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[Profile] Jung Yong Hwa

November 30, 2009

Profile

Name: Jung Yong Hwa (Jeong Yong Hwa)
Profession: Singer and actor
Birthdate: 1989-Jun-22
Birthplace: Yeoksam-dong, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea
Height: 180cm
Star sign: Cancer
KPOP group: C.N. Blue
Hobbies: Listening to music, piano

TV Shows

2009 – You’re Beautiful (SBS)

Awards

2010 MBC Entertainment Awards : Popularity Award (We Got Married)
2010 SBS Entertainment Awards :
SBS Variety New Star Award (Inkigayo)
2009 SBS Drama Awards :
New Star Award (You’re Beautiful)

Commercial Add

2010: NII (Spring)
2010: Holika Holika
2010: Sony Ericson Xperia (X10)

Background

His family consists of his parents and a brother four years older than he is. He moved to Busan in 1991 and lived there through high school, where he first began composing music. After taking his college entrance exam, he moved back to Seoul where he joined F&C Music and began training in bass technology at F&C Academy. Jung is now a guitarist and vocalist for the new Korean group C.N.Blue.Following the success of You’re Beautiful, Jung took over the leadership of C.N.Blue from former leader Lee Jong Hyun. On May 25, 2010, an F&C Music representative announced that Jung had been diagnosed with vocal cord nodulesand acute laryngitis. Jung was hospitalized for treatment from May 24 to May 27, 2010 and may require surgery in future.

Acting Career

In early 2009, Yong Hwa landed his first acting role as Kang Shin-woo in drama You’re Beautiful, which aired in 2009. As the series revolves around the life of a musical group, Yong Hwa played the role of the lead guitar in the faux idol band A.N.Jell along with fellow co-stars Jang Geun-suk, Park Shin-hye and Lee Hongki of FT Island. Jung’s second TV contract was for MBC’s Sunday Sunday Night program Korea Ecosystem Rescue Centre: Hunters, which featured seven celebrity MCs, including Kim Hyun Joong going out to capture wild boars. The show premiered on December 6, 2009 but was forced to prematurely cease its run in mid-January 2010 due to protests by animal-rights groups.Yong Hwa subsequently continued as one of the MCs on the replacement program Eco House, which deals with global climate change. In February 2010, Yong Hwa was paired up with Seohyun of Girls’ Generation as an imaginary wedded couple for the popular MBC variety show We Got Married.

 



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