The award-winning first album, “Cruel” by well-known South Korean singer and actress Chae Jung-an, helped launch her career. To realise her ambition of becoming an actor, she completed her degree in theatre and film at Dongguk University.
Although still a college student, she gained notoriety when she won the Johnson & Johnson’s Clean Face Contest.
She has acted in many television series, including the comedy “Queen of Reversals” and the drama “Yong-Pal,” for which she received awards for Best Lead Actress at the fourth APAN Star Academy and the PD Nomination at the 29th MBC Drama Awards, respectively. “Three Men and Three Girls,” “Snowflakes,” “Over the Green Fields,” and “Cain and Abel” are some of her other well-liked television series.
She played the lead characters in the movies “Hey Schoolgirl,” “Dad for Rent,” and “Two Rooms, Two Nights.” She has also made a special appearance on the JTBC network variety show “Knowing Brothers” due to her rising fame. Chae briefly wed a board member of a marketing business before divorcing him. She did, however, make a return after her divorce by playing the lead in the television series “Coffee Prince,” unlike many other South Korean actresses.
Chae Jung-an Childhood & Early Life
On September 9, 1977, in Busan, South Korea, Jang Jung-an, now known as Chae Jung-an, was born. She loved music as a youngster and aspired to be an actor. She frequently appeared alongside her classmates on stage throughout her time at school.
She earned a degree in theatre and film from Dongguk University. Her adolescent victory in Johnson & Johnson’s Clean Face Contest served as a springboard for a career in cinema and television. She was still a student when she earned a part in the MBC series “Three Men and Three Girls” in 1996.
Chae Jung-an Career
Chae concurrently started her acting and singing careers. In the 10th Seoul Award Show, she received the Young Artist Award for Cruel, her debut studio album, an instant smash in 1998. In the same year, she had appearances in the television series “Panther of Kilimanjaro,” “Crush,” and “Paper Crane.”
At about the same time, her film “The Happenings” also came out and was a big box office success.
Chae quickly established herself in the South Korean movie business and became known as a gifted actress with much promise. She portrayed the main character in the KBS2 television series “Mi-na” in 2001. She performed as a singer who could not sing while showcasing her singing and acting abilities. Her second album, “Letter,” was published shortly after, and “Goddess…Her Destiny” followed suit.
She continued to appear in minor roles in other television serials, including “Over the Green Fields,” “Emperor of the Sea,” and “Cain and Abel,” until turning in an award-winning performance in the 2010 romantic comedy “Queen of Reversals.”
Her acting career coincided with a prominent role in the film “Hey Schoolgirl,” in which she played an elderly woman in a romance between a boy and a young girl.
She was one of the notable characters in the 2013 KBS2 and MBC networks serials “The Prime Minister and I,” “When a Man Fell in Love,” and “Drama Special – Your Noir.” She became well-known after receiving favourable reviews from critics and fans for her performance.
Her fame peaked in 2014 when she won an award for her outstanding work in the drama series “Yong-Pal,” broadcast during peak time on the SBS network. Her film “Dad for Hire” was also released the same year.
She has acted in the films “Two Rooms and Two Nights” and the television series “Entertainer” and “Man To Man.” In 2017, she debuted on the JTBC network’s variety programme “Knowing Brothers.”
Chae Jung-an Personal Life
Chae Jung-an wed a board member of a marketing firm in 2005, but they subsequently divorced. Although she started dating another businessman following her divorce and is ageing, she is not in a rush to remarry.
Chae is well-liked by her co-stars and got recognition as laid-back. Many of them, like Shin Se Kyung, have publicly praised her on social networking sites for her professional and personal demeanour.
Chae Jung-an Net Worth
Chae Jung An’s net worth ranges from $100,000 to $1,000,000 as of 2022. In her debut album “Cruel,” the South Korean actor and vocalist established a name for herself. In addition, her part in the drama ‘Queen of Reversals’ earned the PD prize at the MBS theatre awards in 2010.
All this marked the start of her prosperous career, a significant factor in increasing Chae Jung An’s net worth. The actress’s involvement in TV series has been the primary source of her income.