Jeong Jinwoon

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This is a Korean name; the family name is Jeong.
Jeong Jinwoon
Born (1991-05-02) May 2, 1991 (age 23)
South Korea
Occupation(s) Actor, singer
Years active 2008 - present
Labels JYP Entertainment
Associated acts

2AM 2PM JYP Nation

One Day
Korean name
Hangul 정진운
Hanja
Revised Romanization Jeong Jin-un
McCune–Reischauer Chŏng Chin'un

Jeong Jinwoon (Hangul: 정진운) is a South Korean idol singer, actor and the youngest member of boy band 2AM.

Biography[edit]

Jin Woon was born on May 2, 1991 in Seoul, South Korea. He graduated high school from BaekAhm High School. He, along with Shinee's Onew and Girls' Generation's SeoHyun, had the highest national score for their high school SATs exam. He studied at Daejin University, Dept. of Theatre and Visual Arts, the same class as fellow group member, Seulong. Jinwoon is known to be close to 91-liners, such as Nicole Jung of Kara,[1] Son Dong-woon of Beast,[2] Mir of MBLAQ, Key of Shinee, and SeoHyun of Girls' Generation. On October 7, 2013 he suffered a car accident and went into surgery. The surgery went well and currently he is going through a recovery process.

Career[edit]

2AM[edit]

He was originally eliminated from 2AM in the Hot Blood documentary, Jinwoon returned after a chosen member Daehun had to return to the States for personal reasons. Prior to debut, he was in a band called "No Comment". He plays guitar, drums, bass guitar, bongo and piano.

Main article: 2AM (band)

Solo Promotions[edit]

On August 7, 2011, the music video of his first solo single, "You Walking Towards Me" was released by Big Hit Entertainment. Jinwoon wrote and composed the song. It also features mixing by engineer Michael Brauer, who’s previously worked with the likes of U2 and Coldplay. Jinwoon held his debut stage last month at the Jisan Valley Rock Festival, where he performed “You Walking Towards Me”. His limited single (1,000 copies). It went on sale on August 4.[3] Also included in the single album was another song he composed, "Lalala".

This was followed by another two-single mini album, which includes the songs "Now or Never" and "Psycho",[4] which he both wrote too.[5] On November 8, Jinwoon pleased the fans by allowing his song "Psycho" to be downloaded for free.[6] The album and music video were released November 17.[7]

On November 25, he held his first solo concert at Hongdae V Hall in Seoul. To help establish his ‘rocker roots’, he received mentorship from veteran rock band YB, vocalist Yoon Do Hyun, and bassist Park Tae Hee. Big Hit Entertainment revealed on November 15, “Jinwoon successfully completed a joint production with Yoon Do Hyun’s Band, who he’s admired for a long time. Through his concert, Jinwoon will deviating from his 2AM image to show a new “rocker” side to his personality.” [8]

On February 29, 2012 he released his OST song "We Are The B" for KBS's Dream High 2 together with Kang So-ra, Jr. & Kim Ji Soo.[9]

He was then featured in his friend Nicole Jung's solo track "Lost" in Kara Collection, both in Korean and Japanese.

Acting[edit]

In 2009, he made an appearance on the television series Family Needed.

He was hosting M.net's M! Countdown along with band mate Jo Kwon in 2010.

He was cast for KBS's Drama Dream High Season 2 in 2012 as one of the main character Jin Yoojin, who dreams of becoming a rock star that attends Kirin Art School.[10]

Jinwoon paired with Go Jun Hee in We Got Married in 2013.

Jinwoon being MC Music Bank with Park Se Young since April 12, 2013 until he got car accident and promote Park Seo Joon to replace him.

He cast as Han Yeo Reum in TVN's drama Marriage Over Dating in 2014.

Albums[edit]

Main article: 2AM discography
Year Album title
2011 You Walking Towards Me
2011 Now or Never

Filmography[edit]

Television drama[edit]

Year Title Role Network
2011 Dream High flash mob dancer (cameo, ep 16) KBS2
2012 Dream High 2 Jin Yu-jin KBS2
2013 Family Kang Dong-won (cameo) KBS2
2014 Marriage, Not Dating Han Yeo-reum tvN

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes
2009 Family Needed MBC Every 1 Himself
2009-2011 We Got Married MBC Himself Commentator
2009-2010 Idol Maknae Rebellion E! TV Himself
M! Countdown Mnet MC
2011 Let's Go Dream Team! Season 2 KBS2 Himself
Oh! My School (100 Points Out of 100) KBS2 Guest Episode 15
2012 Law of the Jungle SBS Himself
2013 We Got Married MBC Himself Paired with actress Go Junhee
Music Bank KBS2 MC Host with Park Se-young
Running Man SBS Himself Episode 145
Mamma Mia KBS2 Himself Guest with his mother - Episodes 2 & 10
2014 SBS SNS Expedition: UP For Now SBS Himself

Music video appearances[edit]

Year Song title Artist
2009 "Goodbye, My Lover" 8Eight
2011 "Black & White" G.NA
"You, Walking Towards Me" Jeong Jinwoon (debut single)
"Now or Never" Jeong Jinwoon (2nd single)
2012 "I Wonder If You Hurt Like Me" 2AM
"電話に出ない君に" 2AM
2014 "Oppa, You're Mine" Tahiti (South Korean band)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result
2014 16th Seoul International Youth Film Festival Best Young Actor Marriage, Not Dating Nominated
Best OST by a Male Artist (with Lee Changmin) Telling You That I Love You Nominated

References[edit]

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