Uhm Jung Hwa

Uhm Jung Hwa - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career
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Uhm Jung Hwa started her career an entertaining by becoming a top Korean female singer in 1993.

In that year, she released her debut studio album, Sorrowful Secret, which contained various popular songs, such as Sad Expectation, A Love Only Heaven Permits, and Tell Me.

Not only in music, but Jung Hwa also expanded her career as an actress and started to appear as a minor role for some small screens, such as Police (1994), Angel Inside the Mask (1995), and Park Bit-na (1997).

In 2000s, she focused more in the acting industry by taking various different roles.

Not only that, but Jung Hwa also tried to experiment with various musical genres and her favorite was electronic music.

Four years later, in 2004, she made a release of her album, Self Control.

In 2005, she got her acting career breakthrough after appearing in All for Love and Princess Aurora, which later was followed by For Horowitz (2006) and Five Senses of Eros (2009).

After that, Jung Hwa then appeared in other movies, Bestseller (2010), Dancing Queen (2012), and Montage (2013) which rewarded her various awards.

She then came back to the television by joining drama A Witch’s Love, and later was continued by her appearance in You Are Too Much (2017).

In 2020, Jung Hwa formed a supergroup Refund Sisters with Jessi, Hwasa, and Lee Hyori, and released the debut single Don’t Touch Me in October 2020.

Two years later, in 2022, she came back to the drama Our Blues.

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Profile

  • Real Name: Uhm Jung Hwa (엄정화)
  • Stage Name: Uhm Jung Hwa (엄정화)
  • Nickname: Jung Hwa
  • Birthday: August 17, 1969
  • Birthplace: Jecheon, North Chungcheong Province, South Korea
  • Zodiac Sign: Leo
  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Height: 164 cm (5’4″)
  • Weight: –
  • Blood Type: –
  • Religion: –
  • Profession: Actress, Singer, Dancer
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  • Parents: Uhm Jin Ok (father), Yoo Gyeong Sook (mother)
  • Siblings: Uhm Taewoong (brother), Uhm Jung Sun, Uhm Jung Hye
  • Boyfriend: –
  • Facebook: –
  • Twitter: @love_tangle
  • Instagram: @umaizing
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  • YouTube: –

Facts 

  • Jung Hwa was diagnosed with thyroid cancer but fortunately, she was recovered in May 2010.
  • During that time, she opened up that she was a little afraid to do surgery.
  • She wanted that her struggle fighting cancer can inspire others.
  • Jung Hwa wants to use her talents and influence in a meaningful way.
  • Her mother was a music teacher.
  • Jung Hwa’s mother was died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Her mother was passed away when she was just 6 years old.
  • Her brother, Tae Woong, is an actor.
  • After her father died, Jung Hwa’s family struggled financially.
  • Her ideal type is…

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Movies

  • Okay Madam (2020), as Mi Young
  • Wonderful Nightmare (2015), as Yeon Woo
  • Venus Talk (2014), as Shin Hye (cable channel CP)
  • Top Star (2013), as presenter at Blue Dragon Awards (cameo)
  • Montage (2013), as Ha Kyung
  • In My End is My Beginning (2013), as Lee Jung Ha
  • Dancing Queen (2011), as Uhm Jung Hwa
  • Mama (2011), as Dong Sook
  • Best Seller (2010), as Hee Soo
  • Five Senses of Eros (2009), as Lee Jung Ha
  • Haeundae (2009), as Lee Yu Jin
  • Insadong Scandal (2009), as Bae Tae Jin
  • Love Now (2007), as Seo Yu Na
  • Seducing Mr. Perfect (2006), as Min Joon
  • For Horowitz (2006), as Kim Ji Soo
  • Princess Aurora (2005), as Jung Soon Jung
  • All For Love (2005), as Hur Yu Jung
  • Mr. Hong (2004), as Yun Hyeju
  • Singles (2003), as Dongmi
  • Marriage Is a Crazy Thing (2002), as Yeon Hee
  • How to Top My Wife (1994)
  • On a Windy Day We Must Go to Apgujeong (1993)
  • Marriage Story (1992), as Disc Jockey

Drama Series

  • Our Blues (tvN | 2022), as Go Mi Ran
  • You Are Too Much (MBC | 2017), as Yoo Ji Na
  • A Witch’s Love (tvN | 2014), as Ban Ji Yeon
  • He Who Can’t Marry (KBS2 | 2009), as Jang Mun Jeong
  • Get Karl! Oh Soo Jung (SBS | 2007), as Oh Soo Jung
  • December Fever (2004)
  • Only You (KBS2 | 2003)
  • Beautiful Sin (SBS | 1997)
  • Police (KBS2 | 1994)

Singles

  • Hop In (2020) – ft. Hwasa, DPR Live
  • She (2017)
  • Ending Credit (2017)
  • Dreamer (2016)
  • Watch Me Move (2016)
  • D.I.S.C.O Part 2 (2008) – ft. G-Dragon
  • D.I.S.C.O (2008) – ft. T.O.P
  • Come 2 Me (2006)
  • Eternity (2004)
  • All Go Away (2001)
  • Crack (2000)
  • Escape (2000)
  • Cross (1999)
  • Festival (1999)
  • I Don’t Know (1999)
  • Invitation (1998)
  • Poison (1998)
  • After Love (1997)
  • Rose of Betrayal (1997)
  • A Love Only Heaven Permits (1996)
  • Sad Expectation (1996)
  • Pupil (1993)

TV Shows

  • On & Off (tvN | 2021), as cast member
  • Hangout with Yoo (MBC | 2020), as cast member

Awards

  • MBC Entertainment Awards 2020 – Excellence Award in Music/Talk Category – Female – Hangout with Yoo
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2014 – Best Actress – Montage
  • Korean Culture Entertainment Awards 2013 – Best Actress – Montage
  • Grand Bell Awards 2013 – Best Actress – Montage
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2013 – Best Leading Actress – Montage
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2012 – Best Actress (Film) – Dancing Queen
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2010 – Best Actress – Bestseller
  • Korean Music Awards 2007 – Best Electronic Dance Album – Prestige
  • Baeksang Arts Awards 2003 – Best Actress (Film) – Marriage Is a Crazy Thing
  • Golden Disk Awards 2000 – Bonsang Award (Song Division) – Escape
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards 1999 – Best Female Artist – I Don’t Know

Nominations

  • MBC Drama Awards 2017 – Top Excellence Award, Actress in a Weekend Drama – You Are Too Much
  • Grand Bell Awards 2015 – Best Actress – Wonderful Nightmare
  • Chunsa Film Art Awards 2014 – Montage
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 2012 – Best Leading Actress – Dancing Queen
  • Grand Bell Awards 2009 – Best Supporting Actress – Tidal Wave
  • Mnet Asian Music Awards 2008 – Best Female Artist – Disco ft. T.O.P
  • Korean Film Awards 2006 – Best Actress – For Horowitz
  • Blue Dragon Film Awards 1995 – Best Supporting Actress – How to Top My Wife
  • Grand Bell Awards 1993 – Best New Actress – On a Windy Day We Must Go to Apgujeong

Uhm Jung Hwa has tons of inspiring and successful stories to tell, but her charm and talents will always be a unity to be adored.

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