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Cha Chung-hwa: Wiki, Career, Awards, 9 Fun Facts & More

Biography of Cha Chung-hwa

South Korean character actress Cha Chung-hwa, who works extensively on television, film and stage is best known for her roles in ‘Crash Landing on You’, ‘Mr. Queen’, ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha‘, ‘Dr. Park’s Clinic’, ‘As One’, ‘Train to Busan‘ and ‘Pawn’.

Early Life and Education

Cha Chung-hwa was born and raised in Gwangmyeong, Gyeonggi Province on 28 April 1980. During her school days, she appeared as a model student on several occasions and served as a class president throughout her elementary, middle, and high school. She found enthusiasm in music and acting from her high school time. Moreover, she dreamed of becoming an all-around entertainer after becoming a fan of singer Park Jin-young.

Although her parents wanted her to have a stable career in future and opposed her aspirations, she refused their concern and decided to pursue her dreams. She graduated from the Department of Theatre at Sangmyung University and made her onstage debut in 2005.

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Career

Cha Chung-hwa made her debut as a musical actress and played multiple roles in the musical Backstreet Story at the age of 25 in 2006. Her obsession with theatre grew stronger in her 30s. She started her career in acting with a minor role in the South Korean film, ‘Harmony’, starring Kim Yun-jin in 2010.

She participated in a highly competitive audition in January 2011 and captivated the judges with her unique acting skills and boundless energy. As a result, she was chosen to perform in the Korean encore performance of the play, ‘Shear Madness’.

Next year, she appeared in a minor role in a sports drama film, ‘As One’ starring Ha Ji-won and Bae Doona. She tried to balance her career in music with acting and played multiple roles in the revival of the musical, ‘Oh! While You Were Sleeping’.

In 2016, Chung-hwa made her debut in a television series with a supporting role in the drama, ‘Shopping King Louie’, starring Seo In-guk, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun and Im Se-mi. Since then, she gradually established a strong presence in the entertainment industry.

Cha Chung-hwa made her career breakthrough in 2019 after playing the role of a former announcer and hairdresser from North Korea in the television miniseries, ‘Crash Landing on You’, starring Hyun Bin and Son Ye-jin.

After one year, she was cast in the South Korean television series, ‘Mr. Queen’, based on the Chinese web series, ‘Go Princess Go’, starring Shin Hye-sun as Queen Cheorin and Kim Jung-hyun as King Cheoljong.

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Image of Shin Hye-sun and Cha Chung-hwa in the drama, ‘Mr Queen’ (2020). Credit: Pinterest

She received critical acclaim for her role and earned a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Baeksang Arts Awards, which led to her being invited to make appearances on several popular television shows.

She co-starred in the drama, ‘On the Verge of Insanity’, alongside actors Jung Jae-young and Moon So-ri. She joined the rebooted show, ‘Saturday Night Live Korea’ cast alongside Red Velvet’s Wendy in July 2021.

In the same year in August, she took on a starring role in the healing drama, ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’, alongside Shin Min-a, Kim Seon-ho and Lee Bong-ryun. In the series, she played the role of Cho Nam-seok, owner of a Chinese restaurant and was known as a village gossiper.

Chung-hwa was chosen to play the role of Choi Mi-yeong in the web series, ‘Dr. Park’s Clinic’, premiered on TVING in January 2022. 

Her role as a homeless woman in the  South Korean television series, ‘My Demon‘, starring Kim Yoo-jung, Song Kang, Lee Sang-yi, and Kim Hae-sook in 2023, is her latest work as of early 2024.

Achievements

Cha Chung-hwa is a South Korean character actress who works extensively on television, film and stage. She is popular for her roles in the television series Crash Landing on You’, ‘Mr. Queen’, ‘Hometown Cha-Cha-Cha’, ‘Dr. Park’s Clinic’ and films, ‘As One’, ‘Train to Busan’ and ‘Pawn. Although she achieved a lot in her career, there is not much information available about his achievements.

  • She received the Best Supporting Actress award at the MBC Drama Awards in 2023 for her role in the ‘Kokdu: Season of Deity’.

Personal Life

South Korean character actress Cha Chung-hwa married a young businessman in Seoul on 27 October 2023 in the presence of her family and close acquaintances. On 24 January 2024, she announced that she was pregnant with their first child.

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Net Worth and Lifestyle

South Korean actress Cha Chung-hwa, popular for her appearances in films began her career in 2005 and has since appeared in several films and television series. She earned reasonably good from her career so far. She has amassed a sizable fortune and the estimated net worth of the actress is around 5 million dollars.

Though she has not done any prominent roles, people recognise her because of her amazing supporting roles. Her dramatic acting and amazing talent are loved by all around the globe.

Awards

  • MBC Drama Awards 2023
    Best Supporting Actress – ‘Kokdu: Season of Deity’ (2023)

Interesting Facts about Cha Chung-hwa

  1. Cha Chung-hwa is a South Korean actress and a musical actress.
  2. Chung-hwa works for Openisland Entertainment.
  3. Chung-hwa has a bubbly personality.
  4. Cha Chung-hwa graduated from Sangmyung University.
  5. Cha Chung-hwa got pocket money from Yoo Jae-suk while she worked as a trainee.
  6. Chung-hwa wore hip-hop clothes with a bob haircut during her training period.
  7. Chung-hwa kissed for the first on screen with actor Kim Won-hae.
  8. Chung-hwa is a shopping freak.
  9. Yang Se-chan said if Cha Chung-hwa was not an actress, she would be an amazing comedian.
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Credit: Pinterest

 

FAQs

  1. What is the Instagram ID of Cha Chung-hwa?
    @open_island_ent
  2. How old is Cha Chung-hwa?
    As of 2024, Cha Chung-hwa is 43 years old.
  3. When was the acting debut of Cha Chung-hwa?
    Cha Chung-hwa made her debut as a musical actress and played multiple roles in the musical Backstreet Story at the age of 25 in 2006.
  4. Who is the husband of Cha Chung-hwa?
    The husband of Cha Chung-hwa is a businessman and his name and other details are not revealed to the public.
  5. Does Cha Chung-hwa has children?
    Chung-hwa is pregnant with her first baby which she announced in January 2024.
  6. Chung-hwa works under which company?
    Chung-hwa works for Openisland Entertainment.
  7. What is the net worth of Chung-hwa?
    As of 2024, the net worth of Chung-hwa is 5 million US dollars.

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