. My 5-year-old son doesn’t even know I’m an actress. He just thinks I’m a normal person who comes out on TV because I sing well.”

“I’ve never regretted [getting married early], but I think it would’ve been okay to get married later too. I don’t want to return to life before marriage.”

“After getting married and having a child, I do my best in everything and enjoy even the smallest things. My heart is very comfortable. I’m able to be thankful for small joys.”

Pics of Han Chae Young

1. Chae Young is killing it in this outfit

Han Chae Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

2. The red color really compliments her skin

Han Chae Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

3. She is such a great model

Han Chae Young - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

4. Her side profile is amazing

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5. Chae Young always looks super cute

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Who is Han Chae Young?

She is a South Korean actress.

Who is Han Chae Young’s real name?

Her real name is Kim Ji Young (김지영).

What makes Han Chae Young famous?

She’s best recognized for her appearances in various Korean drama series such as Autumn in My Heart (2000), Sassy Girl Chun-hyang (2005), and Boys Over Flowers (2009).

Where is Han Chae Young from?

She was born in Daegu, South Korea.

How old is Han Chae Young?

She was born in 1980, and she is 45 years old as of 2025.

When does Han Chae Young celebrate her birthday?

She celebrates on the 13th of every September.

How tall is Han Chae Young?

Her height is 5’8″ or 172 cm.

Who are Han Chae Young’s parents?

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

Is Han Chae Young married?

Yes, she is married to Choi Dong Joon. They tied the knot in 2007.

Who is Han Chae Young’s ex-boyfriend?

Her ex-boyfriend is not known.

How rich is Han Chae Young?

Her net worth is around $6 million to $10 million.

What is Han Chae Young’s nationality?

Her nationality is South Korean.

Han Chae Young is one of the top actress in South Korea. She has even expanded her talent beyond South Korea.