Cha Eun-woo

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Cha Eun-woo
Cha Eun-woo in 2018 Korea Drama Awards.jpg
Cha at the 11th Korea Drama Awards in October 2018
Lee Dong-min

(1997-03-30) March 30, 1997 (age 24)
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
WebsiteCha Eun-woo

Lee Dong-min (Korean이동민; born 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 in Gunpo, Gyeonggi Province.[2][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]


2013–2015: 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 Astro participated in the web-drama To Be Continued.[7]

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

Cha for Marie Claire Korea in 2020

Astro debuted on February 23, 2016 with the EP 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 won Excellence Award for an Actor and Best Couple Award with Shin Se-kyung.[21]

In July 2019, it was announced that Cha would be having his first fan meeting across Asia titled, "Just One 10 Minute" in October. In December 2019, he 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, he was named as "2019 Hot Instagrammer - Male".[23]

In April 2020, Cha joined Master in the House as a fixed cast member.[24] At the 2020 SBS Entertainment Awards, hewon Rookie Award for Master in the House. [25]

In December 2020, Cha began starring as the male lead in the tvN drama True Beauty, based on the webtoon of the same name, where he portrays Lee Su-ho, a "perfect man" who pays no attention to others.[26][27]

In 2021, Cha will be starring in the Film Decibel with Kim Rae-won, Lee Jong-suk and Lee Sang-hee. [28] Cha withdrew from his role on Master in the House, along with Shin Sung-rok, and their final appearances on the show being episode 177.[29]

Public image[edit]


In July 2021, Cha was selected as a global ambassador for Burberry.[30] He was also chosen as a new model for Mackiss Company's 'Now We Are' Soju.[31] Cha became a model of the health functional food "perilla in the eyes". [32]

Media influence[edit]

In November 2018, he was included in GQ Korea's ‘Men of the Year’.[19]

In 2019, Cha was ranked seventh, with 44,178,474 points, for the Most Accumulated Points On Male Idol Brand Reputation.[33] In the K-pop Radar Year-End Chart, Cha was named as "2019 Hot Instagrammer - Male".[23]

In April 2021, Cha placed 17th on Forbes Korea Power Celebrity and 6th on SNS category.[34]


In April 2019, Cha has donated 10 million won to help support the victims of the Sokcho Fire.[35] In February 2020, Cha has donated 30 million won to help those affected by COVID-19 pandemic in South Korea.[36]


Title Year Peak chart positions Sales Album
US World
Soundtrack appearances
"Rainbow Falling" 2018 N/A Gangnam Beauty OST. Part 7
"Together" Top Management OST
"Please Remember" (기억해줘요) 2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung OST Part 6
"Love So Fine" 2021 165 13 True Beauty OST Part 8
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that region.

Composition Credits[edit]

All credits are listed under the Korea Music Copyright Association unless otherwise stated. [39]

Year Title Artist Album Lyricist Composer
2017 "You and Me (Thanks Aroha)" Astro Winter Dream Yes No
2018 "Merry Go Round" Merry-Go-Round (Christmas Edition) Yes No
"By Your Side" Rise Up Yes No
"Together" Top Management OST Yes No
2019 "Merry Go Round" All Light Yes No
2020 "No, I Don't" Non-album single Yes No
2021 "After Midnight" Switch On[40] Yes No
"Don't Worry" Yes Yes



Year Title Role Notes Ref.
2014 My Brilliant Life healthy Ah-reum Cameo [6]
TBA Decibel Jeon Tae-ryong [41]

Television series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2017 Hit the Top KBS2 MJ [12]
2018 Gangnam Beauty JTBC Do Kyung-seok [15]
2019 Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung MBC Yi Rim (Prince Dowon) / Maehwa [42]
2020–2021 True Beauty tvN Lee Su-ho [43]

Web series[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2015 To Be Continued MBC Every1 Cha Eun-woo [7]
2016 My Romantic Some Recipe Naver TVCast Himself [11]
2017 Sweet Revenge Oksusu Himself [13]
2018 Top Management Youtube Red Woo Yeon-woo [14]
2019 Soul Plate Naver TVCast, YouTube Angel Raviel [44]

Variety show[edit]

Year Title Network Role Notes Ref.
2016 Law of the Jungle in New Caledonia SBS Cast member [45]
2018 Dead If Shot Naver [46]
2020 Handsome Tigers SBS [47][48]
2020–2021 Master in the House [24][49]


Year Title Network Notes Ref.
2016–2018 Show! Music Core MBC [10]
2017 MBC Gayo Daejejeon [50]
2018 Dream Concert SBS [51]
MBC Gayo Daejejeon MBC [52]
2019 [53]
2020 Dream Concert V Live, YouTube [54]
KBS Song Festival KBS2 with Jung Yun-ho and Shin Ye-eun [55][56]
SBS Entertainment Awards SBS with Shin Dong-yup and Lee Seung-gi [57][58]
2021 Dream Concert LIVECONNECT with Leeteuk and Kim Do-yeon [59]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Name of the award ceremony, year presented, category, nominee of the award, and the result of the nomination
Award ceremony Year Category Nominee / Work Result Ref.
APAN Music Awards 2020 Entertainer of the Year – Male Cha Eun-woo Nominated [60]
Asia Artist Awards 2018 Rising Star Award Gangnam Beauty Won [61]
Brand Customer Loyalty Award 2021 Best Male Idol-Actor Cha Eun-woo Won [62]
Indonesian Television Awards 2018 Special Award – Person of the Year Won [63]
iQiyi Entertainment Awards 2019 Most Charming Actor Gangnam Beauty Won
Korea Drama Awards 2018 Best New Actor Won [64]
Hallyu Star Award Won
Korea First Brand Awards 2018 Male Idol-Actor Award Won [65]
Male Commercial Model Award Cha Eun-woo Won
MBC Drama Awards 2019 Excellence Award for an Actor in a Wednesday-Thursday Drama Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung Won [66][67]
Best Couple Award Cha Eun-woo (with Shin Se-kyung)
Rookie Historian Goo Hae-ryung
MBC Entertainment Awards 2016 Rookie Award in Music / Talk Show – Male Show! Music Core Nominated
2017 Rookie Award in Show / Sitcom – Male Nominated
MTN Broadcast Advertising Festival 2017 CF Male Star Award Cha Eun-woo Won [68]
Newsis K-EXPO 2020 2020 Seoul Tourism Organization CEO Award Cha Eun-woo Won [69]
SBS Entertainment Awards 2020 Rookie Award Master in the House Won [70]
Soompi Awards 2019 Breakout Actor Gangnam Beauty Won [71]
Best Idol Actor Nominated
Best Couple Award Cha Eun-woo (with Im Soo-hyang)
Gangnam Beauty
Yahoo Asia Buzz Awards 2018 Most Searched Rookie Actor Gangnam Beauty Won [72]


Name of publisher, year listed, name of listicle, and placement
Publisher Year Listicle Placement Ref.
Forbes 2021 Korea Power Celebrity 17th [73]


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