Cha Eun-woo

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Cha Eun-woo
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Cha in 2017
Lee Dong-min

(1997-03-30) March 30, 1997 (age 23)
Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea
Other namesCha Eun-woo
EducationSungkyunkwan University
Alma materHanlim Multi Art School
  • Singer
  • actor
  • model
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Musical career
Years active2015–present
Associated actsAstro
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Dong-min
McCune–ReischauerYi Tongmin
Stage name
Revised RomanizationCha Eun-u
McCune–ReischauerCh'a Ŭnu

Lee Dong-min (Korean이동민; Hanja車銀優; born (1997-03-30)March 30, 1997), professionally known as Cha Eun-woo (차은우), is a South Korean singer, actor, and model under the label of Fantagio. He is a member of the South Korean boy group Astro.

Early life[edit]

Cha Eun-woo was born on March 30, 1997,[2] in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province.[3]

Cha attended Suri Middle School, then Suri High School. He graduated from Hanlim Multi Art School in 2016.[4] He is currently attending Sungkyunkwan University, majoring in performing arts.[5]


Cha going to Music Bank, 2017

2013–15: Career beginnings[edit]

Cha debuted as an actor with a minor role in the film My Brilliant Life.[6]

In August 2015, Cha along with the other members of his group participated in the web-drama To Be Continued.[7]

2016–present: Debut with Astro, solo activities and rising popularity[edit]

Astro debuted on February 23, 2016 with the mini album Spring Up. In August, Cha participated in the Chuseok special variety show, Replies That Make Us Flutter.[8] In September, he participated in another Chuseok pilot program, Boomshakalaka.[9]

Cha was announced as the MC of the show Show! Music Core alongside Kim Sae-ron and Lee Soo-min, which he hosted from 2016 to 2018.[10] The same year, he starred in the web drama My Romantic Some Recipe.[11]

In 2017, Cha was cast in the KBS2 drama Hit the Top.[12] The same year, he starred in the web drama Sweet Revenge.[13]

In 2018, Cha starred in the web drama Top Management.[14] The same year, Cha was cast in the JTBC romantic comedy series Gangnam Beauty, his first leading role on television.[15][16] Cha saw a rise in popularity after the series aired,[17][18] and was included in GQ Korea's ‘Men of the Year’.[19]

In 2019, Cha starred in the historical drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung alongside Shin Se-kyung.[20] In 2019 MBC Drama awards, Cha Eun-woo won Excellence Award for an Actor and Best Couple Award with Shin Se-Kyung.[21]

On July 2019, it was announced the Cha Eun-woo will be having his first fan meeting across Asia titled, "Just One 10 Minute" in October. In December 2019, Cha Eun-woo was announced as a cast member of the new variety show, Handsome Tigers, alongside Joy, Lee Sang-yoon, Yoo Seon-ho, and Seo Jang-hoon.[22] In the K-pop Radar Year-End Chart, Cha Eun-woo was named as "2019 Hot Instagrammer - Male".[23]

In April 2020, Cha joined Master in the House as a fixed cast member.[24]


Soundtrack appearances[edit]

Year Song Title Album Notes Ref.
2018 "Rainbow Falling" Gangnam Beauty OST [25]
"Get Myself With You" S.O.U.L as part of S.O.U.L [26]
"Gravity" [27]
"Sugar Cane"
"Me In"
"Together" Top Management (TV series) OST [28]
2019 "Please Remember" Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung OST [29]



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 My Brilliant Life healthy Ah-reum Cameo [6]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2017 Hit the Top MJ KBS2 [12]
2018 Gangnam Beauty Do Kyung-seok JTBC [15]
2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Yi Rim (Prince Dowon) / Maehwa MBC [30]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2015 To Be Continued Himself MBC Every1 [7]
2016 My Romantic Some Recipe Cha Eun-woo Naver TVCast [11]
2017 Sweet Revenge Cha Eun-woo Oksusu [13]
2018 Top Management Yeon-woo Youtube Red [14]
2019 Soul Plate Raviel Naver TVCast [31]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Role Network Ref.
2016 Law of the Jungle in New Caledonia Cast member SBS [32]
2018 Dead If Shot Naver [33]
2020 Handsome Tigers SBS [34][35]
Master in the House [36]


Year Title Network Ref.
2016–2018 Show! Music Core MBC [10]
2017 MBC Gayo Daejejeon [37]
2018 [38]
2019 [39]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2016 MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Music / Talk Show – Male Show! Music Core Nominated
2017 9th MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival CF Male Star Award N/A Won [40]
MBC Entertainment Awards Rookie Award in Show / Sitcom – Male Show! Music Core Nominated
2018 11th Korea Drama Awards Best New Actor Gangnam Beauty Won [41]
Hallyu Star Award Won
3rd Indonesian Television Awards Special Award – Person of the Year N/A Won [42]
3rd Asia Artist Awards Rising Star Award Gangnam Beauty Won [43]
Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards Most Searched Rookie Actor Won [44]
Korea First Brand Awards Male Idol-Actor Award Won [45]
Male Commercial Model Award N/A Won
2019 14th Annual Soompi Awards Breakout Actor Gangnam Beauty Won [46]
Best Idol Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award with Im Soo-hyang Nominated
1st iQiyi Entertainment Awards Most Charming Actor Won
MBC Drama Awards Excellence Award for an Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Won [47][48]
Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung Won


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  2. ^ 판타지오. Fantaigo (in Korean). Archived from the original on May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 30, 2018.
  3. ^ [My Name] 아스트로 (2) 윤산하 진진 차은우. TenAsia (in Korean). September 23, 2015.
  4. ^ [HD포토] 아스트로(ASTRO) 차은우, ‘풋풋한 눈웃음’(한림연예예술 고등학교 졸업식). Top Star News (in Korean). February 15, 2016.
  5. ^ "훈남 선배의 정석" 아스트로 차은우, 캠퍼스에 '만찢남'이 떴다. Herald Corporation (in Korean). September 23, 2016.
  6. ^ a b '두근두근 내인생' 신예 배우 이동민, 샤라샤라가 찜!. The BK (in Korean). December 11, 2014.
  7. ^ a b [TD포토] 웹드라마 '투 비 컨티뉴드' 출연진 다함께 화이팅. TV Daily (in Korean). August 18, 2015.
  8. ^ 아스트로 차은우·문빈 표 ‘우설리’…예능인데 왜 설레지?. YTN (in Korean). September 16, 2016.
  9. ^ '붐샤카라카', 김수로·이수근·이기광·하휘동 출연…15일 추석방송. Xports News (in Korean). September 2, 2016.
  10. ^ a b "Cha Eun-woo talks about leaving 'Music Core'". Kpop Herald. January 28, 2018.
  11. ^ a b 농식품부, 쌀 소비 촉진 웹드라마 ‘마이 로맨틱 썸 레시피’ 공개…15일 네이버 TV캐스트 첫방. Herald Corporation (in Korean). November 15, 2016.
  12. ^ a b [단독] '얼굴 천재' 차은우, 유호진PD '최고의 한방' 합류. Nate (in Korean). March 24, 2017.
  13. ^ a b [단독] 김향기-김환희-차은우, 웹드라마 '복수노트' 출연…TV 방영도 유력. Hankook Ilbo (in Korean). July 21, 2017.
  14. ^ a b "Cha Eun-woo to star in YouTube Original show 'Top Management'". Kpop Herald. October 29, 2018.
  15. ^ a b "Cha Eun-woo thankful for handsome role in 'My ID is Gangnam Beauty'". Kpop Herald. July 26, 2018.
  16. ^ 공식입장]'아이디는 강남미인' 임수향X차은우, 출연 확정…'싱크로율 100%' 조합. Naver (in Korean). Sports Chosun. May 28, 2018.
  17. ^ "Cha Eun-woo is having a breakthrough year". Kpop Herald. August 19, 2018.
  18. ^ "ASTRO's Cha Eun-woo hot in 'Gangnam Beauty'". The Korea Times. August 7, 2018.
  19. ^ "Cha Eun-woo makes GQ Korea's 'Men of the Year'". Kpop Herald. November 23, 2018.
  20. ^ Lee Seung-rak (March 4, 2019). "[공식] 차은우, MBC '신입사관 구해령' 확정…데뷔 첫 지상파 주연". My Daily.
  21. ^ "Winners Of The 2019 MBC Drama Awards". Soompi. December 30, 2019. Retrieved April 12, 2020.
  22. ^ OSEN (December 2, 2019). "서장훈, 농구예능 직접 론칭..이상윤·차은우·김승현·유선호 등 확정 [공식]". (in Korean). Retrieved December 3, 2019.
  23. ^ "방탄소년단, 2019년 케이팝 레이더 선정 뮤비 조회수 최대 뱃지 획득‥월드클래스 성적". (in Korean). Retrieved December 6, 2019.
  24. ^ "'집사부일체' 측 "김동현X차은우, 새 고정멤버로 합류"(공식입장)" (in Korean). Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  25. ^ "[SBS Star] ASTRO Cha Eun-woo to Release Solo Track for His Recent Drama". SBS News. August 31, 2018.
  26. ^ "Rising actors, singers collaborate for new band S.O.U.L". The Korea Times. October 3, 2018.
  27. ^ '탑매니지먼트' 안효섭X차은우X정유안X방재민 '소울', 스페셜 앨범 공개. Sports Chosun (in Korean). October 11, 2018.
  28. ^ "[SBS Star] Cha Eun-woo Sings About the Struggle of Being Too Handsome". SBS News. November 16, 2018.
  29. ^ "Cha Eun Woo flaunts soulful voice in OST of his own drama". Dispatch. September 18, 2019.
  30. ^ "[공식] 차은우, MBC '신입사관 구해령' 확정…데뷔 첫 지상파 주연". MyDaily (in Korean). March 4, 2019.
  31. ^ "ASTRO Prepares To Serve New Web Drama "Soul Plate" With LABOUM's Solbin". Hellokpop. October 18, 2019.
  32. ^ 아스트로 차은우 ‘정글의 법칙’ 합류 ‘예능 첫 신고식’. Newsen (in Korean). May 26, 2016.
  33. ^ "[SBS Star] Cha Eun-woo & Kim Do-yeon to Appear on a New Show Together". SBS News. June 21, 2018.
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  38. ^ "Yoona, Minho, Cha Eun-woo to host MBC's 2018 Gayo Daejejeon". Kpop Herald. December 17, 2018.
  39. ^ "윤아X차은우, MBC '2019 가요대제전' MC…얼굴천재 조합". NAVER TV. November 26, 2019.
  40. ^ 이성경·권혁수·차은우·혜리, MTN 방송광고 스타상.."감사, 영광"(종합). Star News (in Korean). July 20, 2017.
  41. ^ [종합] '2018 KDA' 유동근, 대상 영예…'같이 살래요' 4관왕 '쾌거'. My Daily (in Korean). October 2, 2018.
  42. ^ "Indonesian Television Awards Malam Ini, Ada Cha Eun Woo ASTRO! Ini 5 Fakta Si Face Genius". Tribun News (in Indonesian). October 31, 2018.
  43. ^ "BTS win the Daesang at Asia Artist Awards 2018 – and are among Artists Of The Year". Metro. November 28, 2018.
  44. ^ [공식]차은우, 야후 아시아 버즈 어워드 '연간 최다 검색 신인 연기자상' 수상. Sports Chosun (in Korean). December 13, 2018.
  45. ^ "[영상M] 스트레이 키즈 방찬 "음악으로 저희의 메시지 전할게요" 대한민국 퍼스트브랜드 대상 포토월". M-i (in Korean). December 19, 2018.
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