Hwang Jung-eum is a South Korean singer and actress. She is a former member of the of K-pop music group ‘Sugar’. She is best recognized for her appearance in the reality show ‘We Got Married’ alongside her then-boyfriend Kim Yong-jun. Hwang is also famous for her roles in the television series ‘Can You Hear My Heart’, ‘Golden Time’, ‘Secret Love’, ‘Endless Love’ , ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’, ‘She Was Pretty’ and ‘Lucky Romance’. She has also appeared in a number of variety shows including ‘Love Letter’, ‘X-Man’, ‘Happy Together-Season 3’ and ‘Strong Heart’. The South Korean star has also done music videos for well-known artists like Black Pearl, SG Wannabe, SeeYa, Ock Joo-hyun and Kim Jong-wook. Coming to her achievements, Hwang has been chosen as a goodwill ambassador for multiple programs and events till date. This includes Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, Korea Medical Assistance Foundation, Angel (1004) Day and Busan International Advertising Festival, to name a few. Besides these, the actress has received several awards in her entertainment career. She once won ‘Excellence Award, Actress in a Miniseries’ at MBC Drama Awards function. She was awarded with ‘Outstanding Korean Actress Award’ at 10th Seoul International Drama Awards function. Hwang also received ‘Best Actress’ award at 43rd Korea Broadcasting Awards event.
Hwang Jung-eum started her entertainment career in 2001 by joining the pop music group Sugar as a lead vocalist. Three years later, she left the group to pursue a solo career. In 2005 Hwang appeared in music videos for ‘SG Wannabe’. Two years later, she appeared in the series ‘The Person I Love’ as Lee Jung-min as well as guest starred in the 3rd season of ‘Happy Together’. After this, she, along with her then-boyfriend Kim Yong-jun joined the 2nd season of the reality show ‘We Got Married’.
In 2009, Hwang got featured in music videos for Ock Joo-hyun and Kim Jong-wook. In 2010, she did the series ‘Giant’. She also appeared in the flick ‘Death Bell 2: Bloody Camp’ that year. In addition, the South Korean actress did a few variety shows during that time, including ‘Running Man’, ‘Strong Heart’, ‘Come to Play’, ‘Haha-Mong Show’ and ‘Ultra Fashion with Hwang Jung-eum’.
During 2011-12, Hwang worked in the series ‘Can You Hear My Heart’ and ‘Golden Time’. Then she was cast as Kang Yoo-jung in the drama ‘Secret Love’ and also became a part of the 3rd season of ‘Happy Together’. In 2014, she joined the team of ‘Endless Love’. The following year, Hwang played the roles of Oh Ri-jin and Kim Hye-jin in the series ‘Kill Me, Heal Me’ and ‘She Was Pretty’ respectively. She also acted in the movie ‘My Sister, the Pig Lady’ that year. After this, she appeared as Shim Bo-nui in the program ‘Lucky Romance’.
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Hwang Jung-eum was born on January 25, 1985 in Seoul, South Korea. She attended University of Suwon - Theater and Film. She began a relationship with actor Kim Yong-jun after meeting him in 2005. However, she broke up with him in May 2015. On 8 December 2015, the actress’ agency C-JeS Entertainment stated that Hwang was in a relationship with professional golfer and businessman Lee Young-don. The couple got married on February 26, 2016 at Hotel Shilla, Seoul. Hwang gave birth to Lee’s baby on August 15, 2017.